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    Make 2nd Hand Look Grand!

    Do you remember all those earrings and belts you used to make fun of your mother or older sister for wearing? Well make fun no more. All those big, spangly 1980s belts, or the pretty flowery leather of the 1970s, the dangly earrings, the diamanté of the 1950s: They all look great, and they are all equally ‘allowed’ by fashion editors these days. Antique jewelry is not a particularly cheap area but original jewelry is just that – original. You’re not going to find 15 other girls wearing your mother’s or sister’s necklace, so it’s well worth grabbing them. You should however try to only wear one or two 2nd…

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    5 Budget-Friendly and Nutritious Meal Ideas for a Healthy Home-Cooked Dinner

    Even though eating healthily may feel like a luxury at times, it is not. Delicious and healthy dinners that won’t break the wallet are possible with some forethought and preparation. Listed here are five healthy and inexpensive dinner options for your next home cooking session. If you make some of these healthy and inexpensive meal suggestions a regular part of your cooking, you won’t have to sacrifice your diet or your budget. You can feed your family well without breaking the bank if you come up with your own nutritious and inexpensive recipes to cook at home. Photo by Ksenia Chernaya: https://www.pexels.com/photo/wooden-kitchen-utensils-and-vegetables-3952043/

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    The Pros and Cons of Working Remotely Abroad: A Guide for Digital Nomads

    In the past few years, more and more people have started working from abroad. This is because technological advances have made it easier for people to stay connected to their jobs no matter where they are in the world. Whether you’re a freelancer, a digital nomad, or an employee of a company that lets you work from home, there are many benefits to working abroad, as well as some problems you’ll need to solve. One of the best things about working from abroad is that you can learn about other cultures and ways of living. Maybe you’ll adopt the tropical interior decor you always dreamed of? https://www.hanem.ca/2021/10/21/tropical-chic/ Living in a…

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    Explore Winter in Montreal: Activities and Attractions

    The city of Montreal can look like a winter wonderland when snow and ice cover it. This could be intimidating to some, but there are many things to do in Montreal, from outdoor activities to indoor cultural events. Ice skating is one of the most popular things to do in Montreal during the winter. There are a lot of outdoor rinks in the city, like the famous Old Port skating rink, which has great views of the city skyline. You can also enjoy great views on the snowy trees on the outdoor skating rink at the Mont-Royal Park. This cute rink is right next to the famous Beaver’s lake with…

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    Must-Have Everyday Essentials: The Top 5 Items to Keep in Your Purse

    A purse is not just a fashion statement, but also an essential everyday tool that helps us stay organized, prepared and in control. From your phone and wallet to hand sanitizer and a face mask, these top 5 must-have items are crucial for any woman on the go. Keep these essentials in your purse and you'll never have to worry about being caught off guard again.

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    Tips for decorating a dorm room

    Moving into college can be an overwhelming experience from making friends to settling in by yourself. It is important to make the space you live in comfortable and unique to your style because it makes a huge difference in your mental health. However, it is important to use money and space saving techniques when decorating and personalizing your dorm room.  Dorm rooms usually come with the basic furniture items you need; a bed, desk, chair, closet, and sometimes even a fridge. Aside from furniture you will need to make practical purchases which include bed sheets and duvets, clothing hangers, lamps (if they do not come with the room), and some…

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    Motivation, Productivity, and all things Goals

    Recovering from the New Year’s parties, we come to the dreaded realization that we have to start fulfilling our resolutions and goals. The first two weeks are easy since you’re inspired and energized but when the third week hits and life goes back to normal we start to lose motivation. When it comes to setting goals it can get overwhelming pretty quickly. A lot of the time, you might not see results immediately and will get discouraged. Raise your hand if you’ve ever asked yourself these questions:  These are all questions I myself have wondered aloud and even gotten frustrated over. What I didn’t know then is that it takes…

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    The best two vehicles to hedge your savings against inflation

    The past two years, 2020 to 2022, have seen the highest inflation rate in 40 years, since 1981. Inflation progression hurts our savings and make them lose their purchase value over the years. The $100 000 you saved 20 years ago cannot no longer buy you the same home you visited in the year 2000. How can we preserve the purchase value of our savings? When you are not a financial expert and need to find tangible and safe ways to preserve the value of your savings, you can consider these two vehicles: 1) Real Estate and 2) Gold 1. Real estate Real estate has always been one of the…

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    How to throw a dinner party, the easy way!

    One of the pillars of living a happy and healthy life is human connection and a dinner party on a weekend is a sure thing to catch up and keep your friendships alive. You might think that having people over means hours of prepping in the kitchen and an expensive grocery bill, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are a few tips to plan an easy, affordable, no fuss dinner party. Tip #1: Planning ahead Distributing your tasks over a few days is the smart way to go. This will only require an hour or so of your time on a given day. The two main tasks…

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    How to pack for college: the minimalist version

    Moving out of home to start the first year of college can certainly be stressful on freshmen. Thinking about what to pack, and weather it’ll be enough or not, might add to this stress. The good news: You do not need a lot! Many of the Zoomers (Gen Z) are adopting the minimalist approach to living, for ethical and environmental reasons. A clutter-free dorm room will increase your focus and productivity, and help you get those high scores. So let’s break it down to a few essentials: 1) Bedding Get away with using one set of bedding (hence avoiding to dedicate storage space for an extra set) by planning your…