If you’ve had braces in the last decade, chances are you’ve also been recommended a permanent retainer. The slim metal bar is placed behind the front of one’s teeth, typically glued to the canine teeth on either side of the mouth. Story continues below It’s usually intended for years of use. In some cases, a
Kate, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, released new pictures of her family playing in a woodland wilderness garden she designed for London’s Chelsea Flower Show. Co-created with landscape artists Andree Davies and Adam White, Kate’s “Back to Nature Garden” includes a rope swing, a tree house and a stream with waterfalls. Britain’s Prince William plays with Prince Louis
Game of Thrones actor Maisie Williams is speaking out about the dark side of fame, revealing how being in the spotlight negatively impacted her mental health. Story continues below While appearing on the podcast Happy Place, 22-year-old Williams opened up about how she “hated” herself for parts of her life and let negative criticism affect
Over 10 years ago, Hassan was set to be engaged to his university sweetheart. The 31-year-old from Toronto, who chose not to share his full name, said that like other South Asian couples he knew, he had decided to throw a party the night before his engagement. Story continues below “Family and friends had flown
Hit a button and you’re “transformed” into a woman. The beard disappears. The face and jaw smooth out. The hair floats jauntily around the shoulders. “Yo this is SPOT ON my mom.” “Pretty.” “Are you in a sorority?” A swipe and another click. Suddenly, you’re a square-jawed man, heavy of brow, sporting five o’clock shadow.
After withdrawing from the French Open, injured Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will rely on a Canadian to get her back on track. Calgary’s Marcin Goszczynski, a strength and conditioning coach and massage therapist rolled into one, will be a key ingredient in coaxing Sharapova’s problematic right shoulder through what could be her final run.
Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleeper has been recalled by Health Canada — more than a month after the U.S. issued a recall over several reports of infant deaths. READ MORE: Mattel recalls Fisher-Price seat in United States, but not in Canada — why? Story continues below The recall alert was issued by the government
Caesarean deliveries, or C-sections, can either be planned or the result of complications during labour. Either way, experts say women should know what this type of birth entails. In April 2018, the Canadian Institute for Health Information found that more than 103,000 C-sections were performed in Canada between 2016 and 2017, resulting in a rate
With warmer weather around the corner, our backyards are slowly coming back to life. Flowers are blooming, grass is growing, and soon, it will be safe to bring out the patio furniture. But for those green thumbs out there, spring is also a time for plotting and figuring out a backyard project. Maybe it’s time
If your mother has ever said all she wants for Mother’s Day is time in the backyard, Emma Thompson, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler want to set the record straight. “When you ask your mother what she wants to do for Mother’s Day and she says: ‘just relax in the backyard, maybe a massage,’ what
Ride sharing and delivery apps like Uber Eats, Foodora, Skip the Dishes and Lyft have changed the way Canadians order food and get around. While many of these startups have helped users access more affordable rides or have any type of meal delivered to their doorstep, they’ve come at a cost. In recent months, workers
Danielle Morin didn’t think twice about letting her 18-month-old son, Deacon, use the beaded teething necklace she was given as a gift. Story continues below She assumed that the accessory, meant to help alleviate her baby’s teething pain, was safe for babies. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. In October 2016, Deacon was placed down for
Health experts want people across the world to drink less alcohol, but according to a recent study, some of us are drinking more booze — and more often. Story continues below A new study published in medical journal the Lancet found that between 1990 and 2017, global alcohol consumption rates increased from 5.9 litres annually
In the early hours of May 6, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their firstborn baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Two days later, the proud parents appeared at Windsor Castle with Archie in tow, proudly introducing the sleeping baby to the world. Story continues below The Duchess of Sussex wore a white, belted, sleeveless trench coat dress
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s son was welcomed into the world on Monday, and royal onlookers are itching to catch a glimpse of the newborn. Story continues below The newest addition to the Royal Family was born weighing in at seven pounds, three ounces, and is a “very healthy boy,” Prince Harry said. READ MORE: Royal
Jilly Moss wants all parents to know what it’s like to take care of a child with the measles. In April, Moss posted a series of heartbreaking photos of her daughter Alba on Facebook to help educate the public on the importance of vaccinations. The MMR vaccine protects against measles, mumps and rubella, and children
Pregnancy, like any other health-related experience, differs for every woman — and this includes bump size. “Between pregnancies, (bump sizes) are going to be very different as well,” said Dr. Yolanda Kirkham, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Women’s College Hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto. Story continues below READ MORE: How safe is it to take
In 2012, Jeri Knopp decided to break up with her boyfriend. He was moving back to the U.K. and she was moving home to Saint John, N.B., after spending time teaching English in Japan. When she came home, she continued talking and flirting with her ex — it’s common to have feelings that still linger.
