Awesome, ethical fine jewelry pieces to invest in

I would like to buy a few pieces fine jewelry — and I'm willing to save up for them — but I also have strong ethical concerns about the industry. Where can I find semi-fancy to fancy ethical (non-wedding) jewelry?

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Think Fool: The April Fool's Day tradition that doesn't suck

It's that time of year again: April Fools! That means it's the day that Think Geek unveils all manner of craze-mazing products that make our minds spin and our wallets want to bleed imaginary cash. April Fool's day went from my second most-loathed holiday (Valentine's Day is first place) to one of my favorite days of the year because of this geeky product madness…

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Seeking gender-neutral kids books

Despite knowing the importance of diversity in our kids' lives, we live in a mostly white, hetero-normative neighbourhood. So we have to use books to introduce them to a wide variety of people of all shapes, sizes, colours, and lifestyles. Are there any kids' books with a diverse set of characters that do fun things while just happening to be gender-neutral or gender-bending?

12 cute but not eye-roll-cutesy baby shower thank you notes

Here's the question: "My little guy is due in July, but I'm already starting to get shower gifts. I want to be prompt with the Thank You notes, but pretty much all "baby" notes are cutesy — which is fine, but not me. Do you have any recommendations for notes that are still baby-based but not so saccharine?"

Here's the solution…