An Introduction to Fitness with Alex Fernandes

Guest Article by Alex Fernandes 

So you’ve decided that it was time to improve your life and begin your fitness journey? Maybe you used to be active, but have found with passing time, you have let yourself go in favour of more pressing things like career and children? Perhaps you have never been active before, and are completely oblivious, but have noticed some friends improvement in quality of life since joining the gym? Some may be nearing the latter stages of their lives, and want to maintain their independence. Others may be on the first leg and are looking to improve their athleticism for a desired sport. In any event, any and all reasons to improve your life through fitness are valid, and should be encouraged. Continue reading “An Introduction to Fitness with Alex Fernandes”

Aging in a Stressful Era

Guest Article by Patrick Huynh

Greetings and salutations dear citizens of the world and creators of your reality. First and foremost, I’m in no way stating that the past eras were any less stressful as our ancestors lived and survived the ice age and a plethora of calamities, that being said, we’re positioned at the edge and cusp of an ever growing exponentially technological evolution that is geared towards the exploration of space and beyond. Continue reading “Aging in a Stressful Era”

One Year of Meditation & How It Changed My Life

Before I began my practice, I had a very poor understanding of meditation. To me it was an archaic religious practice. It was some hippy promise of an ethereal spiritual awakening. Skepticism was warranted of course; meditation is often coupled with new age nonsense. Delusional gurus and crackpot charlatans are in no short supply. But how could someone so clearly off the mark as Deepak Chopra at times seems so insightful? Is there any actual value to meditation? Is it just sitting with your eyes closed? Or is there more to it?

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How To Avoid “Fake News”

Fake News is not a new problem but with the internet its effects are magnified. Fake News can take many different forms but it boils down to a form of media that is relaying inaccurate information either accidentally or maliciously. False information can spread instantly on the internet. The best and sometimes only method of prevention is education. It is up to us to filter the nonsense in order to find credible and honest sources of information. These are a few ways to determine if what you are reading is Fake News. Continue reading “How To Avoid “Fake News””

Try Out This Canadian Budget Calculator

Canadians are racking up a ton of debt. As a whole the country’s debt to personal income ratio has been increasing yearly since the 1980s. Currently Canadians owe more than $1.50 for every dollar of income. With this ratio of +150%, it is evident many Canadians are struggling to stay on top of their spending. There are many reasons for increases in personal debt such as the rising cost of living. This article will not explore the external factors contributing to this trend but will recommend something that we all can do; keep better track of our funds.  Continue reading “Try Out This Canadian Budget Calculator”