Dr. Imogen Coe

How Gender Stereotyping Impacts Women in STEM

Dr. Imogen Coe | May 24, 2015 | Canada Living
Women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The underlying reasons for this gender imbalance are complex but research suggests gender stereotyping from the earliest age impacts the enrollment of women in STEM.
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Independent Living Is a Top Priority Among Today's Seniors

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | May 24, 2015 | Canada Living
One of the most dramatic consequences of age-related deterioration is loss of independence, and it is more feared by seniors than almost any other outcome. For many, even an untimely death seems preferable to becoming beholden to others, according to surveys. "Aging in place," as it is now widely called, is particularly popular among seniors who cherish the lifestyle they have become accustomed to and wish to maintain for as long as possible.
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Tackle Frequent Cravings Using Mindful Eating

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | May 23, 2015 | Canada Living
Cravings are, for better or worse, a normal part of life. This means learning to deal with them in a healthy way is a big part of weight management. The goal should not be to eliminate cravings but to understand what triggers them and how to ride out the "wave of the crave."
Nikki Fotheringham

Small Towns Beat Big Cities

Nikki Fotheringham | May 23, 2015 | Canada Living
Here, I can still buy a house at an affordable price and my groceries don't require a second mortgage. I'm not sure if there is more to do here or if you just get to hear everything that's going on but there's nothing sleepy about small towns. And sure it takes you 45 minutes to buy a loaf of bread because you have to chat to everyone, and you get embroiled in the minutiae of the lives of others no matter how much you resist the dark side of alluring gossip, but at least you're getting in the game.
Yelp Canada

Where to Eat Farm to Fork In Montreal

Yelp Canada | May 22, 2015 | Canada Living
Montreal is surrounded by great green kilometers of low rolling hills, past the city edges and after the country houses small farms and adventurous foragers are nurturing local produce and healthy animals to feed the farm to fork movement.
Susan Inman

We Need More Mental Illness Literacy

Susan Inman | May 22, 2015 | Canada Living
Efforts at improving mental illness literacy in Canada and the U.S. have been hampered by a problematic notion that education about biological aspects of mental illnesses will lead to greater stigmatizing of people with these disorders.
The Reply

Millennials: Stop What You're Doing and Start Saving for Retirement

The Reply | May 22, 2015 | Canada Living
When it comes to planning for retirement, you should be focusing on one crucial piece of advice: the earlier you start saving, the better. "The longer you save for retirement, the more money you build," says financial security advisor Kirk Bowden in an interview. "Even if it's something small."
BrazenWoman

Stop Hating on Women Who Care About Beauty

BrazenWoman | May 22, 2015 | Canada Living
Clearly, I'm not the only woman in the world concerned about maintaining her looks. There's a whole industry dedicated to just that. And yet, there seems to be a burgeoning negative narrative when it comes to women and beauty.
Colin & Justin

Turning Tricks in The Cottage Master Bedroom

Colin & Justin | May 22, 2015 | Canada Living
Why, pray tell, are many of the cottages we visit so much less like wilderness cabins (visually and ergonomically) and more like suburban bungalows? Consider our own formerly nervous wreck. Step indoors, and it might very well have occupied a street in any suburban sprawl.
Julie Blais Comeau

Sticky Situation: Yoga Etiquette, Farts and More

Julie Blais Comeau | May 22, 2015 | Canada Living
Here are nine yoga etiquette guidelines that will enable us to reach the full physical and spiritual benefits of yoga to achieve a relaxed body and mind.
Pamela Tourigny

There's Nothing Radical About Recognizing Animal Suffering

Pamela Tourigny | May 22, 2015 | Canada Living
We live in a world that's built on using animals for every purpose imaginable, and even armed with information and conviction, people can find it challenging to live in alignment with their beliefs. Even though sometimes I am frustrated beyond belief by the actions of humans, I dig deep to find my compassion, to help them find theirs.
Sacha DeVoretz

How To Be Super Healthy This Summer!

