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United States COVID-19 Statistics

84,935,262
Confirmed Cases
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1,028,741
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Total active cases
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5 Reasons Why Appreciating Nature Is So Important Right Now

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Who here has been going on a lot of walks in nature lately? With many businesses closed and physical distancing still encouraged, there isn’t much to do with your free time. But there is one thing you

Embracing failure to find success

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Is a fear or failing getting you down? Is the pursuit of “perfect” punishing? To understand the pitfalls of perfectionism, the impacts of fearing failure, and the gifts of focusing on the journey rath

alive’s 12 Months of Wellness: Coming Soon

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Let’s be real here; 2020 wasn’t an easy year. We’ve been reminded of just how important it us to take care of ourselves and our loved ones, and to put an even bigger focus on our health than ever befo
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Kids’ Nutrition

Iron, vitamin A, calcium, and magnesium are important nutrients for kids\' health. While we may associate nutrient deficiencies with developing countries, even some Canadian kids aren\'t getting enough

The Eyes Give You Away

As Friends’ Phoebe Buffay once said, “You need to do something about your eyes … there’s too much wisdom in there.” Well, we may not be trying to pass for 19, but there’s no two ways about it—the eyes

Batman Bean Burrito

Wrap it up. Wraps are a great way to deliver vegetables and protein to picky kids. 2 Tbsp (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 cups (350 mL) chopped onions 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped green bell peppers

Men’s Natural Grooming Primer

The world of personal care is a complicated one. Throw in the need for choosing natural products and it can seem downright overwhelming. No need to fear. Follow these 11 rules and you’ll do just fine,

LIFESTYLE

Rhubarb Strawberry Collagen Jam

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This simple condiment is perfect to jazz up your next meal. Whether you use it on toast paired with nut butter, drizzled on pancakes, dolloped on oatmeal, whisked into a salad dressing, or stirred int

Vegan Fashion is on Trend

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When most people hear the word vegan, the first thing that comes to mind is a diet free from animal products. But veganism is about more than what’s on your plate; it’s a lifestyle dedicated to enviro

‘Why I Grow Hemp’

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For more than 20 years, Canada’s hemp farmers have been seeding and harvesting a crop that has grown to become, by some reports, the second largest of its kind in the world. Canadian hemp production i

Simple Swaps for Your Zero Waste Journey

Make simple swaps When it comes to your Zero Waste journey, picking one change to make at a time is easier than overhauling your entire life at once! Here are a few ideas to inspire you. Bathroom:Use

Orca Conservation

For 23 years, Troy Bright has been watching whales. When I meet him on the shore of Beautiful Bay on Malcolm Island, BC, on a hazy late August afternoon, he is perched atop a log, hydrophone system at

Is your sunscreen doing the trick?

We’ve all heard it—as pleas from caring parents, product taglines, or public service announcements: “Wear sunscreen to prevent skin cancer!” During summer months we comply—rubbing, spritzing, and slat

Eco-friendly Food Storage

Earlier this year, Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will ban harmful single-use plastics as early as 2021. This is great news for Canada and for our planet. The sad truth is that less than 10 perc

Go Zero Waste

How much garbage do you generate? What about recycling or food waste? The Zero Waste movement is swiftly picking up momentum around the world, prompting people to rethink plastic, packaging, and consu

Elevated eats for felix and fido

Canadians love their animal companions: more than half of us are proud pet owners. And our interest in natural nutrition for our best friends is on the rise. Read on for options to help your pet live

FOOD & DRINK

Grilled Greens with Warm Blackberries in White Balsamic Dressing

The fusion of sweet, salty, and tart is an explosion of the senses. When prolific blackberries are in season, there is an unlimited collection of dessert recipes. We’ve taken this to a new level by ma

Seedy Carrot Flatbreads with Roasted Salmon

Hold the bread. This upgrade to your lunch sandwich featuring a veggie-packed flatbread and buttery salmon is guaranteed to do away with #saddesklunch. Assemble just before serving. Instead of mustard

Roasted Chicken Salad with Tangy Beet Vinaigrette

Once you see the vibrant colour and taste the sweetness that beet powder lends to vinaigrette, you’ll be left wondering why you haven’t been adding it to your dressings all along. The sweet, tangy vin

Poached Turkey with Cranberry-Mushroom Gravy

When it comes to Thanksgiving, turkey is often sacrosanct for many families, and roasting up a whole bird will always impress—as long as it doesn’t come out drier than the Sahara. But let’s be honest:

Health News

Respect Your Elderberries

Viruses beware! We all love snacking on different types of berries so we can benefit from their wonderful health effects, but have you ever considered the magic of elderberries?What’s so great about e

4 Diabetes Game Changers

Along with the typical front-line treatments of insulin and oral medication, a variety of strategies and technologies may help people with diabetes manage their blood sugars. It’s essential to consult

Beauty

In the Thick of It

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Winter Hair Care

Want to snowboard, ski, and play in the snow—without ruining your hair? Read on.While adventuring in the winter wonderland, it can be easy to forget what a price our hair can pay. Never fear—natural h

Keep Your Skin Glowing All Winter

Aw ... winter. It’s cold, it’s windy, and it’s tough on our skin—our winter skin reality can often be described as dry and scaly. There’s a solution, though. Read on to find out how you can solve wint

Fitness

Is Yin Yoga For You?

In Yin yoga, poses are held for up to eight minutes. Find out how you can benefit from this passive style of yoga.Ashtanga, Iyengar, restorative, hot, flow, and power—there are a variety of yoga style

Embrace the Canadian Winter

Getting outside is fun--even in winter! With a little planning and preparation, you can still enjoy the great outdoors.Have you noticed that your exercise routine gets harder to maintain as the days g

Improve Your Flexibility

Flexibility is much more important than many of us believe. Here\'s why it\'s so crucial for healthy aging, and how you can improve.When was the last time your fingers said hello to your toes? Canada’s

Easy Office Exercises

We know that being sedentary is harmful to our health—but working in an office may not give us a chance to move around as much as we would like. Along with several tips for workplace ergonomics, we of
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Family

Immunity Gets Personal

In The Immune Power Personality (Dutton,1995), Henry Dreher outlined how character traits can build resistance to disease. Since then a range of experts have supported Dreher’s conclusions. What are s

Batman Bean Burrito

Wrap it up. Wraps are a great way to deliver vegetables and protein to picky kids. 2 Tbsp (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 cups (350 mL) chopped onions 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped green bell peppers

Back-to-School Aromatherapy Essentials

This back-to-school season, don’t just stock up on books and other supplies; add essential oils to help enhance your learning experience. Aromatherapy is not just great for boosting memory, but it may

From Boys to Happy, Healthy Men

Encouraging boys to explore their masculine strengths while also learning to explore more typically feminine emotions can be challenging, given society’s narrow stereotypes. Find out why it’s essentia