Andrea Love

How Much Should You Give For A Living Inheritance?

Andrea Love | April 28, 2016 | Canada Living
When you make a will, you decide who is going to get your money in the event of your death. The hope is that you not only set up the next generation for financial success, but you also pass along positive financial values they can carry throughout their lifetime.
Debbie Wolfe

Diarrhea Is The Uncomfortable Conversation We Need To Have

Debbie Wolfe | April 28, 2016 | Canada Impact
In many parts of the world, diarrhea is not about embarrassing conversations between adults, or toddlers licking electrolyte popsicles while watching Max and Ruby on the couch. And it's most definitely no joke. An estimated 30,000 children around the world die each year from diarrhea, a condition which most Canadians see as an inconvenience.
Brigid Dineen

Positive Thinking Isn't Always The Answer When Life Sucks

Brigid Dineen | April 28, 2016 | Canada Living
Sometimes things suck. Please don't force yourself to think positively about it. Feel what you feel. Give yourself space. Embrace vulnerability with people you trust (or in your journal), and enjoy the natural sun after the storm.
Colin & Justin

A Modern Rustic Guide To Renovating Cottage Bathrooms

Colin & Justin | April 28, 2016 | Canada Living
Designing (what we hope will prove to be) two perfect bathrooms, we pushed the envelope, wherever possible, to create wildly generous accommodation with ample proportions for washing, showering and associated bathroom ablutions. Oh, and more than a smattering of serious luxe cottage style.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Is It Time For Your Pap Test?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | April 28, 2016 | Canada Living
I've yet to meet a women who doesn't dread the cold speculum. But the discomfort certainly doesn't seem so bad when you consider a Pap screening test -- where a doctor collects cells from the inner part of your cervix -- is the only way to find early cell changes that might lead to cervical cancer.
Yoni Goldstein

No, "Anti-Semitism" Isn't The Most Abused Term In Canada

Yoni Goldstein | April 28, 2016 | Canada Living
Last month, Toronto Police released a report on hate crimes in the city during 2015, and for the tenth year in a row Jews topped the list of most targeted communities. The facts suggest that certain people are seriously misjudging the state of anti-Semitism in Canada today: It is, unfortunately, far from being an "abused" term.
Meghan Telpner

A Recipe For Gluten And Dairy-Free Lasagna Magic

Meghan Telpner | April 28, 2016 | Canada Living
Though lasagna itself is technically a one-potter, and we all love a good One Pot Wonder, there are a few steps here and it is a little labour intensive. The final result is, however, very much worth it.
Stephen Weir

The Heptones' Leroy Sibbles Talks His Return To Toronto

Stephen Weir | April 28, 2016 | Canada Music
Reggae pioneer bass player and singer Leroy Sibbles knows what it means to take that boomerang ride. Born and raised in Jamaica, he moved to Toronto in 1973, married and became a citizen. That was then, now he is back living in Jamaica and visits The Big Smoke whenever he can.
Andrea Chrysanthou

Amazing Canadian Vacation Destinations You Didn't Even Know Existed

Andrea Chrysanthou | April 28, 2016 | Canada Travel
While world events may have factored into Canadian's decisions to stay local, I'd like to think it had more to do with the fact that more of us are choosing to discover just how amazing this country really is. There are so many things to do in Canada and while you may think you've heard of them all, here are some that don't get the attention they deserve.
Rhonda Scharf

Saying Please And Thank You Is Always Necessary

Rhonda Scharf | April 28, 2016 | Canada Living
"Please" and "thank you" are simple words, and yet it seems that most people don't use them enough. Basic etiquette is often missing in society, in both our personal lives as well as our professional ones. You can make yourself stand out in a rude society by remembering your manners, treating people as respected individuals, and doing what others are unwilling to do.
Tasheka Lavann

When You Want To Be Black Without Dealing With Black Issues

Tasheka Lavann | April 28, 2016 | Canada Music
Where are our friends and fans of black music and black people when the partying stops and the subject turns to the reality of being black? When I attend concerts for some of these artists, non-blacks are the ones front and centre, filling more than half of the seats. Switch to a Black Lives Matter march... these folks are nowhere to be found
Laurie Mawlam

