Stories by Vanessa Richmond

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Posted on: Oct 29, 2008, Source: The Tyee

Softening up, going down, losing firmness -- it seems sex and the economy have more in common than language.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2008, Source: The Tyee

The word "desperation" has disappeared from the definition of "cougar"; words like smart, successful and funny have taken its place.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2008, Source: The Tyee

Many parents are consumed by an ever-increasing list of things they should be but aren't buying for their kids.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2008, Source: The Tyee

Brangelina is in the business of making us look. Does evolutionary psychology explain why it's impossible to look away?

Posted on: Jul 4, 2008, Source: The Tyee

There was little media introspection about Heath Ledger's overdose, while Amy Winehouse receives daily scrutiny for her drug habits. What gives?

Posted on: Jun 20, 2008, Source: The Tyee

A growing breed of young women are claiming the nerd label for themselves, challenging the notion of what a geek should look like.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2008, Source: The Tyee

Fame and fortune is flowing faster and faster to kids of the famous fortunate.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2008, Source: The Tyee

The idea that liberated women don't prepare food -- because they are too busy having sex and building their careers -- is just plain wrong.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2007, Source: The Tyee

A writer's life can seem as glamorous as Paris Hilton's, but for most, the reality is far from it.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2005, Source: The Tyee

What does it mean that so many girls want to be celebrity stylists?