Review: My Life in Black and White by Kim Izzo
How to best answer this weighty question
Guests get the cold (and hot) treatment at Blu
Probiotics are popping up in products all over grocery-store shelves
New online games like Depression Quest offer an alternative to the therapy couch
Put a little spring in your step this month with new exercise options for the whole family.
The line between colleges and universities is blurring. How to figure out which is right for you.
After decades of on-the-ground reporting, Sally Armstrong has concluded that women’s conditions are improving.
Good, bad and ugly from a century of products ‘for her’
Complimenting fellow students anonymously is a worldwide trend that started at Queen’s
The gap year was once for sowing wild oats before university. Now, post-degree, it’s about getting a job.
A getaway to this Arizona resort can rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit
Forget Weight Watchers. Here’s a 24-7 support group to hang on your every tweet.
Think New Year’s is just for overdressed grown-ups? Think again with these kid-friendly events, perfect for ushering in 2013. (Midnight bedtime is optional.)
On set in New York, creator Lena Dunham talks about the perils of self-referential comedy
In God’s Doodle, the penis is the thing
The hybrid snack is marketed as healthy, but its calories are empty
We have just the ticket this holiday season – a trip to the theatre to see a classic show or a new family favourite.
Amrita Spa & Wellness, Istanbul, Turkey: Where toxins—and troubles—are washed away
If you’re thinking about getting married young, listen to Oprah
Now that anyone can have a baby without sex, sperm and egg etiquette can be a touchy subject
Conflicting studies abound about whether or not alcohol is good for you. But there is sense to be made of it all
Whether it’s one or 1,000, is your tally of past partners anyone’s business?
Is it time to stop giving introverts the silent treatment?
TV’s funny girl gets serious about adolescent angst in the online series Ask Amy
From mo’s to toes, some women like their men a little wild and woolly
Heating up your sex life is as easy as one, two, ooh!
Student Profiles: the farmer, the adventurer, the linebacker
What’s new at Toronto’s Everything To Do With Sex Show?
For the world’s most famous sister-in-law, it’s time to Celebrate
Spurred by celebrity engagement bling, women go big on rings as wallets groan
Bending to India’s whims leads to an unexpected discovery.
Buy, find or make the coolest costumes with our guide to the biggest and best costume stores ‒ both scary and sweet ‒ across Canada.
Health trends are plentiful, but which ones are worth your time and money?
Sex Files columnist reflects on why women fumble through TV love
Mark’s Work Wearhouse rebrands itself to chase a female demographic
‘Vanity publishing’ sheds its stigma
Rapper Psy inspires weird workout trend
RKOI steals pictures of youthful excess and posts them for all the rest of us to see
Review of Vagina: A New Biography by Naomi Wolf
The unnamed author of Twilight fan fiction gets a seven-figure book deal
The more you snoop, the more you learn. But is that a good thing?
Dentists are now offering Botox for cosmetic purposes, blurring the line between beauty and medicine
Our eight oral-care strategies will bring a smile to your face – and be kind to your wallet
A woman’s role in a relationship too often shifts
As the celebrity roast goes mainstream, the censors are sharpening their scissors
Review: How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran
Not lucky enough to cross the pond for the Summer Olympics? No worries! Here are some closer-to-home, kid-pleasing sporting events
Survey shows Canuck women are fearless, patient with the first kiss
Cheryl Strayed is everything you could want in a life adviser, hand-holding, sweet nicknames et al
From retirement homes to daycare, people are putting their names out there
Self-esteem is winning over fake beauty as girls reject photo manipulation
Ontario has no shortage of family-friendly vacation spots just a road trip away
The lowly marshmallow becomes a vehicle for bacon and peanut butter.
Vancouver’s Stevenston Pizza Company’s pizza pie is topped with lobster, black Alaska cod and Russian caviar
How you’re feeling could depend on the colours that surround you
Review: This is How by Augusten Burroughs.
A new book explores the magic and the myth of the songs as the band turns 50
Good looks can work for or against in the workplace
A blockbuster erotic novel boosts sales of a much more innocent book
Forget the French manicure. Nails are the new canvases for visual art.
I finally got what my high school self wouldn’t: braces. Ugh.
Revealing your new single status online can ignite Facebook friend frenzy
Oprah’s first-ever live show from Canada is beckoning super-fans
A strong partnership can help you live longer, better.
