Alison Tedford

Mandy Gill: Building Muscle and Business

Alison Tedford | October 9, 2015 | Canada Living
Mandy Gill is a survivor and a dynamic entrepreneur. She recovered from anorexia and found strength in Crossfit and landed a sponsorship with Reebok. She built a business providing personal training services - MGM Fitness and a food delivery service - MGM Fit Foods. She wasn't...
Joanne Giacomini

How to Have a Happy Thanksgiving With Your Special Needs Family

Joanne Giacomini | October 9, 2015 | Canada Parents
Thanksgiving used to be just another long holiday weekend for us dealing with my son being out of routine and having lots of behaviours. This was difficult for all of us. What has helped now as he has gotten older is talking about this holiday and what we will be doing that weekend.
Dr. B.J. Hardick

10 Tips for Stress-Free, Fat Burning Holidays

Dr. B.J. Hardick | October 9, 2015 | Canada Living
Still mapping out your Thanksgiving menu? Daydreaming of Christmas already? Don't get caught up in the sugar-and-fat laden hype. You can still enjoy your holidays without wreaking havoc on your health. Here are some ways to make this Thanksgiving one your body will thank you for.
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

How the Toronto Blue Jays Eat to Win

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | October 9, 2015 | Canada Living
Blue Jays fever has taken Canada by storm! People are getting out of jury duty to watch their favourite team in action and workplaces are setting up TVs so employees don't have to miss game day excitement. I spoke to Chris Joyner, Major League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays, to get the inside scoop on what the Jays are eating to power through their first post-season in 22 years.
Sara Starkman

Just Because You Can Have Kids Doesn't Mean You Should

Sara Starkman | October 9, 2015 | Canada Living
At the ripe old age of 28, I still, sincerely, don't know how I feel about having kids. Not about other people having kids -- that I know (no more than two and for God's sake don't helicopter parent, it creates MONSTERS and someday one of them will have to be PRIME MINISTER!).
Maham Abedi

Why I Look Up to Canadian Women Who Wear the Niqab

Maham Abedi | October 9, 2015 | Canada Politics
When I first started wearing a hijab about four years ago, I remember people asking me, "Aren't you afraid?" But I told them I wasn't going to be intimidated. While I don't wear the niqab, I feel as a hijabi that every word Stephen Harper utters against it is targeted to me personally. Telling women what to wear is a slippery slope, it has always been. I know it's only a matter of time until Harper declares wearing a hijab a "barbaric cultural practice." As Harper uses the niqab debate as a political weapon, and as we say the practice makes us uncomfortable and call it strange, let's not forget Harper's words and our own are hurting real women.
Deena Douara

'Where Are You From?' Is Clumsy, but Not Racist

Deena Douara | October 9, 2015 | Canada Living
There are a range of reasons people have asked me about my background and reasons I'm curious about yours. Maybe I've traveled to your country of heritage and would like to share my experience; I'd like to visit one day and would welcome your insights. We shouldn't have to pretend not to see skin colour, hear accents, or recognize features. No, we're not all the same -- but why is that the goal?
Parmjit Parmar

My Guide to a Great San Francisco Experience

Parmjit Parmar | October 9, 2015 | Canada Travel
San Francisco, rich in history, culture and culinary delights. It can be an expensive city full of contrasts, having both techies and hipsters, the uber-wealthy and sizeable homeless population. It's a city with an eclectic mix of architecture and 19 distinct neighbourhoods just begging to be discovered. t.
Jill Owen

How to Throw the Ultimate Friendsgiving

Jill Owen | October 9, 2015 | Canada Living
Whether it's as an expat abroad or just one province over, those of us living away from home can't always make the trek back for Thanksgiving. This usually results in a healthy dose of FOMO for the holiday festivities back home, but not to fear -- friendsgiving is here!
Kathleen Finlay

Our Health-Care Systems Need More Compassion

Kathleen Finlay | October 8, 2015 | Canada Living
The sense of disrespect many encounter in their efforts to protect a hospitalized loved one is often compounded by the emotional trauma that comes later with a feeling of abandonment in a sea of unanswered questions.
Zoë Gemelli

