Steven Kerzner

Dave Letterman Was My Man on the Inside

Steven Kerzner | May 21, 2015 | Canada Living
I loved TV, so to enjoy the adventures of (the bionic) Steve Austin or Jim Rockford or Fonzie and the Cunninghams, I had to endure the obvious social-engineering messages that reminded me I was an outsider. Then along came David Letterman.
Jen Grant

I'm the Ottawa Comic Who Was Sexually Harassed on Stage

Jen Grant | May 21, 2015 | Canada Living
It's hard to put into words how I felt at that moment. Scared. Objectified. Threatened. Invalidated. I felt like I was going to cry. Turned my head for about 15 seconds, took a sip of water, told myself to just plug through, went to talk and my voice was all warbled like I was about to cry. Realized I couldn't talk because I was so upset. Said into the microphone, "I'm sorry but I can't do this." I was not able to do my job because someone was sexually harassing me. As a stand up comic I do not have a Human Resources Department. The stage is my workplace and I was publicly humiliated, objectified and belittled.
Theresa Albert

6 Tips to Keep You Fit This Summer

Theresa Albert | May 21, 2015 | Canada Living
Victoria Day weekend signals the start of outdoor play time, vodka coolers and lemony beers plus snacks on the deck. Before we start, I want you to try on your shorts from last year (the ones with a waistband!) I can wait. Whether they fit or not, this summer will not be THAT summer.
Faisal Kutty

The Miseducation of Ontario's New Sex Ed Curriculum

Faisal Kutty | May 21, 2015 | Canada Politics
The curriculum is aimed at preparing kids to navigate the complicated interpersonal and sexual situations in today's hyper-sexualized world. But opponents have latched on to a number of provisions. It should be clearly understood that the new curriculum is not a "How to Manual" and that the state is not promoting a particular relationship structure. Ultimately, the government must do a better job of convincing some parents that it is responding to the changing realities. All stakeholders must feel that at least some of their concerns are heard and validated.
Jean-Paul Bedard

Leave a Gentle Footprint in Your Community

Jean-Paul Bedard | May 20, 2015 | Canada Living
I believe we all just want to leave a gentle footprint on this earth, and for me, that means striving to go to bed each night feeling I've made a difference, and hopefully left things better than the way I found them. Am I able to say that I meet that challenge each day -- definitely, "no." Life has a way of getting in the way, and as is most often the case, I'm the one who's in my own way.
Kathleen Finlay

We Must Address the Abuse of Anti-Psychotic Drugs in Hospitals

Kathleen Finlay | May 20, 2015 | Canada Living
A government agency in Ontario has called for nursing homes in that province to re-evaluate their use of antipsychotic medications like quetiapine (marketed under the brand name Seroquel). What is missing from these studies and investigations, however, is what is happening with these drugs in hospitals. I learned about Seroquel, like so many patients and families have, the hard way.
Shawna Scafe

I Love #Selfies and I Don't Care Who Knows It

Shawna Scafe | May 20, 2015 | Canada Living
I know they get a bad rap, but I love selfies. I love seeing my instafriends' adorable mugs as they go on a date with their kiddos; as they react to the little brown present their toddler just left them on the floor; at the end of the day as they cheers with a glass of their signature drink.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Moving Provinces? You Can Transfer Your Prescriptions

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | May 20, 2015 | Canada Living
In recent years, the provinces have introduced measures that make it easier for patients to transfer their prescriptions from another part of Canada. The process is fairly simple, but there are a few restrictions and other things you must consider.
Jane Dummer

How to Fuel Your Body Before and After Gardening

Jane Dummer | May 19, 2015 | Canada Living
Did you know that gardening is not only good for the environment, but it also promotes both mind and body health? Just like the soil and plants in the garden, we need to make sure we are adequately fueled and hydrated. Before or after a few hours of planting flowers and pulling weeds, I recommend these two simple, delicious go-to recipes to help keep you energized all day long.
Leah Morrigan

