Crystal Simmons

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5 epic hiking trails near Toronto

Toronto has some excellent hiking options, but those willing to drive about an hour out of the city are treated to some of the most spectacular …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Camping in Canada – Creepy Story

Scariest moment of my life happened while my friend and I were camping in eastern Canada as teenagers. We decided to sleep in this abandoned camper …

The Most Important Thing For A Long Term Relationship That Many People Overlook

Long term commitment, communication and relationship advice on whether or not we are compatible in this day and age.

The psychology of bad decision making: How to stop choosing the wrong thing

Varun woke up to the sound of his ringing alarm. “Oh no!” he panicked. He had an exam to write in less than an hour and he was not at all prepared. …

Understanding why some people take their lives – and some don’t | The Star

Arthur Sommer Rotenberg was a doctor in Toronto with a promising career. He had a large, loving family and was both studious and athletic, once …

Five Tips That Might Save Your Life In a Knife Attack

Nobody wants to face a knife-wielding assailant, especially if you’re unarmed, but these five tips might help you defend yourself long enough to …

10 Life Lessons to Excel in Your 30s

A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s.<p>But I did something else. I sent an email out to …

Self-improvement

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

Top Dollar Store Organizing Products

As many of you know I love buying organizing products at the dollar store to use around my house to contain my things. I have always said and I’ll …

17 Simple Rules for Getting Organized and Decluttered

What would it take to get your life decluttered and organized? That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts …

Minimalism

Your Brain Feels Like Tofu

Brain surgeon Katrina Firlik compares the brain's texture to that of soft tofu in her book, "Another Day in the Frontal Lobe." (She also says that …

The Brain

Here's how much work your brain can handle before needing a break

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The 8-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor …

6 Mind-Set Changes To Help You Make A Fresh Start

Adjust your expectations before setting out. The outcome can fall short of your ideal and still count as success.<p>Sure, you’ve set some New Year’s resolutions and told yourself this is going to be the year when you actually follow through with them. But more often than not, we fail, but not because …

Self-improvement

11 Reasons Men Love Being in a Relationship

The Women's Health Guy Next Door assures us that not all dudes are lone wolves.<p>Bachelorhood has its perks, but no guy wants to spend his whole life in the dating pool. Eventually the water becomes cold, our fingertips become wrinkled, and we start to suspect that somebody’s peeing in the water. …

20 Easy, Everyday Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life in 2016

<b>1. Write down three things you're grateful for every day.</b> Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you're thankful for reminds you that you already have many of the things you want -- and that's worth celebrating.<p><b>2. Gossip less.</b> Frequent gossiping can be detrimental to your relationships and …