Chronicles

Alicia Doiron

Guide to Keeping the Holidays Stress Free

You've thrown on It’s a Wonderful Life on TV, you're downing that mulled wine, and a crackling fire is keeping you warm while you artfully wrap presents. A blissful scenario right? Christmas can be magical. But, it can also be stressful. Malls packed with frantic, anxiety-ridden shoppers, the pressure to buy gifts for everyone, decorating the tree, cooking the perfect dinner–stress -- levels are bound to skyrocket. While the holidays are meant for rest and relaxation, they can often leave you feeling frazzled and grumpy. We want you to enjoy all that's good about the season, so we put together a...

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Fiona Kut

Happiness Mindset Algorithm

What makes you happy? Truly happy, without any assistance of material goods? Hint: It may not be your scented candles, the new essential oil of the week, or even that new trendy charcoal face mask you want to try out. We found Google executive Mo Gawdat's formula to happiness a valuable bit of advice that anyone can apply to their day-to-day life. After losing his son, Mo realizes that happiness is acceptance of the truth of life in this very moment itself. Looking at life exactly as it is and being peaceful and grateful with the present.  So many times,...

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Alicia Doiron

Cruelty-Free Makeup to Create Your Own Riverdale Vixen Looks

The gang is back! Riverdale season 2 premiered October 11, and while we’re ecstatic about it, unlike the first season, we can’t binge watch it in one weekend. This time, Netflix is releasing the episodes once a week. Boo! But, it does make our Wednesday nights more exciting. As you’re probably aware, the Riverdale reboot of the classic comic book series features a stellar cast–and some seriously bad-ass women. Betty, Veronica, Josie, and Cheryl are all strong-willed, intelligent, and unique. And, since we’re skincare and makeup obsessed, we love that each siren has their own signature look. While Betty is...

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Alicia Doiron

Why You Should Take A Digital Detox

Like many people, when your body starts to feel fatigued, or skin is breaking out from drinking a bit too much wine or eating more junk food than usual, you'll do a cleanse or detox of some variety. It could be a juice cleanse or maybe an elimination diet, but the point is, you realize your body and mind needs some time to recharge. It can be hard at first, but the rewards always outweigh the momentary pain. While being more aware of what you eat has its benefits, refreshing your whole self involves more than that. From a holistic...

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