Father is actually the mother, and mother is actually the father?

I just read an article about a transgender couple who gave birth to two children, and that the father is actually the birth mother and the mother is actually the birth father.  The transgender couple still have their original sex organs because they cannot afford reconstructive surgery.  The couple plan to tell the children when they are older. ...more

An extreme way to remove freckles and sun spots - and it doesn't even last.

 These are the before and after pictures of intense pulsed light treatment.  I know it works because I have tried it, and fortunately for me, the results are even better than the model in the pictures....more

A well meaning relative can do more harm than good

Auntie Polly is my husband's older sister.   Her own kids are grown ups now, and she is semi-retired. ...more

Can you afford to have kids - financially, physically and emotionally?

According to MoneySense.ca, the average cost of raising a child to age 18 in Canada is a whopping $243,660. In the U.S., it costs an estimated $241,080 for a middle-income couple to raise a child.  That’s over $1,000 per month. And that's before you send them off to university.I don’t know how the experts come up with that figure, I guess they assume your parents and in-laws are taking care of the kids while you work....more

Weight loss products are 'fairy dust'.

I am a part  time holistic nutritionist working in a health food store.   Ever since the beginning of spring, people have been rushing in to buy  weight loss products like garcinia cambogia and green coffee bean extract.  These products have been on the Dr. Oz show and people believe everything he says....more