Canada Lifestyle

How To Inadvertently Turn Your Kid Into A Sociopath

Marcia Sirota | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Parents
Marcia Sirota

Parents do their kids no favours when they're in denial of their child's capacity for behaving badly. Parents need to stop idealizing their children. They need to see that even their precious darlings are capable of behaving badly, and that it's their job to guide these children onto the right path in life. If parents remain this state of denial, their children are deprived of of this guidance.

Have A Plan And Make Bad Habits Utterly Inconvenient

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

To lose weight, help lower blood pressure, improve energy or decrease anxiety, you need to change your preferences - your daily habits - so that more often than not you are making healthy choices. You need to be consistently healthier. It sounds obvious, but consistency falls into the life category of "simple, but not easy."

What Is Weighing You Down?

Tarek Riman | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Living
Tarek Riman

Have you ever felt like you're being weighed down? There is a saying I often heard growing up in Lebanon: "The more you own, the more you will be ow...

How To Cut The Financial Umbilical Cord With Your 20-Somethings

Shantelle Bisson | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada Parents
Shantelle Bisson

If you're like me and you want to be able to cut the financial umbilical cord with your kids, start when they're young. Help them procure a part time job -- even if it's just one shift a week at first. Have them open their own bank account, and teach them how to balance their account.

How Lifestyle Changes Can Affect Breast Cancer

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

I have treated patients with breast cancer for more than 30 years as a medical oncologist. And I have found that most of the women in my practice are desperately looking for things they can do beyond standard treatment to increase their chance of cure. Unfortunately, many fall prey to false claims they read over the Internet or hear from well-meaning friends and relatives. They adhere to extremely strict diets -- no meat, no dairy, no sugar -- or turn to various "supplements" with unproven effectiveness and often even unproven safety.

All Renters Should Do These 10 Things

YPNextHome | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

You're a renter and you appreciate the lifestyle. Ask any homeowner who has received an unexpected roof repair bill, or had to call a plumber -- or had to move to accept a job offer -- and you'll appreciate it even more -- especially all of you "all inclusive" renters. Have you heard the news about hydro prices these days? Or do you enjoy your luxury of not having to pay attention to that issue.

Top Makeup Looks On Trend For 2017!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I love pretty new make - up trends! There is nothing like a new lipstick or concealer to put a little pep in your step. Recently, I was lucky enough t...

Trolling On Social Media

Jessica Gerlock | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada
Jessica Gerlock

Photo Cred: Karolina Grabowska The term "trolling" in today's generation refers to complete strangers writing offensive online posts with the purpos...

It Isn't Health Canada's Job To Put A Positive Spin On GMOs

Rachel Parent | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Politics
Rachel Parent

GMOs have the potential to irreversibly alter the genetic core of the food supply. It is very worrying that Health Canada seems more concerned about jumping on the industry bandwagon by trying to convince the unwilling public about the perceived benefits of GMOs than actually carrying out its own safety studies.

Bring Hotel Style To Your Bathroom Vanity

Colin & Justin | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

A good bathroom, for us, is a necessity, both at home and on the road. This considered, what does your bathroom say about you? Is it a tranquil home spa or a chaotic scene awash with soap scum and squeezed out tubes of toothpaste?

Are You Ready To Accept Your Call To Adventure?

Steph Jagger | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Living
Steph Jagger

What would change if we spent as much time glorifying start lines as we do finish lines? What if we cheered as wildly for people the moment they assumed their position in the starting blocks as we do when they run through the tape at the end of the race?

Taking Control Of Family Health In 2017

Rachel Patel | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Living
Rachel Patel

In light of National Pharmacist Day on Jan. 12, it's important to address the issue of medical adherence as it impacts the lives of millions of Canadians on a daily basis. It's a very real concern that pharmacists work to tackle every day.

Mature 35 + Style Trends For 2017!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I love style that I can feel my very best in. That means clothes that suit my lifestyle and I can also continue to expand my boundaries and try new th...

