Archive for December, 2010


When Money Can’t Do the Job

Let’s Talk! In 1999, a friend of mine was working full-time as a Software Engineer and earning $80,000/year. One morning, he walked into his office and found that someone had stolen his computer. He immediately told his manager about the theft. My friend had to muster all his self-control to hide his intense joy and […]

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Blood is Thicker than Water?

Let’s Talk! It’s the holiday season, and a time for family gatherings. Unfortunately for many, it is a sad period because they will spend time with their close relatives. Recent Canadian statistics indicate that 12% (40, 200 cases) of reported violent crimes are committed against a spouse, of which 83% of the victims are women. […]

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Think You’re Worth it?

Let’s Talk! There are countless books on self-improvement at your local bookstore. From losing weight, to how to better one’s finances, there are endless subjects to explore and a lot of money to be made by self-help gurus. Self-esteem is one of those subjects that is often discussed. Although most people use that term, it […]

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HIV=AIDS?

Let’s talk! In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first recognized the first cases of AIDS in five homosexual men in Los Angeles. In 1983, the HIV virus was “officially” identified. HIV/AIDS is presently a global epidemic (or pandemic) with 30–40 million of the adult world population infected. Although this disease has […]

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He’s Just NOT that Into You

Let’s Talk! In 2004, the book titled He’s Just Not That Into You was published and soon became a New York Times bestseller. This self-improvement paperback written by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo gave practical advice to women who were trying to determine if a particular man was seriously interested in them. The dating game […]

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Dangerous Sugar High

Let’s Talk! We are facing a global epidemic of diabetes, with an estimated 285 million people affected by this disease. In Canada, more than 3 million Canadians are diabetic and this number may rise to 3.7 million by 2020. 90% of diabetics suffer from Type 2 diabetes. This form of the disease is mostly linked […]

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Multiple Ooooh’s

Let’s Talk! You’ve probably heard stories of people accomplishing incredible sexual feats. For example, it was rumoured that the singer Sting is effortlessly able to have sex for hours, whereas the average man barely lasts five minutes. Of all the sexual mysteries, multiple orgasms may be among the least understood. The word orgasm comes from […]

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Older & Inflamed

Let’s Talk! Older men dread the thought of it, and comedians have made audiences laugh by describing the awkwardness of it. The digital rectal examination is a routine procedure performed by the family doctor on men starting at age forty. Maybe you have heard about this examination but wonder why it is recommended for older […]

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Breast Cancer—The Number Two Killer

Let’s Talk! Cancer is one of the most feared diseases of our time. Depending on your sex, different organs can be affected. In North America, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and the second most lethal cancer after lung cancer. In 2009, an estimated 22,700 Canadian women were diagnosed with breast […]

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Erotica Versus Pornography

Let’s Talk! North American society is currently inundated with sexual content. Some of the sexual images that are displayed are controversial. This trend may prompt us to wonder what is considered a healthy portrayal of human sexuality versus what is offensive—and more specifically, what is the difference between erotica and pornography? The dictionary defines the […]

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Toys Are Us

Let’s Talk! You may have heard of them, or have even tried a few. Sex toys often bring out the mischievous side of people as they imagine different ways of using them. A visit to a sex store reveals that people are extremely inventive when it comes to creating unusual sex-related items. Dildos (objects resembling […]

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Happily Ever After

Let’s Talk! In the fall of 2009, David Letterman asked Madonna if she would consider remarriage. Madonna sarcastically replied that she would “rather get run over by a train.” Sadly, she echoed the sentiments of many divorced and currently married people. In Canada the divorce rate is 38% by the 30th year of marriage. This […]

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Change or Transformation?

Let’s Talk! It’s the beginning of the year, and you have to make changes in your life. Maybe you need to quit that mind-numbing job or end a toxic relationship. You have thought about it for months—maybe even years— but why haven’t you taken action? There are countless books, tapes, and videos that offer tools […]

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Do You Know Your IUDs?

Let’s talk! The topic of birth control methods can be confusing. Even if you had sexual education classes in elementary or high school, the information may now be a vague memory. You are not alone, as most North Americans tend to have only a limited knowledge of the pill and condoms. One of least discuss […]

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Thank You for NOT Smoking

Let’s Talk! You know that cigarette smoking is very damaging to your health. Since the early 1960’s there has been an incalculable number of scientific studies indicating a causal link between tobacco and many diseases. The development of lung, mouth, bladder, kidney and pancreatic cancer, heart attacks, strokes…etc can often be traced back to smoking. […]

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Your Erogenous Zones

Let’s Talk! September 14th 2009 was the premier of The Dr. Oz Show. One of the topics discussed was men’s and women’s erogenous zones. Two audience members (a man and a woman) were asked to identify the common erogenous zones of the opposite sex. Areas such as the genitals and breasts were selected, but neither […]

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The Period

Let’s Talk! For most women in their childbearing years, menstruation is an expected monthly event. You are familiar with some of the signs and symptoms associated with your period, but you may be unaware of the complex physiological mechanisms behind them. The word “menstruation” is derived from the Latin “mensis” and relates to the fact […]

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