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The History of Father’s Day

The History of Father’s Day

Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and many of us are looking for that gift that will let our fathers know how much we appreciate them. While Father’s Day is a holiday with which almost everyone is familiar, few people know the interesting history behind this annual holiday.

Learning more about the history of Father’s Day can help you more fully enjoy this celebration and understand why it’s such a cherished holiday.

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The History of Canada’s Transcontinental Transportation Network – Part 2

The History of Canada’s Transcontinental Transportation Network – Part 2

When the Canadian government convinced British Columbia to join the Confederation of the Dominion of Canada in 1871, the nation stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It soon became clear that Canada would need a robust transportation system to serve the nation. While the transcontinental railroad was the first part of this transportation network, the Trans-Canada Highway further promoted transcontinental transportation.

Learn more about when the Trans-Canada Highway was built, how long construction took, and the impact the highway had on communities across the country.

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The History of Canada’s Transcontinental Transportation Network

The History of Canada’s Transcontinental Transportation Network

Some may argue that Canada wouldn’t be the nation it is today without its transcontinental railway. Yet some people may not know about the history of this important railway. Learn more about how the railway in Canada was started, the different transcontinental railways that exist, and the history behind each railway. This is part 1 of a 2-part series.

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Mother’s Day Through The Ages

Mother’s Day Through The Ages

Mother’s Day usually means flower bouquets, heartfelt cards, family brunches, and long-distance phone calls. It is a day where we shower our mothers with love and honour to show them just how important they are to us.

But did you know that Mother’s Day has a rich and somewhat unusual past? We have delved into days gone by to bring you the history of this day, controversies and all.

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Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Diabetes is a condition that impacts your body’s ability to control blood glucose levels. If you have Type I diabetes, your body doesn’t produce enough insulin, which transports sugar from your blood to the body’s cells. If you have Type II diabetes, your body doesn’t respond to insulin as it should. In both cases, you’re more likely to have problems with your oral health.

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The Power of Smiling

The Power of Smiling

Smiling is often thought of as the result of a positive outlook or happy situation. While you are certainly more likely to smile when things are looking up, the power of your pearly whites can work in both directions. Sometimes, smiling will give you a boost of chemicals that can help produce positive emotions even when you’re not initially feeling them. A forced smile may seem counter-intuitive when you’re facing an unpleasant situation, but this could be just what you need to get through the hard times.

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Can Flying Give Me a Toothache?

Can Flying Give Me a Toothache?

Yes — flying can give you a toothache. You may be surprised to find that your teeth become sensitive and develop a growing pain as your plane leaves the tarmac and begins to climb. Not only will oral problems you brought on the plane with become much worse, but you may notice some tooth pain for the first time. So what exactly is going on? And is there any way you can manage this type of pain?

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