Two new magazine stories to watch for in November! In OWL magazine, I explore whether celebrities (ahem, Justin Bieber) can be a bad influence on kids in “Role Call – Do Celebrities Make Good Role Models?” And in Zoomer, I’m touting the benefits of off-the-grid living for boomers in my regular “Why I Live Here” feature. (Hint: Fewer bills!)
When you open your mouth, how do your gums look… red and puffy, or pink and stippled? If they’re red, shiny or swollen – or if you aren’t sure what stippled even means – then you’ll want to read my feature “Healthy Gums, Happy Mouth” in the October issue of Best Health magazine for some periodontal advice. And while you’re picking that up, you might also grab a copy of the October issue of Zoomer magazine, in which I write about folks who live in former-use buildings – churches, factories or schoolhouses – and get to soak up history under their own roofs.
If you weren’t too preoccupied with turkey and pumpkin pie yesterday, you might have caught my Thanksgiving-themed interview on CBC Radio’s “Here and Now Toronto.” I talked with host Gill Deacon about acts of kindness, how they help us and why the human species is driven to do them. If you missed it, you can listen in at this link.
Are you getting enough of this stuff? As winter approaches, we can easily become deficient in vitamin D. That matters, because vitamin D is proving more essential than ever for good health. Find out everything you need to know in “When the Sun Don’t Shine,” featured in the October issue of Canadian Living magazine.
If you’re going for fast food, it might seem healthier to go vegetarian. But just because a meal is meat-free, that doesn’t mean it’s problem-free. Your food could be loaded with fat and salt, or sorely lacking in nutrients. Before you take your next drive-through, read my Best Health web story about vegetarian fast foods that aren’t quite as healthy as you might expect.
When a child can hear about major global events just by logging onto Facebook or going on YouTube, it’s up to parents to help them understand these environmental, social and human rights issues – and teach them to be part of the solution. How do you raise a kid to lead change? Craig Kielburger and other experts have the answers! Learn more in my article, “Globally Aware Children,” featured in the new September issue of Alive magazine.
It’s hard to believe summer’s almost over, but since the newsstands are now stocked with September issues, I guess I’ll have to accept it! In my “Why I Live Here” column in Zoomer magazine’s September edition, I speak to people who live in trailer parks. If you think today’s mobile homes are shabby, you’re definitely in for a big surprise. And, oops, I missed announcing the July/August issue of Zoomer (if you’re lucky, you may still be able to track it down in stores). “Why I Live Here: On the Water” showcases houseboats, island living and even pondside homes.