10 ways to sleep better during allergy season (1/11)

Don't let allergies interfere with getting a good sleep. Try these tips to ensure you're well rested

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How allergies affect sleep

Not only does the sheer misery induced by allergy symptoms keep you awake at night, but your body’s immunological response to those allergens disrupts the systems set up to regulate your sleep. So the key to a good night’s sleep is to keep allergens at bay — or, when that’s simply impossible, find a way to minimize your body’s reaction to them. Here’s how to do it.

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Trend: Would you choose to be awake during surgery?

I’m a bit of a baby when it comes to blood and guts. I get woozy whenever anyone mentions anything gory and I nearly pass out when I have blood taken. I’d never have the stomach to be a doctor and I have no interest in watching a complex surgery, so when I heard about […]

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Op-ed: It’s time to put girls first

Malala Yousafzai started writing an online diary for BBC about life under the Taliban in Pakistan, specifically the ban on girls’ education, when she was just 11-years-old. A few days ago, at 14-years-old, she was shot in the head.Why?For advocating women’s rights. Today is the first ever International Day of the Girl’and stories like Malala’s, […]

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The truth about butter

It’s the secret ingredient that makes cooking taste better’and it might not be that bad for you. Here’s why butter is making a comeback

Reach for a trowel…

…and try your hand at gardening. Last Sunday, I planted container after container with seeds and seedlings I’d picked up at my local farmer’s market fromUrban Harvest, a Canadian supplier of organic seeds. It was too late to start tomatoes from seed, so I’m focussing on fragrant herbs like mint, lavender and sage, spicy salad […]

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a severe mental illness in which periods of deep depression alternate with periods of overactive, excited behaviour, or mania and is also referred to as manic depression.