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Rainy day hat @OliverandLillys
Sep 29, 2014

Rainy day hat @OliverandLillys

Spending a lot of time on your cell phone could affect your reading proficiency
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By: Amy Yew

There’s no doubt that cell phones have become the most used technological device for staying connected. Gone are the days of snail mail and a hand written letter. You can now log on to all your social media, pay your bills, email, manage your finances, video chat with others and even date all through your phone. It can be hard to tear yourself away from your phone when so much of your communication runs through a device. This can be especially annoying when the attention of someone you’re with is constantly on the phone.
I remember being at a restaurant with my cousin several years ago where a family of four sat down for dinner beside us. They had two children under the ages of seven and each had their own Ipad they were fixated on throughout dinner. I immediately thought about my own family and how my dad would not even allow me to have my phone during dinnertime when I was 24 and I still don’t own an Ipad today at the age of 30. Parents today often struggle with the issue of what age would be appropriate to give your children a cell phone and what are the implications on development impact them by doing so?

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Sep 29, 2014

Spending a lot of time on your cell phone could affect your reading proficiency

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By: Amy Yew

There’s no doubt that cell phones have become the most used technological device for staying connected. Gone are the days of snail mail and a hand written letter. You can now log on to all your social media, pay your bills, email, manage your finances, video chat with others and even date all through your phone. It can be hard to tear yourself away from your phone when so much of your communication runs through a device. This can be especially annoying when the attention of someone you’re with is constantly on the phone.

I remember being at a restaurant with my cousin several years ago where a family of four sat down for dinner beside us. They had two children under the ages of seven and each had their own Ipad they were fixated on throughout dinner. I immediately thought about my own family and how my dad would not even allow me to have my phone during dinnertime when I was 24 and I still don’t own an Ipad today at the age of 30. Parents today often struggle with the issue of what age would be appropriate to give your children a cell phone and what are the implications on development impact them by doing so?

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In case you get lost @LaBio_Canada will lead you back to beauty #LaBioCanada
Sep 29, 2014

In case you get lost @LaBio_Canada will lead you back to beauty #LaBioCanada

Our 9 questions on eyebrow threading
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By: Amy Yew

There’s no arguing that women go to huge lengths for beauty. I’ve never been a huge fan of the term “no pain no gain” when it comes to beauty regimes. Don’t get me wrong, I drink a large cup of green juice everyday and make sure that I get active at least twice a week which is the kind of investment that your body and skin will thank you for. For me, painful beauty regimes include more than 30 minutes applying makeup in the morning, botox (I’ve never tried it but needles give me the creeps) and waxing.
Getting rid of unsightly body hair somewhere is a must for any girl (and some guys). Years ago, when my friend introduced me to threading, I was less than enthusiastic about it. To my surprise, it was less painful for me than waxing and the re-growth of hair was much slower. I converted and haven’t looked back since.

For the complete column, click here.
Sep 29, 2014

Our 9 questions on eyebrow threading

http://bit.ly/1usE3e3

By: Amy Yew

There’s no arguing that women go to huge lengths for beauty. I’ve never been a huge fan of the term “no pain no gain” when it comes to beauty regimes. Don’t get me wrong, I drink a large cup of green juice everyday and make sure that I get active at least twice a week which is the kind of investment that your body and skin will thank you for. For me, painful beauty regimes include more than 30 minutes applying makeup in the morning, botox (I’ve never tried it but needles give me the creeps) and waxing.

Getting rid of unsightly body hair somewhere is a must for any girl (and some guys). Years ago, when my friend introduced me to threading, I was less than enthusiastic about it. To my surprise, it was less painful for me than waxing and the re-growth of hair was much slower. I converted and haven’t looked back since.

For the complete column, click here.

Do we favor traditional marriage proposal rituals?
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By: Amy Yew

We currently live in a progressive world where women take on entrepreneurial roles and fathers are being granted paternity leave. It seems that gender roles in relationships are slowly starting to disappear. However, when it comes to the marriage proposal ritual, most people appear to favor tradition. So what does a traditional marriage proposal usually entail? According to researcher Lisa Hoplock, traditional marriage proposals usually include:
·The proposer asking the father or parents of the proposee for his/their permission or blessing to marry the proposee,
·The proposal being a surprise,
·The proposer getting down on one knee,
·The proposer presenting a ring,
·The proposer asking, “Will you marry me?”
The proposer is also usually male in heterosexual relationships and the female is usually surprised or shocked in some way even though most people actually report that they had some kind of indication that their partner will be proposing.

For the complete column, click here.
Sep 29, 2014

Do we favor traditional marriage proposal rituals?

bit.ly/ZGLmlp

By: Amy Yew

We currently live in a progressive world where women take on entrepreneurial roles and fathers are being granted paternity leave. It seems that gender roles in relationships are slowly starting to disappear. However, when it comes to the marriage proposal ritual, most people appear to favor tradition. So what does a traditional marriage proposal usually entail? According to researcher Lisa Hoplock, traditional marriage proposals usually include:

·The proposer asking the father or parents of the proposee for his/their permission or blessing to marry the proposee,

·The proposal being a surprise,

·The proposer getting down on one knee,

·The proposer presenting a ring,

·The proposer asking, “Will you marry me?”

The proposer is also usually male in heterosexual relationships and the female is usually surprised or shocked in some way even though most people actually report that they had some kind of indication that their partner will be proposing.

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Max Mara launches their tailored suit project
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By: Amy Yew

Just like the little black dress, a classic suit is a power woman’s best friend. There’s been a resurgence of suits made for the modern woman. Gone are the days of the ill fitted nine to five suits. Today, designers are aiming for a well-tailored look that is truly an ode to the modern working woman.
This season, Italian brand Max Mara is all about celebrating women in suits. They recognize the challenge of finding a suit that fits properly and has integrated a Tailored Suit Project to fill that gap. I recently had the opportunity to preview Max Mara’s new store downtown in Pacific Centre to learn more about their fall collection and the new project.

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Sep 23, 2014

Max Mara launches their tailored suit project

bit.ly/1o6pANz

By: Amy Yew

Just like the little black dress, a classic suit is a power woman’s best friend. There’s been a resurgence of suits made for the modern woman. Gone are the days of the ill fitted nine to five suits. Today, designers are aiming for a well-tailored look that is truly an ode to the modern working woman.

This season, Italian brand Max Mara is all about celebrating women in suits. They recognize the challenge of finding a suit that fits properly and has integrated a Tailored Suit Project to fill that gap. I recently had the opportunity to preview Max Mara’s new store downtown in Pacific Centre to learn more about their fall collection and the new project.

For the complete column, click here.

Lash perfection thanks to @bosslash and @lashlabvancity. They’ll be sharing some secrets in an upcoming #style column. Stay tuned! 🎬 (at BeautyMark Yaletown)
Sep 22, 2014

Lash perfection thanks to @bosslash and @lashlabvancity. They’ll be sharing some secrets in an upcoming #style column. Stay tuned! 🎬 (at BeautyMark Yaletown)

Enjoying a great fashion read and this thank you card. cc: @oakridgestyle @aleesha_h
Sep 9, 2014

Enjoying a great fashion read and this thank you card. cc: @oakridgestyle @aleesha_h

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Sep 8, 2014

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Looking forward to fall 🍂
Sep 8, 2014

Looking forward to fall 🍂