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  • 9 Tips to Fix a Troubled Lawn>>

    Catching lawn problems early and fixing them is important part of having a beautiful, lush lawn. Here’s how to fix a troubled lawn:>>

  • How to Clean Up Your Kids' Clutter Creatively>>

    It seems like a never-ending struggle to find practical ways to keep kids puzzle pieces from landing in the same tub as the wooden blocks. It doesn't have to be. Clean up your kids' clutter with these creative tips.>>

  • 13 Things You Should Know About Time Management>>

    Learning time management skills takes, well, time. Here's how best to tackle it in thirteen practical (and fast!) steps.>>

  • How to Teach Your Kids About Saving and Spending>>

    Teaching your kids the value of a dollar will help them in the long run. Here are some tips to get them down the path to financial responsibility.>>

  • 5 Ways to Plan the Perfect Picnic>>

    Summer is far from over, and sandwiches just taste better in the backyard or in the park. Here's how to plan the perfect picnic.>>

  • 7 Things You Need to Know About Spam Mail>>

    A brief history of everyone's least favourite type of email.>>

  • 13 Reasons Bananas Are Healthy>>

    Bananas are one of the most popular items on any produce aisle throughout the world. But just how much do you know about the soft, sweet fruit? Find out why bananas are healthy. >>

  • Here's Why and How to Part with Stuff that Creates Clutter>>

    It’s lurking in your basement, your garage, and in the furthest recesses of your closet. If you’re not careful, it can take over your home. It’s your old stuff, and here’s why it’s time to say goodbye, and how to part with your stuff. >>

  • 9 Fun (and Charitable!) Ways to Get Your Family to De-Clutter>>

    They say a de-cluttered space leads to a de-cluttered mind. It’s also a great opportunity to teach children the value of charity. Here are ways the whole family can get involved in clearing the clutter – and doing a good deed.>>

  • 9 Ways to Encourage Kids to Give Up Old Toys>>

    Your kids haven’t used their toys in ages, but are still reluctant to give them to charity. Here’s how to get rid of the clutter and pass those playthings on to a child in need.>>

  • 10 Do's and Don'ts of Donating>>

    Giving up your unused or unwanted stuff is a great way to make space in your home for the items that you do enjoy on a regular basis. Not sure where to start? Here are 10 do's and don'ts of donating your belongings.>>

  • 5 Safe and Healthy Alternatives to Energy Drinks>>

    Your favourite energy drink may be doing more harm than good. Research has shown that consuming energy drinks may have negative effects on blood pressure, heart rate, and brain function. Skip the drink, and instead turn to these five alternatives.>>

  • 5 Ways to Protect Your Arteries From a Fatty Meal>>

    High-fat meals can constrict arteries for hours, reducing blood flow. If you can't give up grill time, this advice from holistic heart doctor Joel K. Kahn, MD, will help make a splurge meal less toxic to your arteries.>>

  • 5 Ways to Screen Yourself From the Sun>>

    Sunscreen is your ticket to young looking skin. Be sure to use it – and use it properly.>>

  • 5 Creative Ways to Contain Clutter>>

    Bring order to scattered household items with these inspired ideas.>>

  • Driven to Distraction>>

    Driving a car with kids in the back seat can be challenging. Here are easy ways to reduce distractions while chauffeuring around our most precious cargo.>>

  • 20 Garage Sale Finds Worth Buying>>

    It’s hard to know exactly what is worth buying secondhand, but these garage sale finds should be snapped up if you see them! (See also: 10 things you should never buy at garage sales.)>>

  • 5 Reasons to Store Vinegar in Your Medicine Cabinet>>

    Vinegar has long been a household staple for cooking and cleaning. But it's also used to cure tons of common ailments. Here are five great reasons to start adding a jar (or jug) to your medicine cabinet too.>>

  • 10 Shocking Facts About Texting and Driving>>

    Think you can juggle your smartphone and the wheel of an automobile? Think again. Texting and driving may seem like a harmless habit but it's actually more dangerous than driving under the influence. Here are 10 facts you may want to keep in mind the next time you get behind the wheel.Sponsored by the Alberta Motor Association >>

  • The 8 Most Common Distractions on the Road>>

    There are many distractions on the road that can cause you to look away, even for just a second, but that could be enough to cause some serious damage. Below are a few of the most common distractions for drivers.Sponsored by the Alberta Motor Association >>

  • 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.>>

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