covid-19

6 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Sunlight

Sunlight can impact everything from your mood to your weight, which is why it's so important to get safe exposure.

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12 Easiest Foods to Grow at Home During the Pandemic

Whether you've got a backyard plot or containers on your patio, porch, or apartment balcony, growing your own fresh vegetables...


How Gross Is It to Bring Your Phone Into the Bathroom?

Bringing your phone into the bathroom can be a germ-spreading habit with consequences.


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9 Things That Can Happen to Your Car When You Don’t Drive It

If you haven't picked up your car keys in a while, you should be aware of these nine things that...


What You Need to Know About Blood Clots and COVID-19 Vaccines

Concerned about the risk of blood clots associated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine? Canadian medical experts shed light on the...

Anxiety Is On the Rise During COVID-19. Here’s What You Can Do to Help Ease It

Compounding crises have made everyone anxious, but how do you know if you’ve slipped into a more serious disorder—and what...


How My Mom and I Moved Past Our Clashing Personalities and Reconnected

Mom and I agreed long ago that our differences would always present challenges. But during the first lockdown of the...

Antibacterial Soap vs. Regular Soap: Which Should You Be Using?

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has scores of people reconsidering their everyday cleaning habits. It's tempting to reach for what...


The COVID-19 Side Effect That Distorts Your Sense of Smell

If pleasant odours now smell like rotting garbage, you could have parosmia—a condition linked to COVID-19. Here's how long it...


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How To Stop Your Glasses From Fogging Up While Wearing a Mask

Five quick fixes for this annoying little pandemic problem.


6 Ways to Outsmart Porch Pirates

Shopping online? Here's how to stop the thieves who are out to plunder the packages left at your front door.

How to Overcome a Fear of Needles

Is a fear of needles standing between you and the COVID-19 vaccine? You're not alone. Here, medical experts share some...


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50 Great Things to Do in Lockdown

Instead of focusing on the (very long) list of what you can't do, here are some productive ways to pass...


Now That I’ve Got the COVID-19 Vaccine, Can I Visit My Family?

As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out across Canada, infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch shares tips on how to keep...


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What Is COVID-19 Herd Immunity and When Will It Happen?

If enough people are immune to COVID-19, cases and deaths will plummet. This is known as herd immunity. Here's a...


This Is the Most Hygienic Way to Dry Your Hands

Yes, drying your hands is just as important as washing them.

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10 Mistakes You’re Making with Antibacterial Wipes

We know you're using lots of them right now, but make sure you're using them right!


These Pandemic Pet Adoption Stories Will Warm Your Heart

Over the past year, an unprecedented number of Canadians opened their homes—and their hearts—to furry new friends. Here are just...


Can An Air Purifier Kill Coronavirus Germs in the Air?

Indoor air quality has become more important than ever, with many people turning to air purifiers to cleanse the air...


I Tried IKEA’s New Air Purifier—Here’s What It’s Like

The new Förnuftig air purifier tackles indoor air pollution to help you breathe easier.


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Medical News You Need to Read This Week

From state-of-the-art treatments to the latest discoveries, these medical news stories can have a positive impact on your life.


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10 Germ-Spreading Habits to Give Up Now

You probably have some—if not all—of these germ-spreading habits. Here's why you might want to rethink them.


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Guide to Antimicrobial Home Hardware and Housewares

A wide range of antimicrobial home hardware and housewares may make the high-touch surfaces in your home safer from bacteria...


Here’s What The White Spots on Your Nails Mean

White spots on your fingernails or toenails, called leukonychia, can have a variety of causes—from simply hitting your nail to...

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Health Alert: Hand Sanitizer Lasts Hours Less Than You Thought It Did

The germ-killing standby might not be as effective as you thought.


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What You Should Know Before Trying to Cut Your Own Hair

Considering cutting your own hair during the lockdown? These practical tips from a pro barber could save yourself from making...


How Asian Canadians Are Fighting Racism During the Pandemic

As cases of COVID-19 rose in Canada, so did anti-Asian racism. Here's how community groups are creating space for people...


What to Do When a Friend Shares a Conspiracy Theory

Some people still believe the coronavirus is a hoax. Here's expert advice on how to judge information and how to...


12 Ways to Stay Warm While Socializing Outdoors During COVID-19

Patio heaters may be sold out across Canada, but that doesn't mean socially-distanced outdoor visits should leave you in the...


The Ultimate Guide to End of Life Planning

Preparing for the end now can save your loved ones plenty of heartache—and money—later on. These practical tips will help...