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Toronto Event: Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancers

Monday March 18, 2013 by ChickAdvisor Team


It's a sobering statistic: approximately 1 in 7 Canadian women will be diagnosed with some form of breast or gynecological cancer in their lifetime (source: As scary as that sounds, there is also good news. Early detection is on the rise, survival rates are climbing, and treatment options are expanding!

These advancements have mass awareness campaigns and fundraisers to...

Fun, Fitness, and a Fine Charitable Cause: Save the Date!

Monday March 11, 2013 by Claire


Most of us have a Cause near to our hearts and we do what we can to support it. Usually that means putting money in an envelope or training for a marathon, but the charity we're introducing you to today is really putting the "fun" back into fundraising.

The SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children, a pediatric health science centre for patient care...

Pregnancy Sickness and What I Have in Common with Kate Middleton

Friday March 1, 2013 by Ali

 Pregnancy Sickness
I have a ton in common with Duchess Kate.  Actually, I'm pretty sure if we met we'd be instant best friends. Here's why:

1. We're both natural brunettes
2. Both married to a Prince (mine might be figurative)
3. Entrepreneurial family
4. Excellent British accent (one might be faked)
5. Bald(ing) husbands
6. Love of hats
7. Love of shoes
8. Baby due this summer
9. Hyperemesis...

3 Recipes For Healthier Alternatives To French Fries

Thursday February 28, 2013 by Alexandra C.

I love fries and I can't have a burger without them. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, but truth be told, my salty tooth is bigger. My only issue is that I know fries aren't exactly the healthiest option. So I decided to come up with three healthier alternatives to french fries. Hopefully these options will satisfy my cravings and I won't have to feel guilty about eating them.

These fries aren't going...

6 Healthy 100 Calorie Snacks To Try

Tuesday February 26, 2013 by Alexandra C.

The other week, I asked the Chick community what their favourite healthy snacks were because lately I've been a cheat. Chocolate, cake and cookies, I'll be the first to admit to having a sweet tooth! 

I'll also be the first to admit that these aren't always the smartest choices, especially when you consider how many nutritious, low cal tasty treats are available and really easy to make!...

Dealing with Cramps, Period.

Thursday January 10, 2013 by Alexandra C.

Periods suck. Period. They are no fun, and we don't need to pretend that they are, but we do need to get on with our lives when they hit. 

As a cramp sufferer, I've become an expert at dealing with them and trying to put on a happy face (no matter how much I want to punch the next person who speaks to me, blame PMS). So, here are a few tips, tricks and do's and don'ts for...

Post Holiday Health Rescue: 5 Detox Drinks

Friday January 4, 2013 by Alexandra C.

Overindulging is a well known holiday tradition, right? Only, after the holidays are done, Present Alexandra is not such a fan of Past Alexandra's decision to observe that tradition. I don't know about you but I don't think I can look at another plate of turkey. Or mashed potatoes. Or stuffing. And please, don't even offer me any sort of chocolate or cake. 

To help get...

5 Bad Snacking Habits Made Healthy

Tuesday November 13, 2012 by Alexandra C.

You may already know that I'm a huge snack fiend. I love my munchies while at work, on the go or just lazing about at home. And speaking of lazing about, you may already know that when it comes to food and cooking, I can be a bit (ok, a lot) lazy when I'm making a meal for one. It's so easy for me to just go to the coffee shop, eat a processed snack or if I'm feeling especially...

1 Date Night Purse Essential to Pack (plus enter for a chance to win*!)

Monday November 12, 2012 by Ali


I am so glad my dating days are behind me.  Especially first dates!  Sure, they can be fun and exciting with all of the newness and anticipation, but they are also extremely nerve-wracking. Aside from the whole chemistry/compatibility question, there is the scariness of The First Kiss. 

Hollywood tells us that this moment is perfectly romantic (or sweetly awkward in the...

My Battle for a Better Nose (and why I'm on round 3)

Tuesday October 9, 2012

Third time's the charm, right?  I'm counting on that.

Plastic surgery isn't something I've ever really approved of because I've heard too many horror stories.  Generally, unless you have a horn growing out of your forehead or a nose that doubles your facial square footage, I think you should leave well enough alone.  And yet, here I am, about to embark on round 3...

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