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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: pexels.com

When I decided to remove my mask last summer I had to face how lonely I was, how isolated I had become. In a desperate need to present only my best self at work, on social occasions and even at home, I had withdrawn, hiding the not-so-great parts... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Ron Pogue

In today’s world, it can be hard to feel comfortable in our own skin. This is, in part, due to a growing plague of diet and fitness advertisements hinting that our happiness stems from a leaner version of ourselves. These advertisements have... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Goodreads.com

Growing up is hard. And the microcosm of high school — with its changing expectations and responsibilities and the push-pull of social dynamics, while, at the same time, you’re trying to establish emotional coping mechanisms and, above all... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Pixabay

It’s (hopefully) coming to the last wintery blows before the ice breaks; the spring will soon rush in and soon after we can cast our mittens aside for a season. Enjoy the longer nights – while they last – by burying yourself in one (or all) of... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Pixabay

Leonardo da Vinci said the “human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art,” which it is. The foot has with a complex network of 26 bones, 37 joints, more than 100 ligaments, some 20 muscles, thousands of nerve endings, tendons and... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Amazon.com

After Toronto’s worst winter in decades, Amber McMillan is finished with the cold hustle of the big city. She’s tired of the urban trudge, tired of the commute, tired of neighbours whinging, and now she wants out. So along with her partner, Nate... more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

In previous columns in this space, I have offered various suggestions of ways to improve life for those who roam the earth on two legs, especially those of us who do so burdened by creeping senescence. more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Amazon.com

From breakfast to dinner, allergies to diets, less sugar, more greens — we talk a lot about what we do and do not eat. But what about once we’ve supped our plates clean? Do you feel awkward already? Digestion is a private if not at times taboo... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Amazon.com

How to Survive in the North is a graphic novel where three northern tales — two historical and true, one fictional and set in present-day — are woven together in an artistic cartoon arrangement. While the title suggests the book may provide... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Pixabay Photo

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States of America. The wealthy and patrician New Yorker, whose New Deal policies helped pull the U.S. out of the Great Depression and laid the foundation for much of its existing... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Tess Casher

The student population studying for finals are fascinating creatures. Though exams are among their biggest predators, they pose no direct physical threat to the student organisms. Yet, in the most peculiar manner, the students act in the level of... more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-10-19

My dinner dishes don’t always get done after dinner. There is a chair in my living room that has a continuous pile of laundry to be folded. Sometimes I forget the kid’s helmet, or swimsuit, or permission slip for school. The dogs haven’t been... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: wikimedia.commons

What makes you happy or gives you energy? It is easy to get carried away in everyday life and be around distractions that take you further away from knowing what gives you energy – and what takes it away. This is the time to tap into one of the... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-11-02, Art: Aislinn Cornett

Aislinn Cornett is an art therapist, writer, artist and adventurer born in Whitehorse, Yukon. She currently lives, writes and doodles on the beach in Mexico. more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: imagebase

"There's no 'should' or 'should not' when it comes to having feelings. They're part of who we are and their origins are beyond our control. When we can believe that, we may find it easier to make constructive choices about what to do with those... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-10-19

As humans we are obsessed with counting things. We keep track of the numbers in our lives. We are always keeping score, measuring, recording and counting. For some of us the first thing we do in the morning is check how our body mass relates to... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

Our mind has the power to take us places we don’t truly want to go. If we’ve had people in our lives telling us things about ourselves that are not true too many times, then we can start to believe it. This can happen when beliefs have been in our... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Family and Health

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Issue: 2016-09-29

You’ve heard the word on talk shows or around the water cooler at work, seen it on the cover of Time magazine and books on every shelf, but what is mindfulness? What does it mean? And why is everyone talking about it? The world is a mess right... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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What's Up Yukon May 12, 2016 Issue

Peanut butter I have to remember to get peanut butter why did she wear that today what was she thinking did he pick up the dry cleaning who was that actor in that movie about the dry cleaner why did I wear this today what was I thinking… more

May 12, 2016 12:00 AM , Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Sometimes I think we could skip February. I mean, January has got the cold and dark covered, and the wonderful triad of snow, sun and skiing find their fullest expression in March. Weird warm winters aside, February seems like a little more of... more

Feb 11, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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