What to do with your tax refund

Save it, spend it, or do a bit of both – we’ve got ways that may help you stretch your tax refund. While not everyone looks forward to tax time (who really likes filling out forms anyways?), for many Canadians it means they can expect a refund on money paid in taxes. Whether it’s from…

5 essential mental health tips for kids

By Dialogue A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health. And while not all mental health issues can be prevented, there are steps you can take. Good mental health is an important part of healthy child development. It helps them build positive behaviour, emotional, social and communication skills. It also lays…

What is biohacking and how can it help you?

Biohacking is do-it-yourself biology—when people, often referred to as biohackers, make changes to their lifestyles to make improvements to their overall health and well-being. If you’ve heard the term before, you might immediately start to think of sci fi-esque embedded technology meant to enhance human performance. And that’s for a good reason—more extreme biohackers leverage biotechnology…

5 types of foods that can protect the heart

This article is provided by Heart & Stroke. Try these dietary choices to support your heart health Your heart health is influenced by what foods you consume on a regular basis. Improving your diet can make a real difference to your cardiovascular system. Almost 80% of premature heart attacks and strokes can be prevented through lifestyle…

The unexpected benefits of reading

Reading is essential in everyday life—we read every time we communicate via email or text, pay bills, or even navigate traffic. But did you know that reading for personal enjoyment and learning is good (and low-cost!) entertainment but can also bring many other benefits? Here are some ways that losing yourself in a good book…

What are superfoods and their health benefits?

Rich in vitamins and nutrients, superfoods can help amp up your diet and increase your energy. By Anna Sharratt You’ll likely find rows of superfoods in most grocery stores these days. These products promise a range of health benefits, whether it’s a nutrient-packed cereal, fermented beverage or a supplement. You might have also noticed your…

What are economic indicators?

Have you ever wondered how financial experts make their assumptions of how the economy is likely to perform over a certain time period? Where do they get their information from, is it reliable and how can it help predict what might happen in the future? Analysts have a range of economic data at their disposal that, when…

Looking for a relaxing vacation? Try disconnecting

By Joy Blenman Trying to keep up with work while you’re on vacation can be more stressful than not going away at all. Here’s how to disconnect and get the rest you need. Many of us start the first few moments of the day on our phones. We check the messages we received while we…

5 parenting tips for blended families

By Sun Life Staff It can be tricky to establish new bonds and connect with step-kids. But it’s not impossible. Here’s how you can make it happen. Falling in love when you’ve already had kids means bringing two families together. Figuring out life as a blended family can be an exciting – and at times…

How to stay youthful at any age

There’s something fun about selecting a flattering filter and seeing your skin magically look flawless and youthful—it’s all in good fun, right? But chances are there are days when even the most powerful photo filter doesn’t have you feeling vibrant and youthful. There might actually be days when you feel a lot older than you…

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