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My Husband Had a Seizure in Public and No One Wanted to Help Him

Epilepsy Ontario | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Living
Epilepsy Ontario

When my husband began having seizures several years ago, one of the things that struck me was the reaction of people around him. Certainly there were almost always people who wanted to help, but there were many more who were horrified by what was happening. Their fear inserted itself into the situation like a physical presence.

Living Long Shouldn't Mean Living Lonely

Kim Samuel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Living
Kim Samuel

There is a kind of loneliness that cuts even deeper than feeling alone. Social isolation -- the lack of meaningful relationships and human contact and connections -- is a devastating affliction, with impacts ranging from depression to accelerated aging and the risk of early death. Older persons are especially vulnerable.Older people face multiple risk factors: a partner's death, disability, chronic illness, reduced or unstable income, loss of vision or hearing, frailty, fear of falling and fear of forgetting.

Gandhi Warned of Seven Sins. It Seems We Ignored Him

Glen Pearson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Impact
Glen Pearson

Shortly before he was tragically assassinated, Mahatma Gandhi spoke of current troublesome trends that he eventually titled The Seven Sins. Over 60 years later, these seven blunders have been so institutionalized that they have been structured into modern society in ways that are endemic.

At 47 I May Look Pregnant, But I'm Living With Kidney Disease

Cheri Barton | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Living
Cheri Barton

I'm 47 years old and people are still asking me if I am pregnant. But I have the dominant form of polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and polycystic liver disease (PLD), causing my kidneys and liver to develop multiple fluid-filled cysts. ADPKD is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases, affecting approximately one in 500 people. Living with this disease has been a roller-coaster journey full of disappointing news and challenges, but also opportunities and evaluating the most important things in life.

What I Learned From The Reebok CrossFit Games

Gillian Mandich | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Living
Gillian Mandich

I love CrossFit -- it's the only sport I know where the loudest cheers are for the last to finish. There is something magical about knowing that you are doing the same workout as people all over the world. Solidarity sweating breaks down geographical and language barriers - it is an amazing way to empathize and relate to others.

Let's End the Myth of the 'Evil Twin'

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

There are no polarities when it comes to twins. No "good" one vs. "bad one;" no angelic child versus evil spawn, no duelling forces, vying for the top spot in their respective categories. There are just kids, warts, scabbed knees and all. Though the mythology and expectation of opposite-minded twin siblings is appealing to some, it is, fortunately, untrue.

Your New Year's Resolution Should Be To Give Back To Your Community

Ramesh Ranjan | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Ramesh Ranjan

Just like many of you, my month of December was extremely eventful -- and worthwhile. What made it busy and worthwhile at the same time was not the gift purchasing, family gathering, or turkey eating. It was being able to give back to the community. Let me explain.

Let's Close the Access Gap in the Struggle Against AIDS

Claire Holloway Wadhwani | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Impact
Claire Holloway Wadhwani

Closing this access gap means expanding health systems to include grassroots outreach and the community-level advocates who lead the charge. It is well documented that village-level and even home-based HIV testing greatly improve rates of testing. The same is true for HIV education, counselling, and treatment follow-up.

Echohaven: An Environmentally Friendly, Energy Efficient Suburb

David Dodge | Posted 01.04.2015 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

To borrow a popular internet meme, what if I told you we could build suburbs that preserved the natural landscape, had super energy efficient homes, built a sense of community and had no vinyl siding. Well we can, and the neighborhood of Echohaven, in the northwest community of Rocky Ridge in Calgary is doing precisely that. The homes of Echohaven must be super energy efficient, collect rainwater and are located in an oasis of nature. Echohaven has turned the modern process of building a neighbourhood on its ear

Jewish Diaspora Must Stand Up for Peace

Adam Moscoe | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada
Adam Moscoe

I am grateful to be able to say my focus remains on imagining the possibilities for a resumption of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. I have the privilege of maintaining, with relative ease, a personal sense of hope with respect to a two-state solution.

