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When Times Get Tough, These 7 Ideas Could Help You Feel Better

Dr Kelly Neff, The Lucid Planet<p>Even the most balanced and connected people go through periods of stress, difficulties and struggles. Here are some …

Your job is a big waste of time

<b>The Process Mind</b><p><i>By Philip Kirby</i><p><i>(CRC Press, 289 pages, $50)</i><p>Imagine two teams of four people, each group sitting in a row, with four blank cards in front of the first person on each team. On Team A, the first person writes his name on each of the four cards, then passes the batch to the second person …

Dear Prudence: Help! I found my dead husband’s diary and it’s filled with yearnings for his ex-girlfriend

<i>Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, answers readers’ burning questions.</i><p><b>Q. Late Husband’s Diary:</b> I found my late husband’s box of diaries a few months …

Relationships

Real estate is no longer such a gusher for Alberta sellers

<i>This is the fourth in a series of stories looking at the challenges faced by different generations of people who are in the market for a home – from first-time buyers, to growing families, to boomers who are downsizing.</i><p>If Tasha Ptasinski had put her Calgary condo on the market last year before oil …

Canadian Real Estate

Seven shows you should be watching on Netflix

It's not all about <i>House of Cards</i>. It can't be. After you've gorged on all 13 episodes and figured out that Frank Underwood is, definitely, unspeakably evil, you're possibly wondering what else to watch on Netflix. Well, there's a lot. Some new, some classics, some gems cancelled too quickly, some …

Help women get to the top with these five questions

We've all seen the depressing statistics and heard the even more depressing stories about the lack of women in leadership roles, despite studies showing how much organizations gain from having a more balanced team at the top. We seem stuck, like a car in a snow drift, spinning our wheels, repeating …

This is how millennials want to be managed

Lisa Orrell is a hot property. The author of <i>Millennials Incorporated</i> is one of a handful of trainers and consultants who advise companies on leading the newest generation of workers.<p>"I've had more calls for seminars for managing millennials in the last two years than the previous five or six," says …

How Canada came to export a sex offender

For years, Canada bungled the infamous case of Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh. Then he travelled to Nepal where he was promptly charged, tried and …

Canada

What colour is the dress? White and gold or blue and black? Tumblr photo sparks unlikely online debate

[np_storybar title=”Why we don’t see the same dress: Vision is ambiguous — but usually not this ambiguous” …

University of Washington

Ghost Boy: Trapped in his own body, Martin Pistorius always had hope

In 1988, at the age of 12, South African Martin Pistorius – a happy, slightly shy boy with a love of Lego, electronics and Pookie, the family dog – came home from school with a sore throat, and within a year had lost his ability to speak, control his muscles, eat, drink, listen and see. Strapped …

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

Cooking

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Healthy Falafel Salad With Roasted Vegetables

Late winter is an awkward time for healthy eating. There is an heightened wish to eat healthier since the New Year--in theory. But the weather outside is colder than ever, and in reality your body still needs warming and nourishing foods. If you just *can't* bear to stick to a raw cleanse or have a …

Edmonton's Most Wanted, February 2015 (PHOTOS)

Recognize any of these faces, Edmonton?<p>The Edmonton Police Service has released an updated list of their most wanted for February 2015.<p>Some may be …

11 Dorky Canadian-Themed Valentine's Cards

Happy Valentine's Day, dear readers.<p>To show our appreciation for all of you, we've created these 11 Canadian-themed Valentine's cards. Share them …

Canada

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Multiple Sclerosis

7 Practical Healthy-Eating Tips Fit Celebrities Follow

Ever wonder how celebrities always look so fabulously fit? Many of Hollywood’s healthiest stars don’t follow a strict diet, but rather, have a few …

A ‘war on terrorism’? No thanks. There are smarter ways to meet the threat

Terrorism is a weapon of the weak. It aims to maim and to kill, but above all it seeks to provoke a more powerful opponent. A madman with a gun on Parliament Hill, conspirators dreaming of blowing up a bridge, a lunatic turning a car into a weapon – these can take life, but they are not an …

Political Science

Lives lived, unseen: Jewish ghetto life in Nazi-occupied Poland

Henryk Ross’s unexpected, often shocking, images of Jewish ghetto life get their first comprehensive show<p>In the summer of 1944, following Nazi orders …

Historical Photography

Welcome to Winnipeg, where Canada’s racism problem is at its worst

How the death of Tina Fontaine has finally forced the city to face its festering race problem.<p>“Oh Goddd how long are aboriginal people going to use …

Canada

Putting Canada on the map

Presenting a whole new way of looking at Canada and its people<p><i>For a different perspective on Canada,</i> Maclean’s <i>went to the maps. Drawing on a variety</i> …

Canada

Get a Flat Stomach—Fast!

<b>Eat Simply</b><br>Next time you're in a grocery store, pick up any boxed food and read the label. Chances are, it will have a few ingredients you recognize—wheat, sugar, salt—and a whole bunch you don't. These are the chemical additives that food scientists have cooked up not only to foil the spoilage …

Alberta oil firms keep pumping as prices collapse

Alberta oil producers are poised to pump more crude into a North American market already brimming with U.S. shale supplies and booming oil sands output, deepening a glut that has sent prices into a tailspin and hammered energy shares across the board.<p>The rapid slide in benchmark oil prices – U.S. …

Oil

6 Ways to Lose Weight Without Starving

Nutrition

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

<b>Limit Your Calorie Intake</b><br>Losing weight boils down to simple math. To lose one pound weekly, burn or cut out 3,500 calories in the course of seven days. That breaks down to 500 calories per day. It's difficult to cut out that many by dieting alone, especially for someone who loves to eat. The most …

Leaked CIA documents show how to beat airport security like a spy

A Wikileaks gift for both holiday travelers and terrorists<p>WikiLeaks has published a pair of internal CIA documents briefing undercover agents on how to dupe security at airports. The two documents — both classified as "Secret/NOFORN" meaning not to be shared with allied security agencies — give …

Transcript: Harper explains why he still wants to be prime minister

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has spent the last year balancing the budget in preparation for an expected 2015 election campaign, a fight which Canada's sixth longest-serving prime minster is already waging by announcing massive tax cuts for families. He's condemned Russia for invading Ukraine and …

Canada

My happy Christmas among the dying

<i>Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at</i> tgam.ca/essayguide.<p>The matron in the tuberculosis convalescent home wanted to see me. "Where will you go for Christmas?," she asked. "Oh, I will just stay here," I replied. "I am sorry, the …

Dining Rooms

17 Best-Loved Holiday Cookies and Bars

<b>1. Almond Biscotti</b><p>Inspired by the almond biscotti served at the celebrated Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, these Italian-style cookies are are made by forming a fragrant, almond-studded dough into loaves, partially baking it, slicing it and then baking it again. They are everything you want a good …