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How I Beat Stress (Plus 14 Recipes To Help Boost Your Mood)

Shahzadi Devje | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Living
Shahzadi Devje

I found myself struggling, and could not get off the hamster wheel. This is familiar territory for anyone grappling with stress. And am not talking about the good stress -- a type of mild stress that can inspire you to achieve a given task or goal. Am referring to its evil twin; the one that drags you down.

3 Brilliant Baby Sleep Hacks For Exhausted Parents

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Parents

Grab the olive oil!

How To Limit Distractions When You Need To Focus

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Business
Rhonda Scharf

I occasionally suffer from "bright shiny object" syndrome, or like a dog who suddenly veers off when he spots a squirrel. When I'm working on one thing, something else will grab my attention; I drop the thing I'm working on and jump to the other. I know that isn't efficient, yet I sometimes don't realize how distracted I have become.

10 Tips For Women Travelling Solo

Shannon Skinner | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

Women travel for a variety of reasons, from recreation to business to study. For any woman travelling solo, personal safety must be paramount -- regardless of the purpose. Whether you are travelling to a major city on business, taking the road less travelled, or doing the all-inclusive resort get-away, the same principle applies: Put your safety first.

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.

10 College Journalistic Mistakes To Avoid And Tell Better Stories

Gloria Kopp | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada
Gloria Kopp

"Silence opens the door to hearing dialogue, rare and valuable in breaking stories," says Brady Dennis of The Washington Post. Being a good journalist...

5 Effective Ways To Teach Students Grammar And Academic Writing

Gloria Kopp | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
Gloria Kopp

Grammar and academic writing can sound like pretty dry topics, and may not necessarily spark the imagination of your students straight away. Fortunately there are some tips and tricks available to make sure your lessons are properly understood, and your students feel interested and get involved in the topic.

How To Host A Wine Tasting Party

Shannon Skinner | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

If you enjoy wine, why not expand your palate? For wine enthusiasts, a terrific way to try a variety of wines - without breaking the bank -- is to host a wine tasting party with friends in your own home. It is a fun and educational way to try different styles of wines, while spending quality time with friends.

How To Minimize The Risk Of Flooding At Home

Anne Marie Thomas | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living
Anne Marie Thomas

Whether or not flood damage is covered in your home insurance policy depends on your policy's coverage options and what caused the flooding in the first place. If your window is broken during a tornado and water enters your home, typically you will be covered. If water damage is the result of a "sudden and accidental discharge of water" such as an extreme heavy downpour, a burst pipe or a backed-up sewer, you are likely covered provided you have this endorsement on your policy (it's optional and you have to request it).

4 Ways To Stay Healthy Through Winter

Nema McGlynn | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada
Nema McGlynn

It's officially fall. Children are back in school and we're returning to our post-summer routine. Just as we get into the swing of things, you or one ...

5 Ways You Can Help Prevent The Post-Antibiotic Era

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The concept of tolerance isn't relevant only in the microbial world. All biological life has the ability to tolerate, including humans. A perfect example of this phenomenon occurs in those able to eat hot, spicy foods. You might think they are simply born with stronger tongues. But that isn't the case. Instead, in most cases, a biochemical modification has occurred in one of the proteins found on the tongue.

6 Tips For Choosing The Right Laptop For Back To School

Amber Mac | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Parents
Amber Mac

The start of a new school year means back to school shopping and upgrading your existing technology to make sure you're starting your semester off right. It's important to purchase a good laptop that will support you throughout your education. This year, I have a few tips for choosing the right laptop for yo

Keeping Your Dog Cool On Hot Summer Days

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

It happens every year, and it's happening to us right now. Each summer Canada finds itself in the grips of a heat wave that makes everyone forget just how miserable the weather here is in all but three or four months. That's bad for people, sure, but it's really bad for dogs.

How To Keep Your Cool With Eco-Offenders

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Living
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Drought shaming became a popular pastime in California last summer after restrictions, campaigns and written notices failed to curb water usage among residents during a prolonged drought. Here are a few environmentally bad habits we've all observed (perhaps even been guilty of) and tips on how to step in.

9 Ways To Get By When You Don't Speak A Word Of The Language

Sara Graham | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

I've been with an Italian for almost five years and I'm ashamed to admit my language skills are still tipping towards sub-par. His family, all based in the lovely Tuscan town of Piombino, speak no English at all and, while my ear has improved visit over visit, I imagined that I would be much further along by now.

7 Tips To Keep You Sane During A Move

Allison Weigensberg | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Allison Weigensberg

Lets face it. Moving sucks. What person in their right mind enjoys spending hours upon hours of carefully packing up all of their belongings only to undo the whole thing a few hours later in a totally new and unfamiliar environment?

The Many Ways Seniors Can Have Fun — And Make A Difference, Too

Optimum Care | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Living
Optimum Care

As seniors age, much of their time is freed from the commitments of work and family and they start to look for ways to participate more actively in their communities. As the saying goes, doing good makes you feel good, and the seniors who continue to make a difference every day are true testaments to that.

A Sustainability Game For Earth Day

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 04.23.2017 | Canada Living
Carl Duivenvoorden

If you missed International Games Day -- held each November to promote fun, camaraderie and learning through the playing of games of all types -- don't despair. Here's a simple way to combine the fun and learning of International Games Day with the sustainability focus of Earth Day.

Get Winter Grime Off Your Car With Baking Soda

Reggie Ramone | Posted 02.26.2017 | Canada Living
Reggie Ramone

Your car is looking pretty grimy right now. Baking soda is notorious for being an extremely effective cleaning solvent that extends beyond the walls of the kitchen. It's a popular choice for where we're dirtiest the most: the car.

Your Child's Fake Illness May Be More Serious Than You Think

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.12.2016 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Indeed, most instances of "faking it" are caused by the usual reasons, most of which are innocuous. It's the more insidious ones that we, as parents, need to be aware of so that we can address the causes at the basis of why our children are avoiding school.

6 Tips to Get You Through a Long Custody Battle

ByBlacks.com | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Parents
ByBlacks.com

Every time I tried to communicate with the father of my child, he turned it into an argument, chastised me, tried to humiliate me, or walked away. I felt helpless trying to have a decent and cordial conversation regarding the needs of our child with him.

How To Do Makeup Without A Mirror

The Huffington Post Canada | Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Style

Look ma, no mirror!

9 Ways to Survive Digital Overload

Professional Organizers in Canada | Posted 06.12.2016 | Canada Business
Professional Organizers in Canada

Checking your email before getting out of bed, taking a Facebook lunch break, checking texts every time the phone beeps, app updates, peaking at your phone as you put the kids to bed. Does any, or all of this, sound familiar?

Closet Purging Tips for You and Your Young Ones

Professional Organizers in Canada | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Living
Professional Organizers in Canada

Often that item of clothing they couldn't separate with yesterday is completely forgotten about tomorrow. How often do we riffle through our closets and see several items of clothes that we forgot we even had? Kids grow quickly, very quickly. Inevitably, clutter builds up. Below are a few very good tips on tackling closets for the whole family.

Organizing Photos: Tips From The Professionals

Professional Organizers in Canada | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Living
Professional Organizers in Canada

Most people have their photography in either one of two formats; the paper kind randomly stored in shoe boxes and plastic bins and/or the digital ones that we take with reckless abandon. As a result, too many photos are scattered across hard drives, duplicated, mismatched, poorly named and utterly disorganized. It may be time to put some those memories into order. A little bit of purposeful planning and a few hours of getting your current photos into the right files will be rewarding activity on a rainy day.