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The poverty challenge: “Live below the line” next week

April 23rd 2014

Live below the lineSince 2010, the fund-raising campaign “Live below the line” invites everybody to eat and drink for 5 days in the same conditions as 1.2 billion people do every day throughout the world. Think about that figure – 1.2 BILLION – living every day below the extreme poverty line. That is currently estimated by the World Bank to be the equivalent of roughly $1.50 per day in the U.S., about $1.75 per day in Canada and £2 in the U.K.
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Why should we build our own urban garden?

April 22nd 2014

SOSCuisine/gardeningThis question has several answers:

1. To enjoy fresh produce that’s tasty, pesticide-free and cost effective.

2. To do some physical activity in an enjoyable manner, which has beneficial effects on our health and on our wellbeing
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Five steps for a successful urban garden

April 22nd 2014

SOSCuisine/gardeningBe it a reaction to junk food or to soaring vegetable prices, weekend time pass or a simple way to stay fit, maintaining a kitchen garden has become an increasingly popular practice. Whether we have a balcony, a roof or a small courtyard, we can all aspire to our tiny patch of greenery and enjoy healthy and tasty vegetables.
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Stop Comparing Yourself with Others, and Reach Your OWN Goals

April 21st 2014

SOSCuisine/Nautilus PlusNo one can dispute that we often like to make comparisons between ourselves and others. In order to save time and money, many people use pre-made programs or believe hearsay from their brother-in-law who heard about a new fad diet or training program.
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Easter eggs

April 19th 2014

SOSCuisine/Easter EggsOriginally published in the Journal de Montréal on April 19, 2014.

From the humble, coloured hard-boiled egg to the most prestigious Fabergé eggs in precious metals and decorated stones, the Easter egg is an age-old tradition.

In fact, the custom of offering decorated eggs existed long before the Christian era. As spring is the season in which nature blossoms, the egg, representing life and rebirth, was probably the first symbol of fertility used in rituals dating from the dawn of time.
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Change your habits in 14 days

April 16th 2014

Salad with blank recipe bookYou don’t know where to begin to adopt healthy eating habits?

Begin gradually. Integrate a new habit every day, for 14 days, and after 2 weeks your nutrition will be noteworthy!

Here are my suggestions:
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Does your partner have type 2 diabetes? You could also be at risk

April 15th 2014

SOSCuisine/potatoesA new research from McGill University Health Center (MUHC), published in the journal BMC Medicine suggests that if a person has type 2 diabetes, their spouse has 26% increased risk of developing the condition.

The investigators came to this conclusion after analyzing six studies, conducted in different parts of the world, involving a total of 75,498 couples. This increased risk could be a result of “social clustering”.
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