Taking Selfies During the Throes of Depression Helped Me Heal

Zoë Gemelli | October 8, 2015 | Canada Living
Lay all of these photos out against each other and it tells a story of the ebbs and flows of depression. I didn't once take a selfie thinking it would be the reminder of how bad it can get. I'm a photographer and just have the innate need to document, even if it's my own angst or joy.
Peter Jaworski

Commodifying Blood Donation Could Solve Canada's Shortfall

Peter Jaworski | October 8, 2015 | Canada Business
The Voluntary Blood Donations Act" prohibits paying and receiving payment for blood, either directly or indirectly. With this bill, the legislature has made the giving and receiving of blood a sacrament. The simplest solution to the blood and plasma shortage is to desacralize blood and plasma. Instead of bowing our heads to this idol, we should see it as the false idol it is, and get back to having a market in blood.
Melanie Nathan

The Innovative Ways GPS Is Being Used in Today's Society

Melanie Nathan | October 8, 2015 | Canada Business
The Global Positioning System, more commonly known by the abbreviation GPS, is much more than a simple map tool for driving. While using GPS satellite navigation can help save time and gas money on long car trips, GPS applications go far beyond travel to areas such as farming, animal tracking, and even gaming.
Mandy Mail

Why Students Should Take Time This Thanksgiving to Re-Evaluate Their Finances

Mandy Mail | October 8, 2015 | Canada Living
After six weeks at school, students may be surprised by how much it actually costs to live independently. When I first moved out on my own, I was amazed by all the hidden costs. Living at home, my parents covered most expenses -- from groceries to toiletries -- and I never gave it a second thought.
Martha Muzychka

Harper Is Throwing a 'Veil' Over the Women's Issues That Matter

Martha Muzychka | October 8, 2015 | Canada Politics
Every day we see another poll, another tracker, another analyst examining this or that issue. The latest is the niqab, the face veil some Muslim women wear. But women's issues and politics in Canada encompass more than a face veil. In fact, I'm going to come out and say there are far more pressing issues we have to deal with from a woman's point of view than whether or not some women wear a veil. Stephen Harper's continuing waving of the veil in our faces is nothing more than a distraction and a deflection from what truly matters.
David Suzuki

The Ecological and Economic Costs of Food Waste Is Staggering

David Suzuki | October 8, 2015 | Canada Living
In North America we tend to focus on how food is grown and harvested -- organic, free range, cage-free, Marine Stewardship Council, fair trade, non-GMO, vegetarian-fed and locally grown among them. From a sustainability point of view, though, the most important question is missing from these labels: Will this food be eaten or will it end up contributing to the world's growing food-waste problem?
Jean Luc Boissonneault

10 Ways to Reclaim Your Willpower

Jean Luc Boissonneault | October 7, 2015 | Canada Living
Did you know that your willpower depends on a limited psychological resource. That means that the more willpower you currently have to exercise the harder it will be to make a change. What you need to do is try to change your environment to remove as much need for willpower as possible.
Abby Langer

Not All Processed Foods Are Created Equal

Abby Langer | October 8, 2015 | Canada Living
Wait! Aren't I supposed to be the champion of whole foods? The trumpeter of processed-food evil? The promoter of home cooking? The voice of nutrition reason? Yes, I am. But I'm also a mom, I'm also realistic, and I also know that most people can't and shouldn't cut out all processed foods.
Cheryl Muir

How I Coped Through Illness and Injury

Cheryl Muir | October 7, 2015 | Canada Living
Two months ago, I was in a car accident. I was rear-ended at 60kph by a guy driving recklessly behind me. This split-second action threw me into a tailspin of injuries, endless medical appointments and insurance headaches galore.
Patrick Luciani

Mexico's Soda Tax Isn't Going to Reduce Obesity

Patrick Luciani | October 8, 2015 | Canada Living
Now we have two reasons to be skeptical about Mexico's soda tax effectiveness: very little incentive to substitute to other drinks and not much pass through to consumers. Based on that we can expect the Mexican tax to be a bust both on the consumer's pocketbook and health.
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