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What Meditation Can Teach the World

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 07.21.2014 | Canada Living
Christine E. Laprade

Meditation might just offer what the world needs, if only human beings could be gifted with a modicum of mindfulness. And mindfulness is, if you ask me, widely, appallingly underestimated. Not to be confused with self-awareness!

Biased Coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is Not Journalism

Davide Mastracci | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada
Davide Mastracci

George Orwell stated, "Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Anything else is public relations." Unfortunately, most North American journalists have acted as PR reps for Israel's ongoing invasion in a variety of ways, some subtle, others explicit.

WATCH: This Is How 'Animal Whispering' Works

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Living

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The Media Needs To Change Their Message About Women in Business

Leah Eichler | Posted 08.23.2014 | Canada Living
Leah Eichler

To give women more opportunities, Invest in Muslim Women funds training centres in India and Pakistan, giving women marketable skills in industries such as fashion. After a training session, the average woman's salary in India jumps from $12 a month to $60 -- a five-fold return that has the added benefit of raising her status in the family as well as in the community.

I Don't Need the New York Times to Tell Me What to Read

Ilia Blinderman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Living
Ilia Blinderman

Recently, the Times' laudably levelheaded public editor wrote about the "Recommended" section's growing real estate. Readers had, according to Sullivan, complained about the move's impinging on their privacy; some noted that they were sufficiently competent to choose the articles they read on their own; others did not want their reading preferences monetized.

I Ran 250 Marathons in one Year. This is What my Body Looked Like Afterwards

Martin Parnell | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Alberta
Martin Parnell

An ultra-marathon is a foot race longer than the standard 42.2km marathon distance. The reason why I was so interested in the findings of this study is because I have run a few ultras during my running career...

Why We Need to Break the Silence on Eating Disorders

Andrew Boozary | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Living
Andrew Boozary

Are we doing enough about an illness that is silently eating away at both a mother and daughter? Twenty years ago, People Magazine headlined one of their covers with, "Princess Di: Struggle with Bulimia Brings a Puzzling Disease Out of the Shadows." Eating disorders still remain a private battle for millions of young women, and the faces of those affected are changing. We'd be downright wrong to frame it as a "rich, white girl's disease." How do you capture the cost of subjecting millions of women to calorie counting or religious scale stepping?

Ford's 'Rampage' Is Front Page News For NYTimes

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Politics

As the Rob Ford scandal escalated from allegations of crack use to police surveillance to crack confirmation and beyond, The New York Times has been w...

Millennial Life is Not Like Retirement

Jaime Morrison | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jaime Morrison

Millennials face these "trappings of success" and we aren't making six figures. We live in a world where our parents, teachers, and professors of the c-suite generation still hold us to these traditional measures of success. Today post-secondary students are graduating with more than $26,000 in debt, on average. This is a far cry from the rosier prospects that those in the Baby Boom generation saw when they were in their 20s.

Could the Cable T.V. Model Save Online News?

David Martin | Posted 12.27.2013 | Canada Business
David Martin

The newspaper industry has yet to come to terms with the Internet. With decreasing circulation figures and declining ad revenues, daily papers haven't figured out how to turn a profit from their online readership. There have been numerous attempts at getting online users to pay, few of which have worked.

Why Medicine Needs the Humanities More Than Ever

Andrew Boozary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Andrew Boozary

The sciences continue to offer boundless promise for the profession and the sick. It's the humanities that will beg how we get there. In medicine, we are certainly privileged with "front row-seats on life" -- the worry is being glued to an iPhone amidst all that meaning.

SavvyMom Roundup: the Jolie Gene, the Busy Trap and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It was another busy week. We announced our top 75 Most Influential Canadian Mom Blogs, parents were fighting on the sidelines and everyone's talking a...

Seven Reasons to Explore Budget-Friendly Glasgow

Tanya Enberg | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Travel
Tanya Enberg

You'll find a fantastic mix of spectacular beauty and gritty urban appeal in Glasgow, Scotland. Meanwhile, the New York Times ranked this laid-back city as the 12th best place to visit in 2012. Here are seven reasons why I love exploring Glasgow and you will too.

