A look at the science behind intermittent fasting

If you pay attention to health and weight loss trends, you’ve likely heard of intermittent fasting or IF. However you may feel about the “hanger” or potential stress of fasting, it’s hard to ignore the documented benefits of this dietary trend. In this article, you’ll discover the solid science that backs up those health claims. […]

Get Great Abs Without Doing Crunches

Core strength and core stability lead to great-looking abs and also protect your spine. The terms are often used interchangeably, but there’s a difference between core strength and core stability. Core strength is when you can hold a position 
or posture while resisting fatigue. Core stability is the ability to maintain your balance when movement […]

Your PRP Questions Answered

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a procedure in which an individual uses his or her body’s own natural growth factors in a concentrated form to stimulate cell growth in order to produce new healthy cells and promote healing. Commonly used to promote hair growth, to reduce fine wrinkles and for hand rejuvenation, the treatment is not […]

5 Beauty Must-do’s Before Vacation!

The day is coming close! You’re finally getting ready to pack your bags and leave your day job… at least for a week, that is! It’s vacation time and you’re ready to hit the beach, enjoy the ocean and bask in the sunshine! Personally, when I go on vacation, I love to enjoy my time […]

How to Achieve Kitchen Bliss

I recently completed a tough kitchen make-over. Maybe the toughest yet as it was my own personal space! Follow my tips below on how to create a space you will truly love. I chose my appliances first. I knew I wanted something completely different and when I saw the new Fingerprint Resistant Sunset Bronze collection from Whirlpool I made […]

Sexy Summer Hairstyles to Help You Beat the Heat

A simple snip, courageous chop or maybe a wild new colour? These four sexy hairdos are sure to help you kickstart your summer! VIVID COLOURS From hot pink to electric lime—this season’s hair is bright, loud and shocking! No more flirty pastels this festival season, this colour trend is FULL ON. Think childhood favourite Jem […]

10 Tips to Help You Host the Sunniest Outdoor Party This Summer

When planning an outdoor event, choose a theme and let it guide your decor, activity, food and 
beverage choices (and maybe even your attire!). Hot themes for summer 2018 include “Palm Springs in the 1960s” (croquet, Pucci-inspired colour palette, retro cocktails) and a “Great Gatsby” garden party! Welcome your guests with a signature cocktail. Fill […]

MAC is Giving Away FREE Lipstick This Sunday!

You heard that right! MAC is giving away free lipstick! Sunday, July 29th is National Lipstick Day, and in celebration, MAC is giving away one free lipstick to everyone who comes to the store! The promotion is available nationwide and no purchase is necessary! MAC stated on their website that customers who visit the store […]

Harmful Ingredients to Look for in Your Cosmetics!

I don’t know about you, but I find myself often spending hours reading reviews and watching YouTube videos online for new cosmetic products. Is it worth the price? Will it work well with my skin shade or texture? But, never do I truly find myself putting in the time and effort researching for ingredients that could […]

What You Need to Know About Tattoo Removal

That pretty butterfly on your wrist or the family crest on your bicep—complete with menacing eagle—seemed like a great idea in college. But sometimes, people have tattoo regret. Maybe you’ve outgrown the tattoo, maybe you never really liked the artwork, or maybe you just want to lighten your tattoo and have something different done over […]

At Home in California with Grease actor Lorenzo Lamas

Janette Ewen interviews Grease actor Lorenzo Lamas For more than 30 years, actor Lorenzo Lamas appeared on our TV screens as a leading man on popular shows like Falcon Crest and Renegade. Lamas got his break early, by playing the role of “Tom” in the worldwide phenomenon known as Grease; set to celebrate its 40th […]

Blessed Be Amanda Brugel

The Handmaid’s Tale actress dishes on being the only Canadian actress in the series, breaking into the biz and the cosmetic procedure she says every actress should save up for. How did you get into acting? I’ve always wanted to be an actor. I grew up in a family where my father was vice-president of […]

A Canadian Summer Cottage Style

Your tiny Andy Wolf shades are on, windows are down, and winter is a speck in your rear-view mirror. Where are you headed? Muskoka baby! It’s summer! And every Canadian will be “oot” and “aboot,” taking full advantage of every sunny day that Mother Nature will give us. Whether you’re headed to a cottage for […]

Organizing Your Makeup: A How-to for Makeup Hoarders

Fine, I’ll admit it… I’m obsessed! Whether it’s a new foundation, or an eyeshadow palette, I’ve probably bought it. In fact, I at one point had so much makeup, that certain things often got neglected.  All of those beautiful new goodies I owned were lost in a sea of clutter – and my money had […]

10 reasons to Visit PEI This Summer

9 Reasons to Visit Prince Edward Island this Summer

There is nowhere in Canada where one can experience beauty, simplicity, and serenity like the provinces on the East Coast. Known as the birthplace of Canada, PEI hosted the inaugural meeting towards the country’s 1867 Confederation. As summer is just around the corner, for those who have yet to decide their vacation destination, the beautiful island […]

Where to Take a First Date in Toronto

First dates can be nerve-wracking, but the right setting can make or break the whole experience! It can be tough to pick a perfect place to impress a person you don’t know very well, especially with so many places to choose from in Toronto. We’ve narrowed it down to a few places that are hard […]

Increase Your Flexibility This Summer With Core Stretches

Core Stretches should always be an important part of your total fitness plan. Regular stretching after your workout not only helps to prevent muscle stiffness and soreness, but it also relieves stress and tension, increases flexibility, and improves blood circulation. It’s important to always maintain proper form during your stretches, and stretch to the point of mild discomfort but never pain.    Here are […]

3 tips on how to stop over eating at meals

3 Tips on How to Stop Overeating at Meals

Outsmart your brain with these 3 tips on how to stop overeating at meals How do you stop overeating at meals when life celebrations and holiday feasts are amazing? And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance that may distract us from focusing on the […]

Is Your Metabolism Broken?

I get it. I know how it feels to be working out hard and eating healthy but still not feeling confident with who you see in the mirror. Tired, frustrated and defeated you wonder ‘what you are doing wrong?’ It may not be you, it may be your metabolism! Your metabolism describes biochemical reactions in […]

Tropical Decor. Enjoy a South Seas getaway without leaving home

Luscious lounger We’re currently coveting this comfy Pretzel Lounge Chair, made of sustainable rattan and covered in natural linen with a charming black velvet flock pineapple motif. The frame is available in dozens of colours, including this delightful Turquoise Teal. Ships internationally, $1,240, ecochic.com.au Bamboo beauty A cut above your typical bamboo blinds, this elegant […]