Category: Zakiya Kassam

Clever Outdoor Cleaning Hacks

  So you’ve spring cleaned the inside of your home, but that’s only half the battle. We’ve rounded up some hacks to help you tackle the outside.   To Clean Your Grill, (without getting your hands dirty)  What you’ll need: Ammonia Trash bags Rubberbands Rubber Gloves The last thing you want, come grilling season, is […]

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Packing Tips for Your Summer Vacation

Though it may not feel like it most days, summer is nearly upon us, and we’re aptly psyched about it! If you’re planning on taking a trip to commemorate the season, we’ve rounded up some packing tips and tricks for you.   Make a List Even if you’re not necessarily a list-making-type-of-person, it doesn’t hurt […]

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Potato Hacks We Love

  In addition to being an integral food staple for many regions around the world, potatoes pack quite the nutritional punch. They are naturally gluten-free, loaded with potassium, vitamin B6, and contain nearly half of your daily value of vitamin C. With all this in mind, you probably want to get the most out of […]

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Things to Consider Before Installing a Central Vacuum

  Generally speaking, a central vacuum system, also known as a built-in duct system, is more convenient, more powerful, and much more quiet than you run-of-the-mill upright models. So if you have pets, or simply a lot of messy humans, installing a central vacuum system is something you should at least consider. If you find […]

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Substance Abuse

  Much like talking to your kids about sex and relationships, the topic of substance abuse can be one that’s rather touchy, which is why you should approach a conversation like this one prepared and well-versed.   Plan ahead  As aforementioned, this is not a conversation that should be had impromptu or without proper foresight, […]

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Weird but Worthy Scholarship Opportunities You Might Qualify For

  Have you ever heard a scholarship described as “quirky”? If not, perhaps you haven’t been digging quite deep enough for those evasive bursary and grant opportunities. We’ve rounded up three weird ones that, who knows, you or someone in your life just may qualify for.   Stuck At Prom No, your mom isn’t making […]

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Tips to Ace Your Next Job Interview

  A job interview can be one of the most nerve-racking things imaginable for new grads, and veteran professionals alike. Ensure your next interview is your last with these tried-and-true tips.   Do Your Research Research before a job interview can involve a few things. Firstly, do a comprehensive review of the company’s website and, […]

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Fashion Tips: How to Dress for Your Height 

  Unlike your physical weight, your height (or lack thereof) is not typically subject to change. That said, there are preemptive, wardrobe-related measures you can take to work with your height, whether you’re short or tall.   If you want to look taller: The trick to looking taller is to create an illusion of elongation […]

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Clever Decor Ideas for an Empty Corner

When I was grounded as a child, I was sometimes told to go stand facing a corner, the intention being that I would have nothing else to do, in that bleak, unadorned, concave of wall, but reflect on whatever misbehavior I’d been up to. In more recent years, I’m past the age of grounding (I […]

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Cleaning Hacks for Delicates 

  Laundering your delicates is nothing less than serious business. Besides the fact that lingerie tends to be expensive, it also happens to be easy to damage, what with all the lace, wires, straps, and clips. All the more reason to handle your delicates with care throughout the washing process. Keep reading for a few […]

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5 Health Checks You Need to do Regularly

  A large part of being healthy is taking preventative measures in an effort to ward off the unhealthy. These measures can include anything from exercising to maintaining a healthy diet to getting enough sleep at night. One often overlooked measure is performing routine checks and self-checks. Keep reading for five health checks you should […]

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5 Bra Essentials for Every Woman’s Wardrobe 

  The bra you wear has the potential to make or break your outfit, which is why it’s so important to make sure you are wearing the right bra, not only for your body type, but for your ensemble. Keep reading for our bra essentials cheat sheet.   Sports Bra The function of a sports […]

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Storage Bins and Baskets You Can Make at Home

