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  • A photo of Sarah Blackwood and her son, taken last year (Sarah Blackwood/Instagram)A photo of Sarah Blackwood and her son, taken last year (Sarah Blackwood/Instagram)
    Canadian singer Sarah Blackwood says she was kicked off a United Airlines flight on Wednesday because of her crying two-year-old son.

    The Walk Off The Earth singer, who was understandably furious about the experience, took to Twitter on Wednesday night to voice her anger:

    According to the Toronto Star, the

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  • Have you ever popped into a drugstore just to kill time, only to emerge with $200 worth of new beauty products and a box of Breton crackers? Or have you ever walked into a department store and emerged with several expensive creams, nail polishes and eyeliners only to have them make you break out, flake off, or just not work?

    Three months later, half those products are sitting only a quarter used and collecting mildew near your bathroom sink. But imagine if you went on those drugstore beauty binges armed with the knowledge of which products actually work and give you the most bang for your buck.

    Drugstore products are great because despite their small price tags, there are some quality items just waiting to be discovered.

    Here are just a few of our favourite low-budget products that give a great return on investment -- and often out-perform their pricey counterparts.

    Garnier® Skin Renew 5 Second Blur Instant Smoother, $15.97


    This product sounds kind of ridiculous due to its promise

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  • Put down the hotdog! (Thinkstock)Put down the hotdog! (Thinkstock)
    Not sure what your healthiest options are when faced with an impressive spread at a summer barbeque?

    We asked nutrition and wellness expert Rose Reisman to chime in on our best (and worst) options at backyard shindigs this summer.

    Which is best: Hotdog, burger or veggie burger?

    Burger-lovers, rejoice.

    “A homemade hamburger made with lean beef and a few ingredients is a nutritious meal occasionally,” Reisman tells Yahoo Canada. “Four ounces of lean beef has only 220 calories, 8 grams of fat and 4 grams of saturated fat, compared to a higher fat beef that has over 300 calories, 10 grams of fat and 8 grams of saturated fat. A considerable difference. If buying pre-made frozen burgers, be sure to read the ingredient list and nutritional numbers. Watch primarily for high fat and sodium content.”

    Even better than a beef burger is a homemade veggie one, using either tofu or bean, she says. (Processed veggie burgers can contain excess salt and preservatives.)

    Stay clear of hotdogs, Reisman

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