Seven Ways Men and Women Disagree About Retirement, and other Weekend Reads

Here are this week's reading diversions for your personal enlightenment. Have an awesome weekend!

by Helen Lamanna,

Emmerdale's Cain Dingle on Crohn's disease: How quitting smoking and drinking has kept his condition in check | Mail Online

When actor Jeff Hordley first developed stomach cramps and intermittent diarrhoea his GP blamed Irritable Bowel Syndrome and prescribed drugs to tackle the painful gut spasms.


Flu Shot: 21 Facts About The Flu

Almost all of us have had the flu at least once, so it's often thought of as a non-serious illness, but it's very different from a simple head cold.

John Chen, New BlackBerry CEO: 5 Things You Need To Know

TORONTO - Five things you should know about John Chen, the new executive chairman of the BlackBerry board and interim chief executive of the Waterloo-based smartphone maker:

9 Things You Need to Stop Caring About

If you are currently facing a similar reality, ask yourself this: “What am I focusing on that isn’t working?”


The Pitfalls of Perfectionism | Psychology Today

Perfectionism may be the ultimate self-defeating behavior. It turns people into slaves of success—but keeps them focused on failure, dooming them to a lifetime of doubt and depression. It also winds up undermining achievement in the modern world.


You're Here to Fulfill My Dreams | Psychology Today

A cautionary note lest parents' dreams undermine their talented kids' lives.


What is Crohn's disease? - Crohn's & Colitis - C-Health

Crohn's disease causes inflammation, sores, bleeding, and scarring of the walls of the digestive system. The inflammation occurs in patches, and can penetrate deep into the walls of the digestive system.


The bad habit that instantly ages you

How Smoking Ages Your Skin | Men's Health


PHOTOS: Smoking Makes You Look Older

It's official: Smoking makes you look old.


10 Secrets to Building Wealth | Reader's Digest

Building your wealth comes from a combination of three key elements: debt management, wealth creation and wealth preservation. Find out what this means and get some tips that will help you save more.

7 Warning Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis | Reader's Digest

Suffering from frequent aches and pains? You could be developing rheumatoid arthritis. Discover where and how rheumatoid arthritis could affect you.

Healthy Morning Snacks - Midmorning Snacks -

Oh no, another hour or more to go before lunch? Relax, there's an easy food fix for every midmorning mood.

High Blood Pressure - A Silent Killer

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) and Related Information on

One in every four adults -- some 50 million people in the USA alone -- have high blood pressure. But many people are unaware that they have the condition.

Mediterranean Diet May Help Women Live Longer, Healthier Lives - MedicineNet

"The Mediterranean diet is characterized by greater intake of [fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains] and fish; lower intake of red and processed meats; moderate intake of alcohol; higher amounts of [monounsaturated fats, mostly provided by olive oil from Mediterranean countries]; and lower amounts of [saturated fats]," Samieri said. Saturated fats are found in baked goods, fatty meats and other foods.

I didn't file a claim. Will my insurance go up anyway? - The Globe and Mail

In addition to wondering whether your premium may increase, should the accident be reported to your insurance company, and what are the possible consequences of not doing so?

Seven reasons to love living in Canada |

The findings will surprise some, given our 7.2% national unemployment rate, 14.5% youth unemployment rate and economic growth projections that remain soft in the short term.

Seven ways men and women disagree about retirement |

Mostly, we see eye to eye. But on seven key questions, many Canadian men and women have different perspectives about what happens after work.

Canada Pension Plan changes to meet boomer demands |

We knew it was coming. For years we’ve been hearing that the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) might run out before we do. While government officials maintain that the plan has enough assets to provide benefits, they are making some changes, with the realization that a wave of soon-to-be-60 boomers could be looking to start collecting benefits.

A Chocolate-Dipped Potato Chip and More Crazy Food Creations - The Daily Beast

Ranch-flavored chips are so over. Frito-Lay just announced its newest invention: a chocolate-covered potato chip. But it isn’t the only one with some wacky salty-and-sweet ideas.

Lung Cancer Awareness: 7 Canadians Share Their Stories

Think lung cancer only happens to smokers? Unfortunately, there's no such thing as immunity from this disease. In 2012, lung cancer became the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada, and this year alone, the disease will kill more women than breast, ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancers combined.

10 Decisions That Will Make You Happier and Healthier | Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

We can create health and happiness by choice. Those choices are in how we think, act and react to the things we cannot control. These 10 decisions are choices we can make to lead happier and healthier lives -- no matter what comes our way.

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