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Cinnamon Sugar Timbits

Timbits For All!

I can’t think of many people who eat doughnuts on a regular basis. But they must be out there, because over the last five years the doughnut has been reinvented and re-popularized, with trendy shops popping up all over the place offering flavour combinations like Maple Bacon, Green Tea and…

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How to Meet a Man in 7 Not-So-Easy Steps

I hear it again and again from my 40-something single girlfriends. At this age, a good man can be extremely hard to find.

“Online dating is such a crap shoot and time-consuming. I’d prefer a more organic approach but where do you go? Add to that that I do find that men my age want younger women. It’s tough,” says Lisa*, a 45-year-old mother of two.

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Finger Licking Disgusting

Every once in awhile we all seem to need a refresher course in social graces. I blame the ever increasingly casual world we live in. I remember when people used to dress up before getting…

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Dog Days Of Summer

When I’m sweating buckets, I keep thinking about our four-legged friends in their fur coats. Despite the drippy tongues and excessive panting, they seem to weather the temperature with a certain insouciance.

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Two Words That Can Change Your Life

I’m sorry. It’s a powerful phrase. Perhaps even more meaningful than those other 3 little words.      As Canadians we’re known for being quick with an apology. And in everyday life it’s a description that…

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Ripe for the Picking

The best part about summer eating is the beautiful, bountiful produce, particularly the fruit. Among my favourites are berries of all kinds, but eating them can often be a game of tastebud Russian roulette – Sweet… sweet… mouth-puckering sour!

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Dinner Partying and Your Weekend Menu

Lately I’ve been breaking the cardinal rule for dinner party hosting. That is, any domestic goddess will tell you it is never wise to try a recipe for the first time when you’re having guests…

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Beginner’s Guide to the Grouse Grind

Every year I say “never again.” And yet every year I find myself dusting the mothballs off my little backpack and lacing up my hiking boots, in preparation for a challenge worthy of Sisyphus.

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Fab Find: Pillow Fight

If there is one thing we have learned to appreciate, it is that a splash of paint, a bit of lipstick, or a new ‘do can transform your space, swagger or self-confidence.

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The New Milky Way

Some of you may be too young to remember this, but there was a time when people drank milk… like from animals. Today, it’s venti half-caf soy milk this and caramel macchiato double sweet rice milk that.

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Do You Know Why You Paid to See This? A Pop Quiz

While in Paris recently I stopped in for a quick visit at the Louvre. I always enjoy visiting my old favourites, like Venus de Milo and the pyramid. And then of course there’s the most…

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