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Reader's Digest Canada

Reader's Digest Canada September 2019

Canada's most read, most trusted magazine.<br><br> Inspiring real-life stories, laugh-out-loud humour, and insightful articles about health, lifestyles, and truly remarkable Canadians, Reader's Digest touches your life and connects you to the world around you -- now that's "life well shared".

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contributors

THOMAS DAGG Photographer, Toronto “25 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia” Thomas Dagg’s work is cinematic, using ambient lighting to tell visually pleasing stories. Dagg’s great aunt suffered from dementia, so taking a portrait of Dr. Samir Sinha touched him personally. Watching someone slowly forget those they love is difficult. Learning about efforts being put in to combating dementia brought Dagg hope. See his work on page 33. CASSIE BARRADAS Writer, Vancouver “I Feel Like an Unexpected Tax Return” Cassie Barradas, an improv performer, enjoys writing humour pieces that challenge her to get across funny ideas without using visual cues. Not to let the cat out of the bag, but her favourite joke she wrote for Reader’s Digest is the one about cats. And bags. Read her hilarious revamps of common idioms on page…

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letters

LETTER OF THE MONTH The Power in Pushing Back Thank you for the excellent May cover story about women’s pain. My 41-year-old daughter could have been the subject of this article. I do wish the piece had included information about what women experiencing chronic pain should do as they wait for the medical system to improve. As the story points out, “Changes will take time to filter down.” My daughter is almost totally pain-free now, but it took me encouraging her to be firm and not to settle—to demand her doctor’s full attention and expertise. Had I not read this article, I wouldn’t have believed this archaic mentality toward women’s health existed so widely in the medical community. Thank you for further illuminating this issue. — DEBBY DENNIS, Gravenhurst, Ont. GOOD QUESTION I enjoyed…

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that’s entertainment!

THE TESTAMENTS Following Trump’s inauguration, at women’s marches around the world, people in pink hats held up signs beseeching, “Make Margaret Atwood Fiction Again.” But as the Toronto author has pointed out, the details she included in her famous 1985 dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale came from real events in history. And there’s been plenty more to mine for inspiration in the three-and-a-half decades since she wrote her opus. Expect shudders of recognition when reading The Testaments, her long-awaited sequel, narrated by three female characters and set 15 years after Offred was bundled off to an unknown destination. Sept. 10. THE WATER DANCER In this searing novel, one of the sharpest minds in non-fiction turns his talents to the imaginary. Set in the mid-1800s, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tale follows Hiram Walker, an enslaved boy…

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what you should know about buying insurance

1 Know your policy. Don’t wait until disaster strikes to find out what you are and aren’t covered for. 2 Many home insurance policies have exclusions and limits. “A standard policy may cover water damage from a burst pipe but not an overland flood,” says Pete Karageorgos, director of consumer and industry relations at the Insurance Board of Canada. 3 Insurance brokers work on commission and might even be getting kickbacks for selling you products. Ask them what their compensation model is—they’re legally required to disclose commission rates. “If you have a concern, contact the regulatory body in your province,” says Karageorgos. 4 Before you sign a contract, consult the Canadian Legal Information Institute (canlii.org) to see if any lawsuits have been filed against them. If the company’s notorious for refusing to pay,…

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points to ponder

I think poetry is a verdict. It’s a verdict that we give to something that moves us—that has authority and music and resonance. – Leonard CohenAS YOU GET OLDER, LIFE GETS BUSIER, AND EVERYTHING GETS SHORTER. EVEN THOUGH I’M MOSTLY JUST WRITING, I SEEM TO HAVE NO TIME TO WRITE.– Author Helen Humphreys, IN THE HUMBER LITERARY REVIEWI don’t have any questions but I’m going to tell you how to do your job. Get out of our way. Give us our money, give us our land and we’ll take care of it ourselves.– Grand Chief Arlen Dumas, IN THE EDMONTON JOURNALWe as women, for a variety of reasons, look at our bodies from an outsider’s perspective. I think that we need to start relishing our bodies a little bit more.–…

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led by the nose

IT MAY BE kind of gross to think about, but your nose is continually making mucus—and that’s a good thing. This sticky secretion traps and neutralizes dust, pollution and germs, which helps protect you against infections and airway irritation. It also humidifies the air you breathe and moisturizes your nose, preventing its lining from drying out and cracking. Under normal, healthy circumstances, nasal mucus simply gets swallowed without causing discomfort. But when it’s especially thick or copious, you can become conscious of it draining from your nose into your throat. You can also experience coughing, soreness, tickling, a raspy voice or a frequent need to clear your throat. Known as postnasal drip, this annoying symptom can be caused by a wide variety of conditions. Common triggers include hay fever, colds and flus,…