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Listen to the quiet

The first warning came from my grandmother. I was 27, running through life. Not like there was no tomorrow but like I had to get to tomorrow before anyone else did. My grandmother gave me a book, “Slow Me Down, Lord”. I did not listen to the warning.

Could she dance

She was a 70-something, 5-foot something, silver-haired beauty with eyes that could carry on a conversation and a smile that could make a beggar give up his last dime.

Advertorial: 300 More Reasons to Head South For the Winter

As temperatures begin to drop up North, Southern Vacation Rentals is gearing up for the winter by adding nearly 300 vacation rentals to their options for guests to stay along the beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama.

Advertorial - Snowbird season is almost here

Get ready for a sweet Southern experience because snowbird season is almost here!

Advertorial - Choose a sweet southern winter vacation in Northwest Florida

Dreaming of spending your winter in a warmer climate? Southern Vacation Rentals wants to help you find the perfect home, cottage or condo rental in Northwest Florida for your extended stay this winter.

Hamilton: Not a lunchpail town

A trip to the Hamilton area will soon convince you that there is much more there than steel-mills, bowling alleys and football.

The world’s greatest detective

Robert Fabian, who had risen through the ranks of the London Metropolitan Police Force to become detective superintendent of Scotland Yard, was popularly known as the world’s greatest detective.

Memories of London’s underground

All the hubbub surrounding Toronto’s expansion of its smallish subway service got me to thinking about the massive London Underground System with its almost 300 stations on 11 different lines.

Norfolk, Ont. mink farmers make Faces of Fur calendar

Sandra admits the anti-fur lobby is huge and recalls 450 mink being released by activists who broke into the cages on a Simcoe farm a few years back

Matilda comes to Toronto as part of Mirvish's '15-'16 season

Two Tony Award-winning musicals and a hit London play are among the productions in the Mirvish 2015-16 season.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Slim, trim and satisfied

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Lifestyle, Food Photo
Mar 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Losing or controlling weight doesn't have to mean giving up everything that tastes good. Here are some recipes that prove the point. From appetizer through dessert, enjoy taste-tempting dishes that leave you feeling satisfied at the table and in front of...

Debunking exercise myths

Mar 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Exercise is one of the health watchwords of the 21st century but in the public arena, myths, misconceptions and urban legends abound regarding this lifestyle benefit. Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky, doctor, researcher and associate professor in medicine and pediatrics at McMaster University,...

Stage's top bananas earn Thespis Awards

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Mar 01, 2007 - 7 comments

The 2006 calendar year had a surfeit of good performances, so it was difficult to choose three finalists in each category for the fourth annual Thespis Awards honouring the best in Toronto theatre. My choices kept shifting in each category, with...

Joni and James

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Mar 01, 2007 - 5 comments

Canadian folk hero Joni Mitchell seemed shy and uneasy in the spotlight as a team of international artists heaps adoration on her as she was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame on Jan. 28, reported the Toronto Star's Greg...

Fun and games

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Lifestyle, Fitness Slideshow
Jul 01, 2006 - 4 comments

From organized competitions leading  to the Canada Senior Games to favourite  pastimes such as slo-pitch, golf and tennis, thousands of older adults across the country are maintaining fitness and doing their hearts a favour this summer.  Despite heavy promotion of the...

Three kilometres to gold

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Lifestyle, Fitness Slideshow
Jul 01, 2006 - 4 comments

Prediction walking is tougher than it looks, requiring mental as well as physical skill, but Ray Barr is ready to walk to the medal podium at the Ontario senior games. If Ray Barr advises you to "walk a mile in my...

The Mesotherapy debate

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Jun 01, 2006 - 9 comments

Customers seem satisfied and the procedure has a 50-year history in Europe but mesotherapy, a fat-sculpting operation performed with a minute needle, has a significant foe in North America in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. FY Beauty correspondent Liz Campbell...

Start your day with a stretch

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Jun 01, 2006 - 4 comments

Ann Smith’s exercise program of long, slow stretching is getting older adults off the couch and back in motion No pain, no gain is out, says Ann Smith, former dance teacher turned exercise guru. Long, slow stretching is taking its place...

Lip service

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Jun 01, 2006 - 7 comments

Not everyone is naturally blessed with full pouty lips but several products can help, particularly as age begins to take its inevitable toll. Some of us don’t start out with gorgeous, thick, pouty lips; Mother Nature gave our share to Julia...

Ontario shifts mobility-assistance funding

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Lifestyle, Fitness Slideshow
Oct 01, 2004 - 4 comments

The Ontario March of Dimes has been awarded $10-million annually for their Home and Vehicle Mobility Program for the disabled, extending the program to include children.    For those who are permanently disabled or who require the assistance of a cane,...