#Tradition

How to Help Your Kids Relax this December

Kids Help Phone | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada Living
Kids Help Phone

While the holiday season is often depicted as a special time of year -- so much so that many people strive to make their holidays "perfect" -- the reality is that the happiness that is widely portrayed can often be a myth for people across Canada, including young people.

The Story of Taureg Jewelry Designer Moutta Abalanchad from Niger

Ramp1885.com | Posted 12.09.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview a Tuareg jewelry maker from Niger. Moutta Abalanchad lives in a small village, but several times a year he travels to Europe to sell his unique, handcrafted pieces. The rings, bracelets and necklaces are traditional, but feel very modern at the same time.

Dîner en Blanc Brings Sparkly Spectacle Back to Vancouver

Heather Magee | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

Vancouverites descended on the neighboring grounds beside Science World last night for the city's second annual Dîner en Blanc pop-up picnic and after party. About 2,500 lucky attendees donned whimsical white ensembles to participate in a tradition that began in Paris 25 years ago and I've been anticipating this event for weeks.

The Origin of Easter Eggs

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The Easter egg has similar pagan roots. Many cultures around the world have long regarded the egg as a symbol for life and fertility. Engraved and decorated ostrich eggs found in Africa date back thousands of years. The early Christian communities adopted the custom of painting eggs, usually in bright red, as a reminder that the blood of Jesus was shed on the cross for them.

Savvy and Original Holiday Cards

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Don't panic. It's still early enough to get organized with your annual Christmas cards. We know you want your beautiful family to stand out from the rest. That's why we rounded up a list of the 18 Best Holiday Cards. It won't take long to find something fabulous and original -- just for you.

Gather Round The Screen: The Lyrics For All Your Favourite Carols

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Living

There comes a time at every Christmas gathering when someone speaks those fated words: "Hey, why don't we sing some carols?" Dreaded by some, embra...

Baseball Brainwashing Gone Wrong

Gerry Nicholls | Posted 11.16.2011 | Canada Living
Gerry Nicholls

My son understands the game, but not baseball's soul. He is always talking about weird-sounding stats like Batting Runs Above Average, (B.R.A.A.), not to be confused with Batting Runs Above Replacement (B.R.A.R.). It's like conversing with Mr. Spock. Where, oh where did I go wrong?

Why I Bothered to Get Married at 40

Josey Vogels | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada
Josey Vogels

Why do you need to be married to have your relationship taken seriously? After all, it's just a piece of paper. But it's as if marriage, much like being pregnant, suddenly makes your life a public success. Whew, you made it girl! It's disturbing.