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Written by Mark Stabb, central Ontario program manager for the Nature Conservancy of Canada and contributor to Land Lines
That's right! It's that time of year. Fall is here! Which is nice and pretty for some, But you know what's coming next! We often find ourselves in full denial and so you ignore it, deny it and in just like that the snow is falling. Here are 10 signs, you or someone you know is clearly has the "End of Summer blues."
This time of year is always bittersweet -- we hate saying goodbye to the sunshine, but we love saying hello to warm soups, cuddles by the fireplace and crunchy leaves under our feet. Fear not. As the weather changes, so should our routines. Staying in tune with the seasons is key to being happy and healthy all year round.
Changes in temperature, humidity and how you spend your days will all contribute to a change in how your skin acts. Each individual's skin will need different products at different times of the year (or the week for that matter!), and so you should seek products based on the desired effects rather than general skincare ranges based on your skin type.
Time is money and you don't have time to keep up with all the news in the cosmetic world so relax, breathe, sip on that kale smoothie and keep reading. The good news? we did it all for you. Here are our top September beauty products (and why).
I love summer. Love, love, love it. It is the most wonderful time of the year. It is what we northerners wait for, what we hope for and what we crave through those dark and dreary winter months. It's the light at the end of the tunnel. But I realized that there are a FEW things I will not miss about summer.
In Mexico City, they showcased their fashionable best on the ramps of their Fall/Winter 2013-14. Check out the ones that caught our eye!
Remember the age-old tale of Cinderella and her pumpkin carriage? It turns out that the magical gourd that delivered her to the prince wasn't a completely impossible fantasy. The current world record for the largest pumpkin ever grown rests at a hefty 1,810 lbs. Just imagine how many pumpkin pies that could make...Here are some other great facts about picking and cooking pumpkins.
With the arrival of the crisp, fall weather, it's more important than ever to make sure you have the right nutrients to stay fit, healthy, and energized. Plant-based foods provide all of the macronutrients essential in maintaining optimal energy. Since working out causes physical stress, it's essential to neutralize the body by consuming a plant-based diet filled with fruits and vegetables. Here are some of my favourite superfoods.
With the dawn of a new autumn looming over our heads, we desperately grasp at straws trying to maintain those laidback summer vibes we've been feeling all season long. Instead, I say we celebrate the change of seasons, look forward to it and honour the passing of summer for another year. And how better to pay your respects that lounging in the late afternoon sun with a liquored up snow cone and a barbecue?