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Both my partner and I consider ourselves progressive, feminist individuals. In most things, we are great about ensuring the we are contributing equally. The problem arises when it comes to the domestic sphere…

I don't want to be responsible for the majority of the domestic chores. At the same time, I don't think it is very feminist to force someone to do something they hate. Is there some way you have found balance in your relationships?

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How a Roomba saved my marriage

Twenty minutes later I hear him running the vacuum for the 4th time in 4 days and I wonder just how much strain this is putting on our marriage. I "spontaneously" tidy up the bathroom and hope for the best. Enter the Roomba…

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My fiance and I are from different cultural/religious background. He's Jewish, and the closest thing I have to a set religious upbringing is Catholicism. What we both have in common is a tendency towards atheism and skepticism. We had a number of discussions about various holidays, but there was one issue that we never could get resolved: Christmas.

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One year later: Lessons from "Occupy" on communal living

It's hard to believe that this time last year, I was "living" outside in a park downtown at Occupy Toronto, with several hundred other people. The communal living experience was pretty intense. It's hard to look back at such a complicated experience, but as we hit the one-year anniversary of Occupy, I think there are some general lessons that can be learned, not only for political occupations but for more mundane but ultimately more lasting kinds of communal life.

Here's some of what I learned about communal living at Occupy Toronto…