What I Learned From Cold-Calling Long-Lost Friends
Stuck at home because of COVID-19, I started calling people I hadn’t spoken to in years.
How to Care for Aging Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Practical ways you can help your parents stay healthy and happy while sheltering in place.
How to Communicate Effectively With Your Elders
Don't let an age gap stand in the way of close friendship and entertaining conversation. Here are easy ways to...
10 Etiquette Rules You Can Now Ignore Because of Coronavirus
It's better to be safe than sorry while the world continues to go through a pandemic from COVID-19.
Taking in Boarders Forced Me to Share My Space and, I’ll Admit, Become a Nicer Person
As Toronto's housing crisis grew, I decided to rent out my home to boarders.
The Upside of Isolation: 3 Surprising Benefits of Being Alone
Anxious about being alone? Don't be. It turns out there are a host of benefits to be had from rediscovering...
The Humbling Moment My Five-Year-Old Taught Me About Patience
A severe stroke left my mother paranoid, confused and needy. Just when I was at my wit's end, my child...
Why Do Some People Hate Receiving Compliments?
You've put on your fanciest duds, your hair came out just right, and someone tells you how great you look....
Here’s How Much You Can Spoil Your Grandchildren Without Ruining Them
Mary Jane Sterne, co-author of Intentional Grandparenting, gives us her best advice on how to be a good grandparent.
15 Signs You May Have a Love Addiction
The idea of being addicted to love, an emotion we all feel and want others to feel for us, may...
How to Stop Living in Regret
Everyone has regrets, but it's not healthy to dwell on them for too long. These tips will help you get...
What to Say When Someone Is Sick with a Serious Health Condition (and Topics to Avoid)
It's difficult to know what to say when someone you care about is suffering. Here's a good list of conversation...
Elbows on the Table: Why Is It Considered Rude?
No elbows on the table is one of the oldest etiquette rules in the book—but why?
6 Polite Ways to End a Conversation
Bound by manners and common decency, you can find it difficult to walk away from a conversation without seeming rude....
12 Simple Ways to Make Friends as an Adult
The quality of a person's friendships can make or break their life, adding to feelings of happiness, and providing health...
5 Types of Toxic Co-Workers and How to Deal with Them
Working in an office can offer an exciting path to a successful career. However, sometimes our colleagues can be unprofessional,...
10 Things You Should Never Post on Social Media About Your Wedding Day
While weddings are a time to celebrate your love, there are certain things you should never post about.
3 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Person
These expert tricks for dealing with difficult people will help you minimize the impact of jerks on your life—or maybe...
16 Etiquette Rules Brides and Grooms Need to Stop Breaking
There's a fine line between blushing bride and bridezilla.
Jay Leno Always Knew His Dad Had a Big Heart—Then an Unexpected Letter from a Viewer Proved That He ...
Comedian Jay Leno knew that his father had heart, but one woman’s memory revealed just how big it was.
6 Outrageous Family Stories That Are Guaranteed to Make You Laugh Out Loud
From Valentine's Day faux pas to home repairs gone awry, you won't believe these Canadians' hilarious family stories.
14 Things Polite People Always Say
A few simple phrases will help you turn on the charm, navigate awkward moments, and defuse tension.
17 Things You Can Do That Make Other People Instantly Like You
Want to be more likable? Buy yourself a gift and skip the Tylenol.
Random Acts of Kindness for Every Month of the Year
Kindness creates a ripple effect, spreading positive energy way beyond just you and the person you're nice to. Here are...
What I Wish I’d Known Before Getting a Divorce
Making the decision to get a divorce is never an easy one. While these men and women don't regret ending...
The 7 Stages of Marriage
Building a successful marriage is a lifelong challenge. Understanding the different stages of marriage and the phases you'll go through...
27 Compliments You Haven’t Been Giving—But Should
Which would you prefer: "Those pants make you look skinny" or "The world is a better place because you are...
This Is What It Really Means to Be a Neighbour
Passed from one home to the next, a box of ornaments reminds a family of the bonds around them.