Jason Tetro

It's Official! Gargling With Salt Water Actually Works

Jason Tetro | July 29, 2016 | Canada Living
Although most people believe this is an effective way to maintain oral health, particularly when gums are injured, there has been an absence of actual evidence to suggest this does anything other than offer a brief sensation of relief (which admittedly may be enough). But last week, science finally caught up with grandma.
Colin Todhunter

Canadians Have A Right To Know If They're Eating Harmful GMOs

Colin Todhunter | July 29, 2016 | Canada Politics
Over 60 countries around the world have a mandatory labelling law in force and polls show that about 90 per cent of Canadians want this to happen. Why flood the market with GMOs and just hope for the best -- when the evidence indicates we should expect the worst?
Anne Marie Thomas

There Is A Reason Summer Drivers Get Into More Collisions

Anne Marie Thomas | July 29, 2016 | Canada Living
It's the most wonderful time of the year for motorists -- or so you would think. Despite not having to deal with snow or ice on our roads, there's actually a spike of driving tickets and a rise in collisions in July, August and September.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Stop Feeding Bread To Birds

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | July 29, 2016 | Canada Living
Junk food is great, but I bet you wouldn't eat it every day for a week, at the risk of feeling terrible at the end of it. You know it tastes good but it lacks nutritional content and I'm pretty sure parents don't want to feed their kids fast food every day. With that said, then why feed bread to birds?
Tamara Griffiths

Wild Mountain Meat Offers Less Guilt And Twice The Taste

Tamara Griffiths | July 29, 2016 | Canada Living
We all know many reasons not to eat meat: because of cruelty to animals, particularly within the industrial farming production system, or human health reasons due to chemicals, growth stimulants, herbicides, etc. used in industrial meat farming. Or because the flavour of mass-produced meat is often mediocre. Some people may...
Adrian Brijbassi

Gord Downie's Courage Powers Tragically Hip Tour

Adrian Brijbassi | July 29, 2016 | Canada Music
As Gord Downie closed the show with kisses to the cheeks of his bandmates and nods of gratitude to the 20,000 fans in Vancouver, the courage the lead singer displayed overwhelmed me. It saddened me, too. Downie, my cultural hero, is battling the same awful disease -- glioblastoma multiforme -- that took the life of my wife, Julia Pelish-Brijbassi, 137 days ago.
Marc Davis

Yes, You Can Catch Superbugs From Your Chicken Dinner

Marc Davis | July 29, 2016 | Canada Living
Imagine a not-too-distant future where the survival of mankind hangs in the balance because modern medicine's frontline defenders -- antibiotics -- are being outsmarted by deadly microscopic enemies. I'm talking about the emergence of so-called "superbugs." They're real, they exist, and if you eat non-organic chicken, then you're all the more at risk.
Amanda Orlando

Your Home Doesn't Need To Be Completely Allergen Free

Amanda Orlando | July 29, 2016 | Canada Living
There seem to be a lot of opinions out there on whether or not your home should be completely free from allergens if you have an allergic child, roommate or significant other. I think the correct answer is that it's totally up to the comfort level of the person with allergies.
Development Unplugged

What We Really Really Want Is An End To Violence Against Women

Development Unplugged | July 29, 2016 | Canada Impact
It is estimated that globally 1 out of 3 women will be physically or sexually assaulted in her lifetime. In some countries, rates of violence against women are so high that we have a term for it: femicide. Women around the world continue to be afraid to say no to sex, for fear of being shamed, beaten, or even killed. It needs to change.

Bare It All: 6 Canadian Nude Sunbathing Spots

Cheapflights.ca | July 29, 2016 | Canada Travel
Would you dare to go bare? If you like the idea of nude sunbathing and no tan lines, you're in luck. We've scouted six beaches where you can choose to take a dip in the buff across the country.
Marvin Ross

Canadian Psychiatrists Aren't Doing Enough For Their Patients

Marvin Ross | July 29, 2016 | Canada Living
The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary has issued a report pointing out that very few Canadians receive any help whatsoever from the program. And the main reason, they suggest, is that it only helps those who have sufficient income to benefit from a tax credit.

