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Stretching before a run doesn't prevent injuries

Dear Dr. Donohue: I run with two other guys my age. We've been running for a year, and it has helped me to keep my weight under control. My friends insist we stretch before we run. They do this for 10 to 15 minutes. I feel this is a waste of time.

Study tracks rise of feminine pronouns

In the opening pages of The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan consciously captured the despair of so many housewives - and unknowingly anticipated a shift in language that would mirror the revolution to come in women's lives.

New York shuts down vibrator giveaway

A vibrator giveaway that attracted long lines in New York City came to an abrupt end when the city told the promoters to pack it up.

Marie of Romania takes the plunge

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea; And love is a thing that can never go wrong; And I am Marie of Romania. - American writer and wit Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) Well, polish up the tiara, good readers.

Memoir' flies off shelves

Fairfield author's self-published tale of addiction recovery has been a surprise hit

Stressed men prefer plump women: study

In areas where food is scarce, a big body is a sign of wealth, well-being

New producer takes on Toronto Fashion Week

There is a new leader at the helm of Toronto Fashion Week. The semi-annual event will be owned by IMG Canada and operated in collaboration with IMG Fashion, a worldwide leader in fashion-event production and management.

Website helps pregnant smokers butt out

Women smokers who are pregnant or planning to conceive can now get help to butt out through a website that emphasizes support instead of guilt or shame.
Roger Rabbit star retires after Parkinson's diagnosis

Roger Rabbit star retires after Parkinson's diagnosis

Veteran British actor Bob Hoskins, the star of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, said on Wednesday he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and is retiring from acting.

Join a hot yoga class in the park

There is no need to stay indoors to practise yoga in this beautiful weather.