When Karolina Jasko was 18, she was at a salon getting a set of acrylic nails. It was 2016 when a nail technician noticed something unusual on the Chicago-based woman’s finger — she had a black vertical line on her thumbnail. “Neither of us were too concerned because we both assumed it was just a
Princess Charlotte turned four years old on Thursday, and she got a special birthday greeting from her aunt and uncle. Story continues below Meghan Markle — who is due to give birth any day now — and Prince Harry left a personalized message for their niece on Instagram under the photos that Kensington Palace shared
Friends of the Earth Canada wants the Competition Bureau to investigate a recent study it says proves there is no such thing as a “flushable” wipe. “This is the most outrageous greenwashing I’ve seen in a long, long time,” said Friends of the Earth CEO Beatrice Olivastri. READ MORE: Disposable wipes a growing problem in
Halima Aden just made history. On Monday, the 21-year-old Muslim woman became the first model to wear a hijab and burkini in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s 2019 edition. The model joined this year’s rookie class. “I keep thinking [back] to six-year-old me who, in this same country, was in a refugee camp,” Aden told the magazine.
It’s known as “signing day,” a popular rite of passage for some student athletes in the United States. Come spring, seniors celebrate getting accepted into the university of college of their choice by posing for photos and sharing them on social media. But for students who don’t go to college or university, they can often
In Sam Harding’s view, detention is a waste of time. She works as a teacher at a school in the Toronto area, and her name has been changed for privacy reasons. Story continues below “I don’t use detention at all as a means of punishment,” she said. “I think that time could be used more
Cysts can pop up anywhere on the body, but for many women, they appear in the ovaries or breasts or on the skin. Dr. Caitlin Dunne, an infertility and egg-freezing specialist at the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine in Vancouver, told Global News the word “cyst” itself can be confusing to some and is often
In a heated pan of cumin seeds and kidney beans, Smita Modi mixes turmeric, red chili powder and coriander powder. She’s making rajma, a popular curry that is made in variations depending on where you live in India. This version is from Gujarat, the state where Smita is originally from. Story continues below Smita’s daughter Shetu
If cooking a nutritious meal is the last thing you want to do after a long day, you’re not alone. Olivia Bradford, a 26-year-old public relations manager, often finds herself too busy or too tired to cook — so she turns to takeout. Story continues below Bradford, who lives with her fiancé in Vancouver, says
Meal kits are advertised as a convenient way to cook from scratch at home. But are they healthy? It depends, say nutrition experts. “I think every company will offer recipes to make at home that are very health-conscious, and very indulgent,” said registered dietitian Cara Rosenbloom. “They really run the gamut.” Story continues below In
Meal kits in Canada have been around for years, offering busy adults the opportunity to cook nutritious meals in a relatively short period of time. From large companies like HelloFresh and Chef’s Plate to more locally sourced ones such as truLOCAL, Meatme.ca, and Fresh City Farms, the meal kits market is filled with a variety
It’s becoming increasingly popular for businesses to adapt a subscription model, offering customers access to convenient services — like TV streaming — for a small recurring fee. And most Canadians are buying. According to Payments Canada, roughly 90 per cent of Canadians used EFT to pay for at least one routine expense per month in 2017.