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Balancing age-old wisdom with new recommendations is not always the easiest feat.
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Whether it's young children growing up and needing your time for activities and school or aging parents needing extra attention, the generation caught in the middle of this is being spread thin. The sandwich generation has become the norm for Canadians, bringing packed schedules and extreme stress.
This Valentine's Day, why not spend time showing love to those who might need it the most? February 14 conjures up images of hearts, chocolates and little jewelry boxes presented over candlelit dinner...
"She is easily the strongest woman I have ever met."
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"At this age nothing makes you nervous."
I see a whole lot of people treating their grandparents like second hand family members. They grumble and moan when they ask them for anything or to be taken anywhere. Their request is usually for a five minute trip to one of three places - the temple, doctors office, or the bank. How hard is that? It doesn't have to be such a nuisance.
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Because people can be jerks. Sigh.
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Who doesn't want to be close to their mother, especially on Mother's Day? But for thousands it's just not possible. Being with Mom hurts too much. Her "love" is toxic. It causes too much emotional pain. No time is this more controversial and guilt-inducing than on Mother's Day.
I was 14 and shocked by all the criticisms suddenly blind-siding me. They ranged from making me believe I was an (almost) slut to something as vague as, "Shake my hand and commit to 'trying harder.'" To this day I wonder how much harder I could try. I already had a 4.0 GPA.
It's often said that we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. But what about the grandparents of the natural world? Old-growth forests come to mind. They are structurally and ecologically diverse and often remain very stable for centuries, feature multi-layered canopies with various tree species at different stages of their life cycle.
From the teen heartthrob on the cover of a magazine to the ingenue blogging from on her lifestyle site, it seems like everyone wants to dish out life advice. Sure, we all love to hear how the rich, fa...
If we were wearing pearls right now, we'd be clutching them. In the video above by Elite Daily, 12 grandmothers play the ultimate round of Fuck Marry Kill, featuring actors, dictators, rappers, presi...
Last week, an image of an elderly woman cradling her great-great-grandchild appeared on Facebook with the caption, "101 year difference." The photo, posted by blog Life of Dad, touched the h...