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Canadian PSAs That Traumatized Us As Kids, But Still Saved Our Lives

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2017 | 12:06 PM

One of the most memorable Canadian PSAs of all time is “Jake the House Hippo,” which taught children not to believe everything they hear or see on TV. While this ad became a beloved part of many people’s childhoods, Canadian kids know that not all PSAs were quite...

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Blogger Embraces Her Natural Beauty By Not Shaving For One Year

(4) Comments | Posted April 19, 2017 | 1:51 PM

Thanks to our society’s narrow standards of beauty, women are expected to have no body hair whatsoever (except, of course, on their head). But after being fed up with how much time it took to shave, one fitness blogger decided to throw away her razor and embrace her...

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Mental Health Groups Don't Want You To Watch '13 Reasons Why'

(20) Comments | Posted April 19, 2017 | 10:55 AM

Netflix’s new series “13 Reasons Why” has certainly created a lot of buzz over the past few weeks, but now an Australian mental health organization is criticizing the show for its “dangerous” portrayal of suicide.

The show, which is based on a book by Jay...

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Mixed Couples Share What They've Learned About Each Other's Cultures

(4) Comments | Posted April 19, 2017 | 10:51 AM

One of the best parts about being in a relationship is sharing everything about yourself with your partner. But for mixed couples, culture plays a particularly significant role.

“I think I was eager to know more about her culture right away,” Dylan Rudder, who is Trinidadian, said about his...

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The Amount Women Spend On Wedding Dresses May Surprise You

(22) Comments | Posted April 18, 2017 | 12:21 PM

While many assume women are willing to spend exorbitant amounts of money on their wedding dress, this simply isn’t true. In fact, according to a new survey by online retailer Lyst, the average amount women are spending on wedding gowns has actually decreased since last year.


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5 Surprising Baby Names Parents Probably Regret The Most

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2017 | 11:36 AM

Baby name regret has become increasingly common. According to a 2016 study conducted by Mumsnet, one in five U.K. parents wish they chose a different name for their newborn.

While you’d expect new moms and dads to regret choosing quirky names, this was actually not...

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These Celebs With Autism Prove Everyone Can Find Success

(12) Comments | Posted April 17, 2017 | 12:17 PM

People who are on the autism spectrum are often misunderstood. While the common belief is that those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) aren’t smart or can’t have successful relationships, this couldn’t be more wrong.

In Hollywood, there are a handful of celebrities who are on the...

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Earthy Baby Names For Your Flower Child

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2017 | 12:04 PM

There are so many great things to love about spring. Not only does the season of rebirth conjure images of birds chirping and flowers blooming, but it means basking in more glorious sunshine.

So to celebrate the season and pay tribute to Earth Day on April 22, we've...

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Clear Coffee Is A Thing Now And People Don't Know How To Feel

(4) Comments | Posted April 17, 2017 | 11:39 AM

There are many benefits to enjoying a hot cup of joe every morning, but getting stained teeth isn’t one of them. Enter clear coffee.

Slovakia company CLR CFF, founded by brothers Adam and David Nagy, created the new product, which they claim is the “first colourless...

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Beyoncé Shows Off Stellar Pregnancy Curves At Easter Celebration

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2017 | 10:21 AM

Pregnancy looks good on Beyoncé.

Over the weekend, the “Formation” singer attended an Easter celebration with her mom, Tina Knowles, and BFF Kelly Rowland. Naturally, the 35-year-old looked beautiful as she showed off her gorgeous pregnancy curves.

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Map Reveals Name Origins Of Canada's Provinces And Territories

(8) Comments | Posted April 13, 2017 | 12:09 PM

It’s not surprising that Canada would choose meaningful names for its provinces and territories, but thanks to a map created by Expedia Canada, we now know the exact origins of each.

While some are pretty obvious, such as British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, others reveal the...

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Bana Alabed, Syrian Girl Who Tweeted About Aleppo, Lands Book Deal

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2017 | 10:59 AM

Seven-year-old Bana Alabed, who first gained fame by tweeting the horror of Aleppo, Syria, is writing a book about her experiences as a Syrian refugee.

The young girl announced the news of her book deal on Wednesday via Twitter. “I am happy to...

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Nelly Furtado Splits From Husband After 8 Years Of Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2017 | 3:26 PM

Nelly Furtado and her husband, sound engineer Demacio Castellon, have called it quits after eight years of marriage. The Canadian singer confirmed the news on Wednesday during an appearance on ITV's “Loose Women.”

“I am single now,” she said. “Someone here needs to update my Wikipedia — it's...

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Queen Elizabeth II Has The Best Hack For Breaking In Her Shoes

(6) Comments | Posted April 12, 2017 | 12:26 PM

Queen Elizabeth II is a woman after our own heart. According to the Evening Standard, the 90-year-old has come up with an ingenious hack to break in her shoes and avoid painful blisters.

The solution? She’s hired someone to break in her new kicks for her....

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Dutch TV Show That Asks If Women Are Fat Or Pregnant Sparks Outrage

(3) Comments | Posted April 12, 2017 | 10:44 AM

A Dutch TV show has come up with the worst concept ever.

The reality series “Neem Je Zwemspullen Mee” — which translates to “Bring Your Bathing Suit” — invites women on stage to stand on a rotating platform. They are then inspected by two teams of men who...

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Janet Jackson Slammed As 'Gold Digger' Due To Timing Of Divorce

(19) Comments | Posted April 11, 2017 | 12:47 PM

Since news broke that Janet Jackson and her billionaire husband have split, the Internet has speculated the reason why. Unfortunately, many are now calling the “Rhythm Nation” singer a “gold digger” considering the timing of her divorce.

Jackson and her husband, wealthy businessman

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Michael Bublé's Wife, Luisana Lopilato, Confirms Son Beat Liver Cancer

(222) Comments | Posted April 11, 2017 | 11:18 AM

Michael Bublé’s wife Luisana Lopilato has confirmed their three-year-old son has beat cancer.

On Monday, the Argentine actress spoke out about Noah’s diagnosis for the first time.

“Thank God, my son is well,” Lopilato said in Spanish at a press conference in Buenos Aires....

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Men Share Their Honest Thoughts About Receiving Oral Sex

(8) Comments | Posted April 11, 2017 | 11:08 AM

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a man while he’s getting head, then you’re in luck — we think. Refinery 29 asked a handful of men to reveal their honest thoughts about receiving oral sex and their responses were a mix of awkward,...

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How To Explain Easter To Your Kids If You're Not Religious

(35) Comments | Posted April 10, 2017 | 1:06 PM

While Easter is known for being all about egg hunts and chocolate, it’s still a religious holiday and you can bet your child is going to have some questions for you.

“Christians make up one-third of the world’s population, meaning children will hear about Easter from their...

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Ashton Kutcher Credits Mila Kunis And Kids For Making Him A Better Man

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2017 | 11:56 AM

There’s no doubt that Ashton Kutcher is a family man.

On Saturday, “The Ranch” star accepted the Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award from Iowa’s Drake University, which recognizes “individuals who demonstrate good character as a role model.” In his speech, Kutcher made a heartfelt tribute...

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