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Rebecca Zamon is the editor of HuffPost Canada's Living section, and can't really think of a better job than one that lets her read and write interesting stories on everything from food to health to relationships all day. Rebecca previously worked in magazines at Transcontinental Media and headed up the lifestyle department at Sun Media. Her Twitter bio (@RebZam) describes her as a "reader, writer, eater, Torontonian, fancy geek, summer cyclist," which pretty much sums up how she spends her time outside of work.
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Short Women Know These Things, And You Do Not

(108) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 4:29 PM

Either you are one, or you know one, but there's no avoiding it — short women are everywhere.

Defined for our purposes as women who are 5'2 and below (nice try, 5'3ers!), there is a specific set of life challenges and bonuses that come along when you are a...

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Neti Pot Use: How To Help Sinus Infections Naturally

(4) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 11:13 AM

Those who use a neti pot really love their neti pot. And those who don't, well, think they're pretty disgusting.

In case you aren't familiar with the term, a neti pot is a container that looks like a small teapot, only it's used to clean out your nose. Literally. An...

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Spring Cleaning: 13 Things People Can't Get Rid Of

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 9:50 AM

As the time when we can throw our windows open and embrace fresh air nears, so does the overwhelming urge to get rid of the clutter we've amassed in our homes all these years.

Each year, the beginning of spring and nicer weather marks a time for people to clean...

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Mealspirations Delivery Service Gives Families Delicious, But Pricey, Meals

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 12:20 PM

Test Drive: The Huffington Post Canada's Living team will try out something that has sparked our curiosity, and as long as we live to tell the tale, we'll let you know all about it.

Test Drive Subject: Mealspirations, a recently launched food delivery service, currently available in Ontario...

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JJ Levine's "Alone Time" Pictures Will Make You Question What You Know About Gender

(2) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 3:21 PM

Lovers of art are well aware that it often takes time for a picture to truly sink in — but in "Alone Time," a series of photographs by Montreal-based artist JJ Levine, you'll need more than just a double-take to truly appreciate their message.

The 30-year-old photographer, who...

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Why Can't Robyn Doolittle Be Sexy AND Smart?

(12) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 4:01 PM

In case you hadn't heard, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoked crack last year. And has quite the temper. And a history with drugs and alcohol.

And the reason you've heard that is partially the work of Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle, who, along with her reporting partner Kevin Donovan (and...

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Cameron Diaz Body Book: Star Gives Genuinely Amazing Health Advice

(3) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 1:30 PM

Have you ever looked at Cameron Diaz and thought, "Man, I would love to look like her"? Well, here's the good news — with her new fitness and nutrition tome, The Body Book, she really, really wants you to. But the bad news? It'll take a lot of...

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The 40 Books I Read in 2013

(2) Comments | Posted January 5, 2014 | 10:57 PM

It's that time again, when I run down the books that I read throughout the year. Much to my chagrin, I did not hit my usual goal of 52, which I entirely blame on having a baby. Babies have a way of stealing time, and apparently, of letting you read...

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Toronto Restaurants Helps Those Stranded By Ice Storm During Christmas

(1) Comments | Posted December 24, 2013 | 11:35 AM

More than 100,000 people across Toronto are still without power over 50 hours after the ice storm hit parts of Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes on Saturday night, and Christmas is drawing nearer by the hour.

For one Toronto restaurant, it wasn't enough to extend best wishes to his customers...

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Science Discoveries 2013: What Canadians Uncovered About Health This Year

(1) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 5:33 AM

In our day-to-day lives, we don't often take time to appreciate just how lucky we are to be surrounded by so much knowledge and technology that improves our lives, from mundane machines like telephones to lifesaving medical devices like MRIs. But all of these things we now take for granted...

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Most Popular Recipes On Google Include Spaghetti Squash, Kale Salad And The Cronut

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 5:45 AM

Kale, spaghetti squash and cronuts: these are just some of the things Canadians were attempting to recreate in 2013.

Google's annual Zeitgeist 2013 list found that when it came to searching for what to cook, Canadians liked it both sweet and savoury. According to the site's most searched recipes...

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Food Scandals Of 2013: The Chefs, The Politics And The Cronuts

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 1:51 PM

Another year, another chance to demonstrate just how large a role food plays in our lives. Whether it was about the politics, the outrageous creations or the unavoidable celebrity chefs, food was top of mind throughout 2013 (and the holidays will guarantee it'll stay that way for quite a while).

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1915 Santa Letter: 98-Year-Old Letter To Santa Is Sweetly Humble

(4) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 9:35 AM

When you go through the family archives, it's easy to pass over the small pieces of paper that made up daily life for your ancestors. But one Nova Scotia family's crumpled note written in cursive is driving home the message of Christmas in a big way this year.

This Christmas...

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One Of A Kind Show: 20 Unique Gifts For The Holidays

(1) Comments | Posted November 28, 2013 | 7:48 PM

If neighbourhood craft shows are like Santa's elves, helping you find what you may want to buy your loved ones, then going to Toronto's One of a Kind (OOAK) show is like walking into the North Pole itself.

The biggest public craft show in North America, the OOAK...

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Cheap Gift Ideas Under $20: 100 Popular Christmas Gifts

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 4:03 PM

The countdown to Christmas is on, and as much as we would like to buy something nice for everyone on our list, our bank accounts might have a different idea.

Luckily, there are tons (and we mean tons) of holiday gifts that are not only budget-friendly, but can be useful...

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Weight Lost: How This Woman Went From 242 Pounds To Bikini Model

(20) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 2:53 PM

WHO: Candice Pawlik
AGE: 31
CITY: Vancouver, B.C.

By The Numbers: 242 at my heaviest, 129 now, total weight loss of 113 pounds

The Weight Gain: I used to be really active in high school and was on the volleyball and basketball teams, and I even did field...

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Cabbage Patch Kids 2013: Nostalgia Gets Real With The Doll's 30th Anniversary

(7) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 11:59 AM

Children of the '80s, get ready to feel old. The Cabbage Patch Kids, those much-coveted adopted dolls that inspired bribery and fistfights among parents dedicated to getting the 'must-have' toy of 1983, are turning 30 this weekend. That's right, your doll with the Xavier Roberts signature on its...

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When Is Hanukkah? Jewish Holiday Comes Early This Year

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 3:40 PM

This year Hanukkah is starts in the month of November — sundown on November 27, to be exact — rather than coordinating with Christmastime, as is usually expected. But as far as holidays go, Hanukkah can be tricky. Thanks to its adherence to the lunisolar Hebrew calendar, which is currently...

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'Get Out of the Palace' and Other Advice for New Mom Kate

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 2:46 PM

Two and a half years ago, I watched with a mixture of excitement and annoyance as Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement. I may have once wanted to marry Wills myself (what Canadian girl growing up in the '80s didn't?), but I was thrilled at the promise of...

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QOOQ Tablet Review: How Easy Is It To Cook With A Tablet?

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 12:31 PM

Each week, the Huffington Post Canada's Living team will try out something that has sparked our curiosity, and as long as we live to tell the tale, we'll let you know all about it.

Test Drive Subject: QOOQ tablet, "designed for the kitchen"

Price: $399

What It Is:...

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