Entries by Rebecca Zamon from 01/2013

Worst Healthy Foods: Don't Get Fooled By These 8 "Healthy" Foods

Posted 01.02.2013 | Canada Living

By Lambeth Hochwald When New York Times blogger Mark Bittman attacked McDonald’s oatmeal — an innocent-sounding healthy menu offering — f...

Animal Welfare: How Canada Treated Animals In 2012

Posted 01.02.2013 | Canada Impact

Animals enhance our lives — they're loyal, offer comfort and companionship, and ask for little in return. But they too have needs and wants, and ...

Death Risk Drops For Overweight People, Rises For Extremely Obese

Posted 01.02.2013 | Canada Living

A common New Year's resolution is to get in shape and drop a few pounds, but a new review of published studies suggests that people who are carrying a...

Iceland Name List: Girl Fights For Right To Use Her 'Disapproved' Name

Posted 01.03.2013 | Canada Living

REYKJAVIK, Iceland - Call her the girl with no name.A 15-year-old is suing the Icelandic state for the right to legally use the name given to her by h...

The 52 Books I Read in 2012

| Posted 01.03.2013 | Canada Living

Every year I set out to read 52 books. Then, at the end of the year, I put them all together in a list to (a) hopefully give some suggestions for stuff to read and (b) remember what it was I read. Look for the asterisks for the books that I thought were truly great.

Inspirational People Of 2012: 8 Motivational Stories

Posted 01.03.2013 | Canada Living

The new year is about a new you, but sometimes you need to look outside for some inspiration. Seeing how others have dreamt big, overcome obstacles an...

Low-Fat Foods: 6 Options Low In Fat That Don't Sacrifice Flavour

Posted 01.03.2013 | Canada Living

It’s a tough world for the fat-lover these days. While certain fats are good fats that we should make room in our diets for, most of the time, fat i...

Better Fitness 2013: New Year Resolutions for the Already Fit

Posted 01.03.2013 | Canada Living

There are plenty of articles out there about how to get fit in 2013. But what should those of us who are already fit be doing to improve our fitne...

Resolutions To Keep: 4 New Year's Resolutions That Will Stick In 2013

Posted 01.03.2013 | Canada Living

Do you make a resolution every year but fail to commit to it? A big factor in getting you onto the resolution road to success is to make a course of a...

Creative New Year's Resolutions: 5 Fun Ways To Start Fresh In 2013

Posted 01.03.2013 | Canada Living

Do you dread setting resolutions for the new year? It’s no wonder you do — since resolutions often revolve around goals that we find particularly ...

The Best Tasting Hot Chocolate ... Comes In An Orange Mug?

Posted 01.03.2013 | Canada Living

We've all heard about the relationships certain colours might have with how we feel — red walls, for example, apparently make people hungry, while y...

Setting Realistic New Year's Resolutions: Ten Resolutions You'll Stick With In 2013

Posted 01.03.2013 | Canada Living

The new year for many of us brings with it many resolutions: ones that hang over our own heads as the calendar gets closer to Dec 31. So you didn’t ...

Winter Running: What Kind Of Gear Do You Need To Be A Winter Runner?

Posted 01.04.2013 | Canada Living

One of the best ways to not be so miserable about winter is to get out and play some winter sports. Snowshoeing, skiing or even a winter hike through ...

Fun Winter Activities In Canada

Posted 01.04.2013 | Canada Living

When you live in Canada, you have to accept that much of our time is spent living with cold temperatures and lots of snow and ice. Rather than go stra...

How A Hunger Strike Affects The Human Body

Posted 01.04.2013 | Canada Living

As First Nations Chief Theresa Spence wages her politically motivated hunger strike from an island in the Ottawa River, her body is gradually feeling ...

New Year's Quotes: 15 Inspirational Sayings To Start Your New Year Off Right

Posted 01.04.2013 | Canada Living

When undertaking a life change like a New Year’s resolution, it always helps to be inspired. Sometimes inspiration comes in the gentle nudge of a go...

Decluttering Tips 2013: "Reduce" Your Way To A Stress-Free Life

Posted 01.04.2013 | Canada Living

There’s no question that we live in a society of “too much.” We’re drowning in a sea of too much stuff, as evidenced by TV shows like “Hoard...

Be A Man Campaign From White Ribbon Introduces New Code of Manhood

Posted 01.04.2013 | Canada Impact

The mass shootings that have occurred over the last year still have people reeling, searching for answers about who commits these horrible acts and wh...

Quebec City Burns Christmas Trees For Last Time

Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Living

Quebec City will have to find another way to dispose of Christmas trees next year because the province will no longer allow municipalities to burn the...

Pap Smear Test: Regular Cervical Cancer Screenings Should Start Later

Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Canadian women should start being routinely screened for cervical cancer at a later age than previously recommended and do it less frequentl...

Breastfeeding Help: Do Folk Remedies Help Breastfeeding Women At All?

Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Living

Breastfeeding might seem like the most natural thing in the world for a mother, but for many, it can be one of the great frustrations of new parenthoo...

Is Idle No More The New Occupy Wall Street?

Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Impact

As Idle No More protests continue to grow, comparisons are being made to the grassroots Occupy Wall Street movements that sprang up across the globe i...

Unclaimed Property: Is Missing Money Looking For You?

Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Business

Whether from a deceased relative who left an unclear will or a long-forgotten investment account, a lot of money is owed to North Americans out there:...

#ReasonsILoveThe90s: Millennials Get Nostalgic For Their Childhood

Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Living

For some, the 1990s feel as though they were mere minutes ago — a time when the Berlin Wall had just come crumbling down, Bill Clinton rocked the Wh...

How To Speed Read: Yes, You Can Train Your Brain To Read Faster

Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Living

We all have it: That pile of books on our nightstands, or that stack of magazines threatening to take over the coffee table — or even all those star...