Life – NOW Magazine https://nowtoronto.com/lifestyle/index.rss Tue, 20 Apr 2021 23:07:50 +0000 Tue, 20 Apr 2021 23:07:50 +0000 en-US Dan Savage Savage Love: I’m bisexual – and anxious about gay hookup culture A married bisexual reader has questions about biphobia, condoms, PrEP and the “top shortage”

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Kevin Ritchie How self-test kits could democratize HIV testing in Canada Vancouver-based researchers are sending 15,000 free home test kits to men across the country

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Julia Mastroianni The rise of psychotherapy in Ontario The field is an increasingly popular second career option thanks to its diversity and anti-oppressive focus

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Radheyan Simonpillai Affordable housing in Toronto real estate should not come at the expense of the environment The need for more housing supply has led to calls to cut red tape and build on green space

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Julia Mastroianni How to challenge illegal extra fees and charges from your landlord Tenants can challenge some extra fees as long as it’s been less than a year since the charge

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Kaelynn Shinkaruk Post-secondary schools need to take decisive action on mental health Mental health literacy training should be a requirement of post-secondary staff

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Rob Brezsny Freewill Astrology: Weekly horoscope for April 15, 2021 You will see a whole range of things that were previously hidden, Taurus

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Dan Savage Savage Love: Being in the closet is no excuse for cruelty The red flag special: Dan responds to three readers who are vexed with an ex

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Enzo DiMatteo What we know about cannabis, COVID-19 and vaccines There’s some evidence to suggest that anti-inflammatory properties in weed can mute the effects of the virus, but the feds say don’t believe it

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Rachel Moore The importance of maintaining good oral health during the pandemic This story is sponsored by Dr. Neil J. Gajjar Associates & Specialists.

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NOW Staff High Buys: The buzziest cannabis products right now Our monthly reefer roundup features an ultra-potent sativa, something new for cannabis oil aficionados and a unique cultivar with a prized lineage

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NOW Staff Some homes in the GTA real estate market cost almost 50 per cent more than a year ago An online real estate calculator will estimate the cost of your home as the market continues to stoke fears of a bubble

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Radheyan Simonpillai The 10 best places in Toronto to take Instagram pictures according to photographers Local photogs explain the best places to get sunrise, sunset and landscape pictures for the gram

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Glenn Sumi, Radheyan Simonpillai and Enzo DiMatteo The top 20 walks in Toronto Whether it’s a half-hour trip to a dog park or a trek along the Humber or Don, here’s our guide to enjoying the city’s parks and recreation

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Kelsey Adams Winging it: A short guide to birdwatching in Toronto Spotting birds that call the city home is a great way to get outdoors and stay in tune with nature

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Richard Trapunski Four essential Toronto audio tours for your next walk These audio tours and walking podcasts will guide you through your next neighbourhood stroll

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Rob Brezsny Freewill Astrology: Weekly horoscope for April 8, 2021 Cancer: You will blend lovability and strategic shrewdness to generate unprecedented effectiveness

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Dan Savage Savage Love: Your girlfriend wants to keep you in the doghouse Dan answers a reader who admitted he cheated on his girlfriend – and is stuck in the doghouse seemingly forever

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Carlito Pablo Canadian home prices could fall 40 per cent in major housing market correction: realtor A British Columbia-based broker compares the current situation to the market conditions that led to the U.S. housing crash in 2008

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Radheyan Simonpillai A bungalow is listed on the Toronto real estate market for nearly $3 million More economists are recommending tighter mortgage rules and new taxes to bring down sky high home prices

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NOW Staff Mortgage Broker Store garners media attention for stopping Power of Sale actions in Toronto Sponsored feature: Mortgage Broker Store

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Glenn Sumi NOW readers tell us their biggest financial concerns … and what would provide peace of mind 

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Rob Brezsny Freewill Astrology: Weekly horoscope for April 1, 2021 Gemini: Engage in an orgy of self-appreciation, celebrating yourself for being exactly who you are

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Dan Savage Savage Love: Why snooping can only be justified retroactively Plus: The fastest way to find out if someone only wants sex from us is to have sex with that someone

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Kevin Ritchie, Michael Hollett, Joshua Errett and Radheyan Simonpillai 40 at 40: Is the East vs. West debate still a thing in Toronto? NOW tackled Toronto’s geographic divide with a buzzy cover story, but 11 years later Toronto feels totally different

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NOW Staff Report: Toronto real estate is the most vulnerable among major Canadian cities An RBC economist calls for stricter mortgage rules to contain an overheated market

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Radheyan Simonpillai Five places to live and eat in Scarborough There are relatively affordable spots in the east-end suburb where the food scene is still tops

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Radheyan Simonpillai Scarborough is the last frontier for affordable Toronto real estate A new generation is laying down roots and bringing change to the sprawling cultural and culinary hub

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Rob Brezsny Freewill Astrology: Weekly horoscope for March 25, 2021 I suspect there may be new sources of inspiration headed your way. Get ready for them, Taurus

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Dan Savage Savage Love: My friend’s husband texted me selfies. Do I tell her? Leftover questions from the third Savage Love Livestream cover rope jam imposter syndrome, pet-play and possessive unicorns

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