Erin McWatters

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Clearing the clouds of depression

<i>The Essay is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at tgam.ca/essayguide.</i><p>Something I have come to know as true is that there is a chemistry of contentment. I cannot weigh or measure it, nor can the science and medicine of our time.<p>I came into the …

Gen X, Gen Y May Be Too Confident About House, Kids And Retirement

TORONTO - Take off the rose-coloured glasses, Generation X and Generation Y.<p>That's the message from the Bank of Montreal Wealth Institute, which says …

Seven days, seven salads: See if you can do better than these delicious lunches

(Tad Seaborn for The Globe and Mail<p>1. Virtuous Greens<p>Kale and Brussels sprouts team up in what may (surprisingly) become one of your favourite combinations. Tender textures and bright, fresh notes from the lemon deliver lots of flavour, and matchstick strips of Granny Smith apple add a tart …

Soup Recipes: 5 Soups To Eat From Monday To Friday

WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Soups<p>Soups are comforting, easy to make and taste best during those cold, cold winter nights. Not only can they be …

Cecil Chao, Hong Kong Billionaire, Doubles Reward To Any Man Who Can Turn Lesbian Daughter Straight

A Hong Kong billionaire is so serious about making his lesbian daughter straight, he has doubled his original offer to any man who can get the job …

The Best YouTube Workouts to Make You Sweat

Photo: YouTube<p>There's a stigma against YouTube workouts. I get it. I too used to be a little wary of them—but then I grew up and got busy and moved somewhere cold. And since then I've learned to love a YouTube routine, especially on days when I'm realistically not going to do anything at all. See: …

Fitness

Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You

If you <i>don't</i> snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep can wreak havoc from head to toe. In fact, one study published last year showed that just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night resulted in changes to more than 700 genes. That's alarming news, considering nearly half of Americans don't …

Math wrath: Parents and teachers demanding a return to basic skills

A grassroots movement of parents and educators is pressing provincial governments across the country to make immediate changes to the way math is being taught.<p>To battle poor math scores, parents in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia started petitions over the Christmas holidays asking …

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Lisa Robin Kelly died of multiple drug intoxication

A drug overdose killed the sitcom star while she was in rehab.<p>A drug overdose claimed another Hollywood life, according to reports on multiple celebrity gossip sites today.<p>Lisa Robin Kelly died accidentally of multiple drug intoxication, the Los Angeles County coroner's office ruled. The former …

Justin Bieber Shares Photo Of Selena Gomez, Basically Proving They're Back Together

Well, this basically proves it.<p>After they were spotted riding Segways together earlier this week, Justin Bieber posted a sweet photo of him and Selena Gomez on Instagram, writing, "Love the way you look at me." So they're back together, right?<p>In the selfie, the 21-year-old singer has her arms …

Ke$ha: Signs That She Was Struggling Before Rehab

Ke$ha always knew that she didn’t fit in the conventional pop star mold, but the singer insisted she was okay with that.<p>“I remember every person who …

Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

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Kinder Morgan pulls Trans Mountain pipeline ads during election campaign

Kinder Morgan will pull advertising for its proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion during the federal election campaign, after a British Columbia New Democrat seeking reelection complained about a flurry of ads in local newspapers.<p>Kennedy Stewart sent a letter to Canada's elections commissioner …

Shirley Lewis-McFarlane Death Probed By Jamaican Police

SAINT ANN, Jamaica - Police in Jamaica are investigating the death of a 53-year-old Canadian woman whose body was found Monday afternoon.<p>A report on …

3 Diets That Do More Harm Than Good

By Corrie Pikul<p>They're not only ineffective in the long term, but they often have unexpected health consequences.<p><b>The Week of Magical Fasting: Diets Made Up of Just One (Very Healthy) Thing</b><p>The method: For several days in a row, you eat nothing but the one food (cabbage soup, grapefruit), food group …

Best Places to Travel in Canada: 2014

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- The word is sesquicentennial and Canadians and visitors to the country are going to hear lots about it, and a few will even learn …