Lifestyle

Greetings! On behalf of the children enrolled in the programs operated by the Parkgate Society, we are requesting access to the gym and/or dance studio facilities at the Parkgate Community Centre. Prior to the implementation of COVID 19 policies, children in the care of the Parkgate Society were permitted to use the large gym and dance studios for playtime. We no longer have access to these facilities that provide a safe location for play during the dark and wet winter months. Activity levels for children have plunged since COVID restrictions have been put in place. Fitness facilities are open and classes have resumed at the Parkgate Community Centre for adults. Why have our requests for access to the large gym or dance studio been denied? There must be a solution that would...
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This past week, Facebook has been filled with hate and negativity. With a sad and heavy heart, Overton lost a beautiful soul because of that boisterous hate some of you spread behind your screen. Even after her passing, you still made rude and ugly comments and posts. You bash families that have made great improvements to a town most of the citizens love and families that have been in Overton for decades. You judge people without knowing their situation or their life story. You call people names. You lash out behind a screen but we all know you would never say these things in real life. You claim to know what's best for Overton, but your actions and words so otherwise. It is incredible sad that a post based on hate gets more likes and comments than the one informing the town of the recent...
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It's not easy to give the right gift for Christmas as well as exchanging gifts with family, friends, business partners, bosses and colleagues. The cheap gifts are considered inferior, it is so hard to find out what gifts are suitable for gift giving. Sometimes we want to send some special gourmet gifts but they are not easy to find; even though we have found the right Christmas gift, many of us don’t know how to wrap it nicely. Besides, we often don't have time to go to a store to buy gifts personally yet we want to show our sincerity. Do you have any of these experiences? Do you have difficulty choosing the best Christmas gift? If so, a Christmas hamper can be your solution to all the problems. Here are 10 Reasons to Buy and Give Christmas Gift Hampers we listed for you. 1. Christmas...
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For some reason, realizing the COVID-19 pandemic is approaching its first anniversary, prompted me to think of quicksand. My knowledge of that sticky gunk is limited to what I learned from Gilligan’s Island, back in the 70s. The only TV my brothers and I could watch as kids was what our Dad watched. Let’s just say, the three of us probably know more Hee-Haw, John Wayne, Lawrence Welk, and Clint Eastwood trivia than most 50-60-year-old. However, given Gilligan’s Island aired from 4 – 4:30 p.m. each weekday, we could sneak watch most of each episode while Mom made supper in preparation for Dad’s return from work. My most vivid memories of the show involve quicksand. One or more of the castaways seemed to get bogged down in it quite often. As I recall, they made a big deal out of not...
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Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder that a lot of people encounter (as its name suggests) in their sleep. The reasons why this is so troublesome are numerous. First of all, it causes snoring, which can disturb your partner, thus affecting your personal relationship. Sleep apnea can also lower the quality of your sleep, which is a major medical concern, on its own. It can lower your level of alertness, make you worn out, destroy your immune system and much, much more. In order to deal with this issue, you should learn a thing or two about sleep apnea and then explore your options in treating it. Here are some of the best home treatments for sleep apnea. Use a humidifier Dry air can make your sleep apnea situation much worse. So, you could...
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Smoking is a nasty, highly addictive habit that is quite difficult to quit. What’s more, people who smoke know that it is bad for their health and still can’t quit. This is so because cigarettes contain nicotine, which acts as a stimulant. However, even though it sounds impossible, it is in fact possible to quit smoking. What you need is to see and analyze the smoking and quitting experiences of some people and try to apply them to yourself. Most people agree on a few important things – you need to have support, you need to be motivated and have strong willpower. These things are crucial, and I had realized how important these were only when I decided to leave this disgusting habit behind me. The following pieces of advice are for those people who want to quit so badly...
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I’m lying awake in bed, it’s pitch black, and my brain is in over drive It happens from time to time. Some of the things I’ve experienced weigh on my mind and I have trouble trying to figure out what it all means, if it means anything at all. So I thought I would write it down. A friend of mine who unfortunately isn’t here anymore told me that when he put pen to paper about his emotions and experiences it helped him make sense of the inexplicable things in his life. This is what I’m going to try to do. 2014 I had been drinking very excessively. It started, as most mistakes do with ignorance. I never understood how someone could become so dependent on a liquid, it just didn’t make any sense to me at all. I had, as with most of the population, given in to the misconceptions of...
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Irregular Periods It is very essential to get periods on time for overall reproductive health. Here any deviance from expected arrival of period is a major concern for any woman. It may trigger problems in getting pregnant and it may give rise to other health issues. It can make you emotionally vulnerable and you may develop low self-confidence because you start questioning your ability to give birth of a baby . So, you should not ignore this health problem if you are already suffering from this. What is an irregular period? Normal menstrual flow comes within every 21 to 35 days. Any deviation from this time period can be considered as an irregular period , like, if you get a period more frequently like before the gap of 21 days or you wait more than 35 days then it is an obvious sign...
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Dear Self, It's been almost five years since you started handling a team. Five years of getting your team together. Five years of keeping yourself intact just to make sure your team do the same. Five years of making their problems yours. Five years of ups and downs, highlights and lowlights, happiness, fulfillment, anger and a lot more. It's been five long years and look how it made you feel, tired. Tired of the never ending performance reviews you have to battle out just so your team members wouldn’t have to talk to those bosses who see them as numbers. Tired of giving pieces of advice to your troubled agents when in fact, you yourself can’t put things together for your life. Tired of the never ending coaching sessions to help the team keep up with others, just tired of managing them...
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In full awareness to COVID–19 and its transmission, I, the undersigned, call on the World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate the following: I appeal to the medical community and to the relevant national and international bodies to recognize the potential for airborne spread of COVID-19. There is significant potential for inhalation exposure to viruses in microscopic respiratory droplets (microdroplets) at short to medium distances (up to several meters, or room-scale), and we are advocating for the use of preventive measures to mitigate this route of airborne transmission. Studies by the signatory and other scientists have demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt that viruses are released during exhalation, talking, and coughing in microdroplets small enough to remain aloft in...
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