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Single and happy ... but has society caught up?

A quickly growing single population means cultural assumptions and public policy have some catching up to do

How finances play into Canadians’ happiness

Though income affects satisfaction levels, according to Globe survey, taking control of finances can make a difference

A tour of hidden Montreal, set to music

Montreal jazz-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Shepherd, a four-time Juno Award nominee, embarked on an ode to the city, with one critical piece missing until a chance encounter

Superfan goes to all 82 Leafs games to find out what makes fans tick

In talking to fans, Mike Wilson finds one theme keeps coming up

Women With Drive, and other initiatives to turn around the trucker shortage

A lack of drivers means the industry is getting creative and aiming to attract underrepresented candidates, such as women, Indigenous people, veterans and visible minorities

Canadian jazz icon helps Cuban women sidestep machismo of music scene

Jane Bunnett’s collective of young female musicians, Maqueque, is recording a new album

Facial-hair fundraisers: ‘It’s the beard inside that counts’

Groups that give to various charities join Movember, the daddy of them all

‘Shrink it and pink it’ is not the kind of equipment design female athletes need

Toronto-based Girls Just Wanna Box launches boxing-glove lines designed for women

Furry therapists bring students stress relief

Dog-therapy programs at universities help students with a variety of mental-health issues

Most Canadians happy, Globe survey finds

A new Gandalf Group survey commissioned by The Globe and Mail suggests Canadian adults are satisfied with many aspects of their lives, with the most powerful determinants being mental health and having a sense of purpose

U.S. donors send money to Canada to support ‘model’ refugee resettlements

With U.S. doors largely closed to refugees of the war-torn region, American organization Ananias Mission helps Canadian Catholic churches with sponsorships

Girls try being CEO for the day, highlighting lack of women in leadership roles

This year’s United Nations’ International Day of the Girl theme was With Her: A Skilled GirlForce

After retirement, a book and two degrees

Montrealer Irene Steiner survived Hungary under the Nazis, became a teacher and says advice is wasted on seniors

‘Trump factor’ among reasons Canadian private schools attract international students

Knowledgeable educational agents help foreign parents and students find the best private-school fit

Demand growing in Canada for Indigenous food, eateries

Chefs say there is rising interest, thanks to increasing awareness of Indigenous culture and the desire for local foods

Ontario researchers use 3-D-printing technology to replace majority of dog’s cancer-ridden skull

They say it’s a novel procedure that marks a major advance in veterinary medicine

A pencil that turns into a plant

Danish company Sprout offers a sustainable alternative to marketing items that can pile up and end up in landfill

How to fit your yearly trash in a jar

As the ocean of plastic (literally) swells, a growing number of people are cutting down their garbage to near zero. Here are tips for those who want to aim for a zero waste lifestyle

New concussion guidelines for children could change practices around the world

New U.S. guidelines includes recommendations on the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of mild concussions in children

How to future-proof our youth for the changing world of work

What can we be doing to help the next generation futureproof their careers?

When her father died, this is what she made

When a person close to us dies, we struggle with a response. As an artist, Carmen Romero turned to her medium, flamenco, to create a work of beauty and ultimate peace

A farm in wildfire country offers ideas for doing things differently

California’s East End Eden teaches permaculture, which aims for sustainable agriculture and habitation design

Buck a beer to go to refugees, Ottawa craft brewer vows

Dominion City Brewing Co. was so taken with Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s controversial plan to lower the minimum price of beer to $1 that the brewer has started its own very different buck-a-beer idea

Cooking oil may help prevent spread of foodborne illnesses, researchers say

University of Toronto researchers say their work indicates a thin layer of cooking oil fills in the microscopic scrapes in industrial machinery, forming an effective barrier to bacteria

How kids can start on the path toward the Special Olympics

FUNdamentals and Active Start are year-round Special Olympics programs that help children with intellectual disabilities develop athletic skills while having fun

Dragon’s Den star Romanow’s seven tips for maximum productivity

As someone who has already started five companies at age 32, she has developed a number of habits to ensure she gains maximum productivity

Prom night at SickKids allows patients to experience coming-of-age experience

For patients who missed their big dance, or were too sick to go, the hospital offers them the chance to let loose and feel good in a medically safe environment

Could you go phone-free for a whole weekend at adult summer camp?

Ontario-based camp Reset thinks you can, and should, given that research shows we can spend hundreds of minutes daily on our mobile devices

As Prince Louis is christened, his parents have choices to make on how to raise their boys and girl

Though research indicates parents treat male and female children differently, the trend is slowly changing

Old-fashioned warnings against women cycling sparks theme for new play, BikeFace

Playwright took inspiration from nonsensical 1890s article detailing appendicitis, epilepsy and infertility as dangers of biking. BikeFace plays at the Toronto Fringe Festival

Why these young Canadian soccer players look up to their World Cup heroes

We asked members of a few of Canada’s youth soccer clubs which men’s World Cup players inspire them

Argos superfan’s adventures include warming feet under washroom dryer during Winnipeg game

Lori Bursey, president of the football team’s official fan club, fell in love with the Toronto team at the age of 12

Move over, Mom: Dads can play a big role in kids’ fitness and health

Much of the research into what it takes to raise active children focuses on mothers, but there is growing research involving men and their impact on the health and activity habits of their youngsters

