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What Matters For A 5 Year Old?

What Matters For A 5 Year Old?

It started early on and it’s been pretty consistent – and often feels like it’s been relentless – every since. All those nattering comments about helicopter parents, pressure today, over achieving parents etc. that we hear about, in the news and in our personal conversations, can go straight to the rubbish bin. Because it’s not me tightening the screws.

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What We Don't Say About Facebook

What We Don’t Say About Facebook

A few months ago I started year 9 using Facebook. Sometimes it takes awhile to form conclusions about how people use a product or service. During all of these years, I’ve happened upon two key observations about patterns that you see on Facebook.

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Kindness Matters

Kindness Matters

When we look at the tight definition of bullying, we can see that on a broader level we also need to talk about the importance of kindness in our society and the impact of unkindness. How do we create and support a kind – indeed a kinder – world?

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Spring Has Arrived in BC

Spring Has Arrived in BC

Spring has come early here in British Columbia. How is your garden looking where you are?

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Lean 30: 16 - What Matters When Publishing

Lean 30: 16 – What Matters When Publishing

Any online publisher with any street cred knows how to analyze his/her social media performance stats in more ways than many might imagine. I subscribe to content shared by social media specialists who publish – every DAY – articles, tips and even infographics about how you can better optimize your performance online. I have to admit that half the time I forget to look at my stats on my website publishing dashboard. I’m more likely to look at information coming my way via other sites such as Facebook or apps that help me analyze action on Twitter.

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Me Too. How About You?

Me Too. How About You?

There’s an elephant in the room taking up too much space – affecting everyone from the very young to the elderly. Its name is Anxiety. One estimate made in the health community listed anxiety as the number one health condition that will affect people in the next few years. As the #BellLetsTalk hashtag trends on social media this week for the Bell Lets Talk mental health awareness campaign, it’s a good time to consider how mental health challenges affect everyone in Canada.

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Is Your Facebook Page Cloaked?

Is Your Facebook Page Cloaked?

When I heard that Facebook would be holding the first ever Facebook Small Business Boost event in Canada – right here in Coquitlam – I didn’t hesitate to put my name down for a space. If you are the administrator of a Facebook page, you will appreciate how it has been a struggle for some time to make Pages function well on Facebook. The visibility of pages on the Facebook homepage has been dramatically reduced in recent months.

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10 Reasons to Rediscover the Local Library

10 Reasons to Rediscover the Local Library

If you’ve visited a local library recently, you probably noticed that there is no shortage of people checking out their local branch. Yet I am still amazed at how many people I know who don’t go to the library – ever.

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Writing Competition for Older Teenagers

Writing Competition for Older Teenagers

Following in the footsteps of the Keats-Shelley Prize, Young Romantics is a new competition available for writers between ages 16 and 18 who would like to enter their poems and short stories. (Maximum 20 lines for poems and 1,000 words for short stories.) Each work should be inspired by the Romantic poets and refer to the theme this year – Lost Angels.

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We're Craving Some Sweetness

We’re Craving Some Sweetness

Maroon 5′s latest music video – directed by David Dobkin – is a compilation of wedding crashes that took place in December, 2014 across Los Angeles. Was it staged? No. Not according to Rolling Stone magazine…. or this professional photographer (love her pics) … or this attendee.

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