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Talking Health with a New Love

Talking Health and FitnessWhen is the best time to tell a new partner about issues affecting your health? And what’s the best way to raise the matter with sensitivity and tact?

Many of us live with health issues or medical conditions that are an intrinsic part of who we are — conditions we deal with day in day out, often for life. And there will come a time when we need to discuss a potentially sensitive health issue with a new partner.


Little White Lies

When you shouldn't tell white liesAnyone in a successful relationship will tell you honesty is essential to having a great partnership. So is it ever OK to stretch the truth when getting to know someone new?

White lies are variations on the facts designed to hide a truth that would otherwise be hurtful or harmful to hear. Here are some of the most common untruths uttered in order to maintain a little dignity and decorum when dating.


5 First Date Ice-Breakers

5 ice breakers for your first dateSometimes breaking the ice on a first date can be tough, especially if you are naturally shy.


“I find first dates horrible,” says Bob, a 40-something Vancouver native. “I was married for 15 years and now that I’m single I find talking to the opposite sex nerve-wracking. I get sweaty palms, the whole deal.”

Luckily for the likes of Bob, you can learn to improve your oral and aural appeal. Confidence expert Leil Lowndes, author of many books including How to Talk to Anyone, Goodbye to Shy and How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You, shares her tips for saying the right things and coming across great on a first date.

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