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GOOD GIRL

Being a girl has always been great, but since the launch of Good Girl magazine, its gotten even better. Published quarterly, Good Girl focuses on the truly important aspects of being female and breaks the confining rules of traditional girldom along the way. Delightfully void of makeup tips and waifish model fashion spreads, the magazine features thought-provoking articles that explore perspectives on youth, gender, politics, pop culture and feminisms real issues for women who want to feel good about their bodies and be true to their souls. Available on newsstands or by subscription at www.goodgirl.ca.

FLAMING LIPS

After they virtually dominated every critics year-end hit list for 2002, dont you think its about time you checked out The Flaming Lips latest album? Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots sounds like a bunch of hippies playing Atari on Mars, what with all the textured electronics, acoustic guitar samples, fuzzy vocals and groovy homages to Japanimation. Seriously, these guys are so accessible and diverse that both Beck AND Justin Timberlake have shared the stage with them. But dont take our word for it. The Lips are such nice guys that theyll let you listen to their album for free on their Web site at www.flaminglips.com.

IMPOSSIBLE CREATURES

Attempt the Impossible: Thats what Relic, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based game development studio, has you do in its latest offering to hit the shelves. A follow-up to smash hit Homeworld, the new 3D real-time strategy game is worthy of praise, if only for its unique approach. Impossible Creatures has players form an army of fearsome creatures by mixing and matching the parts of different animals allowing you to tackle the game with a new set of creatures each time. A solid graphics engine, tight sound (if a little repetitive) and a promising mod community on-line make it fun. Dont let the box-art scare you away the game is a worthwhile addition to any real-time strategy game collection.

RISING HEMLINES

Skirt hemlines are heading north this spring season. Read: Marvelous minis have made a return. The underlying theme of runways is flaunt what youve got. Which means brazen bare legs and open-toe heels. But a word of advice: Put this ensemble on hold until the weather warms up. For now, hang onto your hosiery and pair your mini with bold boots.

URBAN LEGENDS

Want to know if that e-mail about a computer-crashing virus has any truth to it? Wondering if that telephone scam youve heard about has really defrauded millions of unsuspecting folks? In the age of e-mail, urban legends get around at breakneck speed and its hard to separate fact from fiction. So log onto www.snopes.com, a site that confirms or debunks the rumors youve been hearing. Urban legends are organized into various categories, including love, horrors, weddings, holidays and food. Also, check out the top 10 list, which ranks the most popular current searches on the site. This addictive site will keep you entertained for hours and thats the truth.

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