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A Sweet Superfruit for Summer Meals

Reading Time: 3 minutes From backyard barbecues and family picnics to a bright addition to seasonal recipes, sweet cherries not only provide a boost of flavor but also pack a punch when it comes to nutrition, helping keep you and your family healthy during busy summer months.

Cherries can help reduce inflammation and lower blood pressure as well as relieve stress and gout, and can improve sleep quality.

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The Week: I found the internet’s good place. It’s dogs.

Reading Time: 6 minutes The other day, I was just goofing around on Twitter, procrastinating some other thing, as a writer on deadline is wont to do, and I asked a question, or rather, issued a polite demand: “Pls send me your best dog names.” A friend was adopting a new corgi puppy, and she’d asked me for name ideas. Naming a dog is way more fun than meeting a deadline, so of course, I would help. And so would Twitter.

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Enjoy Summer Movie Favorites at Home

Reading Time: 2 minutes Summer is a much-anticipated time of the year for movie fans, but for film lovers who just can’t get enough, there are plenty of low-cost and even free options to keep enjoying your favorite characters and movie genres away from the theater, no matter where your summer plans take you.

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I’d Rather Be in a Mosh Pit than a Boardroom

Reading Time: 4 minutes In a mosh pit, even if I was normally the ONLY person of colour in the entire event — there was great good natured joshing, smiling, laughing, and general politeness over all the boisterousness. I was part of a big party, I was seen. Many of us there felt like misfits in our own way compared to mainstream culture, regardless of our colour, gender or background. And therefore, we all connected.

Maybe a huge overgeneralization, but it is what it is.

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Dream Crazier: Ayesha McGowan

Reading Time: 1 minute “At the end of the day, it’s all about opportunity. My goal is to knock down the door.”

Ayesha McGowan’s crazy dream isn’t just for her. It’s for an entire generation of black women who come after her. #justdoit

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A Tasty Take on Trendy Toast

Reading Time: 2 minutes While many food trends come and go, some desired food traits seemingly never go out of style. For example, dishes that provide nutritional benefits will pretty much always be popular, along with types of foods that can be customized to match personalized preferences and tastes.

Toast is a versatile option for nearly anyone seeking a bite for breakfast, especially those eaters looking for both nutrition and flavor. Because you can add a variety of toppings to your toast, it can be a simple way to add a healthy element to your morning routine.

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5 Tips for New Pet Parents

Reading Time: 2 minutes Introducing a new dog to the family can bring plenty of excitement, sweet snuggles and puppy kisses. However, there are also plenty of practical steps to consider to successfully transition a pup into its new environment.

Whether you’re a seasoned pet owner or a first-time puppy parent, these tips can help your newest family member feel right at home.

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FIVE REASONS TO DECLUTTER YOUR SPACE – AND ONE NOT TO

Reading Time: 5 minutes Across the years, I have found myself a little envious of people who are naturally organized. For example, I remember being in awe of one of my coaching clients who mentioned that her closet is color-coded, her pantry is alphabetized, and that her filing system includes printed labels, dated ticklers, and elaborate and systematic use of sticky notes. I have also occasionally found myself looking through Real Simple magazine, fascinated by the pictures of makeovers of refrigerators, closets,  and even bulletin boards.

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Bucket List Travel Destinations for 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Taking time to go on vacation or to just unplug from everyday life can be beneficial, and there’s certainly no lack of options when it comes to choosing an ideal vacation spot. The options for experiencing an amazing vacation are so plentiful, such as exploring a cruise port, eating and drinking your way around a city or simply visiting a new destination, you may find yourself struggling to narrow down the choices.

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Astrology: a cautionary tale

Reading Time: 5 minutes Today’s piece is a bit of a departure for me.

I’m going full-out 100% vulnerable ‘oh shit if they read this they’ll think I’m completely nuts and incompetent’

Think of this as a true confession from a coach and astrologer whose life is not perfect, not by a long shot.

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