"Friends"

This Christmas, Give Presence Instead of Presents

Laila Eman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Living
Laila Eman

There tends to be this common constant act, celebrated by many that's troubling me lately...the act of giving gifts. As we get closer to Christmas, I hope you consider a few ideas I've put together for you and loved ones to do this season, to practice staying present and building lasting memories.

The Best Gift For an Eating Disordered Loved One is Your Support

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

I get a lot of emails during this time from people wanting tips and tools to help them get through the holidays without letting their eating disorders overwhelm them. But this article isn't for them. This article is for the people who love them and who will be spending meal times with them during these holy days and need to know what they can do to help.

ALL OF 'FRIENDS' Coming To Netflix Canada

HuffPost Canada TV | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada TV

They'll be there for you ... come January 2015. Ring in the New Year with your old "Friends" -- Monica, Rachel, Ross, Phoebe, Chandler and Joey -- ...

Fashion Lessons We Learned From 'Friends'

The Huffington Post Canada | Anne T. Donahue | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Style

We can't believe it either but 20 years ago, on Sept. 22, "Friends" aired its first episode and 10 seasons later, we weren't ready to say goodbye. ...

Are Schools Breaking Up Friends?

Lydia Lovric | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Living
Lydia Lovric

On the first day of school when the class list was posted, I was shocked to discover that my son had absolutely zero former classmates in his class. None. Not one. Across the playground, there were quite a few other kids in tears after discovering that their best or closest friends would not be in their new class, either.

When Helping a Friend With Mental Illness, Know Your Limits

Arthur Gallant | Posted 10.18.2014 | Canada Living
Arthur Gallant

I expect my friends and family to be there for me when I'm in a time of need and I know they expect the same of me, as they should. But is it OK to have a breaking point where you can just throw in the towel and say, "I've had enough"?

5 TV Shows That Need to Make a Comeback

29Secrets | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada TV
29Secrets

There are few things worse in this world than our favourite TV shows getting cancelled. You get that icky feeling like you can't breathe and you're not sure you can go on with your life. Sometimes you have closure, sometimes you don't. Either way, we've rounded up a list of shows that we wish -- nay, DEMAND -- return to our lives.

Why Everyone Doesn't Like You

Lauren Messervey | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

We can't be Sally Field on Oscar night all the time. We will all be served with harsh criticisms, strange accusations, and cruel comments every once in a while, and it's how we deal with it that really demonstrates the true nature of our character. If you know who you are and strive to be the best person that you can be, you have nothing to worry about.

How I Started My Dream Business in One Week

Alana Hurov | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Business
Alana Hurov

I have often thought it would be cool to own a yoga studio and as I type this blog, I am actually sitting in my very own studio gulping down a protein shake. How did it happen? Well that's a good question because it happened in one just one week, (well sort of...).

How Four Old Friends Battled Their Way Through Cancer Together

Phil Froats | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Living
Phil Froats

From 2010 three of my friends and I have racked up cancers of the tonsils, lymph nodes, bowel, intestines, prostate, lungs, liver and bone. So why with all this recent health crap do we still look happy? There are many reasons, but three stand out.

How Do You Celebrate Holidays After Losing a Loved One?

Elizabeth Berrien | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Berrien

The idea of a jolly holiday is like rubbing salt in the wound when our loved one isn't there. Honour your grief. You may find a completely new way of handling celebratory occasions by starting new traditions, or you may feel more comfortable sticking to old ones. Either way, you will know what feels right.

It's Okay To Be Selfish After Loss

Elizabeth Berrien | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Berrien

It can be so easy to become overwhelmed with what you think you should or shouldn't be doing with your time. Yet, when you've experienced the loss of a family member who was so close, you need to remember that it is okay to be a little selfish about how you run your life.

Americanizing the Canadian Sitcom

D.K. Latta | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

The new tsunami hitting shores are Canadian sitcoms bragging they are just like Hollywood comedies. This has always been a problem in Canadian entertainment -- a deliberate lack of respect for what has come before, or an ignorance of it entirely. And this new push to be more like American shows has lead to a breed of Canadian sitcoms that are the worst of both worlds, like a mermaid with a fish head and human legs.

How Mental Health Conditions Are Dismissed By Family and Friends

Sarah Robertson | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada
Sarah Robertson

Someone who suffers with any form of a diagnosed mental health condition such as anxiety, bi-polar disorder or depression, are usually not able to be as open with their family, friends or workplace. There are no predictions to how someone will feel when they wake up in the morning. Many times people are patted on the back and told they are just having a bad day, or to pretty much suck it up.

Friends Don't Let Friends Look Bad

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Many of us aren't really sure how to let someone else know that their choices (fashion or otherwise) aren't necessarily the most flattering or becoming, without hurting their feelings. Or maybe we feel like we should mind our own business. But in all honesty, don't you think that a good friend, a true friend, wouldn't let their friend out of the house looking anything less than stellar?

The Beginner's Guide to Parties

Kaitlyn Kochany | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Living
Kaitlyn Kochany

As a person who probably has friends, you may be wondering how to get them over to your house without looking like a total creep. You can't just wander up to someone and bark "Come to my house and I''ll feed you seven-layer dip!" because then you look like a lunatic. Play it cool. Make it a party! Ah, but what kind of party?

PBR Bowl: Putting the "Big F" Back in Sports

Andy Juniper | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

In an age where The Big F (ah, that's Fun) is seemingly being siphoned out of sports by avarice and idiocy and egos, it's nice to hear the down-home story of the Hembry and Babbitt boys of Emerson, Iowa (population 430), young (and not-so-young) men determined to put The Big F back into sport.

Workplace Support Systems: A Must

Erin Gee | Posted 09.14.2012 | Canada
Erin Gee

A group of friends is only as strong as its weakest link. Fortunately, this weakest link only comes around when a group member going through a particularly difficult time. Needless to say, the support system provided by the group is paramount in the person working through the situation.

Group Travel Tips: On Keeping the Peace

Karen Cleveland | Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada Travel
Karen Cleveland

Another glorious summer long weekend has passed, perhaps you were lucky enough to jet someplace fabulous, or pile into the car for a road trip. There is nothing quite like travelling to cement a relationship. The gloves come off, so to speak. When cramped quarters, jet lag or language barriers are factored in, true colours are unabashedly revealed. Here are some tips to help keep the peace.

How to Talk to Your Friends About Your Feelings

Marcia Sirota | Posted 11.25.2011 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

A few pointers on how to go about the scary business of confrontation: Most importantly, start by being affirming. Let your friend know how much you value the relationship, and that this is why you're sharing your concerns.

How to Win Friends and Influence People With Good Food

Jan Scott | Posted 10.11.2011 | Canada
Jan Scott

When it comes to influencing people, offer good food and you'll be surprised just how persuasive you can be. When my 11-year-old is feeling a little insecure about his best friend status, he quickly offers up a playdate complete with road hockey and cookies, which he is certain will set him back on track.