Nothing Is Sexier Than Self-Awareness

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Living
Lisa Ostrikoff

Self-awareness is the starting point for self-improvement. The more you pay attention to how you operate, the faster you'll understand why you do the things you do and how it impacts your life. It's the difference between sleepwalking your way through existence and peeling back the veil of who you truly are and beginning to grow into who you can be.

The Risks And Rewards Of Microblading

Alexandria Durrell | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Style
Alexandria Durrell

Microblading is the new lash extension -- everyone's doing it. Those perfect brows you're seeing on Instagram aren't the result of brain surgeon-steady hands applying gel, they're the work of artists tattooing them onto faces. And yes, let's be clear: microblading is absolutely a tattoo process. They're placing ink under your skin, that's the very definition of tattooing, so if you're consulting with someone who tells you otherwise: R-U-N away.

Top Style Trends For Both Men And Women For 2017

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I have no idea what I will be doing on New Year's Eve, but I am excited for the new style trends for 2017. There is going to be a lot of new looks for both men and women. My goal for 2017, is to try a few new looks and get out of my comfort zone.

The Hottest Style Trends For Winter

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Canada is synonymous with red. This colour evokes a warm nostalgic feeling and works for everyone! Add to this some golden oak, winter white, woodrose, cabernet, snowy ice, grizzly brown and celestial blue and you have the perfect mix of colours that you can dress in and it also paints the perfect Canadian landscape!

Top Travel Style Trends For 2017

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Travel
Sacha DeVoretz

I have been travelling a lot lately, and I realized that just because I am in a new place, does not mean that my style has to go out the door. In fact, it is possible to look and feel great when you're travelling with a few easy tips.

Forget Sugar-Coated Santa, Meet Sustainable Santa

Rachel Parent | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Impact
Rachel Parent

The story of Santa Claus, his elves and the giving of gifts has graced our lives for hundreds of years. It is more than just the story of a jolly old man on a quest to give gifts to every child in the world. It's a lesson about generosity and kindness.

I Listened To The Stories Of Those Impacted By Monsanto's Greed

Rachel Parent | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Living
Rachel Parent

It was a chance to hear from some of the many victims of Monsanto and how that company has affected every level of our lives: from the food we put into our bodies and the issues associated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup, to the adverse impacts its corporate greed has on poverty and food security.

Finding My Passion: 3 Lessons From My Real-Life Hero

Jude Saqer | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Living
Jude Saqer

I'm "passionate" about a lot of things, which is why I feel that I will forever continue to strive to get to where I want to be. Fortunately for me, I'm inspired by those around me, and there's one particular person who's mentality I admire; my dad. He always tells me to follow my passion and in the quest to find my passion I've found it in many different things.

How To Navigate The Pitfalls Of Over-Indulging This Holiday Season

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

For many people, weight gain during the holidays is a foregone conclusion. Resolutions to do better this time are largely destined for failure, no matter how seriously they are taken. In the end, the countless temptations offered at office parties and family gatherings prove as irresistible as always, obliterating all good intentions.

How To Host A Wine Tasting Party

Shannon Skinner | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

If you enjoy wine, why not expand your palate? For wine enthusiasts, a terrific way to try a variety of wines - without breaking the bank -- is to host a wine tasting party with friends in your own home. It is a fun and educational way to try different styles of wines, while spending quality time with friends.

The Secret To Great Communication Is Simple

Shannon Skinner | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

Whether the relationship is personal or professional, communicating with people you care about is an art, kind of like dancing the Tango. Good communication takes practice and effort, but once you know the secret to great communication, you can have better, deeper and more meaningful connections.

Tell Health Canada You Want GMO Foods To Be Labelled

Rachel Parent | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Impact
Rachel Parent

With the topic of labelling GMOs such a priority elsewhere and something which the majority of Canadians want, why has Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency been denying this information to the public? Why do the same companies that manufacture GM food for the Canadian market supply non-GM food to other parts of the world?