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Deborah Fulsang, @deborahfulsang @thewhaletherose

Deborah Fulsang is the founder of the fragrance-themed website, Follow her on Twitter at @deborahfulsang and at @thewhaletherose. She is the current beauty editor at The Kit, and has served in senior fashion and style editor positions at Canada’s leading media brands such as The Globe and Mail, Flare and Chatelaine magazines.
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You Don't Deserve To Be Abused, And Other Things To Tell My Daughter

This news story is a sickening one: Talk of women being allegedly blindsided with punches to the head in the name of foreplay, of them allegedly bashed against cement walls, of courageous women agreeing to press sexual-assault charges only to be ridiculed on the witness stand. What, on earth, do I tell my intelligent and social-justice-minded daughter about this?
02/22/2016 11:01 EST
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Diets Are Stupid, And Other Things To Tell My Daughter

On this second week of January when so many of us have thrown in the towel on our January 1 resolutions -- apparently only eight per cent of people actually manage to succeed with their New Year's goals -- I'm here to diss "The Diet" in favour of common sense, moderation and a few other nuggets of truth I want to pass on to my daughter.
01/14/2016 11:51 EST
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The Basic Etiquette You Should Teach Your Kids

Don't talk about people behind their backs. Well, maybe just with your mom or dad or your best friend, but not with the crowd. It's very uncool and it will come back to bite you. It was Eleanor Roosevelt who said, "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
04/08/2014 08:00 EDT
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10 Useful Real-Life Lessons From the Fashion Runway

Style has little to do with cash. Take your cues from the runway, but don't think you have to wear couture to be cool. It's only a tiny percentage of the population that can afford what comes down the catwalk after all. So borrow ideas from the fashion stage but interpret them for yourself by shopping smartly from shops that cater to your price point. And be okay with that.
03/26/2014 05:46 EDT