Category: Misc.

MARC AND MANDY SIZZLE Longtime TV duo, Marc Atiyolil, known for his keen sense of design and Mandy Atiyolil, a mother and advocate of health and wellness star in North America’s highly successful Marc and Mandy Show. The show’s half hour format helps today’s busy women find balance as they juggle all aspects of their […]

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Fashionable Accessories for Rainy Weather

We’ve done away with the winter white, and now it’s time for spring showers. Check out these five rainy day essentials, which will keep you dry in the most fashionable manner possible.   A Packable, Compact-able Rain Jacket  This trendy trench, from Cole Haan, will transition you from work to play, as well as from […]

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10 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Want to Keep

When it comes to your health, we all resolve to live healthier. Resolutions like lose 40 pounds or eat less junk are a popular choice. If a healthier you is in the cards for 2017, here are 10 New Year’s Resolutions to consider. Resolution #1: Lose Weight This may be a resolution we all make […]

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Find the Perfect Little Black Dress for Your Body Type

Every woman needs that quintessential LBD (little black dress) that fits her impeccably and can come to her rescue in a pinch. Exude style and feel comfortable at whatever holiday soirée you have planned by simply narrowing in on the ideal dress for your shape. With a packed holiday season approaching, use these tips to […]

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10 Tricks for Never Losing Your Luggage

Don’t let a lost or delayed suitcase put a damper on your holidays — use these tips from the Canadian Transportation Agency to help keep you and your precious belongings from parting ways. 1. Stand out. Brightly coloured baggage with unique prints and patterns will help your bag stand out in a crowd and prevent […]

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Advice From Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo is nothing short of an inspiration. The author, entrepreneur, and founder of the KonMari method has become a worldwide icon for her approach to organization, which focuses on streamlining a living space and surrounding oneself with items that — as the title of her recent book puts it ) ‘Spark Joy.’ Kondo’s latest […]

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Add Delicious, Affordable Superfood Barley to Your Winter Menu

Some seven million acres of farmland in Canada are dedicated to barley, yet a surprisingly high number of us don’t regularly include it in our meals. Not only is barley delicious on its own and a great natural ingredient, this affordable superfood packs a significant nutritional punch. As a whole grain, it contains protein, insoluble […]

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Dress Smarter for the Canadian Winter

As Canadians, we may be used to surviving the coldest winters, but it doesn’t mean we have to like it. Fortunately, dressing in the right winter gear can make all the difference, keeping you warm outdoors and cozy inside. 1. Base layer. Begin with a layer that wicks away moisture to help keep you dry. […]

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Essentials for Smart Winter Wardrobes

Whether you live for the outdoors or simply love someone who does, focus on these tips to dress for success this winter. 1. Invest in warm, comfortable and durable boots. You don’t mess around, and neither should your boots. Boots are an investment piece — if your feet aren’t dry and warm, you’re not going […]

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Improve Your Oral Health in Less Than 5 Minutes

It takes fewer than five minutes a day to maintain or improve oral health. Dental hygienists recommend brushing twice a day, with a soft toothbrush, for two minutes using fluoridated toothpaste. You should also use an oral device to clean between teeth and scrape or brush the tongue once a day. Improve your oral health […]

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How to Handle Acne Naturally

Despite what movies and television shows may lead us to believe, acne isn’t just a problem teenagers face during puberty. In reality, acne can be a lifelong problem for many adults and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Fortunately, there are great natural remedies available that can help minimize or even prevent annoying zits. The […]

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4 Tips for Speedy Teen Room Makeovers

It must feel like your teen’s style changes every few weeks. Just like their interest in bands, clothes, sports or makeup, their taste in room décor can change from one day to the next. So when you’re faced with requests to redecorate and reorganize their space it’s best to find a style they truly love […]

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4 Home Organization Tips for Busy Families

Celebrity designer Lisa Canning is no stranger to large families, with five kids of her own and another on the way. Drawing on inspiration from her personal life, she shares her top tips for on-the-go families of any size juggling school, work, after school activities, and weekend fun. Make the laundry room beautiful. Who said […]

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Kick That Bad Habit With These 5 Tips

The leaves are changing and so are you — or at least you’re trying to. While most adults aren’t going back to school this autumn, many of us still use this opportunity to start a new routine. This makes it the perfect time to ditch that bad habit you indulged in during the summer, like […]

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Fall Health Checkup: How Are Your Daily Habits?

