On Canadian Health Care Awesomeness: Is It As Awesome As It Seems?

@EM Well, yeah. But I'd trade it for better systems if it were feasible! There are still problems we should fix if we can try. I think universal dental and vision care are pretty dang important! People really neglect both those areas if they don't feel they have money for it, and it can lead to really serious problems. And prescription drugs should be better covered for people who have troubling afford it without other coverage. We do pay for the system through taxes (income, sales) and I don't think it's unreasonable to make sure we get the most out of it we can.

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 4:11 pm 0

On Thirtysomethings Just As Delusional as Twentysomethings

Feeling pretty low today, as my break-up with my partner of (eight years????) continues as we feel out what to do next. THANKS, NY MAG. SCREW YOU.

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm 0

On AirBnb Ruined Our Lives and Turned Us Into Entitled City Dwellers

@gridmonte Def. Find a good housekeeper. Create a job! Or support existing ones.

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 3:37 pm 0

On Are Family Dinners Anti-Feminist?

I feel like a big part of the draining task of cooking isn't just the labour, but the CREATIVITY. Of course, you don't have to have amazing ideas all the time, but switching up meals is really important to keep food pleasurable as well as nourishing. Plus, if you're using a new technique or ingredient, it can be harrowing, feeling like you've forced a little risk on everyone. (I mean, in the end ... order pizza?) Good on calling out the planning part. That part can be so rewarding but so hard.

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 4:42 pm 2

On Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get For $240,000

Oh, gosh, are those called Adirondack chairs? In Ontario, we call them Muskoka chairs (referring to our cottage country ... haha). "Also, the house’s address is 666, so you know it’s hiding something good." I Love You, Ester.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 7:06 pm 1

On The Cost of Bringing a Person Into The World Via C-Section

@MollyAuden Yup, you need to be an Ontario resident (at least 3 months) to qualify for OHIP. This applies to other Canadians too, as public health coverage is arranged by province. If they're new to Ontario (less than 3 months), they would have to be covered by their former province's system, and I'm not familiar with how out-of-province-but-in-Canada coverage works! Prices of semi/private rooms vary by hospital, I think, and can be partially covered by your insurance if you have it.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm 0

On The Emmys: A Billfold Perspective

@Lori <3 Louie. This season was more serious and dramatic, but a lot of the previous seasons killed us.

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 4:49 pm 0

On How About Just Don't Do What You Hate?

@Marille I feel this so much re: no particular passions.

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 4:48 pm 0

On The Cost of Bringing a Person Into The World Via C-Section

Yeesh. *thanks stars again she lives in Canada/Ontario*

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 4:11 pm 0

On How About Just Don't Do What You Hate?

This is great. Thanks for flagging it, Meaghan.

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:25 am 0