Caleigh Rykiss


My Top 3 Breakout Body Image Stars of 2014

Caleigh Rykiss | December 17, 2014 | Canada Living
For the most part red carpets are filled with sad, "hangry" stars, full of fillers and botox and empty of nourishment or self confidence. But, if you dig a little deeper you will find that every year there are a few standout women in the spotlight, who are not afraid to breakaway from the B.S. and send a more positive message.
Rose Reisman


Serve Up a Healthier Latke Bar This Holiday Season

Rose Reisman | December 17, 2014 | Canada Living
Whether it's for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah or for a fun idea when entertaining over the holidays, you have to try my idea of a potato rosti bar!
Stephen Weir


Buy Book Lovers Canada's Best Nonfiction From 2014 (Charles Taylor Prize Shortlist Announced!)

Stephen Weir | December 17, 2014 | Canada Living
Publishers plan for the Buy For Daddy Effect and release hundreds of new titles in December to entice and confuse people in that last-minute push to find the right book to put under the tree this year. In the genre of Canadian Literary Non-Fiction, the choices are staggering -- but luckily, there is help!
Samira Nanda


Take Your Kitchen to India on New Year's Eve

Samira Nanda | December 17, 2014 | Canada Living
Planning something a little different this New Year's Eve? If you are a food adventurer, why not throw in some, saffron, ginger and other spices and make yourself an indulgent Indian feast as you welcome in the New Year. In India, like in some other countries around the world, food plays a major part of the New Year's Eve traditions.
Sarah Sahagian


Let's Stop Saying: "We Don't Care, as Long as our Baby's Healthy"

Sarah Sahagian | December 18, 2014 | Canada Living
Ultimately, the refrain, "as long as they're healthy," makes it seem like individuals who are less healthy are less valuable and less loveable. In short, it's just a mean and untrue thing to say, so please, let's stop saying it.
Irene Whittaker Cumming

Menstruation Should Be Celebrated, Not Shamed

Irene Whittaker Cumming | December 17, 2014 | Canada Impact
has always been that messy and exciting hallmark of puberty signifying the possibility of fertility. Today it is but one occurrence in a lifetime of shaming women's bodies, diminishing the natural beauty and power of every female. (Not to mention they want them smelling and looking like daisies in a meadow. Vaginas are not flowers. They are vaginas.)
Lynn Crawford

Canadian Egg Farmers: The Real Santa Claus

Lynn Crawford | December 17, 2014 | Canada Living
This festive season I've been working closely with my friends at Egg Farmers of Canada to celebrate fresh, local, high-quality eggs, and the versatile role they play in holiday entertaining. Eggs are certainly an ingredient I often use in my kitchen, and dishes made with Canadian eggs take on a special meaning because of the farmers who produce them. Here are a few things I've learned.
Jordan Cieciwa


Healthy Living Starts With A Balanced Diet

Jordan Cieciwa | December 17, 2014 | Canada Living
Ideally, this world would be full of health nuts who only ate perfectly healthy menus. We wouldn't touch pop, or food that was full of preservatives. However, there is a satisfaction from unhealthy food that is undeniable. My only request is that you find balance.
Caroline Battista

Caught in the Sandwich Generation? Get Some Tax Relief

Caroline Battista | December 16, 2014 | Canada Business
The term "Sandwich Generation" refers to adults in their 30s to 50s with children at home and responsibilities to care for aging parents. As a tax professional and a "Squashee" -- I have a daughter in Grade 7 and an elderly father living in my home -- I've got a unique perspective on the tax implications of this juggling act.
Rondi Adamson


The Pros and Cons of Studying Abroad As a Mature Student

Rondi Adamson | December 16, 2014 | Canada Living
I'm no longer in my 20s. I'm no longer in my 30s. And I'm studying abroad (in Italy). Enjoying it but also finding challenges. Of course, there were plenty of those when I went off to university at the age of 18, but they were different than the ones with which I now contend.
Eoin Finn

