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Emma Prestwich

Associate Editor, Huffington Post Canada

Emma Prestwich is a news editor at HuffPost Canada. She is always taking recommendations for the best Nanaimo bar.
Remembrance Day Should Be A Canada-Wide

Remembrance Day Should Be A Canada-Wide Holiday

Every year, on Nov. 11, I woke up knowing that I didn't have to go to school. I still had work to do, though: pull my Scouting uniform out of my closet, tuck the shirt into my pants and drive 15 minutes to the cenotaph at the rec centre to huddle in the cold with my friends. We would stand holding our flags, my dad beside us, his breast pocket gleaming with medals he'd earned from his 25 years of military service. Sure, the ceremony was long, and for many years, I didn't know the words to "God Save The Queen." But the ritual always felt incredibly important, not just because I'd been taught about the sacrifices of the uniformed men and women at the ceremony and the horrors of war.
11/06/2015 04:15 EST
Living on $1.75 a Day Opened Our Eyes to the Struggle of

Living on $1.75 a Day Opened Our Eyes to the Struggle of Millions

The rules were simple: consume only $1.75 worth of food and drink each day, and do it for five days. We pooled our money together and bought groceries as a team, but each of us went into the Live Below The Line Challenge with different strategies, expectations and motivations. What began as a 'fun' food challenge for three Huffington Post Canada editors turned into a eye-opening experience we won't forget.
04/27/2015 03:04 EDT
For The Love Of God, Please Stop Doing Juice

For The Love Of God, Please Stop Doing Juice Cleanses

If you lose weight while on a juice cleanse or detox, it's because you're losing water and not getting enough calories -- that's about it. Few people will realistically be able to maintain this kind of diet because it means starving yourself. We shouldn't be paying money to starve ourselves.
11/26/2013 08:33 EST