OVERVIEW: Look at the softer, spiritual side of things, especially when dealing with others. There needs to be a feeling of hope; discuss concerns. Be prepared to make changes or strike out on an independent path. Some relationships should be looked at seriously.

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LONDON - From young talents like Alexa Chung and Simone Rocha to London design veteran Jasper Conran, London Fashion Week showed off a diverse range of womenswear ideas for the upcoming autumn and winter season with a busy day of catwalk shows Saturday.

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London is taking its turn in the style spotlight with the opening of London Fashion Week, an extravaganza that will feature up-and-coming young designers along with big names like Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry.

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NEW YORK - Fashion Week has ended in New York, leaving a trail of sequins and feathers, worn-out stilettos and blisters and traffic jams. But sometimes, fashion feels good: there were some moments of genuine, happy emotion. Here are a few feel-good moments of the week:

NEW YORK - Tory Burch was inspired by higher learning for her fall collection at New York Fashion Week. Specifically, she looked to Black Mountain College, a progressive school in North Carolina.

NEW YORK - Sparkly, studded and strutting in designer looks, the Grammys parade of often out-there fashion kicked off in a downpour Sunday, but that didn't dampen spirits as the music industry's best showed off their myriad outfits.

NEW YORK - Models Kendall Jenner and Liu Wen took a break from the catwalk to sit front row for Longchamp's second appearance at New York Fashion Week, and creative director Sophie Delafontaine couldn't have been happier.

A national park reserve in the South Okanagan-Similkameen is currently being explored through an online public consultation process.

NEW YORK - Tom Ford says these tumultuous times pointed him in the opposite direction at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night with a collection of gentle, non-aggressive elegance done in simple silhouettes, with some Los Angeles-inspired pops of colour.

TORONTO - Researchers have found much deeper links between cardiovascular disease and the risk of cognitive impairment than were previously known, strengthening the message to Canadians that taking steps to prevent heart disease and stroke also protects the brain.

Is having autism a predictor for success in life? It depends. I recently spent a weekend at a fair advertising my educational psychologist practice. A parent who had a young child with autism asked me several questions that fit into the first question opening this article.


If you look in any bookshop you will see rows and rows of books about happiness, how to find it, how to keep it, why you deserve it, and so on. So let’s get real, the pursuit of happiness is definitely a “First World problem” as we say in South Africa.

TORONTO - Women who become pregnant using fertility treatments — particularly in-vitro fertilization — have a slightly higher risk of severe complications around the time of delivery compared to women who conceive naturally, research suggests.


With today's huge dump of snow, Lindsey Mennell's Grade 4-5 pupils at Kaleden Elementary School attempted to make the largest snowman in the Okanagan.

TORONTO - A move by Ottawa to use Canada's food guide to drill home the dangers of chronic alcohol use caught some nutrition and addiction experts by surprise, but they welcomed the tougher stance on an issue they say demands a co-ordinated strategy.

As I watch the snow falling outside, I can’t help but get excited knowing that by the time this article hits the paper, I’ll be hitting the beach in Maui. We’ve never done the winter escape vacation before, so this year we decided as a family that rather than buying gifts, we would buy an ex…

PARIS - Dior drew inspiration from the top of the big top for a playful couture show held Monday in Paris, where models inside a circus-style tent walked through a human arch made of moving acrobats.