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What to Wear When You Meet Your Girlfriend’s Parents

First impressions are everything, especially when meeting your girlfriend’s parents. The key to choosing what to wear to meet your girlfriend’s parents is to wear something that projects your best qualities — qualities that your girlfriend’s parents would value. Three major qualities that every parent wants to see in their girlfriend’s boyfriend are loyalty, respect and a sense of humour. Here’s how to ensure that your outfit highlights all three of these qualities:

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What to Wear When You Meet Your Boyfriend’s Parents

First impressions are everything, especially when meeting your boyfriend’s parents. One major part of making a good impression is how you dress. The key to choosing what to wear when you meet your boyfriend’s parents is to wear something that projects your best qualities—qualities that your boyfriend’s parents will value as well. The goal is not to pretend to be someone you’re not, but to highlight all of your great qualities that you know his parent’s will love through your outfit. We chose three qualities that every girlfriend should have in a relationship and explained what you can wear to highlight those qualities in your outfit.

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Five Fresh Ways to Embrace Fall

Yes it is a bummer that summer is coming to an end, but there are plenty of reasons to be excited about Fall, and even to embrace Fall! Here are our top 5 reasons you should be welcoming the new season:

1. Leaf that gloom behind 
Fall is a magical season full of color. With all of the leaves turning, take a drive up to the lake to see a truly spectacular sight. Don’t have time for a road trip? Take a walk through an especially dense forest path and enjoy the natural beauty.

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What a Guy Should Wear on a First Offline Date

A great date starts with a good first impression and nothing speaks bigger volumes than what you’re wearing. Over the top style choices, a dirty shirt, cargo shorts on a dinner date – not really first offline date material. No matter how fashionably challenged you might be, this list is sure to guide you in the right direction (without making you look like a total chump).

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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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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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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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