Teens and Part-Time Work

It’s a choice facing many families this year. Should you allow your teenager to work part-time during the school year? : About 65 per cent of high-school students who can work part-time do, according to a Statistics Canada study which … read more

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Hangry fighting Spouses

We already know that being hungry can make us grouchy and irritable. There’s even a word for it : hangry. But now a study that used voodoo dolls confirms that it can provoke fights between husbands and wives. The underlying … read more

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Marriage Checkup

We all accept that it’s a good idea to have preventive care like an annual physical or a dental exam. But what about a yearly checkup for your marriage? An American study is tracking 217 couples to see if there’s … read more

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Spousonomics

It’s not a very romantic view of marriage. Especially so close to Valentine’s Day. But treating your marriage like a two person business may actually give it the best chance at long-term success. That’s the message behind Spousonomics, a new … read more

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Baby Care Changes

Do you have a new grandchild, godchild, niece or nephew? If it’s been awhile since you took care of an infant, it may be a good idea to brush up on baby care practises. For instance, most baby-boomers slept on … read more

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Phone As Good As Hugs

Here’s good news for mothers: if your daughter is stressed out or upset, a kind word can be almost as good as a hug if you’re too far away for physical contact. According to a study from the University of … read more

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Second Chance Romance

Have you ever dreamed of getting back together with a former romantic partner who should have been perfect for you? Despite romantic depictions of that scenario, a study from Kansas State University finds this is unlikely to make you happy. … read more

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The Me Marriage

It’s an age-old question. What makes a marriage last? According to the New York Times, the happy marriage is the “me” marriage. And as a matter of fact, the story with that title was the most-viewed article on The NYT … read more

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Multi- Divorced Christmas

Juggling the holiday wishes of both sides of your family can be trying for anyone,  but when the family includes several sets of  divorced or separated couples, the demands seem to rise exponentially – as does the potential for hurt … read more

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Single for the Holidays

If you are single, divorced, widowed, or recently separated, the holidays can be a difficult time. Here are 5 tips to having a happy holiday from psychologist and happiness expert Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo. Be with friends — old or new. … read more

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