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Why I keep dancing as time marches on

<i>This is the first instalment of a new column, exclusive to The Globe.</i><p>I recently turned 50. And it was just that, a turn. A gentle turn, a little shift, nothing dramatic or scary. Certainly not the morass of middle-aged torpor I'd been girding my loins for.<p>I entered my 40s weeping, because I didn't …

Here's An Easy Way To Donate $1 To Charity Every Day

Any expert will tell you that if you’re going to give to charity, make sure to do your due diligence. And a lot of it.<p>But since researching a nonprofit’s overhead expenses, IRS filings and watchdog ratings is hardly the fun part of giving back, a new group has committed its mission to doing the …

What I’m really thinking: the charity fundraiser

‘I listen patiently to some of the world’s richest people talking about their art collections and their houses, and catch myself thinking about all the children in the world who die of diarrhoea’<p>Many people I meet are in the world’s richest 1%. It’s a challenging experience and more often than not …

Checkout donations: Poor transparency about where the money goes

Asking for charitable donations at the checkout counter may help retail stores bring in a lot of money for charity, but it’s not always easy to find …

How your brain heals itself

Groundbreaking research offers new hope for people with chronic pain, multiple sclerosis and more<p>A South African man with Parkinson’s disease, a …

Multiple Sclerosis

Alzheimer’s drug linked to rare but serious side effects

Two rare but serious side effects have been added to the prescribing information for the Alzheimer's drug donepezil, Health Canada said Wednesday.<p>The prescription medication has been linked to a muscle breakdown called rhabdomyolysis and the neurological disorder NMS (neuroleptic malignant …

I can’t think of putting my aging parents in a home. Where do I start for in-home options? - Canada Q&A

Thinstock<p>From Bruno T., Toronto<p>Bruno in Toronto writes, “My parents are aging and I can’t think of putting them in a home. In the unfortunate event that they fall ill or require care as they get older, what options are available for care in their own home? How does someone begin to search for such …

Living in the cloud of Alzheimer's

With Alzheimer’s in his family, Jay Ingram’s search for answers is both professional and personal<p>Do the math. Well within the next 20 years, all over …

Protecting a mother's memories from Alzheimer’s: Book review

Mother-daughter Alice in Wonderland-like exchanges underline this remarkable child-as-parental-caregiver memoir, writes Anne Kingston<p><i>THE LONG HELLO:</i> …

Captain of top dairy producer Saputo stands tall between the posts

Lino Saputo Jr. is in his element patrolling the crease.<p>The 48-year-old delights in his position as goaltender, stopping pucks on a garage-league team at his family's luxury sports complex that rents the ice for $300 an hour in prime time. Not too far from the arena is the head office of Saputo …

Beetle battle pits homeowners against flooring firms

Homeowners in Paradise, N.L., are seeking compensation following a rare insect infestation in their hardwood flooring, but the Newfoundland and …

Flooring

21 Things To Stop Giving A Shit About In 2015

As we enter a new year, there are many things to keep in mind: mantras to live by, resolutions to make, new goals to set. But January is also a great time to take stock of the things we're wasting time, energy and stress on, and to, in the oft-quoted words of Elsa from "Frozen": "Let it go."<p><b>Below</b> …

What matters more in university? GPA or friendship?

For those pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees, December was the month of exams and essays, where achieving – or perhaps salvaging – a satisfactory GPA was front of mind.<p>December was also the month when many of us stepped back and reflected about the year that was and the one soon to come. …

If we want better students, end the 19th-century ‘grading game’

<i>Elyse Watkins of Toronto is currently an International Education Policy master's student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education</i><p>Since elementary school, I knew that grades mattered – a lot. I was a keen student who spent most of my schooling chasing after the highest marks and beating myself up …

Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …

No sex please—it’s boring

‘Believing that love isn’t fully there unless sex is desired, too, is like believing a tailless dog is never happy’<p><i>Updated Jan. 28, 2018</i><p>On her …

Increased pressures, class sizes taking their toll on faculties in academia

In academia, December is the cruellest month.<p>It's the time of year when professors, long believed to be persons of substantial leisure, mark hundreds of exams and essays, write course outlines for the winter term, battle deadlines for recommendation letters and try to catch up on their own research.<p>…

Stop Alzheimer’s with five golden rules of brain health: Dementia risk drops by a third with tweaks: study

LONDON — Following four out of five golden rules for healthy living lowers the risk of developing dementia by more than a third, a British study has …

The key to happiness? Achievement and enjoyment every day

Jim Bird owns the domain worklifebalance.com. After the Atlanta consultant bought it 20 years ago for his new company, it didn't seem such a hot idea. Even human resources officials weren't all that aware of the issue. "You had to explain the term then," he recalls. "But now you don't. You only …

15 Things All Dads of Daughters Should Know

"I feel sorry for you when they become teenagers." "Dude, you're surrounded by women." "What did you do to deserve that?"<p>Being a dad of four daughters (we also have one son), I hear stuff like this almost daily. And honestly, I'm the one who feels sorry for people who think this way.<p>Having …

Want to lose a few pounds? Try these simple changes to your daily routine

Jennifer Garner recently admitted on <i>The Ellen DeGeneres Show</i> that she does indeed have a baby bump.<p>"I am not pregnant, but I have had three kids and there is a bump," the actress said. "From now on, ladies, I will have a bump, and it will be my baby bump. It's not going anywhere."<p>In other words, …

What exercises should I do if I have osteoporosis?

<b>The question:</b> I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. My doctor says I have to exercise. What exercises should I do?<p>Osteoporosis is a condition where one or more of your bones has lower-than-optimal density. The good news is that bone is actually an active tissue, so an appropriate exercise …

Gen Y money: Why a car will likely be my last ‘adult purchase’

<i>Thanks for reading our Gen Y money blog, where a recent grad chronicles her real-life journey to becoming a financially independent adult.</i><p>Between job hunting and paying off my student debt, I've been living a pretty frugal lifestyle over the past couple of years. In fact, I've gotten so used to …

14 High-Fibre Foods You Should Be Eating Every Day

Canadian should be eating twice as much fibre as they usually do: the recommended daily intake of dietary fibre is between 25 and 40 grams a day for …

5 Amazing Things Your Brain Does While You Sleep

We spend a third of our lives sleeping, an activity as crucial to our health and well-being as eating. But exactly <i>why</i> we need sleep hasn't always been clear. We know that sleep makes us feel more energized and improves our mood, but what's really happening in the brain and body when we're at …

On campus: Sorry, Gen Y, don't get your hopes up

Traditional life cycle of the adult Canadian: Graduate from college or university, rent a place, buy a car, get married, buy a house, have kids, buy a bigger house, coast into retirement.<p>Generation Y, don't get your hopes up. Your parents' life may look like this, but yours will probably be …

Are the promises of ‘brain game’ gains too good to be true?

Nearly 750,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or some form of cognitive impairment. By 2031, that number could shoot as high as 1.4-million, according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.<p>The rapidly rising rates are causing more people to be aware of, and concerned about, …