Americans turn to social media to #ThankCanada in wake of G7 tensions

Americans show support for Canada’s culture exports

Top issue for kids in Ontario’s election? Teacher was surprised

Student Vote is a Canada-wide program that prepares those under the voting age to participate in elections. Ontario students are voting in an election parallel to the provincial one

All eyes and ears, mini donkeys offer comfort to kids in therapy

The trend of using these tiny equines in therapy has come to Canada

What it’s like to ring a church bell that weighs as much as a Honda Civic

Ninety-three metres above street level, a group of dedicated bell ringers sound the great bronze bells in Toronto’s St. James Cathedral

Feds hope law will help turn teens off coolness factor of vaping

Ottawa aims for legislation to ban selling e-cigarette products to anyone under 18 and marketing that seeks to appeal to youth

How brides can join the trend of no-gift weddings, like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s

While it is not for everyone, the number of couples asking for charitable contributions instead of gifts is growing

Dealer bought unsigned painting for US$189,000. Newly attributed to Rembrandt, who knows how much it’s worth

Painting caught the eye of an art dealer who bought it in 2016 for a modest sum. He now plans to sell it

Designer’s jewellery adorns Sophie Grégoire Trudeau abroad and creates social change at home

Kim Smiley’s designs were spotted on Ms. Trudeau during the Prime Minister’s visit to India

Why moms prefer experiences to presents on Mother’s Day

Among the most desired gifts for Canadian mothers last year was dinner with the family

How Iskwé, Serena Ryder and other women are changing the Canadian music industry

Revamping Henry’s e-commerce site resulted in double-digit gains in mobile purchases.

Benefits of ballet class – even at 80

Edmonton seniors dance offers the benefits of movement and music and social interaction

How first Puerto Rican Harlem Globetrotters basketball player El Gato got his nickname

While the group plays Canada, they also spend time with young people, offering basketball clinics and anti-bullying campaigns and visiting hospitals

Ryerson students’ app takes the headache out of Airbnb ownership

Three Toronto students spent 14-hour days to launch their new business. When their Airbnb hosting service goes live this June, they hope it will lead to a profitable career, at a time when many students worry about their employment

Raptors superfan Nav Bhatia: From courtside to building courts for kids

The Ontario car-dealership owner has not missed one Raptors home game in 23 years. He has also made sure young people get a chance to experience his beloved basketball

In photos: Preparing for Meghan and Harry’s wedding

Plans for the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle include details large (1,200 members of the public invited to the grounds) and small (commemorative spoons)

Toronto Maple Leafs superfans and Babsocks founders add Bower to socks lineup

The socks that started with the face of Leafs coach Babcock expand to such legendary players as Leafs goaltender Johnny Bower, who passed away last December

Toronto Maple Leafs superfan has ‘mini Hockey Hall of Fame’ in basement’s Ken Leblanc’s New Brunswick home houses his collection of Leafs memorabilia, including signed apparel from Auston Matthews and William Nylander

As Prince Philip is in his 6th day of recovery, 5 pieces of good news about hip surgeries

Thousands of Canadians undergo hip replacements and new research shows promise for better outcomes

Rainboots make 8-year-old happy … but they’re not for him

Giving money charitably tends to make us happier than spending on ourselves, contributing to health and well-being, according to UBC researcher

Is chocolate the key to children’s happiness?

Actually, it’s more like happiness is one of the keys to chocolate … but it gets more complicated, and parents can learn lessons from this recent study

How we are wired to love our pets

Factors from neuroscience to culture dictate which animals get the most attention

Does your employer really care? Six ways they can walk the walk

From roof-top mini-putt to just a half hour to take care of personal business, here’s what employees appreciate

She wants to bring colour and beauty to women ‘hiding themselves in black’

Salt Spring Island artist Hannah Stone transfers the vibrant hues of her paintings onto activewear for women

Dozens of dogs rescued from South Korea arrive in Montreal

On hand to greet the dogs was figure skater and Olympic medalist Meagan Duhamel, whose dog Moo-tae was rescued from a South Korean meat farm

Finland is world’s happiest country: UN report

Canada comes in at seventh while Finland topples Norway in annual happiness survey

Women push back against ‘blockchain bros’

Blockchain, one of the most potentially disruptive technologies, mirrors the larger sector with low female representation. But these three women are among those who are disrupting the disruptors

A gift of furniture started a charity chain reaction, ending with help for cancer patients

Two Calgary business donated furniture when they moved, but that wasn't the end of it

NWT entrepreneur aims to keep toes warm, give Indigenous youth jobs and protect nature

Chipewyan Dene founder of Aurora Heat had parents who were trappers. When her father died, she started the fur hand and foot warmer company in part to continue the trapper tradition

The golden plan of skating blind pays off for Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue

The Canadian duo topped the French pair of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron to win the ice dancing competition.

Canada-wide program aims to get young cancer patients faster access to new therapies

The program matches genetic testing of hard-to-treat cancers with experimental therapies

Invisible angels: child caregivers

Most kids their age would be involved in after-school activities or hanging out at the mall. These adolescents, however, go home to look after a family member with a physical or mental disability

Insulin: The Canadian discovery that has saved millions of lives

Insulin forever changed what it meant to be diagnosed with diabetes