October 2013


CONTEST: Win a $300 gift certificate to Harry Young Shoes!

Love shoes? Want to support a company that makes a positive contribution to society? Well, you’re in luck because we have the contest and company for you. This October, Harry Young Shoes will donate $5 to the Daily Bread Food Bank for every pair of Munro shoes purchased at the store. And now, Women’s Post and Harry Young Shoes are offering one lucky winner the chance to win a $300 gift certificate to the store. Get your feet moving and enter today!

Contest Rules & Regulations:
Contestants must reside in Canada (excluding Quebec) to be eligible to win
Contestants must be 18 or older
Contestants are eligible to enter 1x daily (further entries will not be counted)
Contest closes on Thursday, October 31st, at 1 p.m.



Katy Perry’s ‘Walking on Air’ is the only song you need to listen to for the rest of your life

Katy Perry’s new song ‘Walking on Air’ is like being made love to after decades of celibacy. It might even qualify as a semi-religious experience. ‘Walking on Air’ is everything you ever hoped would come true, and it has.

Why, you might ask, it’s probably just another run of the mill Katy Perry pop song about lesbian experiences or her husband leaving her or something.

No, you are so wrong — Katy Perry’s new song is chock full of 90s eurodance beats complete with crescendos of sweet piano and a flashes-of-Simone-Denny soulful black backup singer.

This is the song we should be broadcasting into space so alien civilizations can see that we have already reached our pinnacle as a species. This song should be build into the speaker systems of nuclear bomb shelters to give hope to future generations. We should really just force all musicians into retirement right now, since there is no human capable of making a better song than ‘Walking on Air’ is.



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Win inner peace

This is your chance to win a spot in the very exclusive fall Shanti Yoga retreat organized by Cruda Cafe. On October 18-20, expert yoga guide Paula Marin will guide you through a weekend of yoga and meditation designed to bring you inner peace while executive chef Claudia Gaviria cooks you meals that will convert you to the raw food diet. Only eight spots are available for the whole retreat, so don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to win one. Enter today!

Contest Rules & Regulations:
Contestants must reside in Canada (excluding Quebec) to be eligible to win
Contestants must be 18 or older
Contestants are eligible to enter 1x daily (further entries will not be counted)
Contest closes on Wednesday, October 16th, at 12 p.m.

This contest is now closed. Thanks for entering!

Is this home design the model of a sustainable future?

City living — a pleasure and a nightmare at the same time. we’ve got the access to everything we want at our fingertips at any time of the day, but we have to give up things like space and cars that our friends in smaller communities take for granted.

Enter the L41 Home, a model for an apartment sized house that is affordable for everyone.

From the designers:
In the same way that the Model-T made it possible for the masses to own a car, so too, the key to providing a house for everyone is to minimize its size and to utilize mass-production. The L41home has specifically been designed to be a mass-produced, “State-of-the-Art” house and could become part of the important group of affordable products such as the $2,500 Tata car.


BYO Smart Car.

They market the home as being perfect for

•   First-time buyers   — Those who might not be able to afford a house until later.

•    Students     — An alternative to dorm living.

•    Seniors   — No more stack living for grandma and grandpa

•     Hotels     — Perfect for AirBNBs.

•     Emergency housing    — Easy and cheap to build after disasters.

•     Recreational    — Great for villas in tourist areas.

•    Special-needs    — Good for those with restraints due to disabilities.

•    Homeless   — Living space for those who might not otherwise have one.

•    Military   — Quick and easy spaces for military personnel and family.

•    Floating Homes   — For those who want to take their water-bed to the next level.

•    Laneway Houses    — A perfect new living space for city alleys.

•    Pied-à-terres   — For nights after the office, or perhaps an affair with your secretary.



This house could very well be the future of sustainable and affordable living for the future.



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I want to be like Marissa Tomei — lessons in simplicity

I want to be like Marisa Tomei’s character in the movie Alfie.

When she finds women’s panties in her garbage – not hers mind you – she locks her boyfriend out of her home and out of her life. He shows up a couple of times and she simply says, “We want different things” citing that it wasn’t a good idea to have him in and out of her son’s life. No drama, no tears. He asks if she’s mad and she says, “No, I’m really not.”

But the best part? As she walks away, she turns her head and looks back and asks if he will be ok.  It was triumphant. She wasn’t the loser.

I tell myself that I won’t cry the next time a relationship ends or a guy does something stupid that hurts my feelings. I tell myself to look at the practical side, like Tomei’s character, and realize that it’s not about good or bad, just wanting different things and knowing who you are and more importantly – what you are worth.

No more will I let emotions take over. You know the ones. They flow from the heart straight into our heads, flooding it with pain and, causing an explosion of emotional outburst.

Then of course there’s the feeling that we over reacted. But from now on, I will remember Tomei’s face and casually just ask, “Will you be ok?”

In the movie, Alfie never forgets her. He sees her again in a cafe months after he’s had his own heart broken and realized he’s alone. She smiles at him warmly. For a second, it’s as if she’s forgiven him and there is hope. But then her boyfriend walks in and kisses her. He’s introduced to Alfie who’s jerked into realization and leaves.

Yes, I want to be that woman. If there’s a next time.