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

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) ...

One habit will do

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Forget the 7 habits of highly effective people, it's hard enough to even get one right

Why we all need a personal assistant

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A friend of mine has recently started working as a personal assistant for another friend of mine and her family. This ...

The wisdom of the weaver bird

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Bird-brains, or master craftsmen, asks Beth Cooper Howell in her Woman on Top column

It's time to play pretend again

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Who are you pretending to be? I wasn’t expecting the question, but the answer distracted me from mundane things for ...

Real life stars – Oscar winners all

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Despite their stories and their pain, they triumph

My mom's life lessons

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How suffering shows you the true strength and character of a person

Take time to play

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My friend K has good advice to share on being happy

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