Yanic Simard

Interior Inspiration: Designing Like a Parisian

Yanic Simard | January 30, 2015 | Canada Style
Paris is a city famous for its romantic landmarks, statement architecture and coveted fashions, but it's also a grand source of inspiration for cool, sophisticated interior decor. Take a peek with me inside the unique styling of Parisian apartments, and learn how to bring this look with you anywhere in the world.
Ethan Rabidoux

Let's Get as Angry About Political Wrongdoings as We Do About Political Correctness

Ethan Rabidoux | January 30, 2015 | Canada Politics
Why hasn't my Facebook feed filled with at least the same level of indignation about our government's disgraceful treatment of our Veterans as it was about the a tobogganing hill? We must learn to calibrate our anger so it's proportional to the injustice or slight. Let's fight for the things that make life fun for us like tobogganing while also fighting the things that make life miserable such as payday loan companies, multinational corporations, venture capitalists, a failed War on Terrorism and the self-serving hacks in the media and government who enable it all.
Debra Macleod

Have Women Lost Their "Feminine Mystique?"

Debra Macleod | January 30, 2015 | Canada Living
In my despairing opinion, too many of us have become a louder, dumbed-down, sexed-up, selfie-snapping, pouty-lipped, desperate shadow of our former selves. That's what men are seeing, and that's how they're treating us.
Dermod Travis

B.C. Clinical Trials Oversight Shows Need For Health Sheriffs

Dermod Travis | January 30, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Until Health Canada chooses to honour its commitment to the auditor general, the FDA and OHRP may be the only health sheriffs in town.
Alex Sangha

A Message To People Who Bash Surrey, B.C.

Alex Sangha | January 30, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Many people in Surrey are hard-working families and just trying to get by. The last thing these families and their children need is your social stigma thrown at them.
Michael Groberman

'Bullet Catch' And 'PostSecret: The Show' Challenge Our Expectations

Michael Groberman | January 30, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
"Bullet Catch" is a magic show that will delight you and "PostSecret: The Show" is both hilarious and touching.
Andrew Weaver

It's Time To Rethink B.C.'s Medical Services Plan Tax

Andrew Weaver | January 30, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Overhauling our current, regressive approach would be a positive step in addressing poverty and income inequality, and ensuring a sustainable health care system for now, and future generations.
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Be in Charge of What You Eat With One Simple Strategy

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | January 30, 2015 | Canada Living
The facts is, avoiding certain foods does not automatically make you a healthier person, or a better person. Fun foods can be included from time to time in a way that is enjoyable and has no negative effects to your health or weight.
Paul Kurdyak

Why Canadians Can't Rely on Current Mental Health Treatment Programs

Paul Kurdyak | January 30, 2015 | Canada Living
Mental illness is one of the biggest predictors of inequitable access to care in this country. We know that having a mental illness means that you are far less likely to get the healthcare you need than someone without a mental illness and that mental illness is a bigger predictor of poor access to care than low income.
Clare Beckton

Stop Referring to Female Entrepreneurs as "Risk-Averse"

Clare Beckton | January 30, 2015 | Canada Business
It's time to challenge the label that women are risk averse. Why do we assume that risk taking as defined by male approaches is always a positive approach in business or anywhere else for that matter? It is time that we really looked at the whole question of how women see risk and the impact of the differing perspectives and stop simply judging them against male standards.
Dr Dina Kulik

Measles: How Scared Do You Need To Be?

Dr Dina Kulik | January 30, 2015 | Canada Living
It is easy to catch measles by inhaling the droplets or touching your face, mouth, nose or eyes after touching contaminated surfaces. So remember proper hand hygiene is critical to your protection of both measles but is also good practice to prevent common colds and other viruses.
John McKay

How Long Will Minister Aglukkaq Ignore the Problem of Endangered Species?

John McKay | January 30, 2015 | Canada Politics
Recent cuts to Environment Canada's operating budget have left the department a shadow of its former self and unable to enforce what little environmental laws are left. The Harper Government has burned enough environmental legislation to keep the Minister warm for an entire winter in her home in chilly Gjoa Haven. Nero fiddles while Rome burns.
Douglas Hoyes

Is There Any Point in Saving Money Anymore With These New Bank Fees?

Douglas Hoyes | January 30, 2015 | Canada Business
Thanks to the government of Canada (and most other governments around the world) pushing interest rates to very low levels, there appears to be no point in saving money. Banks pay zero interest on a typical savings account, and GICs aren't much better. What's the point of saving?
Elvira Truglia

Why Is Mexico on Canada's List of 'Safe Countries'?

Elvira Truglia | January 29, 2015 | Canada Politics
Mexico's human rights crisis is staring Canada in the face. According to Amnesty International, there are six times more reported cases of torture and ill-treatment than a decade ago. The 43 disappeared in Ayontizapa are only a needle in the hay stack of more than 80,000 estimated dead and 26,000 disappeared in the last 8 years.
Annette Poizner

What Women Can Learn From the Signatures of Gwyneth and Marilyn

Annette Poizner | January 29, 2015 | Canada Living
What's most distinctive and troubling to the graphologist is the way Marilyn contorted certain letter formations. What of that ugly claw-like loop that she made when forming a lower zone for the y in her name? And how about that aggressive-looking final stroke on the M that stabs down, penetrating the baseline of the writing and effectively creating a very crude and ugly image of coitus.
Matthew Held

What Your Business Can Do To Battle Cybercrime

Matthew Held | January 29, 2015 | Canada Business
Small and medium sized companies mistakenly believe hackers will not target them because they are small. The reality is that hackers come in all shapes and sizes. They often target smaller companies without the resources and skills to protect and secure their systems. They sometimes practice with smaller firms before moving to larger companies.
Nikolas Badminton

The Useless Home Gadgets That Tell Us Not to Think For Ourselves

Nikolas Badminton | January 29, 2015 | Canada Business
Want to know what's in the fridge? Open the damn door and take a look. Are my eggs out-of-date? Maybe read the box or simply drop each egg in cold water and throw away the ones that float (tip: they are no longer fresh enough to eat). Fridges, more than anything else, are being hijacked as trojan horses to get smart gadgets into the home.
Jennifer Pellegrini

Lose the 'Suck It Up' Mentality When Talking About Mental Illness

Jennifer Pellegrini | January 29, 2015 | Canada Living
That's the thing about depression. When you're in the thick of it, you don't realize how far wrong things have gone; which is why it's important for all of us to look out for each other, and to watch for those subtle cues and clues that something is amiss with the people we love. It's hard to ask someone "Are you in trouble?" or "Do you need help?" and even "Are you OK?"
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Should You Avoid Your Doctor's Office in Cold and Flu Season?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | January 29, 2015 | Canada Living
Respiratory viruses can also be spread through droplets. Stand at least 2 metres away from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. That's the distance germ-infected droplets can be propelled in a cough or a sneeze.
Mary Donohue

Don't Be a Slave to Technology, Unplug and Get Happy

Mary Donohue | January 29, 2015 | Canada Living
Rather than free us from the drudgery of work, technology has made us slaves to our phones and laptops. It has taken the entry of the most technologically savvy generation in history to realize that fact and, hopefully, to change it.
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