Rebecca Braithwaite

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Researchers develop first blood test to diagnose adult depression

U.S. researchers have developed a blood test that can diagnose depression in adults by identifying nine different markers that are linked to the …

Couples Smoking Weed Together Might Know The Secret To Good Relationships

If you smoke marijuana and your partner does too, we have good news for you: you're likely in the least abusive kind of relationship.<p>As the Newsy …

Interesting Canadian Kickstarters

Homes of the Month: Rural properties for $500K<p>Have you ever wanted to live in a majestic waterfront home with a panoramic ocean view? How about a …

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Why My Depression Never Led Me To Take My Own Life

Since Robin Williams passed away I've read and heard many comments. Some praised him while others paid tribute to this great actor. Unfortunately …

Spanking Kids Is Just Hitting Kids, and It Doesn't Work

Spanking doesn't work.<p>I've gotten so tired of humouring so many of my pro-spanking friends that I have to be as blunt as possible.<p>On a recent episode …

Early exposure to dust, germs can reduce allergy and asthma risk

Exposing newborns to dust, animal dander and germs may seem abhorrent, but a new study says it can reduce risk of developing allergies and asthma …

How to check your skin for signs of cancer

A new report from the Canadian Cancer Society finds that the incidence rate of melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer—is rising for both men …

A Tiny Nation's Imposition Of Death By Stoning For Homosexuality Could Have Wider Reverberations

Brunei's Sultan has instituted Sharia law.<p>"Under the constitution, Islam is the official religion of Brunei Darussalam and its values and teachings continue to be the way of life for its people," he said. "As such, the activities of the society revolve around its Malay culture and Islamic faith.... …

2014 Webby Awards: The Best Travel Apps And Websites For Globe-Trotters

(Relaxnews) - Airbnb has emerged the big winner in this year’s edition of the Webby Awards for travel, taking the top honours in categories like best …

Cutting a bottle in half

Many use bottles to add some colour, light and design to a wall here and there. Below are a few examples with links to facebook. Bottles used in …

The Top Five Unhealthiest 'Health Foods'

Hippocrates (the father of medicine), once famously said "Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food". Sound advice. But food has changed in …

How I Slowly Lost the Line Between Reality and Insanity

I've dealt with mental illness my entire life. Unfortunately, I was only recently diagnosed at the age of 44. Now, the anxiety, eating disorder, and …

Quebec’s Family-Friendly Traditions

In New York, where I live, this is the time of year where everyone either flees for warmer pastures, or heads for the hills…the snow-covered ones that is.<p>When Old Man Winter arrives, my family basically adopts a “<i>if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em”</i> attitude towards traveling. The only problem is, only …

16 Examples Of Disney Nail Art That Will Render You Speechless

Little Mermaid nails FTW.

Healthy Mac and Cheese Recipes

Get ready for all of the cheesy goodness you crave.<p><b>Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Avocado, Lime, and Shell Pasta</b><p>Serves 4-6<p>Packed with good-for-you avocado, this creamy dish is comfort food at its finest.<p>1 jalapeno pepper<br>Zest of 1 lime<br>Juice of 1 lime<br>2 green onions, green parts only, chopped<br>2 cloves …

Foods For Liver: 20 Detoxing Things To Cook With This Year

We've had our fair share of holiday turkeys and treats and of course, booze on New Year's Eve. If your New Year's resolution is about your personal …

21 Parenting Resolutions For The New Year

Because resolving to be a better parent beats resolving to eat more kale.

5 Gmail Tips Everyone Should Know

Last week the Internet was buzzing with news of Gmail's incredibly useful "undo send" feature. Sorry to break it to you, but that "new" feature has been around since at least 2010. The reaction was so positive though, it occurred to me there are probably lots more goodies Gmail has hidden away you …

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These Beautiful Water Landscapes Will Totally Take Your Breath Away

There’s no doubt that water is essential. We drink it. We swim in it. We’re even made up of it. But sometimes, we should stop and appreciate the sheer beauty of it.<p>If you’re yearning for that feeling of serenity, the peaceful moment amidst the craziness of the world, these fifteen water landscapes …

32 Easy And Inexpensive Ways To Keep Kids Entertained This Holiday Season

Otherwise they'll never stop asking, "Can we open presents yet?"

Parents | HuffPost Canada

Jillian Roberts Child psychologist, associate professor of educational psychology at UVic, and founder of FamilySparks.com<p>Nikki Bergen Pilates …

Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes: 20 Cookie Recipes To Last The Season

The eating season is upon us. Our neighbours to the south started in earnest with Thanksgiving, but there's no reason we Canadians can't join in — …

This Selfie Of Anastasia Will Chill You To The Bone

The mythic Romanov girl once took a mirror pic.

10 Simple Strategies for a Clean and Organized Home

We all lead busy lives. Between work, family responsibilities, hours wasted playing Candy Crush and the time needed to edit and post Pulitzer-worthy photos on Instagram, who the heck has time for housework? Not this girl, that's for sure. That's why I've developed this handy list of 10 surefire …

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9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain–And Why You Should Have One Today

Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking, and memory performance. Ready, set . . . snooze.<p>I’m a big fan of afternoon naps.<p>In fact, I was super excited when I joined Buffer to hear that the team is pro-napping. It’s not every day you come across a company …

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Foods For Liver: 12 Ways To Get A Clean And Healthy Organ

When you think of major organs, you probably think of your heart and lungs, but your liver is both huge and essential, and doesn't often get the …

How To Make The Best Guacamole: Tips And Mistakes To Avoid

We don't mess around when it comes to guacamole. We understand the importance of this simple avocado dip. No party is really worth it unless there's guacamole -- and a lot of it. Honestly, it's the only reason we even think about tortilla chips.<p>Guacamole is just one of those foods that makes people …