David Martin

Kevin O'Leary Is Donald Trump's Mirror Image

David Martin | January 20, 2017 | Canada Politics
As happened with Trump before and just after announcing his candidacy to be the Republican nominee, O'Leary's early musings about a possible run met with much laughter and derision. After all, how could someone who makes outrageous statements and has never held political office aspire to be the prime minister of Canada? Well, thanks to 63 million Trump voters, fewer Canadians are laughing at the possibility of Kevin O'Leary leading the Conservative Party and even one day becoming prime minister.
Jason Najum

Donald Trump And The American Dream

Jason Najum | January 20, 2017 | Canada Living
It seems that a dangerous brew has been boiling. A national origin-story based on "making it", mixed with a constructed and prideful sense of Us, as a separate and often superior entity from Them. It's everywhere. A lifetime of God Bless America and American Exceptionalism and Leader of the Free World. A media and culture forever sprinkled with waving flags and geocentric self-regard. A hell-yeah awesomeness that you just can't find anywhere else but in the good ol' US of A.
Adrienne Martin

Searching For Answers On Inauguration Day

Adrienne Martin | January 20, 2017 | Canada Politics
In looking back on the political disaster of a U.S. election, I still find myself asking, "How did we get here?" It's a topic that has been written about at length since the night of November 8 when together, hatred, fear, racism and bigotry, won the American presidency. And still, despite the countless political analyses, panel discussions and expert interviews, I continuously find myself searching for suitable answers. Unsuccessfully.
John Muscedere

Put End-Of-Life Wishes At The Top Of Your To-Do List

John Muscedere | January 19, 2017 | Canada Living
The beginning of a new year and the accompanying reflections of what the future holds is the perfect time to tell family and friends your healthcare preferences in case one day you are unable to speak for yourself. This is called advance care planning and it is good to do for your peace of mind and for your loved ones too.
Patricia Tomasi

Just Another Day In The Life Of An Anxiety Disorder

Patricia Tomasi | January 19, 2017 | Canada Living
I try to stay calm as my heart starts to race and my legs begin to shake. I feel nauseous and I might throw up. It's happening. Right here, right now, at work. A panic attack. My first one happened in my mid-20s. Thought I was dying. It runs in my family. My father has anxiety and panic disorder.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The Reason Everybody You Know Is Catching The Flu This Year

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | January 19, 2017 | Canada Living
We are seeing a lot more activity this year compared to last year's flu season, which was relatively mild. It's important to understand that the flu strain circulating each year can change every flu season.
Carol Todd

Why I Won't Let The Negative Absorb The Positives In Life

Carol Todd | January 19, 2017 | Canada Living
We know that it takes more brain power to create positive thoughts and comments. Humans are using parts of their brain which facilitate the strengthening of logical reasoning and social emotions. This hopefully equates to more positivity and a transference to being kinder to others and being someone who stands up for others.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

What's In My Food? A Guide To The Ingredients List

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | January 19, 2017 | Canada Living
The ingredients list on a food label is required by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to be listed on most packaged Canadian food products that contain more than one ingredient. Understanding the ingredients list can help you look for specific ingredients that you want or don't want because of allergy or intolerance, compare products, and make healthier food choices.

10 Recipes Inspired By Classic Children's Books

BiteMeMore.com | January 19, 2017 | Canada Parents
Whether they're your kids or your grandkids, who can resist cuddling up with a great story and delicious snacks with your favourite little person? It's the perfect opportunity to step away from electronics and dig in to some old-fashioned story time and some homemade goodness.

The Best Student Conferences You Can't Miss This Semester

UniversityHub.ca | January 19, 2017 | Canada Living
It's really hard for students to know all the opportunities out there for them. But as Canada's hub for prospective university students, we wanted to compile a list of the top upcoming events you simply can't miss out on. Check them out, and don't miss out!
WaterAid Canada

Gender Equality Starts With Taps And Toilets

WaterAid Canada | January 18, 2017 | Canada Impact
Access to water and toilets is transformative. It opens doors to education, health, nutrition and to a better livelihood. Access to water and toilets offers women and girls so many more opportunities to contribute their fullest to their communities.
Steve Kaufmann

Should Kids Learn Their Heritage Language?

Steve Kaufmann | January 18, 2017 | Canada Living
I always spoke English with my parents and I never had any sense that my communication with them was in any way inhibited. There was no pressure to learn German or Czech. If anything, my parents wanted me to learn French, which we studied at school without any great success.
Pauline Osena

I'm Not Lovin' McDonald's Canada's Backwards New Allergy Policy

Pauline Osena | January 19, 2017 | Canada Living
You had me, McDonald's... but now you don't. I have defended and promoted the McDonald's brand countless times, but now I feel that I can't. This new allergy notice posted in all Canadian restaurants tells me that anyone with food allergies is not welcome at McDonald's.
Nikki Fotheringham

How You Can Help Save These 4 Animals On The Brink Of Extinction

Nikki Fotheringham | January 18, 2017 | Canada Living
We are currently embroiled in a mass-extinction event and, by 2025, up to a fifth of our known wildlife species will be lost. Don't worry, this post isn't like the last ten minutes of a wildlife documentary where they tell you that all the lovely animals that you have been enjoying are about to die, and it's your fault.
Brian Trinh

Food Bridges Culture, But Can It Fill The Gaps In My Identity?

Brian Trinh | January 18, 2017 | Canada Living
Who am I? If you look at what I eat and what I cook, it's the equivalent of throwing a dart at a map. The easy answer is that I'm Canadian. Few nationalities give you the privilege of good global gastronomy with such ease. The complicated answer is that I'm someone longing to reconnect with my Vietnamese roots.
Terese Marie Mailhot

Sexism Lives Within Indigenous And Liberal Organizations

Terese Marie Mailhot | January 18, 2017 | Canada Living
There are a lot of kind, educated, empowering and reasonable men in our communities, but sometimes they fail to acknowledge what we deal with. Sometimes there's so few of us working at an organization that we become representative of Native American Women concerning every issue, no matter our personal experiences, or specializations, or politics on representation.

This All-American Menu Makes Trump's Inauguration Easier To Swallow

BiteMeMore.com | January 17, 2017 | Canada Living
Whether you are excited to celebrate the swearing in or plan to spend the night swearing, there's no denying the day will go down in history. Throw your own presidential inauguration party at home with this menu.
Debra Macleod

Marriages Crash When Sex Falls Off The Radar

Debra Macleod | January 17, 2017 | Canada Living
When it comes to marriage, emotional and sexual intimacy are two sides of the same coin. In successful marriages, we see a pretty decent balance. We see a couple who is going through life as best friends, and who just happen to think the other is pretty damn hot. Sex is a "use it or lose it" kind of thing.
Liam Massaubi

Indigenous Identity Isn't Something You Can Try On For Size

Liam Massaubi | January 17, 2017 | Canada Living
Recently an APTN investigation called famous novelist Joseph Boyden's indigenous ancestry into question. The broader issues raised in his situation are what drew my attention - issues such as distinguishing who has lived experience as an indigenous person.
Dina Pestonji

Why I Look At This Picture Of Myself Whenever I Feel Down

Dina Pestonji | January 17, 2017 | Canada Living
My sister Yasmin took this picture on Jan 7, 2013. It was after my six-hour long emergency brain surgery. No one knew if I would wake up, but she took this picture. After months of living in the hospital and doing more weeks of therapy that I can count, I did recover from having a stroke and brain surgery.
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