What’s in a name? A lot, actually

As Shakespeare wrote, “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Usually, the information we can tell by a person’s name is limited to which decade they were born and the area or background from which they come. A woman named Tiffany was probably born in the 1980s, when... Continue Reading →

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Barbie’s new body is a step in the right direction, but is it enough?

Barbie has a new friend and she’s changing the body image game. Mattel, the company behind the mega-popular doll franchise, unveiled the newest addition to their collection at Glamour’s Women of the Year awards on Nov. 14. The doll is a one-of-a-kind item, modelled after popular plus-size model, Ashley Graham. Graham, who is best known... Continue Reading →

Need someone to talk to? Call Good2Talk

Talking about mental health can be hard, but, sometimes it’s good to talk. Good2Talk was founded in partnership with Kids Help Phone, Ontario 211, ConnexOntario and the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, to provide students between the ages of 17 and 25 with a service they can call if they... Continue Reading →

Georgian era girl names

Originally posted on Nameberry’s Berry Juice blog. I’ve always loved reading classic books. By the time I was twelve, I’d read a few Shakespearean plays, Pride & Prejudice, and Sense & Sensibility. Shakespeare was great of course; however, Jane Austen gave me even more. With her novels, I got the charming, delightful gentlemen I’d always... Continue Reading →

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