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Balance

Understanding the teenage mind

How to support your child through adolescence.

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Push pause

Health experts warn that many children are spending too much time in front of a computer, video game, mobile device or television screen. Screen time should be balanced with other activities such as free play, hobbies and outdoor activities.

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Workplace stress

Do you have a tough time making it through your workday? If so, you are not alone. A 2010 StatsCan report says 27 per cent of Canadian workers say they are highly stressed, and about 62 per cent of them say their workplace is the main source of their stress. This can lead to physical and emotional tensions that many researchers believe may put us at greater risk of illnesses, such as heart disease, muscle tension, depression or anxiety problems.

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Breaking the male code

"Nothing is wrong. I'm fine. I can handle it." Sound familiar? In western culture, we encourage boys to be tough, strong and independent. But that can sometimes lead men to hide or ignore their feelings in order to feel capable of handling them. And that may put their mental health at risk.

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Bounce back

Have you ever felt like life is a roller-coaster ride with ups and downs, twists and turns? Well, you aren't alone. Life hits hard sometimes, but you can learn to become more resilient. Here is how.

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Stay connected

Making the time to come together with others is very important for our health and well-being. Studies show that healthy social connections are an essential aspect of our physical and mental health, and can, in fact, contribute to a longer life.

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Slideshow: 21 ways to enjoy life more

Think you need to win the lottery to enjoy life more? Not so. In fact, several studies on happiness have shown that after basic needs are met, increased wealth has little to do with life satisfaction.

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Warning signs

What to do if you think someone is contemplating suicide.

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Let nature nurture your health

When was the last time you took a walk in a local park, had an outdoor picnic or went for a hike in the woods? Contact with nature actually nurtures us in ways nothing else can.

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Give yourself a break

Studies show that a lack of self-compassion can negatively affect your mental health and well-being.

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