Melissa Jovanoski

10 Tips To Help Train For An Ironman

Melissa Jovanoski | June 24, 2016 | Canada Living
Preparing and completing an Ironman is one the greatest physical challenges any human can endure -- but one of the most rewarding. So that's why we talked to Toronto native Lynn Tougas, who has competed in several to date. If you're planning to compete, check out her 10 tips for success!
Ziya Tong

6 Things To Remember When Swimming With Sharks

Ziya Tong | June 24, 2016 | Canada Living
If you've seen Shark Week on Daily Planet, you'll know that these days I go out of my way to swim with sharks. So I thought I would offer a little 'how-to' guide on swimming with sharks. To keep things simple, I'll share five tips that I've learned from diving with shark experts over the years, and list them in a handy acronym that's easy to remember; kinda like when you're at the beach and you hear someone yell: "SHARK!"
Hadani Ditmars

Love In A Time Of Terror

Hadani Ditmars | June 24, 2016 | Canada Living
The Western world was not a safe place recently. At least not on most major news channels. The familiar became menacing: dancing at a nightclub with friends, deadly; a member of Parliament killed on the steps of a public library; even Disneyworld turned terrifying with a child-abducting alligator. It was...
Alicia Raimundo

Cool Adult Colouring Books For Stress Relief

Alicia Raimundo | June 24, 2016 | Canada Living
As you might have seen, adult colouring books are really popular right now. You might be asking yourself why these books are so popular. Colouring is a great way to focus your brain on something small and fun to take the focus away from worried or depressed thoughts.
Allison Weigensberg

7 Tips To Keep You Sane During A Move

Allison Weigensberg | June 24, 2016 | Canada Living
Lets face it. Moving sucks. What person in their right mind enjoys spending hours upon hours of carefully packing up all of their belongings only to undo the whole thing a few hours later in a totally new and unfamiliar environment?
Ida Mahmoudi

Canada's Shortened Ban On Gay Blood Donors Still Fails LGBTQ

Ida Mahmoudi | June 24, 2016 | Canada Politics
Antiquated policies like the ban against men who have sex with men (MSM) bring into question just how progressive health and social policies are. The MSM policy mandates that even if MSM are healthy, they must abstain from intimacy for a pre-determined period in order to donate their blood to those who need it.
Jari Qudrat

I Think I Am Muslim, Therefore I Am

Jari Qudrat | June 24, 2016 | Canada Living
Is it too much to ask in the 21st century to self-identify based on the beliefs you hold so dearly? After all, who has the right to tell me who I am and who I'm not? Apparently the Pakistani government does, who have declared the Ahmadiyya community "infidel" and non-Muslim since the infamous ruling in 1974.
Genevieve Michaels

Vancouver Counts Down To Indian Summer Fest 2016

Genevieve Michaels | June 24, 2016 | Canada British Columbia
The sixth annual Indian Summer Festival is fast approaching, and arts and culture lovers all over our city are gearing up for what promises to be the most intellectually stimulating ten days of the year. Taking place from July 7th to 16th, the festival combines a range of events featuring thinkers, artists, and leaders from Canada, South Asia, and beyond into a program that promises to be enlightening, entertaining, and inclusive.
Lauren Messervey

Maybe Professional Cuddlers Are Exactly What Our World Needs

Lauren Messervey | June 24, 2016 | Canada Living
There are a lot of really awful things happening in the world right now. Fear, though an important mechanism for survival, is also something that can stop you from having a real human experience. There ARE good people in this world. You just have to be open to them. As strange as it may sound to you, a professional cuddler specializes in this kind of thing.
Robb Lucy

Hey Boomer, What's Your Legacy?

