New Year'

Why You're Making the Wrong Kind of New Year's Resolution

Angelina Chapin | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Living
Angelina Chapin

In my first year of university, I made a poster with a quotation from Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw: "As we drive along this road called life, oc...

9 Hotels Gyms to Satisfy Your New Year's Resolutions | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Travel

If those extra holiday pounds are hanging a little heavy, one of your New Year's Eve resolutions probably includes some serious time spent at the gym. But all workout and no play is no way to spend the next year, and getting and staying fit is not fun when it puts a crimp in your travel plans.

This Year, Let Go of Perfectionism

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

On my desk is a glass paperweight with an important question carved on one side. "What would you do if you had no fear?" it says. Seeing the inquiry, a friend asked for my response, and without hesitation I answered, "Give up perfectionism." She casually suggested that that would be a good New Year's resolution, and I felt the fear rise in my chest. Could I be successful in the world without trying to attain perfection?

Your New Year's Resolution Should Be To Give Back To Your Community

Ramesh Ranjan | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Ramesh Ranjan

Just like many of you, my month of December was extremely eventful -- and worthwhile. What made it busy and worthwhile at the same time was not the gift purchasing, family gathering, or turkey eating. It was being able to give back to the community. Let me explain.

How to Make it a NEW Year

Deri Latimer | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Business
Deri Latimer

I was thinking about changing things up a bit. Instead of wishing you a Happy New Year -- I am going to wish you a NEW year.That's exactly what you want, isn't it? Something new. Something different. You might want it to be happy -- or you might want it to be energizing, challenging, adventurous or mindful.

Kick the Flu's Butt, Before It Kicks Yours

Victor Wong | Posted 03.07.2015 | Canada Living
Victor Wong

Welcome to 2015 -- it's a new year! We all want the year ahead to be the best yet, but that's hard to do if you're feeling under the weather. One of the biggest health culprits during the new year is the flu. With all of the talk about flu shots in the fall, most people don't realize that there is a spike in flu activity in January and flu season goes all the way to April.

How To Find Clarity In The Face Of Life's Big Questions

The Reply | Posted 03.07.2015 | Canada Living
The Reply

It's exhausting, this constant pressure that exists in the "real world." We're making decisions today that outline the rest of our lives. The choices we make now help us discover who we are, what we want in life, where we live and what people we want to spend our time with. How do you know which path is best? The truth is, you don't.

Dear 2014, Thanks for the All the Lessons

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

Dear 2014, Thank you. Thank you for teaching me a thing or two. For confirming that my gut is always, always, ALWAYS right, and that good things happen when I listen to it and bad things happen when I don't.

12 Questions to Complete the Year and Start Anew

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada Living
Eileen Chadnick

Before we blink we will be swept up into the busyness of a brand new shiny year. Before diving in, take a bit of time to reflect to properly bid adieu to 2014 and say hello to 2015. So in your year-end reflection, don't Grinch yourself out of recalling and celebrating what went well in 2014.

Canada's Best New Year's Eve Party Spots | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada Travel

What constitutes a great party? That's entirely subjective, of course. However, has put together a shortlist of where to go -- whether you're a singleton, coupled up or just part of one big happy family. No matter who you are these ideas will make sure you have fun.

Sticky Situation: New Year's Toast Origins, Dos and Don'ts

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Although the sound of fine crystal glasses clinking may be lovely and could dissipate evil spirits, it is bad news for glassware and your host. It could be unsafe and expensive when the two "toasters" knock too hard; glasses could crack or break.

Three Trends That Shaped Millennials in 2014

The Reply | Posted 03.01.2015 | Canada Living
The Reply

2014 has been a year of serious change and upheaval of the status quo, presenting disruptions that have often put millennials at the centre of global ...

20 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Alyson Jones | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Be kind to yourself as you grow, fail and succeed. There is no health in beating yourself up and setting yourself up for failure. Success often comes in packages we did not expect, so be open to things looking a bit different than you expected. Keep moving towards the things that you love and make you feel alive, and that path will lead you towards true change and growth.

I've Decided To Stop Shopping Until May

Arti Patel | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Style
Arti Patel

Last year I challenged myself to not buy new clothes for five months. While I just wanted to save in general, a financial expert I spoke to said closets end up being the biggest piles of "debt" and if you really look at what you own, you can actually see how much you spend. That day I went home and looked at my closet and it wasn't a pretty sight.

5 Tips for Keeping Your 2014 Resolutions

Professional Organizers in Canada | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Living
Professional Organizers in Canada

With over a week into 2014, many of us to trying hard to keep and maintain their New Year's resolutions beyond the first month of year...or even the first week or two. The Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) suggests to follow these five simple tips to set and keep your goals of choice throughout the year.

Climate Change Isn't Just Going to Go Away Overnight

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Carl Duivenvoorden

It's nice to imagine that the great environmental challenges of our time will mystically be solved by outside forces so that we can just keep doing what we are doing to the Earth that sustains us. Alas, that is an impossible hope.

5 Ways to Create More Balance in Your Life

Lori Gard | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

Rather than resolve, I choose to purpose my intentions. And in so doing, I hope that I will not set myself up for failure. Here are a few ways in which I hope to carve out a sweet slice of balance for myself this new year of 2014.

Make Resolutions on Your Own Terms

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

For writers, there's something about a blank page. Clean and unblemished, it can inspire or it can invoke paralysis. It's the same thing with a new year. Full of still unformed possibilities, a new year can be both exciting and intimidating when you're standing on its doorstep.

Sticky Situation: Your New Year's Eve Party Guide

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Throughout the world, in the 24 time zones of our planet when the clock strikes 12, Spaniards will wear red underwear, South Africans will throw furniture out of the window and Peruvian neighbours will be boxing to transition from one year to the next. Right here in our homeland, anywhere in our six time zones, Canadians will be singing, sipping and smooching. Here is your New Year guide with good, should and fun to know celebration facts.

Christmas by Any Other Name

Bernie Farber | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Living
Bernie Farber

As the cold winter wind blows in from the north there are a few things that are inevitable. Snow has to be shovelled and the predictable war of words ...

9 Strange New Year's Traditions...Like Wearing Red Underwear

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 12.27.2013 | Canada Living

Ahead of New Year's Eve, the social networking site Badoo asked members to cast their votes to elect the world's strangest and funniest New Year's tra...

Your New Year's Resolution in Six Words

Larry Smith | Posted 02.25.2014 | Canada
Larry Smith

If you had exactly six words to describe your life, what would they be? That's the question I've been asking people across the world for more then...

5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Germ-Giving

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Bad gift-giving, whether material or microbial, should never happen. While there may never be a means to prevent waking up to a disappointing present under the tree, you can minimize the possibility of sharing infection. Hopefully, with these five steps, you can set aside the worry and focus on the spirit of the holiday season.

How Do You Celebrate Holidays After Losing a Loved One?

Elizabeth Berrien | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Berrien

The idea of a jolly holiday is like rubbing salt in the wound when our loved one isn't there. Honour your grief. You may find a completely new way of handling celebratory occasions by starting new traditions, or you may feel more comfortable sticking to old ones. Either way, you will know what feels right.

The Only New Year's Resolution I'll Make

Erin Chrusch | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Alberta
Erin Chrusch

For the past week or so I've been hearing about how all of my friends and family and acquaintances plan to improve their lives over the next year. There are health-related resolutions, career goals, and ideas for improving relationships. But my resolution is a bit different.