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Top 4 things you need to build healthy relationships in the digital Age:

(1) Communicate about Communication

Be upfront and talk about what kinds of e-communication expectations you have with others. Not everyone likes to communicate by texting and facebook.

(2) Balance Screen Time with time spent face-to-face

Texting messages and pictures can be fun however it is important to set some time to spend together in person. Go for a walk or cook dinner together.

(3) Unplug Sometimes

Turn off your devices at some point during the day. Be in the present moment without any interruptions.

(4) Spend Time alone

Have some quiet time. Leave your phone at home every once in a while so you are not so reachable.

 

This Land is Our Land

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Canada has one of the highest water consumption rates in the world. In fact, Canadians each use about 300 litres of water at home every day. Earth Day is coming again this April and each of us need to think of what we can do do protect our land.

You can prevent 400 kilograms of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere if you recycle all of your household newspapers, cardboard, glass and metal in one year. Though Canada's recycling levels have increased drastically in the last two decades, so has our production of waste. That's why we need to focus on reducing just as much as recycling.