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  • Each month, our editors round up their favourite new and innovative products in the fashion, beauty, food and wellness sectors. Some of these items will make your life easier, while others are simply beautiful and the stuff of our dreams.

    Here’s what we’re most lusting after this month. We hope they delight and inspire you. Tell us, what are you craving most this October?

    Wild North Apparel Lila Jacket



    We predict this Canadian company will soon be giving Canada Goose a run for their money with their high-quality winter wear, whose materials are sourced in partnership with native Canadians. This medium-length fitted jacket with wool shell and classic colour block at the lower back is our winter dream! Suggested price $675. Get it here. - Caitlin

    Banana Republic Blue Jaquered Midi Skirt

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    Get into the holiday spirit a couple of months early (come on, you know you want to) with this pretty jacquered skirt from Banana Republic in fall’s most flattering shape. Suggested price $134. Get it here

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  • Each month, our editors round up their favourite new and innovative products in the fashion, beauty, food and wellness sectors. Some of these items will make your life easier, while others are simply beautiful and the stuff of our dreams.

    Here’s what we’re most lusting after this month. We hope they delight and inspire you. Tell us, what are you craving most this October?

    Panasonic 10-in-1 Digital Multi Cooker



    There’s nothing quite like coming home to a fresh-cooked dinner and this appliance makes it a cinch. It’s the only multi-functional cooker on the market complete with 10 built-in cooking settings, including steam, stew, soup, slow cook, brownie, cake, compote, porridge, white and brown rice. Make everything from cheesecake to vegetarian lasagna or even steamed salmon! Suggested price $179.99. Get it here. - Caitlin

    Zwilling Pro Carving Set



    The professional series by Zwilling has been the go-to in our kitchen for almost 10 years. Knives don’t get any better than these. This

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  • With cold and flu season comes the home remedies — and many of us are reaching for the ginger this fall. 

    The versatile herb can be used fresh, dried, powdered, as a juice or an oil. And while it’s most commonly used as a spice and flavouring agent, it’s also used medicinally.

    According to WebMD, ginger is commonly used to treat “stomach problems” such as motion sickness, morning sickness, nausea, gas and diarrhea, and can also be used for pain relief from arthritis, menstrual pain, muscle soreness, bronchitis, and even chest pain. 

    One study found that ginger might even slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells. 

    It can also help strengthen immunity and is frequently used to aid digestion

    Fresh ginger has many health and culinary uses. (Thinkstock)Fresh ginger has many health and culinary uses. (Thinkstock)

    Topically, fresh ginger juice can be poured on the skin to treat burns. Ginger oil can be used as a topical pain reliever, too. 

    It should be noted that there are some precautions that should be taken when using ginger medicinally. Pregnant women should limit their ginger intake to 1g a day, and

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