Author Archives: Alana

Sears Canada’s Demise Creates Major Mall Vacancies

    The retail landscape in North America has undergone some major changes during the past few years. Increased competition from online sources like Amazon has caused previously unassailable giants to suffer and fold. The idea of the Canadian retail landscape without Eaton’s was unthinkable and now its longtime competitor Sears has also folded. The…

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Is 2017 the Year of Horror?

    Some big movies do tremendous business, while other big movies do tremendous belly flops. In between all of the stories devoted to these seemingly monthly events, horror movies have once again demonstrated that they just may be the most dependable genre around. Released near the beginning of the year, Blumhouse/Universal’s SPLIT and GET…

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Simple, Healthy Drinks that Help Curb Soda Cravings

Soda. Pop. Cola. No matter what you call it, this crave-inducing conglomeration of syrupy sugar doesn’t do your health any favours. But kicking the soda habit can be tough, especially when you’re used to drinking it daily. Your body becomes used to that extra kick of sugar and caffeine, and manufacturers fine-tune their beverages to…

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You Really Need to Slow Down

Modern life is hustle and bustle virtually non-stop. That usually means congestion, short-tempers, and all manner of noise. Finding some quite time in your day can almost become a real achievement. But this is something you should definitely strive for because it is not good for either your physical or mental health to constantly be…

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Could You Use a Massage?

  When was the last time you enjoyed a good massage? Everyone knows that an expertly applied massage from a trained massage therapist can make a world of difference when dealing with muscle pain/cramps and other forms of physical discomfort. But a massage has other benefits you might not even be aware of. Here are…

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Physical Media is Hanging in There

The way we view movies and television shows has changed considerably since the late ’70s, when home video first appeared. Thanks to video cassette recorders, we could now record our favourite movies and TV shows and then watch them at our convenience, which was a huge boon to people who cannot stand ads. Laserdisc and…

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Being a Caregiver Also Means Caring for Yourself

Substantial improvements in medication and healthcare have resulted in a significantly increased life expectancy for many people in the world. In some areas, the number of senior citizens now exceeds the number of children and teenagers. That is placing a significant strain on the healthcare system of various countries. This level of longevity is also…

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Anger Management: How to Keep a Cooler Head

We have never met someone who never gets angry. In fact, it can be quite healthy to blow off steam provided that you do it in a manner that is not harmful. If it reaches a point where you are unable to do that and your actions have negative consequences for yourself and/or others, then…

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