Natural Ways to Feel Better During the COVID-19 Lockdown

It doesn’t look like COVID-19 is going anywhere. There are already new strains that have been discovered in the UK, the US, and elsewhere. Vaccines may slow it down, but it’s likely that people will be locked down, told to…

For Canadians, free health care doesn’t come without a price

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  One of the most important relationships is the one you have with your doctor. It could very much save your life. But when waiting rooms are swelling with sick people, doctors sometimes speed through check-ups, and can…

Cats are proven to naturally alleviate anxiety and depression

BY AILEEN ZANGOUEI Cats are simultaneously our cuddliest, furry friends and the world’s biggest assholes. But when they’re not waking us up at 4 a.m. by plunking their entire bodies on our face, or knocking anything and everything that’s glass…

Why so much of the world lives in a “poverty trap” and how we can escape it

Rich and poor, poor and rich. These two small words have been the driving force behind so many of the world’s cultural, social and economic history. In the old days, of course, the rich and powerful had it better than…

5 superfoods that actually work and aren’t just a trendy marketing fad

Superfoods often get a lot of bad press from skeptics for, well, not quite living up to their name. But what is it that makes a superfood ‘super’ exactly? Does Beyoncé need to wear a t-shirt sporting various foods? Do…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Generosity is the key to happiness

BY BROOKLYN PINHEIRO You don’t have to quit your job and volunteer indefinitely to benefit from the power of being generous. A new study concluded that, in accordance to the popular notion, being a giving person does in fact make…

Scientists used a snail to prove they can successfully erase memories from the brain

Humans are fallible. We’ve all goofed up over the years in ways large and small. Who could forget, for instance, accidentally calling your teacher “Mom?” Or maybe you accidentally let slip that you know a little too much about the…

Giving vegetables sexy, indulgent names makes people eat healthier

It’s a war that’s been waged in a billion homes all over the world throughout history – the struggle of eating vegetables. Face it – compared to a juicy steak or a helping of fries, there are very few of…

Natural sleep remedies that will help you get to sleep quickly

Do you spend hours at night lying in bed waiting to fall asleep? Cause let me tell you -that ain’t fun. You might want to take the “easy” way out and purchase sleeping pills, but forget reaching for pills and try…

Men’s mental health is facing a silent crisis

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Featured Illustration by Xulin Wang Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day was on June 13, 2017, and it served as a reminder that men, too, can suffer from anxiety, depression and a range of mental illnesses. The constructs…

5 steps to better mental health

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Mental health requires nourishment and nurturing. We often take it for granted. Magic pills aren’t the solution, and therapy is the beginning to a whole new lifestyle change. There are simple, yet crucial things you can do…