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LifeVac – The Anti-Choking Device That Saves Lives

If you’ve been in a terrifying situation when you see someone choking, having the knowledge of what to do can literally make a life or death difference. A few years ago I wrote about the time I was walking home from work, past a baseball field and a woman waved to me as she signaled that she couldn’t breathe. Somehow the basic skills I’d learned as a Boy Scout almost 30 years ago had stuck with me. The universal sign for choking is hands clutched to the throat. If the  ...

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Navigating a Toddler’s Fears

My daughter is at the age where monsters under the bed are becoming very real. Her capacity for imagination is developing and it’s all very new and worrying to her. Somewhere around two to three years old, children learn to be anxious and afraid of things, even if it’s entirely  ...

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Can men wear hats?

The age old question that has plagued men for years – can, or really should men wear hats?   I’m not talking about beanies (toques), ball caps or even flat caps, but proper brimmed hats that the dapper gentlemen wore back in the days where everyone wore suits for even the most  ...

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