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5 TV Shows That Need to Make a Comeback

There are few things worse in this world than our favourite TV shows getting cancelled. You get that icky feeling like you can't breathe and you're not sure you can go on with your life. Sometimes you have closure, sometimes you don't. Either way, we've rounded up a list of shows that we wish -- nay, DEMAND -- return to our lives.
04/25/2014 05:12 EDT
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What Rob Ford Can Learn From Leaked Celeb Sex Tapes

So somebody's taped you. Doing something. Say, smoking crack cocaine. Maybe having sex. Maybe having sex while smoking crack cocaine. Regardless, the tape in question was for your eyes only, and now here it is, hanging out in public, without any permission from you. What do you do? What can you do? Well, you can learn from the leaked tapes of celebrities past.
11/18/2013 12:25 EST
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Sex Talk: Pulling Out is NOT Safe

Quite a lot of women are using the pullout method. So much so that the author of the NY mag article dubbed women in their 20s and 30s the "pullout generation." And if this is true, why aren't we talking about it more?
11/08/2013 06:06 EST
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Six Clever Halloween Costumes for Couples

Halloween is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate than making up a goofy couples costume with your significant other. There are endless possibilities for costumes for two, here are a few ideas to get you started.
10/17/2013 07:53 EDT
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Relationship Tips from a Military Spouse

As the wife of a military fighter pilot, I've been forced to make separation work several times and I've learned ways to cope and even thrive along the way. So, if you find yourself in this predicament, here are a few things that I've gleaned from detachments over the years.
09/03/2013 05:26 EDT

Interview with Night Film Author, Marisha Pessl

Written by Sara Koonar for 29Secrets.com Marisha Pessl's new novel Night Film has received major buzz. The fictional book centers on the death of Ashley Cardova, the daughter of a legendary cult-horr...
09/03/2013 03:31 EDT
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5 Sneaky Ways You're Sabotaging Your Diet

We all know the ingredients of healthy living: eating nutritious, good-for-you foods, laying off the junk and leading an active lifestyle. It all seems pretty simple, but the truth is, there are little habits we've all been guilty of that could be sneakily undoing all your best efforts.
08/07/2013 08:04 EDT
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Six Destinations You Must Visit This Summer

Summer is the perfect opportunity to take a day off and explore what Ontario, Canada has to offer. Whether you're into wine tours or canoe trips, here are some romantic getaways that are sure to bring you and your partner closer together.
07/05/2013 11:59 EDT
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It's OK to Be the "Marrying Type"

We all have the freedom to skip the ceremony, share some living space, and leave it at that -- but what if that doesn't cut it for you? What if you need to stand in a church, on a beach, in front of a priest or a justice of the peace, and actually marry the person you love? Well, that's OK too, and here's why.
06/13/2013 05:14 EDT
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Five Mother's Day Gifts from the Heart

Let's face it -- we all need our mothers, no matter what age we are. Our mothers have wiped our tears (and other areas), gave us hugs and kisses when we needed affection. Although it's hard to give a gift to the person who has given you everything, here are some gift ideas that are guaranteed to bring a smile to your mother's face.
05/07/2013 12:27 EDT
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Survey Says, Half of Us Lie on First Dates

According to a recent survey, 49 per cent of Canadians tell lies about themselves in the early stages of a relationship. Whether it's your age, salary, or hair colour, are some truths just too compromising to tell the people we're trying to impress?
04/26/2013 06:10 EDT
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Signs You're in the Wrong Career

Everyone experiences periods of frustration and dissatisfaction at work, but how do you know it's something that's negatively impacting your life, and that you are ready to jump ship?
04/07/2013 11:10 EDT
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Size Matters! Why You Should Know Your Measurements

This summer, I went bra shopping -- like an adult. I went to a lingerie store, I got measured like a grown-up, and I found a bra that fit. Then, I bought it. And guys, my life changed for the better. With your measurements, you can sleep soundly knowing you can get underwear and clothes that fit.
03/28/2013 08:44 EDT
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Fashion Dos and Don'ts From HBO's "Girls"

While the award-wining HBO series Girls follows the lives of four friends in NYC, Sex and the City it is not. You won't find the glossy, high fashion or glamour. Here's what we've learned so far from this fresh, new group of 20-somethings as they try to figure it all out -- including what to wear.
03/15/2013 08:00 EDT
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Stars Before They Were Fashion Icons

Wonder how your favourite fashion icons looked before they were the A-listers they are today? Before stylists, designer collaborations and fragrance deals? These ladies were always beautiful, but with time and experience, they've turned into the most stylish women in Hollywood. The transformations will shock you.
03/06/2013 07:36 EST
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Why Fighting Can Make Your Relationship Better

The honeymoon phase is officially over and you've reached that dreaded relationship milestone: you just had your first big fight. While butting heads with the guy you love is something you'd probably like to avoid, a good old-fashioned argument can actually be a healthy thing. Here's why jumping into the ring with your guy can make you closer, and happier in the long run.
03/01/2013 08:08 EST
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How to Boost Your Partner's Sexual Confidence

We all need an ego boost every once in a while. Giving your man attention and praise in the bedroom will benefit both of you -- when he's confident in his sexual abilities, he'll be more uninhibited in showing you his love. Boosting his sexual confidence will actually boost yours too. Here's how to give him the attention and praise he needs.
03/01/2013 05:36 EST