Don't Even Think About Taxing Foreign Buyers In Toronto

YPNextHome | July 29, 2016 | Canada Business
Now that B.C. has introduced a 15-per-cent foreign buyers' tax intended to calm real estate purchases by non-Canadian residents, speculation is rampant that similar legislation is on its to Ontario -- or more specifically, Toronto. Like their counterparts in Vancouver, realtors in Toronto want nothing to do with such action.
Cathy Faulds

Ontario Doctor Deal Achieves Stable Physician Funding And More

Cathy Faulds | July 29, 2016 | Canada Politics
As a member of the Ontario Medical Association's negotiating committee, I find it disappointing to read the misinformation circulating about the tentative Physician Services Agreement (PSA) now before Ontario's doctors. To say misinformation is to be kind. Some of the information being put out there is just, quite frankly, untrue.
Andrea Sarjeant

6 Ways Cooking With Herbs Can Make Your Food Healthier

Andrea Sarjeant | July 28, 2016 | Canada Living
Long before we had conventional medicine and pharmaceuticals, we had herbs. In fact, active ingredients in pharmaceutical drugs are derived from the volatile oils in many herbs. Herbs can boost the taste of food without adding extra calories and sodium, sure, but herbs can also make the food that we eat healthier.
Lindsay Jang

5 Ways To Stay Sane While Planning Your Wedding

Lindsay Jang | July 28, 2016 | Canada Living
When I thought about wedding planning, I imagined myself curled up on the couch with girlfriends, sipping a glass of wine and flipping through bridal magazines. While there were definitely days like this, there is so much more to wedding planning than I could have imagined!
Deepi Harish

Jennifer Aniston Isn't The Only One Feeling Societal Pressure To Have A Baby

Deepi Harish | July 29, 2016 | Canada Living
Society doesn't just pressure Aniston, this is the case for millennial women, specifically South Asian millennial women, like myself. A handful of my female friends and I fit into the following category: we're in our 30s, independent, outgoing, have careers, side interests and side hustles, but we can't seem to find a life partner that will truly be our ride or die.
Victor Wong

Irritated Summer Skin? It Might Not Be Sunburn

Victor Wong | July 28, 2016 | Canada Living
Summer is in full swing and Canadians are flocking outdoors to bask in the warm weather. By now, we're all used to warnings about too much sun and well-versed in strategies for reducing exposure (think sunscreen and protective clothing). But have you ever taken these steps only to return indoors...
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Exercise During Cancer Treatment Keeps Mind And Body Strong

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | July 28, 2016 | Canada Living
Exercise. It may seem like the opposite of what you should do if you have cancer and are suffering from pain, nausea or cancer-related fatigue. However, evidence-based research shows that people living with cancer can and should keep exercising or add some physical activity into their lives.
Linda Simpson

We All Need Some Of That Woodstock Peace And Love

Linda Simpson | July 28, 2016 | Canada Living
Can one summer go by without a mention of Woodstock? Not in my summer it doesn't. I grew up near the site of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair across the river on the Canadian side of the 1960s. In a perfect world, as August 1969 approached, I would have been holding a much prized $18 advance ticket to the Festival.
Cody Battershill

Dear Leonardo DiCaprio, Are You Saving The World With SUVs, Private Jets And Yachts?

Cody Battershill | July 28, 2016 | Canada Alberta
This is not complicated, Leo, so keep up. Do you and your entourage really need an over-sized, gas-guzzling and polluting SUV to get you to your over-sized, jet-fuel-guzzling and polluting chopper to get you to your over-sized, jet-fuel-guzzling and polluting private jet? Not really. You know how I know that?
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