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

Kate Middleton Sports Gorgeous Green Dress At The Chelsea Flower Show

(0) 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

(0) 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

(4) 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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Porn Use Linked To Erectile Dysfunction

(14) Comments | Posted May 15, 2017 | 12:59 PM

Too much of anything isn't a good thing, but if you're a guy who likes to watch porn, it can actually be a very bad thing.

New research from the Naval Medical Center of San Diego suggests porn can cause erectile dysfunction in men, while having little to no effect...

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Princess Charlotte's Net Worth Will Blow Your Mind

(1) Comments | Posted May 15, 2017 | 11:17 AM

In most industries, it doesn't pay to be a girl — but if you're a princess in the British Monarchy, it most certainly does.

The Brand Finance Group, a London-based business valuation and strategy consultancy, estimates 2-year-old Princess Charlotte has a net worth of £3 billion...

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How To Cope With Going To A Party Alone

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2017 | 4:14 PM

For people with social anxiety, going to a party can be pretty overwhelming, but for those who have to go alone — it can be downright terrifying.

Your first instinct might be to skip it, but it's perfectly OK if you aren't quite ready to step outside of your comfort...

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20 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts You Can Grab At Local Stores

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2017 | 4:11 PM

So you left it to the last minute again this year and now you're freaking out. Don't fret just yet. Mother's Day is on May 14, so you still have some time — as long as you aren't planning to order online.

Fortunately for you, in the slideshow below, we've...

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Quit Putting Q-Tips In Your Ears, Says New Study

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2017 | 11:48 AM

It's not an urban legend — Q-tips really can do serious harm to your ears.

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics, Q-tips are responsible for sending dozens of children to the ER every single day.

The study, which looked at data from the...

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Looking In The Toilet After You Poo Could Save Your Life

(8) Comments | Posted May 10, 2017 | 4:21 PM

If you aren't already in the habit of looking at your poop when you go to the washroom, you really need to get on it.

According to a 2014 study in the U.K., 27 per cent of participants regularly examine their poop and used toilet paper after using...

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Princess Diana's Funeral Wasn't Supposed To Be A Grand Affair

(2) Comments | Posted May 10, 2017 | 12:39 PM

Princess Diana's funeral was watched by approximately 2.5 billion people, but if Queen Elizabeth had her way, that number would have been a lot smaller.

Originally planned to be a private affair, large-scale public mourning and a plea from Prince Charles led to the massive funeral for the...

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Exercise Helps This Woman Manage Severe PTSD

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2017 | 4:58 PM

Exercise isn't just good for your body, it's great for your mental health and overall well-being too — just ask Andrea Ross, a Calgary native who turned to exercise to help her manage post-traumatic stress (PTSD) stemming from childhood abuse.

As a young adult, Ross, struggled with bouts of anxiety...

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