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Are We Overbearing Puppy Parents?

(2) Comments | Posted March 24, 2012 | 3:42 PM

It's often said that parents today are an overbearing lot. The reason is frequently attributed to the abundance of readily available information. From the endless dos and don'ts of pregnancy blogs, to Ivy League preparation classes (for children in elementary school), there is no shortage of resources for the zealous...

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Generation Poor

(6) Comments | Posted December 8, 2011 | 9:51 AM

For the last couple of years my husband and I have been living on the edge. We're not skydivers or stunt pilots or Cirque du Soleil performers. No, it's much less avant-garde than that -- we're simply your regular 30-something, children of baby boomers, navigating a crappy economy and a...

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Cleanses, Diets and Mixed Messages

(3) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 7:00 AM

Is cleansing a great, or even necessary, way to eliminate environmental toxins in this dirty day and age? Or is it a quick, possibly detrimental, weight loss gimmick that rarely maintains results? Contradictory opinions on this subject flood the Internet. But one thing seems pretty clear: cleansing is often used...

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Musings on Kim Kardashian's Wedding: Why Are We Giving Favours to Our Guests?

(2) Comments | Posted September 4, 2011 | 8:00 AM

While indulging in some shameful Kardashian wedding ogling the other day, I scrolled upon one of the favours Kim and Kris bestowed upon their guests: a notepad with a background photo of themselves. That's right, it would seem K&K want their friends to write a grocery list on...

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