Warren G. Harding’s erotic love letters to his mistress are about to be unsealed after 50 years. Turns out, Anthony Weiner has nothing on the 29th president of the United States
Jul 18, 2014
Although our bodies seem perfectly designed for it, sitting has gotten a bum rap of late
Jun 06, 2014
In the West these days, vying against each other defines all aspects of life, from education to careers to romance. We fight to get into the best schools, reduce finding love to spectator sport, even dress for success rather than comfort or pleasure. But as an intriguing new book suggests, conducting our affairs in a constant state of conflict has corrosive effects on relationships, workplaces and the overall culture. And ultimately, we all lose
May 29, 2014
From the archives – Maya Angelou's message: God put a rainbow in the clouds to give us hope and each of us has a rainbow within.
With her regal presence and deep voice that makes every sentence, however mundane, seem like an incantation, Maya Angelou is the queen of the downtrodden
May 28, 2014
Recounting her 11 years held as a sex slave in a Cleveland house, Michelle Knight’s memoir merely satisfies our addiction to know the worst. But in person, she quietly reveals what she learned about how all of us should live
May 18, 2014
In a recent magazine photo accompanying her plea for social redemption, Monica Lewinsky swaps the most notorious stained frock in history for a white, ‘virginial’ one. But her harshest critics – mainly women – aren’t buying the suggested reboot, intended or not. To me, their reaction smacks of mean-girlism
May 15, 2014
Sure there were jitters, at times it was a noble experiment. But when I see how my boys became fine, young men, any self-doubts or second-guessing now seem so trivial. The key was letting nature take its course
May 09, 2014
Here’s a thought: Instead of cursing those oblivious strollers and idle texters, why not regard your next jaunt to the corner store as an opportunity to display your generosity, empathy and civility?
May 09, 2014
Why is it so difficult for even successful females to admit that their careers are often filled with cringe-worthy errors, burnout and 180-degree changes in course? An important new book finally makes it plain that most women’s lives are not magazine spreads
May 01, 2014
Sarah Hampson examines the sensation caused by a 21-year-old’s posthumous essays
May 01, 2014
Sarah Hampson is an award-winning journalist whose work started appearing in The Globe and Mail in 1998, when she was invited to write a column. Since 1993, when she began her career in journalism, she had been writing for all of Canada's major magazines, including Toronto Life, Saturday Night (now defunct), Chatelaine, Report on Business and Canadian Art, among others. Best known for her incisive, award-winning profiles of people, she has written on a range of subjects from motherhood of three boys, divorce, trekking on the world's largest uninhabited island in the High Arctic, late-night browsing on the Shopping Channel and the retail magic of Holt Renfrew. She has also written for British newspapers, including The Observer.
In 2007, Hampson came on staff at The Globe and debuted her popular column, Generation Ex, a taboo-breaking weekly feature that examined the culture of divorce and the emotional archaeology beneath some of our happiest and most difficult romantic decisions. It quickly became a must-read in the paper. Her memoir, Happily Ever After Marriage, A Re-invention in Mid Life, published by Knopf in April 2010, drew on the success of the column and became a Canadian best-seller.
In October 2010, she debuted Happiness, a column that looks at the science and pursuit of happiness in modern life. She continues to write her Interview column, a weekly feature that has appeared in the paper since 1999.