Tiffany Leigh

Burger Battle Cries: Flat top vs. Grill

Tiffany Leigh | July 2, 2015 | Canada Living
There's nary a person who can deny the seductive charms of a burger. Once you've found "the one," you'll fiercely defend it as your favourite -- to have someone spew vitriol at it would be akin to firing hateful words at your own child. So when there's a battle afoot,...
Dr. Allana Polo

How to Manage 3 Embarrassing Summertime Problems

Dr. Allana Polo | July 2, 2015 | Canada Living
Heat-seekers rejoice, the warm weather and sunshine has rolled in. We can finally shed some layers, shrug off dark winter days and embrace sweaty outdoor fun and warm-weather inspired treats. As you hit the trails for a sun-inspired run or the ice cream parlour for a cool treat, you may be experiencing a few of summer's unwanted, and embarrassing, side effects.
Sarah Baeumler

Dust Off Your Patio Furniture and Start Entertaining

Sarah Baeumler | July 2, 2015 | Canada Living
As an interior design hobbyist, avid hostess and mom of four, I've devised some simple prep, design and clean-up tips to help make alfresco entertaining at home easier -- allowing you to leave a lasting impression on your guests and spend more quality time with the ones you love!

Why I'm Teaching a University Course on Beyoncé

Naila Keleta-Mae | July 2, 2015 | Canada Living
Who are the most influential storytellers of the 21st century? Like it or not, Beyoncé's name must be mentioned in any credible answer. She uses visuals and music to tell young people around the world what it means to be a woman, wife, mother and feminist.
Shelly Jamieson

Canada's Largest Health Research Platform Has Arrived

Shelly Jamieson | July 2, 2015 | Canada Living
Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) is a landmark pan-Canadian population health research platform that can be used to explore how genetics, environment, lifestyle and behaviour interact and contribute to the development of cancer and other chronic diseases. Researchers in Canada and around the globe now have access to health and lifestyle surveys and in the future will have the ability to link it to health outcome data and even biological samples like blood and toenail clippings.
Marcia Sirota

5 Tips For Getting Into Shape This Summer

Marcia Sirota | July 2, 2015 | Canada Living
Summer is here, and many of us will be heading to the beach or attending holiday parties. It's also wedding season, and everyone will want to look their best. Here are five simple tips that will help you get into better shape for summer, and for the long run.
Lauren Messervey

This Is What you Really Get When You Marry Someone

Lauren Messervey | July 2, 2015 | Canada Living
The media likes us to think that the perfect body, both male and female, is what we want to hold forever, but I'd like to disagree. I'd like to watch time take its toll and hear the words "I love you" with the same sincerity that was spoken when I was once young and beautiful. There is something in this that means so much more than the superficial joy of having someone frozen in perfection.
Tiffany Leigh

This Double Barrel Wine Takes on the Challenge of Barbecue

Tiffany Leigh | July 2, 2015 | Canada Living
Barbecue is wonderfully and wickedly assertive. With heady smoke and spices, wines who want in on this action need to have legs of their own to compliment the meat-flavoured medley. Tasked with this mission was Jacobs Creek latest creation: their Double Barrel wine.
Rhonda Scharf

Are You Better Than a Goldfish?

Rhonda Scharf | July 2, 2015 | Canada Living
According to a recent study by Microsoft, the average attention span has dropped from 12 seconds in 2000, down to a pathetic eight seconds today. Believe it or not, a goldfish can concentrate for nine seconds. Why can't we focus?
Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues

Sharing Your Birthday With Canada: Worse Than Being a Christmas Baby?

Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | July 1, 2015 | Canada Living
People cheer and fireworks crackle every year for a very special birthday: Mine. Oh wait, that's for Canada. Christmas babies make a strong argument for how much it sucks being cheated out of two sets of presents and a day of your own on their birthdays.But what about us Canada Day babies?
Sondi Bruner

How Your Mind and Gut Are Connected

Sondi Bruner | June 30, 2015 | Canada Living
There is nothing more frustrating being told, "It's all in your head." It's not true, and yet it's also kinda true. Consider this: given what we are learning about the pathway between the digestive tract and the brain, how do we know what came first, the chicken or the egg?
Anastasia Lin

After I Won Miss World Canada My Father Was Threatened in China

Anastasia Lin | June 30, 2015 | Canada Living
My father was never so proud of me as when I was crowned Miss World Canada in May. It's an incredible honour to be able to represent my country on the world stage. To my father, who still lives in China, it was validation that all of his efforts to support me have paid off. Although access to information is restricted in China, news of my win spread quickly in my home province of Hunan, and my father was inundated with messages congratulating him and wishing me well. But things soon took a dark turn. Now, just a few weeks after I was crowned, my father is afraid to speak to me.

How to Make Long Distance Caregiving Work

AlzLIVE | June 30, 2015 | Canada Living
There are some things we can do from a distance to increase our full understanding of their situation, to improve the communication we have with them, and to manage the risks inherent in long distance (and close distance) caregiving. All of these suggestions can be done via the internet and phone.
Marcia Sirota

Become a Winner: Adopt the Top Ten Habits of Elite Athletes

Marcia Sirota | June 30, 2015 | Canada Living
The Pan Am games are coming to Toronto very soon, and it's got me thinking about how someone becomes a world-class athlete. Whether we're into sports, or just wanting to be the best we can be, it might be worth cultivating some of these habits ourselves.
Katie Boland

What Led Me to Seeking Solace in Psychics

Katie Boland | June 30, 2015 | Canada Living
"What's Lily Dale?" my husband asked. "Lily Dale is a spiritualist community in upstate New York. Seriously, everyone who lives there is a psychic," I said. "People have been going forever to talk to the dead. I really want to go."
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

12 Ways to Improve Your Nature Photography Game

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | June 30, 2015 | Canada Living
If one of your goals when you get outside to enjoy Canada's vast natural spaces this summer is to bring home some awe-inspiring photographs, you may be wondering where to start. We spoke with Bruce Kirkby, an award-winning wilderness writer and adventure photographer to get his take on what makes a great nature photo.
The Team

Why It's a Good Time to Rent in Ontario

The Team | June 30, 2015 | Canada Business
Ontario provincial highlights from CMHC's Rental Market Report show that despite there being less options to do so, more people are choosing to stay in a rental situation for longer periods. With sky-high prices, ongoing employment instability, and plain confusion over the real estate market, it seems that for many, renting is generally a safer and more feasible option than buying a home in 2015.
Alyson Jones

How to Unplug This Summer

Alyson Jones | June 30, 2015 | Canada Living
We experience our greatest joy when we are in the moment, and we are truly present in our lives. From a place of presence we can connect with ourselves and others. It is time to unplug from my technology and plug back into my actual life. So this summer I have a plan to dig in deeper, go outside, and stay present and reconnect with what is truly important.
Junaid Jahangir

Conservative Muslims Harm Themselves Through Heterosexist Outbursts

Junaid Jahangir | June 30, 2015 | Canada Living
Queer activists are guided by a deep love for other communities, including those that shun them, to uphold justice. In contrast, fundamentalist theists seem motivated by a fear of losing their "threatened values" to deny the human expression of love to LGBT persons.
Julie Blais Comeau

Sticky Situation: Avoid Moving Day Madness

Julie Blais Comeau | June 30, 2015 | Canada Living
Whether you are moving on the same day as Canada Day or not, transitioning from a downtown apartment to a townhouse in the burbs, or from a bungalow on the river's edge to a penthouse on top, moving annoyances are the same. Avoid them with this guide.
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