Chill out and stay warm

How to survive Calgary’s cold spell Calgary has been experiencing one of the coldest winters in years with temperatures often falling below -25 C. These temperatures don’t take into account wind chill. Everything considered, it is important for SAIT students to stay warm and beat the cold. “I walk from …

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Hitting snooze

Effects and remedies of sleep deprivation Students and sleep deprivation seem to go hand in hand. When asking a classmate the cordial question of ‘how are you?’, it’s not rare to receive a response of ‘tired’ as opposed to the traditional ‘good.’ That’s because, according to a September 2016 study …

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Simplify your life

Effective tips for organizing your space Minimalism has been quite the buzzword lately, with nearly triple the interest this January compared to November of last year, according to Google Trends. Many people are resolving to slow down in 2017, by simplifying their lives after the demanding holiday season and negative …

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Transcending differences

Making campuses more inclusive for all Whether it’s a career choice, a different lifestyle, or an internal change, everyone hopes to be who he or she truly is, without the fear of judgment or shame placed upon them. Dr. Lee Airton, who has a PhD in language, culture and teaching …

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Connected but alone

How the digital world impacts relationships With the increase of online environments over the past two decades, the spheres where people connect often look a lot different than they used to.  While college students of past generations may have frequented arcades and pay phone booths, mobile devices equipped with Candy …

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Balancing act

Tips for a better student budget With the post-break glow rapidly fading, the time has come to re-evaluate one’s finances. ATB Financial’s on-campus branch manager, Kristina Sheldon, offered students some advice for this upcoming term.  Sheldon has been in the banking industry for 15 years, eight of which have been …

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Slayin’ in Sephora

How to conquer the makeup giant Welcome to Sephora, any beauty lovers make-up haven.  For a newbie, or those who haven’t mastered the art of staying strong-willed while shopping, seeing all the merchandise, brands and testers can be overwhelming. As a make-up lover myself, I have learned this fearful art …

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Trapped in the inter web

Social media and self-esteem Social media is the greatest worldwide connection humans have created since the days of mailing letters to each other. The way people are connecting is faster, easier and more sociable, but at some point, social media starts to influence our real lives. With the advent of …

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28 days of happiness

Clap along for the Happiness Campaign SAIT’s Student Development and Counselling Services will be launching their annual Happiness Campaign beginning in February and lasting all month long.  This initiative is an opt-in e-mail campaign that will be sent out to students and staff every day for 28 days, featuring helpful, …

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SAIT offers free fitness

Complimentary classes this week in the SAIT gym SAIT recreation will be offering a free week of fitness classes starting Jan. 16 through Jan. 20. Students can expect the opportunity to drop into classes throughout the week and are able to choose from an array of options including spin, barre, …

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Organic panic

Exploring the latest food craze Healthy, balanced diets are consistently cited by experts as a means to increase energy, reduce factors related to heart and cardiovascular diseases and promote longevity. Maintaining a healthy diet, however, is often easier said than done. As for paying for it, well, that’s another story …

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Adventure awaits

Hitting the hills this holiday Winter hiking is often regarded as a daunting task, but it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences when done with the right mindset. As John Muir, a Scottish-American naturalist and author once said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more …

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Travelling tips

Save money while travelling this break Students usually don’t have a lot of extra cash to spend on travelling, but the lucky few who do get to go home for the holidays or travel abroad, often wonder how to save money while travelling on a tight budget.  Many airlines now …

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I’ll be broke for Christmas

D.I.Y. Christmas gifts for the student budget While Christmas may be filling you up with eggnog, carols and cherished times, it will definitely be emptying your wallet.  The pressure to give better gifts while also trying to save up for a new iPhone 700-something can kill your bank account.  But …

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The weight of words

The untold power of speech An age-old maxim states that “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” yet it doesn’t take long to find real-life examples that counter this sentiment. Far from the playground antics of childhood, it’s easy to see that words do …

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Side effects may include: life

Innovation in male contraception raises controversy When it comes to male contraception, many people aren’t convinced that the side effects are worth the long-term protection it comes with.  A new study for male birth control published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, found that an injectable hormone could …

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Streamline your studying

Effective strategies to help you learn best Hitting bumps while studying is never fun. From the SAIT library to the Lamb Learner Success Centre, help is within reach. If you’ve come to realize that your way of studying is not doing you any justice, you may want to look for a …

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The weightless workout

Skip the gym but not the gains With winter approaching and shorter days in effect, many steer clear of the gym. However, skipping the weight room doesn’t have to mean skipping a workout.  “It’s true that working out in a gym gets you noticeable results quicker than working out without …

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Ethical eating

A week-long adventure in veganism After a final meal of burgers, chocolate, ice cream and everything else unhealthy, I’ve decided it’s time. I’m going vegan for a week.  The idea first came to me a few months back after watching a documentary called Earthlings. The documentary displayed the atrocities that …

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Mindful living

Meditation: How to get started The practice of meditation has the potential to help people achieve true happiness and a calm mind. Meditation can be used to reduce stress, aid in physical health, ease chronic pain and support better sleep, while improving mental and emotional well-being. People begin meditation for …

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