Much like friends, hugs, and socks, storage is one of those things you simply can’t have too much of.  An organized home is a happy home, after all. Here a few storage ideas you can DIY.   Upcycled Denim  Does your hubby have a pair of jeans that you just hate? Well, we’ve got a solution […]

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Must-Have Apps for Busy Families

  If you have kids, you may find yourself scolding them often for always being glued to their hand-held devices. You may find yourself scolding your SO for this as well. Rather than trying in vein to redirect their attention from their various screens, why not take advantage of it? We’ve rounded up four user-friendly […]

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Creative Ways to Dress Up Short Hair

It’s a misconception that short can only be worn one way or in a limited variation of ways. If you wear your hair on the short side, you may have less to work with, tress-wise, but styling should transcend the small factor of length, and rely more heavily on your creativity.  We’ve rounded up some […]

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5 Ways to Improve Desire in Your Relationship 

  Relationships, much like your car or your hair, require regular attention and maintenance to keep them healthy and functioning. Even if your relationship is going smoothly and both parties are happy, it can’t hurt to implement good practices as a preemptive measure. Here are a few ways you can upkeep your relationship and improve […]

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Tips to Protect Your Hair During Pregnancy

  It is a common misconception that the regular intake of those prenatal vitamins during pregnancy automatically means thicker, longer, and more luscious hair. The reality is oftentimes not as such. During pregnancy, the growth cycle for hair tends to halt, meaning no new hair will replace the strands that naturally fall out over the […]

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How to Baby Proof Your Relationship

  Nothing tests your relationship with your spouse or SO more than bringing a child into the mix. We’ve got a few tips to help ease the transition from two to three.   Plan Ahead Though your life is likely already chaotic pre-baby, put this one other thing on your to-do list: allot some time […]

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Tips for Choosing the Best Bathtub for Your Needs

  Deciding on a bathtub is not a task that should be taken lightly. Much like if you were remodeling your flooring or replacing your vanity, you want to ensure you’ve made choices suitable for the long haul, so you don’t have to go through the stress of another remodel anytime soon. Here are some factors […]

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How to Dye Your Easter Eggs Naturally

Food coloring is great and all, but it’s far from your only option when it comes to decorating eggs this Easter. This year, with your kids, consider testing out a few of these dyes made from all natural sources.   Using beets Pink is a popular color for Easter and it can be recreated with […]

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Easter Egg Decorating Tips for Families

There are endless ways in which to decorate Easter eggs, both aesthetically and approach-wise. Here are some tips for ensuring an efficient, mess-less and fun egg decorating experience this Easter.   Make your dye using kitchen finds Why not skip the artificial dyes this year and DIY half a dozen colorful concoctions of your own, […]

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Easy Easter Nail Ideas

Easter signifies the onset of spring, and after a long, cold winter, spring is nothing short of eagerly anticipated. Welcome in spring with these five Easter nail ideas.   Chocolate bunnies Details and instructions.   Robin egg speckles Details and instructions.   Painted egg nails Details and instructions.   Springy blue and pink Details and […]

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DIY Easter Crafts to Make With Your Kids

Easter is about more than sweet treats and chocolate bearing bunnies, and if you’re hoping to teach your kids the true meaning behind the holiday, coupling a lesson with a craft is a good way to keep them engaged and interested.   Sock bunnies Details and instructions.   Easter mason jars Details and instructions.   […]

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6 Tips for Setting the Perfect Easter Table

Who doesn’t love walking into a dinner party and seeing a beautiful table scape. Rick Mayhew, from Decorations by Rick, shares his tips on how to make a table scape that will leave a lasting impression. 1. The first thing to consider is tablecloths. With Easter approaching, why not use your tablecloth to show off a bit of colour or […]

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The Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are inexpensive, delicious, and nutritious; so why aren’t we eating more of them? Keep reading for four very convincing reasons why we should all have a little more sweet potato on our plates.   They help to ward of cold, flu, and disease. Sweet potatoes contain vitamin C, which helps the body fight […]

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