Lyba Spring

How To Talk About Sex With Your Partner

Lyba Spring | December 1, 2015 | Canada Living
Whether it's a one-time thing or a long-term committed relationship, there are three prerequisites to any sexual activity: consent, safety and pleasure. There is no way around it: communication is key. For some people, this feels entirely natural; for others, they'd rather visit the dentist.
Marcia Sirota

The Only New Year's Resolution You Need Is To Love Yourself More

Marcia Sirota | December 1, 2015 | Canada Living
If you want to have a better 2016, hold off on making New Year's resolutions and just focus on self-love. Identify and let go of the negative stories about yourself that you've been walking around with; see yourself as someone with infinite potential and recognize that there's really nothing to stop you from pursuing your goals.
Danielle S. McLaughlin

We Can Fight Fear With Simple Acts Of Kindness

Danielle S. McLaughlin | December 1, 2015 | Canada Living
No one sat down near her. How is it that she cleared a section of a subway car at rush hour without saying a word? She wears a hijab. She is a young person of colour whose religion is outwardly apparent. What is happening to girls and women like her in public places is nothing short of disgraceful.
Jonathan Rizzolo

A Taste Of Gratitude Can Help You Stick To Your Healthy Diet

Jonathan Rizzolo | December 1, 2015 | Canada Living
Is it possible to eat well, really well, without wanting to rip out your teeth? The answer is yes, but again, there's only one way to make this work. If you want a healthy diet to become a lasting part of your lifestyle, you have to enjoy healthy food! That's where gratitude comes in.
Allison Carter

Being HIV-Positive Shouldn't Mean Living Without Intimacy

Allison Carter | December 1, 2015 | Canada Living
Sex and relationships are important aspects of being human. Now imagine learning that you're HIV-positive. A new study published December 1, on World AIDS Day, shows just how powerful HIV-related fear and discrimination can be for a woman's sex life.
Elisabeth Baugh

Ovarian Cancer: 5 Things You Need To Know

Elisabeth Baugh | December 1, 2015 | Canada Living
With the highest mortality rate of all female cancers, ovarian cancer claims the lives of 1,750 Canadian women every year. In Canada, approximately 2,800 women are diagnosed annually. Yet there is no reliable screening test or vaccine for this disease.
Junaid Jahangir

Muslims Must Stand Against The Persecution Of Ahmadis

Junaid Jahangir | December 1, 2015 | Canada Living
Recently, a bloodthirsty mob torched an Ahmadi owned factory in the Pakistani city of Jhelum. In contrast to Canada, where communities galvanize against hate, there were no rallies in defence of Ahmadi neighbours, and social media was ablaze with their "heresies" instead of condemnation of persecution.
David Dodge

Investing In Solar Power Pays Off For Communities

David Dodge | December 1, 2015 | Canada Alberta
While the leaders of the world meet in Paris and craft sweeping policy that affects the entire planet, let's remember that the most important changes usually happen close to home. I've seen the positive things solar and energy efficiency can do for communities. So when we started a big infrastructure refurbishment project at Evansdale Community League, I knew exactly what to push for.
Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development

Global Fast-Track Targets Require Fast-Tracked Funding Globally

Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development | December 1, 2015 | Canada Impact
The fact that there are still approximately 2 million people around the world who receive an HIV-positive diagnosis each year only accentuates how important it is to scale-up proven combination prevention approaches. Equally important is the scale-up of investments to find a safe, effective and affordable vaccine and multi-purpose prevention technologies.
Ontario Association of Food Banks

More Ontario Seniors Are Visiting Food Banks Than Ever Before

Ontario Association of Food Banks | November 30, 2015 | Canada Living
Over the past year, the Ontario Association of Food Bank saw a 35 per cent increase in the number of seniors visiting food banks. This growth is particularly concerning when looking at the aging population of Canada, where seniors are predicted to represent 23 per cent of the population by 2030.
Theresa Albert

The Ultimate Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Theresa Albert | November 30, 2015 | Canada Living
Each year at this time, I am inundated with requests for interviews on how to make the holidays a little healthier. I am a big believer in buying gifts that support the goals of the receiver. Here is the ultimate "I love you so much I will help you take care of your health:" gift guide.
Jean-Paul Bedard

A Man's Place Is In The Home, Too

Jean-Paul Bedard | November 30, 2015 | Canada Living
I'm a stay-at-home dad with an empty nest -- I'm what is affectionately known as a "house hubby," a "kept husband," a defunct "Mr. Mom." Despite all my best attempts to spin a better narrative, I am at a loss when it comes to finding empowering vocabulary to describe how I spend my days.
Kevin Lacey

Jamie Oliver's Fat Tax Would Only Benefit The Bureaucrats

Kevin Lacey | November 30, 2015 | Canada Living
Oliver, a British national, took to the CBC radio program The Q to say that both the UK and Canada need a national tax on sugary beverages. He says kids, particularly those who come from underprivileged backgrounds, are growing up living a far too unhealthy lifestyle. Would a tax change that behaviour?
Simone Castello

How To Capture And Preserve Memories With Loved Ones

Simone Castello | November 30, 2015 | Canada Living
If you're lucky, you'll be given the gift of time to start making and preserving memories. If you've got access to your loved ones and you know your time with them is limited, take a few moments and capture your experiences in these five simple ways. You'll be grateful you did.
G. Elijah Dann

Atheism Is Not A Worldview

G. Elijah Dann | November 30, 2015 | Canada Living
Unlike any other time in our human history, we now can have a worldview completely independent of religious belief. And given the rich variety of other beliefs we can now hold, there's nothing more in common non-believers may have with each other.
Samuel Getachew

Canadians Are Leading The Conversation About Gender Violence

Samuel Getachew | December 1, 2015 | Canada Living
"Violence against women is a violation of the most basic human rights," Prime Minster Justin Trudeau reflected. I would like to highlight two Canadian women who have faced tremendous tragedy in their lives, yet have pulled them together and are inspiring us all to embrace better ideals in our citizenship.
Muhammad Lila

Kobe Bryant Taught Me Hustling Hard Trumps Talent Alone

Muhammad Lila | November 30, 2015 | Canada Living
Dear Kobe, we've never met. If you look up your name in the dictionary, under the part that says "antonym" you'd probably find me. I'm your exact opposite. Still, out of everyone that I grew up admiring, few people taught me more about covering warzones -- and life -- than you did.

Alzheimer's: Dealing With Decision Making And Wills

AlzLIVE | November 30, 2015 | Canada Living
There will come a time when your decision making will be increasingly restricted. You can prepare for these changes through planning and communications with trusted people in your life and this can help ensure your autonomy is supported and respected.
Nadia Alam

Physician Pay Cuts Are Closing Clinics Right Now

Nadia Alam | November 30, 2015 | Canada Living
Hoskins blindly insists that the recent cuts to physician pay do not impact patient care. And all around him clinics close, doctors leave and patients suffer. If physicians are so wildly rich, how is it that their profit margins are so narrow that a mere seven per cent cut is closing clinic doors?
Jason Tetro

Give A Gift That Grows And Glows For The Holidays

Jason Tetro | November 30, 2015 | Canada Living
Instead of a single moment, a card can offer joy over several days. It's a technological advancement rooted in an unlikely source, microbes. By using certain species of algae, a card can turn into a message-delivering device to offer joy and excitement throughout the Holiday season.
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