covid-19

Teeth Grinding is On the Rise—Here’s What You Can Do About It

Experts say stress may be behind an uptick in teeth grinding, a behaviour known as bruxism. Find out the best ways to minimize damage to your pearly whites—and beat bruxism for good.

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Morning Brain Exercises to Stay Sharp All Day Long

Give your grey matter a workout before breakfast.


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The RV Trip Planner: 5 Tips For the Best RV Road Trip Ever

Jumping on the RV bandwagon this summer? With expert advice on everything from packing to driving, our RV trip planner...


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 new friends. Here are just a...


This Family Created a Quilt to Preserve Memories of the Pandemic

The story of how one family's quest to document their experience of the pandemic for future generations brought them closer.

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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.


5 Ways to Sharpen Your People Skills After a Year In Isolation

As we prepare to see family, friends and neighbours again in a vaccinated world, it's time to dust off our...

This Mother Couldn’t Work During the Pandemic—Now She Faces Eviction and Owes $17,000 in Rent

Nina Hodder, like many parents living paycheque to paycheque, lost work because of the pandemic. This is the story of...


Could Protection From COVID Soon Be Available Through a Nasal Spray?

Multiple companies, including Canada's SaNOtize, are developing nasal sprays that could change how we fight the virus. Here’s what you...


Do You Need to Get a COVID-19 Booster Shot?

Third shots of the COVID-19 vaccine are recommended for some people, but infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch explains why...


What You Need to Know About the Delta Variant

The Delta variant is now the dominant strain causing COVID-19 illness worldwide. How does it differ from previous incarnations of...

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.


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...


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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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!


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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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...


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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...