Global Public Affairs

Millennials Who Supported Trudeau Want Action On Mental Health

Global Public Affairs | October 24, 2016 | Canada Living
Whether it's a result of increased need, improved awareness or maybe both, millennials are asking for help in the form of access to mental health services that are often fragmented province to province and particularly difficult to access. Millennials are also most likely to be underinsured or have no insurance at all.
Delaine Moore

Raise Your Relationship From The Dead With A Very Sexy Halloween

Delaine Moore | October 24, 2016 | Canada Living
Here's a question for you ladies: when was the last time you took the time to really sexy yourself up? With Halloween just around the corner, let me remind you all -- men and women alike -- that it's the perfect occasion and excuse to ignite some fire into your confidence and/or the bedroom.
Jennifer Carlson

4 Tricks To Curb The Halloween Treats

Jennifer Carlson | October 24, 2016 | Canada Living
Buy Halloween candy a couple days before the big night. How many parents see Halloween candy in the stores early October and think they should stock up? Buying Halloween candy early only promotes the craziness. It goes into your cupboard and poses temptation not only for the kids, but also anyone looking for a sweet treat.
Hannah Alper

Mike Downie: Let's Do More To Embrace Indigenous Canadians

Hannah Alper | October 24, 2016 | Canada Living
Before Gord, Mike Downie and Pearl (Chanie Wenjack's sister) got on stage at WE Day, I knew about the conditions of the indigenous communities, but like most Canadians, we weren't taught what a residential school was and why both the truth and reconciliation is so important to not only the indigenous community.
Michelle Suarly

Growing Up Asian Meant Cool Eyelids And Gourmet Lunches

Michelle Suarly | October 24, 2016 | Canada Living
When I was ten years old, my babysitter offered to give my friend Jimmy a ride home. As I sat in the back beside my friend, he turned to me and said, "Michelle, can you close your eyes for a second? They're different! You don't have a crease in your eye. I've never noticed this before. They are so cool!" This was my first introduction to the concept of having double eyelids.
Greg Jarvis

The U.S. Border Is Killing Canadian Bands

Greg Jarvis | October 24, 2016 | Canada Music
Canadian groups headed to America have two choices: Stump up $2000-$5000 in border fees and union dues and wait weeks for a permit, or go without and risk a two to five year personal ban from the US. Whether it's a one night show played for beer and beds or a full arena tour makes little difference to the costs and paperwork involved.
Fallon DeMornay

How We Can Build Strong, Diverse Female Characters In Our Stories

Fallon DeMornay | October 24, 2016 | Canada Living
We live in a world of bold, dazzling Technicolor. Feel and emote in an array of vibrancy and texture. So it's important that our characters reflect that same richness all around us; otherwise, the alternative is to fade away into the desolate landscape of the white default.
Sari Friedman

Make Halloween A Howling Good Time For Your Pet

Sari Friedman | October 24, 2016 | Canada Living
Pets are just as much a part of the family and, in fact, for many of us, pets are like our kids! Whether trotting them around a local park for a social Halloween walk, or merely creating social media selfie moments, dressing up our pets and catering to them for events like Halloween is becoming more popular than ever.
John Muscedere

Improving Health Care For Frail Canadians Is A Win For All Of Us

John Muscedere | October 24, 2016 | Canada Living
Of the $220 billion spent on health care annually in Canada, 45 per cent is spent on those over 65 years old, although they only represent 15 per cent of the population. It's time we improved the quality and quantity of care delivered for frail Canadians - and improve the health system for everyone in the process.
Peter Landry

Let's Move Away From Pre-Computer Age Health-Care Practices

Peter Landry | October 24, 2016 | Canada Living
Technology has been a staple in businesses, governments and other organizations for many years. Why are hospitals so far behind? Not only would the better use of the new fangled Internet and office software and procedures save time, it could improve quality of care. What other sector still uses pre-computer administrative practices?
James Di Fiore

Gord Downie Was Wrong About Justin Trudeau

James Di Fiore | October 24, 2016 | Canada Politics
Everybody knows Trudeau is a brilliant campaigner, inspiring Canadians through a personal brand that emphasizes empathy and fairness, but his inaction on the First Nations file directly contradicts the inspirational sound bites and calls into question his government's integrity. In fact, it isn't a stretch to say that his handling of this file is as bad as the Harper government who backburnered these issues for a decade.

A Background Check On Your Landlord Is Easier Said Than Done

YPNextHome | October 24, 2016 | Canada Living
You want an apartment? You can expect the landlord to ask for a long list of personal information: References, proof of employment, credit check, previous landlord -- and the list goes on. Some want T4s, some want even more intimate details. But what do you know about the landlord?
Cheryl Muir

What You Need To Know Before You Post That Nasty Comment

Cheryl Muir | October 24, 2016 | Canada Living
Don't judge someone's highlight reel until you've seen the blood, sweat and tears it took them to get there. Don't react to someone's success when you can choose to be inspired by their example. Because here's the truth behind the glossy photographs: We all have a story.
Kendall Surratt

When Constant Anxiety Takes Over My Life, I Just Keep Trying

Kendall Surratt | October 24, 2016 | Canada Living
These thoughts I have are irrational and uncontrollable. They're more than overthinking, and they're more than overanalyzing. Most people will tell me to "stop overthinking" or "if you're trying so hard, you shouldn't have this anxiety." Believe me, if I could stop them willingly, I would. But for now, trying is all I can do.
Ruth Miller

It's Still Legal To Hit Kids In Canada, And It Shouldn't Be.

Ruth Miller | October 24, 2016 | Canada Parents
No child deserves to be hit. There are things that children do that anger parents, or that put the child or others at risk, or are socially unacceptable, but there is never a reason to hit another human being to discipline or teach. What does this mean, in plain language? It means parents should not be allowed to hit or spank their children.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Should I Get The Flu Shot When I'm Pregnant?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | October 24, 2016 | Canada Living
It's that time of the year again: flu season. One of the most common questions I get from my pregnant patients is "should I get the shot?" The answer is...
Jason Tetro

The Itchy History Of Head Lice And Bacterial Pathogens

Jason Tetro | October 24, 2016 | Canada Living
Lice are an unfortunate part of human existence. These small ectoparasites find their way into the hair and then make a home where they can eat, grow, and reproduce. They are common worldwide and as any parent knows, symptoms are frustrating and treatment is arduous and at times ineffective.
Danielle S. McLaughlin

Gym Class Can Teach Youth About Rejecting Sexism And Racism

Danielle S. McLaughlin | October 21, 2016 | Canada Living
The past week has brought a number of important issues to the forefront -- and many revolve around athletics. So, can we talk about freedom of expression in gym class?
Lesley Anderson

This Halloween, Unearth The Skeletons In Your Family's Closet

Lesley Anderson | October 21, 2016 | Canada Living
What are the hidden roots of your family tree? Is your history really as black and white as you believe? In the spirit of the ghost and ghouls season, here is a bare-bone guide for uncovering your family secrets this Halloween.

Did I Capture A Ghost On Camera In This Abandoned House?

Freaktography | October 21, 2016 | Canada Living
I'm not personally a believer of paranormal activities, having explored and photographed everything from insane asylums, hospitals, morgues, homes where people died and homes where there was a suicide I have never felt anything strange or experienced anything out of the ordinary or unexplained.
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