Getting to Know Toronto's Largest Watershed

David R. Miller | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

On Canadian Rivers Day, I joined my neighbours to learn more about Toronto's largest watershed, the Humber, thanks to the Loblaw Water Fund.

Detroit: A City Revolution Built to Last

Adam Moscoe | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada Impact
Adam Moscoe

I was thrilled to participate in my first ever 'live' event as a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum. But after hearing endless stories about the glamour of Davos, I certainly never expected that my involvement with the Shapers would bring me to Detroit.

Die-Hard 'Community' Fans, Rejoice

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada TV

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Yahoo says it's giving the sitcom "Community" a sixth season online.Yahoo and Sony Pictures Television announced Monday that the...

Why a Field Trip Is So Much More Than a Music Festival

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Music
Marcello Cabezas

As Toronto continues to grow as a global culture hub, Field Trip is emerging as an annual homegrown star that has its roots in celebrating our cities most important asset: us. If Toronto ever wanted a downtown urban internationally relevant festival that celebrates the community, this is it. Chill, approachable, and easy going. A perfect way to enjoy the beginning of summer.

Coolest Songs About Cult TV Shows From 'Game Of Thrones' To 'X-Files'

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Music

It’s been a long ten months since "Game of Thrones" fans last had a new episode to enjoy, but the wickedly popular and feels-causing HBO series is f...

How Solar Power is Driving Costs Down For Canada's Farmers

David Dodge | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada
David Dodge

"God hates cowards." That's how Bob Sargent, a farmer who also runs an oilfield services company and serves as a local councillor explains why he ma...

The MacGyver of Green Energy

David Dodge | Posted 05.03.2014 | Canada Business
David Dodge

It's one thing for SolarShare to get $3 million worth of solar projects going in Ontario under that provinces feed-in tariff program but it's quite another thing altogether to start a community solar program in small town Alberta with no government support. And yet that's exactly where some pretty amazing green energy innovation is occurring.

Have you Ever Been to a Lego Event? Here's Your Chance

Larry Leach | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Alberta
Larry Leach

For those of us who are a certain vintage, Lego was coloured bricks of 2, 4 and 8 dimples that one could use to build square things like houses. If you were lucky, you had some wheels to build a rectangular car.

Joshua Ostroff

Childish Gambino Talks 'Community,' Drake And Those Instagrams

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

The internet giveth and the internet taketh away—and nowhere has that been more evident than in the music business, where the recording industry is ...

More than just a Paintball Team

Mike Nelson | Posted 12.20.2013 | Canada Alberta
Mike Nelson

One of the most common things you will hear a member of the Crimson Sabres proudly say is, "We are more than Just a Paintball Team" But, what exactly do they mean? Most importantly, Why.

We Day: An Inspiration For Change

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Impact
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Inspired and compelled by celebrity luminaries including The Barenaked Ladies and Serena Ryder, as well as some particular youth favourites such as Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers, the feeling at We Day 2013 in the Air Canada Centre was electric.

Manifesto Festival Announces 7 Year Lineup & Evolution Theme

Che Kothari | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada
Che Kothari

Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture goes down September 19-22 in Toronto Canada featuring headliners Jhene Aiko and the 20 year anniversary cele...

Back to Terwillegar Islande

Todd Herron | Posted 10.18.2013 | Canada
Todd Herron

Once upon a time, there was a magical place called Terwillegar Islande. It was the southernmost island in an archipelago of many different islands. For 10 years, the 6,700 residents of Terwillegar Islande had fashioned an almost Disney-esque lifestyle.

Return to The "Summer of Love" World Domination Summit Style

Beverley Golden | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada
Beverley Golden

It's taken me a few weeks to digest a question I've been living with: "What just happened?" It was a two-and-a-half day whirlwind of positive energy a...

Making Entrepreneurs out of Indian Housewives

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png I believe that women entrepreneurship will not only give a boost to the economy by increasing the number of employed people and leading towards a more gender-equal growth. Not being financially independent is one of the main factors that prove as a hindrance in self-empowerment of women, especially in patriarchal societies like India.