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Expand your mind this summer! ๐Ÿง 

If you love learning and want to continue educating yourself on important issues, there’s a way to go “back to school” without paying steep tuition fees.
Coursera allows you to enroll in online courses from top universities and industry leaders and the topics are endless.
Here are the most popular free courses students have enrolled in this year.

School: University of Alberta
Why You Should Enroll: As Canadians, it’s imperative we understand the key issues facing Indigenous peoples from a historical and critical perspective. The course includes understanding world views from the Inuit, Nehiyawak, Kanien:keha’ka and Tlingit peoples.

School: Yale University
Why You Should Enroll: Are we natural-born racists? What are the causes and cures of mental illness? What do our dreams mean? These are just some of the questions that try to get answered here. You can dive into cognitive psychology, human variation and social psychology from one of Yale’s top professors, Paul Bloom.

School: Stanford University
Why You Should Enroll: Over half a million students have already signed up for this course that explores the implications of food processing on our health. It’s a short course compared to the others on the list but the information is quite impactful.

School: Yale University
Why You Should Enroll: Who doesn’t want to be more happy and productive? Regardless of your profession or background, this course is a great tool if you’re trying to change into a more positive, productive mindset. You can end up learning a lot about yourself and why you do certain things without even thinking about it.

School: Johns Hopkins University
Why You Should Enroll: You don’t need to be a clinical psychologist in order to provide compassionate social support to someone who experienced a robbery, natural disaster, community violence or other traumas. This course is full of practical information on disaster relief and crisis intervention that could come in handy at some point in your life.

School: Stanford University
Why You Should Enroll: If you’ve always been interested in AI, you kind of have to understand what machine learning is first. Self-driving cars, speech recognition and web search all stem from it. If you’re looking for a career in meta language programming or data science, this is a great starting point.

School: Yale University
Why You Should Enroll: Curious about stocks, bonds and all that financial jazz? In this easy to follow course, you can learn the basics of financial markets, insurance, and CAPM (Capital Asset Pricing Model) before diving into the details of forecasting, debt, and inflation. It focuses a lot on the U.S. market so worldwide students should consider that before applying.

School: University of Michigan
Why You Should Enroll: A lot of us already have some experience negotiating whether it’s with our boss, landlord, cell phone providers, or sellers at a flea market. To gain a deeper understanding of the art of negotiation, you can learn about and practice how to plan your own strategy, use key tactics, create a contract and evaluate your agreement so you end up getting what you want and deserve in life.
From cozy loungewear for the weekend to fancy dresses you can save for NYE! ๐Ÿ’ƒ
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Every now and then, Nasty Gal has a huge sale that’s impossible to resist, especially if you love buying clothes. Right now, everything is 60% off, while sale items are up to 80% off!

You can find some super cute clothes at a pretty decent price, like this ribbed midi dress for $32 or these cozy knit joggers for $39.60. If you haven’t hopped on the shacket trend yet, you can find lots of them on Nasty Gal at a discounted price.

Some of their off-season items are even cheaper, like this satin bandana shirt or floral mini dress, which are both just $17. If you’re planning a sunny getaway this winter, you’ll definitely want to get in on these great deals.
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Details: For a limited time, everything at Nasty Gal is 60% off, with a few gems on sale at an even bigger discount of 80%. From cozy loungewear to sparkly party dresses, you can buy a ton of cute clothes without breaking the bank.
Are some of these items Aritzia dupes? ๐Ÿ‘€
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The last time either of us shopped at Ardene, we were still in middle school. The stores were filled with bright pink headbands and bold graphic t-shirts. But recently, we’ve seen the brand’s clothes all over social media and were impressed at how adult-appropriate everything is now!
Like Garage and Dynamite, Ardene is one of those Canadian brands that grows up with you, all while staying up to date on the latest trends. Dare we even say that some of the clothes are comparable to brands like Aritzia?
We went shopping at Ardene to see what the hype was all about and we were both super happy with our purchases.

