It's Britney? Bitch, Please.

Sara Starkman | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada
Sara Starkman

When I was 11 years old Baby One More Time debuted and I knew, instantly, that I wanted to be a slut. JUST KIDDING. A stripper. Obviously, a stripper....

S.L.O.O.W.W. Down For Mental Health

Renee Frances, B.S., B.Ed., M.A. | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Living
Renee Frances, B.S., B.Ed., M.A.

In keeping with Mental Health Awareness Month, here are a few simple tips to keep your mind in tip-top-shape.

These Are All The Ways Laughter Affects Your Body

Posted 05.22.2016 | Canada Living

You already know that laughing does wonders for you. You’ve felt it brighten your day, calm your mind and lift your mood to whole new heights, all t...

How Humour Helps Us Think Seriously About Injustice

Development Unplugged | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

Poverty, inequality, violations of human rights and other forms of social injustice aren't usually associated with humour. But growing numbers of international development organizations are using humour both to catch our attention and to make us think more deeply about serious issues of global injustice. While some global charities still use pictures of sad, hungry children in their communications, others are using much more creative strategies involving humour -- from satire to parody to slap-stick comedy.

How I Get Through My Sleepless Nights

Keeley Milne | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Living
Keeley Milne

I am awake late again tonight, longtime sleep warrior that I am. Sleep and I, we have not yet found a way to comfortable exist together. I am forever hopeful. Bouts of insomnia tend to make one feel isolated, cut off from the world, so I try, these dark hours, to think of all the other people awake right now.

A Few LMAOs Will Help Your Brain

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Living

Turns out laughter really is the best medicine. Particularly when it's of the belly-laugh variety, the kind that produces brain waves akin to levels s...

Fake Laughing? You Can't Fool The Brain

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada Living

With March 20 declared International Happiness Day -- a day to celebrate the importance of happiness in our lives and the world, it's an occasion to p...

How Laughter Fixed a Classroom

Albert Nerenberg | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Impact
Albert Nerenberg

Suzanne LeFebvre-Martin pioneered the laughter program at St-Michel, a school in Northern Ontario. She deals with troubled students and said she was inspired to integrate laughter after reading research about how laughter exercises reduced anxiety in children. It worked.

A New Year Filled With Wonder

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

Do you long for the good old days of childhood when things seemed much simpler, easier, more joyful and laid back? Maybe it never was that way for you, but it can be "yet to come" by simply reinstating a sense of wonder in your life. Arianna Huffington advocates wonder as an antidote to daily stress.

Yeah, I'm 40, and Proud of it!

Jessica Holmes | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Living
Jessica Holmes

I'm coming out of the closet -- the age closet. As a performer, apparently my prospects go down at 40. But what's great about 40? 40 years worth of friends, 40 years worth of life lessons, 40 years of honing skills! In fact, any major obstacles I've faced in life have given me strength or insight I wouldn't have had otherwise.

Seven Tips for Aging Gracefully

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

So, I'm facing down my 40th birthday. It's two weeks away and, surprisingly, my mid-life crisis is holding off. For now. I am not enjoying the lines appearing around my eyes or the various sagging and loosening bits and pieces that will remain nameless. Clearly, I have to get OK with aging. Here are my top tips for aging well.

INFOGRAPHIC: What Laughter Does For Our Bodies

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada Living

When was the last time you had a true, honest-to-goodness laughing jag? The kind where your mouth and stomach hurt from the amazing pain of hilarity, ...

Humour and Laughter: Can They Save Your Life?

Beverley Golden | Posted 12.22.2011 | Canada Living
Beverley Golden

It's probably no surprise to hear that "laughter is the best medicine." There are many documented stories of how laughing has had the incredible powe...

Laughing Our Way Through The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Mira Sucharov | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada
Mira Sucharov

With the Palestinian bid for statehood looming at the U.N., how we deploy laughter -- or avoid it altogether -- can serve as a barometer for the willingness of societies to consider change.

A Good Reason To Laugh It Up At The Movies

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada Living

What movies are in your Netflix queue? Are you more of a Hangover kind of person, or would you rather watch a war movie? If you had the choice between...

A Sense of Humour

Andrea Paine | Posted 09.06.2011 | Canada
Andrea Paine

Although cancer is not usually something that would predispose a person to rediscover their sense of humour, it ignited the spark that sent me on that path.