Robb Lucy | June 24, 2016 | Canada Living
If you're a boomer worried about your legacy: Of course every one of us will have a Legacy. Every breath, every footprint in the sand builds your Legacy. But I think conscious 'Legacy building' should begin early. Like at 40. Heck... 30'd be a good start. But, if you didn't happen to start then, Boomers can begin building life-affirming, connective, fun legacies now!
Jack Jedwab

It Is Time To Redefine Canada's Vertical Mosaic

Jack Jedwab | June 24, 2016 | Canada Living
The growth in the visible minority population has seemingly changed the nature of the vertical mosaic and the portrait of inequality in Canada. The question that preoccupies researchers is whether the upward mobility experienced by most European origin groups can be replicated by non-European immigrants and their children.
Jeffrey Schwartz

6 Practical Ways To Save Money This Summer

Jeffrey Schwartz | June 24, 2016 | Canada Business
Summer is here. It is the time of year when many Canadians let their guards down and sometimes spend more money than planned on a variety of expenses from impromptu road trips to hosting various summer parties. Here are some tips to help you add some funds back into your bank account.
Vitamin Daily

Our Bowen Island Foodie Tour

Vitamin Daily | June 23, 2016 | Canada British Columbia
If you live in Vancouver, escaping bustling city life for Bowen Island is like pushing the easy button for a revitalizing retreat. A 20-minute ferry ride to Snug Cove from Horseshoe Bay will drop you in an outdoor playground and foodie's paradise.
Mike Sholars

Hey, Big Spender (You're Kind Of A Douchebag)

Mike Sholars | June 23, 2016 | Canada Living
We live in a world where those with various forms of privilege -- gender, racial or monetary -- are dunking on the rest of us all the time. There's no corner of society where those who were lucky enough to be born into a good situation (and let's be real: it's a luck thing) don't reap the benefits. But we try our best to push on and get what we can in our own way. It's life as we know it. Until some guy gets a feature article in reputable magazine in the biggest city in the country just to tell boring-ass stories about how great it is to be rich, and how we should all try it sometime.
Craig and Marc Kielburger

We Shouldn't Be Filling Up Our Landfills With Clothing

Craig and Marc Kielburger | June 23, 2016 | Canada Living
A staggering 85 per cent of our collective apparel ends up in a landfill -- that's over 10.5 million tons of clothing, according to the popular second-hand store Value Village. In a single year, Canada produces enough textile waste -- clothing and other goods like upholstery -- to create a mountain three times the size of Toronto's Rogers Centre stadium. Reduce, reuse and recycle has become the mantra of socially conscious consumers. Now we need to extend that philosophy to our old accoutrements.
Deepi Harish

Living With Crohn's Is A Bitch -- Going Gluten Free Isn't

Deepi Harish | June 23, 2016 | Canada Living
Plant based and gluten free sounds like torture to me and unmanageable, because I don't have the discipline to make a drastic lifestyle change. I rather enjoy eating the foods I love and pay for it when I have to. But making the change improved my life in so many ways.
Linda Simpson

What Does Money Bring To Your Life?

Linda Simpson | June 23, 2016 | Canada Living
Some Boomers lost their way along the hippy highway over the last fifty years. They took a right turn into casinos and consumerism. Seared in my brain is watching a load of Boomer casino goers unload from a bus and waddle away. Poker chips in hand as they sink into the windowless abyss. Money (both having it and losing it) does things to people. Here's what it did to me.
Saqib Qureshi

Building More Mosques Won't Solve Canada's Islamophobia Problem

Saqib Qureshi | June 24, 2016 | Canada Living
Tackling Islamophobia or Canadian Muslim unemployment is a problem not just for Canadian Muslims, but for all Canadians. That being said, if Canadian Muslims don't lead the effort to tackle these issues, including educating that same society and state, little will get accomplished.
Elaine Craig

Religiously Inspired Hate Is Still Hate

Elaine Craig | June 23, 2016 | Canada British Columbia
Law Societies in Ontario, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia decided that TWU's law degree could not be accredited because the University excludes gays and lesbians. Why was it right for them to deny accreditation? Because, unfortunately, our society remains filled with hatred for sexual minorities. The mass murder of gays and lesbians that occurred last week in Orlando provides a horrific example of what can occur when a country allows one of its constitutional rights to run amok.
Natasha Koifman

Can Privacy And Social Media Coexist?

Natasha Koifman | June 23, 2016 | Canada Living
Recent experiences on Instagram got me thinking about the line between being open and too open, between sharing and oversharing. Is it possible to share personal details and pictures from my life and still be somewhat private? Is that even possible in the digital world? Is social media making the idea of privacy obsolete?
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