Michael Groberman

Vancouver Play About Shakespeare More Drone Than Drama

Michael Groberman | July 24, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
A very talented cast struggles valiantly through a text that rejects dramatic development at this Bard on the Beach show. This is too bad, because without a plot, "Equivocation" is just an endless stream of platitudes.
Marvin Ross

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Why I Don't Count on Government Mental Health Recommendations

Marvin Ross | July 23, 2014 | Canada Living
I don't want to sound overly cynical but I suggest that the families of those with developmental disabilities not expect much if anything to change. For the sake of families with loved ones with developmental disabilities, I hope that something comes of these recommendations but I would not count on it.
Andrew Tai

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How eBay Can Help You Pay the Bills

Andrew Tai | July 23, 2014 | Canada Business
Selling on eBay can be an exercise in futility -- especially if you don't know what you're doing and why. However, if you just stop looking at the website as just some after-work hobby, you might actually be able to turn it into a real business with good money behind it.
Lesley Anderson

Spend the Summer in Your Family Tree

Lesley Anderson | July 23, 2014 | Canada Living
For me, family history was always a great summer activity for the whole family, especially on rainy days or quiet evenings after a day of basking in the sun. Researching your family history and building your family tree is a way for kids to learn about where they come from. It also allows you to do something meaningful with your time and create memories that last a lifetime.
University of Toronto News

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A Low-Carb Diet Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer

University of Toronto News | July 23, 2014 | Canada Living
Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that gut bacteria drive a common form of colon cancer, and that a low-carbohydrate diet can prevent the disease. The researchers found that microbes in the intestine convert carbohydrates into metabolites that spur cancer growth. A low-carbohydrate diet shut down this process and led to a 75 per cent reduction in cancer incidence.
David Suzuki

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Canada's Cities Lead the Way on Climate Action

David Suzuki | July 23, 2014 | Canada
Amid the dire warnings about global warming's impacts, what's often overlooked is that actions to reduce or prevent them will lead to livable communities, improved air quality, protection of natural spaces and greater economic efficiency, to name just a few benefits. So it's not surprising that tangible positive action on climate change is happening in Canada's cities. Local progress can spur even greater momentum as cities collaborate with each other and other levels of government.
Kathy Kaufield

New Moms Should Know: Breastfeeding Is Hard!

Kathy Kaufield | July 23, 2014 | Canada Living
Tears in my eyes, I looked up from my nursing chair at The Hubster, who had our hungry newborn daughter in his arms. I felt like I was trapped in a cruel science experiment to determine how much nipple pain an exhausted new mother could take in two hour intervals before she cracked. Expectant first-time moms: Breastfeeding is hard.
Michael Harris

Why We Must Teach Digital Natives How to Be Alone

Michael Harris | July 23, 2014 | Canada Living
I believe the most crucial thing we need to teach digital natives is how to be alone. Every communication technology -- from papyrus to the printing press to Pinterest -- brought us great gifts; they also led us away from earlier frames of mind. And, in the case of the Internet and smartphones, that may leave us with impoverished interior lives.
Marilyn Linton

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Getting Forgetful? Try This Memory Checkup

Marilyn Linton | July 22, 2014 | Canada Living
Oscar Wilde said that memory is the diary that we all carry about. But as we age, some pages in that diary fade, others come up blank, and some are still as crisp and clear as the day we wrote them. That's my impression, anyhow, after having done a wildly popular memory test that was created by scientists at Toronto's Baycrest Health Sciences Centre and MaRS Discovery District.
Heather Wall

Chardonnay Gets its Cool Back

Heather Wall | July 23, 2014 | Canada Living
I loved Chardonnay even when Chardonnay wasn't cool. And the coolest of the uncool? Ontario Chardonnay. That's why I spent the weekend in Niagara at the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration. This is the fourth year for this international event that draws together more than two thousand other lovers of the world's most planted -- and often, maligned -- grape, Chardonnay.
Tosca Reno

