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Having trouble sleeping? If anxieties, fears and a disrupted routine arising from the COVID-19 pandemic are keeping you up at night, welcome to the club. So many us have lost sleep over the past year that medical experts have dubbed the phenomenon COVID-somnia.
To cope with pandemic stress, many people are turning to various methods of self-care. Many have found support through mental health services. Others are boosting their mood (and staying fit) with regular exercise, or by staying connected with family and friends. Many of us are also exploring other techniques, including mindfulness and meditation, to soothe our frazzled nerves.
Have you checked in recently with the men in your life – including friends, family members and co-workers – to ask how they’re doing? Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we could all use extra emotional support, but men are less likely to seek or receive it, and this can contribute to poor mental health.
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 global pandemic has changed our lives in many ways, big and small. The big ones include how we work, how we socialize and how we get around. In this blog post, we look at some of the smaller but still significant ways in which COVID-19 has affected our daily lives and habits.
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.
Today, I feel solidarity with Selena Gomez. Disney didn't make me a star and I've never dated Justin Bieber, but the 24-year-old singer and I have something in common: an incurable disease called lupus.
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and this year’s focus is devices – everything from phones and laptops to “smart home” technology. For many of us, these things have become constant companions. We use them for communication, web browsing, navigation, streaming, shopping, banking, work, fitness, health… the list goes on. We depend on our devices. They also depend on us. Digital threats are always lurking. Read on to see how you can protect your devices (and yourself) from harm.
Have you received a scam call (or two, or three) today? Most of us are familiar with these annoying calls, which try to fool us with a variety of ruses and threats. For the past several years, scammers posing as the Canada Revenue Agency, collection agencies, police, courts, banks, cybersecurity experts and other sources have attempted to intimidate and harass individuals and businesses into giving them money.
Virtual reality has found its way into many 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.