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We Get Mail: KPU Science Rendezvous

We Get Mail: KPU Science Rendezvous

The following information was sent to BCFamily.ca about the 3rd annual Science Rendezvous event. It will be held on Saturday, May 9th at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langley Campus.

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Have You Climbed the Coquitlam Crunch?

Have You Climbed the Coquitlam Crunch?

In the past few months as the weather has slowly improved, I’ve been trying to think about inspiring ways to get in shape. I like group classes at a gym but the idea of using our home gym bores me senseless. The idea came to my mind that at least once a week I should throw myself up and down a mountain side.

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BIL 2015: An Option to Crashing TED

BIL 2015: An Option to Crashing TED

BIL is an unconference that takes place yearly and is open to everyone to attend as participants and speakers. If you like TED Talks, TEDX or, one of my personal favourites, PechaKucha, BIL is an event that will pique your interest.

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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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