How Internet Trolls Make the Boston Tragedy Worse

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada
Jennifer Pellegrini

I couldn't help but wonder what kind of individual downloads a photo of a cute little girl running a race, then, with the full knowledge that what they're doing is fraud, fobs it off as the victim of a heinous attack? Was it not tragic enough that we knew three people had died, dozens were seriously injured and thousands profoundly affected? It made me angry.

Meet the New Strain of Flu: H7N9

Jason Tetro | Posted 06.14.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgMuch like any new offering from Stephen King, which requires time to determine its place in his legacy, the new H7N9 flu requires more than just a few weeks to determine its place in the historical records of infectious disease.

Watching the Watchdog: Some Things I Don't Understand

Tim Knight | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada. Some things I don't understand: What happened to that absolu...

SavvyMom Roundup: Margaret Thatcher According to Russell Brand, and more

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Hockey Parents, judging parents, Downton Abbey withdrawal, energy shots and Margaret Thatcher all caught my attention this week. 1. This is a classi...

Watching the Watchdog: Will This Man Bring Quality to Online Journalism?

Tim Knight | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

He's young, lean, handsome, well over six feet tall, has dark, curly hair, a smile that makes women go weak at the knees, wants to build a better world and is the son of a famous Liberal Party leader. No, he's not the one you're thinking of. Instead of trying to become the next prime minister of Canada, this one's trying something even tougher.

Efficiency Shouldn't Win Out Over Etiquette

Karen Cleveland | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

Send those thank you emails. Send them liberally and sincerely. While efficiency is key, particularly in a business capacity, I also appreciate doing business with nice people. Kindness and thoughtfulness go a long way in building and maintaining relationships, a distance that efficiency alone cannot.

Why Newspapers Let Sandy Blow Paywalls Down

Mitch Joel | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

With Hurricane Sandy happening, the Wall Street Journal and New York Times took down their paywalls. The altruist might think these newspapers are helping the masses with a public service. The cynic might see a very different picture. What makes this situation both unique and different is how easily technology enables information to be free and shareable or locked down and private. With a flick of the switch these massive publishers control access to information. We can debate the good and the bad of this, but what is important is how instant the access is...or isn't.

Watching the Watchdog: Why Censorship Is Never the Answer

Tim Knight | Posted 12.07.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

The subject matter and plot of Innocence of Muslims are an abomination, deeply offensive to people who really, really don't need to be offended any more, particularly during this delicate time in their history. But I believe absolutely in my right to be offended. Which is the reason I simply can't propose that we lessen our democracies by banning any writings and films offensive to Muslims or any other religious folk.

Watching the Watchdog: Ode to a New York Times Legend

Tim Knight | Posted 12.02.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Most newspaper journalists aren't overly-fond of their publishers. Arthur "Punch" Sulzberger who was publisher of the estimable New York Times was always a splendid exception. In fact, he put his own freedom, and his newspaper's very existence, on the line because he believed absolutely in the public's right to know. Punch Sulzberger died Saturday and got a send-off few publishers anywhere have ever earned.

New York Times Latest Group To Turn Against BlackBerry

AP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Times is doing away with its BlackBerry app in the latest blow to troubled Canadian smartphone maker Research In Motion ...

Are Today's Facebook Haters Yesterday's Telephone Haters?

Rachel Ryan | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada
Rachel Ryan

To all the anti-establishment hipsters lamenting technological advancement and the resulting popularity of social media: nostalgia for a bygone era is hardly avant-garde. Drastically different social norms are not an indication of societal "decline," but simply an indication of human nature's astounding ability to both create and adapt to change.

Obama's Spin Tactics and ACA Will Win Him a Second Term

Mahsa Alimardani | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Mahsa Alimardani

With the victory that is known as Obamacare under his belt, a strong national security platform, and an opponent with a personality that has alienated the American public, Obama remains a strong incumbent president. While I hesitate to make any predictions, the odds are in favor of a second term for President Barack Obama.