May Ning | Narcity Media
Price: $10 ($14.90)
Details: I’ve been really into greens and other earth tones lately and this ribbed dark green tank is such a gorgeous shade. It really reminds me of the Babaton Sculpt Knit Cropped Tank that goes for $58 at Aritzia. If green isn’t your jam, then you can also get it in eight other colours like brown, white or black. – MN
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Price: $10 ($14.90)
Details: These leggings are the matching piece to the tank I got and I like wearing them as a set. I love how high-waisted and seamless they are but they’re a tad thin so I’d stick to wearing them as loungewear as opposed to actual workout apparel. This Ultra Cropped Seamless Tee from Ardene for $10 also matches the material and colours.
May Ning | Narcity Media
Price: $19
Details: Lately, I’ve been seeing white sweatpants all over TikTok and I wanted to get a pair myself. These ones are so soft and cozy and not see-through at all. They’re SO similar to the $55 Aritzia Tna Extra Fleece Mega Sweatpant with just a slightly thicker waistband (which I actually prefer). Plus, they have pockets!
May Ning | Narcity Media
Price: $7 ($12.90)
Details: To be frank, I only bought these slides because I wanted to get free shipping (only orders over $40 ship free) and my shopping bag was only a few dollars short. I’m glad I did though because they look really cute! Are they the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn? Not really, but I definitely won’t feel bad wearing them to the beach next summer.
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Price: $15.92 ($19.90)
Details: I’m a total sucker for bodysuits. I might actually have more bodysuits than basic shirts. I love that it’s on the thicker side, so I don’t see the outline of my bra at all when wearing it. I also love that it attaches with snap buttons at the bottom, so I don’t have to take the whole thing off when I use the bathroom. It comes in four other colours which I will most likely be picking up at my next Ardene haul.
Brittany Barber | Narcity Media
Price: $19 ($26.90)
Details: IMO, the more joggers I own, the better. They’re super soft and cozy and will likely become my newest WFH uniform. I’m super tall (almost 6 feet), so sometimes it’s hard to find joggers that don’t look like capris on me. If I’m being honest, they could probably be an inch longer, but they come right to my ankle which works for me. They’re almost identical to the Cozy Fleece Boyfriend Sweatpant from Aritzia, but at a third of the price.
Brittany Barber | Narcity Media
Price: $19 ($24)
Details: I actually bought these joggers specifically to wear during my time of the month. I’ve ruined so many pairs of PJs thanks to aunt flow, so I figured it was about time to dedicate a pair of comfy black sweats to the cause. They’re super simple, without any drawstrings to mess around with. They’re high-waisted โ€” which I particularly love when I’m feeling bloated and crampy โ€” and super soft, too.
Brittany Barber | Narcity Media
Price: $15 ($24)
Details: This sweatshirt is probably my favourite thing I got from this haul! It’s super soft and warm and it even has pockets on the sides. The waist is elasticized, so I can adjust where it sits on my body. I have noticed it has the tendency to pick up my dog’s hairs, but it’s nothing a little lint roller action can’t solve. It reminds me of the TNA Rush Sweater on Aritzia, but again, at a much more affordable price.
Time to toss your old flip-flops in the trash.
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If you plan on travelling to a sunny oasis this winter, you might want to grab a pair of Reebok slides โ€” both the Classic and Fulgere pool slides are only $20 right now.
Even if you don’t have travelling plans, they make great slippers when you pair them with your favourite cozy socks.

The Fulgeres Slides are water-friendly, so they would even make a great gift idea for avid swimmers or anyone who lives in a dorm (because let’s face it, shared showers are gnarly!).
Otherwise, summer weather will be back before we know it and I for one know I’ll be glad I didn’t pay full price for a pair of slides. This special promotion runs until midnight tonight. Don’t forget to add promo code SLIDES at checkout to get the discount.

