The Game of Risk

They’re hard to avoid–all those headlines on the latest lifestyle choice that’s going to give you breast cancer. We’ve cut through the info clutter to tell you how to really play your odds.

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This ain’t my mama’s L’Air Du Temps

Unhappy with changes to classic scents, fanatics are nosing out pricy vintage versions.

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Borderline Babies

The Fearman family shared the story of their prematurely-born triplets with me more than a decade ago. It’s a story I’m still proud of, and one that is referenced in the journalism feature writing textbook The Bigger Picture.

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Autistic Licence

Those who know her point to her astounding intellect and unrelenting pursuit of the truth. Meet Michell Dawson. She says it’s only luck that’s kept her from being institutionalized, and yet she is making important—and controversial contributions to our understanding of autism.

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Uncommon Scents

Think celebrity perfume and Britney Spears, Elizabeth Taylor and Beyoncé may spring to mind. But a new brand of scent celeb is emerging: the “noses” who create high-quality niche perfumes. And while movie stars and singers are seeing their perfume sales slip, those niche perfumes are grabbing more attention–and market share.

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Confidence Game

What if some people who claim to have Asperger’s really don’t? Perhaps it doesn’t matter.

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Single is the new married

Come February, with Valentine’s Day and Family Day packed into the shortest month of the year, it’s tough for those who are single or childless to avoid the message that they’ve missed the boat. And that’s ironic, given the demographic shifts of the last few decades. Because while February’s holidays may be sending the message that kids and marriage are the norm, for more and more Canadians, they aren’t.

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Tina & Kim’s Watery Road to Hell

Tina & Kim’s Watery Road to Hell

How much water do we use? That was the question my sister Tina and I asked about ourselves and the little house we share in Toronto. The taps, flushes and washer cycles didn’t surprise us–but the water that goes into the things we consume sure did.

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Bumpy’s lights

Bumpy’s lights

My grandfather’s Christmas lights weren’t about taste; they were about childlike delight and a predilection for plastic. I still miss that eye-popping hallelujah.

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Go For the Gold

Go For the Gold

Want to cultivate a go-for-the-gold attitude at work? Check out the advice from these Olympic coaches

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