Yoga classes at a college in Canada were canceled this week over concerns that Western yoga is culturally insensitive and that practicing yoga in the west is part of a colonialist tradition. For many, this is the first time they are hearing this argument. But for those of us who have been practicing for years, these arguments are nothing new.Read Full Story
Hygge was never meant to be translated. It was meant to be felt. So said translator ToveMaren Stakkestad. Curling up in a squishy armchair with a good book is hygge. Candlelit kisses under the duvet are hygge. The conspiratorial murmur of friends over a bottle of red is hygge.Read Full Story
The main treatments for breast cancer are surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy and biological therapy. The best treatment option depends on the size of the tumour and how advanced the cancer is.Read Full Story
"Easy weight loss." If you're immediately suspicious of anything that comes after those three words, you're right to be. They're touted by fitness programs, diet books and supplement companies with greater regularity than a yogi on a juice cleanse.Read Full Story
I’ve been in the most intimate settings with some of the biggest celebs, nothing between us but a bath towel and some almond oil. I’ll never forget the time that Patrick Dempsey — a.k.a. Dr. McDreamy — disrobed and got on my table in a swanky hotel room in South Beach. “I get paid to do this?!” I thought, as my hands glided across his back.Read Full Story
When the mental health of new mothers is discussed, the conversation typically revolves around postnatal depression following the birth of the baby. What isn't so widely talked about is the fact that many women experience anxiety and depression early on in their pregnancy.Read Full Story
You're probably familiar with the phrase, "Hurry up and wait." With all the rushing you have to do to get to your kids' schools and practices and your lunch dates with your friends... only to sit there and wait? It's time to put a kibosh on your car's function as your personal sitting machine.Read Full Story
I can’t remember the exact moment that I decided I wanted to become a physician, but it was probably around the same time that most kids were still sitting in the sandbox imagining themselves as prima ballerinas, astronauts and firemen. From a very early age, I would accompany my father, a dedicated cardiologist, on his weekend rounds at the hospital.Read Full Story
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