Photo: Julie Christine Photography Getting a puppy for Christmas isn’t just something you see in your favourite movies. For our family, it became a reality this year when we surprised our kids with the sweetest little Golden Labrador. Leading up to Christmas, my sister-in-law asked us what our kids wanted. While we could’ve mentioned that
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Photo: iStockphoto There’s a magical place where the price tags are small, the products are huge and free samples flow like the finest champagne. That’s right, we’re talking about Costco, the beloved chain of member-only warehouses that stock everything from tablets and televisions to sleepers, snacks and ready-made meals. While many parents are already long-time
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Photo: iStockphoto What used to be absolutely scandalous now barely raises an eyebrow: Many millennial couples are having babies without being married first. And while some never officially tie the knot, those who eventually do often want to include their little ones in the ceremony, says Shawn Miller, an officiant and founder of Young Hip
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Photo: Jeff Carlson The first time it happened, I was picking up my boyfriend’s two kids from after-care. “Happy Mother’s Day,” said one of the caregivers, and I tripped and stumbled to clarify: “Oh nonononononono, I’m just their dad’s girlfriend,” I sputtered. “I know, but it’s your day, too, honey,” she said. I nodded meekly,
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Got #FridgeGoals? With over 35,000 posts on Instagram for inspiration (and back-to-school just around the corner,) there’s no better time to get organized. “Your fridge is one of the hardest working spots in your home. But when it’s cluttered, it can also be the most stressful!” says Sarah Gunn, a Canadian design and lifestyle expert.
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May 15 2019 Xploro® has teamed up with Manchester’s world leading cancer hospital, The Christie, to deliver state of the art technology that helps child patients understand how Proton Beam Therapy works. The Venturefest Digital Innovation winner has spent the last four years developing the new app ‘Xploro®’ which includes games based on the human
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Technically, people can get pregnant at any time during their menstrual cycle, though it is much less likely during their period. A person is most likely to get pregnant in the middle of their menstrual cycle. This phase is called the fertile window. The chances of becoming pregnant are much lower before and after the
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Most newborn babies follow a predictable level of growth during their first year. People can track the length of their baby using average growth charts. The average length of a full-term newborn baby is 19–20 inches (in), or 49–50 centimeters (cm). However, a length of around 18.5–20.9 in, or 47–53 cm, is also normal. Male
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The color of a person’s period blood can relay vital health information. For example, orange or grey blood can sometimes indicate a vaginal infection. During menstruation, the body sheds tissue and blood from the uterus through the vagina. This bloody discharge can vary from bright red to dark brown or black depending on how old
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Researchers have found that the dust in our households may harbor numerous chemicals that may accelerate the development of fat cells, potentially contributing to obesity. The dust in your house may contain harmful chemicals. In recent years, researchers and international policymakers have expressed concerns about the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, a class of substances that
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Head lice are tiny parasites that live on the human head and feed on blood from the scalp. They are common in children and spread as a result of head-to-head human contact, not through pets. Head lice are neither dangerous nor a sign of poor hygiene, and they do not spread any diseases. The main
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The areola is the darker area of skin that surrounds the nipple. As with the breasts and other parts of the body, the areolas come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. It is normal for areolas to change in size and color over time. The areola contains the Montgomery tubercles, which are small glands
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Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause digestive issues, such as diarrhea, constipation, and gas. However, diarrhea during pregnancy can also result from a bowel infection or underlying bowel disorder. Doctors consider diarrhea to be three or more loose, watery bowel movements in a day. Persistent diarrhea can lead to dehydration and malnutrition. During pregnancy, this
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Ritalin and Adderall can help treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Doctors also sometimes prescribe these medications to people with narcolepsy. Ritalin and Adderall are the brand names for two different types of stimulant medication. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), stimulants work by increasing the chemicals in a person’s brain
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