Jane Dummer

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Three Must-Have Seeds for Your Menu

Jane Dummer | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
Small seeds that pack big nutrition have turned out to be the latest nourishing must-haves. For years, I've advised people to "go nuts" for their health; now as an early taste from my new book, here is a look at three of my favourite seeds and ways to add these delicious, gluten-free dark horses to your menu.
Sarah Twomey

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Financial Spring Cleaning For Couples

Sarah Twomey | April 23, 2014 | Canada Business
Now that the annual financial anxiety season is over, how did you and your partner do? If you both had a less than spectacular financial year, don't be discouraged. Now is a great time to review your financial situation and resolve to make changes now to ensure you're in a better position next year.
Sacha DeVoretz

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Top Five Tips For Manifesting Your Dream Life

Sacha DeVoretz | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
In the early 2000s I started to read about the Dalai Lama. It was a revelation to view the world through the eyes of compassion. Venturing to the grocery store, driving in traffic, all became a practice of kindness. Then after I became comfortable with the concepts of Buddhism. I embarked on yoga. This extended my mindfulness. Now I continue to bring these concepts together and combine them with visualization.
Michel Grignon

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Don't Blame Seniors For Canada's Rising Health Care Costs

Michel Grignon | April 23, 2014 | Canada Politics
There is a worrying rise in health care spending in Canada, but it doesn't have much to do with population aging. It's not that we have too many seniors that will break the bank, but how those seniors, and others, are treated in the health system that affects the bottom line.
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

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You'll Feel Better If You Set Modest Goals

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
One of the main reasons why, for instance, weight loss efforts fail to such a high degree is that dieters routinely start out with unrealistic expectations. They look at what's being presented to them by commercial weight loss programs or popular television shows and anticipate similarly spectacular outcomes in their own lives.
Candice Batista

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Do You Know These Skin-Boosting Weapons Hidden In Your Kitchen?

Candice Batista | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
Eat sage everyday, it improves digestion and breaks down fatty deposits that cause cellulite. Enjoy a cup of coffee, but keep the left over grounds. They are a great natural cellulite treatment. Simply rub them on the problem area, rinse and apply your moisturizer.
Deborah Fulsang

WTF: Tips On How to Swear Well

Deborah Fulsang | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
There's a time and a place for everything, swearing included. But if you don't swear well -- at the right time, in the right place, to the right crowd -- you just sound, well, uneducated and déclassé. So, a few pointers on the topic:
Gal's Got Game

Home Run Hunger: The Most Outrageous Stadium Food

Gal's Got Game | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
For fans, there's thrill in the spill, excitement in excess and comfort in the calories of stadium food, whether you belong to the salty sorority or the battered brotherhood. And in the especially lengthy game of baseball, a hearty, crowd-pleasing menu is needed to keep fans at their top-notch cheering ability.
Lori Gard

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A Teacher's Words Can Stick With a Student Forever - Choose Wisely

Lori Gard | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
"You'll never amount to anything. You'll never be much. You're a problem child." So he was told. And I had all but forgotten when she reminded me yet again, as we were talking just the other day, about the cruelty of words and how shattering they can be when ill-spoken. And he'll never forget those words.
Anita Saulite

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How to Spend Money Mindfully

Anita Saulite | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
Making mindless decisions with our money may create short term bliss or satisfaction but can have long term impacts on our financial well-being and financial security. When we make mindless decisions with our money, we don't take the time to really understand our thoughts, feelings and actions around our choices.
Adrian Wesley

I Challenge You To Live In The Now For 30 Days

Adrian Wesley | April 22, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
I declared that I would live only in the now for 30 days. This meant I could not think about the past or the future -- I would only focus on what was happening in the moment. Sounds easy, but what an awakening experience. If I started to think about how something went wrong in the past or worry about something in the future, I would stop myself and release the thought and get back to the present.
Carolyn Berry

Healthy 'Fried' Rice Is A Great Way To Clear Out Your Fridge

Carolyn Berry | April 22, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Most people don't associate the words "fried" and "healthy," but with a few simple modifications, fried rice CAN actually be good for you!
Abigail Cukier

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The Stigma Of Mental Health Cost This 23-Year-Old His Life

Abigail Cukier | April 22, 2014 | Canada Living
Bruce and Lynn drove to their youngest daughter Emily's school to tell her that her brother had died by suicide. They next drove to London to pick up their other daughter, Aimee from university. Their cries filled the car along the highway. Lynn climbed in the backseat to hold Emily in her arms. At first, Aimee did not believe the news but slowly came to understand.
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

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It's Finally Cool For Girls to Geek Out

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | April 22, 2014 | Canada Living
Back when I was a kid, it wasn't cool to be uncool. To be called a "nerd" was to elicit scorn and its accompanying exclusion. How the tables have turned and the tides have shifted. There is a new trend towards teaching kids -- girls in particular -- coding skills in a growing number of cities.
Andrea Goertz

Finding Healthy Work-Life Balance in a Wireless World

Andrea Goertz | April 22, 2014 | Canada Business
Work-life balance used to be a straightforward concept: you worked during the day and your evenings and weekends were yours. Today however, mobile technology keeps us constantly connected. In order to promote healthy work-life balance in a wireless world, companies need to create an environment that supports a new model: work-life integration.
Colin & Justin

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How We Went Into Dock Shock at the Cabin

Colin & Justin | April 22, 2014 | Canada Style
We held our breath as our brand new wooden dock arrived across our glistening lake. When all pieces were in place, the installation team dived underwater to connect and anchor the whole shebang.
Jordan Cieciwa

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When Was The Last Time You Did Something For Yourself?

Jordan Cieciwa | April 22, 2014 | Canada Living
What is the last thing you did for yourself? A spa day? A meal of things you like? A small vacation? Can you remember a day that you did something for you? It's shocking how few people can. We know we should, so why don't we? I'm on a...
Angelina Chapin

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Stop Telling Women to "Man Up" at Work

Angelina Chapin | April 22, 2014 | Canada Living
The Atlantic just ran a long piece titled The Confidence Gap, in which the authors remind us that because of self-doubt, women make less money, receive fewer promotions and rarely land top roles. The message is clear: grow a pair, or enjoy your crappy view from the bottom rungs. It is no good that insecurity and anxiety are the reins holding back a woman at work. But I'm tired of being told the key to success is to change. Man up. Woman down. Instead, corporations could join the 21st century and see "female qualities" as virtues.
Shadrach Kabango

Rwanda and Burundi: Remembering 1994, Seeking Peace for 2014

Shadrach Kabango | April 22, 2014 | Canada Music
This April marks the 20th commemoration of the genocide in Rwanda -- where we both trace our roots. As we take time this month to remember the events of 1994, honour the lives lost, and reaffirm our commitment to never again stand by and let another genocide take place, a troubling situation is unfolding in Burundi that appears frighteningly reminiscent of Rwanda pre-1994.
Sandra Charron

Letting Go of Those Who Are Bad For Your Mental Health

Sandra Charron | April 21, 2014 | Canada Living
I've spent these past several months adjusting to the diagnoses of my mental illnesses, redefining who I am as compared to who I thought I was. Sadly though, dependent on how news of my illnesses is viewed by others and based on the fact that my healing is partly based on perseverance and strength, never has the company I've kept been subject to more scrutiny.
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