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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. […]

Barbie exhibit in Montreal: My namesake struts her stuff
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Barbie exhibit in Montreal: My namesake struts her stuff

I was 11 when I first heard about Barbie Dolls. Too old to get one but somehow connected because my nickname was Barbi.

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.

Opinion: The Caisse and its train: Gotcha? No thanks
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Opinion: The Caisse and its train: Gotcha? No thanks

The Caisse proposed a $5.5 billion dollar automated transport system similar in concept to Vancouver’s SkyTrain.

Calls mount to free Homa Hoodfar, professor imprisoned in Iran
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Calls mount to free Homa Hoodfar, professor imprisoned in Iran

A major human rights organization is calling upon ordinary citizens to use the power of their pen to help free Homa Hoodfar.

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?

The grandparent scam: A new reason to hang up on a stranger
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The grandparent scam: A new reason to hang up on a stranger

A Senior Times reader has called in to say that the telephone fraud has resurfaced in a new form. “

Editorial: Reasonable approach to Hasidic growth needed in Outremont
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Editorial: Reasonable approach to Hasidic growth needed in Outremont

Outremont borough council is headed for yet another clash with its Hasidic communities over new zoning restrictions that are clearly aimed at them.