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Creative Ways to Apologize

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We all mess up from time to time. What’s important is that you show the maturity to own up to your mistake and offer your partner a sincere apology. Actions always speak louder than words, right? So look at this as an opportunity to show your S.O. that they’re special to you, and give them a creative apology that will put you back in their good books. Take a look at our list of five creative apologies.

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How the “Selfie” is Affecting Self-Esteem

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Never has the dictionary caused more controversy than when the word “selfie” was dubbed 2013’s “word of the year.” Selfies may be seen as silly, harmless fun, but they can also trigger serious self-esteem issues, especially for women.

Why We Love the Selfie

Let’s face it – nothing gives you a quick self-esteem boost quite like taking the perfect selfie. Your eyes are sparkling, your skin is glowing, and you know you look good. When you post it on social media and watch the positive comments roll in…that feels even better.

The selfie has become the digital version of the artist’s self-portrait. But while not everyone has the artistic skills to paint a great self-portrait, everyone can take a great selfie. It’s our way of showing who we are, of asserting ourselves and our individuality to the world. What could be more powerful?

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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Why Online Dating is So Popular

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There was a time, not so long ago, when very few people would admit to online dating. Thankfully that time is in the past. These days, over a third of newlyweds meet online, and they report being happier than their offline counterparts. The stigma of online dating is behind us, and it couldn’t come at a better time – with our crazy, busy, exhausting lives, we need online dating more than ever! Here are just a few reasons why online dating is so popular today.

1. More work means less time to meet people

Are you wondering why it feels like you’re always working? It’s probably because you are, at least compared to earlier generations. Even when we’re not behind the desk, we’re commuting to and from the office (this can take nearly an hour off your day if you live in a major urban centre), responding to work emails at home, and getting to bed early so we’re ready to do it all over again the next day.

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The 20-Something’s Guide to a First Date Outfit

Oh, the dreaded first-date outfit: falling on the outfit difficulty scale between job interviews and the first day of school.

The first date is all about first impressions, so wearing something that makes you feel comfortable and confident will let you focus on whether your date is the one for you (or to plan an escape if he’s a total dud).

These four tips are a fail-safe way to plan the perfect outfit – and hey, if the guy doesn’t work out, at least you’ll have a cute outfit ready for your next first date!

1. Plan Ahead

Choose your outfit in advance so you aren’t panicking in your underwear 10 minutes before you have to leave. You are more likely to be relaxed and have a good time if you aren’t second-guessing the outfit you threw together at the last minute.

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Ways to Bend the Boring Dating Rules

boring dating 2If you asked ten dating experts the same questions about love and dating, you could end up with ten different versions of an answer. Does that mean some answers are wrong, while the other is right? No. What it means is that there are no true magical rules for every situation. We are all very different as people. Likewise, every flirtation or dating situation is different.

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How to Stay Motivated and Avoid Bailing on Your Fitness Classes

stay motivated 2You’ve decided to get started on that New Year’s resolution early, this year you’re really going to start going to the gym regularly, you’re going to get yourself in the best shape of your life, you want to prove 30 is the new 20…but after footing that pricey bill for a gym membership or a 20-class pass you find yourself dragging yourself out the door or skipping class altogether.

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Easy Recipe for Healthy Breakfast Cookies

cookiesTemptations are everywhere – even more so now that the holidays are just around the corner. It’s no secret that eating healthy takes willpower and motivation, but what if I told you there are a few ways to make it easier?

One of my favourite tricks to a healthy diet is to eat a nutritious breakfast. A morning meal that will fill you up and give you the right kind of fuel is the key ingredient for success. What if that meal could also be a cookie? Sounds too good to be true – but I promise I wouldn’t tease you like that. What I am about to share with you is a healthy treat that you can feel good about devouring at any time of the day! This breakfast cookie combines healthy fats and natural sugars to give your body the boost it needs to get your metabolism revved up for the rest of the day – using only five ingredients. It is also raw, vegan and gluten and dairy free, which makes it safe for [almost] any dietary restrictions.

Enough mumble jumble though – let’s get to the cookies.

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Are Fitness Classes Worth the Money? An Expert’s Opinion

fitness classes 2Fitness classes are an excellent method of getting fit and optimizing health.

I personally grew up in fitness classes. My mother was a Jazzercise instructor and had me in head bands and leg warmers for as long as I can remember. Even after years of education in the health/wellness/fitness field when I’m feeling like I need a little fun or extra motivation for my workouts, you will surely find me attending a nearby fitness class.

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