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Career Advice to My Imaginary Daughter: Choose Your Lovers Well

Career Advice to My Imaginary Daughter: Choose Your Lovers Well

Egon Zehnder, a global executive search firm, started a campaign last year – Leaders & Daughters –  to mark International Women’s Day. The campaign includes both male and female leaders from companies like Apple, Verifone, and Hyatt writing encouraging letters to their daughters to help…

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Gobsmacked but Knackered Across the Pond

Gobsmacked but Knackered Across the Pond

I’m on an impromptu trip to England, which is my excuse for being late with my usual Thursday post. As someone with (undiagnosed, but probable) OCD, it pains me not to hand things in on time, even if these deadlines are self-imposed. But I have been…

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Are You Taking Your Relationship for Granted?

Are You Taking Your Relationship for Granted?

  Have you ever taken your partner or someone close to you for granted? I think most of us are guilty of this – and even think it’s “normal”. I mean who can be on their best behaviour forever. Right? In this post for eHarmony…

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My Riverdale: Mocha Mocha

My Riverdale: Mocha Mocha

I’m “Donald”ed-out. I can’t listen to him anymore. I don’t even find humour in Alec Baldwin imitating Donald Trump on SNL. I thought it was hilariously funny at first but his satirical rendition is so close to the truth that it’s just another depressing reminder…

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Women Come First at Upscale Sex Club (A Business Story)

Women Come First at Upscale Sex Club (A Business Story)

Liisbeth (a zine for feminist entrepreneurs) asked me to write a story about Oasis Aqualounge, an upscale sex club for women and their partners, that is striving for respect in the mainstream business community. Never one to shy away from a good story, I took…

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Should You Expect a Gift on Valentine’s Day?

Should You Expect a Gift on Valentine’s Day?

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve broken my regular Thursday posting routine to share my Valentine’s Day column for eHarmony Canada today. Next week I am back on schedule! I hope you are indulging in something sweet today. You deserve it! Here’s my post: Should You Expect…

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My Riverdale: The Black Pearl Tattoos and Piercings

My Riverdale: The Black Pearl Tattoos and Piercings

I interviewed the brother-sister owners of The Black Pearl Tattoos and Piercings, for one of my stories for Yellow Pages. I have pierced ears, which is probably about as “crazy” as I’ll ever get. I did make an appointment to get a belly ring once….

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My Break-Up with the G&M (And What Happened Next)

My Break-Up with the G&M (And What Happened Next)

I can’t remember which smart person said it but these words have stuck with me: “You learn more about a person at the end of a relationship than at the beginning.” This is true of couples as well as organizations. Last month I broke up…

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The Perfect BFF Get-Away

The Perfect BFF Get-Away

I went to Niagara Falls years ago when my kids were playing competitive basketball. Perhaps it’s not the best “mommy” behaviour to admit that I don’t hold any nostalgia for those weekends away. Staying in discounted chain hotels with hundreds of teenagers, eating at family…

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3 Communication Tips for your Long Distance Romance

3 Communication Tips for your Long Distance Romance

Listen to this. A sociologist in 1932 looked at thousands of marriage licenses in Philadelphia and found that close to 40% had lived within a 20 block radius of each other before marriage; one out of eight had lived in the same building. Other sociologists…

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