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10 Packing Tips for Traveling Families

Nancy Polanco | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Travel
Nancy Polanco

Packing properly for your family vacation can make or break your trip. We aren't talking about a monumental monstrosity that can't be remedied, but, it's always great to be prepared for anything. Whether you travel often or travel occasionally, if you have a game plan, you'll do just fine.

What's in a Frame? How to Frame Your Art

Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Style
Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

Choosing the artwork can be difficult enough! You've trawled all the galleries, art shows and fairs, and finally agreed on that piece you both really like. No compromises. Don't stress out about it. Art is meant to be enjoyed -- framed or unframed.

WATCH: These Health Foods Aren't What They Seem

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

Dieting can be tricky. Trying to figure out exactly which foods are good for you is never easy, especially when there are so many tempting treats lini...

Kids Don't Need to Be the Centre of Your Life, But Don't Be a Jerk

Darlena Cunha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

When young mother Stephanie Metz (she's 29) says "My kids are not the centre of my world, and that's quite simply because they are not the centre of any world, anywhere," my old, wizened ass (I'm 31, and most decidedly not a young mother) would like to point out that this sentence actually doesn't make any sense.

Why Personal Trainers Have a Bad Rap

Lee Boyce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

If you log on to forum pages of any major gym chain, it's a safe bet that you'll notice a collection of posts from unhappy clients that talk about their bad experiences in the gym. Now, it's understandable that with large fitness chains, it's expected that 100 per cent of the clients will not be satisfied. But the umbrella of the commercial gym often gives personal trainers a bad rap too.

Maria Kang Should Learn the Difference Between Excuses and Reality

Darlena Cunha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

When you're working two or three jobs, as a single parent, and your car is on the verge of breaking down, and your kids need their time with you and you're just making ends meet, well, running 4x a week and doing your core 3x a week is not happening. It's not an excuse. It's reality.

My Night With Willie Nelson

Deborah Kimmett | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada Music
Deborah Kimmett

Thursday night Willie Nelson and I spent the night together. He was on stage and I was in Row 13 at Massey Hall. Precious memories over-flooded my soul last Thursday making me 15 and 55 at the same time. Willie's music is the collective psyche and when he passes his songs will be heard in the night sky.

Don't Bully Me Because I'm a Feminist

Darlena Cunha | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

In a movement where the main thrust is equality, you wouldn't think that bullying would be a problem. But it is. As feminism fights the dominant ideology, those within the movement sometimes forget to put down their dukes when they turn around and face each other. This is where bullying plays a large role in feminism. All this he-said-she-said, back-and-forth, and the point of the movement gets lost as former feminists wade around the murky waters of their own egos and trivial bickering. This happens on the internet, on the street and in academia too.

A Theatre Mom Changed My Life

Keith Tomasek | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada
Keith Tomasek

I've been interviewing stage performers, for my StratfordFestivalReviews.com website, about the creative process and people whose lives depend upon it...

It's My Cancer And I'll Cry If I Want To

Stephanie Gilman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Living
Stephanie Gilman

2013-02-04-kickingcancersass.jpg As someone dealing with a pretty major crisis in her life, the pressure to remain positive at all times can be quite taxing. in those moments where it all comes rushing over me, I don't feel so chipper. And I don't think this makes me weak. I think it makes me human.

10 Ways to Stay Healthy

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

I don't know conclusively whether you will live longer because you chose to exercise, eat well or manage your stress in an effective manner. I am certain of one thing however, healthy lifestyle choices are likely to leave your cup in a stronger position to handle the unexpected stressors and well-placed indulgences that we all tend to scoop up along the way.

Cancer Taught Me to Live in the Moment

Stephanie Gilman | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Living
Stephanie Gilman

2013-02-04-kickingcancersass.jpg For as long as I can remember, I have been an obsessive planner. I love to make plans, to organize, to prepare. And I'm quite good at it, too. Long-term goals, schedules. These are things I like. A fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants girl, I am not. With my cancer diagnosis, a lot of things came crashing down around me.

Kids These Days...Have Hypertension and High Cholesterol

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

Kids are suffering unnecessarily. This is the first generation predicted to have shorter, more disease-laden life spans than their parents. While we may view our personal food choices as our right, our children deserve more respect. What will it take for us, the adults, to step up to the plate and demand better?

Star Power: The Last Canadian to Accept the Nobel Peace Prize

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

In 1999, as Médecins Sans Frontières' international president, Dr. Orbinski, accepted the award on behalf of MSF for its pioneering approach to medical humanitarianism, particularly for its approach to witnessing -- making the atrocities they observe known to the public. We got a chance to sit down with Dr. Orbinski.

How Your Pennies Can Make Change

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

For one week -- this week, Monday February 4 to Friday February 9 -- those precious discarded coins are worth the world. As part of Free The Children and RBC's We Create Change campaign to provide 100,000 people in the developing world with life-saving access to clean water, the Canadian penny has a renewed lease on life.

The One Thing I Need to Be Truly Happy

Vicki Murphy | Posted 02.14.2013 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

The other day, over a lunch-time pint, someone asked me to name the number-one thing I absolutely need to be happy. Now that's a heavy question. What's the one thing I need to be happy? Above all else, I need to be myself. It's simple logic. How can you be happy if you're not being yourself?

Would You Leave Your Teen Home Alone?

Christie Russell | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Living
Christie Russell

When my husband and I recently escaped from our four month long home renovations, our teenagers, our two Labrador retrievers and the cold and wet Vancouver weather, we left our 19-year-old son home alone for two weeks. Yes, we had multiple discussions -- he and I, he and his dad and the three of us. Again and again we said: NO PARTIES, remember to take out the garbage, don't spend too much money, look after your sister if she comes home on the weekend, BE GOOD. But still I was nervous...

What Donald Trump's Signature Says About Him

Annette Poizner | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

Take a look at Trump's signature. In general, cursive handwriting is comprised of straight lines and loops. But Trump favours straight lines and does away with curves or loops. For the graphologist, roundedness implies emotionality and softer aspects of the personality. But what is the meaning of the straight line?

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.

Citizen Style: Show Us Your Summer!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.22.2012 | Canada Style

Summer's here, and the time is right...for you to star in our next edition of Citizen Style! We want to see what Canada is wearing this summer -- w...

How I Lost Friends Because of my Mental Illness

Arthur Gallant | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Living
Arthur Gallant

The more I pushed my friends away the worse I began to feel. Ultimately I was a consenting adult and they respected my wishes and backed off. Some of them, though, have backed off forever because my verbal abuse in a time of need was too much for them to handle. It is the biggest regret of my life.

My New Year's Resolution...Five Months Later

Erin Gee | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada
Erin Gee

Rather than make a resolution that you'll end up forgetting or failing at, make one that sounds exciting and dramatic, something that is achievable, fun, but also something that will push you out of your comfort zone, allowing you to become (even slightly) a better person. It is this change that is your reward.

Which Canadians Are The Most Likely To Have Sex In The Shower?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Living

Canadians, want to get dirty while getting clean? Apparently, it's time to head to Quebec. According to results from an Ipsos Reid survey by the Ca...

March Citizen Style: How Do You Transition Your Wardrobe From Winter To Spring?

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 02.17.2012 | Canada Style

Even though many parts of Canada didn't really have a winter -- what's up, Mother Nature? -- we're still ready to usher in the mucky, yucky season of ...

Citizen Style: We Want To Feature You!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.28.2012 | Canada Style

Sartorially smart Canucks: we want to feature you in our next edition of Citizen Style. We want you to show us what's happening in your neighbourho...