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How to test employees for cannabis impairment

Recent legal cases clarify the do’s and don’ts of testing, while new technologies promise improved measurement

A worker at Tolko Industries in Williams Lake, B.C. was backing his log loader out of a loading bay in May 2016 when he struck and seriously damaged a chip loader. In post-incident drug testing, the worker tested positive for cannabis.

The Weight Loss Myths That Are Sabotaging You

In my practice, I meet people who have tried many things to lose weight: from juice fasts to protein loading. Many of these people, in spite of stubborn fat, are well-versed in what it takes to shed the pounds: and they come to me feeling exasperated because their well-meaning efforts — sticking to whole foods and exercising regularly — have amounted to barely a budge on the scale. What gives?

Expert Advice On How To Boost Winter Immunity

If you spend a lot of time on social media or watching reality shows, you might have heard of a high profile doctor or seen some posh black or gold caddies in some for your wellness feeds.

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The Importance of Scent when Selling Your House

Everyone knows staging is an important part of selling your home. You want to make sure it shows off its best assets. Things like: well-managed landscaping, a thoughtful layout, abundant lighting and cleanliness.

One Breast Cancer Survivor Talks Self-Care After Diagnosis

Breast cancer vlogger Sarah DiMuro explores how she’s coped throughout her cancer journey—from waiting on results to receiving hormone therapy and everything in between. 
Actress and writer Sarah DiMuro, 41, is a vibrant, funny new mom. She’s also a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma just nine-and-a-half months after giving birth to her son.

WE TRIED IT: WEIGHTED BLANKET

After years of taking pills for anxiety, depression and insomnia, Lisa van de Geyn wonders if a non-pharmacological sleeping aid will do the trick—or at least help. 

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WE TRIED IT: WEIGHTED BLANKET

After years of taking pills for anxiety, depression and insomnia, Lisa van de Geyn wonders if a non-pharmacological sleeping aid will do the trick—or at least help. 

A New Emphasis On Mental And Emotional Well-Being In Healthcare

Many of the mental and emotional damages people suffer from have been inflicted early in life. Negative childhood experiences can lead to lasting consequences later on and sometimes persist for a lifetime.

‘My child’s health is paramount’: Gabrielle Daleman’s mother on her daughter’s mental health battle

Olympic bronze medallist Gabrielle Daleman has been open about her issues with depression.

In my mind, Canadian figure skater Gabby Daleman is a tiger. I told Gabby’s mother Rhonda that her daughter’s fierceness as a competitor sets her apart. Rhonda chuckled at my comment.

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I’ve Stopped Searching For Self-Love At The Bottom Of A Bottle

The main problem I faced was a distorted belief system. I felt that love came with accomplishments and accolades. I didn’t believe that I was good enough to love as is. When love is missing, a lot of negative stuff comes out of the woodwork: anger, resentment, fear, jealousy.

Apparently, ‘Slow Lit’ Podcasts Can Help You Fall Asleep — & We’re All Ears

We all know the average person is supposed to get seven hours of sleep, but let’s be real; most of us don’t. But if you need help turning off and zonking out, we may have just the thing: “slow lit” podcasts, which apparently can help you sleep.

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4 HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER PLUS YUMMY RECIPES

Ginger may not be the first spice you think of to incorporate in your snacks, salads and dinners but it’s one of the healthiest on the planet!

Here’s why:

1. It’s healthy for your heart.
Research has shown that ginger may lower cholesterol and help prevent blood clotting, which could, in turn, help prevent blood vessel blockages that can lead to heart attacks or strokes.

AVOCADO TUNA SALAD WITH SPINACH

Perfect for a quick and light lunch or dinner, this protein packed Avocado Tuna Salad with Spinach will get you back into warm weather clothes comfortably in no time.

Family Meal Planning Tips To Get You Through The Winter

With the shorter days, many of us are inclined to go into hibernation mode, snuggling on the couch under warm blankets and ordering takeout. By getting the whole family involved in meal planning you ensure that the task of feeding your family healthy meals doesn’t fall all on one person’s shoulder.

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The Importance of Scent when Selling Your House

Everyone knows staging is an important part of selling your home. You want to make sure it shows off its best assets. Things like: well-managed landscaping, a thoughtful layout, abundant lighting and cleanliness.

5 Tips for Stress-Free Moving with Kids

When you finally decide to take a big leap and move, it can be one of the most exciting and stressful periods of your life. And if you’re a parent, double that excitement and stress based on the number of children you have.

WE TRIED IT: Endy, Mattess In-A-Box

We tried ordering a mattress online from Canadian company Endy.
Getting a good night’s sleep is at the top of all of our to-do lists, right? Which means investing in a good mattress is key.

Luckily, with the rise of super convenient mattress-in-a-box brands, the options are endless and easy to peruse.

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Can being more organized be good for your health?

One of the most valuable lessons I have learned through working with a professional organizer is the action step of planning. In the past, I often relegated planning to another item on my to do list. I was not aware of the extra-ordinary advantages that come from planning one’s schedule, whether related to work, family, or social life.

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The Best Septic Safe Household Cleaning Products

Household septic systems are something we don’t think about until there is a problem. And when there is a problem, it is usually an expensive and messy one. More than 25 percent of the homes in the United States use a septic system to process household plumbing waste.

Antibacterial Soap? You Can Skip It, Use Plain Soap and Water

When you buy soaps and body washes, do you reach for products labeled “antibacterial” hoping they’ll keep your family safer? Do you think those products will lower your risk of getting sick, spreading germs or being infected?

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Surprising Ways Home Decor Can Boost Your Happiness

No matter where you live, careful design can turn your space into a sanctuary. Elements like room layout, sounds from the street, even the color of your throw pillows come together to determine the character of your home. And that includes much more than looks—design influences your mental and physical health in surprising ways every day.

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Canada is again investigating an active Salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken

Just as a bad penny always turns up, reports of outbreaks of Salmonella infections from raw chicken just keep popping up in Canada.

There are open and closed investigations on these sometimes deadly incidents going back almost two years.

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