Highlights / men


The Merb’ys calendar returns!

They’re back! The Newoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club have once again ‘finned’ up for another calendar saying, “We can help fill your quota of awesome” The ‘Merb’ys’ (Newfoundland for Mer-boys or mer-buddy’s) for a couple of years now »

Health, International, Society

Let your moustache raise money for men’s health

If you suddenly see more men with a moustache than usual, don’t be afraid…. They do it for a good cause. Since 2003, the month of November has resonated with Movember for many men around the world who grow a »

Health, Society

Men feel pressure to “man up,” suffer consequences: survey

A new survey suggests 37 per cent of Canadian men will not talk to others about their feelings to avoid appearing ‘unmanly,’ yet 80 per cent think talking is an effective way to cope with problems. And 29 per cent »

Health, Society

Men: working themselves to death (interview)

Stress, lifestyle unhealthy results It’s a fact. Men, on average, die sooner than women and its often  because they’re working themselves to death. The Japanese have a word for it, karoshi. Along with increased stress levels, come a number of »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Big and bearded and sexy for charity

They’re known as the Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club. And they’re showing off their furry manly charms as mermen, or in a more Newfoundlandish way, Merb’ys (mer boys).  Hasan Hal is the man behind the effort. Hasan Hai »

Economy, International, Society

The world’s changing job market and males left behind

Traditional male areas of employment such as manufacturing, are disappearing, and men , especially older men are being left behind as the job market, and jobs change. Gerald Swartz is a private consultant, and and instructor in business and economics »

Economy, Health, Society

Dignity, peace through last wishes for dying homeless men

They are a marginalized segment of society while they live, and too often die lonely, alone and abandoned. Now some groups in Toronto, Ontario want to ease the suffering and emotional pain of dying homeless men by trying to grant »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Canada refugee program to exclude single men: CBC

The public broadcaster, CBC, is reporting that Canada’s plan to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees before the end of 2015 will be limited to women, children and families. CBC quotes sources as saying unaccompanied men will not be part of »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Fathers get baby blues too: study

In Canada, a lot of attention is paid to pregnant women and depression they may face before and after the birth of their babies. But a new study has found that first time fathers-to-be also may suffer from depression and »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, International, Society, The Link

The Link On-line, Saturday August 8th, 2015

Your hosts on this edition, Lynn Desjardins, Terry Haig and Carmel Kilkenny (Marc Montgomery is on vacation) Junkfood at the check-out counter Hard to resist… Canadians, like many North Americans, are getting fatter and there are all kinds of theories »