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5 Political Terms That Don't Mean What People Think They Do

Ward Anderson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Ward Anderson

This past summer I was lucky enough to go on a 10-week book tour all over North America. What surprised me was to find out how much people stood behind their politics without realizing that they were often calling themselves the wrong thing. Here's a few examples.

Five Things You Might Not Know About Halloween

Ward Anderson | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

It's almost All Hallow's Eve and people from age three to age 99 will be dressing up in costume, eating candy, and partying the night away on this spooky, festive occasion. Most people know the history of Halloween at this point but here are five random facts about Halloween you just might not know.

When Doctors Say "Scooch" It's Never a Good Thing

Deborah Kimmett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Deborah Kimmett

The doctor entered with his miner's light and didn't even say hello. He said, "Scooch." Scooch is never a comfortable word for a woman. Why does he get all chatty when he's south of the border? Once he's got out the salad servers, he starts talking about his golf game. One time he said, "Oh, you've been to the beach."

Five Things Hollywood Pretends Are Affordable

Ward Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

If you spend a lot of time watching movies, you begin to notice a trend: movies are about Average Joes. Yet it seems Hollywood apparently would have us believe that John Q. Public has easy access to all the things people with money tend to be doing. Here's a list of five examples of pricey things that we keep seeing Average Janes doing on TV and in the movies.

Five Things Grown Men Should Never Wear

Ward Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Style
Ward Anderson

I saw someone wearing parachute pants the other day. It reminded me that clothing and fashion goes out of style and then comes back in again. Yet there remains several fashion choices that need to forever say in the "DO NOT RESUSCITATE" category. What follows are five things you won't see me wearing...and that no grown man should be wearing.

Maybe She's Born With It? Like Hell She Is

Renee Gold | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Style
Renee Gold

I think the biggest ruse that women try to sell themselves, and each other, is that WE are aging naturally. While some of us are 'maturing' better than others, my belief is that after a certain age most women are actively doing their personal best to slow down father time -- they're just not telling anyone about it.

Sex or Parenting?

Darlena Cunha | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

Yesterday, some words came out of my mouth. And those words got me thinking. It occurred to me that many of the phrases uttered by parents and children to each other in the heat of growing up a good family could also very easily be instead uttered in...the heat of the moment, if you know what I mean. Go over these phrases and try to figure out if they're Sex or Parenting?

The Health Benefits of Moms Going Back to Work

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

A recent survey found women who worked full time outside the home after having children had better mental and physical health by age 40 than those who had not. That may be because the reward system for moms at home leaves something to be desired. In that there really isn't one.

Practicing for Three

Darlena Cunha | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

Before your children get to three years old, you may want to practice, you know, so you don't accidentally eat them at some point during that rewardin...

The 10 Mom Types That You'll Find at the Park

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Moms at the park playing with their kids are a common sight in most neighborhoods. Not surprisingly then, is it any wonder that there are as many different types of moms at the park as there are days of the week? Read on and you'll find that you'll likely recognize at least a few of these parents at your local playground.

Annoying Parenting Trends That Must Be Stopped

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Another year gone by, another year filled with annoying parenting trends. Here are some fads I'd like to see disappear by the end of 2013, including trophies for every participant and snack time every half hour!

Is It OK To Laugh If Your Child Cheats on Homework?

Leanne Shirtliffe | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Alberta
Leanne Shirtliffe

My eight-year-old son has been cheating on his home reading. "How is that possible?" you might ask. "How is it possible that he's been doing this for six weeks and you never noticed?" you might ask.

Sometimes What Kids Don't Know Can't Hurt Them

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

While I believe it is important to keep our kids somewhat up to date with current affairs, do they really need to know and digest every piece of bad information that hits the ever expanding radar? A local station used to announce, just prior to the news, "It's 10 o'clock. Do you know where your children are?" I say, better yet, "Do your children always need to know what you know?"

Eating Sushi? You Are Doing it Wrong

Tetsuro Shigematsu | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Tetsuro Shigematsu

If a real friend is the person who tells you when you have bad breath, then what I'm about to tell you will make me your best friend; whenever you eat sushi, you are embarrassing yourself. That's right, the abominations you commit to your California Roll bring shame upon your whole family. Are you one of those people who rub their chopsticks together? Do you proudly explain to your rube aunt from Kelowna that this is how you get rid of the splinters? Dude, look around you. This isn't Quest for Fire. You are not Survivorman Les Stroud, trying to get some kindling to smoke. You are in a sushi-ya on Broadway.

Smells Like Teens Dispirited

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

As a mom who has brought up a few toddlers through to their inevitable teenage stage, I know that there can be some great things about having these older kids in the house. So here are the great qualities today's teenagers have, supported by words from their own brace-laden mouths.