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Arti Patel is an editor at the Huffington Post Canada covering lifestyle and viral content. A 2011 Ryerson University journalism grad, she generally covers health, women's issues, food, relationships, trends and coverage around diversity. Follow her on Twitter @artipatel
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Winter Running Gear: How To Handle The Weather Like A Pro

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2016 | 11:26 AM

Just because winter is here, it doesn't mean you need to put away those runners.

Winter running is just as effective as summer running, and as it turns out, practicing your strides through colder months will leave you even faster come spring.

In the video above,...

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Symptoms Of Alcohol Abuse And When To Get Help

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2016 | 4:24 PM

A drink here or there might not sound harmful, but for people who have an addiction to alcohol, it can be destructive to one's health and personal life.

According to the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), the "low-risk drinking guidelines" in Canada recommend up to two...

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Pop Linked To Rare Cancers In Gallbladder And Bile Ducts: Study

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2016 | 11:44 AM

You may love to indulge in a can of pop per day, but countless studies show this probably isn't a good idea.

A study from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found people who drink a lot of soda (and other sugary drinks) had higher risks of developing

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8 Of The Cheapest Destinations For Canadians This Winter

(3) Comments | Posted December 2, 2016 | 3:42 PM

You could spend the holidays at home or, if you're up for it, be a little more adventurous this year and go travel.

Now, travelling during the holiday season isn't cheap, especially if you're a beach bum who loves resorts. But it turns out for Canadians, and yes, even...

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'OITNB's' Danielle Brooks Says We Should Stop Comparing Ourselves To Others

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2016 | 10:42 AM

If there's one thing we love about actress Danielle Brooks, it's how confident she is with her body.

The actress, best known for her role as Taystee on the hit Netflix show "Orange Is The New Black," posted a short video on Instagram this week, giving us...

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Easy Potluck Ideas: 20 Dishes Perfect For The Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2016 | 3:07 PM

Potlucks are arguably one of the best things about the holiday season.

You often only have to cook one dish, and in return, you get to feast on a bit of everything made by your friends and family. And if you're in need of easy potluck ideas that will...

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25 Cheap Christmas Gift Ideas $10 And Under

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2016 | 2:11 PM

We all know it can get quite expensive when your holiday gift list adds up.

And while it's always the thought that counts when it comes to gift-giving, we also understand why people want to shower their loved ones with something new this season, even if it's small. Luckily...

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Stephen Hawking Says Obesity Is One Of The Most Serious Public Health Problems

(131) Comments | Posted November 30, 2016 | 11:25 AM

It's a problem countries like Canada are well aware of, but Stephen Hawking says we need to step up and fight obesity.

In a recent ad campaign for Swedish non-profit GEN-PEP, the 74-year-old cosmologist says obesity is "one of the most serious public health problems."

"Today, too many...

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Weight Lost: Ontario Mom Drops 92 Pounds For Herself And Her Kids

(4) Comments | Posted November 29, 2016 | 4:07 PM

Who: Lindsay Dummitt
Occupation: Nurse
City: Ajax, Ont.
Age: 39

By The Numbers: 320 pounds at my heaviest, currently at 228 pounds, for a total weight loss of 92 pounds.

The Weight Gain: Growing up was hard. I was always heavier than everyone else and...

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Woman's 'Hijab Grab' Self-Defence Video Is Perfect

(9) Comments | Posted November 29, 2016 | 12:20 PM

Zaineb Abdulla wants you to know about the "hijab grab."

The Chicago-based vice president of nonprofit Deaf Planet Soul (DPS) posted a self-defence video on Facebook in November, teaching women with hijabs how to defend themselves from attackers.

"Learn to defend against a bigot grabbing...

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Christmas Cookie Recipes: 25 Treats Even Santa Would Devour

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2016 | 11:31 AM

Sorry Santa, these cookies are strictly for us.

The holidays and baking go hand-in-hand and if you're looking for new recipes that would make good gifts for friends or the perfect party snack, or if you just want cookies to munch on while you Netflix and chill, these treats...

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Can We Expect Even More 'Gilmore Girls' Episodes? Creator Speaks Out

(30) Comments | Posted November 28, 2016 | 11:37 AM

It's news many "Gilmore Girls" fans want to hear: will Lorelai and Rory return to Netflix?

Just days after the highly-anticipated revival series premiered on Netflix, show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino told The Hollywood Reporter exactly how she felt about the idea of more episodes of "Gilmore Girls: A...

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25 Christmas Gifts For Her: Presents That'll Make Her Feel Special

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2016 | 11:40 AM

With the holiday season upon us, many of us have already started writing down those long Christmas gift lists.

If you're shopping for a special woman in your life this year, whether that be a partner, family member or best friend, we're here to help you narrow down the...

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Justin Trudeau Tops Toronto Life Magazine's 2016 Most Influential List

(7) Comments | Posted November 23, 2016 | 4:08 PM

Turns out Justin Trudeau, rapper Drake and actress Rachel McAdams all have something in common: they are a powerful commodity for the city of Toronto.

Toronto Life magazine released their annual 50 Most Influential list (Drake topped last year's list), and leading the way are politicians like...

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Gabrielle Union On The 'Bullsh*t' Of Being Black In Hollywood

(1) Comments | Posted November 23, 2016 | 12:21 PM

Gabrielle Union isn't holding anything back.

In a recent interview with Harper's Bazaar, the 44-year-old actress opened up about everything from her stance on film director Nate Parker's rape allegations, her role as a mom and how hard it continues to be for black men and women...

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Lilly Singh A.K.A. Superwoman Has The Perfect Sandwich Tutorial For Sexists

(5) Comments | Posted November 22, 2016 | 2:06 PM

Making a sandwich isn't a hard task, which is why comedian Lilly Singh is always confused why so many of her haters tell her to go to the kitchen and make one.

The Canadian YouTuber, also known as Superwoman, recently uploaded a hilarious sandwich tutorial aimed at all those...

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Lady Gaga Opens Up About Her Struggle With Chronic Pain

(6) Comments | Posted November 22, 2016 | 1:07 PM

Chronic pain isn't easy to talk about, but when someone does, it can be comforting for so many people who live with it.

Last week singer Lady Gaga opened up about her struggle with chronic pain after posting two images of herself on Instagram.

"I was so overwhelmed...

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What It's Like For Second-Gen Canadians To Come Out To Their Parents

(1) Comments | Posted November 21, 2016 | 3:12 PM

As children of immigrants, coming out to your folks is a mixture of emotions.

Some second-gen Canadians' families can be open-minded and accepting, while other families, especially those from cultures that don't fully understand LGBTQ, can make it hard for their queer children to just be themselves.

In the...

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25 Stunning Christmas Trees Around The World

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2016 | 4:48 PM

No matter where they are in the world, lit-up Christmas trees are so beautiful.

From holiday markets to trees in public spaces, these Christmas trees easily warm up cold winter nights.

And with the news of Toronto getting Canada's largest tree at the Toronto Eaton Centre...

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Doctors Remove Wedding Ring From Man's Penis After Case Of 'Penile Strangulation'

(31) Comments | Posted November 18, 2016 | 11:57 AM

Doctors are calling it a rare case of "penile strangulation."

According to the South African Medical Journal, an unnamed man was taken to hospital after squeezing a wedding ring over his penis for erotic pleasure. The journal notes the 28-year-old South African man tried to substitute...

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