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The Prestige of Fitness - Are you wearing the right pants? The Prestige of Fitness - Are you wearing the right pants?

I watch from the sidelines as my boyfriend competes in his first sprint triathlon after 12 years out of the game and I think to myself how removed I feel from the whole experience. To compete in a triathlon will cost you around $2000, a good ol’ hometown fun run around $200 and the Boston Marathon runs you $500 just for the entry fee. For these amped up fitness events you might also add in...

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10 Acres in 10 Feet 10 Acres in 10 Feet

Looking for a breath of sweet country air downtown? Look no further than the little market that could at 10 Acres Bistro + Bar + Farm on the pretty corner of Courtney & Gordon. 10 Acres is committed to providing their guests with genuine farm to table gastronomic experience, and the reality of the farm is that growing season has blessed the business with an abundance of harvest – which...

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Is Your Pillow Stopping You From Sleeping? Is Your Pillow Stopping You From Sleeping?

Pillows impact the quality of our sleep – and sleeping on the wrong pillow can contribute to aches and pains. Pillows are designed to keep your spine in alignment and keep your body in a relaxed and natural position throughout the night.

Eighty per cent of us will suffer from back or neck pain at some point in our lives, and sleeping with the correct pillow is a simple way to help...

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Paddi Moore

This week a few of the planets have shifted so is not as easy as it has been the past few weeks.
MERCURY IN LIBRA
Mercury is now in a sign that cannot make up it's mind! It is also...

Kristen Jensen

I watch from the sidelines as my boyfriend competes in his first sprint triathlon after 12 years out of the game and I think to myself how removed I feel from the whole experience. To compete in...

Dr. Cory Holly

The Way Back is a 2010 drama film about a group of prisoners who escape from a Siberian camp during World War II. Lack of food and water, sandstorms, sunburn, blisters and sunstroke weakens the...

Carmen Scott

The first thing you need to know is who can donate blood; you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 50 kg (110 lb) and be in good general health and make sure to bring your donor card, or...

Jacquie Brownridge

Technology has greatly shifted the landscape of dating as we knew it. In fact, texting has become the typical first step in dating for most. Despite this trend, most professionals singles say that...

Local Innovators

Victoria Lifestyles

Steve Housser has been appointed as the new Leadership Giving Manager at The Nature Trust of British Columbia. Steve brings extensive skills and experience in fundraising and communication to the...

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"I used to be a lifeguard, but some blue kid got me fired."
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Childrens Health

Lindsay Pearson

Classic autism is a complex, neurological disorder which is part of a group of disorders known as, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). People with ASDs usually have distinct social, communication,...

Marketing

Victoria Lifestyles

Boring. Without value. Hard to read. Nonsense. These are some of the words that describe a lot of content on the Web these days.

Sketchy online marketers and so-called SEO gurus would like...

Anna Rasmussen

Want to know the ingredients for an amazing car show? Take a whole sunny day, pair it with sensational, sparkling vintage cars, park them on Oak Bay Avenue and let the crowds stroll through....

off the shelf

Stacy Kuiack

Butler’s latest effort is actually his first novel after having found success in short stories, poetry and non-fiction work. His work is classically strong American writing and there are passages...

Real Estate

Victoria Lifestyles

Living Forest Communities recently announced that residential construction has commenced at Elkington Forest, a new conservation community on the Malahat, 35 minutes from Victoria.  The 77...

Travel

Carmen Scott

When traveling with older individuals, researching and planning ahead is the key to a problem free trip. Start with choosing a mutually agreeable and manageable destination. Be realistic about...

Two Wheeling with Susan Stokhof

Susan Stokhof

By now, you have seen this picture before? The Invisible Helmet has been showing itself to me over the past year and I’ve written about it a few times now. I can't ignore this new invention any...

Local Tunes

Ryan Fletcher

When John Pippus retired from his career with Global TV in 2005 he was not stopping his life's work. He was starting.

His debut EP 'Song Tourist', released in 2006 easily might have been...

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In hotel rooms I worry. I can't be the only guy who sits on the furniture naked.
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Healthy eating

Della Vorshuck

Working in pharmacy, I spent several years watching people take medications instead of taking charge of their health by making appropriate food choices. Time and again I would see them coming in...

Young contributors

Victoria Lifestyles

Think of the successful leaders you know.
They probably have one trait in common... the ability to communicate effectively.

The Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program helps kids grow...

Family Money

Jim Doyle

Many Canadian families feel ill prepared when it comes to teaching their kids about money matters, with some rarely, or never talking with their kids about the subject. This curriculum is not...

A Day In The Life

Carmen Scott

If you're considering a cell phone for your child think about the following:

Does your young child need a smart phone with Internet access? Do kids really need this level of technology?...

Life Lines

Jenelle Vandeburgt

Marilyn Monroe: Sexy, independent, unique. Three things most girls strive for, yet few manage to achieve. Ms. Monroe's determination to succeed earned her a place in history as one of the greatest...

Seasonal Must-Have's

Michelle Addison

Once October has past its time to put away the costumes and get serious about what to wear to your holiday events, the season sneaks up fast and the calendars fill up quickly.

For women,...

Nutrition

Della Vorshuck

Working in pharmacy, I spent several years watching people take medications instead of taking charge of their health by making appropriate food choices. Time and again I would see them coming in...

Moving & Organization

Anney Fagan

I don’t really like the word “downsizing” but let’s face it, you might have to get rid of more than 50% of your belongings in order to fit into a new place. Whether you are moving yourself or an...

Business Finance

Vicki Cook

Portfolio reviews are an important part of any investment program. Here’s why.

There was once a time when investors could rely on selecting high-quality investments for their equity...

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