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The Truth About Deadbeat Dads

For decades, they have been pictured as living the high life -- driving their Porsches, vacationing in exotic places --...

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How to deal with a bullying problem

Your questions, answered by Cindi Seddon, cofounder of Coquitlam's Bully B'ware program, and a teacher as well as a...

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When You Want to Be pregnant

One in eight Canadian couples will have trouble conceiving this year. Here's what you need to know.

Help Your Teen Get a Summer Job

Spring is the time for them to hone their job-hunting skills -- and get a jump on the competition.

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Why Is Canada Shutting Out Doctors?

While millions of Canadians can’t find a doctor, thousands of foreign physicians can’t get a licence to practise

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The Perils of Binge Drinking

Teens as young as 13 are going on weekend drinking binges with no idea of the risks.

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Is Teen Violence Really Growing?

Statistics suggest not. But it's the kind of violence that calls for concern and action.

Parents’ Primer on School Bullying

Statistics suggest not. But it's the kind of violence that calls for concern and action.

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How Polite Are We: Reader’s Digest 2006 Global Courtesy Test

In July of 2006, we ranked the world. Out of 36 cities, Toronto placed third, Montreal 21st.

Help Your Child Make Friends

Experts agree that social skills are just as important to your child's future as the three R's. But...

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Lose Weight Forever

50 Habits of ‘‘Naturally Thin’’ People

How the Power of Positive Thinking Can Make you Live Longer

The doddering old widow. The lonely, forgetful neighbour. Turns out these negative perceptions of old age can be self-fulfilling prophecies. 

Drop Sugar to Prevent Brain Decay

Could a serious soft drink habit or a cookie addiction be leading your brain down the path to slowdowns and...

What is Intelligence? From Smarts to Wisdom, How to Define Intelligence

A good working definition of intelligence is the ability to learn and to use what is learned to reach your...

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Do You Have Brain Drain?

Read each statement below. If it sounds like something you would be likely to say or that generally describes your...

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Is seaside air really as healthy as many claim?

Sea air really is good for the health. The bracing climate by the sea is especially beneficial to the respiratory...

Simple, Effective Oral Health Tips

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Oral health is a state of being free from chronic mouth and facial...

Why is it that women live longer than men?

On average, women live seven years longer than men, although in some parts of the developing world the gap is...

How does our environment pose a danger to our health?

Harmful substances in air, water and food, along with radiation and noise, are all environmental factors that can damage our...

Six Tips for Healthy Hair

Follow these simple tips and tricks for beautiful, healthy, full hair. 

How to Delegate Funeral Arrangements

Having to take care of funeral arrangements while mourning over the loss of a loved one can be so hard....

25 Tricks for a Healthy Brain

The brain is a muscle that should always be exercised! Use these tips to keep your brain in top shape.

Three Ways to Look and Feel Better Immediately

Got a minute? We've timed these three simple tips so that you can see how fast and easy it is...

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The Transition from Natural to Processed

Manufacturers of processed foods pile on the salt to help create big, attractive flavours.

27 Ways to Get Lean the Right Way

Here's the easiest first: choose reduced-fat and low-fat products rather than standard. Do not accept the argument that reduced-fat and low-fat...

Baby Clothes: Dos and Don’ts

Are you in the know about the do's and don'ts of dressing baby? 

25 Ways to Get More “Good” Carbs Into Your Diet

Trade in those nasty, weight-gain carbs for any of these good guys!