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Etiquette experts debate over moving past handwritten notes

TORONTO—Cara Paiuk and her husband, Alex, sent thank-you cards following their engagement and wedding, but she candidly confesses she's not a fan of the handwritten missives.

“Generally, I hate them. I don't do them,” says the writer and photographer, who hails from Vancouver but now lives in West Hartford, Conn.

Pre-selecting baby’s sex sparks debate

TORONTO—American model and TV host Chrissy Teigen has faced criticism after disclosing her personal decision to hand-pick a female embryo during in-vitro fertilization.

The wife of singer-songwriter John Legend told People Magazine she was excited at the thought of seeing her husband with a little girl, adding that he “deserves that bond” and that “a boy will come along.”

Beyonce 101: courses study pop superstar

TORONTO—With the release of every new track, magazine cover and Instagram post, Beyonce’s every move sparks endless chatter on social media.

Soon they’ll also be discussed in some Canadian classrooms.

The University of Victoria and the University of Waterloo have dedicated courses to exploring the career of the superstar, who turns 34 on Sept. 4.