Body Vs Mind

Our daily demands and stresses have led to a new phenomenon known as ‘Time Famine’

  In the not-so-distant past, aspiring futurists and technological pundits assumed that there would eventually come a point when science and technology would forever change our lives. Robots and computers would do all the boring work and chores for us,…

Health benefits that show how spending time outdoors is vital to our happiness

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Shelter may be one of our basic needs, but it doesn’t hurt to get out a little. Actually, it’s kind of necessary. Exposure to the sun calibrates your body’s circadian clock. This basically regulates everything from appetite…

10 Things that will help you catch some zzz’s with ease

Are you having trouble getting to sleep when you want to? Well, I pretty much consider myself an expert on the topic. Okay, so that’s an exaggeration. One thing I can tell you is that I have had trouble sleeping…

Feeling stressed-out and craving an Italian getaway? Sign up for a ‘F**K It’ Retreat

Ah, the gorgeous offerings of Italia; the taste of luscious wine, the beautiful landscapes’ rolling hills, quaint little cobblestone villages, spaghetti for days, and a ‘Fuck It Retreat’ where you can learn to say ‘Fuck It’ and as the cool kids…

Sick of your crappy life? This is the most inspirational shit you’ll read all day

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Happiness is in your hands. Sure, there are psychological preconditions and lifestyle factors that act as determinants of mental illness and unhappiness. However, what we choose to do with our state of mind is largely in our…

Trame Therapy is a natural, vibrational way to alleviate anxiety

BY AILEEN ZANGOUEI Imagine waking up, and immediately wanting to go back to sleep. You’re so tired already and the day hasn’t even begun. You’re tired because you think of all the things that have to be done today, and…

Study finds that dancing is the most effective activity for preventing Alzheimer’s

BY BROOKLYN PINHEIRO If you’re looking to sharpen your brain, you can put down the crosswords and sudokus and opt for a night of dancing instead. While any and all physical activity is beneficial, a study published in Frontiers of…

Turmeric is a potential aid against precancerous cells

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Turmeric may kill precancerous cells, and is deservedly the newest superfood to hit the market by storm. I’ve chronicled my experience consuming turmeric regularly over the period of three weeks. After reaping some profound benefits, I swear by…

The contraceptive debate: IUDs vs. birth control pills

Birth control: because you don’t want to get pregnant. Okay, so that was a brash generalization because as most of us know, birth control can be used for purposes other than baby prevention. Once you’ve decided to go on birth…

Pro-anorexia websites need to be criminalized

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  At a time when hate speech and propaganda are igniting civil and world conflict, filtering what we read online is of paramount importance. Currently, there are underground websites that promote eating disorders, and they should be criminalized.…

This intensive cannabis index will help you find the perfect strain for any condition, symptom or mood

As Cannabis becomes legalized in more and more states, as well as Canada, more and more strains have been made available to the public. With wonderfully organized websites like Leafly, customers can be directed towards the strains of cannabis that…

The freezing your eggs debate: Is it really worth it?

In today’s more equal society women still struggle with the idea of “having it all”. This refers to the struggle women have to be wives, mothers and successful career driven women. The solution that has been implemented into main stream…

Suicide rate among teenage girls reaches a 40 year high – is social media to blame?

In recent years the rate of young women committing suicide has climbed and reached a 40 year high as of 2015. And as of 2008 psychology today stated that the average teenager has as much anxiety today as a mental patient…

Herbal Medications: A growing trend, a growing problem?

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Alternative treatments are growing in popularity, as many people begin to question traditional pharmacology. Various theories on disease cures being hidden from the public for pharmaceutical profit are gaining momentum. They are also feeding a million-dollar herbal…

Cannabis has now been proven to treat a rare and severe form of epilepsy

Marijuana remains one of the most controversial plants on Earth. Is it a miracle cure-all for society’s ills or the gateway drug to the root of all evil? Proponents of both sides have debated just how quantifiable marijuana’s effects can…

At this rehab centre, cannabis is used as an exit drug for addicts

BY SYDNEY KEEFE Joe Schrank co-founded the rehab facility, High Sobriety that uses cannabis as an exit drug. The philosophy behind the rehab is that AA will not work all the time for everyone, in fact it is only estimated…

Why do we say ‘bless you’ when someone sneezes?

BY: NADIA ZAIDI Sneezing is one of the most effective (and satisfying) bodily releases, yet it’s something we don’t give second thought to. However, a recent bout of sniffles had me wondering about what happens up there, and how our…

How to turn your bedroom into a mindful space and get the best sleep of your life

It’s easy for us to forget that our bedrooms are where we spend the majority of our lives. Dependant on your sleeping pattern, between 6 and 10 hours every single day is spent in bed sleeping. It’s safe to say…

Underwater Yoga is good for your mind, body, and it looks absolutely mesmerizing

BY: NADIA ZAIDI Yoga is one of the most powerful tools for relaxation and exercise. But did you know that you don’t necessarily need solid ground to do it? Aquatic yoga is the practice of doing yoga underwater. It sounds…

7 tried and true ways to improve or maintain your romantic relationship(s)

Often, unwanted tension in relationships can be avoided, or at the very least reduced. This is not to say that conflict is the worst thing ever, in fact, it is sometimes necessary, but often enough it is easier than you…