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    It’s easy to see why some people succumb to seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in the winter: cold, dark, damp, and gloomy weather can simply bring you down. So it may come as a surprise that you can get SAD in the summertime, too.

    About 10 per cent of SAD sufferers will experience the condition during summer’s warm, sunny, and bright days, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

    “Studies done in Asia—China and India—where summer depressions are more common than winter depressions found that it was related to humidity and not just temperature and light,” Raymond Lam, professor and head of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program in the University of British Columbia’s department of psychiatry, tells Yahoo Canada. “It’s more of a problem in lower latitudes, in the tropical regions.”

    However, summer SAD, sometimes called reverse SAD, can still strike people north of the border. And while some of its symptoms resemble those of winter SAD—including feelings of hopelessness or

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    As food prices continue to soar, it can be a challenge to stretch your dollar at the local grocer.

    A recent Global News Ipsos poll shows that Canadians are purchasing groceries based on the price of the products available — not freshness and taste.

    59 per cent of people surveyed considered price to be one of the most important factors when choosing which food products to purchase. Additionally, 51 per cent of respondents said that freshness was one of the most important factors. However, only 32 per cent of the people polled chose taste as one of those important factors.

    John Cranfield, professor of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Guelph, says he’s not surprised by the poll results.

    “In the last several years we know that there have been some more than expected food price inflation,” Cranfield explained. “Some food products, like meat products in particular, have had a fairly high increase in prices. So price has come to the forefront for a lot of

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    Hi, my name is Caleigh and I am a hair extension addict. I love the way they look and the way they feel. They’re full and long and fabulous and I wear them 24/7. (Well, I have no choice really, since they’re sewn in.) Why am I telling you this, you ask? My answer - why wouldn’t I?! I’ll tell anyone who asks…and even those who don’t. I’m not ashamed or embarrassed, after all. I take pleasure in passing on the weave wisdom and letting other women know it’s an option for them too. Plus, I feel like it’s important to be honest with one another about some of the lengths (pun intended) we all go to feel good and look great.

    Maybe it’s the incredible Instagram filter that hides your wrinkles, or perhaps it’s the cold laser treatments you’ve been getting on your skin. It could be that wizardly eyebrow specialist you’ve been visiting or that ass-kicking personal trainer who’s been whipping you into shape. Whatever it may be, it’s these admissions that help us keep our personal expectations in

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