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Perspective on Anti-Asian Racism

For those who don’t know, my family immigrated to Canada in 1981. We have owned and operated a family Chinese-Canadian restaurant in Port Colborne for over 30 years. Above is a picture of the takeout order we took down this past Sunday for someone who called to place an “order.” Since my mom answered using speaker phone, I was able to hear the whole conversation. A few red flags made the call stand out immediately: their mocking tone, they didn’t seem to know what they wanted to order, and they ended the call with saying something about the word “Asian” but they hung up before finishing their phrase. It was odd. Luckily, we asked for their phone number which seemed made up (222-3467). As we expected, no one came to pick up the order.

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Mobility meets Sustainability: The Movin’On 2018 Conference Wrap Up

A lot is being said and written about sustainable mobility, electric vehicles, livable cities, etc. but what is actually being done? Moving past the rhetoric, Michelin has created a unique conference for mobility experts that is more lab than conference. The 3-day event brought together disparate stakeholders including automobile brands, regional governments, technology incubators, green energy, mass transit, cycling and many others to solve specific challenges.

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Creamy Tahini-Avocado Udon Noodles

Healthy comfort food? Try these creamy Tahini-Avocado Udon Noodles.

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Lifting Weights, Strong Women and Challenging Social Expectations

Why does being strong nullify your femininity? Strong Women; it’s a good thing.

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Confessions from the Cushion: The Reluctant Meditator

By Elizabeth Ewanchuk

The effects of meditation can be powerful, enriching your life in ways you might not imagine. There are, however, a host of misconceptions about the practice, which can leave you confused and frustrated. Whether you’re an experienced or new meditator, these potential hurdles can be a detriment to meditation’s many benefits.

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Go-Green Energizer Smoothie

Combat Slothzilla, with this mean, green energizer smoothie!

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Giving Plastic the Boot

I hate plastic. So, until I can unlock the mastery of giving all-things-plastic the boot, here are some of the ways I pare back plastics.

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DIY Coconut Yogurt

Yummy, easy-peasy, DIY coconut yogurt that you can have with granola, use as sour cream, or add to smoothies. The possibilities are only limited by your creativity

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Omega-3 and the Plant-Based Diet

Most recently I was wondering if I was getting enough Omega-3 fatty acid in my diet, given that some sources claim plants are insufficient.

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Greening Up Your Digs

For those of us that spend most of our lives navigating a concrete jungle, it’s easy to forget the importance of taking the time to get our nature on, especially when you live in a place where 40% of the year is dedicated to hibernation (Go, Canada, go!).

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Creamy Miso Ginger Sweet Potato Soup

This wonderfully warming, vegan soup is a great way to celebrate fall

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Ed Veal Talks Life on the Bike

Professional cyclist and head coach of RealDeal Performance, opens up about the therapeutic benefits of cycling, his transition into riding pro, and how to come out on top in a zombie.

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Get On The Ball With A BOSU

Ideal for targeting a multitude of muscle groups, the device’s combined stability and instability are key to intensifying your workout.

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Personal Growth: Learning to Skateboard at 29

My newfound love affair with hopping on my board(s) is so much deeper than the activity itself. I love how learning something new forces me to get in touch with my body. As an athlete, it can be easy to fall into a pattern of doing what I’m good at and cruising on autopilot.

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Keeping Balance Under Stress

Life loves to throw curve balls – they’re unavoidable, but you can set yourself to come out the other side relatively unscathed.

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