The Pornographication of Fitness Needs to Stop

Tosca Reno | July 23, 2014 | Canada Living
What most women don't realize is that when they are looking at the faces and bodies of women in physique magazines, most of them have dieted for months to look that way. Or most of them are just days prior to a contest where they have put themselves through rigorous training and dieting to get lean enough.
Devon Murphy

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#JFL42: Todd Barry Works the Crowd in a Festival Preview

Devon Murphy | July 22, 2014 | Canada
The good folks at JFL42 must have known Toronto was getting antsy for comedy, because they offered up a taste of the festival -- an amuse-bouche, if you will -- just this past week. I was ever-so-lucky to see one of the best in the biz, festival alumni Todd Barry.
femifesto

Top 9 Ways to Not Get Raped

femifesto | July 22, 2014 | Canada Living
Avoid Rapists: Stay away from those who commonly commit assaults: strangers, family members, friends, partners, spouses, co-workers, bosses, clients, teachers, doctors, teammates, and police officers. Be extra careful during peak times when rapes occur i.e. daytime, nighttime, dawn, afternoon, early evening, tea time, nap time.
Dr Dina Kulik

8 Tips to Curb Mommy-itis (and Get a Moment to Yourself)

Dr Dina Kulik | July 22, 2014 | Canada Living
My almost two-year-old started this about a month ago. My sweet, independent toddler now requires 'mommy' when he is sad, or tired, or hurt and is difficult to sooth by anybody else. But it is tiring. Sometimes after a long day of work I would appreciate him calling for daddy. So what works? Here are a few tips.
Alyson Jones

4 Simple Steps To Avoiding Post-Summer Anxiety

Alyson Jones | July 22, 2014 | Canada Living
The summer is a great time for doing some thinking and once you have put some thought into your vision for the future, the next steps are to identify and evaluate your priorities and create a realistic plan that will move you forward in these areas. In order to achieve this, I offer a simple and practical structure to get you going.
Bill Bogart

How the Government Can Make Kids' Sports More Affordable

Bill Bogart | July 22, 2014 | Canada Impact
The idea is simple: children need to be more active. Governments have a role to play in encouraging kids to exercise more. A survey found that parents who had children enrolled in activities spent, on average, $1,000 a year for each child. But here let's look at the Canadian Children's Fitness Tax Credit (CFTC) as one important means of lowering costs and increasing access for kids' participation.
Jordan Cieciwa

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Incorporate Wellness into Your 9 to 5 Life

Jordan Cieciwa | July 22, 2014 | Canada Living
This is what I encounter on a regular basis: I go in to a workplace to spread health and fitness, and get to meet people that are putting their life on hold Monday to Friday. I meet people that are extremely bitter. The reason is that they know they aren't doing the important things. They feel trapped.
Lauren Messervey

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The Purpose of Feminism

Lauren Messervey | July 22, 2014 | Canada Living
The remedy for all ignorance is simple; compassion and education. If you come across a 21st century "alpha" male basking in North American blindness, be kind. They are less-educated in the ways of human behavior, and perhaps it is best to leave them to it. Pick up the torch, speak up, and educate those who are willing to listen. Your voice has power. Never let go of the truth in equal rights.
Jason Tetro

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How to Avoid Germs in the Washroom

Jason Tetro | July 22, 2014 | Canada Living
The summer time means lemonade, beaches and more time in public bathrooms. But while the stall looks like sweet relief through beer goggles, it's actually a cesspool of germs. Nobody wants to waste sunny days in bed with a cold or flu, so we've asked The Germ Guy, a.k.a Jason Tetro, to arm you with the weapons to fight a microbial army.
Terezia Farkas

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Why Farmer Suicide Rates Are the Highest of Any Occupation

Terezia Farkas | July 22, 2014 | Canada Living
Farming is a fairly isolated occupation with a small, close-knit community of co-workers and family. In the small farming community, the saying that everyone knows everything about each other is true. Going to a mental health professional or admitting you are depressed quickly becomes the news. This reduced sense of confidentiality ensures farmers don't talk about their depression.
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