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

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Kate Middleton Opens Up About 'Overwhelming' Motherhood

(1) Comments | Posted March 24, 2017 | 11:37 AM

Being a mom can be both wonderful and overwhelming — even when you're a princess.

On Thursday, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, opened up about her experience as a mother and the challenges and triumphs that come with having kids.

"It's right to talk about motherhood as a...

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3 Health Benefits Of Manuka Honey

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2017 | 10:53 AM

If you thought you'd never be able to enjoy a sweet treat while eating healthy, you would be wrong. After all, honey is nature's candy, and it comes with a whole lot of health benefits.

In the video above by KnowmoreTV, we look at three reasons to add...

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4 Black Women Who Don't Get Enough Credit For Changing The World

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2017 | 4:47 PM

If "Hidden Figures" has taught us anything it's that women — especially black women — don't get the credit they deserve.

In the video above by Buzzfeed
, we learn about four black women who broke barriers but are still absent from many history books.

Rosa...

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What Is Mastitis? The Painful Condition Affecting Some Breastfeeding Moms

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2017 | 10:35 AM

Women's breasts go through a lot — before, during, and after pregnancy. And while a little tenderness or swelling is normal, sometimes breast pain is a sign of something slightly more serious, like mastitis.

sore breast

Defined as an inflammation of the breast tissue, mastitis...

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Meghan Markle Opens Up About Being Biracial In Hollywood

(9) Comments | Posted March 22, 2017 | 11:05 AM

Allure magazine's April 2017 issue is all about diversity, featuring 41 women of colour who shared their stories about inclusion and skin tone as it pertains to beauty.

One of these 41 women is none other than 2016's top-searched actress and Prince Harry's girlfriend, "Suits" star...

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Weight Loss: A Tight Seatbelt Helped Kickstart This Woman's 50-Pound Transformation

(3) Comments | Posted March 22, 2017 | 10:48 AM

Who: Amber Morden
Occupation: Trade Compliance Officer
City: Whitby, Ont.
Age: 38

By The Numbers: 250 pounds at my heaviest, currently at 197 pounds, for a total weight loss of 53 pounds.

The Weight Gain: I was always a “beefy” kid. I have never been thin, but...

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Yoga For Sleep: 3 Poses That Will Help You Beat Insomnia

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2017 | 10:45 AM

After a stressful day at work or home, your mind can betray you and spend the whole night racing.

Let go of the chaos caused by the daily grind and try some yoga before going to bed. In the video above, yoga instructor Rachelle Wintzen shares three simple poses designed...

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Princess Diana's Private Letters Reveal Troubling Start To Her Marriage

(18) Comments | Posted March 21, 2017 | 10:39 AM

Six handwritten letters from the late Princess Diana are set to be auctioned off next month.

The letters, addressed to the princess' personal secretary, Jane Parsons M.B.E, are believed to provide an “intimate glimpse" into the troubled marriage of the Princess of Wales and Prince Charles.

In one of the...

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Katy Perry: Sexuality Is More Than Black and White

(6) Comments | Posted March 20, 2017 | 12:09 PM

Katy Perry has come a long way from singing about kissing girls. On Saturday night the pop star took home the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign at a charity gala in Los Angeles. During her acceptance speech, Perry opened up about her religious childhood and her own...

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Arsenic Levels In Rice Can Be Reduced With This Cooking Trick

(11) Comments | Posted March 20, 2017 | 10:52 AM

If you aren't in the habit of rinsing out your rice before you cook it, you might be increasing your odds of getting health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

According to researchers, cooking rice by steaming it exposes consumers to trace amounts of arsenic as a result of...

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Climate Combined With Genetics Helps Determine Your Nose Shape

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2017 | 2:25 PM

Yes, you definitely got your nose from your parents, but they're not the only ones you should be thanking (or blaming) for the shape of your schnoz.

According to a new study published in the journal PLOS Genetics, the shape of your nose is the result of a...

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Will And Kate Make Their Way To Paris 20 Years After Diana's Death

(3) Comments | Posted March 17, 2017 | 11:53 AM

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are making their first official visit to Paris this week, nearly 20 years after Prince William's mother, Princess Diana died there in a car crash.

The short visit already has a jam-packed schedule with the royal couple set to take in a soccer...

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Inactivity In Children Can Begin As Early As 7 Years Old

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2017 | 12:30 PM

Teens are often accused of being lazy, but the reality is children stop exercising long before adolescence.

According to a recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, exercise levels start to taper off in children around the age of seven.

Over the course of...

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Treating Psoriasis: 6 Things You Can Do To Soothe Scaly Skin

(5) Comments | Posted March 15, 2017 | 12:30 PM

Is your skin plagued by dry, itchy, red patches? You aren't alone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the common condition known as psoriasis affects 7.5 million people in the United States alone.

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that not only affects the skin, it may...

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John Legend Has The Best Advice For Couples Facing Postpartum Depression

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2017 | 10:56 AM

Aside from being a Grammy and Oscar-winning singer/songwriter, John Legend is one-half of one of Hollywood's most beloved couples. He's also his wife Chrissy Teigen's number one supporter — and he wants everyone to know it.

After Teigen recently opened up to Glamour about her struggle with postpartum...

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Will And Kate Set To Make Major Move After A Massive Kensington Palace Renovation

(8) Comments | Posted March 14, 2017 | 11:27 AM

Will and Kate are making their way back to Kensington Palace — but with a few changes.

The 400-year-old royal residence is set to undergo a major renovation to accommodate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

According to the Daily Mail, officials from...

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This Is Why You Might Be Out Of Sync With Your Partner Sexually

(20) Comments | Posted March 13, 2017 | 11:42 AM

Ever feel like you're out of sync with your partner — sexually? That's because you probably are. According to researchers, men and women become aroused at completely different times of the day.

Thanks to men's testosterone levels, your horny hubby reaches his peak arousal time in the morning and...

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How To Treat And Prevent Back Pain During Pregnancy

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2017 | 10:53 AM

As if the morning sickness, lack of sleep and constant need to pee weren't enough, back pain is just another symptom pregnant moms have to deal with — or so it seems.

In the video above, rheumatologist Maziar Badii shares tips for the treatment and prevention...

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The Cost Of Childbirth Varies Across The Globe

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2017 | 10:48 AM

Having kids is expensive, and some regions are more expensive than others.

According to Coyne College, the average cost of childbirth in the United States is a whopping US$10,808 per delivery. If a C-section is required the fee goes up to US$16,106, significantly more than the US$2,000 cost...

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Healthy Snacks For Kids: 18 Munchies That Are Road Trip-Ready

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2017 | 9:48 AM

The beauty about road trips is that you can make multiple stops along the way, but if you pull over every time you or the kids get the munchies you may never make it to your final destination.

Packing snacks for the road is a great way to ensure you...

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