Price: $20 ($40)
Details: Until midnight on October 28, both Reebok Classic Slides and Reebok Fulgere Slides are only $20 with the promo code SLIDES. These slides are cushioned, comfy and easy to pack if you’re heading somewhere warm this winter. The Fulgeres come in black or blue but you can get the Classics in 12 different colours, in men’s sizes 4 to 12 and women’s sizes 5 to 13.
Everything from a Harry Potter PEZ dispenser to a fidget keychain.
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Waking up early on Christmas morning to find dozens of little goodies in my stocking is a tradition that holds strong, even though I’m a full-blown adult now.
Every year my partner and I manage to sneak tons of little stocking stuffers into the house without the other knowing. The best part is how inexpensive it always ends up being, despite how epic the haul is.
Along with advent calendars and cozy gift ideas, you’ll want to start thinking about what treats to stock up on so you’re prepared to fill up those stockings on or before Christmas Eve. Luckily, Amazon Canada has a ton of festive options that won’t break the bank.
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Price: $1.49
Details: These best-selling hot chocolate packets are absolutely adorable and an awesome budget-friendly stocking stuffer idea to add to your list. You might want to grab a pack of candy cane hot chocolate toppers, too, while you’re at it.
Amazon Canada
Price: $3.95
Details: This handy carabiner doubles as a bottle opener, so your friend or family member never be without one.
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Price: $14.94
Details: Let’s face it: we could all use a bathroom refresher spray! Grab a bottle of Poo-Pourri’s original scented spray to toss in their stocking as a cheeky gift.
Amazon Canada
Price: $7.99
Details: Shoppers love fidgeting with this pop and push keychain. This sensory gadget feels just as satisfying as popping bubble wrap and can help keep their hands busy when they’re anxious, stressed or trying to focus.
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Price: $11.62
Details: This hilarious stocking stuffer idea will keep them feeling fresh all winter long.
Amazon Canada
Price: $8.77
Details: What even are the holidays without a box of delicious chocolates? You can grab an assorted box of 13 to add to anyone’s stocking (even your own!).
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Price: $14.98
Details: Help keep their lips hydrated this winter with a Burt’s Bees holiday set. This trio includes an exfoliator, lip oil and balm tint.
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Price: $14.99
Details: This beard oil can refresh their facial hair and soothe their itchy skin this winter. It’s made with argan and jojoba oil and has a subtle sandalwood scent they’ll love.
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Price: $11.95
Details: This trio of soothing soap will keep their skin feeling soft and hydrated all winter long. It’s vegan and fragrance-free so it’s suitable for those with sensitive skin.
Amazon Canada
Price: $7.50
Details: This cute hand sanitizer case doubles as a keychain, so they’ll always have their bottle handle. It comes with an empty bottle, too, so they can refill it as they please.
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Price: $14.99
Details: This set comes with six travel-sized hand creams, so you can open the box and hand them out separately or stash them all into one person’s stocking.
Amazon Canada
Price: $14.43 ($15.99)
Details: Calling all Harry Potter fans! Get nostalgic this holiday season with this adorable Harry Potter PEZ dispenser. It comes with two packs of PEZ candies, too.
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Price: $12.95
Details: These super popular pimple patches will suck the dirt out of their spots overnight! Each pack comes with 24 patches in small, medium and large sizes.
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Price: $11.99
Details: Help them keep their luscious locks from breaking with a pack of satin hair scrunchies. It’s more gentle than a typical hair elastic while still keeping their hair from falling in front of their face.
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Price: $14.99
Details: If they don’t already have one, add a PopSocket phone grip to their holiday stocking this year. They come in a ton of different designs that’ll work with or without a phone case.
Amazon Canada
Price: $10.49
Details: This pack of reusable beauty pads can keep them from repurchasing disposable pads over and over again.
Amazon Canada
Price: $11.99
Details: This cute multi-tool will come in handy when they need to give something a quick fix. It has a tiny hole on one of the prongs if they want to attach it to their keychain.
Amazon Canada
Price: $10.99
Details: These adorable beauty blender cases will keep any makeup lover’s blenders from gathering dust and dirt.
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Price: $4.77
Details: This cult-favourite exfoliator will help scrub away dull skin to reveal a softer and glowing complexion.
Amazon Canada
Price: $11.89 ($16.99)
Details: If they don’t already have a thermometer, this budget-friendly option is a great option to include in their stocking this year.
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Price: $14.99
Details: These body balm sticks are awesome little stocking stuffers. They’re made with shea butter and will glide over any dry areas on the skin.
Amazon Canada
Price: $14.99
Details: This beard brush can be used to massage their face, style their beard or slather up their shaving cream for a luxurious at-home shave.
Amazon Canada
Price: $9.99
Details: These silicone face scrubbing pads will help them get all of their makeup off at the end of the day. Each one has a little handle that makes it easy for them to hold.