Autumn brings new weather, new routines, and hopefully some new positive habits. “Creating lasting changes in your life takes serious commitment and purpose,” declares Hina Khan, a psychotherapist and behavioural expert. “These changes will not come easily and are sure to be exciting, challenging and scary. But your efforts will help bring you closer to […]

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5 Trending Workouts for Fall

Studies show that getting a little exercise can greatly improve mental well-being. If you need a little extra push to get moving, consider an out-of-the-box regime that is not only fun but will help you work up a sweat too. Try these five trendy workouts to get out of your workout rut and have fun […]

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5 Injury-Prevention Tips for Weekend Warriors

Compensating for a sedentary week with a couple of intense workouts on days off is a recipe for injury, but experts say weekend warriors can take some preventative steps to reduce their chances of getting hurt. “Heel pain, ankle sprains, and Achilles tendon damage are some of the most common lower limb injuries weekend warriors […]

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4 Ways to Get 30 Minutes of Exercise Daily

As the days get cooler, it’s easy to get off track from your daily activity goals with fun summer activities such as swimming and beach volleyball no longer an option. However, accomplishing 30 minutes of exercise per day can be easy with the right motivation and equipment. Here are some easy ways to get your […]

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Top 5 Back-to-School Essentials

With children across the country gearing up to begin another year of school, what better time to explore some ideas to help ensure your child gets off to a healthy and happy start? Here are the top five back-to-school health tips to consider. Set bedtimes. It’s essential for kids (and adults) to get a healthy […]

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5 Tips for Creating a Healthy Sleep Routine

Even though the week can feel like an endless stream of preparations, there’s one prep time most of us are missing — sleep prep. Research shows that 67% of Canadians wish they could get a better sleep, but they can’t seem to figure out how. Experts recommend adding a wind-down routine to your schedule to […]

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5 Surprising Ways a Lack of Sleep Can Affect You

One third of Canadians sleep less than six hours a night. You might be thinking, “What’s the big deal? I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” But research shows that insufficient sleep affects both your health and your work. Here’s how: Brain freeze: Your ability to think, learn and retain new information is powered by sleep. Not […]

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Top 6 Tips for Preventing Back Injuries

The last thing you want to happen whenever you leave your home, for anything from work to a much-anticipated faraway vacation, is an injury. Whether you’re going near or far, take the time to consider the weight you are carrying. Here are some valuable tips from the Ontario Chiropractic Association on avoiding injuries from carrying […]

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The Secret to a Fabulous Hair Salon Visit

A new season often means a new haircut is in order, so you’re likely headed to the salon soon. But did you know that visiting an uncertified hairstylist exposes you to a host of risks — including bacterial infections, cuts and abrasions, as well as burns and scarring from hot hairstyling tools? Fortunately, these risks […]

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15 Health Hacks that Take 15 Seconds or Less

You’ve heard the saying that it takes 21 days to develop a healthy habit, but this length of time can seem daunting when you’re committing to cooking from scratch or going on a daily run. Even the most time-crunched can get one small step closer to being heathier though – try these 15 health hacks […]

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4 Grooming Basics All Men Should Know

In earlier generations the art of grooming facial hair was generally passed down from father to son. For better or worse, grooming lessons were at the mercy of how skilled — or unskilled — your dad was with the shaver. But with bloggers, viral videos and that friend who must have secretly taken a barber […]

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