Theresa Albert

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How to Protect Yourself From Expired and Repackaged Meat

Theresa Albert | November 27, 2014 | Canada Living
There it was...a news report showing that grocery stores had been caught changing expiry dates. Ugh. The truth, as I understand it, is that the monitoring and oversight of this loophole is lacking. If this "rewrap" is common practice, it should be caught and stopped. But that doesn't help you at home, does it? Here are a few tips that might.
Jacki Andre

How to Redefine Yourself and Boost Your Self-Esteem

Jacki Andre | November 27, 2014 | Canada Living
I continue to carry those words with me: "fat", "ugly", "lazy", "worthless". My one positive attribute was my smarts, and I owned being smart. I shaped myself into the female equivalent of Anthony Michael Hall's character in The Breakfast Club: a dorky loner who was thrilled when she got her first pair of prescription eyeglasses.
Hannah Jack

Six Tips to Get Out There and Enjoy Those Work Social Events

Hannah Jack | November 27, 2014 | Canada Living
Listen, the only thing people hate more than a work party is a fucking negative Nancy at a work party. Smile, you little bitch! People like happy people. So be happy, be present, swallow your desire to stab yourself in the eye with a canapé toothpick! It will all be over soon and you can be watching Home Alone 2: Lost in New York in footie pyjamas!
Alex Sangha

Domestic Violence In The South Asian Community Needs To Stop

Alex Sangha | November 27, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
As a Punjabi male born into a Sikh family I am really disgusted by these acts of violence which go against everything I was taught as a Sikh. It is our call of duty to protect the marginalized, oppressed, vulnerable, and weak and advocate for equality, humanity, dignity, and respect for all.
Mike Sholars

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How to Play the Game of Life While Black

Mike Sholars | November 27, 2014 | Canada Living
Nothing can really prepare you for the small humiliations and the nagging sense of being an outsider that comes with having dark skin in North America. But I wanted to fit in; how hard could it be? I went about figuring the best way to get ahead in life, while Black. As I began to pay attention to how I was treated in comparison to others, I became mindful of myself, of my actions. It became a social dance. Or more accurately, for a kid who grew up playing Nintendo and never stopped, it became a game. And if you want to win any game, you'd best acquaint yourself with the rules. So I started to keep track of how I was doing.
Eternity E Martis

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Dear Angry White People, The Ferguson Protest Was Not About You

Eternity E Martis | November 27, 2014 | Canada Living
I won't go into the details of black groups being marginalized at the hands of white people who dominate the "center," because if you're smart enough to think that you fooled us into feeling remorse for "leaving you out" during the protest in Toronto, then you're smart enough to do a Google search to figure out historical black oppression and its endless contemporary reproductions.
Kathy Kaufield

Secrets For a Less Stressful Holiday Season

Kathy Kaufield | November 27, 2014 | Canada Living
1995 was easily my worst Christmas. I was in my mid-20s, unemployed, living with my mom and in debt after quitting my job to backpack around Europe. On Christmas Eve that year -- exactly one month to the day after my Dad died unexpectedly -- I totalled my widowed mother's...
Jennifer Pellegrini

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After 51 Years Together, This Man Dies Five Hours After His Wife's Funeral

Jennifer Pellegrini | November 27, 2014 | Canada Living
You've read these stories before. Elderly couple have been married for years, first one takes ill, then the other and they inevitably go within hours or days of each other. This is one of those stories. But read this one anyway, because although the ending is...
Jeffrey Schwartz

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'Tis the Season...for Identity Theft

Jeffrey Schwartz | November 27, 2014 | Canada Business
It's the most wonderful time of the year -- especially for online scammers. With holiday shopping also comes the downside of scams that are aimed at frugal shoppers trying to stretch their dollars. Contrary to the season of giving, these fraudulent tricks are aimed at taking your identity and financial information, and for scammers to thrive.
Elaine Mah

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At This Point Is Wearable Tech More About Fashion or Function?

