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8 Summer Health Hazards Canadians Face Each Year

Summertime is all about trips to the cottage, lazy days at the beach, hikes in the woods and meals cooked on the grill. Here's how to handle the most common summer health hazards so you can keep the good times going.

Can a Smart Rope Help You Get a Good Workout?

Chances are skipping rope is a much tougher workout than you remember.


Here’s Why You May Want to Start Skipping Rope Again

It’s good cardio and engages practically all of your muscles.


The Honest, Expert-Backed Truth About Having Sex While on Your Period

Don't worry, your time of the month doesn't need to mean time off from sex.


An Expert Shares Everything You Need to Know About Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Can drugs like ketamine and magic mushrooms cure your depression?

6 Great Spin Bikes that Cost Less Than a Peloton

Indoor bikes are a great way to stay active at home. These picks will get your heart rate pumping, and...


Nurses Share the Extra Items They Keep On-Hand to Do Their Jobs

You work hard. Nurses work harder. Here’s what three of them pack in their bags to get through a high-stakes...

Why Doctors Should Be Versed in Linguistics and Sociology

Education scientist Nicole Woods on making sure doctors don’t just know what to do—but why they’re doing it


Endy vs. Tempur-Pedic: Our Review of the Best Mattress in Canada

We put popular mattress-in-a-box brand Endy to the test. Here’s our verdict on which mattress will guarantee you the best...


The Most (and Least) Painful Places to Get a Tattoo

There's a reason popular spots for a tattoo include the shoulder, outer arm, calf, and buttocks.


Natural Home Remedies for Bug Bites You Need in Your Back Pocket

Bug bites are an inevitable part of summer, but you don't have to suffer. Try one of these home remedies...

What Is Impact Investing, and Is It Right for Me?

Not sure what to do with your money? Let your moral compass guide you.


“The Uncertainty Was a Big Piece. And I Couldn’t Get Answers”

After having a heart attack, Vincenza Spiteri DeBonis, 64, shares her experience of learning to take care of herself and...


30 Ways to Practise Wellness This Summer

Life's complicated, but your journey to better health doesn't have to be. We've gathered a bouquet of easy, affordable and...


The True Cost of an Abortion in Canada, According to an Expert

Abortion is typically covered by insurance for people with a Canadian health card, but there are additional costs that are...


I Need You to Know: Good Relationships Are Vital to Good Health Care

As an Inuk, relationships define how I navigate the world. As a nurse, I’ve learned how crucial they are to...

“For All Those Years, No One Told Me Anything”

Roop Bassra, 38, shares her story of living with endometriosis — and how a lack of access to resources led...


What to Know About Sex Toys and 5 Inexpensive Options Worth Trying

Keep your sex life spicy and your bank account happy: This selection of expert-approved sex toys run $75 or less.


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19 Guaranteed Ways to Boost Your Energy

Tired of feeling tired? We hear you. That's why we rounded up easy ways to boost energy.


Stretch Your Chest With This Seriously Underrated Piece of Equipment

Try these three chest stretches to undo a day of hunching over your laptop and to strengthen your pecs.


“I’m a 40-Something-Year-Old Skateboarder (and TikTok Sensation)”

“I wanted to spread some joy and positivity around.”


What to Know if You’re Worried About a Smell Down There

Is your scent normal or a little funky? Experts weigh in.


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The Best Blankets, Bed Sheets and Pillows for a Cool Sleep

The season of heat waves is upon us, and Canadians can use some help fighting this sleep stealer.


4 Hip Flexor Stretches That Relieve Pain and Tightness

If you spend most of your day sitting, use these expert-recommended hip flexor stretches to alleviate low back pain and...

You’re Stuck in a Rut (Thanks COVID)—Here’s What to Do

Experts explain why pulling yourself out of your rut is good for you.


The Health Benefits of Open-Water Swimming

Or, how I learned to love Lake Ontario.


It’s Worthwhile to Start Thinking About Your Vagus Nerve

You’ve probably never even heard of your vagus nerve. (That’s okay: It’s new to us, too!) But it could be...


The Best Allergy Medications and How to Take Them

Allergies putting a damper on your fun? Get a handle on allergy season with this roundup of the best allergy...


How One Woman Is Treating Lipedema, the Poorly Understood Debilitating Disease of the Body’s Fat

Lipedema is under-researched and under-diagnosed. It also almost exclusively affects women, who find each other online to trade the information...


4 Ways Universal Basic Income Could Change Canadian Health Care, According to Health Economists

Universal basic income is a buzzy policy term—can it change Canadians’ health and health care system?