Sacha DeVoretz | May 22, 2015 | Canada Living
Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Joe Cross. Joe is the founder and CEO of Reboot. His personal story of transformation was chronicled in the documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, which has been seen by more than 20 million people worldwide. Joe shared with me some of his top tips on keeping healthy this summer.
Craig and Marc Kielburger

West Africa Faces a Long Road to Recovery After the Ebola Crisis

Craig and Marc Kielburger | May 22, 2015 | Canada Impact
One year ago, Ebola began its rampage across West Africa, killing thousands in countries like Sierra Leone and Liberia. After a year of horror, the disease is finally under control. Restrictions are slowly being lifted. Life should be returning to normal. But will life in West Africa ever be "normal" again?
Blake Connoy

How to Cut Back on Chemical Detergents

Blake Connoy | May 22, 2015 | Canada Living
The lifecycle of chemical cleaning products returns back to our surface water, posing environmental and ecological risks. On World Environment Day (June 5), instead of pouring harsh chemicals down our drains, alternative resources might be a solution
Steven Kerzner

Dave Letterman Was My Man on the Inside

Steven Kerzner | May 21, 2015 | Canada Living
I loved TV, so to enjoy the adventures of (the bionic) Steve Austin or Jim Rockford or Fonzie and the Cunninghams, I had to endure the obvious social-engineering messages that reminded me I was an outsider. Then along came David Letterman.
Jen Grant

I'm the Ottawa Comic Who Was Sexually Harassed on Stage

Jen Grant | May 21, 2015 | Canada Living
It's hard to put into words how I felt at that moment. Scared. Objectified. Threatened. Invalidated. I felt like I was going to cry. Turned my head for about 15 seconds, took a sip of water, told myself to just plug through, went to talk and my voice was all warbled like I was about to cry. Realized I couldn't talk because I was so upset. Said into the microphone, "I'm sorry but I can't do this." I was not able to do my job because someone was sexually harassing me. As a stand up comic I do not have a Human Resources Department. The stage is my workplace and I was publicly humiliated, objectified and belittled.
Theresa Albert

6 Tips to Keep You Fit This Summer

Theresa Albert | May 21, 2015 | Canada Living
Victoria Day weekend signals the start of outdoor play time, vodka coolers and lemony beers plus snacks on the deck. Before we start, I want you to try on your shorts from last year (the ones with a waistband!) I can wait. Whether they fit or not, this summer will not be THAT summer.
Faisal Kutty

The Miseducation of Ontario's New Sex Ed Curriculum

Faisal Kutty | May 21, 2015 | Canada Politics
The curriculum is aimed at preparing kids to navigate the complicated interpersonal and sexual situations in today's hyper-sexualized world. But opponents have latched on to a number of provisions. It should be clearly understood that the new curriculum is not a "How to Manual" and that the state is not promoting a particular relationship structure. Ultimately, the government must do a better job of convincing some parents that it is responding to the changing realities. All stakeholders must feel that at least some of their concerns are heard and validated.
Jean-Paul Bedard

Leave a Gentle Footprint in Your Community

Jean-Paul Bedard | May 20, 2015 | Canada Living
I believe we all just want to leave a gentle footprint on this earth, and for me, that means striving to go to bed each night feeling I've made a difference, and hopefully left things better than the way I found them. Am I able to say that I meet that challenge each day -- definitely, "no." Life has a way of getting in the way, and as is most often the case, I'm the one who's in my own way.
Kathleen Finlay

We Must Address the Abuse of Anti-Psychotic Drugs in Hospitals

Kathleen Finlay | May 20, 2015 | Canada Living
A government agency in Ontario has called for nursing homes in that province to re-evaluate their use of antipsychotic medications like quetiapine (marketed under the brand name Seroquel). What is missing from these studies and investigations, however, is what is happening with these drugs in hospitals. I learned about Seroquel, like so many patients and families have, the hard way.
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