Joy D'Souza
Joy D'Souza is an editor at HuffPost Canada covering lifestyle content. As a self-proclaimed pop culture junkie and lover of food, fitness and fashion, Joy generally covers food, fitness, health, entertainment and royals. Follow her on Twitter @JaneAnneJoy

Entries by Joy D'Souza

Homemade Father's Day Gifts: 17 DIY Projects For Kids

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2017 | 5:00 PM

Father's Day is coming up fast (it's on Sunday, June 18 this year). so it's time to start thinking about what you're going to give dear old dad.

If finding the perfect gift for your father wasn't hard enough, if you have little ones of your own, you also have...

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What Is Pure O OCD? And How Can You Prevent It?

(1) Comments | Posted May 26, 2017 | 4:05 PM

Trigger warning: This article contains information about violence, which may be triggering to survivors.

Have you ever felt like you were living a nightmare? Pure O sufferers feel like that all the time.

Pure O, also known as Pure Obsessional OCD, is similar to other forms of OCD with a...

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Croissant Corsages Are Now A Thing Because Spelling Is Hard

(9) Comments | Posted May 26, 2017 | 12:12 PM

You can't blame autocorrect for this one. Kids these days are going to prom with croissants because they can't spell corsage.

In a tweet that has since gone viral, a Texas-based teen shared a text conversation she had with her date leading up to prom.

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Netflix Study Reveals What You Like To Watch Depending On The Time Of Day

(1) Comments | Posted May 25, 2017 | 4:30 PM

Forget Big Brother, Netflix's watching what you're watching.

The online streaming service released a new study which shows not only what you're watching, but when you're watching too.

Gone are the days of TGIF lineups with Netflix's full season dumps — viewers can pick...

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Armpit Hair Is A Non-Issue For Many Millennial Women

(66) Comments | Posted May 25, 2017 | 11:42 AM

We might not be used to seeing it, but armpit hair does have a purpose and many millennial women are down for letting it do its thing.

According to research agency Mintel, between 2013 and 2016, 18 per cent of women between the ages of...

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The Ultimate Toronto Food Fest 2017 Guide

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2017 | 5:29 PM

Summer is almost here, which means summer festivals are in full swing.

This summer's food and drink festival circuit is bigger and better than ever with countless craft beer fests, rib fests and street fests. But just because some share the same name, doesn't mean you can expect them...

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Healthy Hair Can Only Come From A Healthy Scalp

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2017 | 3:32 PM

We all want sleek, shiny, commercial-worthy locks, but when it comes to healthy hair, you've got to start with the scalp.

"Just like your face, your scalp needs cleansing, balancing and protection," says Justina Mejita-Motane, Vice President of global product development at Aveda.

It's not a new concept. Scalp...

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Childhood Sleep Habits Continue To Impact You As An Adult

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2017 | 10:40 AM

As a child, few things are as comforting as a warm bottle, a parent's gentle touch, a cozy blanket or a beloved stuffed animal. And it turns out, for many, two of those things are still synonymous with sleep.

According to a study conducted by Best Mattress Brand,...

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Kate Middleton Sports Gorgeous Green Dress At The Chelsea Flower Show

(1) Comments | Posted May 23, 2017 | 1:19 PM

The "Kate effect" is still in full swing.

Just days after stunning royal watchers in a custom-made Alexander McQueen dress for her sister Pippa's weekend wedding, the Duchess of Cambridge donned a dark green and white floral printed midi dress from Rochas' 2016 pre-fall...

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Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Weren't Seated Together At Pippa's Reception

(13) Comments | Posted May 23, 2017 | 10:49 AM

After all the speculation, Meghan Markle made it to Pippa Middleton's wedding reception. But in the end, the "Suits" stunner wasn't even seated next to her boyfriend, Prince Harry.

According to The Telegraph, Middleton's seating arrangements kept all couples apart, which British etiquette guide

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British Bakeshop Teaches Bread Making To Improve Mental Health

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2017 | 1:13 PM

If you find baking to be both rewarding and relaxing, you aren't alone — psychologists have long cited the benefits of baking on mental health.

“There’s a lot of literature for connection between creative expression and overall wellbeing," Donna Pincus, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences at...

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Ontario Teen Receives Diana Award From Princes William And Harry

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2017 | 11:25 AM

When Peterborough, Ont.-native Faith Dickinson was only nine years old she made a blanket for her aunt who was in treatment for stage IV breast cancer. Five years later, she's sent more than 3,500 fleece blankets around the world on behalf of her charity, Cuddles for Cancer.


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This Is Why Babies Tremble When They Aren't Cold Or Crying

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2017 | 2:46 PM

Ever notice your newborn's chin quiver without a tear in sight? Or maybe their legs tremble quickly making you wonder if they're cold. It's not just you, it's actually your baby's brain.

Within the first two years of life, your baby's brain and central nervous system undergo a lot of...

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These Two Types Of Skin Cancer Are On The Rise

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2017 | 11:35 AM

Walk down the aisles of any beauty or drug store and you're bound to find shelf after shelf of SPF-laden foundations and facial creams, but a new study from the Mayo Clinic says you need to be applying sunscreen all over your body to reap the benefits.


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Victoria Day Recipes: 24 Delicious Meals To Make This Long Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2017 | 10:42 AM

Barbecue season is back — not that we weren't already grilling in our garages — but with the Victoria Day long weekend fast approaching we're ready to throw a few steaks on the grill and really celebrate patio season.

In the slideshow below, we've rounded up 24 delicious recipes to...

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Long-Term Weight Loss: It Took 10 Years Of Focus For This Woman To Lose 190 Pounds

(5) Comments | Posted May 17, 2017 | 12:10 PM

Who: Jennifer Noyes
Occupation: Homemaker
City: Thunder Bay, Ont.
Age: Age 42

By The Numbers: 386.7 pounds at my heaviest. I currently weigh 196.5 pounds for a total weight loss of 190 pounds. I am 5'6".

The Weight Gain: I have been overweight...

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Smiling Is Making You Look Old, According To New, Sad, Research

(2) Comments | Posted May 17, 2017 | 11:29 AM

Victoria Beckham might be on to something.

The 43-year-old singer-turned-fashion designer is known for never smiling for fear of looking "a little daft" in paparazzi photos, but researchers say if you crack a smile, you'll also create cracks in your skin.

According to Melvyn Goodale, co-author of

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Trigger Finger Exercises: The Quick Fix

(4) Comments | Posted May 16, 2017 | 1:41 PM

Do you spend more time clicking a mouse than typing on keys at work? That seemingly harmless action could actually be creating problems in your finger tendons.

In this week's episode of The Quick Fix, Raj Suppiah, owner and physiotherapist at Foundation Physiotherapy, demonstrates three simple stretches to...

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Zoe Kravitz Reveals How She Learned To Love Her Mixed Background

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2017 | 12:38 PM

Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet's little girl is all grown up and a star in her own right.

The 28-year-old singer, actress and model recently sat down with Allure magazine to talk about everything from her role in the HBO short series "Big Little Lies" to being the...

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Prince William Named British LGBT Awards' ‘Straight Ally of the Year'

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2017 | 10:47 AM

Prince William goes by a few different titles: Duke of Cambridge, Royal Knight of the Garter — and now he can add 2017 British LGBT Awards' ‘Straight Ally of the Year’ to the list.

The 34-year-old, future King of England received the honour on Friday, May 12, for his support...

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