Helping Our Oceans Gave Me Hope, The Best Birthday Present Of All

Eoin Finn | December 16, 2014 | Canada Impact
Planting coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea for my birthday made my heart felt lighter, life didn't feel so hopeless anymore. I realized humans aren't a horrible heartless species, but hugely resourceful and cooperative when given a chance.
Alana Hurov


Time Saving Cleaning Tips For A Stress-Free Holiday Season

Alana Hurov | December 16, 2014 | Canada Living
Tis' the season to make a mess. From baking gingerbread men to preparing five-course meals for family and friends, it's all extremely daunting and stressful. With no budget for a live-in maid and an innate dislike of cleaning, I enlisted supermom entrepreneur Kalpana Kundra for advice.
Murtaza Haider


Religious Fanatics Are Dragging My City of Peshawar Back to the Dark Ages

Murtaza Haider | December 16, 2014 | Canada Politics
Slowly, but surely, I see my ancestral city die a slow death at the hands of religious fanatics. From Boko Haram in Nigeria, who kidnapped 276 young girls from a school in April 2014, to the TTP, who has repeatedly attacked schoolchildren in Pakistan, the Islamic fundamentalists are systematically attacking schools and students. Their goal is to deprive the future generation of Muslims of education and return them back to the dark ages. It is time for the West to right the wrongs and help save Peshawar from the apocalyptic mercenaries.
Dr Dina Kulik

Great Book Gift Ideas for Kids This Holiday Season

Dr Dina Kulik | December 16, 2014 | Canada Living
My ultimate favourite gift to give and receive is books.They are timeless and can give hours of entertainment! As the holiday season is upon us, I wanted to share with you a few of the classics that have hit home in our house.
Timi Gustafson, R.D.


Is a High-Protein Diet Good for Your Health?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | December 16, 2014 | Canada Living
Rather than exclusively focusing on protein needs, it is preferable to adhere to an overall balanced and health-promoting eating regimen that provides sufficient amounts of protein as well as all other important nutrients, the CDC advises.
Ward Anderson


Five Things You Might Not Know About Classic Christmas TV Specials

Ward Anderson | December 16, 2014 | Canada TV
You'd better watch out. Why? Because Santa Claus is coming to town. There are very few popular Christmas songs that have not been turned into TV specials or movies. Below are five random facts about some that might just be on your "Best Of" list every year.
Kirsty Duncan

For Canadians With Eating Disorders, Holiday Meals Are No Celebration

Kirsty Duncan | December 16, 2014 | Canada Politics
At a recent function, a young woman takes me aside, and complains bitterly about the holidays. She finds them stressful, but not for the reason we might think. She explains that, like thousands across Canada, she had waited for the Status of Women report on eating disorders,‎ and that she was praying that it might offer some hope for 2015, a plan to help struggling families. But these hopes have been dashed. She continued to say that many Canadians are so sick that they need urgent help, and that long wait times, few hospital beds and lack of help in the community are killing people needlessly in our communities.
Sacha DeVoretz


How To Look Gorgeous Naturally For The Holidays

Sacha DeVoretz | December 16, 2014 | Canada
In the winter my skin goes from combination to dry and flaky to oily, all within 24 hours. Choosing beauty products and skincare routines can be difficult in this situation. Here are some tips that will help you keep your skin healthy and glowing throughout the holiday and winter season.
Michael Groberman

Vancouver Theatre: Some Presents, Some Coal This Holiday Season

Michael Groberman | December 15, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
The festive season is always marked by a plethora of stage offerings. Here are capsule reviews of four them.
Carolyn Berry

Bring These Homemade Chocolate Turtles To Your Next Holiday Party

Carolyn Berry | December 15, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Turtle chocolates are a favourite of many during the holidays. Since December is a time for indulgence, I wanted to try a healthier version of this sweet treat.
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