Category Archives: Reference

Who are the Caregivers?

Almost every one of us will provide some form of caregiving in our lives. Some people will be trained and employed in specific fields of caregiving, but most will be everyday people who volunteer their time to help friends, family members, and neighbors.

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Birth Order and Relationships

Your birth order and gender affect primarily your social behavior — how you relate to other people in your life. They affect the kind of spouse you are, the kind of parent you are, the kind of employer or employee you are, and the kind of friend you are. Some people, because of their gender and birth order, will have more trouble than others at work, some will have more difficulty being a parent, and some will have more conflict in their relationships with the opposite sex. This is good to be aware of, especially when deciding on a career, choosing a mate, having a child, or working on difficulties you may be having in these areas. Continue reading

Ongoing Effects of Birth Order

Sigmund Freud was the first of the psychotherapists to note that “a child’s position in the sequence of brothers and sisters is of very great significance for the course of his later life.”

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Helping a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease to Manage Triggers

If you’re a caregiver for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, you know how overwhelming and confusing this disease is. On this World Alzheimer’s Day (September 21) let’s spread awareness about how one can help a person manage their mood swings.

A person with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is prone to mood swings, which can be triggered by a variety of things. Continue reading

Maximize Your Studying Potential

Believe it or not, the most effective way to battle the problems of distractions, poor concentration, and low self-esteem is to improve your learning environment.

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Meet the Authors: Dr. Aliza Israel and Avrum Nadigel

Are you looking for a committed relationship but  you wonder why they never last? There’s one thing you should know: before you create a happy successful relationship you need to become your best self, as Dr. Aliza Israel and Avrum Nadigel show in their new book, Love Starts Here (November 2016). Why did they write this book?

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What Makes Canada Different?

Oh yes, the stereotype of the Canadian being too “nice” is true!

365 Tips for Newcomers. Your first year in Canada.How to define Canada? It’s not always easy to pinpoint exactly what being Canadian means. Often, Canada is compared to its neighbour to the south. Yes, we share a border with Americans, but we are not really the same. Many immigrants who come to Canada for the first time have most of their impressions based on what they see in the movies, but Hollywood is in the United States, not Canada. While the two countries have similarities, there is something unique about Canada as a country and a people, compared not only to the United States, but also to other countries around the world. Continue reading

The Future: Genetic Testing

It still seems like the stuff of science fiction, but for about $200 you can explore your own DNA through genetic testing.

One company, 23andMe (named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes in the nucleus of most cells) provides you with reports on more than 100 health conditions and traits, data about inherited risk factors, and how you might respond to certain medications, as well as information on your ancestral lineage. Continue reading

How To Move To Canada From The US?

It is estimated by the US embassy in Ottawa that there are more than a million Americans living in Canada on a regular basis. Canada welcomes thousands of new immigrants and visitors from the US every year. Just as Canadian visitors fall in love with certain areas of the US and purchase property there, for similar reasons Americans visiting Canada often want to either purchase Canadian property for recreational use or as an investment. Continue reading