Even matching jumpers can’t fix some disagreements.
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An expert’s tips for understanding social pitfalls and how to navigate them during a tense time of year.
Family traditions and being present provide children with trusted, safe, secure, loving experiences and relationships that are important for their healthy development and future self.
Parenting is difficult and there can be added pressure and stress during holidays. Creating safe, secure, loving environments and being present with your children is the greatest gift you can give.
You might think it’s fine to have a few with friends before heading for a night out, but alcohol-related harms actually increase with pre-drinking.
Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
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A new survey suggests three ways consumers are behaving like the US economy is in crisis, which may become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Bridget deals with a ‘pervy’ uncle and advances from her boss in Bridget Jones Diary (2001).
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The next time there’s a scene that makes light of gendered violence, pause and ask: what is really being shown here? Is this really all that funny or is it minimizing actual violence?
The average American’s consumption of stuff has doubled in the past 50 years.
A big part of coming to terms with consumption and climate change involves acknowledging the inordinate consumption and climate impact of the wealthy.
In the highly competitive toy industry, companies often take too long to issue safety recalls.
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How safe is the toy you may be buying for someone this Christmas? New research suggests that toy companies often take too long to issue recalls after they become aware of safety hazards.
Smartwatches are becoming popular gifts for children and teens.
As someone who’s been researching e-wearables as a means to teach children about mental health for over 10 years, I’ve seen some alarming unintended consequences with their use.
Young children are rolling up their sleeves to get vaccinated, protecting themselves against COVID-19 and helping to curb the pandemic.
The participation of five-to-11-year-old children in vaccination programs will make 90 per cent of the population eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Play is integral to how children process and understand their experiences.
Supporting play begins with parents attending to their own wellness and seeing children as drivers of their own play.
The pandemic has served as a reminder that unexpected events can change our life plans, and has also made it difficult to plan for 2021.
New Year’s resolutions are usually an opportunity to think about long-term goals. The uncertainty and restrictions of COVID-19 make 2021 a good year to focus on ways to help yourself in the short-term.
This pandemic year has prompted a lot of reinvention and food favourites are no exception, including the traditional tourtière.
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Culinary invention is a reinterpretation of heritage. The success of the tourtine in this pandemic year suggests that we feel the need to rethink the traditional dishes of the holiday season.
People who already experience social barriers and poorer mental health status are especially vulnerable during a socially distant holiday season.
People in high-risk groups are already more likely to be experiencing negative mental health effects during the pandemic. Spending the holidays isolated from family and friends may make matters worse.
Plant-based alternative foods have grown in popularity, but it’s important to read the labels to know if they’re healthy.
Plant-based diets can be healthy but ingredients matter. Heavily processed meat substitutes can be high in saturated fats and sodium.
Tools from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) may help manage unpleasant emotions during lockdown stress.
As the world faces a second wave of COVID-19 lockdowns, we need new strategies to handle pandemic stress that go beyond basic self-care.
People wearing face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 walk past a window display at a store in downtown Vancouver on Dec. 13, 2020.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing has become more than a safety regulation for those working in retail — it’s a sign of respect and an acknowledgement that they’re people too.
This holiday season, be kind to yourself and others as you deal with excessive behaviours, like binge-watching or gaming.
With the pressures of the holidays, rising COVID-19 rates and social isolation, people can easily fall into addictive-like behaviours. Here are some ways to challenge ourselves and family.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shops at a Metro earlier this year before dropping the items in a bin destined for a food bank.
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The federal government’s response to the scourge of food insecurity must involve a lot more than just encouraging Canadians to donate canned goods. It must honour Canadians’ right to food.
A new perspective and approach may be required to get through this year’s pandemic-heavy holiday season.
Whether you mark holidays in December or not, typical winter customs are being disrupted by COVID-19. Here’s how to handle the changes.
Some movie fans who await Christmas Day movie openings will be stuck in the middle of cinema closures due to COVID-19 and streaming restrictions. Here, a still from ‘Wonder Woman 1984.’
Canadians won’t be able to stream ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ when it launches Christmas Day. Surfing streaming menus and reviews for what to watch and where may become a new Christmas movie tradition.