Dench, Smith, Plowright, Atkins – Four Dames, One Amazing Documentary

Director Roger Michell (Notting Hill) brings together four incredible actors in Tea with the Dames – Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright and Eileen Atkins – in a documentary that celebrates their collective and individual accomplishments. The film, which opened in theatres on September 21, allows these women to let it rip on a variety of subjects, from stage fright...

Let It Go: How To Tap Into The Power Of Forgiveness

A relative stiffs you for money that you kindly loaned him. Your former partner dragged you to court for expensive divorce proceedings. Friends turned their backs on you when you were going through a medical crisis. Or your long-time employer let you go despite years of dedication on the job. If you’re like most people, the anger that comes with...

7 Essential Health-Themed Summer Reads Sure To Help You Live Better

Is your summer packed to the max? Slow down, find a cozy corner and read a book. Studies say that reading for just six minutes can reduce stress by 68 per cent. What’s hot and happening on the literary scene? Take a look at these titles, which have a health, aging or wellness slant. *You’re On An Airplane (Parker Posey). In...

Age of Disruption: Boomers Take On Aging and Healthcare

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Baby Boomers have left an indelible imprint upon everything from popular culture to science and technology, business and key issues such as women’s rights, sexism and civil rights. Now they are breaking down one of the last remaining obstacles in their path: aging. Loosely defined as those people born in the post-war period stretching from 1946 to 1964, Boomers comprise...

For Actor Donald Sutherland, Retirement is Not Part of the Plan

Some people work themselves into an early grave. Actor Donald Sutherland works at a feverish pace to ensure that he keeps himself out of it and stays healthy. Still, his approach can backfire sometimes. When he first met the press to promote his role as President Snow in The Hunger Games, he was wearing an eyepatch. And no, he wasn’t...

Comedian Rick Green Taps Into the Power of Laughter Post-ADHD Diagnosis

Comedian and writer Rick Green is known to many Canadians as the bumbling Bill Smith on The Red Green Show for 11 seasons. But a diagnosis of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) as an adult changed his life. While ADHD in children is well understood and typically diagnosed between 6 to 8 years, according to the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance...

Wheelchair Users Enjoy New Freedom, Thanks to “Smart” Sensors from Braze Mobility

“Cars have sensors. Why can’t wheelchairs?” That was the question that consumed Dr. Pooja Viswanathan for almost a decade – so much so that she started Braze Mobility, a company that manufactures sensors for wheelchairs. As its CEO and co-founder, she is helping to revolutionize the industry and make the world a safer, more accessible place for people with disabilities. Seeking...

Selling with Passion

Advertising is everywhere. Whether we realize it or not, we are bombarded with thousands of brand messages every day – from the logo on our cereal box to TV ads during evening prime time. Most advertising lives within our blind spot, but every now and then something strikes a chord and we sit up and take notice. For decades, ad...

Fits Like a Glove!

Mark Elias’s Steadiwear invention will benefit millions of tremor sufferers When you hear that a 25-year-old entrepreneur was featured in Forbes magazine, you could be forgiven for assuming it was because he’d invented a flashy, trendy gadget aimed at Millennials. But Mark Elias is making waves for inventing a glove. His assistive technology is designed to improve the quality of...

Move Over, Kale – It’s Walking Time!

Why some scientists call walking the new “superfood” capable of reversing aging and boosting health Spanish explorer Ponce de León spent years sailing around the world looking for the Fountain of Youth. But according to the latest research, he might have found it if he had searched on foot. While the benefits of walking are well known – from reducing...