Life

We’ve got a story on how one woman became a doctor at midlife, a guide to the best houseplants and the reason we’re all reading romance novels right now—all right here.

How Our Collective Memories Give Power to Fake News

In this excerpt from the new book Why We Remember, neuroscientist and psychologist Charan Ranganath shares how we can update our memories and shed our biases.

This Beadwork Helps Spread Awareness of Indigenous Issues in Health Care

With her gorgeous beadwork, med student Jamie Thompson creates anatomical works of art—and makes Indigenous hospital patients feel more comfortable.


This Is Why You Should Rethink Your Toilet Paper Purchases

You can’t wipe out climate change with eco-friendly toilet paper alone, but some kinds are better for the environment than...


12 Clutter Culprits and the Best Ways to Organize Them

In this excerpt from the new book A Dirty Guide to a Clean Home, author Melissa Dilkes Patera shares her...


I Found Happiness by Microdosing Magic Mushrooms

Psilocybin helps me manage my anxiety and depression better than anything else I’ve tried.

6 Smart Ways to Have a Clutter-Free Home in 2024

Melissa Dilkes Pateras gained a huge following on TikTok for her funny tips on housecleaning and basic home repair. In...


I Needed a Mind, Body and Soul Reboot—and I Found It in Jamaica

Invigorating yoga classes with an ocean view, island-style spa treatments, nature hikes and meditative sound bath experiences enhanced with a...

How to Set Boundaries With Family Without Feeling Guilty

As millennials and Gen Z embrace therapy-speak and set boundaries with family, their baby boomer parents might wonder what’s going...


20 Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Make holiday shopping more meaningful this season with these Canadian gifts that give a portion or all of their proceeds...


This Ontario Farmer Is Reconnecting With Hmong Culture

Judy Ning’s daily movement regime is heavy on manual labour: squatting and weeding, pushing wheelbarrows and harvesting veggies from Paper...


Dragon Boating Is Helping Cancer Survivors Thrive

Friendship, determination and a breast cancer diagnosis unites the members of Dragons Abreast

Why Thermal Therapy Is So Hot Right Now

More and more Canadians are adding saunas and hot tubs to their quarters. Here are the health benefits of thermal...


Should I Say Anything About a Friend’s Dramatic Weight Loss?

Maybe you've noticed a friend or acquaintance has lost weight because of Ozempic or another intervention. Is it right to...


I Did Water Circuit Therapy While Meditating—And I Felt Transformed

Here's what happened when I did hot and cold plunges at Othership while listening to a guided meditation.


Here’s Why Dogs Are Great for Your Health, According to Science

Furry friends do more than sit, stay and fetch—they do wonders for your physical, mental and social wellbeing.


5 Air Purifiers That Capture Wildfire Smoke Particles and So Much More

Indoor air purifiers can clean the air in your home to eliminate dust, pollen, dander and particles from wildfire smoke....

3 Remedies for Motion Sickness

Motion sickness can make travelling—whether by boat, car or plane—an uncomfortable experience. Prepare for your ride with these remedies for...


How These Urdu Language Books for Kids Enhance Connection, Cognition and Mental Health

Masooma Aftab and her husband, Hamid Rizvi, noticed their kids hesitated to speak Urdu with family and friends, and knew...



How Music Therapy Can Become Medicine for Hospital Patients

This palliative care nurse shows how music therapy can ease patient pain, decrease anxiety and help loved ones connect.


How to Have a Financial Intervention—for Your Aging Parent

Discussing finances with aging family members can be fraught—as my siblings and I learned during a recent emergency “intervention” with...


22 Picks for a Fuss-Free Flight

Your next time up in the air will be a much more pleasant experience with these must-haves on hand.


Six Ways to Manage Caregiver Burnout

Caregiving demands physical, mental and emotional stamina. To give the best care to your loved one, start with caring for...


Prone to Bruises? Here’s How this Daisy Doppelgänger Can Help You Heal

Arnica montana is a plant that's been used for medicinal purposes for five centuries—but many of us still don’t know...


The Allure of Romance Novels

Sexy romance books are all over TikTok, which has led to a surge in demand for such spicy reads. Here's...

Inside the Apartment Where Researchers Study How to Age in Place

Get a tour of the "home within a lab," where new products to help keep seniors safe—like cameras, motion sensors...


A Former Mayor-Turned-Doctor on Second Careers and Being a Lifelong Learner

Karina Pillay on going to medical school mid-life and becoming a family doctor after leading her small town through a...


We Need to Talk More About Fertility

Here, women open up about their fertility journeys in an effort to help and support others facing barriers to build...


How One Woman Connects to Her Culture Through Gardening

Ronke Edoho grows ingredients at her home in Saskatoon that are hard to source in Canada but are essential to...


I Joined the Navy Reserves at 51

After a tough divorce, I needed a new career. So I bought new running shoes, got two giant bags of...


This Is How I Carry on After My Husband’s Terminal ALS Diagnosis

Kelsie Snow on clinical trials, terminal diagnoses, holding onto hope and going public with her husband’s devastating ALS diagnosis at...