Jason Tetro

How Travel Helps Antibiotic Resistance Spread Around The World

Jason Tetro | February 21, 2017 | Canada Living
Though infections can affect almost any area of the body, on average, about half of the troubles are gastrointestinal, usually in the form of traveller's diarrhea. While this condition usually is not life-threatening, the symptoms certainly can ruin a vacation. Thankfully, most of these troubles are caused by bacteria and can be treated with a simple antibiotic prescription. Within a few days, the pain and those runs fade away allowing individuals to continue enjoying their trip.
Robert Waite

Let's Give Leonard Cohen A Literal Stamp Of Approval

Robert Waite | February 21, 2017 | Canada Music
But putting personal sentiment aside, I do firmly believe Leonard Cohen deserves to be on a stamp. I wish it had happened before his death -- as I have written previously, placing living Canadians on stamps, beginning 11 years ago, was the right thing to do, honouring groups like Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip and individuals like Stompin' Tom Connors, Joni Mitchell and Anne Murray.
BiteMeMore.com

Heavenly Hot Chocolate Recipes To Beat The Cold

BiteMeMore.com | February 21, 2017 | Canada Living
Did you know that before chocolate was ever eaten as a bar, it was consumed almost exclusively as a beverage? And in addition to warming you up from the inside out, chocolate is said to trigger your brain to release endorphins that have a natural calming effect. But we're having a hard time staying calm with all of these exciting recipes that reinvent our favourite drink. Let us know which one is your favourite!
Alyson Jones

The More Stuff We Have, The Less Joy We Feel

Alyson Jones | February 20, 2017 | Canada Living
As a therapist I often see people searching for fulfillment and meaning in their lives. Many people come into my office trying to figure out why they have so many beautiful things in their lives, but are unable to enjoy life. They often seek therapy because they are feeling unsettled and unhappy. This seems to not just be an individual struggle, but a societal struggle as well. It appears that as a society we have an abundance -- but we are struggling with high levels of depression and left feeling unsatisfied despite all of the beautiful stuff we surround ourselves with .
Charmaine Nelson

Modern Racism In Canada Has Deep Colonial Roots

Charmaine Nelson | February 20, 2017 | Canada Living
there can be no full comprehension of contemporary racism without an understanding and acknowledgement of its historical, colonial roots. Put simply, contemporary racism is historical racism; it is just a continuation and adaptation in another form, another guise of policies, strategies, systems and indeed infrastructures of racist oppression which were put in place centuries ago to differentiate free from unfree people.
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Let's Break Out Of The Personalized Internet Bubbles Dividing Us

Craig and Marc Kielburger | February 17, 2017 | Canada Living
The Internet was meant to be this great contest of ideas. But instead of expanding our perspectives, the Internet shows us what it thinks we want to see. Is it also dividing us?
Michael Clarkson

What 40 Years Struggling To Publish A Book Taught Me About Rejection

Michael Clarkson | February 17, 2017 | Canada Living
Rejections ache. Book rejections have their own trauma, and yet they're a chance for growth. In the 40 years it took me to get my non-fiction book, The Age of Daredevils, published, I learned about my weaknesses and how to take a punch.
Tammy Taylor

My Family Carried Me Through My Cancer Diagnosis

Tammy Taylor | February 17, 2017 | Canada Alberta
The notion that cancer touches everyone is true. The burden on the family is as great as the burden on the individual. But, the notion that out of hardship comes unexpected blessings is also true. Any cancer patient I have ever talked to expresses, in one way or another, the gifts that come from the diagnosis. It changes both the person and the family.
TamilCulture

How I Survived A Lifetime Of Bullying

TamilCulture | February 17, 2017 | Canada Living
I grew up in a refugee camp to begin with, and since my parents didn't speak German, I was not able to pick up the language very quickly, so I went to kindergarten and was picked on for not knowing German. Not just by fellow kids, but also the teachers, who isolated me and never included me in anything.
YPNextHome

