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Arianna Huffington says the key to health, happiness, success and even economic prosperity is simple: everyone needs to sleep more. Sounds great, but how do we actually make it happen? Here are her best tips.
Canadian Living's web editor battles her upper arm fear and wears a sleeveless dress.
Photography by Carlyle Routh. Hair by Jukka/Davines/Plutino Group. Makeup by Jodi Urichuk/Bite Beauty/Plutino Group.
Have you ever flirted with the idea of trying a daring style but weren't quite sure how to pull it off? We found six women who were intrigued by a trend they usually avoid, then we gave them the support and style advice to help them make it their own. Here, Canadian Living's web editor, Jenny Tang, forgets her upper arm self-consciousness and ditches sleeves.
"The thought of showing off my arms, unless I'm running or at the gym, absolutely terrifies me," says Jenny. Her fitness game is strong, and she's got the lean, tones limbs to prove it; but, despite all that, Jenny, like many other women, feels self-conscious about exposing her arms.
Vest, $80, and dress, $40, winners.ca. Earrings, brooches and bracelet, bananarepublic.ca. Bag, coach.com.
Regardless of your shape or size, sleeveless tops and dresses require excellent fit. If they're too big, armholes can reveal undergarments; if they're too tight, they look awkward and uncomfortable. For Jenny, we picked a neoprene-like dress with a high neckline. We added structure, and a little more coverage, by topping it with a sleeveless vest dappled with brooches which add interest—and keep the focus away from the upper arms.
Shop the trend:
Sleeveless turtleneck, $50, express.com
Embellished dress, $49, joefresh.com
Peplum top, $90, rw-co.com
Flared dress, $119, bebe.com
Blouse, $20, uniqlo.com
Jewel flower blouse, $59, simons.ca
Sleeveless vest, $99, thebay.com
Jumpsuit, $46, zara.com
Sleeveless turtleneck, $79, guess.ca
Sabine dress, $165, aritzia.com
Drake General Store, Urban Outfitters, The Face Shop, Uniqlo
It should be easy, but sometimes finding a gift within a certain price range that is still thoughtful can be difficult. Let us help.
Finding the perfect Secret Santa gift is more difficult than it seems. First, if you're buying for someone specific, you want to gift to be thoughtful—but that can be difficult if you only have a limited budget. And that's the thing about the budget—you need the gift to be less than, but close to, your budget (whether it's self-imposed or part of a larger secret santa mandate). Plus, sometimes you don't know who your secret Santa is! And shopping for a mystery person means you need to get something that will appeal to pretty much everyone.
Got it straight? No? Don't worry. We've compiled some of our favourite gifts to give that fit into your Secret Santa budget—whether it's $5 or $30.
Gifting beauty is always a good idea if you ask us. These face masks are inexpensive so feel free to pick up a few.
Patches are a great way to personalize your style—but they're also creative and compact expressions of art.
This item combines two of our favourite things—the Toronto Blue Jays and lapel pins! Not a sports fan? Luckily there are plenty of lapel pin options to make sure you find the right one for your giftee.
We know not everyone is a fan of slippers—but these ones are so cozy and a steal at $15!
Colouring books have shown to relieve stress and help people meditate—they're also super fun!
Having a hand cream in your bag all winter long is necessary to avoid dry, cracked hands. A practical gift has never been so indulgent!
Cloth napkins are a much more environmentally-friendly pick than their paper alternatives—and super chic around the holidays.
Give the gift of a cozy home. We especially love this limited edition scent from Canadian brand Province Apothecary.
Everyone loves a scented candle—especially a rich, warm scent that makes staying in that much better.
A calendar for the new year is something we always forget to pick up in December. Make sure to find one that suits your giftee's personality.
Having a notebook on hand is a requirement for many people. This fun pack is Pantone-coded!
It's a problem if you don't have a hat come December. The Drake General Store wants you to wear your provincial pride on your head with these colourful picks.