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Stop with the celebrity gossip already!

Over the last few years, I’ve managed to whittle my magazine subscription addiction down from eighteen magazines per month to a mere three and they’re all Canadian publications. Much as I would love to support print publications, the contents of most no longer meet my needs or stimulate my imagination. There was a time when I thought I would like to be reincarnated as a…

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How are baby boomers adapting to the rising cost of living?

Our Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland recently made some wise suggestions on how Canadians can save money during these challenging economic times. In her own household, she took the brave step of canceling her children’s Disney+ streaming service, suggesting her children are too old for it anyway, which helps soften the blow. That Marie-Antoinette-inspired gesture alone saved her $13.99 per month. As seniors…

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The challenges of aging are mounting and so is my level of frustration

Do childproof caps sometimes defeat you or is it just me? It’s one thing to not understand how to operate all our electronic devices but when childproof tops become insurmountable we could have a problem. It happened to me this week when I tried to clean my toilet. I’ve had this problem before and usually manage to eventually figure things out but not this time….

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What would happen if I torched all my tech?

As a baby boomer, I am old enough to remember life before cell phones, WiFI, computers, even electric typewriters. Like taking a drug or some kind of medication, there is always a side effect or downside to the benefits of using these so-called life-saving inventions. Five of my tech devices crapped out this week. The inconvenience and stress associated with sorting out the problems are…

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Work friendships: relationships that keep on giving

An article in the Sunday New York Times by Emma Goldberg titled The Magic of Your First Work Friends struck a chord with me as I was reading about how intense and long-lasting these friendships may become. What starts out as sharing a workplace can evolve into a friendship more enduring and fulfilling than we ever envisioned. There is a reason I have strong opinions on…

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Will the cosmetics marketers succeed in sucking me in again?

This time for sure I’m going to resist the sirens’ call of cosmetics industry marketers. A couple of years ago I posted a piece about how many unused and unsuitable makeup and skincare products I had stashed in my bathroom cupboards that I finally purged to make room for more. It is soooo hard to not get sucked into “new and improved” or the marketers’…

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