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Review of the Week: Remedies (April 29-May 5)

Monday April 29, 2013 by Alexandra C.

Whenever the seasons change, I get hit with a massive bout of flu/cough/cold/generallyfeelingicky. It's not a pretty sight. As the weather is slowly but surely changing, I am certain to get hit by a nasty bug again. So, to get prepared for the inevitable, I thought the Review of the Week category should be Remedies! 

By that I mean: pain relievers, cold and even allergy meds. To get a...

We Tried It: The Diva Cup

Friday April 26, 2013 by Alexandra C.

Here at ChickAdvisor, there's very little we won't talk about. I like to think that we've gotten to the comfortable, 'old shoe' phase in the relationship (where we just slide right in and get cozy with each other). I wouldn't even be grossed out if you farted in front of me. 

With that in mind, we're going to be talking about Lady Business today. More...

Review of the Week: Oral Care (April 8-14)

Monday April 8, 2013 by Alexandra C.

For Review of the Week, we're taking on one of the most essential item categories - oral care! We've discussed how important a great smile is before, so we all know this Review of the Week is extra super duper essential. 

Submit as many reviews as possible, anything from toothpaste, mouthwash, floss and even a toothbrush. The more you review, the better your chances are of winning...

How Your Day at Camp Can Change Kids' Health For Keeps

Monday April 8, 2013 by Claire


Ask anyone who has had the opportunity to attend a summer camp and they'll tell you about the great crafts, games, campfires, singalongs, new skills, and fun in the outdoors they enjoyed. Most of all, they'll tell you about the new friends they met and lasting memories they created.

We recently told you about a special fundraiser happening in Toronto this September, and it's...

7 Sleep Tips for New Moms (and the surprising news about what won't work!)

Thursday April 4, 2013 by Claire

Dear New Moms,

don't kill the messenger. Also, you're welcome (keep reading to see why).

Sincerely, Claire

A new study from the University of Toronto's School of Nursing has found that common sleeping tips and tricks do not have a measurable increase in the number of sleep hours a new mom and her baby will get during the first 12 weeks after birth. The same study also found that these...

Surviving Breast Cancer (and what you can do to help!)

Monday April 1, 2013 by Claire


Recently we told you about a fundraiser for an important cause, specifically the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancers. This 2-day walk through scenic Toronto in September directly benefits women's cancer research and patient care at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Why should this matter to you? Statistics tell us that 1 in 9 Canadian women will develop breast cancer...

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...

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