You Don't Have to Suffer From Sleep Disorders

Leah Morrigan | May 19, 2015 | Canada Living
How many of you are aware of what you do when you sleep? Do your partners tell you that you snore or stop breathing? Snoring and sleep apnea are types of sleep disturbances that prevent a sufficient amount of oxygen to the brain and can result in chronic fatigue, depression, irritability, and daytime sleepiness.
Kathy Buckworth

How to Be an Effective Mentor

Kathy Buckworth | May 19, 2015 | Canada Business
The biggest hurdle for most people seems to be how to get a formal mentor and how to become one. I spoke on this subject at a conference for women entrepreneurs and at the end of the session I had exactly one woman approach me.
Meghan Telpner

How to Make the Most of Leek Season

Meghan Telpner | May 19, 2015 | Canada Living
There is nothing better than fresh picked ingredients and there is nothing quite as special as the first wild foods that make themselves known after the snow has melted. And so, as its become an annual affair here -- this is my yearly wild leek love letter.
Andrew Robinson

An Alternative Message to My Freshman Students

Andrew Robinson | May 19, 2015 | Canada Living
This is a riposte to an article in The Huffington Post by a Professor of Philosophy, titled "Message to My Freshman Students." This article left me shaking my head. I am a professional university teacher, with an interest in pedagogy and in particular, managing the crucial transition year from high school to university. Here is my opening speech.
Samantha Pinter-Thompson

How the Mad Men Finale Mirrors Real Life

Samantha Pinter-Thompson | May 19, 2015 | Canada Living
After seven seasons of cable television glory, AMC's Mad Men ended not with a bang but with a whimper. However, the series finale gave viewers an authentic, if unwelcome dose of reality. In real life, there are far more open endings than clean breaks and the final episode understates the incredible rarity of getting to say a proper goodbye. It may not have been as gratifying as being given explanations and closures for every loose end, but Mad Men's conclusion, or lack thereof, delivered what Hollywood seldom does -- honesty.

Why I Finally Stood up to My Tamil Father

TamilCulture | May 19, 2015 | Canada Living
I have mixed feelings about my childhood. For the most part, it was a happy one. But I had no real connection with my father. The part he chose to play in our lives -- as far as I could see -- revolved around two things: education and discipline.
Adrian Brijbassi

Michelin Chef Brings Hot New Restaurant to Vancouver

Adrian Brijbassi | May 19, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
When Stefan Hartmann gets his restaurant working the way he wants, Vancouver will feel a little more elite than it already does. After just two days, Hartmann has achieved the best fine-dining restaurant in the city, surpassing the likes of Hawksworth, Boulevard, Le Crocodile and Chambar with brilliant strokes of his culinary talent
Kristen Marano

Creative Women: Be Authentic First, Confident Second

Kristen Marano | May 19, 2015 | Canada Living
My father was a carpenter, which is why I find woodworker Erin Malloy's work so fascinating. She's a woman who works everyday in a woodshop in Victoria, a state in the southeast of Australia, and competes in an industry that is traditionally dominated by men.
Kris Constable

Have You Made an Informed Decision to Use Facebook?

Kris Constable | May 19, 2015 | Canada Business
Privacy commissioners regulate laws, they don't go on privacy witch hunts to make companies' lives difficult. There are lots of economic opportunities to do bad things, but society is at a shift where many people want to see the respectful thing done, and Facebook is not choosing the respectful thing here.
Jason Tetro

Coffee May Be the Future of Mosquito Control

Jason Tetro | May 19, 2015 | Canada Living
For many people, coffee is the perfect way to start the day, end a meal, or help to recover after a long weekend. But while humans may tend to love the bitter flavour -- usually with some cream and sugar -- some insects find it toxic.
D.K. Latta

The Best Sites for Canadian TV and Film

D.K. Latta | May 17, 2015 | Canada Living
Personally I think sites like TV, Eh?, First Weekend Club and Eye on Canada that focus on Canadian productions are good, at least for people specifically looking for that topic. So maybe a preferred venue is a more mainstream newspaper or website that include Canadian coverage next to the more obvious Hollywood stuff.
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