Evolving Family Dynamics: Nurturing Love, Co-parenting, & Relationships in Blended Families  

Over the past six decades, family structures have evolved from the traditional nuclear setup, which consists of a couple and children, to modern variations such as co-parenting and blended families. Each family structure has its own dynamics, which have evolved alongside them over the years. Various factors have influenced these dynamics, including technological advancements, shifting…

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Social Justice Affects Relationships 

At bars, are men now more cautious of being creepy toward women than they were years ago? If a joke tests one’s beliefs, should they speak up? Social justice is enmeshed in language, behaviour, and ideologies. Whether with emphasis or not noticeable, it intertwines in every relationship.   Ry Sword Avola (they/he), a Youth Program Facilitator…

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Intermittent fasting, is it a myth? Or does it actually work?

Imagine saving some money on grocery costs and losing weight simultaneously. That’s the plan I had as I laid out my long-term weight loss project. Intermittent fasting is a method of fasting by choosing a specific time to eat. For instance, I went with the daily approach and ate between 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM. According to Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Mark Mattson, this method of fasting can help lose weight over time because “after hours without food, the body exhausts its sugar stores and starts burning fat.”

Physical Health at BCIT

It is a Wednesday at 6:00 PM. After a long day of classes and a shift at the local coffee shop, a student walks into the weight room in the fitness centre at the Burnaby campus of BCIT. They find the personal storage area so full that they put their sweatshirt and keys into a cupboard already in use. After grabbing a cleaning rag and warming up on the treadmill, they search for a bench to do a workout set of workouts, yet they are all taken. Unfortunately for this student, Recreation Services at BCIT has been successful in its goal to support the improvements to the physical health of its staff and students.

History, Benefits, and Downside of Drinking Coffee

History, Benefits, and Downside of Drinking Coffee

As a passionate coffee drinker, I’ve been using coffee mainly to keep myself from dozing off in class and to stay sharp to meet deadlines. However, I also enjoy the taste, especially that of Guatemalan coffee beans. While coffee is a great way to wake myself up, it is more than just a beverage. From its origins to different methods of processing, coffee has a rich story.

11 Home Remedies for Flu Season

Last month I had a cold and had to stay home for a couple of days. I tried everything I could think of to get better; cough medicines, antibacterial teas, day and night pills, soups, orange juice; all to still have an annoying cough for the next couple of weeks. In my Victorian Child-esque state, I got curious about what possible home remedies I could use to try and fight off my illness.

How to Survive your Free Time When the Weekend Comes:

It’s Friday. You talk to your classmates while walking toward one of BCIT’s bus stops. You say bye to them and take your bus. Once you’re on it, it hits you: It’s the weekend and you don’t have friends outside school. You’re entering the void. That’s life for many of us, international students, people from other provinces and people who have lost touch with their high school friends — congratulations on that.