Russell Williams

BIO

This Computer Program Can Diagnose You By Analyzing Your Picture

Russell Williams | August 29, 2014 | Canada Living
The NewScientist reported on a computer program that can identify rare conditions by analyzing a photograph of a face. The software developed at the University of Oxford can recognize 90 disorders by analyzing facial features such as lips, brows and the shape of eyes.
Rose Reisman

BIO

CNE Food -- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

Rose Reisman | August 29, 2014 | Canada Living
I checked out 5 kiosks at this year's CNE and broke down which of their indulgences did less damage. Remember, it may only be a once-a-year experience but let's at least mitigate the repercussions on our waistlines!
Samara Rotstein

Are Canadian Universities Doing Enough to Prevent Sexual Assault on Campus?

Samara Rotstein | August 29, 2014 | Canada Living
Recently in the U.S., the Federal government has taken a strong zero tolerance stance on sexual assault. This increased intervention in sexual assault on university campuses made me wonder -- are we doing enough in Canada to prevent similar outcomes? Are we doing enough to prevent sexual assault and ensuring the safety of young women in our country? According to statistics on Canadian campuses published on the York University website, 29 per cent of female undergraduate students in Canada report incidences of sexual assault.
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

BIO

Can Weight Loss Make You Smarter?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | August 29, 2014 | Canada Living
Being overweight is associated with multiple negative health effects, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Conversely, weight loss can lower the risk of developing such illnesses, or lighten their burden. Now, a new study from Brazil found that besides physical improvements, slimming down can also produce positive outcomes for the mind.
Cecelia Griffiths

B.C. Teachers Won't Stop Striking Just Because We're Asked Nicely

Cecelia Griffiths | August 29, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender has asked the teachers to stop striking now, please. I hate to disappoint you, Mr. Fassbender, but it doesn't matter how nicely you ask. What matters is that you fund public education. Properly.
Eva Zatrak

The Reliable Living Centre Is Making Dreams Come True

Eva Zatrak | August 29, 2014 | Canada Living
Many Canadians are in need of mobility options. I work in the community with a lot of seniors, but it is not strictly seniors that need assistance. With many individuals struggling within their own homes, it's refreshing to see the selection and level of innovation. Such is the newly opened the ReliAble Living Centre.
Notable.ca

17 Thoughts That Are A Total Waste of Energy

Notable.ca | August 29, 2014 | Canada Living
While it appears that many of us are seemingly 'living the dream', most young adults share many of the same worries. Through countless conversations with friends, coworkers, and acquaintances, it's quickly obvious that we're all spending too much time on thoughts that are a total waste of energy. Here...
Callista Ryan

B.C. Teachers' Strike Violates My Right To Education

Callista Ryan | August 29, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
I'm a 16 year old student whose future is at stake, my rights are being violated, and I need you to hear me out.
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

BIO

Canada's Changing Nutrition Labels, But Will They Be Easier to Read?

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | August 29, 2014 | Canada Living
Reading nutrition labels is one of the basic principles of healthy eating, but reading them does not always mean we understand them. In an effort to reduce consumer confusion, Health Canada recently proposed changes to the way packaged foods and beverages are labelled.
Dr Dina Kulik

How to Reduce Child Fatalities On the Road

Dr Dina Kulik | August 29, 2014 | Canada Living
On a warm July night this year I was one of the many staff working at Sick Kids when I was witness to a parents' worst nightmare, the preventable death of a child struck by a van on a Toronto street. There is an absolute necessity to teach and re-teach our children and their caregivers about road safety.
Carolyn Berry

Change Up Your Appetizers With This Delicious Beetroot Hummus

Carolyn Berry | August 29, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
This beetroot hummus is officially the best hummus I've ever tasted! Not only is it a striking colour, but it's so flavourful and is a nice change from the usual chickpea hummus.
Suzanne Barston

BIO

It's Time To Rethink Feeding Support, Info Given To New Parents

Suzanne Barston | August 28, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Breastfeeding should be promoted and supported, but what passes for "support" often leaves parents who either choose not to, or prove unable to, bereft. In this context, is it any wonder that those who "fail" at breastfeeding have double the risk of postnatal depression?
Professional Organizers in Canada

10 Tips for Your Most Organized Back to School Yet

Professional Organizers in Canada | August 28, 2014 | Canada Living
The first day of school is quickly approaching and parents everywhere are feeling overwhelmed. It's a similar routine every year and yet families tend to be unprepared, especially with all the influx of fall activities ahead. Here are 10 tips from Professional Organizers in Canada to help get you on track for the fall season ahead.
University of Toronto News

BIO

Women With Multiple Chronic Conditions Are Screened Less Often for Breast Cancer

University of Toronto News | August 28, 2014 | Canada Living
Women with severe disabilities and multiple chronic conditions are screened for breast cancer less often than women with no disabilities or no chronic conditions, a new study has found.
Dr. Divi Chandna

I'm Supposed To Be A Compassionate Doctor, But I Dreaded Seeing Some Patients

Dr. Divi Chandna | August 28, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
You may assume that communication between physicians and patients is relatively easy -- which in many ways it is. But no amount of preparation of this connection could have prepared me for the work involved. In primary care, we have a term called "the heart sink patient." This is the patient that dumbfounds you. Nothing you do seems to help them. When you look at your schedule and you see their name on your list, your heart sinks.
Joshua Ostroff

BIO

Why Your Kids Love Super Heroes (And Why You Should Take Them To Comic-Cons )

Joshua Ostroff | August 28, 2014 | Canada Living
It's a long way from the 1950s, when comics were blamed for juvenile delinquency and the subject of U.S. senate hearings calling for censorship. So rest assured that your child's love of superheroes is not just fun, but meaningful, and because you grew up with the same ones it's a great cultural meeting point for mom and dad, too.
Travis Gordon

BIO

Why Does Canada's Government Punish Working Students?

Travis Gordon | August 28, 2014 | Canada Business
As students prepare to head back to school next week, most people can imagine that they will be focused on studying and writing papers. However, today's students also face a new reality during the academic year: work. Currently, federal student loan policy actually punishes students, should they work 'too much'.
Matthew Held

BIO

If You Want Better Business Solutions, Take More Vacations

Matthew Held | August 29, 2014 | Canada Business
People working overtime without breaks often reach a point of diminishing returns. Air traffic controllers and other high-attention jobs usually require frequent breaks to maintain performance. The next time you are struggling to solve a problem, consider switching off.
Jane Dummer

BIO

Five Back-to-School Snacks That You'll Love Too

Jane Dummer | August 28, 2014 | Canada Living
Smart snacking can be a valuable part of a healthy food plan. Choosing nutritious snacks keeps blood sugar levels stable and helps fuel the mind and body all day long at school and work. At this busy time of year, let's explore five smart snack ideas using food you already have in your kitchen.
Glen Canning

Teens Are Talking About Suicide. Why Aren't Adults?

Glen Canning | August 28, 2014 | Canada Impact
Robin Williams didn't die from suicide, he died from depression. Zelda Williams eloquently wrote, "... I'll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay..." She summed up the words of loved ones left behind beautifully. Rehtaeh didn't decide one night to kill herself -- she died a slow, painful death from a disease of the soul that kills close to 4,000 Canadians a year. Teenagers are talking about suicide and we need to make sure theirs are not the only voices in the conversation. Sadly, the very voices needed the most are the ones missing. The voices of teachers, parents, psychologists, doctors, police officers, mental health workers, and community leaders. We need to talk about suicide.
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