18 Life begins at 50 These seniors are not getting older,
they’re just getting started, creating
new businesses instead of retiring.
BY GORD WOODWARD
SEPT./OCT. 2013 • Vol. 26 • No. 5
A lifestyle magazine for Costco members
5 Front End
BY DAVID W. FULLER
AND LORELLE GILPIN
6 Dialogue Letters from
9 Fresh Views Brain food for the
11 Financial Connection Questions and
13 Tech Connection Going Wi-Fi
BY MARC SALTZMAN
14 Debate Do we need more
in public places?
25 Arts & Entertainment
33 Ask the Pharmacist The ins and outs
of flu shots
68 Member Connection Every member has
a unique story.
56 Buying Smart: Pet beds
Costco buyers are
putting your pets in
the lap of luxury, at an
BY SHERRIE NEWMAN
61 An app-y Connection Now you can get your
copy of The Costco
Connection on your
favourite device with
our new app.
BY TIM TALEVICH
63 Member Services Gift cards and a full list of
BY TIM TALEVICH
Plus: What’s New 64
Special Events 66
Vanilla Ice Cream 67
Writer Margaret Atwood
chats about her career, her
new book and ... zombies.
Also: In a Connection
exclusive, she tells the
story behind MaddAddam.
BY CHRIS POWELL
of the media 22
29 Trekking Into Darkness Producer-director J.J. Abrams on
his latest journey where no one
has gone before.
BY J. RENTILLY
31 Three cheers for chia Chia seeds are known to have a
slew of health benefits.
BY YAEL GRAUER
37 Lullaby and good night Tips for getting babies and toddlers
BY HARVEY KARP
ALSO: APPS TO HELP GROWN-UPS SLEEP
50 Creative Cooking: Induction Induction cooking helps you prepare
meals in a fraction of the time
compared to other methods.
BY CARA ROSENBLOOM
55 What a doll! Costco supplier My Friend Huggles
makes dolls that carry a message.
BY KIM PALLOZZI
COVER PHOTO: DON DIXON ASYLUM ARTISTS INC.
DON DIXON ASYLUM ARTIS TS INC.
43 Building young drivers Tips for teaching teens how to drive.
BY LAURA LANGSTON
45 From worst to best Pro drivers find lessons in the
worst drivers on the road.
BY WENDY HELFENBAUM
47 Going hybrid More and more Canadians are driving
hybrid vehicles. Some things you
should know about the tech wonders.
BY MARK CARDWELL
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