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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

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Larger Waist Sizes Linked To Early Death

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2017 | 11:16 AM

Got a big belly but a normal BMI (body mass index)? According to researchers, you're still in the danger zone.

A new study from the University of Sydney in Australia suggests people with larger waistlines are at a higher risk of heart-related death.

According to lead researcher Emmanuel...

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3 Yoga Poses That Can Reduce Depression

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2017 | 2:51 PM

When you're feeling down in the dumps, you might be tempted to throw on your sweats and curl up on the couch, but sweating it out will make you feel a lot better.

In the video below, yoga instructor Rachelle Wintzen demonstrates three yoga poses that will leave you feeling...

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John Legend Wants Men To Become Feminists Before Having A Daughter

(22) Comments | Posted April 25, 2017 | 12:52 PM

John Legend has a message for all would-be-fathers: you don't have to wait until you're a dad to become a feminist.

"I don't like when guys are like, 'Oh, I have a daughter now so, now I care about women's rights,'" Legend revealed in a video posted to his Instagram...

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Salty Foods Make You More Hungry Than Thirsty

(1) Comments | Posted April 25, 2017 | 11:43 AM

Step away from the salt shaker.

Rather than make you grab a water bottle, researchers now say salty foods are making you hungry, not thirsty. According to a new study from the Max Delbrûck Center for Molecular Medicine in Germany and Vanderbilt University, salt triggers a process in...

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Terminally Ill Child Carried To Term For Chance At Donating Her Organs

(14) Comments | Posted April 24, 2017 | 1:36 PM

Keri and Royce Young may have had to say "hello" and "goodbye" to their baby girl, Eva Grace Young, on Monday, April, 17, but thanks to their selfless act she will live on in the lives of others.

The Oklahoma City couple went viral online in December when they announced...

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Junk Food Cravings Linked To Obesity Genes

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2017 | 11:22 AM

Can't get enough of sweet chocolate and salty potato chips? Blame it on your genes.

According to a recent study from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, researchers have found links between food preference and genetics, specifically surrounding hormone regulation, depression and obesity risk.

"Most people have a...

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5 Foods That Relieve Joint Pain

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2017 | 4:01 PM

Joint pain doesn't just affect the elderly. Knee pain from running, jumping or even climbing the stairs can be the first sign of joint problems like osteoarthritis.

Exercising is a great way to reduce pain and increase flexibility in stiff joints, but it's not all you can do....

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How To Properly Clean Your Kids' Toys And Keep Them Safe From Mould

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2017 | 1:54 PM

Until they fall on the floor or become the victim of a diaper explosion, you might not think to wash your baby's toys — but you really should.

According to a 2015 study conducted by Dettol antiseptic, 80 per cent of cute and cuddly toys are covered in...

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Prince Harry Awkwardly Dodges Question About Meghan Markle

(3) Comments | Posted April 21, 2017 | 11:39 AM

Did someone forget to tell Prince Harry that the whole world already knows he's dating actress Meghan Markle?

Though the prince is hoping to get Brits to loosen their stiff upper lip when it comes to talking about mental health, Harry is keeping his tight when it...

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Queen Elizabeth Celebrates 91st Birthday

(7) Comments | Posted April 21, 2017 | 10:40 AM

Let the celebrations begin! Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II turned 91 years old today and she's still going strong.

Though the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch is celebrating quietly at home, Britain is commemorating the grand event with gun salutes at both Hyde Park and the Tower of...

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas For $50 Or Less

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2017 | 5:00 PM

Finding the perfect gift for mom can be tough, especially if you're on a budget.

With Mother's Day quickly approaching (it's on May 14 this year) you might want to start shopping early if you're looking to save. In the slideshow below, we rounded up 20 fun and fashionable Mother's...

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Magic Johnson Opens Up About His Son Coming Out As Gay

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2017 | 11:25 AM

Retired NBA star Magic Johnson is many things: a sports legend, a businessman, and an HIV activist. But first and foremost, he's a loving family man.

The legendary former Lakers superstar stopped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday where he opened up about his son EJ coming...

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This Woman Fell In Love With Boot Camp And Lost Nearly 60 Pounds

(6) Comments | Posted April 19, 2017 | 3:40 PM

Who: Gracielle Guhit
City: Richmond Hill, Ont.
Age: 36

By The Numbers: 210 pounds at my heaviest, currently at 152 pounds, for a total weight loss of 58 pounds.

The Weight Gain: I've been always overweight. Growing up I always got teased about how chubby...

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Prince William Says He's Still In Shock Over Princess Diana's Death

(4) Comments | Posted April 19, 2017 | 1:26 PM

Nearly 20 years after Princess Diana died in a car crash, her eldest son, Prince William, says he still feels shock over it.

"I still have shock within me — people say it can't last that long but it does," Prince William said in a filmed interview for...

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Prince Harry Says He Would 'Love To Have Kids,' Makes Us Swoon

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2017 | 11:17 AM

He's said it before, but this time it means so much more.

During an interview with The Telegraph‘s Mad World podcast, Prince Harry, 32, reiterated his desire to start a family.

“Of course, I would love to have kids,” he told host Bryony Gordon. Harry, who...

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3 Moves To Reduce Knee Pain From Sitting: Fit Bites

(6) Comments | Posted April 18, 2017 | 10:14 AM

Just like you don't have to play tennis to get tennis elbow, you don't need to be a runner to get runner's knee.

In fact, the opposite of running will get you there just as quick. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (a.k.a. runner's knee/a.k.a. knee pain) is felt on the underside and...

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The Real Reason Men Don't Use The Bottom Button On Their Suits

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2017 | 11:31 AM

Make no mistake, there's a reason why our clothes look the way they do and are worn the way they are.

We already know that tiny square pocket in your jeans does have a purpose, and it's no coincidence that the buttons on men's and women's...

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Meghan Markle Clears Schedule For Pippa Middleton's Wedding

(16) Comments | Posted April 17, 2017 | 10:40 AM

Pippa Middleton's wedding is certainly shaping up to be the wedding of the summer.

Aside from Prince George and Princess Charlotte having starring roles in the wedding party, HELLO! is now reporting Prince Harry might actually be bringing girlfriend Meghan Markle as his plus one.

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Scientists Think Brain Stimulation Will Stop You From Cheating

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2017 | 2:08 PM

People lie, and people cheat, and scientists are looking for a way to stop both of those things.

A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests brain stimulation might actually make us more honest.

To test their theory, the researchers separated...

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The Sweet Story Behind Princess Diana's Memorial Garden

(5) Comments | Posted April 13, 2017 | 11:54 AM

A new memorial garden filled with white flowers has opened at Kensington Palace in honour of the late Princess Diana.

The garden, named The White Garden, is located on the site formerly known as the Sunken Garden, which the late Princess of Wales often visited.

"She would come by the...

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