All Renters Should Do These 10 Things

YPNextHome | February 17, 2017 | Canada Living
You're a renter and you appreciate the lifestyle. Ask any homeowner who has received an unexpected roof repair bill, or had to call a plumber -- or had to move to accept a job offer -- and you'll appreciate it even more -- especially all of you "all inclusive" renters. Have you heard the news about hydro prices these days? Or do you enjoy your luxury of not having to pay attention to that issue.
Gloria Kopp

To Pay Or Not To Pay Someone To Write My Essay for Me

Gloria Kopp | February 17, 2017 | Canada Living
Online writing services raise a number of questions about the ethics of buying and submitting a purchased essay, written by someone else. It also raises questions about the amount of pressure placed on students that would cause them to seek out these services to begin with.
Robert Whitley

Is The Media Getting Better At Portraying Mental Illness?

Robert Whitley | February 17, 2017 | Canada Living
Will Baker (formerly Vincent Li) received an absolute discharge last week, after eight years in a mental hospital. To recap, Baker was found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder for beheading a man on a greyhound bus in Manitoba. The action was attributed to paranoid delusions stemming from undiagnosed schizophrenia.
Megan Howarth

My Husband Is Not The Babysitter

Megan Howarth | February 16, 2017 | Canada Parents
If I bump into someone they will ask me, "Where are the kids?!" as if I left them abandoned under a bridge. Somehow it doesn't occur to them that it could be possible that their father is caring for them during that time.
Rose Reisman

4 Ways To Get Healthy This Nutrition Month

Rose Reisman | February 16, 2017 | Canada Living
While February generally conjures up images of chocolate and candy hearts, it's also designated as National Nutrition Month. After you've indulged in some sweets, are you struggling to still keep your New Year's Resolutions? There are many ways to keep nutrition on the forefront - it's more than just a...
Cleo Hamel

Everything That's Different About Your Tax Return This Year

Cleo Hamel | February 16, 2017 | Canada Business
Every year there are changes to your tax return, and the 2016 tax period is no different. Several credits have either been removed or are being phased out as a result of last year's federal budget, and there are new credits available.
Stacey Haley

I Don't 'Survive' The Stress Of Autistic Sons - I Manage It

Stacey Haley | February 16, 2017 | Canada Parents
Twelve years ago my twins were diagnosed with severe autism and I have lived in a constant state of alertness ever since. Therapists liken it to what a soldier experiences in combat. I have to admit that I can relate to the 24/7 heightened alert that never allows your mind or body to rest.
Julie Blais Comeau

Sticky Situation: A Lesson In Handshaking For The Trumps Among Us

Julie Blais Comeau | February 16, 2017 | Canada Living
With direct eye contact and a confident handshake, Trudeau firmly placed his left hand on his host's right shoulder to quickly define "his bubble." We almost heard him say, "This, is my border Mr. President." Trump's handshake talks. Trudeau's does, too. And yours, do you know what it says about you?
Alberto González Güitrón

Top 10 Food Trends To Look Out For In 2017

Alberto González Güitrón | February 16, 2017 | Canada Living
"Never say never" seems to be the tagline of food trends in 2017. Matcha cookies? Check. Coffee in a cone? Yes, it's happening! Souping and not juicing? You bet it's a rising trend. The fat is back and the plant-based diet is in. Hashtag #crazyfoodtrends.
BiteMeMore.com

Get Out Of Bed With These French Toast Recipes

BiteMeMore.com | February 16, 2017 | Canada Living
Whatever your pleasure -- be it drizzled caramel, sweet crumble topping, fresh strawberries or stuffed banana -- we've got recipes to appeal to every palate. And if you don't like the thought of cooking while your eyes are still half shut, we've even got recipes you can prep the night before (especially handy when you've got company coming for brunch)!
Junaid Jahangir

Islam's Diversity Permits Many Acts Beyond Vanilla Sex

Junaid Jahangir | February 15, 2017 | Canada Living
Muslim puritans thump the sex positivity of Islam in their polemics. Paradoxically, they reject sexual conduct beyond coitus and project their personal views as consensus. However, Islam is too diverse and vast for there to be any consensus position on sexuality.
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