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Imagine A World Without Juvenile Prisons

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

"Research shows the earlier and longer youth spend in the system, the worse the outcomes are," says Peter Leone, a professor at the University of Maryland who has studied juvenile justice measures around the world for more than 20 years. It costs approximately $100,000 a year to incarcerate one young person in Canada. If that individual becomes a hardened life-long criminal, the amount will exceed a staggering $2 million, according to a Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

We Need More Pollution-Free Vehicles to Combat Climate Change

Leah Morrigan | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Impact
Leah Morrigan

It's a sad state of affairs -- we're choking on pollution and waste but we don't have to. Humans require transportation but our addiction to combustion engines and fossil fuels is a large part of our downfall. The solution to our needs and care of the planet lies in efficiency.

48 Hours in Los Angeles - With Kids

Amanda Blakley | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

Los Angeles is a sprawling city full of low strip malls, palmed avenues, film studios and over-crowded attractions, BUT that SoCal living is still so sweet. The city's full of beautiful parks, kid-friendly hikes, beaches (oh so many beaches!) and hip vegan restaurants with high chairs -- A great destination for the adventuring family.

L.A. Froyo Fave Pinkberry Opens First Ontario Location

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

They recently swirled into Eastern Canada with a grand opening at Square One Mall in Mississauga. I was present for the star-studded opening and ribbon cutting ceremony which included Former Mayor Hazel McCallion and current Mayor Bonnie Crombie. Even fashion maven Jeanne Becker made an appearance, who asserted herself to be a "Pinkberry virgin."

Toronto's 2024 Olympic Bid Process Suffers from a 'Democracy Deficit'

Janice Forsyth | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Janice Forsyth

Discussions about the 2024 bid were supposed to take place soon after the conclusion of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games on August 15th. The Games have passed, the September 15th deadline is looming, and the trio of organizers -- Bob Richardson, Marcel Aubut, and Mayor John Tory -- have gone commando silent. They haven't offered a peep about procedures or timelines. We don't know with whom or how these discussions will take place. Why the secrecy? Where is the transparency and accountability in the Toronto 2024 bid process?

Cities Should Beware These Changes to the Olympic Bidding Process

Janice Forsyth | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Janice Forsyth

To say that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) "shook things up" with Agenda 2020 is a gross understatement. Agenda 2020 voided and obscured critical sections of the Olympic Charter and the Olympic Games Framework, the IOC's two main documents for how to bid for and host an Olympic Games. It didn't just shake things up. It changed the entire game plan.

Here's What Has To Happen For Toronto To Bid On the 2024 Olympics

CBC | Posted 08.17.2015 | Canada

Mayor John Tory has to decide by Sept. 15 whether Toronto will submit a formal bid.

Hot Trends for Sweats This Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.23.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Gwyneth Paltrow, Tracy Anderson, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Lautner, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Jay-Z and many more have been seen running around Los Angeles in stylish sweats. To find out how I can look chic when running around town (and get that look that celebrities have!) I spoke with Elana Brynes, Founder and Creative Director of Kings of Cole.

Take a Whimsical Hike in the Hollywood Hills

Heather Magee | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Travel
Heather Magee

The first thing I wanted to do on a recent trip to West Hollywood was to seek out the Wisdom Tree. It sounds like something you'd be more likely to stumble upon in San Francisco rather than L.A., but I was fascinated by the story that has transformed this lone tree into a budding tourist attraction.

5 Destinations to Catch the Blue Jays on the Road This Season

Sean Shannon | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Travel
Sean Shannon

With the new baseball season now under way, fans across the country are looking forward to an exciting run. Over the course of the season, the Blue Jays will travel approximately 45,000 km, spending a total of 83 days on the road, 90 hours on planes, and collectively take up 4,000 hotel rooms in cities across Canada and the U.S.

Celeb Make-Up Artist on How to Channel Your Inner Sophia Loren

Katie Zeppieri | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Style
Katie Zeppieri

If you have ever watched a red carpet event, tuned into an awards show or flipped open a fashion magazine, you have most likely seen the work of the talented celebrity makeup artist and photographer, Troy Jensen. His signature style is a radiant look that goes beyond the makeup and draws attention to the woman wearing it.

Get Your Kicks on Bicycle Route 66

Bryen Dunn | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Travel
Bryen Dunn

Most know the history behind the iconic Route 66 highway that runs across the USA. Now Adventure Cycling's 2,493-mile bicycle route will revitalize the "Main Street of America" -- this time with travelling cyclists.

