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Strech yourself before you wreck yourself

Yoga injuries on the rise as improper techniques has become commonplace With yoga becoming a regular practice for many in the west, practitioners should be aware of potential dangers. It is well known that yoga has multiple benefits for the human body. Breathing and movement are combined through asanas (postures) …

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Mental health on campus

With the start of week eleven, it is important to remember there are many mental health awareness initiatives on campus that strive to improve the student body’s mental well-being. The pressure to stay on top of studies is at an all time high. Finals are just around the corner, and …

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Reinvented poutine

    It’s a very common stereotype that Canadians love poutine. Canadians have proven the stereotype correct by opening restaurants that specialize in poutine, like The Big Cheese in Calgary. Rosy Palma has been employed at The Big Cheese for two and a half months now. “I think Canadians like …

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Natural bath and body care

Natural skincare products are becoming increasingly popular among individuals looking for a fun way to care for themselves. They can be individualized, are toxin free, and people can use creativity in the process. Jocelyn Colaiezzi is a SAITSA employee who has been making her own skincare line for about two …

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DIY Halloween costumes

The spookiest time of the year is here, and the costumes are the main attraction. More and more students turn to Pinterest to search DIY Halloween costumes, make-up, and even nail art. Saving money and putting together a creative costume is possible. It is just a matter of giving those …

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What keeps SAIT students up at night?

Sleep deprivation, also known as insomnia, can be a student’s worst enemy and is very harmful if not remedied right away. Students who suffer from sleep deprivation will need ways to stop or cure it before it harms not only their grades, but their health as well. Symptoms of insomnia …

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How do you like these apples

Apple picking season is in full swing this fall as farmers’ market vendors fill their stalls with this season’s harvest. One might wonder what to do with so many apples after a family outing to one of the many Alberta u-pick farms. A century ago, apples were rarely just eaten …

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Robocop glasses weren’t that far off

Glasses are worn to enhance vision, correct eyesight, and now, to display information. Google Glass is a wearable technology from Google that displays hands-free technology like a smartphone. When the glasses are worn, wearers can access the Internet and communicate using voice commands. Dan Gascon, instructor of radio, television and broadcast …

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Dourmet meals in residence

Cooking up a healthy meal is possible when living in residence he cost of eating healthy is what turns most students off from putting together a decent meal. Budgeting for food after tuition, books, and residence fees can leave you strapped for cash. But healthy eating isn’t difficult with the Good …

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Hobbies open financial doors

With hard work, confidence and a little skill, anybody can turn DIY into cash The do-it-yourself movement is paving the way to financial success for people turning their crafts into cash. Jaclyn Wilson, an established fitness model and fashion design graduate, is a prime example of someone who turned passion …

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Dorm room dos and don’ts

Moving into a dorm is never easy. Packing up your belongings that have accumulated over the course of 18 or so years and relocating them to a tiny dorm room half the size, can prove challenging. Don’t let small or shared living spaces get in the way of a stylish …

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Get hooked on knitting

Knitting is making a comeback in a generation that is enthusiastic for DIY hobbies. Chantal Miyagishima is a self-taught knitting instructor, who developed an interest in the hobby three years ago. The young woman wanted a circle scarf for Christmas, and when her wishes didn’t provide, she was peeved. So, …

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Life skills that should be taught in school

It is not a main focus in Alberta’s curriculum to teach students about financial skills, or even ways to complete taxes during grade school through high school. Unfortunately, even well off adults become bewildered with these subjects. If it is not practiced at a young age, it will become a …

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Take a book, leave a book

Little libraries are popping up in neighbourhoods everywhere Recently, “little libraries” are connecting neighbours through building a sense of community and promoting literacy with a free book exchange. These little bookshelves have emerged in various neighbourhoods throughout the city and are becoming increasingly popular. Elbow Park residents, Bonnie Rouse and …

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Tees and thank yous

There are a lot of skills sports teach youth that extend far beyond hitting a puck or catching a ball. While it can be challenging for parents to see their kids tackled under a pile of football players, or hearing coaches yelling at them in competitive sports, there are less …

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Death of the bookworm

Since the first Kindle came out in 2007, there has been debate over whether eBooks have the same psychological effect as a traditional paperback. Andrea Rudiger, a second-year architecture technician student at SAIT, said she prefers reading paper to eBooks. “I like holding something tangible and the feel of flipping …

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Up-cycled Clothing

Old clothes can make a person feel brand new when they have been refashioned into unique fashion forward pieces. Local up-cycled clothing businesses design pieces for individuals looking clothing at a reasonable cost. Kelly Trueman, manager at Urban Thrift, a consignment store, said refashioning clothing is now trendier than ever …

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Smart budgeting for students

Saving money, budgeting, and student loan management for college students can be as big of a learning curve outside the classroom as it is in.  Whether a first-time student or returning, learning smart strategies can h elp establish a solid foundation for the future. Megan Desplanque, Customer Service Manager for …

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Calgary Urban Pathways

Individuals looking to promote good health and save gas money on commuting will be able to use the Calgary urban pathways for a solution. The city has one of the leading systems in North America with one of the most extensive networks of pathways and bikeways, said city planner Duane …

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The wondrous women of the comic expo

Every year the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo grows in attendance, and with it grows the number of female participants disproving the old theory that comic books are just for boys. With 16 of the 43 media guests being women, it’s no surprise that comic book stores are beginning to …

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