"Friends"

New City, No Friends

Davina Hamilton | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Parents
Davina Hamilton

I wasn't going to Canada alone. Me, my husband and our two children, aged two and four, would be going together in what we'd described as an experiment and an adventure. The experiment would be experiencing life in Toronto to see if we could live out there permanently. No matter the outcome, it would certainly be an adventure, particularly for our children, who were excited about returning to Toronto, following our first trip to the city the previous year.

Want To Connect More To Others? Learn To 'Just Be' With Them

Marcia Sirota | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

It seems that people have become more and more alienated lately. More often than not, our mode of interaction is transactional, as opposed to empathetic. "Empathetic" and "transactional" are two of the ways that people behave with one-another, and they're quite the opposite.

That One Time Matthew Perry Beat Up Justin Trudeau

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada Living

No new "Friends."

Game-Changing Snacks For Your Super Bowl Party

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

If you are excited to watch the big game this weekend, but still can't decide what to serve your hungry crowd, we'll help you get in the zone with this menu of championship Super Bowl snacks.

This 31-Year-Old Man And 89-Year-Old Woman Are The Sweetest BFFs

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Living

Cutest. Friendship. Ever.

Have A Happy Dysfunctional Christmas

Monique Caissie | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Living
Monique Caissie

It was 1991 and my first Christmas in my new home after my emotionally draining divorce. We lived in a depressed area. My family was 400 km away. I was struggling financially with a small business, helping in the community where I could, while nurturing my four-year-old who had some health challenges.

Why You Should Date Your Friends

Shawna Scafe | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Shawna Scafe

It is like a marriage. You will fall in and out of love from time to time but you stay devoted to them. You will have periods where you don't talk much, or talk enough. You will lose yourself, you will lose touch. But true friends don't drift away during those lulls. In true friendships you let resentments melt, and find ways to show kindness, you help each other find your path again. Most importantly, you make a time and space to hang out with them for the purpose of simply hanging out with them.

This Is How You Become A Better Friend

Alyson Jones | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Investing in friendships is part of a finding a healthy balance in life. We care for and enjoy our friends, but sometimes we might forget to think about how we can secure and grow our friendships. Any sort of investment requires some time and thought. Maintaining friendships requires effort, but when we look at the health benefits of friendships, this effort is worth it.

Redefining Modern Day Friendship

Todd Hauptman | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Impact
Todd Hauptman

Celebrities, political figures and business leaders alike often suggest our world needs more love, kindness and connection. While social media has made us a world that is increasingly connected, our world is plagued by a loneliness crisis.

Things We Hate About Men's Style

Posted 08.01.2016 | Canada Style

We hear a lot about women’s fashion and beauty woes. Some say the bra is the most uncomfortable garment ever created and that putting makeup on ever...

Hate Early Morning Meetings? Tips For The Night Owl

Posted 08.01.2016 | Canada Living

Tips and tricks to rule your morning meetings. From the AOL Partner Studio.

Maybe Professional Cuddlers Are Exactly What Our World Needs

Lauren Messervey | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

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.

Ways To Talk To Early Birds And Night Owls

Posted 08.01.2016 | Canada Living

Ways to talk to early birds and night owls. From the AOL Partner Studio

Healthy Friendships Are Built Upon Healthy Expectations

Victoria Lorient-Faibish | Posted 04.23.2017 | Canada Living
Victoria Lorient-Faibish

Many conflicts come from inappropriate expectations in relationships. Ask yourself if you are expecting your friends to act and be just like you. I encourage people to not expect others to be just like them because this is the road to sure and constant disappointment.

11 Positive Gift Ideas To Cheer Up Sad People

Reggie Ramone | Posted 04.14.2017 | Canada Living
Reggie Ramone

With last week's unwelcoming snowfall coming to an end, we're headed for warmer days and patio-ready weather. For the glass is half full type, it's time to prepare for the fun of spring and summer -- hooray! For the glass is half empty type... well, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) doesn't stop at the sight of spring.

There's A Difference Between Being 'Nice' And Being Kind

Marcia Sirota | Posted 04.02.2017 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

The truth is that if you're a people-pleaser, you've been using the people in your life to compensate for something that's been missing within you; you've been focused on getting others to meet a need, rather than on creating real connections. This might explain why you're not as happy as you could be, today.

My Mother Taught Me Living To 100 Is All About Attitude

Beverley Golden | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Living
Beverley Golden

When people ask what her "secret" is, she laughs, as she honestly cannot believe she is 100. That's a big part of what aging well looks like, too. Of all the lessons my mother leaves those who know her, is her love of living and desire to be here. To be active, to contribute and to live life to the max, regardless of your circumstances.

I Love You But I Can't Stand Your Kid

BLUNTmoms | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Parents
BLUNTmoms

I hope that we can still be friends, but I understand if it's just too awkward for the next 15 years or so. Perhaps I'm high maintenance, but I feel that a three year old should eat his or her lunch sitting in a chair rather than standing on the kitchen table throwing crackers at another child. I do not believe my son should be hiding in the bathroom for an hour during a play date just to avoid his "friend."

When Your Child Doesn't Have Friends, Here's What To Do

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

So what's a parent to do when they realize that their child, for whatever reason, is having difficulty making or maintaining friendships? No parent wants to feel that their child is missing out or... being shunned for one reason or another... Yet, this is the reality for too many children who face rejection on a daily basis.

Signs You're The Optimist Of Your Friend Group

Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Living

Does every cloud in your life have a silver lining? Then you might be the positive, optimistic one in your group of friends.

The Much-Hyped 'Friends' Reunion Was Kind Of Awkward

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Living

But what were we expecting?

The Biggest Lie We Can Believe Is That We Are Alone

Shawna Scafe | Posted 02.18.2017 | Canada Living
Shawna Scafe

This lie shuts us down, blocks out others, isolates us, shames us and perpetuates those heavy feelings and weight of our already hefty burdens. So don't make another excuse not to call. Pick up the phone, my dear friend. I will listen to your story one more time, and one more time again.

That Time When 'Friends' Met 'Big Bang Theory'

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Living

But one guy is clearly missing.

Matthew Perry Won't Be Part Of 'Friends' Reunion

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Living

It's The One Where We Wish Chandler Was There.

The Meaning Of Christmas Extends Beyond Family

Silken Laumann | Posted 12.24.2016 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

I can feel the shift happening in our family, the shift from it being all about us being together and caring about one another, to Christmas being about caring for others as well. I think this most accurately reflects the true spirit of Christmas, whether we are Christian or not.