Denette Wilford


'Outlander' Review: It's Hard Not To Fall In Love With This Drama

Denette Wilford | August 21, 2014 | Canada TV
I've never read any of Diana Galbaldon's "Outlander" books -- but I may have to start. Before watching the first two episodes of the TV adaptation from Ronald D. Moore, I thought it was going to be cheesy chick lit for the small screen. Boy, was I wrong. So wrong.
Rachel Parent

Canada's New Nutrition Labels Are Still Missing GMO Labels

Rachel Parent | August 21, 2014 | Canada Living
The topic of genetically engineered crops is not new. They were first introduced into Canada 15 years ago, with four crops -- canola, corn, soy and sugar beets -- which now dominate the food industry. Today it's estimated that more than 70 per cent of the products you purchase at your local grocery store contain genetically modified ingredients.
Jenni Sheppard

How it Feels to Not Have Lymph Node Cancer

Jenni Sheppard | August 21, 2014 | Canada Living
A few weeks ago, my hematologist found a lump in my neck. She suggested cancer, scheduled an ultrasound and referred me to a specialist, to decide if I needed a biopsy. The reality didn't hit me at first. I think I was in shock. This scared the hell out of me.
Sondi Bruner

Dating With Digestive Issues, Food Allergies and Intolerances

Sondi Bruner | August 21, 2014 | Canada Living
While not a requirement, first dates often involve activities like eating at restaurants and going out for drinks. When you've got food allergies or intolerances, a digestive disorder, or simply like to eat clean, many restaurants become a minefield of potential dangers and embarrassing moments.
Chelsea Vowel


I Won't Oppose an Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Chelsea Vowel | August 21, 2014 | Canada Politics
A national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women would not be a truth and reconciliation commission, in the main because the violence being brought to light needs to have ended before the truth can be spoken about it. That is most certainly not the case here. We are still losing our relatives. The violence is ongoing. Although I do not believe a national inquiry will stop this violence, I do respect the wishes of many of the family members who need this discussion to happen, for these stories to be told in order to help them heal.
Jacki Andre

How Posting Selfies Can Boost Your Self-Esteem

Jacki Andre | August 21, 2014 | Canada Living
I don't like pictures of myself, and I did a lot of self-reflection about that during the selfie project. The rules for the Selfie Project were simple: post at least five selfies on Facebook over the course of a week and talk to me about the experience afterwards. I don't consider myself "attractive" in any way the idea is bounced around: cute, pretty, beautiful, sexy. I am not alone.
Craig and Marc Kielburger


If You Give Women in Poverty the Right Tools, They Will Flourish

Craig and Marc Kielburger | August 21, 2014 | Canada Impact
Although she attended primary school, Daisy's family couldn't afford the fees to send her to high school. But when Barengetuny was 19, development workers began travelling from village to village by motorcycle, including her community of Motony, introducing women to the micro-finance "merry-go-round." Now she's an established businesswoman.
Kathy Kaufield

7 Things That Irk Me About The Breakfast Club Now That I'm a Parent

Kathy Kaufield | August 21, 2014 | Canada Living
You know you're getting old when you cheer upon discovering John Hughes's classic 1985 teen movie The Breakfast Club is on television on a Saturday night. But now that I am a parent, I watched this movie through an entirely different lens, and many scenes just plain irk me now.
Jon Packer


Selfies Are Entertaining But They're Not Journalism

Jon Packer | August 21, 2014 | Canada Living
Like any craft, journalism, requires audience attention, appreciation and consideration -- akin to a handmade ceramic mug that can sit alongside a disposable paper cup, news can be authored by a Pulitzer prize wining journalist or a passerby at an event with a cell phone. Both have value but their objectives differ.
David Dodge


Why You Should Go For a Net-Zero Home

David Dodge | August 20, 2014 | Canada Impact
A net-zero home reimagines the house not as a burden on the planet but as a regenerative node. Net-zero homes only started being seriously considered about a decade ago, but once proven, the idea took off.
Dr. Carolyn Ee


