By Meghan Collie

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( World-schooling combines travel with the principles of homeschooling by creating teachable moments in new, foreign surroundings. Image credit: Joseph Gonzalez / Unsplash)

When Hannah Miller was 11 years old, her parents sold all of their stuff and took the family abroad.

Their intention was to return after one year, but that didn’t happen. Miller’s family liked travelling so much, they kept doing it.

“We’ve been to every inhabited continent so far,” she told Global News.

During their travels, Miller and her three siblings were “world-schooled.” Her mom, Jennifer Sutherland-Miller, says world-schooling means elevating the principles of homeschooling by creating teachable moments in new, foreign surroundings.

READ MORE: More Canadian parents opting for home-schooling — Fraser Institute

“I’m a big supporter of public education as one way of educating kids, but it’s certainly not the only way,” she said. “We opted to take our kids out of school and do the job differently because we wanted so much more for them than was going to be available.” …


By Aalia Adam

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Digital tweaks that obscure your flaws are setting an unrealistic standard of beauty and that can take a toll on one’s self-esteem.

You don’t have to swipe very far to find a filter that will thin your nose, sharpen your cheekbones, widen your eyes, smoothen and, in some cases, even lighten your skin, helping to achieve that airbrushed look once reserved for magazine models and Hollywood stars.

“That, like, flawless kind of superficial look is what all these celebrities, like the Kardashians and Jenners, look like with their full faces of makeup,” social media influencer Kristina Pittam told Global News.

“It really becomes attractive to be able to utilize filters to look that way in an instant.”

But these digital tweaks that obscure your flaws are setting an unrealistic standard of beauty and that can take a toll on one’s self-esteem. …


By Aalia Adam

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’90s pop culture references are popping back into the mainstream — and no, it’s not a coincidence.

The Backstreet Boys are playing sold-out shows across Canada this week and their latest album DNA topped the charts when it dropped earlier this year.

The recent release of both live-action versions of The Lion King and Aladdin took many millennials on strolls down memory lane.

READ MORE: ‘The Lion King’ review: Live-action version delivers exactly what you’d expect

It seems like everywhere you look, ’90s pop culture references are popping back into the mainstream — and no, it’s not a coincidence.

“Today’s nostalgia really targets millennials because they are of that age where they’re just feeling the beginnings of a midlife crisis,” Ryerson University sociologist Paul Moore told Global News. …

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