Archive For The “Life” Category

Facebook breakup posts give closure to relationships

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Facebook breakup posts give closure to relationships

It’s not unusual to see engagement announcements, wedding announcements, we’ve-got-a-baby-on-the-way announcements while scrolling down Facebook timelines.Especially among millennials, when a couple has news to share, it’s natural to tell friends and family online, because that’s where we know they all are.But there’s something new on social networks, and these posts catch my attention more than…

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How to enjoy the dog park if you don't have a dog

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How to enjoy the dog park if you don't have a dog

Karen Harris thought the name Apollo suited the Great Dane that was majestically prancing through Trinity Bellwood Park’s dog bowl.None of her four friends with her that sunny Friday afternoon agreed. Not that it mattered. They didn’t know the dog or its owner. Nor did they have a pooch in the mix. The group was…

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Half of those who consider divorce have a change of heart a year later, new study finds

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Half of those who consider divorce have a change of heart a year later, new study finds

EDMONTON—A new study suggests many people contemplating divorce have a change of heart a year later.Researchers at the University of Alberta and Brigham Young University in Utah conducted an online survey of 3,000 Americans aged 25 to 50 who have been married at least a year. One out of four of the respondents said they…

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Vacation systems are broken here's the fix: Pasricha

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Vacation systems are broken  here's the fix: Pasricha

Have you ever felt burned out at work when you came back from vacation? I’m not talking about being exhausted from fighting with your family at Disney World. I’m talking about how you knew the whole time walking around Epcot Center that a world of work was waiting upon your return. Can I say something?…

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Cancer doctor writes book after his best friends diagnosis

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Cancer doctor writes book after his best friends diagnosis

When his best friend was diagnosed with colon cancer three years ago, Dr. David Palma, a radiation oncologist and cancer researcher, tried to help in any way he could. He soon realized that even with the guidance of a medical insider, it was hard for his friend — a 35-year-old father of three — to…

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A continuum of treatment for knee pain

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A continuum of treatment for knee pain

Nearly all of us will have knee pain at some point in our lives and for some of us, it can be debilitating. In my clinic, most people with knee pain fall into one of two categories. The first is people in their 20s and 30s who have an acute injury and a torn meniscus,…

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Shy boy wondering if he has a crush: Ellie

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Shy boy wondering if he has a crush: Ellie

I’m wondering if my friend (a girl) and one of my close friends, has a crush on me. We go to the same school and the same church. I only knew her for two years, but one day she complained, asking why I never say hi to her at school.I said that I never noticed…

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Planning a day for family in Whitchurch-Stouffville

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Planning a day for family in Whitchurch-Stouffville

WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE–Three-year-old Angie Giaouridis squeals in delight as sheep nibble the mini-carrots she holds in her hands. Nearby, brother Stratos, 5, presses up against the fence, feeding lettuce to the goats, trying to make sure the littlest ones get their fill. “They love it,” says father Taso Giaouridis, who brings his kids here to Lionel’s Farm…

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How do we control our misbehaving puppy?

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How do we control our misbehaving puppy?

Our new puppy chews our furniture, digs in the yard, barks at us for attention, and runs off with valuables such as our shoes. It certainly is not what we expected with a Golden. She is walked each day and gets plenty of exercise. When she misbehaves, we redirect her to an appropriate toy or…

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Date said he likes clean women, but wouldnt explain what he meant

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Date said he likes clean women, but wouldnt explain what he meant

Dawn is a 42-year-old medical professional who lives in the west end. She says “I feel best in bright colours and patterns. I would describe my style as fashionable, but clothes have to be flattering to my body shape first, my personal taste comes second, and trends are third.” Dawn says she is “Nurturing, upbeat…

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