St Francis Bay freelance journalist Beth Cooper Howell takes a look at life in Woman on Top, her weekly lifestyle column for The Herald

Beth Cooper Howell takes aim at the milestones on the circle of life

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‘Two dear friends held funerals for their respective fathers shortly before the festive season. These bittersweet ...

Treat them as a chance to work out what makes you happy

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“Do you have any New Year resolutions?” she asked, being 13, and full of hope and promise. “I don’t. The research ...

The art of thoughtful Christmas gifting

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Christmas is closer than you think. I am an extreme December festino, depending entirely on time and budget – either ...

School's out - and you are ready to fly

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Here is what we want the Class of 2018 to know

Woman on Top: The meaning of life

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Over breakfast in a mall last week, my father explained that the meaning of life is simple, not complex.

Choosing singledom, and tossing out the word spinster

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Beth Cooper Howell has cautionary advice for Smug Marrieds

Don't get caught in the grip of hero worship

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Let's not get seduced by the prevailing cult of celebrity – or schlebrity

The beauty of old friends

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We all need those 'remember when' friendships

This girl’s never ready for Hola Summer

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Beth Cooper Howell explains why she is dreading the season of bikinis and exposed flesh

Confessions of a grammar nazi

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I always used this magazine cover example in English class when we were discussing commas, and how to use (or abuse) ...

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