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…


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…


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…


By Laura Hensley, National Online Journalist

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Losing friends is hard. But losing friendships over a wedding makes matters even more complicated. (Illustration by Laura Whelan)

The bachelorette started with a luxurious morning of pampering, and ended in a fight with a tiara being ripped off the bride’s head.

Jaclyn*, who asked Global News to change her name to protect her identity, had planned a lavish, fun day for the bride and a few of her closest friends earlier this year in Toronto. Jaclyn said the bride drank too much throughout the day, and had a meltdown at the end of the night.

At one point in the night when the group was at a club, Jaclyn stepped outside for…


By Christine Meadows, Global News Producer

I think I am a dad shamer. Not all dads; just my husband.

A new poll, by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, at the University of Michigan, found half of fathers admit to being criticized about their parenting style or choices, most commonly by their partner.

My husband was not part of the poll, but he sees where the dads are coming from.

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I think he’s a great dad. The best. He’s kind, present and patient but we don’t always agree on discipline. He likes to correct behaviour as it happens. …


By Venkatesh Shankar, Texas A&M University, Special to Global News

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Amazon started as an online bookstore, but founder Jeff Bezos, set his sights on making it an “everything store.” (Photo credit: AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

A quarter of a century ago, on July 5, 1994, a company, which shared a name with the world’s largest river, was incorporated. It sold books to customers who got to its website through a dial-up modem.

It wasn’t the first bookstore to sell online. (Books.com launched in 1992.) But it behaved like a local store, whose shopkeeper knew customers by name — a bell even rang in the company’s Seattle headquarters every time an order was placed.

READ MORE: Amazon’s coup? …


By Arti Patel

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Some argue panda parents are lazy. Panda parents say this is not the case. (Image credit: Getty Images)

The concept of snowplow parenting may not be for everyone, but “panda parenting” is meant to be the alternative.

The term was first dubbed in April by author Esther Wojcicki in the Telegraph. As she described it, panda parenting gives children freedom to make decisions for themselves (within reason).

Recently speaking with the Daily Mail, Wojcicki said she allowed her daughters to walk to school alone or quit a musical instrument if they were no longer interested. Panda parents allow children to do things for themselves without parents getting in the way. …


By Meghan Collie and Laura Hensley

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A new poll found that six in 10 young women wish they had someone to talk to, but don’t. (Illustration: Laura Whelan)

Loneliness is often thought of as an issue for the elderly, but a new report says millennials — especially women — are also struggling.

According to a recent poll conducted by the Angus Reid Institute, women under 35 tend to express greater feelings of loneliness than other age groups, despite having social lives.

The poll, which surveyed more than 2,000 Canadians,found that six in 10 young women sometimes or often wish they had someone to talk to, but don’t. …


By Alan Cross

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At the time ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ was released, synthesizers and other tech were driving music into new territory at a fearsome speed. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Through the latter half of the 1970s, some areas of the music community were having a Marshall McLuhan-esque existential crisis thanks to the rise of synthesizers and the adoption of new studio technology.

The new machines, many of which could perform tricks that no human could ever duplicate manually, were driving music into new territory at a fearsome speed. Was humanity being sapped from music? Were humans going to lose control of music? And were these new artificial sounds, methods of recording, and programmed robotic performances actually music in the first place?

And it wasn’t just music…


By Meghan Collie

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A common reason people come out ‘later’ in life is because they’ve been taught that to identify as LGBTQ2+ is wrong, says one expert. (Illustration: Laura Whelan)

Coming out is often nerve-wracking, but coming out when you’re older can be even scarier.

For Peter MacEwan, whose name has been changed for privacy reasons, it meant telling his wife of nine years that he no longer wanted to be married.

“It was the most anxious and lonely time of my life,” he told Global News.

READ MORE: Pride month: Honouring the LGBTQ2 community’s progress and recognizing work still needs to be done

MacEwan was 36 years old when he started to consider the possibility that he was bisexual.

He was 37 when he accepted that…

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