Elaine Mah | November 27, 2014 | Canada Business
Wearables are running the gamut: technology that can boost activity, keep you connected, and at the end of the day, help you unwind. While I was amazed by the solutions being showcased at Wearable Entertainment and Sports Toronto, the conference left me with more questions than answers about the bigger role of wearable technology in society.
Trudy Lieberman

Meet the Canadian Doctor Who Prescribes Income to Treat Poverty

Trudy Lieberman | November 27, 2014 | Canada Politics
Last fall when I visited Canada, I met a Toronto doctor named Gary Bloch who has developed a poverty tool for medical practitioners. Bloch's idea was to zoom in on the social determinants of health -- food, housing, transportation -- all poverty markers linked to bad health and poor health outcomes.
Sandy Garossino

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Jian Ghomeshi Trial Hinges On His Own Facebook Statement

Sandy Garossino | November 27, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
The time-honoured tradition in sexual assault trials is to pry and prod at the complainant until an opening appears, or simply to bludgeon her credibility by any means possible, while the accused watches silently. There are endless variations on this theme, but that's sort of sexual assault law in a nutshell. The Jian Ghomeshi trial will be very different.
Natasha Koifman

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How to Maintain Your Sense of Self While You're Part of a Couple

Natasha Koifman | November 26, 2014 | Canada Living
There's a lot of talk in the media lately about "conscious uncoupling" but what about conscious coupling? How can you be a couple and still maintain your sense of self? What should you do and what should you look for when coupling up?
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

8 Fast and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | November 26, 2014 | Canada Living
How can you fit in the most important meal of the day when you have no time? Sunnybrook experts offer 8 fast and easy breakfast solutions.
Evan Thompson

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10 Ways Ambition Can Wreck Your Career

Evan Thompson | November 26, 2014 | Canada Business
Success defines many of us. We are often judged by our lifestyle, our clothes, our cars and the company we keep. Whether we truly love the work we do and look beyond our job status as a way of validating ourselves varies from person to person. If ambition trumps all else, here are 10 ways that it can wreck your career.
Hana Shafi

Why Are the Tone Police Only Called on Women?

Hana Shafi | November 26, 2014 | Canada Living
When you're a woman, tone policing is rampant. Amid the hate and abuse, we are expected to stay as calm and eloquent as possible. Our justified rage is always attributed to over-sensitivity, hormones, or PMS-ing. We are treated as emotional, not intellectual beings, when the truth is we are emotional AND intellectual beings. Intellect without emotion is dead inside. There's a whopping double standard regarding tone between men and women (and of course others along the gender binary and non-binary folk). Men who are angry are passionate and driven. Women who are passionate and driven are just angry.
Carl Duivenvoorden

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Buying Less Stuff Can Actually Make You More Happy

Carl Duivenvoorden | November 26, 2014 | Canada Living
Most people who follow these simple steps soon discover they can live on much less. They turn away from consumerism, and lead happier, more focussed lives. They stop being human doings and once again become human beings. Some even discover financial independence. Equally important, their impact on the planet is dramatically reduced. Win, win, win.
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

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Don't Let the Bad Weather Derail Your Exercise Routine

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | November 26, 2014 | Canada Living
Too dark, too rainy, too cold -- there are countless obstacles to outdoor exercising in the winter months. It's also a time for easy excuses. But what a shame to see that hard work you've put in all year go to waste because it's less pleasant outside. It shouldn't be this way, it doesn't have to be.
Marilyn Linton

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The Superpowers of Vitamin D

Marilyn Linton | November 26, 2014 | Canada Living
Have you been watching the meteoric rise of vitamin D? Long ago I knew D as essential for regulating bone metabolism and protecting bone health, but today the list of D's benefits is an ever expanding one.
Kenny Yum

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What I Learned From Running For 365 Days Straight

Kenny Yum | November 26, 2014 | Canada Living
I ran today. Running streaks have to start somewhere and it was a year ago tomorrow, U.S. Thanksgiving Day, I went on a run. This morning, I ran for the 365th straight day. If I had my way, I would write the entire piece while on the run, as opposed to on the couch long after I've put away my running shoes. In front of my laptop, I can't ever match the emotions, sensations, thoughts that I'm having each day while I am out on a run.
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