Rosie Minden

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Most Difficult things about Blogging…

Writing is not easy. You get an idea, and you now started writing, you were good with your words when suddenly the flow or the rhythm of writing …

Writing

11 Ways Tai Chi Can Benefit Your Health

1. Reduces stress<p>One of the main benefits of tai chi is its ability to reduce stress and anxiety, though most evidence is anecdotal.<p>In 2018, one …

Tai Chi

After months of feeling 'lost' in Canada, Syrian refugee Hussam Alahmad lands dream job

Hussam Alahmad's eyes light up when he talks about cars.<p>"It's a RAV-4 SUV, five passenger — let's talk about the features inside," he says, smiling …

Toronto

How tai chi can offer lessons in management

I’m a student of Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi arts, and was surprised at one point when it gave me an unexpected lesson in management after my instructor at the time returned from a long holiday. The instructor replacing him – who is equally proficient – had been working on a key exercise known as …

Ground zero in the battle to stop the Phoenix pay virus from spreading

No one thought it would come to this.Miramichi and Shediac should have been working in tandem. Instead, two years after the launch of the unfortunate …

Chef who butchered a deer leg in front of vegan protesters: 'We won't change'

Chefs say they source animal products with care – but opponents argue there’s no such thing as ethical meat. Is there any hope for common ground?<p>On 27 March, Michael Hunter stepped out of the kitchen at Antler Kitchen and Bar, the downtown Toronto restaurant which he co-owns, wearing an apron and …

Activism

Bad wine, worse food and lingering silences: my three weeks of dinner party hell

Emma Beddington is the first to admit she’s an awful host. So can she conquer her fear of dinner parties?<p>When I moved into my first flat, one of my earliest purchases was Nigella Lawson’s <i>How to Eat</i><i>.</i> I was on the cusp of adulthood, and it encapsulated everything I imagined my new grown-up life would …

Dining Rooms

The Finest Blogging Tips From Top Writers That Really Work

Is this going to be worth your time? A local ad has a tagline, “I guarantee it.” Tempted to use it with two extra words — “I guarantee it for …

Lakeith Smith Gets 65 Years for Death of 16-Year-Old Killed by Police

Much has been made of the fact that a black teenager laughed openly in court before being sentenced to 65 years in prison.<p>But the brutal truth of it …

Are baby boomers about to crash long-term care?

<i>First Person is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at</i> tgam.ca/essayguide.<p>Elvis parked his battered Corolla in the visitor lot and entered the building. He was not an army-trim Elvis, but a paunchy, mutton-chop Elvis in a sequined sausage casing of …

Brazil takes stock of life after Lula as former president jailed

Brazil is taking stock of life after Lula: The former president who had a profound impact on its modern history began a 12-year jail sentence on the weekend.<p>Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, known universally by his nickname, rose from poverty to the presidency and worked to improve the lives of the most …

This Martial Arts Practice Is Up 189% on Pinterest, and We Know Why

Tai chi might conjure up visions of elderly people in a park or simply slowly moving your hands in soft waves–but there’s much more to it than that. …

Rex Murphy: Cheers for the meat-eating hero who took on ‘privileged’ vegan bullies

To set the scene, let’s go with the first paragraph (slightly) edited from a National Post story with the fetching headline “Toronto chef butchers, …

Madeleine Thien: ‘I can read a book over years, and not feel I have to finish it’

The Canadian writer wishes she’d written Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities and was moved by Robert Macfarlane’s The Wild Places<p><b>The book I am currently reading</b><i><br>Fathers and Sons.</i> Turgenev’s novel of generational politics, violence and the desire for change was published more than 150 years ago, but …

Books

Cantabria: discovering Spain’s little-visited north coast

Sitting pretty on the Iberian Peninsula’s north coast, tiny Cantabria offers a completely different vision of Spain. Still largely unknown to outsiders – Spanish tourists here outnumber foreigners 4 to 1 – this invitingly green region offers astounding variety in a relatively small space.<p>Tucked …

