Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Should You Avoid Your Doctor's Office in Cold and Flu Season?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | January 28, 2015 | Canada Living
Respiratory viruses can also be spread through droplets. Stand at least 2 metres away from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. That's the distance germ-infected droplets can be propelled in a cough or a sneeze.
Mary Donohue

Don't Be a Slave to Technology, Unplug and Get Happy

Mary Donohue | January 28, 2015 | Canada Living
Rather than free us from the drudgery of work, technology has made us slaves to our phones and laptops. It has taken the entry of the most technologically savvy generation in history to realize that fact and, hopefully, to change it.
Alyson Jones

Why Perfectionists Should Strive to Be Exceptionalists

Alyson Jones | January 28, 2015 | Canada Living
In a recent counselling session, I was struck once again by how much perfectionism limits our potential. The reality is if we allow ourselves to get lost in our perfectionistic tendencies, we will limit our ability to live to our full potential and impact others. To become an exceptionalist, follow these simple pointers.
Anne Thornley-Brown

How the Miss Universe Pageant Promotes Racial Biases and Beauty Stereotypes

Anne Thornley-Brown | January 28, 2015 | Canada Living
Last night, not one African or Caribbean contestant who was not clearly of mixed heritage made it to the top 15, not one. This is 2015 not 1955. What message did last night's Miss Universe pageant send to young ladies or young men for that matter? If you're not white or near white and you don't have long hair you're not attractive or desirable? The judges really need to park their own biases at the door. If they can't then care needs to be made to select judges who don't have racial biases and a rigid idea of what beauty looks like.
Steven Burton

Be Street Smart When Eating from Food Trucks

Steven Burton | January 28, 2015 | Canada Living
Food trucks offer unique and tasty culinary experiences and have become a part of the cultural heritage in the cities they serve. Market trends have clearly established that the food truck phenomenon is here to stay. Eating from a street vendor can be a satisfying and a delicious experience... provided you're street smart enough to choose the right truck.
Anne Theriault

A Brief Rundown of Jonathan Chait's Angsty White Man Opus

Anne Theriault | January 28, 2015 | Canada Living
In New York Magazine, Jonathan Chait discusses how hard it is to be a white man these days. In case you don't have the time or moral energy to read his 5,000 word opus of angst, here's a brief rundown.
Sandy Kiaizadeh

#BellLet'sTalk Day: Workplaces Need to Get Serious About Mental Health

Sandy Kiaizadeh | January 28, 2015 | Canada Living
You may have noticed that your social media feeds have been inundated with the #BellLetsTalk hashtag. That's because Bell Let's Talk day is on Wednesday, January 28. We need workplaces that value their employees' mental health. Employers need to lead by example by recognizing workplace signs of undiagnosed depression, such as difficulty making decisions, decreased productivity, inability to concentrate and any unusual increases in errors in work, just to name a few.
The Reply

5 Ways to Fight the Stigma Around Mental Illness

The Reply | January 28, 2015 | Canada Living
The best way to break away from stigma around depression and suicide is to talk about it. This post was originally published by Charlotte Ottaway in The Reply. One in five Canadians will experience a mental illness in their...
Terezia Farkas

Bell Let's Talk Day Is About Hope

Terezia Farkas | January 28, 2015 | Canada Living
Bell Let's Talk day is about hope. It gives you a chance to take off your mask and talk about your pain. It allows you to mourn the loss of who you were and to say, "It's okay I'm like this now." It cracks open the darkness for a minute and gives you hope by letting you realize there are people who've made it out to the other side.
Sandra Charron

What Not to Say to Those Suffering From Mental Illness

Sandra Charron | January 28, 2015 | Canada Living
To really nail the concept of what mental illness is and how it affects both those who live with it and those who live with us, here are a few tips to guide in what I hope will be an ever-growing trend to encourage communication and break down the stereotypes. So without further ado, here are things to refrain from saying to someone with mental illness.
Rachel Décoste

Why We Need Better Dark-Skinned Dolls

Rachel Décoste | January 28, 2015 | Canada Living
Both American and Canadian media have showcased the new wave of ethnic Barbie-sized dolls. The culturally-attuned figurines fill the gaping void in a transforming consumer base. Dark-skinned dolls with Aryan noses, Elizabethan hips, and Caucasian hair fail to capture the magic that Barbie has brought to little white girls for over 50 years.
Jordan Cieciwa

Do You Know These Shocking Super Bowl Consumption Statistics?

