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[21 Jul 2014 ]

Written by Carly C.

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Before I met my husband, I had never chopped an onion. Rather, I’d chopped one, but not correctly, causing many a pileup of mangled produce on the kitchen counter. Jonathan, on the other hand, had chopped countless onions and other vegetables; the kitchen was where he felt mostly at home. Jonathan, who had lost his father when he was seven, was the patriarch of his family, caring for his mother, brother, and sister. His mom later told me story after story of finding an elementary-school-sized Jonathan perched …

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[14 Jul 2014 ]

Written by Renee Taft
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Breakups are awkward. It’s a fact of life. No matter how mutual your decision may have been, it’s hard to reconcile yourself with the fact that you don’t have your person any more- someone who has been there for you, who you’ve been there for, shared so much with, and saw a future with.
However, as the cliché goes, time heals all wounds, and before you know it, you’re back in the market, and have found someone new to fill your ex’s shoes.
But here comes the tricky part …

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[7 Jul 2014 ]

Written by Carly C.

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My first babysitter was Cinderella. I must have been somewhere between one and two years old, and in a desperate attempt for some rest after some bad Chinese food, my parents plopped me in front of the TV in our living room, taught me how to press rewind and play on the VCR, and went to their room, leaving me to my own devices.
I guess you can say it’s not surprising that I ended up a romantic. That being said, as a romantic romantic, yes, I …

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[23 Jun 2014 ]

Written by Renee Taft

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I spent a year in a long distance relationship as an exchange student in France. Surprisingly enough, it worked for me, even as a fresh-faced 17 year old who still had the world to discover. A couple of years later, when the relationship ran its natural course, I vowed that the next time I was going anywhere, it would be baggage free, so I could make the most of my experience in a new country; make new friends, see new places, not have to worry about …

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[16 Jun 2014 ]

Written by Allison Saft
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When I was fifteen, I told my mother I was moving to Canada.
“You know college is a lot cheaper up there,” I said. Just as I had practiced, my delivery was unwavering. The plan was set: in three years’ time, I would move to Canada on an elaborate pretense of pursuing ‘higher education,’ but instead marry my Canadian internet girlfriend.
She just stared at me. I panicked.
“I’m in love.”
I was madly, wildly in love. It was new and exciting and soul-crushingly unhealthy.
I was in love with a …

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[9 Jun 2014 ]

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Meagan Dill
Feeling nervous on your wedding day is something that most people will tell you is completely normal. For some, though, feeling highly strung is a near constant experience – so what kind of nasty cocktail will be created if these two particular brands of tension are combined?
Having a chronic anxiety disorder is quite different from the regular kind of occasional nervousness that most people are accustomed to. For an anxiety sufferer, overwhelming feelings of panic, dread, worry or tension are always present – if not in the …

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[2 Jun 2014 ]

Meagan Dill
It’s every bride’s worst nightmare: the dreaded uninviting. Maybe you thought your budget would stretch further than it did, maybe you felt obliged to verbally invite some not strictly necessary guests, maybe you simply decided to downsize at the last minute. Whatever the case, you face the task of uninviting one or several guests to your wedding. How exactly does one do this
without incurring the wrath of the parties involved?
Before flying into a full-blown panic, assessing the damage is key. If you just invited someone verbally before even sending …

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[26 May 2014 ]

 

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Meagan Dill
There is only one thing I have loved longer than I’ve loved my significant other (who I met when I was just barely a teenager) – and that’s books. I’ve never been any good at remembering things, but one childhood memory I will never forget is the moment I realised how reading opened up so many new worlds to me. Obviously my brain has filed this away as a pivotal moment in my life. Heck, it’s a pivotal moment in any book lover’s life, and hey, so is …

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[23 May 2014 ]

Meagan Dill
 
When it comes to celebrating a special occasion, everyone has their own way of expressing their emotions. For some, nothing short of bursting out in song or dancing up a storm will do. Luckily, these kinds of events are often caught on camera and inevitably uploaded to YouTube, ready for our vicarious viewing pleasure.
With difficulty, we’ve managed to narrow down our list of favourites to five of the best wedding flash mob videos (in no particular order, naturally). Despite the fact that this group of videos shares the same …

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[19 May 2014 ]

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Meagan Dill
 
Finally, the moment has arrived. The man of your dreams drops to one knee and holds out a box with a ring inside, asking you to spend the rest of your life with him. You say yes, of course, this is – woah, wait. Taking a closer look at the ring, you don’t know how you missed this before. It. Is. Hideous. Not just kind-of-not-your-style, but the kind of ring that makes you wince every time you glance down at it and shudder at the thought of Facebook …

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