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Hilary Swank’s Manhattan Retreat

When she’s not in Hollywood, actress Hilary Swank heads to a spare, serene apartment overlooking downtown New York where the views take center stage.

As a girl, Hilary Swank could see the whole world from her bedroom—at least in her mind’s eye. Living in a trailer park with her mother, she devoured books, which she checked out by the armload from the bookmobile that made the rounds of her Bellingham, Washington, neighborhood. By 15, an age when the average girl’s most fervent fantasy is to kiss some silly pop star, Swank had envisioned a rich and important life for herself.

So perhaps it’s no surprise that this lauded actress (she was one of the youngest women ever to win two Best Actress Academy Awards) is content to inhabit a New York apartment that is modest in size and chicly understated in its decor. For Swank, a home needn’t be as extravagant as a dream. “I feel comforted in smaller spaces,” she says. “They’re more nurturing.” Continue reading Hilary Swank’s Manhattan Retreat

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Canada’s First Women’s Brain Health Conference

The first-ever SAM conference on women’s brain health will bring together scientists, researchers and health care professionals to talk about sex differences and the aging process, and reveal what is known about aging well. The conference will also include information on how to best boost cognitive function over the lifespan.

The keynote speech will be delivered by two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner and women’s health advocate Hilary Swank. Additional conference speakers include Senator Linda Frum, Dr. Marla Shapiro and several renowned researchers, scientists and physicians.

The day-long conference is open to the public and will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the latest research in women’s brain health and understand the impact of nutrition, fitness, research, menopause and technology on the aging brain.

The conference was inspired by the Women of Baycrest, a network of influential women who fundraise for Baycrest, a global leader in developing and providing innovations in aging and brain health.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit