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LASIK surgery is an inexpensive, effective way to improve your eyesight. It’s been around for years, and as time passes, new technologies and better techniques only make the surgery more effective. However, it’s not entirely risk-free.  LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, and uses a laser to precisely and carefully change the shape of your cornea. Assuming you’re a good candidate for LASIK surgery, you can generally get the procedure done in a single day, and after a brief recovery period, you’ll be able to substantially improve your vision. Most patients no longer need to wear glasses or contact…

For the past year or so, many Canadians have started to grow their own cannabis plants. And this doesn’t mean that have to be sneaky about anything, hiding their weed stash from local law enforcement. Home growing is entirely legal as of October 17, 2018, allowing Canadians in nearly all of the provinces to grow up to 4 recreational plants at home.  This is a well-known fact all across the country, even across the globe. What is not as well-known, though, is the fact that Canadians have actually been growing from home since 2001. Let’s rephrase that…Canadians have been legally…

Laser tattoo removal is a regulated, safe way to get rid of your body ink. That said, many people try at home methods to remove their tattoos in an attempt to save money — but they are just putting themselves at risk instead. At-home tattoo removal is perceived to be cost and time efficient, but these assumed benefits are outweighed by the health risks associated. If you want to say goodbye to your unwanted tattoo, there are totally safe, regulated ways to do so — so don’t take the easy way out with DIY alternative methods. None of them are…

CBD

Many of today’s seniors will have first encountered cannabis during the 1960s and 70s. After the plant was effectively banned in the United States in the 1930s, the massive counter-culture wave brought marijuana back into the limelight, although largely as a recreational or spiritual tool rather than a medicine. Cannabis was eventually put back into its box, only to emerge once again in the early 21st century with medical cannabis legislation, and now through non-intoxicating cannabidiol (CBD) products. Those who didn’t embrace weed at the first opportunity could be forgiven for being hesitant to learn more about it now. Decades…

Colour correction cream — better known as CC cream — is a must-have item for your makeup case. This cream helps to even out your skin tone and is incredibly lightweight, making it the perfect low-brow foundation. Not to be confused with BB creams (beauty balm creams), CC creams offer more coverage and cover skin imperfections. Of course, there is a time and place for both of these alphabet creams.   With that said, finding the right CC cream can make a world of difference for your makeup routine. CC creams are an all in one product with colour correcting,…

LASIK Eye Surgery

If you’ve struggled with poor vision, you’ve probably thought about LASIK eye surgery. Wearing glasses can be prohibitive and annoying, and remembering to switch your contacts on a regular basis can be a pain, but LASIK promises to reduce or eliminate your need for any corrective lenses. The basic idea is to cut a small flap in your cornea, then use a laser to reshape your corneal tissue. Most vision problems are the result of aberrant corneal shapes, so this procedure can correct those problems and give you crystal-clear vision. The biggest problem for most people is finding a justification…

Being a woman in American society makes you disproportionately likely to experience sexual misconduct or harassment due to your sex. It’s an unfortunate reality that the majority of women will, at some point in their lives experience some form of harassment or assault; in fact, 81 percent of women have already experienced one form of sexual harassment or another. But while any level of offensive behavior should be considered distasteful, it may be difficult to discern the line between someone being a jerk and someone committing a crime against you. For example, if your waiter calls you “sweetie” when you…

Personal Injury Lawyers

A personal injury is any injury that was caused by the hand of someone other than the victim. It might be a slip and fall, a car accident, a dog bite, an assault, or any other injury that results from neglectful or hazardous actions. Personal injuries are a lot more common than you might think. Since 2017, more than 47 million injuries have been reported, and many of them led to a personal injury claim. You might know someone who’s working with a personal injury attorney to get compensation for a past injury. Has this raised questions for you? What…

It’s becoming common place to see negative headlines were technology and mental health are concerned. Plenty of evidence has been published, reinforcing that social media and too much screen time can add to stress levels with the increasing risk of depression and anxiety, as well as problems with sleep. But believe it or not, technology has earned its place when it comes to mental health. In fact, apps such as Headspace, Calm and Stop, Breathe & Think use technology to help people manage their own mental health conditions, in more natural way. The workplace is the biggest source of stress…

It’s easy to overlook the many benefits of dancing, not only for your body but for your mental health as well. The great thing about dancing is that there are so many genres of it, so you are bound to find one that works for you. Whether you are into hip hop, ballet, modern, or even line dancing, there are benefits to engaging in these activities regardless of their intensity level. And dancing is great at any age – even for older adults who might be looking for a way to keep active and healthy. As a low-impact cardio workout,…