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56 timeless hikes you can do all year round near Vancouver

Winter is here, but that’s no reason to stop hiking, especially when Metro Vancouver and beyond has so many trails to see our coast, lakes, rivers, …

This Is the Best Selling Hair Dryer on Amazon

Buying a new hair dryer can be more complicated than just going to the store and grabbing one off the shelves. Not only does it need to be in budget …

These Are the Chores Your Child Should Be Doing This Year Based on Their Age

If you're a mama who feels like she's doing literally everything around the house, including picking up after your very capable kids, we know how you …

Thumb Sucking: How My Son Kicked the Habit

Frequent and chronic sucking on thumbs, fingers, or pacifiers can cause traumatic changes to a child's bite. Here's what helped one mom's big kid stop thumb-sucking.<p>Ever since my son Ian started sucking his thumb as a baby, I knew that one day he would have to stop. Still, I was in no rush to force …

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Imagine How You'll Feel on January 18 (if You Start a 100-Day Goal on October 10) | Inc.com

Recently, I wrote about how 100 days is the perfect amount of time to achieve a key life goal. It's enough time to accomplish something big--but short enough to be able to see the finish line from the start, and to discourage procrastination.<p>I've done these kinds of 100-day challenges a few times: …

Motivation

How To Stop Choking: Three Out Of Four Parents Would Not Be Able To Save Their Baby

Just 24% of parents surveyed had the skills to help.<p>Three out of four parents in the UK would not be able to save their baby from choking, a study …

Why Buddhism is true

Robert Wright on the wisdom of mindfulness meditation.<p>Robert Wright, the best-selling author of <i>The Moral Animal</i> and <i>The Evolution of God</i>, has written a new book titled <i>Why Buddhism is True</i><i>.</i> Don’t be put off by the audacious title, though.<p>Wright isn’t proselytizing or implying that other religions are …

I miss you. But I don't want you anymore!

These days I sit solemnly or with a book. I am quite active on social media. I even want to stalk you, but I don’t really wish to meet you or even …

Why staying together ‘for the sake of the kids’ is the worst thing that parents can do

opinion<p>Writer at sexdeathrocknroll.com - passionate advocate of growing older disgracefully. Tweet me: @violetfenn<p><b>When I announced that I was</b> …

Parenting

10 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Help You Overcome Your Fears | Inc.com

What are you afraid of?<p>This question is one that holds back many people from their ultimate potential.<p>Whether you are an entrepreneur who is fearful of taking the next step, a professional who is scared of changing careers or a single mother afraid of the struggle to make ends meet, every person …

Motivation

If You Want to Succeed, You Need to Hit Rock Bottom First | Inc.com

I'm going to ask you to recollect what you consider to be your greatest challenge to date. Not one that simply stretched your mind but one that drained your soul. Got it? Good.<p>If it's not one you're going through right now then try, as best you can, to take a moment and put yourself back in the …

Motivation

Usher Carpool Karaoke is 13 minutes of sweet, sweet happiness

Despite the fact it's called "Carpool Karaoke", Usher and James Corden probably spend just as much time out of the car as they do in it in this …

Top Tips for Traveling With a Baby

Traveling with a baby can be daunting. You might worry that your child will cry during the entire flight. Or, perhaps you’ll be concerned that he or …

How staying single could actually improve your health

"I never wanted to get married. Living single was my happily ever after," DePaulo, a psychologist at the University of California Santa Barbara and a pioneer for the single life, said at a TEDx Talk this spring.<p>DePaulo has studied singles like herself for more than a decade, and her findings …

How to Finally Start Living on Your Own Terms | Inc.com

1. Stop consuming caffeine.<p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is they don't. Actually, we've become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we're off it, we underperform and become incapable.<p>Isn't this absurd?<p>In his book, <i>The</i> …

Self-improvement

One Sleepless Night You'll Ask Yourself: Should I Get A Divorce?

Maybe this breaking point in your life is an opportunity for you to get to know yourself, possibly for the first time in your life.<p>Do you toss and …

Being Rejected Sucks, Here's How to Cope

A sexuality educator, dating coach, philosopher, and more give their best advice to handle heartbreak.<p>It can be overwhelming to be ghosted, dumped, or not have your feelings reciprocated, and trying to figure out the reason it went down—Did I text too frequently? Was I too forward on our last date? …

25 Awesome Day Trips from Vancouver, BC

25 Awesome Day trips from VancouverIf you’ve visited Vancouver, chances are you’ve walked around Stanley Park’s infamous seawall, wandered around the …

21 beautiful waterfalls you need to visit around Vancouver

It’s that time again, when we go hunting for mountains, lakes, trails and beaches around Vancouver, to bask in the great outdoors in glorious …

I've taken my kids all over the world — here's my foolproof strategy to get you through a flight with a baby

While planning a trip to Italy with my almost 1-year-old baby, I remember dreading the 8.5-hour flight more than any other aspect of the trip.<p>The idea of packing a car seat, stroller, suitcase, and diaper bag full of toys and then entertaining my very active daughter for hours in a confined setting …

Parenting

Six mindfulness techniques for physicians

What goes through your mind in the moment before you walk into the room to see your next patient? A flurry of thoughts about all the patients you've …

Mindfulness

Tip: Improve Shoulder Health With This Move

Improve your posture and your big overhead lifts with this mobility drill. Check it out.<p>The best mobility drills are ones that work to the point of …

The One Product You Should Actually Buy From the Most Expensive Skincare Brands

Having a vanity topped with La Mer, La Prairie, and Eve Lom is like having a closet full of Chanel and Givenchy—it just makes you feel damn fancy. …

Skin Care

The science behind why you should never take your children on foreign holidays

As a parent you may want every holiday to be a new adventure – but your kids almost certainly do not, according a one of Britain’s leading child psychologists.<p>“Consistency is all when they’re small," says Oliver James. “In holidays as in every other respect.”<p>Earlier this year family adventures like …

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The 8 Coolest TED Talks on Psychology

Humans, we all know, are strange, irrational, beautiful creatures who often act in weird and wonderful ways. That makes us hard to deal with …

The favorite books of 10 millionaires and billionaires

From entrepreneurs and media tycoons, to international superstars and the president himself, here are 10 books that should be required reading for anyone looking to improve their lives.

How to use a foam roller to transform body, posture

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably familiar with the foam roller, or more specifically, health- and wellness-minded people’s obsession with the foam roller. Allow us to introduce you to structural integrative specialist and Goop’s resident alignment guru, Lauren Roxburgh. The …

This Is How a Nike Master Trainer Spends 15 Minutes at the Gym

Finding the time to squeeze a gym session into your day can be a challenge, so when you get there, you want to make every minute count. If your go-to …

Exercise

The Legacy of a Narcissistic Parent

When Dr. Robin Berman was first establishing her own practice, she intended to work solely with kids—until she realized that she couldn’t do much for …