Why I Am no Longer a Stay-At-Home Parent

Dr. Carolyn Ee | August 20, 2014 | Canada Living
Children are an incredible paradox. They bring so much joy, so many tender moments, so many blissful times when you're just enjoying them, and they're enjoying you, and you're laughing at something funny your toddler said, or something adorable your baby did. And then there's the other 23 hours and 30 minutes of the day you have to get through.
Jordan Cieciwa


The Professional Fighter Workout

Jordan Cieciwa | August 20, 2014 | Canada Living
Let's talk how to get the weight off and how to get the body you want. This is not usually the way my articles go as I want people to search for health. However, sometimes its fun to talk about hard workouts, sweat, and getting a little leaner just because...
Charlotte Ottaway


People Are Defined By How They Lived, Not How They Died

Charlotte Ottaway | August 20, 2014 | Canada Living
On March 11, 2001, a woman named April died by suicide. Her friend Jenn was the one who found her. It was an extremely traumatic event in Jenn's life. It transformed her entire world. Let's encourage others to have careful and candid conversations about suicide. For Jenn's family, suicide exists at the dinner table and at every family gathering, because there's always an empty chair. But most families are not having these conversations.
David Suzuki


Politicians: Clean Water, Air and Soil Should Be Your Priority

David Suzuki | August 20, 2014 | Canada
We are, above all else, biological beings, with an absolute need for clean air from the moment of birth to the last death rattle. We are about 60 per cent water by weight, so we need clean water to be healthy. We eat plants and animals for our nourishment, so whatever they're exposed to ends up in our bodies. We need clean soil to give us clean food. These are basic, biological facts and should be the prism through which any decision is made at individual, corporate or government levels. Protection of air, water, soil and the web of life should be the highest social, political and economic priority.
Dr Dina Kulik

Six Ways to Get Your Child Excited for the School Year

Dr Dina Kulik | August 20, 2014 | Canada Living
Some parents, my husband and I included, are eager to ship their kid off to school. But some children need more time to get in the proper mindset of heading back to the classroom. I think with the right preparation most kids can feel eager to head back to the schoolyard. Here are some tips for parents and kids alike to get excited about the school year.
Marilyn Linton


The New Way to Get Rid of That Bad Tattoo

Marilyn Linton | August 20, 2014 | Canada Living
In the old days tattoos used to be surgically removed, but in the last two decades laser removal has become the de-inking choice. Still, as countless YouTube videos have shown, having a tattoo lasered off has been neither pretty nor without pain or scarring. But all that may be changing.
Evan Thompson

How To Deal With the Boss From Hell

Evan Thompson | August 20, 2014 | Canada Living
A boss from hell can get you to do tasks that lower your self-esteem and make you their professional slave for as long as you allow it. For example, I once went on a business trip with a new boss to call on clients where I ended up being tasked with chatting up women for him.
Sabrina Rubli


When Menstruation Is a Dirty Word, Girls Lose Out

Sabrina Rubli | August 19, 2014 | Canada Impact
It won't surprise you to hear that women are among the world's most vulnerable populations. But it might surprise you to learn that one of the most difficult parts about being a woman is also one of the most natural: menstruation. A girl's transition into womanhood is often marked by the beginning of her menstrual cycle, an occasion that is celebrated in many cultures as an important rite of passage. But in many parts of East Africa, it marks the beginning of a lifetime of discomfort, embarrassing health problems, and even harassment. It marks the beginning of schoolyard bullying, missed days of school, and the start of a lifetime viewed as a sexual object.
Sandra Charron

The Kardashians Shouldn't Downplay Rob's Depression

Sandra Charron | August 19, 2014 | Canada Living
Sadly, these people who are famous for being famous, could be using their celebrity status to promote something other than themselves, but instead chose to discuss depression as a simple emotion that Rob will simply overcome by his sisters nattering at him, and putting him down further.
Julia Rosien

Smart Sleep Strategies For Travellers

Julia Rosien | August 19, 2014 | Canada Travel
Summer and travel -- our two favorite words. Trouble is, travel's uninvited companion, sleep deprivation, usually hitches a ride and brings everyone down. But a few simple tips could send your sleep challenges packing, leaving you to energized and ready for adventure.
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