Lauren Messervey

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Are Possibly the Worst Parents in America

Lauren Messervey | September 1, 2015 | Canada TV
I am not by any means condoning Josh Duggar's behaviour. His actions have been reprehensible. What I am doing is pointing out an all too familiar calling card that has been handed out time and time again by the same backwards religious fanatics that America calls its own. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have failed utterly as parents by refraining from doing one thing: protecting their children.
Shanita Hubbard

Dear 20-Year-Old Me

Shanita Hubbard | September 1, 2015 | Canada Living
It was an amazing time. You couldn't tell this Dr. Carter G. Woodson reading, Zeta loving girl anything! My college years were everything. I don't have any regrets, but if I had the chance to whisper some wise words to the afro-puff rocking young Shanita I would do it.
Dr. Jeff Goodhew

3 Ways You Can Save Your Vision From Digital Screens

Dr. Jeff Goodhew | September 1, 2015 | Canada Living
Canadians are using technology more frequently than ever before -- but what is it doing to our eyes? We're becoming more knowledgeable about the impact blue light has on our health and we know exposure will only increase over time. Digital eye strain is one thing, but the effects of blue light are cumulative, and can lead to more serious eye diseases.
Pramod Udiaver

Plan Ahead to Minimize Future Education Costs

Pramod Udiaver | September 1, 2015 | Canada Parents
For most young parents, approaching the new school year means getting the family prepared and equipped, and that comes at a cost -- on average, Canadians spend $428 per child to get them ready for school. While the annual cost of sending your children to school is high, there are some much larger costs coming down the road if your child plans on attending college or university.
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Quick and Healthy Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas for Back to School

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | September 1, 2015 | Canada Living
As we transition from summer fun to hectic fall routines, adults and kids alike need the right fuel to stay alert all day. Along with getting all of the school supplies and clothes ready, make healthy eating a priority.
International Centre for Science in Drug Policy

We Need to Get the Facts Right on Cannabis Addiction

International Centre for Science in Drug Policy | September 1, 2015 | Canada Politics
Instead of implying that cannabis and heroin dependence are equivalent, we should conceive of the use of drugs as being on a spectrum ranging from non-problematic to problematic use. The fact that the majority of cannabis use isn't harmful has significant implications for our cannabis policies. But realizing that a majority of people do not come to harm by their own non-problematic cannabis use does not downplay the seriousness of problematic cannabis use. However, for all the harm that can come from cannabis use, even more can come from its criminalization.

10 Tips for Surviving a Marathon Indian Wedding

masalamommas | September 1, 2015 | Canada Living
Anyone who has had or has ever been to an Indian wedding knows that they are not like other Canadian weddings. Indian weddings can last four or more days of festivities -- they really do become a marathon of sorts.
Kayla Creighton

My Chronic Skin Condition Leaves Scars You Can and Cannot See

Kayla Creighton | August 31, 2015 | Canada Living
Affecting one per cent of the population, CIU causes hives, swelling, pain and itching for absolutely no known reason. The scariest part of this condition is the unpredictability. When will I swell up so much I need to go to the hospital? Will this ever go away? How do I plan my life?
Gillian Mandich

Thank You for the Inspiration, Wayne Dyer

Gillian Mandich | August 31, 2015 | Canada Living
If I reflect back on the past few years of my life, the omnipotent messages from The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer were the catalyst for so many of the positive, profound changes in my life. This book woke me up and set my life trajectory on an entirely different path.
Drew Penner

Shambhala 2015 Starts With Vigilant Security, Ends With Sweet Vibes

Drew Penner | September 1, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
"The thing I really loved about it was that at Shambhala, it doesn't matter how you look, what you wear and who you are. Everyone's there to have a good time and to dance the way they want to dance."
Yelp Canada

Explore Edmonton's Collection of Flea and Farmers Markets

Yelp Canada | August 31, 2015 | Canada Alberta
Fleas and Farms aren't usually discussed in harmony but this is far from a typical conversation. No, we aren't talking about those pesky critters that dwell on man's best friend. We're exploring the unique collection of Flea and Farmers Markets that abound across Edmonton.
Kathleen Trotter

4 Strategies to Improve Your Posture

Kathleen Trotter | August 31, 2015 | Canada Living
Almost everyone I meet with expresses concerns about their posture. It makes total sense: we all sit way too much, and it is almost impossible to sit for long periods without becoming slightly rounded forward. For most of us some amount of sitting is a necessary evil, but that doesn't mean you can't take steps to mitigate the damages!
Erin Bury

8 Personal Finance Lessons Every Student Should Learn

Erin Bury | August 31, 2015 | Canada Business
Like many Canadian teens, I grew up not learning about basic household budgeting, so when I went to university for the first time I was a little lost. I made mistakes. I got into debt. I spent more than I had. Then I realized how hard it was to pay off debt on an entry-level salary, and I got smart about my finances.
Jason Tetro

How Microbes Add Misery to Chronic Sinus Issues

Jason Tetro | August 30, 2015 | Canada Living
Medically speaking, the condition is called chronic rhinosinusitis and for decades, it has been a mystery. What starts off as the signs of a cold or allergy soon becomes a rather complicated problem for which there are few treatments and even less cures. Most of the time, medications are prescribed but some cases become so dire surgery is needed to help a person finally breathe clear. What makes this ailment so frustrating is the lack of a proper cause. The list of suspects includes genetics, cigarette smoke, and allergies.
Jean-Paul Bedard

What I Learned From PTSD

Jean-Paul Bedard | August 30, 2015 | Canada Living
So, is there a lesson in PTSD for all of us? Yes, most definitely. If abandoned in fear, past trauma has a way of writing itself into your future like a voracious virus, but if you are willing to face it head on, you may find yourself attuned to the lesson of growth within its whisper.
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

How Eating Treats Can Help You Manage Your Weight

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | August 30, 2015 | Canada Living
One way to avoid eating too restrictively is to plan to eat a treat once in a while. This plans gives you something to look forward to -- which can motivate you to eat better on a regular basis AND help you avoid feeling deprived.
Meg Sinclair

10 Facebook Tips Everyone Should Know

Meg Sinclair | August 29, 2015 | Canada Living
Change your relationship status without everyone knowing. Going from In a relationship to single? Prevent ringing the alarms by going to the about tab > family and relationships > changing your privacy settings to only me. Switch your status to single and changes will not appear in the news feed.
Yelp Canada

10 Toronto Spots That Will Make You Fall In Love With Fall

Yelp Canada | August 29, 2015 | Canada Living
Saying goodbye to summer is never easy. Luckily, the Big Smoke has lots of reasons to fall in love with fall. From learning like the kiddos to loving on local treats, here are 10 terrific reasons to cozy up to Toronto this autumn.
Karolina Tatarenkova

5 Ways to Enhance Intimacy

Karolina Tatarenkova | August 29, 2015 | Canada Living
These five easy life hacks will provide you with simple strategies to shift your energy and focus from work and business to love and passion. They don't require a lot of hard work, but they do require serious commitment that I know you have.
Susan Inman

What You're not Hearing About the Hearing Voices Movement

Susan Inman | August 29, 2015 | Canada Living
Families are being encouraged through groups like HVM to think of auditory hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking, impaired functioning and other symptoms of severe mental illnesses as just part of the human condition, not medical problems.
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