Laura Christine

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Fighting FOMO: 3 Strategies To Beat Your Fear Of Missing Out

<i>If it seems like everyone you know is doing cooler stuff than you, feeling happier than you, and generally out-pizzazzing you, Martha Beck wants you to know they've got you fooled.</i><p>By Martha Beck<p>OMG, do you have any idea what you're missing right now? Have you checked Facebook in the last two …

Globe readers pick V-E Day as most memorable cover as The Globe turns 170

These are 10 of the most memorable front pages in the history of The Globe and Mail, which marks its 170th year of publication this week. When the first edition of The Globe was published on March 5, 1844, only 300 copies were printed for the then-weekly. Today's The Globe and Mail has more than …

Travel tips to keep the lower loonie from kiboshing your summer plans

Given the recent drop in the loonie, the price of travel is expected to rise. But with a little time and creativity, it's possible to keep boarding those flights while lessening the damage to your wallet.<p>Barry Choi, a television director by night and personal finance blogger by day, shared some …

What The Internet Would Look Like As A World Map

The world of the Internet mirrors the real-world in myriad ways: there are members (we call them populations), websites (destinations to visit), acquisitions of companies (redrawn political boundaries). So what if the Internet could be visualized like our global politics?<p>That’s exactly what …

If Barbie Could Write an Open Letter About Body Image...

Hi!<p>I am Barbie Millicent Roberts, otherwise known as Barbie. I was born in 1959 and I have been one of the most popular toys of all time.<p>I have also been involved in numerous controversies and blamed for giving women body image issues. I have been called a poor role model. I have been attacked …

Faith, forgiveness and Philomena

My sister and I have a running argument. Whenever we get together, the conversation inevitably turns to the Roman Catholic Church and whether it's done more harm than good in the world. The journalist in me takes over to enumerate the atrocities: the Crusades, the Inquisition, the sexual abuse …

12 prettiest New Year's Eve dresses

By: Noah Lehava Source: Courtesy of Topshop<p>By: Noah Lehava Source: Courtesy of Marco Bologna<p>By: Noah Lehava Source: Courtesy of H&M<p>By: Noah Lehava …

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Fat vs. Sugar: Which Do We Crave More?

Scientists scan the brain for clues to obesity.<p><b>In the drama of obesity in America, fat and sugar have been fingered as indisputable villains. But which prime suspect is more sinister?</b><p>Eric Stice, a senior researcher at the Oregon Research Institute, and his colleagues fed milkshakes to 106 high …

Responsible leadership in a snakes-and-ladders world

<b>The Good Struggle</b><p><i>By Joseph Badaracco</i><p><i>(Harvard Business Review Press, 203 pages, $28)</i><p>Snakes and Ladders was originally a board game in India that had a serious moral purpose. The snakes were meant to represent the vices of lust, anger, murder and theft, while the uplifting ladders represented virtues …

Gen-Y's pain is real: Paycheques tell the tale

Young adults are not to blame for their financial frustrations.<p>Their problem is an economy that has put them on track to be worse off than their parents. So much for the theorizing about them being spoiled, coddled and otherwise not as good as the generations that came before them.<p>"Young adults may …

The kids don’t play any more

The brand-new subdivisions of Toronto roll on and on into the cornfields, a new one every month. I drive by them all the time. This is where young families live. But the streets and sidewalks are eerily quiet. You hardly ever see a child. No kids riding bikes. No kids playing shinny. No kids …

If you think weight-loss sprays sound too good to be true, you’re probably right

My editor recently forwarded a press release to me about a product called Spray Thin, a "fresh new way to reduce the desire to overeat and help people lose weight."<p>Imagine losing weight by simply spraying your meals and snacks with scents specifically designed to curb appetite and, according to …

On this day in 1929, women were declared "persons" under Canadian law, thanks to the efforts of The Famous Five: Irene Marryat Parlby, Nellie Mooney McClung, Louise Crummy McKinney, Henrietta Muir Edwards and Emily Murphy.

8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

Beep! Beep! Beep! Sputnik 1 was launched Oct. 4, 1957 http://huff.to/18Ztcdg

Canada Breweries: 11 Best New Spots Across The Country

There's no question that craft beer is hot right now.<p>Beer of all types puts $14 billion into the Canadian economy each year, and Canada is among the …

How five meals a day can protect your kids from obesity

Want to help protect your kids from obesity? Get them to eat five meals a day.<p>Researchers in Finland set out to identify early risk factors for obesity, particularly when it comes to the relationship between meal frequency and obesity.<p>To do so, they tracked 4,000 study participants, with …

Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 20, 2013 101<p>It’s a BIG day.<p>A big birthday day that is. Someone in this house …

World Leaders Who Killed Their Lovers

The allegation that Kim Jong-un had an ex-lover killed has echoes in history.<p><b>It's good to be the king. It's sometimes less good to be the king's paramour.</b><p>From England's Henry VIII, who notoriously had two of his wives beheaded in the 16th century, to current North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, …

Graphic: Canada a pot nation http://natpo.st/1a7qhUT

Sodas Linked to Aggressive Behavior in Kids

A new study suggests that the more soda kids drink, the more likely they are to experience behavior problems.<p>Researchers analyzed data on nearly 3,000 5-year-olds from 20 large U.S. cities. Their mothers completed checklists about the children's behaviors over the previous two months, and also told …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

To Noel Willmett<p>18 May 194410a Mortimer Crescent NW 6<p>Dear Mr Willmett,<p>Many thanks for your letter. You ask whether totalitarianism, leader-worship …

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

Why you must forget balance and seek happiness

When motivational speaker Dan Thurmon is on his unicycle, balance is vital. If he stayed in one position without moving – while it might seem to be the epitome of balance – he would topple. When performing, he keeps his audience focused on one spot on the stage by slipping quickly backward and …

Trio of cabins marks Japanese internment camp

When the time came to disperse the thousands of ethnic Japanese from their enforced stay amid the Pacific National Exhibition's odorous cattle barns, wartime authorities wanted them out of sight, out of mind.<p>Allowed little more than a suitcase each for a lifetime of possessions, they were shunted …

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Radio-Canada’s controversial new name is already taken

It may have taken several years and the efforts of dozens of employees to arrive at a new nickname for Radio-Canada, but it appears the public broadcaster has decided to rebrand itself with someone else's name.<p>The broadcaster announced last week it would unofficially rename itself <i>Ici</i> as part of a …