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Top Five Tips For Manifesting Your Dream Life

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

In the early 2000s I started to read about the Dalai Lama. It was a revelation to view the world through the eyes of compassion. Venturing to the grocery store, driving in traffic, all became a practice of kindness. Then after I became comfortable with the concepts of Buddhism. I embarked on yoga. This extended my mindfulness. Now I continue to bring these concepts together and combine them with visualization.

How to Succeed In Business Even If You're Canadian

Stanley Bing | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Business
Stanley Bing

There is nothing wrong with being Canadian, nor should it be considered an automatic barrier to success. Problems for Canadians are only encountered when the genuine attributes of the Canadian temperament and culture are relegated to subsidiary position to those more accurately deemed American.

18 Grown-Up Lessons From Our Favourite Childhood Books

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Living

We can never be too old for our favourite childhood books. No matter how many times we read them, they can still bring that nostalgic feeling of b...

'Pornographic' Book Should Be Banned: B.C. Dad

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A father of four in B.C. says an American coming-of-age book is "pornographic," and should be banned from the Kamloops/Thompson School District. De...

Can a Book Have a Bucket List? This One Does

Beverley Golden | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

It's probably not too far a stretch to say that most of us are familiar with the concept of a bucket list. Places we long to visit, dreams yet to com...

Reading Bingo Challenge 2014

Retreat by Random House | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Living
Retreat by Random House

When facing a new year filled with so many possibilities for resolutions, sometimes it's hard to know where to start. Do you want to challenge yourself to read more in the coming year? What about to read more widely? And where's the motivation to stay on track? Bingo--that's where!

The 40 Books I Read in 2013

Rebecca Zamon | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living
Rebecca Zamon

It's that time again, when I run down the books that I read throughout the year. Much to my chagrin, I did not hit my usual goal of 52, which I entirely blame on having a baby. Babies have a way of stealing time, and apparently, of letting you read books that are completely not worth whatever free minutes you have. You'll see what I mean below.

Massey College, Mastery and Senator Segal

Neil Seeman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada
Neil Seeman

Senator Hugh Segal, CM will retire from the Upper Chamber to embrace the post of Master of Massey College in the University of Toronto. To most Canadi...

New Year's Resolution: Getting Your Teen to Read for Pleasure

Christine Stock | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada
Christine Stock

Ask any high school teacher you know: there are certain questions from parents that come up time and time again during parent-teacher interviews. The most common ones are usually marks related, but English teachers will tell you that parents also want to know how they can foster the joy of reading in teens who claim to "hate" books and wouldn't read one if their lives depended on it.

Put These 8 Leadership Books Under the Tree

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

A quick Google search will yield a number of lists for the best management books, so let's not waste our time on the undisputed classics. Here are a few recommendations that are a little less obvious.

As a Man, I No Longer Feel the Need to Apologize For Crying

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada
Lawrence D. Elliott

I recently contributed a personal story to a book titled 101 Awesome Things To Do For Someone Who's Sick. Created by actor and award-winning author El...

On Being Writer-ish

Lori Gard | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

There is a little book in stores this holiday season called ish. And this little picture book written by Peter H. Reynold has crossed my path several ...

What Depression Really Feels Like

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

To many people with depression, Sadness is a physical place, and I'm someone who lived there for many years and was able to make the journey back. That's why reading this book, by Anne Theriault of The Belle Jar Blog, resonates with me so much. Everyone's experience is different, but the depths of depression are pretty much the same no matter how you get there.

10 Canadian Books Every Guy Should Read

AmongMen.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
AmongMen.com

Canada is full of great books in every genre, a lot of them under-publicized. Here is a list of ten books, ranging from novels to poetry, philosophy and picture books, all by Canadians and published within the last century, to expand both mind and bookshelf.

SavvyMom Roundup: the Flu Shot, Online Shopping and Rob Ford

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Statistics on moms, a reminder to get the flu shot, raising readers, a new place to shop and a very brief crack at the Mayor is what I've got this wee...

Vancouver's City-Wide Book Drive has Begun

Cory Ashworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Cory Ashworth

A Good Book Drive inspires Vancouverites to donate a new copy of their favourite kids' book with the next generation of readers. The second annual drive aims to collect 3,000 books by the end of the month for the Frontier College Waiting Room Literacy Pilot project.

Season Of Reading: Getting Your Kids Ready To Read This Fall

Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Living

Autumn is here and the kids are back in school. It’s the perfect time to get them excited about reading, after a summer that may have been filled wi...

The Writer's Writing Place

Vicki Murphy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Vicki Murphy

Apparently most writers have a special place to, you know, write. George Bernard Shaw had a hut that he could rotate so he was always in the sun. Roal...

Why You Simply Have to Date a Girl Who Reads

Jennifer Soutar | Posted 12.28.2013 | Canada Living
Jennifer Soutar

A woman who reads will feel no hesitation when accepting your coffee invitation. She's read this story before. You will talk about your lives during the in between. She will find comfort in your intonation. She appreciates tone, syntax and timing, and welcomes subtle moments of silence and awkward spurts of simultaneous sentence starting.

One Cowboy's Self-Evident Truths

Tim Sandlin | Posted 12.07.2013 | Canada
Tim Sandlin

These self-evident truths were written by Rowdy Talbot, who was the narrator of a book I wrote called Rowdy in Paris. The book is about a cowboy -- Rowdy -- who goes to Paris to retrieve his stolen belt buckle and ends up making France safe for Starbucks.

Our Favourite Women Authors: Who Are Yours?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Living

A good book endures long after the critic's voice has faded. While Canadian author David Gilmour's recent remarks about not loving any women, Cana...

Why I Write Books

Tim Sandlin | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Living
Tim Sandlin

There are four things I keep nearby at all times, generally in my pocket. 1) A photo of my now six-year-old daughter taken when she was one and in a Chinese orphanage. 2) My Food Stamp card from 1973. 3) A card Julie Sheppard from Wichita, Kansas, gave me after a reading. And 4) this letter.

5 Types of People Who Suck

Ward Anderson | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada
Ward Anderson

You're a good person. I can tell this about you already. You're kind to your neighbours and the people you work with say nice things about you when you're not around. This isn't about you. It's about the type of person that ruins your day by sucking the life out of a conversation, sucking the enthusiasm out of a room, and just plain sucking.

Interview with Night Film Author, Marisha Pessl

29Secrets | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada
29Secrets

Written by Sara Koonar for 29Secrets.com Marisha Pessl's new novel Night Film has received major buzz. The fictional book centers on the death of As...

Jeff Bezos Will Save the Washington Post

Diane Francis | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

While the outcome is fairly obvious, the question is why did Bezos pay $250 million (he paid $500 million but $250 was its real estate) for the Washington Post? Why didn't he just start offering content deals to publishers and journalists then sell it on Amazon as he does now with movies?