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The next time you see your doctor, don’t be surprised if they tell you to take a hike. They mean it in the best possible way: spend more time outdoors, especially in natural settings like parks and forests.
The COVID-19 crisis has evoked a range of difficult emotions, from stress and anxiety to fear and loneliness. As we approach the pandemic’s six-month mark, Canadians are worried about health, isolation, finances, employment and what the future will look like.
Coping strategies can help. Previously, we’ve shared tips about COVID-19-related caregiver anxiety. Below are several more resources – most of them free – designed to help you regain your emotional balance and foster resilience.
When people hear “virtual reality,” they often think of video gaming. That’s one of the technology’s most popular applications, but virtual reality (VR) has found its way into many other fields, such as health care, sports, business, science, education and the arts. And, as the technology improves and becomes more affordable, its users are growing in both number and diversity. Today, seniors are among VR’s greatest enthusiasts – and tech companies are eager to cater to their needs and wishes....
How big is your digital footprint? For readers not familiar with this term, it means all the traces you leave behind, deliberately or not, when you use the Internet. As more and more of our lives move online, our footprints keep expanding – and they will certainly outlive us. Here’s what you should know about your digital legacy.
We asked author Ann Hui how writing Chop Suey Nation changed her perspective on food, family and being Canadian
At this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, my family will dig into a big, juicy turkey… with side helpings of spring rolls, fried noodles and sashimi. This multicultural mélange is typical of holiday gatherings on both sides of my Chinese-Canadian family. Whether it’s Christmas, Easter, Lunar New Year or a summertime barbecue, the buffet table groans under a hodge-podge of Asian and Western dishes.
What DIY projects have you got lined up for the cottage this summer? Whether your goal is a birdhouse or a boathouse, you’ll likely have building materials left over. After repurposing and recycling whatever you can, here’s how to dispose of the rest safely.
We know what you’re thinking: “A Hotsheet on spelling and grammar mistakes? Isn’t that what spell-checkers are for?” Yes, but spelling and grammar checkers have limitations.
If you were to die suddenly, what would happen to your kids? This is a scenario no parent wants to think about, but preparing for it could spare your family a great deal of delay, expense and even conflict as they navigate their new reality without you.
People who help others feel good about their actions—and studies show that their health gets a boost, too.
Fraud is the number one crime committed against older Canadians, according to the federal government. Anyone can fall victim to a scam, but con artists often target seniors because they tend to be home during the day, they’re more trusting, and they don’t have friends or family nearby to intervene...
Are some of the cottagers in your clan heading into their golden years? Easy, inexpensive upgrades can help prolong their time at the lake.