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Past articles by Patricia:

Dad who quit high-paying job for more family time part of growing trend

The times, they are a-changin'. Half of dads would take a pay cut for better work-life balance and more time with their kids, according to a new report. → Read More

What it’s like to struggle with unexplained infertility in your 20s

“You sort of feel like your life is on hold,” says one 27-year-old who’s been trying to have a baby with her husband for the past two years. → Read More

Most dangerous countries for Canadians to travel to include popular hot spots

Here are the countries you may want to hold off on booking a trip to for the time being. → Read More

Why we all lie to get out of socializing, and how to do it right

We seem to live in an anti-social age, where lying to get out of hanging out with friends is the norm. One psychologist has advice for how to do it right. → Read More

Post-baby boudoir photos ‘make a woman feel sexy, empowered’: new mom

A new photo-shoot trend has brave moms baring their post-baby bodies. → Read More

How to choose the best sunscreen and bug spray for kids

Wondering how to best protect kids? Here are a few things you should know, including Health Canada's age guidelines for sunscreen and insect repellent. → Read More

Tiny homes: Perks of buying a ‘shoebox’, and tips for maximizing space

One woman says her tiny home is her ticket to early retirement. Here's a look at her surprisingly versatile space. → Read More

Sun poisoning and heat stress: What you should know

If you felt under the weather after some time in the sun over the long weekend, you may have suffered a bout of "sun poisoning." → Read More

Young women’s pubic hair grooming practices ‘concerning’ to doctors

For many women, getting their pubic hair ripped out has become a monthly (often costly) ritual. But it's why they're doing it that worries gynecologists. → Read More

Disciplining kids: Parents spark debate by banishing teen to tent

Is making a teen sit in a backyard tent, reading books, too severe a punishment? A parenting expert weighs in on the most effective discipline methods. → Read More

Canadian women stand up to beauty pressures in new Dove campaign

The “My Beauty My Say” campaign hopes to push women to celebrate beauty on their own terms, rather than try to fit the expectations of others. → Read More

This group is 5 times more likely to drown, says Lifesaving Society

You may want to keep a closer eye on this demographic in the pool this summer. → Read More

Unexpected ways kids can get scalded and how to prevent them

A nine-month-old suffered severe burns recently after his mom accidentally scalded him with water from a hose left sitting out in the sun. Here are some tips for protecting children's sensitive skin from burning. → Read More

Brexit vote: Is it time to buy British pounds and book a trip to UK?

There may be a silver lining to the U.K.'s Brexit decision to divorce from the EU. → Read More

Are you satisfied with your work schedule? Most Canadians aren’t

Canada ranks 10th when it comes to work-schedule satisfaction. Here are some things managers and employees can do to help change that. → Read More

Concerned about your child’s weight? Here’s some food for thought

A new study says commenting on a girl’s weight can have “long-term repercussions.” A psychologist tells parents how to discuss the topic in a healthy way. → Read More

It’s not your fault: How to get over being cheated on

Overcoming the trauma of infidelity may be one of life's toughest struggles. A therapist and a woman whose husband had an affair share how it can be done. → Read More

How a new grad’s resume scored him a gig at GQ without an interview

A 21-year-old recent business graduate from India has landed a highly sought-after opportunity at GQ by getting creative with his application. → Read More

New female nutrition guideline offers best practices for women’s health

An in-depth female nutrition guide has been released for the first time in Canada. → Read More

Dad jokes: Tips to come up with side-splitters that only dad will appreciate

There's nothing better than a dad joke to make you laugh on Father's Day. Share your favourites with us! → Read More