Jordan Cieciwa | January 27, 2015 | Canada Living
One billion chicken wings, which means 500 million chickens will be killed for us to enjoy the game. Pounds of potato chips consumed; 28 million. Pounds of avocados consumed; 53.5 million. Number of football fields worth of farmland to grow all that corn, potatoes, and avocados is 222,792. And last 325.5 million is the number of gallons of beer drank by Americans that day.
Freaktography

When the Music's Over -- Exploring a Home Lost in Time

Freaktography | January 27, 2015 | Canada Living
With some research, a few inquiries and a few hours my friend and exploring partner RiddimRyder were able to locate the house and we set out on a short road trip to shoot and explore this incredible abandoned house on the shores of Lake Michigan. We reached the house early in the morning as a fresh layer of snow covered the ground.
Ana Wang

Can Good Style Change the World?

Ana Wang | January 27, 2015 | Canada Style
With each generation, the adoption of a new style standard represented more than a change in aesthetic tastes as trends represent today in the seesaw of what's-new-what's-next-what's-cool; style has always been tied to some sort of revolution. Today, with nothing that can't be created, nothing that can't be found, nothing that can't be knocked off, we really can have it all.
Kirsty Duncan

Violence Against Women in Canada: Enough Is Enough

Kirsty Duncan | January 27, 2015 | Canada Politics
We know from our daily lives that gender-based violence remains rampant. The facts support this conclusion: half of women in Canada have suffered physical or sexual violence. Exactly when did we, as a society, become accustomed to violence? We must ensure access to coordinated services that keep women and children safe.
Candace Plattor

Relapse Doesn't Have to Be a "Normal" Part of Addiction Recovery

Candace Plattor | January 27, 2015 | Canada Living
Lately I've been receiving a number of articles into my inbox, talking about addicts who relapse after they come out of treatment. Most of these writers are telling me that relapse is a 'normal part of recovery' from addiction. First of all, I don't agree with this premise at all, and secondly, I totally fail to see how it's helpful for an addict coming out of rehab to be armed with that kind of biased and ultimately untrue information.
Shelagh Meagher

Are Your Friends Cheerleaders or Fearleaders?

Shelagh Meagher | January 26, 2015 | Canada Living
The enthusiasm requirement is a biggie, because excitement is infectious. Cheerleaders can get worn out just like the adventurer they're supporting. When you've been whining for two weeks straight or copping out on doing what you've got to do to make it happen, they need to be so keen on your success that they'll keep pushing you right on through it.
Barbara Mintzes

How Health Canada Failed to Uphold Its Own Pharmaceutical Ad Standards

Barbara Mintzes | January 26, 2015 | Canada Politics
Although advertising of prescription medicines to the public is generally banned in Canada on public health grounds, shifts in administrative policy have allowed two types of ads since late 2000: "reminder" ads that mention a brand name, but make no health claims; and "help-seeking" ads that mention a condition, but do not state a brand or company name. We have identified six main weaknesses in how Health Canada regulates this advertising.
Genevieve Michaels

PuSh Festival Vancouver Brings The Performing Arts To Life

Genevieve Michaels | January 26, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
There is something for everyone at PuSh Fest, whether you're a broke student getting into the Vancouver arts scene (like me), or a performing arts industry veteran.
Bill Bogart

There Is More to Obesity Than 'Calories In, Calories Out'

Bill Bogart | January 26, 2015 | Canada Living
A recent study has tied body mass index (BMI) to pollutants. That investigation suggests that exposure to second hand smoke and roadway traffic may be linked to increased BMI in children and adolescents. Several other studies and reports also raise fears about pollutants and other chemicals and their links to obesity.
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