LINKS TO LOVE THIS WEEK

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We love these tips on starting a worry journal to handle stress, because some days being a human person is just too much. It's, not just a rant. Here's how you can support diversity in Hollywood. Uh, yes, I want to know how to make my own vegetable broth. Everything about this house in the Japanese countryside is so inspiring considering my near[...]

WHEE, IT'S YOUR WEDDING: FINDING A DECOR COMPANY

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Right after you've locked down your venue, you've probably graduated to finding a photographer and a decor company. Decor is really several different categories rolled up into one. We're talking floral arrangements, centrepieces, archways and for our Indian couples - mandaps. If I'm being honest, we could write a book about all the pieces that need to com[...]

A SNAPSHOT IN TIME

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Beauty essentials… Concealer, dark eyeliner, and peachy blush Morning beauty routine… Gentle cleanser, invigorating toner, moisturizer with spf, and under eye concealer. Also, always always always chapstick of some sort. Nighttime look… Dark eyeliner, peach shimmer blush and a nude or popsicle-coloured lip. Favorite way to wear fragrance… Recent[...]

HOW TO DEAL WITH ALLERGIES

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Allergies are the worst. They're fatiguing enough to be confused with a cold, but also so on and off that you can't be sure how to make them stay away for good. It's an ongoing struggle but I haven't given up hope yet. I was desperate about a month ago - I turned to Wal Mart to help find me a room spray that would do the trick. And I did. It was Febreeze'[...]

TOP 4 APPS FOR PRODUCTIVITY

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PackPoint - I'm a relatively avid traveller and also a highly organized person. Excel had my heart, followed by Google spreadsheet, and now I'll be using PackPoint for my next trip. It's an app that pulls preorganized lists of items based on gender, travel destination, length of stay and types of activities. I absolutely need to check things off a list to fe[...]

DIY JUICERY: 3 SMOOTHIES TO TRY AT HOME

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Freeze fruits and veggies for an immediately cold drink or just add a cup of crushed ice and blend to serve cold. The Protein Starter 2 spoons peanut butter 1 cup crushed ice 1.5 bananas 1 cup soy milk + booster of soy protein powder The Green One 2 cups chopped kale 0.5 cup pineapple 1 cup chopped green apple 2 spoons greek yogurt 1 cup [...]

10 QUESTIONS TO A HEALTHY DIET

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How do you know that you've got all the diet basics in check? Here's a cute printable that you can use to audit your current diet and get you on the right track. A healthy diet can be as complex or as simple as you'd like it to be, but there are certain musts that need to be taken care of regardless: water intake, regularity in meals and avoidance of overly [...]

A TRICK FOR ZEN THINKING

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As we enter into different phases of our life, whether it be a new grade, moving off to university or transitioning into a new role at work, anxiety is bound to strike. It's inevitable, but I only recently acknowledged this fact. Before, I thought that the stress I was experiencing was solely due to not being able to control external pressures in my life. Pe[...]

5 GIFTS THAT KEEP GIVING

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The holidays might be over but that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the new year's sales and treat yourself to something nice. Here are 5 of the best gifts I've gotten recently that have kept me smiling since I opened them. Dyptique Votive Candle Set // A set of three of the most pleasant scents that will last at least a few months on rotation. I[...]