Universal Autism Screening Is Instrumental To Early Diagnosis

Laurie Mawlam | April 27, 2016 | Canada Parents
Over the years, Autism Canada has talked to thousands of parents and there has been a similar refrain. Early diagnosis didn't happen for their children because too many well-intentioned health practitioners and educators dismissed early red flags and parental concerns in favour of a "wait and see" approach.
Wade Stayzer

The Top 10 Tips For Spring Cleaning Your Finances

Wade Stayzer | April 27, 2016 | Canada Business
Cleaning out the cupboards, taking stock of items that need to be retired or repaired, and outright purging in some cases, is often what is done as the weather changes. And while it's common to want to get your house in order, it's not so common to do the same with your finances.
Dave Murphy

Living With Cancer And Traumatic Stress Syndrome

Dave Murphy | April 27, 2016 | Canada Living
The dark fear of living with cancer is like living with death on your horizon. For a long time I let myself feel like that was a certainty. First, before chemotherapy I took a stance of come what may. Since then, I've taken a more active line in trying to move away, and pursue a better, longer life. The truth was that until the appointments of this month I still had no long term vision. I was constantly repeating in my subconscious that radiation therapy was coming, to not be irrational and look into the future,but to stick in this moment and deal with it.

How To Disaster-Proof Your Rental Against Kids, Pets And More

YPNextHome | April 27, 2016 | Canada Living
Sometimes preventing damage is easy, but there are a few circumstances that have less obvious preventative measures. Here's how to avoid a few overlooked problems that could cause harm to your rental unit.
Nadia Alam

Ontario's Health Minister Is A Master Of Misdirection

Nadia Alam | April 27, 2016 | Canada Politics
We need health-care reform. To do that, we need an honest conversation between patients, government and front-line workers about what can be covered, what should be covered and what must be covered. We can't have it all. So we need to talk about what we all can have. To get there, doctors must be part of the conversation.
David Suzuki

A Healthy Biosphere Means Healthier Humans

David Suzuki | April 27, 2016 | Canada Living
The human body evolved over millions of years, long before cars, escalators, laptops and remote controls. It's built to expend effort. Gas-powered vehicles enabled us to move over long distances or get somewhere quickly, but they're bad medicine when they're used to go two or three blocks. Our lives are easier but not necessarily healthier. It's time we put more thought into keeping our bodies active and well, minimizing sickness.
Karen Selick

I Am Fed Up With Air Canada's Ridiculous Fees

Karen Selick | April 27, 2016 | Canada Business
In the fall of 2015, I planned to travel from Toronto to Vancouver and back. I booked my outbound flight with WestJet, and the return flight with Air Canada, because the timing of those flights was most convenient for me. Then an unforeseen problem arose, and I had to cancel my trip. Each airline told me I could cancel my flight, pay a penalty (I thought it was $100 in each case), then apply the credit balance to another flight, so long as I used my credit within a year. Each airline, that is, except Air Canada.
Karen Hunter

Wind Turbine Highlights Unifor's Hypocrisy On Noise Hazards

Karen Hunter | April 27, 2016 | Canada Living
Unifor owns and operates the controversial CAW Wind Turbine, located on its property in Port Elgin, Ontario on the shore of Lake Huron. Since its startup, Unifor and MOE have received hundreds of noise complaints, day and night, from the nearly 200 families who live within the turbine's 550-metre radius.
Renee Frances, B.S., B.Ed., M.A.

Lucid Dreaming Can Help Your Child Overcome Nightmares

Renee Frances, B.S., B.Ed., M.A. | April 27, 2016 | Canada Parents
"Mommy! Daddy! I had a nightmare!" These words can make your heart sink. How does a parent get inside their child's head and "protect" them from the "boogyman?" The answer is, frankly, you can't. But there IS a way to help your child learn how to face their nightmares.
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