Michele Shears

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The Yoga Lingo You Need To Know Before Your Next (Or First) Class

Lots of fitness and wellness worlds come with their own complex languages. Here, we teach you the basic vocab you'll need to communicate (and look cool) during your first yoga class or in any future situation where the yoga-obsessed can be found (dinner parties, work water cooler, etc).<p>Read more on …

An Open Letter to the White Woman Who Felt Bad for Me at Yoga

Let me start off by stating the obvious: Of course I wasn't actually the woman in your yoga class, but from the sound of it, I could have been, and in fact, I <i>have</i> been that woman more times than I can count. So, while this is written in jest, it's also written in love. Because while I don't want to …

Woman Surprised to See Fat Black Girl in Her Yoga Class Angers Internet

xoJane recently published an essay about a white woman's surprise at seeing a heavy-set black woman at her yoga studio, and how that made her feel a bunch of liberal guilt. She even said she "cried" when she got home.<p><i>Welcome to another edition of This Week in Racism. I’ll be ranking news stories on</i> …

13 Things You Thought Were American But Really Aren't

"Made in America." "Born in the USA." "Proud to be an American."<p>If there's one thing the United States has going for it, it's national pride. From American football, to Charlie Brown, to the Empire State Building, America has countless icons that invoke patriotism, especially for such a young …

Ice storm: Warming air and high winds threaten repair efforts

TORONTO – Utilities say they’re making progress in restoring power to those still in the dark after last weekend’s devastating ice storm, despite new …

Rob Ford’s insatiable appetite for destruction

Nicholas Köhler on Toronto’s mayor, his city–and the scandals<p><b>This article first appeared in Maclean’s in May 2013.</b><p>Last week, as the world discovered …

The power of monogamy: 10 surprising claims regarding modern love

Never underestimate the power of someone who has your back: It's the message in <i>Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships</i>, the book by Ottawa clinical psychologist Dr. Sue Johnson, slated for release on Dec. 31.<p>Her thesis, based on decades of neuroscience research into …