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Leah Morrigan

Men's Image Consultant & Writer

Leah is the first woman in Canada to specialize in men's image. Her background in costume and fashion design enables her to bring out and celebrate her client's authentic selves. She is fortunate to publish her work in the <em>Huffington Post</em> and other online news media to spread the joy of image, colour, wardrobe, and all things masculine.
Salt: Your Winter Boots' Natural

Salt: Your Winter Boots' Natural Enemy

Salt, a highly corrosive mineral leaves its mark not only on our footwear, but also damages the natural world, metals, and building materials. In Ontario, where I currently live, winter road salt is used so heavily that the streets are white with it and there is fine white salt powder on everything.
03/17/2015 01:27 EDT

"Man-Spreading" Is All About Ego

Is this not what man-spreading is? Puffing up to take up more space and display some form of power and superiority? Why else would a man would choose to sit in on public transit in a way that exposes his most vulnerable body parts, open to potential contact with knees and parcels at the sudden jolt of an expected brake. If I were a man, I would protect my fragile spheres, not make them targets.
01/09/2015 05:21 EST
What Really Goes Through the Mind of a Man With a

What Really Goes Through the Mind of a Man With a Comb-Over

Why did bald work for these two when so many other men at the time chose the comb-over? First, they're both actors, and they're already confident. Second, once they took to the look, they "owned" their baldness and made it work for them. Third, they have good shaped heads that are in proportion to their bodies -- this is important.
12/29/2014 06:52 EST
Ways for Men to Deal With Hair

Ways for Men to Deal With Hair Loss

Male pattern hair loss comes in several forms: thinning hair, a receding hairline, hair loss at the crown of the head, and loss in an "M" shape. Besides genetics, there are many factors that affect hair loss: diet, health, hair care routine, and hair tools.
12/11/2014 01:07 EST
The Fight for Disabled Rights Has Gone on Too

The Fight for Disabled Rights Has Gone on Too Long

Though the movement for disabled rights began in earnest in the early 1900s, it wasn't until the mid-century civil rights movement that this group made great gains. Sadly, one in five disabled people worldwide still experience difficulties, but hope reigns eternal.
10/14/2014 12:23 EDT
Keep Your Running Shorts

Keep Your Running Shorts Short

There are several different running styles, and each of them asks for its own equipment and apparel for top performance and comfort. Next to running shoes, the choice in running shorts is paramount because it affects the reach of a runner's stride.
10/01/2014 09:07 EDT
The

The "Russian Edison" Changed Our World for the Better

Have you ever heard of Leon Theremin? If you don't know him but you like electronic music or have ever used a toll road transponder, or even if you've noticed the square tag on the side of a peanut butter jar at the grocery store, you have Leon Theremin to thank. The early 20th century Russian-born inventor developed technologies that have and will continue to change our world.
09/26/2014 12:36 EDT
Looking for a Pattern With Endless Possibilities? Try

Looking for a Pattern With Endless Possibilities? Try Paisley

Paisley is one of the most gorgeous decorative patterns humans have ever devised. It is an incredible pattern to work with because it is so full of possibilities; paisley can be done in any scale, multi-coloured, monochrome, simple, or intricate, in a regular and repeating or varied, irregular, and seemingly random pattern.
07/16/2014 12:29 EDT
Pride 2014: Through the Eyes of Tom

Pride 2014: Through the Eyes of Tom Ford

With Toronto hosting World Pride this year, I feel that much more inspired to celebrate the powerful gay icons that have shaped our world. This year, the spotlight is on the clothing, detail, luxury, and the daring of Tom Ford.
06/26/2014 05:27 EDT
Lead Exposure Still Exists, And It's Harming Your

Lead Exposure Still Exists, And It's Harming Your Health

Lead has proven to be dangerous and lethal throughout history and though it is used in a much smaller capacity today, it remains a danger to us. Lead poisoning causes serious problems in humans, and in men specifically, ailments can occur from lead exposure. Studies have shown that lead exposure can damage organs and even make men infertile.
06/19/2014 05:15 EDT
What's Wrong With Giving Dad Flowers on Father's

What's Wrong With Giving Dad Flowers on Father's Day?

If mums get flowers on Mother's Day, why wouldn't dads get flowers on Father's Day? I mean, how many golf clubs can a man own? Does he really need another pheumonic nailer? How about something that will make him smile and lift his spirits instead?
06/12/2014 12:38 EDT
No Sweatpants! Put the Professional in Personal

No Sweatpants! Put the Professional in Personal Training

It is amazing how many branches the personal training tree has, but whatever the niche, this occupation has a uniform that consists of stretchy, comfortable clothes, but the uniform's casual feeling should not affect your professional image.
03/07/2014 12:01 EST
My Uncle, the

My Uncle, the Olympian

If you aren't old enough or you're not from the Canadian prairies, you probably haven't heard of an amazing man who fostered the sport and spirit of wrestling and amateur sport in Canada, a man who competed in three Olympic Games, and a man with a twinkle in his eye and a smile to share, my Great Uncle, James Trifunov.
02/21/2014 08:33 EST
Why We Should Start Thinking of Rob Ford as a Human

Why We Should Start Thinking of Rob Ford as a Human Being

How could we help him feel better about himself so he does a better job for our city? As hard as it may be for some of us to swallow, we could try to lose the blame and the judgement and throw him some slack. Why? When people treat us well, the better we feel, and the better we feel, the better we behave.
01/15/2014 12:16 EST
How Men Can Dress to Impress at Any

How Men Can Dress to Impress at Any Job

Dressing appropriately for your job can be painfully obvious, but not everyone gets it. Our appearance should be appropriate to where and who we're with, and it should also reflect the occasion. Why? Because people act in accordance to what they see and hear -- it could cost you performance evaluations, tips, or votes!
11/27/2013 12:23 EST
Why Much Older Men Make Better

Why Much Older Men Make Better Partners

This time last year, at the tender age of 43, I admitted to some friends that I kissed a 60-year-old man. My friends, still in their 40s, had interesting responses. One of them sneered at me, but the other was curious. "What was it like?" he asked. "It was fantastic," I said. I've known a lot of men in my life, but I've seldom been treated so well.
10/11/2013 09:28 EDT
Would You Pay an Extra 10 Cents to Save Lives in

Would You Pay an Extra 10 Cents to Save Lives in Bangladesh?

People take clothing for granted but producing a simple garment is incredibly complex. Consider what goes into a simple cotton shirt. Cheap clothing is cheap partially because it consists of low-grade material. Bangladeshi garment workers earn 18 cents an hour for work in substandard facilities, working for Western garment companies with eyes trained on profits. What can we do?
05/01/2013 12:25 EDT
April Showers Give the Environment the

April Showers Give the Environment the Boot

It's April, and no matter where you live in Canada, spring 2013 will be wet, if not flooded. Rubber boots are your practical and stylish answer -- but with environmental reservations. Waterproof footwear will be made either of rubber or PVC, one of the most widely used plastics on the planet -- a toxic substance.
04/12/2013 08:23 EDT
The Must-Have Spring Accessory For

The Must-Have Spring Accessory For Men

Scarves are the unsung heroes of any man's wardrobe. Knitted, woven, or silky, the scarf is an accessory that will make you instantly stylish. Scarves in the spring may seem confusing to Canadian men, but a lightweight scarf in the spring adds a little warmth and a lot of style in the early days of the season.
03/27/2013 12:09 EDT