Back to Hollywood Chasing My Dreams

Ashley Diana Morris | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Ashley Diana Morris

Most people know me as a model and have seen some of my work but way before I ever entered the world of modelling, I was an actress (and a personal trainer, a publicist, a bartender.

These Laos-Based Designs Are the Opposite of Fast Fashion

Kristen Marano | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Style
Kristen Marano

When I shop, I want to know how the pieces I like are made. I look at the tag. I ask where the fabrics are from. I read about the designer. These details reveal the process of a piece that earns a hanger in my closet. This is what separates Heather Smith's designs of Laos-based shop Passa Paa from fast fashion retailers and puts a value on owning her pieces.

How To Look Hot In Jeans After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Trying on jeans can be a really positive experience or a not so great experience. With those bright fluorescent lights in the change room and the sales person asking from the other side of the door, "how are they fitting?" Purchasing jeans can be a roller coaster of emotions.

Yuna on Why Art Is Power

Che Kothari | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Music
Che Kothari

It was my first time seeing her perform live and I was captivated by her voice on presence. Yuna stuck around after her performance, taking her time to meet and greet every single person in the room (I don't know how she did it -- a true person of the people) and it was then that I had the opportunity to connect with her and her management.

That Time L.A. Put on a Better Outdoor Hockey Game Than Canada

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

How nice was it to watch an outdoor game in Los Angeles, to not have to care about all those recycled, overdone storylines about "pond hockey" and "childhood memories"? Those teams and their markets may not be perfect and they may not live up to the pretentious ideal us frigid northerners try to hold ourselves to, but they're a part of our game. And they're doing it better than us.

Memories, Nostalgia and a Loss of Innocence

Beverley Golden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Beverley Golden

November 22, 1963. A day everyone remembers as the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The whole world mourned America's "loss of innocence". For me, it became a pivotal day. A day that changed my life - forever. I experienced my own personal loss of innocence. A loss that would inform the rest of my life.

October Edition: What You Should Be Listening To

Dani Oliva | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music
Dani Oliva

Warpaint are on the verge of releasing new material and it's worth getting excited about. You may have heard of the all-female quartet through their former ties to Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, or actress/drummer Shannyn Sossamon; good attracts good, and the foursome stand on their own.

Top 8 Reasons to Visit Venice, California

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 12.22.2013 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

Dreaming of a warm sunshine-filled LA getaway? For boho-travellers searching for the quintessential SoCal vibe, there's no better place to stay than in Venice when visiting LA. Beat the rush and discover LA beyond Hollywood Boulevard and Universal Studios.

What Do Artists, Entrepreneurs and Environmentalists Have in Common?

James Riley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
James Riley

Arianna Huffington recently tweeted a great St. Exupery quote: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." That truth is sort of a paradox about art. The artist is always trying to capture something they can see with their hearts, but is not necessarily seen by the naked eye

The #1 Secret to Making Things Happen for You

Tanya Raheel | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada
Tanya Raheel

Toronto has gone Hollywood as it does each September, gripped by movie and movie star madness as the Toronto International Film Festival enters its se...

Glamorizing Mistresses on TV Ignores Centuries of Sexual Oppression

Charlene Sayo | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Charlene Sayo

In the North American context, mistressing has become a verb, a launching pad for reality TV careers, an entrepreneurial venture, and a sexually liberating medium for women. Ashley Dupre and Tiger Woods's many mistresses, most notoriously Rachel Uchitel and Jamie Grubbs have claimed their humiliating fame by being "kept women." Moreover, riding the mistress commodity and spinning on the BBC success of the dramatic series, Mistresses, ABC recently launched the American version of the same name starring 80s teen star Alyssa Milano and produced by Gossip Girl creator KJ Steinberg.

Water, Water Everywhere and Not A Drop Safe To Drink

Greg White | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Living
Greg White

I was welcomed to Montreal in two languages, a kiss on both cheeks, and a warning not to drink the city water. Don't brush your teeth; don't cook with it, don't even look at it -- unless you boil it first. I haven't showered. Dishes are piled up in the sink.

Where to Eat and Play in L.A.

Vitamin Daily | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Skip the glitz and glam of Rodeo Drive: VitaminDaily.com's Anya Georgijevic hit up some of Los Angeles' cooler spots. Here's where to drink, listen, eat, read, and drink more in L.A.