The Globe and Mail

Maybe Young People Should Just Live at the Office – Literally

My favorite part of any audition-based reality show is when the contestants can’t sing at all, or have truly terrible ideas. It makes for delightfully cringe-worthy TV. But the other night, when I caught a Season 6 rerun of Dragon’s Den and saw Oakville, Ont., resident Tom Rumble laughed out the room for pitching his company, Room and Boardroom, I was, for once, rooting for the underdog. Truth be told, I actually thought it was a pretty ingenious idea.
HuffPost Canada

7 Questions You Should Ask Your Mom About Her Health ASAP

When it comes to assessing your risk for a variety of health conditions and diseases, your parents can provide a wealth of information that can help doctors to treat you correctly. This is especially true for your mom and her side of the family tree. Not all health problems have a genetic component, but understanding more about your maternal health history can help you to understand your own body better and make predictions for the future. But first, you need to ask the right questions.
The Globe and Mail

How can Companies Help Female Business Travellers Stay Safe on the Road?

During a routine ride to catch a flight, Jen Ruiz, a lawyer and travel blogger, experienced one of the occasional drawbacks to travelling solo as a woman. “In Argentina, an Uber driver pulled over on the way to the airport and insisted he wanted to robar un beso, a popular term for 'steal a kiss' in Spanish,” she says. On the side of a highway, with no way out, Ruiz played along so that she could get to her destination – and, more importantly, to safety.
SheKnows

What to Do if Your Child Doesn't Like Their Teacher

Sometime over the summer vacation, you can usually expect your child's school to send a letter or email letting you know which class they will be entering and who their new teacher will be. This information might be met with delight or perhaps surprise — but what if the announcement leaves your child upset? I was a teacher for 13 years, and in that time, more than 400 students passed through my class. I formed wonderful relationships with the vast majority of them, who I recall with fond memori
Today's Parent

14 Best Things to do in Nova Scotia With Kids

Peggy’s Point Lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove, so named after the tale of a young woman, the only survivor from a shipwreck, is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world and one of over 150 to be found in this province. Kids will happily spend hours climbing over the smooth rocks and exploring the area, although parents should be cautious as the sea can be rough and unpredictable. A walk around the quaint fishing town and a stop for ice cream completes your visit.
Bon Vivant

In Search of the Best Cup of Tea

As a Brit, I know the difference between a posh cup of char and a proper builders tea. I know how to make tea properly in a pot and yes I own a tea cozy. But on busy mornings I’ll just chuck a teabag (imported from the UK of course) into a chipped mug and enjoy it just as much. Tea is part of most English people’s daily diet, in fact, we often joke my mum's blood runs steaming hot and brewed to perfection! She once burst into tears when we arrived at a rustic Canadian cabin to find they didn't have a kettle. Campfire tea turned out to be quite nice but it just shows how seriously Brits take their access to a good cup of tea.
Rolling Stone

New Service Promises to Manipulate Your Wife Into Having Sex With You

Relationships, the saying goes, are hard. Many couples find their sex drives are mismatched over time, a problem that sex therapists often suggest fixing by working on communication. The Spinner, launched in April of this year, offers a different route to marital bliss — the online service encourages dissatisfied husbands to skip all that messy relationship effort and instead try to manipulate their wives on a subconscious level, in a way only possible in the age of the Internet.
Slate

When Wives Earn More Than Their Husbands, Both Partners Are in Denial About It

One of the most profound social changes in the past 50 years has been the mass entrance of women into the workforce. Although the gender wage gap continues to exist across every country and occupation, more and more women are bringing home larger paychecks than their boyfriends, partners, or husbands. A Pew Research Center study from 2013 found that 40 percent of American households include a woman as the main or sole earner.
Fabulous Blog

The Cult of Aspirations: Is Happiness Enough?

Is it wrong to want more? Should it be enough to meet our most basic needs of survival? Or should we set our aspirations as high as we can? For many of us achieving our goals is difficult, but having a goal, and striving to achieve it, is inspiring, it is after all the genesis of the entire wellness movement. Our aspirations, however, often don’t line up with our behaviors, as a 2014 Nielsen study concluded when it found that 75 percent of respondents felt that they could manage their health is
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