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  • 10 Rules for Safe Road Trips>>

    School's almost out, the sun is shining, the hotel is booked… it's vacation time! Many families are hitting the road for a well-earned break, a travel alternative that tends to be more affordable than flying. But before you get behind the wheel, check out our ultimate road trip safety checklist.Sponsored by the Alberta Motor Association >>

  • 5 Healthier Coffee Shop Choices>>

    What would the world be like without Starbucks and other coffee shops? Somewhat thinner, perhaps. These havens for coffee lovers, specializing in sweet drinks to wash down irresistible pastries and cakes, have become a staple in Canada and elsewhere. Find out how to make coffee shop visits healthier.>>

  • 5 Things to Treat a Bee Sting>>

    Bees do wonderful things, such as pollenate our favourite flowers and provide us with their delicious honey. But there is a cost. When your outdoor fun gets in their way and you get stung, here are five surefire ways to reduce the pain.>>

  • 5 Things to Stop a Headache>>

    The moment you feel that telltale pounding in your head, don’t give in to the pain. One of these seven tips can head off your headache before it ruins your day.>>

  • 13 Things You Should Know About Online Privacy>>

    Surfing the web can be a fun and productive experience, but you could be putting your personal information at risk. Here are 13 things you can do to keep your private data safe.>>

  • 4 Ways to Haggle Like a Pro>>

    Whether in the souks of Marrakesh or at the farmers’ markets of Montreal, use these tips to snag a bargain>>

  • 4 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Garden>>

    Teach your children to grow their own food and flowers.>>

  • 9 Videos That Will Inspire You to Save the Planet>>

    From giving up on meat to living in a more sustainable home, it’s easier than you may think to make smarter choices that ultimately help protect our planet. Here are 10 informative and entertaining videos that will help you leave behind a smaller carbon footprint.>>

  • Do the Right Thing: A Dog’s Best Friend>>

    Ottawa veterinarian Michelle Lem helps the homeless by helping their pets.>>

  • 15 Ways to Control Allergy Triggers at Home>>

    Research shows that indoor air pollution, often caused by dust mites and mould, can be up to 10 times greater than outdoor pollution. Use these easy tricks to avoid unnecessary allergy triggers in your home.>>

  • 18 Steps to a Zero-Waste Kitchen>>

    Reduce, reuse, recycle: These expert tips will help you find new ways to cut waste in the kitchen.>>

  • 10 Ways to Save Gas and Go Green>>

    Cut fuel consumption and air pollution by making these energy-saving changes to the way you drive.>>

  • 5 Tips to Green Your Home For Earth Day>>

    During the course of your day, there are little things you can do to help the environment, and surprisingly, also save you money.>>

  • Earth Day Quiz: Could You Save the Planet?>>

    Do you know how you can reduce, recycle and reuse and save money, too?>>

  • 10 Ways to Green the Easter Bunny>>

    Do your bit for Mother Nature (and all the bunnies!) by making this Easter an eco-friendly one. These 10 tips couldn't be easier, and will get the whole family thinking green.>>

  • 8 Deliciously Eco-Friendly Dishes>>

    Going veggie, even for just one day, can go a long way in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To make it easy, here are eight delectable recipes that delete the meat. Try one or two—or all eight. Our beautiful blue planet will thank you.>>

  • 7 Secrets for a Greener Lawn>>

    The grass doesn’t have to be greener on your neighbours’s lawn. The best part? You don’t need costly lawn services or high-tech sprinkler systems. Here are seven tips to help you get there.>>

  • Quiz: Is Your Diet Killing the Planet?>>

    When we think about ways to help the planet, most of us focus on reducing waste and cutting energy usage. But have you considered changing how you eat?>>

  • 9 Ways to Reduce Waste (and Save Money)>>

    Do you really need to throw that out? Here's how to cut the amount of garbage your family produces, and help you save money while you're at it.>>

  • 5 Things to End Muscle Pain>>

    When our muscles ache, often our first instinct is to reach for the pill bottle. But even seemingly benign drugs such as ibuprofen and aspirin can, over time, increase your risk for ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, high blood pressure, and heart attacks. Fortunately, there are alternatives for dealing with muscle soreness.>>

  • 5 Ways to Make Wild Birds Happy>>

    By creating an environment that makes your feathered friends happy, you’ll keep them coming throughout the year. Here are five ways to make your yard the birds’ happy place.>>

  • 10 Quick Home Inspections to Do This Spring>>

    How well did your house survive winter? What kind of springtime repairs will need to be on your to-do list? Don’t let those questions nag at you. To prevent any nasty surprises, take an hour to do a home inspection. Here's how you can do it yourself.>>

  • 13 Things You Should Know About Customer Service>>

    If you feel like you aren't getting the results you want from your customer service rep, make sure you're keeping these 13 things in mind.>>

  • 6 Financial Planning Tips for Blended Families>>

    Blending families involves careful financial planning and everyone knows divorce can wreak financial havoc, but entering a new marriage can be just as dicey, particularly when two families—complete with kids, assets, debts and expectations—come together. >>

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