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  • Canadian Dental Checkup: How do Your Teeth Compare?>>

    Here’s a reason to smile: According to the results of the Oral Health Component of the Canadian Health Measures Survey, released in 2010, Canadians aren’t doing too badly when it comes to the health of their teeth: Three out of four see a dental professional each year, and two out of three people with natural teeth don’t need dental treatment. But some stats are a little more disturbing.>>

  • 7 Tips for Happier Mornings>>

    The morning is probably no ones favourite time, particularly if you stayed up late the night before, but there are plenty of good reasons for starting each and every day as well as you possibly can. Here are some ways to make sure you get out of the right side of the bed and ease yourself into things with a positive, calm attitude.>>

  • 5 Sun Safety Tips>>

    Find out everything there is to know about keeping your skin safe from the sun in more ways than one.>>

  • 5 Self-Massage Techniques>>

    Have you ever had a professional massage? If you have, you know what a terrific experience it is. Fortunately, you have your very own massage therapist with you at all times – your hands! Read on for advice on how to reduce tension from head to toe.>>

  • 5 Safe Summer Driving Tips>>

    As a former professional race car driver and now the Chief Driving Instructor for BMW and judge on the TV show Canada's Worst Driver, Philippe Létourneau knows a thing or two about driving. Read on to find out more about his five tips for safe driving this summer.>>

  • Accessibility for the Baby Boomer Generation>>

    Is a wave of aging Canadians putting disability-friendly products in demand? Could the aching hips, failing eyesight and arthritic hands of the baby-boom generation be a boon for people with long-standing disabilities?>>

  • Lyme Disease: The Real Truth>>

    Nearly everything about Lyme disease in Canada is contested. Frustrated and confused, sufferers just want the nightmare to be over.>>

  • 4 Ways to Get Along with Your Neighbours>>

    Modern life is a lot less conducive to friendships with neighbourliness than it used to be. But positive relationships with those around us can make our lives more pleasant and give us a sense of who we are. Here are a few ways to help nurture those relationships for happier, healthier lifestyle.>>

  • The Challenges of Early Motherhood>>

    Bringing a newborn into the world is a blessing, but it doesn't always feel that way. Like any new job, learning to be a mom can be toughest in the beginning.>>

  • 5 Ways to Avoid Technology Addiction>>

    Research suggests that at least 64 per cent of people now spend up to 4 hours daily of leisure time on a computer. Just as TV watching has been linked to higher rates of obesity and diabetes, this extra sedentary computer time is bad news for the nation’s health. Here a few easy tips to help kick the habit.>>

  • 5 Secrets to Stronger Nails>>

    No one really knows why we have nails, but whatever the reason, they make it easier to do many things, such as pick up small items. They also provide an external sign of health: weak, brittle nails often signal a nutritional deficiency. Follow these health-boosting tips to ensure strong and healthy nails.>>

  • 7 Successful Relationship Secrets>>

    It’s not diamonds and flowers that make a relationship remain as warm, loving and intimate as it was at the start. It’s the little things. So check out the tips that follow.>>

  • 7 Foods to Prevent a Stroke>>

    A massive study of thousands of women, called the Nurses Health Study, showed that eating the typical Western-style diet increased stroke risk by 58 percent, whereas consuming more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and fish — the same foods that guard against so many other diseases — lowered that risk by 30 per cent. Here's where to start.>>

  • Protect Yourself from Online Dating Fraud>>

    Looking for companionship on the Internet? Hold on to your wallet. Canadians have become targets in a fast-growing form of financial exploitation: online dating.>>

  • The Cancer Journals: Round in Circles>>

    This week, Sheelagh describes her deepest feelings of fear even after treatment is over and she is officially declared cancer-free.>>