nesting

How To Survive Living With A Neat Freak

After a few months of blissful cohabitation during which my husband, Leon, and I spent the better part of our days gazing longingly into one another’s eyes–paying each other incessant compliments verging on platitudes, and declaring that ours was the most perfect love ever–we had our first fight.

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relationships

10 Ways For Couples To Get Fit

Watching your partner working hard at breaking a sweat may be one of the sexiest things you could do to spice up your relationship. Working out is good for your health, self-confidence and sex life. Here are a few heart-rate-raising activities I recommend you do together.

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nesting

How To Deal With A Neighbor From Hell

A few days after moving into our new semi-detached home, Stefan and I decided it was time to introduce ourselves to our neighbor. We would, after all, be sharing a wall with this woman, and we wanted to make a good impression. We’d learned from the previous owners that Olga* was a widow in her […]

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date ideas

To Market, To Market!

A trip to the market promotes a healthy diet and a healthy relationship. Load up on veggies and lovin’ as you stroll through the outdoor aisles of fresh produce and artisanal coffee roasters at your local farmers’ market. There may be a flower vendor too, in which case you should treat yourselves to a bouquet. Then head […]

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date ideas

Slow Food Picnic

The first official day of summer is on Saturday, and there’s no time like the present to plan a romantic alfresco meal. Adopt the philosophy of the Slow Food movement, which counters fast food and fast life, and take time out to indulge in a laid-back picnic. Here’s what to do for this kind of date…

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expecting

Advice For Dads-To-Be

So, you’re gonna be a dad? Congrats! Here’s some sound advice for dads-to-be as they prepare for the greatest, most rewarding role of their lives.

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arts

Doors Open

The Doors Open concept is a simple one: buildings of architectural and historical significance, many of which are not normally open to the public, open their doors to visitors for a day or a weekend.

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weddings 101

6 Truths About Your Wedding Day

You can look at countless wedding photos online, but it’s hard to know what to expect for your own wedding until the glorious day arrives. Here are six truths about your wedding day that you won’t learn from the pretty pics on Pinterest.

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food

Speedy Shrimp Penne

Putting a homemade meal on the table during the workweek is no small feat. Thinking about what to make for dinner is about the last thing you want to do after a long day at the office. Which is why this recipe for Michael Smith’s speedy shrimp pasta will become your new best friend.

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weddings 101

6 Things You Must Discuss Before Marriage

Wedding planning involves a long to-do list, but planning your marriage deserves the same amount of time (if not more!) as choosing your cake and centerpieces.

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