Jill Buchner

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Uprooting your Valentine’s rose

By Jill Buchner, Postscript Editor

On Feb. 14, millions of freshly cut roses will be purchased in celebration of one of the most romantic and financially lucrative holidays in North America: Valentine’s Day

Child’s play to political platforms

By Jill Buchner, Postscript Editor

Great political figures of the world are often born leaders and exhibit a powerful presence early on.

Morning-after elixirs and quick-fixers

By Jill Buchner, Postscript Editor

If you’ve ever shown up at Stooley’s on a Sunday morning wearing a big pair of sunglasses and demanding a Red Eye from the bartender, you already know the meaning of the word hangover.

Kids don’t hold board game monopoly

By Jill Buchner, Postscript Editor

Walking into Minotaur’s games night will dissolve all your illusions of board games as child’s play. With no Candyland or Chutes and Ladders boards to be seen, groups of adults and teens gather around tables, engrossed in strategic card games, ...

Playing games with your mind

By Jill Buchner, Postscript Editor

Parents have spent decades telling their kids that TV and video games will fry their brains. But recently, companies such as Nintendo are trying to turn the “bad for your brain” stereotype around.

A bittersweet chocolate debate

By Jill Buchner, Postscript Editor

Over the past couple weeks you might have found yourself indulging in some tasty holiday season leftovers, but don’t be too hard on yourself—some research says rich and creamy chocolate treats might be better for you than you thought.

’Tis the season to decorate

By Jill Buchner, Postscript Editor

It’s almost December and people are beginning to deck the halls, bringing out star-topped trees for Christmas, Hanukkiahs for Hanukkah and colourful African art for Kwanzaa. For many faiths, this is the season to celebrate and the season to decorate. ...

The nomenclature of you

By Jill Buchner, Postscript Editor

As Shakespeare’s renowned heroine Juliet asked, “What’s in a name?” We often take names for granted, never thinking about what they might mean. But if you could choose your name, you might put a little more thought into those words ...

Light up your Halloween

By Jill Buchner, Postscript Editor

Some celebrate Halloween by renting over-the-top slasher films or heading to a costume party in scandalous attire, but nothing says Halloween quite like picking out a bright orange pumpkin and carving a spooky-faced jack-o’-lantern to sit on your front doorstep.

Tapping into bottled water concerns

By Jill Buchner, Postscript Editor

Soda has been banned in many schools because of the effects these sugary, caffeinated drinks have on children’s health. Since July when San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom banned bottled water from city departments and all city functions, it looks like ...