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Becca Webster
Alyssa Bertram, Founder + CEO Of Easy Period, On Ending Stigma Around Menstruation

Alyssa Bertram, Founder + CEO Of Easy Period, On Ending Stigma Around Menstruation

Why do we as women feel so weird talking about our periods? It's not like it's a secret that it happens once a month, but here we are, slipping a tampon up our sleeves or in our pockets as we quietly scurry to the bathroom. Alyssa Bertram made it her life's mission to end the stigma around menstruation and provide feminine products that we don't have to be scared to put in our bodies. Her business, Easy. is a service that delivers 100% organic cotton feminine hygiene products right to your door. Alyssa supports the movement to end menstrual shame...

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Becca Webster
How To Turn A Failure Into A Turning Point With Priya Sam

How To Turn A Failure Into A Turning Point With Priya Sam

Priya Sam is a former television journalist, Toronto influencer, and now successful podcast host. She's had a lifetime of experience covering stories relating to crime, breaking news, politics, and more. After years of working in television, she took a leap of faith changing the course of her career journey entirely. Her new podcast, Turning Point, is at the top of our "2021 Must Listen Playlist" and we were lucky enough to chat with Priya about her career journey, turning failures into turning points, and never giving up. Tell us a bit about yourself and your podcast.  I would describe myself...

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Becca Webster
4 Items We'll Never Wear Again After Quarantine

4 Items We'll Never Wear Again After Quarantine

I recently did something out of my comfort zone...I made plans with someone. After more than a year of staying home most of the time and enjoying the life of sweat pants and hoodies, I realized I kind of forgot how to get dressed? I've always loved putting on nice clothes. It was never a struggle for me to piece together an outfit until I spent over 365 days in sweats. Although I'm not sure when, eventually life will go back to normal and I'll have to learn how to get done up again. A year of quarantine has taught...

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Becca Webster
Being Laid Off: Your Next Steps

Being Laid Off: Your Next Steps

Being laid off from your job involves a roller coaster of emotions. It can feel demoralizing and stressful, but it can also be the beginning of a new chapter in your life. Whether it was because of the global pandemic, or some other exterior factor, 2020 and 2021 have turned out to be years of some of the biggest layoffs that we've ever seen. Research shows that the longer someone remains unemployed, the more their psychological well-being declines. It's important to talk about the mass layoffs occurring and the negative effect they can have on our communities as a whole....

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