Canada Lifestyle

Getting To Know Your University Kid All Over Again

Shantelle Bisson | Posted 05.24.2017 | Canada Living
Shantelle Bisson

There's an incredibly interesting thing that happens to a parent when our children reaches the age to move away and go to college/university. All of a sudden you're thrust into this new phase of life, surprisingly unprepared, even though you knew that it was coming eventually.

Will Your MP Vote To Label GMOs And Uphold Your Right To Know?

Rachel Parent | Posted 05.02.2017 | Canada Politics
Rachel Parent

It is all too easy to call those who express concerns about GM food "anti-GM." This is wrong. The real issue is whether we believe in transparency and democracy. Bill C-291 is not part of an anti-GM campaign. It would not inhibit the production of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Canada.

Chef Charles Mattocks On Creating The First Diabetes Docu-Series

Shahzadi Devje | Posted 05.02.2017 | Canada
Shahzadi Devje

Credit: Shahzadi Devje Celebrity chef, Charles Mattocks is on a mission to change the face of diabetes. Nephew of the late reggae legend Bob Marley, ...

When Your Kid Is In Love With Someone You Don't Like

Shantelle Bisson | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Parents
Shantelle Bisson

The day will inevitably come when your sweet pre-teen gets to be dating age. And oh, what a day that is, let me tell you. As a parent of three young women, I always thought I would know exactly what type of person they would bring home. Let's just say if I had been a gambling sort, I would have lost it all, time, and time again.

From The Mountains To Manhattan: The Journey Of A Truffle Heiress

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

What is it like to be born into one of the most well known truffle cultivating families in Italy? I spoke with Vanda Angellozzi, 26 years old and the...

What I've Learned As A First-Time Mother Of The Bride

Shantelle Bisson | Posted 04.10.2017 | Canada Living
Shantelle Bisson

I've learned a lot from my three daughters over the past 28 years of being a mom to them. My husband and I are in the thick of our first wedding, with our eldest getting married October 14th, 2017, and let me tell you, there is a huge difference between planning your own wedding, and assisting your child in planning theirs.

Good Things Still Grow In The Ground

Elena Murzello | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada
Elena Murzello

Everyone loves a sequel so here's one to the co-authored January post, Good things grow in the ground. To recap, the original piece looked at beauty p...

Keep On Keeping On: The Exercise Edition

Elena Murzello | Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada
Elena Murzello

As March draws to a close, you may find your well-intended thoughts to "get healthy" this year take a curbside retreat, due to a plethora of unmotivat...

The Key To Long-Term Fitness Success Is Leaning Into The 'Fall'

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

What I am saying is, when you make a choice that your future self will not be proud of, lean into the fall and learn from every choice -- both positive and negative. Work to understand your personal triggers and coping mechanisms so that you evolve into the healthier and fitter future self you want to be.

My Favourite Things: The March Edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.28.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

In February 2016, I compiled my first "favourite things" blog -- a list of current favourite exercises, nutrition tips, recipes, and health mantras. This edition includes a workout format, helpful tips for eating out, a mindfulness trick for improved posture, and a life mantra that has profoundly improved my daily existence.

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.