Entries by Rebecca Zamon from 12/2011

Royals The Face Of London Olympics

Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada Style

LONDON - Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton and brother Prince Harry will be official ambassadors to the 2012 London Olympic Games, royal officia...

Gift Gurus: Let Us Find You The Perfect Gift

Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada Living

We know where you're at. You're scrambling around, trying to find the time to figure out (a) who's on your list, (b) how much to spend, and (c) wh...

Girl Walk All Day: Attention Getter

Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada Living

It's a big world out there, with plenty of things clamouring for our attention. But there are the things we keep returning to, the ones we can't get e...

No-Fail Cheating Policy Under Review

Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada Living

A St. John's-based school board is reviewing a controversial new policy that forbids teachers from giving a failing grade to students cau...

Christmas And Religion: Dealing With Christianity As An Atheist Parent

Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

Imagine being a three-year-old encountering Christmas for the first time in a shopping mall. Without any context, you'd conclude the holiday is about ...

Shit Girls Say Gets The Lingo Right: Attention Getter

Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

You hear it every day. On the subway, in the elevator, on the sidewalk: girls making completely inane statements that are worthy of an eye roll. Until...

Pole Dancing As Sport: Time To Start Looking For Uniforms?

Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living

Googling the term "pole dancing" is more often associated with teenagers ogling a computer screen than getting inspired. But Jenyne Butterfly is aimin...

Celebrity Body Transformations 2011: The Ups And Downs

Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Living

In any given year, you'll have your celebrity weight loss -- and gain -- stories, and 2011 certainly was no different. What did set this year apar...

Multi-Tasking Moms: Tips From Arianna And Other Successful Businesswomen

Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Living

No one ever said spinning plates is easy. Working moms can attest that just when they get their 'family' plate spinning at a nice rhythm, the 'job' or...

Christmas Invite List: Who Makes The Cut When You Just Want Family

Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada Living

Christmas dinner hosting responsibilities aren't to be taken lightly. There's the menu to set, the house to decorate festively, and the excitement of ...

Raw Cookie Dough Could Contain Salmonella Or E. coli: Study

Posted 12.09.2011 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Generations of neophyte bakers have shrugged off parental warnings about how eating chunks of raw cookie dough could make them sick to their...

Free Shipping Day For Canada Dec. 12

Posted 12.09.2011 | Canada Style

TORONTO - A Canadian entrepreneur who convinced hundreds of American e-tailers to join his annual Free Shipping Day campaign is hoping to do the same ...

Video Games For Kids Gift Guide: Find The Ones They Really Want

Posted 12.09.2011 | Canada Living

Letters to Santa are no longer filled with requests for Red Ryder BB Guns but for first-person shooters like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which, of...

The Top Celebrity Chefs Of 2011: Scoring The Famous Foodies

Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Living

This year may have shown us that insects can be meals and South Korea is a truly exciting food destination, but one thing that didn't change in 2011 w...

Can Men And Women Ever Really Be Friends?

Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Living

It's the question that inevitably gets brought up at some point during a late night conversation between 18-year-old students: can men and women ever ...

Memorable Quotes In 2011: Canadians Had Plenty To Say This Year

Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Living

It's possible that 2011 will go down in record books as one of the newsiest in history. It's not only because we now have so many places to record wha...

Christmas Calories Equal A Good Workout

Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Living

It's the middle of December, and you're likely a quarter of the way through your packed holiday schedule, which means you're still able to look at a c...

Fertility Laws Still Unclear A Year After Court Rulings

Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Living

A lack of government regulation overseeing reproductive technology is failing to protect prospective parents and their would-be kids, law...

Top News Stories Of 2011 -- In Lego

Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Living

From the royal wedding to the death of Osama bin Laden, the English summer riots and the fall of Gaddafi, here are some of major news stories of the p...

Expensive Celebrity Gifts: Be Prepared For Complete Intimidation

Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Living

What would you buy your loved ones for the holidays if you had unlimited funds? After all, right after togetherness and family time, this season is ab...

Should Sarcasm Have Its Own Font?

Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada Living

We need a new font like we need a new Justin Bieber Christmas single. Unless you mistake me for a teenage Bieber fan, you'd probably be able to figure...

Elf On The Shelf: The Creepiest Christmas Tradition Ever?

Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada Living

WARNING: Video above contains violent images and sexual references. What started as a sweet attempt to convince children to behave for Santa has tu...

Teen Video Game Gift Guide: Right Age, Right Adventures

Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada Living

Teenagers want to do, well, everything, but they can't -- 'cause they're still teens. They do, however, have a ton of time on their hands. That's why ...

Why Men Love Mean Women: What's The Deal?

Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada Living

"Why do men marry mean girls?" Rebecca asks me. She's almost in tears, and my heart aches for her. Rebecca's a beautiful, talented single New Yorker i...

Food Trends In 2011: Canadians Go For Comfort

Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada Living

As Canada becomes both increasingly multicultural and urban, we're seeking out different foods in our everyday lives. In 2011, it was a combination of...