Owen Wilson, left, plays a permanent house guest named Dupree, to a couple played by Kate Hudson, centre, and Matt Dillon in the 2006 film "You, Me and Dupree." (Universal Studios photo)

The art of the third wheel

Pitied by couples and dreaded by singletons everywhere, the concept of the third wheel has been given a bum rap for years - a phenomenon that likely began when someone walked into a cave, saw their coupled best friends enjoying an intimate fire-side dinner of mammoth steak and suddenly felt super awkward.

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The role retinoids play in quality skin care

Retinoids, and related compounds are derived from vitamin A. In its many forms, vitamin A is quite different when ingested than when applied to the skin. In the world of skin care and beauty it has assumed a very central role as retinoids, retinol and retinoic acid. And that’s where the confusion comes in.

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Can vitamin C help with Alzheimer’s Disease?

Several weeks ago I reported that autopsies of the brains of people diagnosed with dementia reveal damage to small arteries, which may cause tiny strokes and brain injury. Researchers also discovered that mice with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), when treated with vitamin C, showed that typical amyloid plaques associated with this disease disappeared! An

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Mother's Day gifts: Think outside the perfume box

For Mother's Day this year, give the gift to help your mom....forget. Perhaps the teenager years, when you kept her up when you were late. Or when the stomach flu kept you both up while she ran the vomit gauntlet.