European Travel

Here's Emma Gonzalez's Gut-Wrenching March for Our Lives Speech in Full

"Fight for your life before it’s somebody else’s job."<p>Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez has become a powerful activist, and when she took the stage to speak at today's March for Our Lives in D.C., the crowd was moved by her stunning speech, which lasted 6 minutes and 23 seconds, the length …

Malala Yousafzai

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

Literature

The NRA's Strategic Blunder

How the gun lobby created the movement that threatens to swamp it.<p>You had to be there.<p>As Americans took to the streets Saturday, defying a political order that, in Washington and many state capitals, has allowed extremists to write gun laws, the bodies -- of both the dead and the living who marched …

Guns

10 books you need to devour this month

From Sujata Massey's A Murder On Malabar Hill to Eleven Ways To Love<p>“I read to know more about myself and other people, to dive into the wider world …

11 Incredible TV Shows That No One's Talking About

We're bringing the buzz for these unsung gems<p><i>Game of Thrones</i>, <i>Stranger Things</i>, <i>Black Mirror</i>... yadda yadda yadda.<p>If you're looking for some new pub ammo, we recommend checking out these 12 brilliant TV shows and recommending them to all your friends. Talk up these underrated gems and everyone will …

TV

Edmonton’s Islamic community helping homeless stay warm

A group of Edmontonians were dropping off winter clothing and other essentials at shelters on Saturday for the city’s homeless.<p><b>READ MORE: Boyle</b> …

Edmonton

When Deportation Is a Death Sentence

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the U.S. may face violence and murder in their home countries. What happens when they are forced to return?<p>On June 9, 2009, just after 2 <i>A.M.</i>, Laura S. left the restaurant where she waitressed, in Pharr, Texas, and drove off in her white Chevy. She was in an …

Immigration

What happens when Trump targets you on Twitter

Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman was setting off on a let’s-forget-about-Trump road trip with his wife on the morning of July 7, loading up the family Subaru for a trip to all of the national parks in Utah.<p>“We’re listening to music in the car, not paying attention to our phones,” Podesta …

Donald Trump

Before You Take Ibuprofen, Try This

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen are widely used to treat pain and don’t require a prescription. But recent …

The End of Trump and the End of Days

To travel the liberal byways of social media over recent weeks was to learn that Donald Trump was on the precipice of axing Robert Mueller and was likely to use the days just before Christmas, when we were distracted by eggnog and mistletoe, to lower the blade.<p>Christmas has come. Christmas has …

Donald Trump

Hero who thwarted racist Canada Line attack receives ‘best Christmas gift ever’

A young man hailed as a “hero” for thwarting an alleged racist attack against a Muslim teen on the Canada Line received a Christmas surprise, thanks …

100 Books Amazon Thinks You Should Read Before You Die

If your New Year's resolution is to read more in 2018 but don't know where to start, Amazon editors have got you covered. They've put together a list …

Learning a new language changes the way you perceive reality

Learning a new language is a humbling process, because it basically means accepting that every word you know is wrong. The elaborate lexicon you’ve developed over the years suddenly becomes useless: the movie quotes you know, your street slang, old-fashioned words you ironically use—everything …

Language

The Man Booker International Prize is awarded annually to a single work of international fiction that has been translated into English and published in the UK. The 2017 longlist of thirteen works was announced on March 15, 2017, followed by the shortlist on April 20. Below

The Man Booker International Prize is awarded annually to a single work of international fiction that has been translated into English and published …

Books

This is what the hours after being deported look like

Less than 48 hours ago, Luz María was removed from the US after 25 years. She’s now in Tijuana, the bustling border city that has become the land of the deported<p>Luz María Hernández gazes blankly across the shaded courtyard, clutching a cellphone in one hand and a sodden handkerchief in the other. …

Immigration