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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pollution

You are the problem… and the solution: The battle against Earth’s pollution crisis starts at home

Caring for the environment and living a waste-free lifestyle is a hot topic in today’s society, but while “saving the planet” is easier said than done, taking the plunge is all about small steps.  “Every action that [you] do counts, even if [you] think it’s a really small, insignificant change, …

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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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Christmas holiday pressures

Coping with holiday cheer: How to manage Christmas holiday pressures

Jingle Bells is often accompanied by the unwelcomed reminder of the crippling stress of spending money, family expectations, social events, and painful memories — but there are strategies to help cope with the pressure of the holidays. A major cause for holiday-induced stress is the pressure of high expectations put …

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The holidays away from home can still be merry and bright

There is something surreal about hearing “White Christmas” playing in a mall when it’s plus 35 degrees Celsius outside. That disconnect for my first holiday season far away from home made me wish, more than anything, to be on a plane back to Canada. Sudden bursts of homesickness are not …

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Prepare to hate winter less A bit of preparation may even help you enjoy the frozen tundra

‘Winter is coming’ and a stark change in the weather will soon be upon us. For many of us, the coming of winter calls for hibernating by the fire, wrapped in blankets and sipping hot cocoa, or precisely the opposite: heading out to shred some powder on the hills.  Whatever …

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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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Apple season calls for apple crisp: A classic recipe for the perfect use of ripe apples

Baking a delicious apple and cinnamon classic is the best way to celebrate a crisp fall day. Stock up on the ingredients, as you’ll want to make this quick and easy apple crisp again and again. This recipe from Chatelaine makes the kitchen smell divine. Classic apple crisp From Chatelaine’s …

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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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Short Order Kitchen gives students a healthy way to start the day

For students looking for a quick and easy breakfast solution, the 4Nines’ Short Order Kitchen is a great way to make sure fitting in the most important meal of the day is fast and simple.  “It’s really nice now that we have a hot display case, as once everything is …

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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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Reg Erhardt Library: beyond books, SAIT’s library has much more to offer

There is almost no problem that the Reg Erhardt Library at SAIT, in the Stan Grad Building, cannot solve.  Forgetting a phone charger, needing a last minute graphing calculator, or facing a difficult research topic, are all things with which the library staff can help.   Many of the library’s …

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minimalism, seasonal depression, new years eve

Thoughts on Thanksgiving: Four students give their thoughts on Thanksgiving

Both excitement and frustration arise among post-secondary students in light of Thanksgiving weekend. “I’ve been counting down the days until I can come home,” said Paul Nicola, a graduate student at Carleton University. Nicola was born and raised in Calgary in a tight-knit Italian family.  Moving away from his family …

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Warm up with Butternut Squash soup

The desire for warm comfort food increases with the dropping temperature, and steaming soup is a classic home comfort dish.  The Food Network’s butternut squash soup recipe is the perfect way to stay warm while making your kitchen smell amazing. Butternut Squash Soup Recipe from Food Network Prep – 20 …

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El Furniture Warehouse: Order any food on the menu for $5.95 at the new Stephen Ave. downtown restaurant

El Furniture Warehouse, a restaurant located in downtown Calgary, boasts an economical price, with each food item on their menu costing $5.95. “It’s right up a student’s alley,” said Marc Solomon, 34, operating partner with El Furniture Warehouse since March 2018.  Solomon said the reason they price their food so …

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SAIT graduate credits volunteering for employment success

The benefits of joining clubs and volunteering at SAIT are endless, and students are provided with many opportunities to get involved on campus.  The SAIT Students’ Association (SAITSA) offers many low-commitment volunteer roles, while students interested in more industry-specific positions can look at joining or starting a club.  Whether a …

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