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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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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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Would You Park Your Dog in Here?

Every year or so it seems there is something new on the Socially Unacceptable List. Soon after that it might become law. Take drinking and driving. I don’t remember getting to and from a dinner…

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It’s Getting CROW-ded Around Here!

I’m sitting in my backyard, trying to soak up a few rays, when my neighbour begins making the most god-awful squawking sounds. I go back inside the house, the squawking stops. Back in my lounge chair, it starts up all over again. He’s literally trying to drive me out of my own backyard.

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I Dream of Genie

Eugenie Bouchard is making history. As you surely know by now, never before has a Canadian woman made it to the Wimbledon semi-finals. (Same goes for Milos Raonic as the first Canadian male.) And tomorrow,…

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I Heart Vancouver

A few days ago I started to think about how lucky I am that my parents decided to immigrate here some four decades ago. Thanks mom and dad! They gave me a life of opportunity that I likely wouldn’t not have had back in Croatia.

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Can You Read This?

It’s the topic of conversation at every dinner I attend, especially if it’s taking place in a restaurant. It usually starts with someone holding the menu at arms length, squinting, as they try to make sense of it. “Is this writing tiny or is it me?”

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