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(NC) For many parents of young students, stepping into the world of laptops and technology will be necessary this fall. As this school year brings new challenges and opportunities to learn, having reliable, kid-friendly technology is key to a successful remote learning journey.

To help set your kids up for success, check out these quick tips for picking the right tech:

Choosing the right laptop: Kids need laptops that are easy and accessible, while parents need to choose one that won’t break the bank. Because young learners won’t be working on software that takes up a lot of space, a laptop with low storage is a functional yet wallet-friendly solution. Chromebooks are a great option that can withstand wear and tear and have security features to

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(NC) 2020 has been a year of unexpected challenges and change. Now more than ever, it’s essential to make time to relax and rejuvenate, especially in the comfort and safety of your home.

As the weather cools and we spend more time indoors, fall is the perfect season to create a soothing oasis at home with calming shades. Drawing from natural tones of stone and sky can help destress and ground you. Here, Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares her designer tips to help you create room for relaxation. 

Uplift your mood with lighter hues. A sense of space and light can instantly lift your spirits, as we head into the colder months of the year. “Choose a light neutral palette to visually expand a room and soothe the

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(NC) With many of us spending more time at home, this summer is the perfect opportunity to reinvigorate your house with inspiring design that welcomes you. Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour marketing expert, shares her top tips on how to boost your home’s curb appeal.

First impressions count. The front door sets the tone for your entire home. Whether it’s a new coat of paint to freshen up a well-loved hue or adding a new pop of colour to your front door, don’t be afraid to make a statement with your entryway.

“A richly saturated sapphire blue, like Blue Danube 2062-30, will add interest and elegance to your front door,” says Grech. Looking to take your transformation one step further? “Painting the ceiling of a covered porch in a

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(NC) Want an easy, refreshing and healthy dessert you can make in less than 10 minutes? Look no further than these avocado-matcha popsicles – the best way to chill out this summer. Dip them in chopped pistachios for an added crunch.

Avocado-Matcha Popsicles
Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves: 6 to 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (400 mL) full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp (5 g) matcha powder
  • 2-3 tbsp (10-15 mL) quality maple syrup
  • 1 ripe avocado from Mexico
  • 1 ripe banana

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a high-power blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into your popsicle mould.
  3. Place the caps on top or insert your popsicle sticks.
  4. Put your popsicles in the freezer to set overnight or until frozen
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  Q & A With Nicole Cooper

              

 

Hi Nicole, Thank you for taking the time to sit with me and answer some questions.

You are mother of two boys, aged 6 and 7. You work full time and are very active in your community. How do you balance your work life with your home life?

Nicole: Sometimes I barely manage (laughs). I have a weekly schedule defining my work time, family commitments and community involvement. I start my day one hour earlier than last year to ensure that I had time to drink and enjoy my coffee, and to give gratitude and organize family unit for the day ahead.

What made you decide to become a real estate agent?

Nicole: Real estate is deeply rooted in me. My mother was a real estate agent for

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