Unique Ideas for Celebrating the Holidays in the North

Traditional holiday greeting card for celebrating the holidays, featuring St. Nicholas on skis.

Most of us tend to spend the holidays visiting with family and friends, though some people like to travel, since for many, this is also vacation time. Either way, sometimes it’s hard to come up with something different to do, especially for special occasions. If you’ll be celebrating the holidays in the North, here are some festive ideas […]

Landscapes of the Killarney Area

Landscapes of the Killarney Area: Scenery from Local Hiking Trails

If you’ve been following JourNiackery for a while, then you know how much I love the Killarney area. Just maybe, it’s even possible that you started following JourNiackery because of my Killarney articles! And perhaps there are a few of my photos that have stayed with you along the way. Well, now for a limited time only, I’m […]

Triple the Fun at Dokis Summerfest

Dokis Summerfest Logo 2013

Imagine hitting a single while a live band plays a cover of the latest hit single in the background. That’s the atmosphere the participants of Dokis Summerfest get to enjoy every year. Since 2011, this annual community event has been rocking a July weekend with family-friendly activities that have been attracting more and more people. The grounds of […]

31 Scary Reasons Canadians Should Reject the Risky TPP

What's wrong with the risky TPP? Modified from "What Is Wrong With the Trans-Pacific Partnership" (Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons).

For years, Canadians have been hearing how the risky TPP trade deal was being negotiated in secret. The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership was revealed late last year, but already, the Liberal government has agreed to sign on in early February. This, stressed International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, “essentially means Canada can keep its spot at the bargaining […]

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Meaningful Brand Icons From Unique Tattoos

Niackery Elements logo — Design by Julie @Niackery, with modifications by Tia Tanguay

My attachment to my tattoos goes more than skin deep. Using them as brand icons isn’t something I planned, but I’m sure happy with how things have turned out! I’ve been using my Eco-Footprint tattoo as my brand icon for almost five years now, and it’s always served me well, ever since it was designed for me and […]

Let’s Do Away With Maiden Names — We All Have Surnames, Right?

If married women have maiden names, what do single women have?

These days, it’s fairly common to come across married couples who don’t share the same family name. Modern society generally accepts a woman’s prerogative to choose her last name. Well, considering that anyone can change their name to anything they want at any time, that’s no surprise. But people often discuss this (potentially feminist) issue using the term […]

Identify and Deal with Email Spam from Contacts

Email Security Usage Around the World (Infographic)

Email spam from people in your contacts list got you down these days? You’re not the only one. It seems there’s been a lot of it in the past week. And it keeps perpetuating itself because people trust the names in their contacts list, and therefore have no reason to suspect spam. But they should, as the infographic […]

Improving Parabola: 8 Simple Theme Tweaks

Screenshot of the Parabola WordPress theme.

Parabola by Cryout Creations is a pretty great theme right out of the box. It’s flexible, user-friendly, responsive, and stylish. I gush all about Parabola’s awesomeness in my Overview and Comparison of Three Free WordPress Themes: Atahualpa, Graphene, and Parabola. So clearly, improving Parabola certainly isn’t a must, but there are a few things this WordPress theme could […]

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