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Our Baby Name Predictions For 2015!

www.parentdish.ca | Kristy Woudstra | October 2, 2014 | Canada Living
The most popular baby names of 2015 are likely to build on the trends seen over the past few years. Using data from the UK's Office for National Statistics, Anna Powell-Smith's name trend visualizer, and a healthy dose of intuition, we've compiled our predictions for the hottest baby names of...

Awkward Family Photos: Sibling Rivalry At Its Best

www.parentdish.ca | Kristy Woudstra | October 2, 2014 | Canada Living
Siblings have a special bond. While they can fight like cats and dogs, they're also fiercely protective of one another. And the competitive nature (aka sibling rivalry) between brothers and sisters can make for many awkward family photos. Here are some of our favourites!

Compound Found In Grapes And Red Wine Can Fight Acne: Study

AFP/Relaxnews | Arti Patel | October 2, 2014 | Canada Living
After heart and dental health, a team of U.S. scientists has found that a compound found in grapes and red wine could also play a role in fighting acne. Though for some, red wine can cause the skin to flare up in a rosy flush, scientists at the...

Japan Creates An 'Anti-Loneliness" Hugging Chair And We Want One

AFP/Relaxnews | Arti Patel | October 2, 2014 | Canada Living
There are times in everyone's life when only a hug will do. Now one Japanese company has come up with a chair that's always ready to give a comforting cuddle. The "tranquility chair" is built in the shape of a larger-than-life fabric doll with a friendly face and a fetching...

5 Fast And Easy Ways To Peel Garlic

www.kitchendaily.ca | Joy D'Souza | October 2, 2014 | Canada Living
In the kitchen, garlic is practically as valuable as a sharp knife. The ingredient is part of the onion family and you may be hard-pressed to find a savoury and flavorful dish it doesn't go with. Garlic can be used in sauces, dips, pastas, chicken dishes and seafood,-you name it!...

When Is Eid-Al-Adha? What Is It? How Do Muslims Celebrate It?

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | October 2, 2014 | Canada Living
Eid-al-Adha, one of the most important festivals in the Islamic calendar, takes place Oct. 4. But what is this holiday all about? Translated from Arabic as the "Feast of Sacrifice," it marks the prophet Ibrahim's readiness to sacrifice his son to Allah, according to Timeanddate.com. It is to...

A break from school, and a lesson in hard work, for teen farmhands during potato harvest

CP | CP | October 2, 2014 | Canada Style
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BLAINE, Maine - In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations.Schools shut down — sometimes for weeks at a time — while their students haul in the harvest...

Canadian Universities' Rankings Show A Downward Trend

CP | Rebecca Zamon | October 2, 2014 | Canada Living
Canadian universities are slipping in a global ranking based on learning environment, research, innovation and other performance indicators.Eight Canadian universities made the top 200 in the Times Higher Education ranking, and of those, only one — the University of Toronto — held its position at number 20.Another, the University of...

SkyTrain Delays: TransLink Suggests Grabbing A Coffee And Taking A Break

CBC | Sara Harowitz | October 1, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
After another massive system failure that stranded thousands of people on the Expo Line Tuesday night, a TransLink spokesperson is suggesting that delays could be an opportunity for travellers to "take a little rest break" and support local businesses. On Wednesday, spokeswoman Cheryl Ziola said TransLink regrets causing delays and understands that people are frustrated...

Vancouver's Jericho Lands Sold To B.C. First Nations, Crown Corporation

CP | Sara Harowitz | October 2, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
VANCOUVER - Three British Columbia First Nations have agreed to a partnership deal with a federal government body over three valuable parcels of land in Metro Vancouver.The agreement was signed Wednesday between the Musqueam, Squamish and the Tsleil-Wauthuth Nations and the Canada Lands Company, an arms-length Crown corporation that reports...

Ebola Risk Low, But Some Infections Expected, Says B.C. Medical Officer

CBC | Sara Harowitz | October 2, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
B.C.'s provincial health officer says it would not be surprising to see cases of the Ebola virus appear, but that there is no reason for alarm. "We likely think over the next six months [we'll] probably import a case or two, or maybe even three," Dr. Perry Kendall told CBC News....

Breast Cam By Nestlé Fitness Reminds Us To Have A Screening (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | October 1, 2014 | Canada Living
How often do you have your breasts checked out? Nestlé Fitness is hammering home that question in a new ad promoting breast cancer screening as part of its Pink Ribbon campaign. In the ad, which was posted to YouTube last week, a...

Mila Kunis Gives Birth To A Baby Girl: Report

www.parentdish.ca | Lisa Yeung | October 1, 2014 | Canada Living
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are now parents, according to TMZ! The celebrity news website reports that the couple arrived at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles Tuesday morning without an entourage or family. and that Kunis gave birth Tuesday night.

Bollywood Dance Moves That Will Work You Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | October 1, 2014 | Canada Living
In a perfect fitness world, all we would have to do is twerk a few times, attempt the robot and add a few electric slides to our life to stay in shape. Unfortunately, this world doesn't exist, but it doesn't mean we can't add a few dance steps to our...

Quiz: Are You An Introvert Or An Extrovert?

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | October 1, 2014 | Canada Living
It's the quiz you've probably taken a few times by now, but have you ever asked yourself whether you're an introvert or an extrovert in video form? In the Buzzfeed clip above, the video runs through several questions to determine which of the two personality theories best defines you. Though...

Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions; study shows value of long-acting methods

CP | October 1, 2014 | Canada Style
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Giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion, a new study finds.The average annual pregnancy rate was 34 per 1,000 girls in the study — far below the national average of 158.5 for sexually...

Breast-feeding, early or late start on gluten, don't seem to prevent celiac disease in babies

CP | October 1, 2014 | Canada Style
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Two studies give disappointing news for parents looking for a way to prevent celiac disease in babies at higher risk for it because of family history. Neither breast-feeding nor timing the start of gluten-containing foods makes a difference in whether a child develops the problem, researchers found.There is no early...

National Dementia Strategy Coming, Ambrose Says

Zi-Ann Lum | October 2, 2014 | Canada Living
BANFF, Alta. - Citing the "impending boom" of a dementia health-care crisis, Health Minister Rona Ambrose and her provincial and territorial counterparts agreed Wednesday to work together to develop a national strategy to fight it.Ambrose called the announcement "early stages," but she added it's good news as the country prepares...

Why Women Need To Stop Trying To Be 'good Moms'

Kristy Woudstra | October 1, 2014 | Canada Living
Blogger Kiri Westby talks about why women need to stop setting unrealistic expectations for themselves.

Baby Onesies: Hey Target, These Ones Are Empowering

Kristy Woudstra | October 1, 2014 | Canada Living
Target Canada has received a lot of attention in the past couple of days for a couple of baby onesies. One is marketed to girls and reads "I only date heroes." The other is for boys and says "Future man of steel."
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