minimalism, seasonal depression, new years eve

Less is more for students who are willing to minimize

Living a more meaningful life with less could be the answer to the stress and anxiety that many students are feeling this time of year. According to Keely Dunn, community leader of the local Calgary Meet-up Minimalist page on Facebook, minimalism isn’t about having nothing, but it is about having …

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SAIT Destinations

SAIT Destinations will travel hack for you

Escaping the brutal cold of Canadian winters can be difficult for those short on funds. But with a few travel shortcuts, students can find themselves sunbathing in a tropical destination or hitting up ancient ruins in Europe with money to spare. Hailey St. Germaine, a second-year travel and tourism student …

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Dry January

Dry January: worth the effort?

Dry January, the practice of abstaining from alcohol for the month of January, is underway and some are finding it harder than expected to avoid a cold bevvy.  After the holiday season, 23-year-old Kristen Turner said she wanted to cut out drinking in order to save money and take care …

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Mid semester motivation

Mid semester motivation for that mid-semester slump

It’s that time of the semester when student apathy is at an all-time high, but goal-setting, a change of scenery, and a little positive reinforcement could be just what it takes to spark some inspiration.  According to Gerry Rollick, learning coach at SAIT, students who are goal-focused are able to …

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minimalism, seasonal depression, new years eve

Seasonal depression has no single solution

There is no easy way to cure seasonal depression for students who are feeling blue this November, but exercise, nutrition, and social well-being may ease symptoms for those who are suffering. “There isn’t anything that is currently 100 per cent effective for everyone,” said Jaime Jenkins, mental health practitioner specializing …

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health redesigned, morning routine, yyc

Start the day off right with a personalized morning routine

Setting oneself up for success starts with a consistent morning routine. However, that could look different for everyone.  Shawna Curry, founder of Health Redesigned, a total-health solutions company, suggests students schedule their day around the type of person they are.  For morning people, it might be best for them to …

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Grad 2019

Class of 2019, prepare for the hunt

Grad 2019 is just around the corner, and a new group of soon-to-be grads are anxiously waiting to land a job in the “real world.” To ease some of that pre-graduation anxiety, students can hit up SAIT’s Student Employment and Career Centre for help boosting their resumes and expanding their …

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Kensington consignment a thriving fashion community

By ditching fast fashion, students can stay on trend and within their budget by shopping at local consignment shops. And Kensington, just a stone’s throw from SAIT’s main campus, is brimming with unique and specially curated consignment shops. “You’re gonna find way cooler things at a consignment shop, because they’ve …

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Calgary Winter Activities

Come out of hibernation, Calgarians Light up your life at an outdoor light display

Calgarians don’t have to stay in hibernation mode for the next four months. In fact, getting some much needed exercise and enjoying a nice cup of hot cocoa could be exactly what is needed to chase those winter blues away. No matter what the weather is like, Calgarians are going …

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Rediscovering the reason for the season

For many students, the holidays are a time of excess. Excessive spending, eating, and drinking can really lay waste to one’s health and finances. Stray from the seasonal consumerism Students don’t have to feed into Christmas-time consumerism. Remembering the reason for the season could be the first step to making …

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Attention SAIT! Pay it forward this holiday season, artisan craft market coming to SAIT’s MacDonald Hall today

Students can pay it forward this holiday season by opting to support local artisans instead of big department stores and retail chains.   “When you meet artisans, you’ll quickly notice how passionate they are about their work. “You’re kind of buying a part of their dream when you support them,” …

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Counter the strain of the digital age with Hygge

Scandinavians agree that Canadians could benefit from the concept of hygge time, which might help make the winter a little less frosty, and a lot more cozy.   Winters in Scandinavian countries are long and cold, and days are short with very little light. According to Eva Mamchur at the …

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Pulling all-nighters may be dumbing students down

Pulling an all-nighter could be more harmful than students think, and their GPA could be taking a big hit for it. “Staying up all night is a maladaptive strategy for academic success. “You’re better off actually getting a good night sleep,” said Katherine Rasmussen, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine …

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Six Tips and Tricks for Thrifty Halloween Costumes

Disco divas, dinosaurs, killer clowns, and Fortnite skins are just a few of the popular Halloween costumes dressing the aisles of stores this fall.  Those costumes come at a premium, but for the costume shopper who is willing to put in a little extra effort, there are plenty of unique …

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Four steps for Healthy Meal Prep!

Junk food tastes good, it’s convenient, and it’s cheap, but that doesn’t mean eating a bag of corn chips between classes is the only option. Meal prepping is the act of preparing some or all of your meals ahead of time, and could make a huge difference to your health. …

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