Game of Thrones fans are preparing elaborate meals full of heart for the premiere
The first lady teaches young girls that they can make their own fairy tales
Longing for a nip, tuck or tweak but afraid of the stigma?
Being caught without makeup was once a no-no for celebrities; now it’s a statement
Your roommate in first-year residence could be your polar opposite in personality.
Plagued by insomnia? Spending the night being observed in a sleep lab can get to the root of the problem.
Review: White Girl Problems by Babe Walker
After a couple of hits of the AeroShot, energy levels spike and the gym beckons
When shopping-spree meltdowns dampen your holiday mood
Craving a quick facial tweak or two? Before you remove or conceal whatever’s bugging you, look inward.
Don’t let a phobia ruin your weekend. Here’s how to tackle your fears
Whatever you do at work today, do not Google ‘sitting and death’.
Review: Encyclopedia Gothica by Liisa Ladouceur
Get three key legal and financial documents in place to be well protected against life’s surprises.
We all have them – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But are yours a sign of high standards or simply hang-ups in disguise?
Can annoying habits be overcome in a relationship?
Should kids under seven ever have homework?
Are women really more clueless than men when it comes to money?
Canada’s hip quotient is only going up, even if the rest of the world doesn’t know it
I have an ovarian cyst. Now what?
Colleges are helping grads find their dream job—in their own backyard
Review: Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
In this summer of swollen bellies, unfounded gender lore runs rampant
Is your roomie ruining your life? Here’s how to love your living situation without losing your friendship
Who is more likely to say ‘I love you’ first?
A new breed of self-help is dishing out hard truths. But can we take it?
Can a friendship survive–or even thrive–when sex comes into the picture?
You’d hardly know the Duchess of Cambridge isn’t tweeting judging by the number of imposters
Every dermatologist agrees: treat your face right now and you’re much less likely to find yourself going under the knife tomorrow
Why celebs and the über-rich aren’t the only ones opting for a pre-nup. What’s stopping you?
The couple’s cross-country tour winds up with a rootin’ tootin’ bang at the Calgary Stampede, along with some family memories for Kate
Review: Bachelors and Bunnies by Carrie Pitzulo
Pregnancy, a time when swollen feet and skin eruptions have moms-to-be craving some primping and pampering, is also the time they’re most worried about what goes on—and therefore in—their skin and body.
Is “techercise” the next-gen solution for shedding layers by spring?
One woman reminisces about her mom’s homemade soap. It’s a thoughtful, personal gift — and good clean fun to make
If money seems to flow out faster than it flows in, your attitude might be the culprit. But can it be cured by hypnosis?
Sleeping single in a double bed: Are sweet dreams made of this?
A new breed of high-tech products zaps skin problems with serious science
When to worry about your preteen’s idol worship
Choosing a moniker for your newbie can be daunting. Here’s how to pick the perfect one for your babe.
Review: A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s
Getting your groove back when all you really want is to sleep.
Dating at university is supposed to be easy. But many of today’s U of T students find campus romance elusive
Wash your troubles away with a past-life relationship cleanse. It’s as easy as counting 1, 2, 3.
This family just can’t imagine a white Christmas.
Too many party frocks? No such thing. Everyone knows it’s the season to swoon and swan.
Why Facebook-induced jealousy can lead to lying and spying!
Think you won’t spill the beans? Think again. Keeping secrets is near impossible—even for spies.
The intrepid GlobeGal, a.k.a. Rosemary Counter, looks for love on a website shelf
He loves you; he loves you not. Why celeb crushes intoxicate us.
Forget ballroom dancing and enroll in one of these cliché-free classes for couples
Tubal ligations are a one-time, low-risk way to forever free yourself from sticky creams, foreign devices, too easily forgotten pills—and the fear of unwanted pregnancy. But the permanence of the decision can create a battleground between women and their doctors.
Review: I Only Mark the Hours that Shine
An insider’s guide to vacationing in cottage country—where to stay, what not to miss, and how to find urban luxuries in the boonies
Review: I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee
Sarah Hampson says, ‘Women want to tell the nightmare of the marriage as eagerly as they once promulgated its fairy tale’
Millet’s spiral from jealousy into obsession becomes her own diary, which is then dressed up as this book
Unpasteurized milk is better, argues outlaw milk farmer Michael Schmidt, and he’s willing to go to the Supreme Court to prove it
I’ve been hearing a lot about e-cigarettes. What are these things, and can they really help me kick my habit?
Reviews of Becoming Batman, On Tarzan and The Sopranos