I ACCIDENTALLY BOUGHT A BAG OF NO-PURPOSE FLOUR. NOW WHAT???
LOOK. LISTEN. WHEN you’re a busy career woman and mom of 17 who’s always on the go and just trying to have it all, grocery trips need to be quick, efficient affairs. I’ve learned to anticipate well in advance that at some point, my 284-week-old triplets will once again want to make ferret-shaped cupcakes. And I’ve learned to be prepared. Or so I thought.
Cooking Through Grief
After her husband died, my mother-in-law found solace in sharing his favourite meals
The Truth About House Fires
In her new book Along the Western Front, the photographer Leah Hennel captures the ranches, rodeos and romance of Southern and Central Alberta
How Do Masks Protect Me?
We ask family physician and Masks4Canada organizer Amy Tan
How an Ontario doctor is improving women’s cancer care
WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?
EVEN BEFORE JOSH was born in 2007 in South Australia, his parents, Nicole and Andy, knew there was a chance their baby might have a severe disorder that could affect the course of his life. His older sister, Lauren, had stopped meeting milestones just after turning one. As she grew, she gradually lost her mastery of skills like walking and speaking. Despite extensive testing, she remained undiagnosed, but doctors suspected it was a genetic condition.
Body, Heal Thyself
Why do wounds mend more slowly as we age?
Open Up and Say Ha Ha
The surprising reasons laughing is good for you
A turkey lost in a Toronto park helped me find my post-retirement resilience
I Am a Stroke Survivor
What it feels like to endure—and recover from— a condition that kills 14,000 Canadians every year
WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?
SUSHMA LIVED WITH her husband and teenage daughter in a rural Nepali town, where she kept a busy schedule organizing festivals and singing in a choir. At 51, she’d never had any serious health concerns.
Still Got It
Desire doesn’t have an expiry date. How I learned to keep feeling sexy after 60.
LOST ON BURKE MOUNTAIN
To get help, Brandon Hoogstra had to leave his kids alone on a cliff. He prayed he’d remember how to find them again.
Horse of a Different Colour
During Roany’s final days, our extraordinary bond only grew stronger
How to tell if you’re being haunted
Conquer Your Everyday Aches and Pains
11 STRATEGIES TO STOP THEM FROM HOLDING YOU BACK
Making new friends as an adult starts with courage and vulnerability
THE PREDATOR AND HIS PREY
He targeted them on dating sites, showered them with attention and flattery, and promised they’d be together forever. How Marcel Vautour broke the hearts and the bank accounts of women across Canada.
THE BOY WITH A SPIKE IN HIS HEAD
Xavier Cunningham fell onto a rotisserie skewer and impaled his face. Doctors couldn’t believe he was still alive.
THE PULL OF THE STARS by Emma Donoghue ($34, HARPERCOLLINS)
Every month, we recommend a new must-read book. Here’s what you need to know.
THE 2020 READER'S DIGEST KINDNESS AWARDS
We invited you to nominate fellow Canadians who, during this terrible year, demonstrated the benefits of being nice. Meet the winners.
How a house party inspired a support network for transgender women
HE SLIMED ME
My son’s obsession with his gooey creations has been my undoing
Words of Wellness
The surprising reasons why reading is good for your health
Black Watch, Advance!”
In one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War, 320 Canadians faced three times as many German soldiers. Where was their backup?
As Canada retreated into self-isolation, I tried to be a good neighbour from a distance
Are Opioids Ever Safe?
We ask ER doctor Daniel Kalla
Doctors raced to find an antidote as the snake’s venom spread through Shalabha Kalliath’s body, attacking her organs and inching her closer to death
CBD & Me
Some experts believe the non-intoxicating compound from the marijuana plant can cure anxiety, chronic pain, sleeplessness and a thousand other problems. I decided to give it a try.