5 Things in Your Closet That Could Kill You

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Forget the boogey man. Though the real threats lurking in your bedroom closet or bathroom cabinet may be a lot cuter than the fat green monster that terrorized your childhood, they are also a lot deadlier. From foot ware to cosmetics, check out these 5 things you use everyday that are way more lethal than you could imagine. 1. […]

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5 Fashion Models with Secret Assassin Skills

A killer smile can only get a girl so far. These five fashionistas are not only amazingly gorgeous but possess very unique and potentially lethal skills. Let’s just should I ever need to put together an Ocean’s 11 style celebrity/assassination team (which I kind of hope I don’t because I don’t deal well with those kind of […]

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Slowing down fast fashion one button (and bow) at a time

They call it Fast Fashion, the rapid production and consumption of low cost items. Kayla Gilliland is helping teens of today and tomorrow, slow down and smell the rose-coloured thread.   Gilliland, along with business partner, Linda Bell, recently opened Buttons and Bows, a sewing lounge and ladies fashion store in Maple Ridge, BC. Gilliland explains […]

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Things that inspire me to write #69: Amanda Todd

  It takes a lot of courage to admit there is something wrong—even more to share that pain with others. Amanda did. Faced with increasing cyber assaults, insults and bullying Amanda Todd created a video about her experience which garnered over 20 million hits and has since spurred an entire movement raising awareness about teen […]

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Things that inspire me to write #74: Dear Teen Me

Adolescence—it is a brutal stage of life filled with anxiety and doubt but wonderful highs I could probably only achieve these days with illegal drugs. And it’s for that reason that I am always drawn to that period of life as the setting for my manuscripts. And what better way to truly connect to that […]

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Things that inspire me to write #79: Tree Island Yogurt

  I received an invitation to buy yogurt today and it made me smile–and not because I have a hankering for dairy. Several years ago one of my best friends moved from Vancouver to pursue her and her husband’s dream of  starting their own yogurt brand–Tree Island Yogurt. It’s been a long and difficult haul for them both–but Scott and […]

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Things that inspire me to write #82: The Breakfast Club

Melodramatic, sex-centred brain candy with protagonists that spend way too much time on their hair. Whether in movies or novels, teen pop culture can get a bad rap. And sure, while there may be several dozen (or more) Clueless rip offs out there that doesn’t mean they are the definer of all that it means to be a […]

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