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Get $5 when you sign up for Swagbucks during December

All throughout the month of December you can earn big bonuses at Swagbucks, the rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash. When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $5 bonus! Here's how: 1. Sign up using this link 2. Earn 300 SB total before 1/1/18. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it! 3. If you spend at least $25 through Swagbucks Shop* you'll get another $2 (200 SB) bonus on top of the cash back you'll get from shopping. If you have some shopping to do online, just go to Swagbucks first and visit the store through them. It doesn&#

5 Kinds of People Most Likely to Get the Holiday Blues

With the holidays upon us it’s easy for us to get caught up in the rush of it all. While we may be cooking, shopping, enjoying holiday events there are others, many of whom are in our very own circles, having a tougher time. Dr. Sanam Hafeez,  a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services,  reveals who are most likely to have the holiday blues and how we can help them make it through. 1. The newly divorced or widowed. Loss is a sad, life-changing event at any time of the year.  However, it tends to be harder when everyone around you is joyful celebrating the holiday’s and you feel it’s an effort to get out of bed.  If someone in your circles is going through a major loss and life transition be supportive and understanding. “They are grieving and mourning and are especially sensitive around th


What can be worse than the onset of  an unsightly skincare emergency the day of a big event such as a wedding, reunion, business interview, or first date? Have you ever cancelled a first date because a cold sore erupted? How about an acne breakout the morning of your sister’s wedding or worse… your own? With tips and insights is board certified dermatologist, Dr. Margarita Lolis to help us handle these common emergencies  within 24 hours . Problem: Hives, Redness and Allergies Solution: When you realize a certain food, beverage, cream or cosmetic triggered an allergic reaction discontinue use or consumption. As for treatment Dr. Lolis suggests using hydrocortisone cream which can be purchased at the drug store and should always be on hand. Also take an allergy  medication such as Claritin or Zyrtec. Try a cotton compress of apple cider vinegar which is an anti-septic and anti-fungal that pulls any toxins out of the skin. A compress with whole milk is also very so

Cheap and Easy Ways to Stay Fit This Holiday Season

Joy. Cheer. Cookies. The holiday season is famous for many things. But it’s also notorious in many ways — some of which have to do with those cookies we mentioned. From work parties to family gatherings to gift exchanges with friends, it’s hard to stay healthy when you see indulgent foods and cocktails at every turn. On top of that, all of those events have your schedule packed — you barely have time to brush your hair, let alone exercise and get ahead of that cookie-heavy menu that awaits you for the next few weeks. If you can believe it, there’s yet another problem: the holidays are expensive as you-know-what. So, on top of the unhealthy meals and the busy schedule, you also have to figure in your budget and the fact that you might not be able to afford expensive exercise classes along with all of the above. Woof . Fortunately, there is some good news in all of this. You can hack your way to a healthy holiday  season — and do it on the cheap. We’ve come up with the

4 Things You Should Know Before Deciding On Long-Term Care

Today is a good time for those who haven’t yet reached retirement age to begin considering some key factors related to health scenarios they might face later in life.  “The bottom line is none of us knows ahead of time what our health will be in our 60s and beyond,” says Chris Orestis, Executive Vice President of GWG Life ( ) and author of the books Help on the Way and A Survival Guide to Aging . “Will you need long-term care? If so, to what degree, and how will you pay?” Statistics suggest that long-term care could very well be in your future. Seventy percent of people over age 65 will require some type of LTC services during their lifetime, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Costs can be exceedingly high. The annual-median cost of a private room in a nursing home, for example, is more than $80,000 a year.  On the flip side is the toll taken on family members when they provide personal home care. The Natio

West Kelowna Holiday Events

The City of West Kelowna is turning 10 years old on December 7, 2017. We’re combining our Anniversary Celebration with our annual Light Up event for double the fun! Join Mayor Doug Findlater and West Kelowna Councillors as they celebrate this important milestone and also light up the city for the 2017 holiday season! 10 th  Anniversary & Town Centre Light Up Friday, December 1 5 to 8 p.m. Brown Road (Main Street to Gossett Road) There will be free food, including birthday cupcakes, prizes, music, giveaways, crafts and entertainment. Don’t miss the fun! The city is also hosting its annual Winterfest - Skate With Santa celebration this weekend. Fun for the whole family, Winterfest features skating, crafts, cookie decorating and hot dogs and hot chocolate. Admission and activities are free, but a donation to the food bank will be gratefully accepted. Winterfest - Skate With Santa Sunday, December 3 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mt. Boucherie Recre

Clever Ways To Save On Your Next Family Camping Trip

If you're looking to get a reprieve from your daily responsibilities and bond with your loved ones, a family vacation can be just what the doctor ordered. But if you're on a tight budget, you might be under the impression that you simply can't afford to get away. After all, the  average price of a vacation timeshare  is $20,040, which is a financial burden most families can't bear. The good news is that you don't need tens of thousands of dollars to have a great time with those you care about most. Camping trips are generally considered to be fairly affordable as it is, which makes them a great option for frugal families. However, there are ways to save even more on your next camping adventure. Here are just a few tips to follow. Consider Your Destination Before you can prepare and pack for your trip, you'll need to decide where you're going -- and your destination may actually matter a lot. According to a survey conducted by The Outdoor Foundation, 

6 Ways Mums Can Make Extra Money at Home

Being at home should be no excuse when it comes to making money! So much has changed in recent years and that includes how we make money.  With the internet and the sharing economy, we can now make extra money from anywhere, at any time.  Making money from home is similar to any other job, you learn new skills and devote time and effort and see rewards.  The only difference between a typical job and making money from home is your location.  So, let’s see look at 6 ways mums can make extra money at home. Start a blog Starting a blog requires a lot of hard work and effort, but it’s first on this list because it’s the most rewarding. Starting a blog will require you to spend a bit of money on a domain name and hosting, after that, you don’t pay much. You are free to put whatever you want on your blog. If it starts building authority and a community of readers, it can be financially rewarding as well. Starting a blog is not as difficult as it seems, don’t be afraid to step out o

Why Switching to Natural Gas Is a Wise Investment

Winter is around the corner. The beautiful fall days can turn into some dreadfully cold nights. You probably already have had to turn on your furnace a few times. You get a small break in the bills when you don’t need air conditioning or heat, but soon, the furnace will be running all day. You get to keep warm, but you also get to spend more money. If you heat your home with oil or electricity, you are already aware that you spend more money than people who heat with natural gas. You don’t want to incur an unnecessary expense, but switching to natural gas can be a wise investment in the long run. Many homes, businesses and industries have made the switch — and are thankful they did. Natural Gas Is Abundant Natural gas has surpassed coal as the leading generator of electricity in the United States. Natural gas is responsible for 34 percent of the nation’s electrical output , versus 30 percent for coal. This abundance has caused a greater increase in demand for natural gas

Pink Zebra Review

Who doesn't love having their house smell fantastic? I am an avid collector of all things smelly, I have used everything from aerosol sprays, mist sprays, candles, wax melters, and much more. Every brand I have used only lasts for a short amount of time or doesn't smell quite as luxurious as I was hoping for. I have finally found an amazing scent that lasts forever! Pink Zebra! Pink Zebra has so many amazing items for each and every persons needs. And right now their festive selection is out of this world! They have simmering pots which are wax warmers, soaks which you place  wooden reeds in to soak in and disperse the amazing scent.You can also insert the spray nozzle into your soak scent to spray around the house! They have so many other neat products to match any home decor. Products Pictured: Toasted Marshmallow Sprinkles This is the best scent I have ever put up to my nose. I literally wanted to eat the entire jar after smelling it , imagine th