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The Word Nerd: Greek myths return with a vengeance
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The Word Nerd: Greek myths return with a vengeance

We find in the works of great writers such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Dante many allusions to Greek mythology. This pattern continues into the early part of the 20th century in the writings of Joyce as well as in the terms Freud borrowed such as Eros, and the Oedipus complex. […]

Flavour Guy: Chicken with the bitsy guy
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Flavour Guy: Chicken with the bitsy guy

Our kitchen is stocked with gizmos. A dozen hats hang in the hallway. When will I need a fireman’s helmet? It’s there, just in case.

Financial Fitness: How to avoid financial golf yips in retirement
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Financial Fitness: How to avoid financial golf yips in retirement

If you’re a golfer, you know the joys of the game. But you might not realize that some of the lessons you learn.

Generations Foundation celebrates scholars with laptops
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Generations Foundation celebrates scholars with laptops

James Lyng High School graduates Shawna Dobb and Nathaniel Marriott, recipients of Generations Foundation’s Laptop Computer Program, are seen with Generations director Adrian Bercovici. The students also received a plaque and letter from Generations Foundation. generationsfoundation.com 514-933-8585

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Legal Ease: Advance directives ensure quality of life

What happens when we become incapable of providing consent?

Financial Fitness: Estate executor plays difficult and crucial role
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Financial Fitness: Estate executor plays difficult and crucial role

Someday your mother, other family member or friend may ask you to be the executor of their estate, or you may ask someone to be one for you. Before you take on the role, or assign it, be sure you know what it will entail.

Legal Ease: Civil Code doesn’t protect stepmothers, grandmothers
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Legal Ease: Civil Code doesn’t protect stepmothers, grandmothers

The interactions between the members of the “mothers group” and children can be simple or complicated, friendly or acrimonious, close or estranged.

The Word Nerd: Feminist organized first Mother’s Day in 1908
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The Word Nerd: Feminist organized first Mother’s Day in 1908

Thanks to the efforts of American Ann Jarvis, Mother’s Day began as a way of honouring the sacrifices Mothers made for their children.

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Let’s Talk About It: Remembering a wonderful Nanny in her prime

My grandmother always had a unique personality. Nanny was not the kind of grandmother to bake cookies and cook dinners. Dining out and shopping were more her thing.

Flavour Guy: Which came first: the chicken man or the egg man?
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Flavour Guy: Which came first: the chicken man or the egg man?

At the market there are no more live chicken men. Well, of course, the men and women at the market are alive, but real poultry purveyors are as rare as the milkman in a horse-drawn wagon.