Be smart and stay safe on social media

Many of us love sharing on social networks — whether that’s pictures of our family, information about an upcoming vacation, or updates on a new fitness trend we’re trying out. But with so much personal information out there, it’s easy for scammers to get hold of your money or steal your identity. With the growing […]

Have you claimed your free Parks Canada 2017 Discovery Pass?

  Free Parks Canada 2017 Discovery Pass In Celebration of Canada 150, the Parks Canada Agency is offering a free Parks Canada 2017 Discovery pass to anyone who would like one. With this pass, both Canadian and international travellers can enjoy free access to participating national parks, marine conservation areas, and historic sites located all […]

5 tips for negotiating a better deal on your TV services

Score the best deals and channels to watch your favourite shows, sports and movies by doing a little bit of homework. Here are five tips to help you through the process: Figure out your household needs and budget. Determine how much you want to pay every month and decide which shows and channels are must-haves, […]

Winter tires and cautious driving most effective for improving safety

Even though the technology used in vehicles today has come a long way towards increasing our safety on the road, experts say installing winter tires and driving with vigilance are still the most effective ways to improve safety in winter conditions. Jeff Voth, auto expert and editor of the auto news website, says that […]

9 DIY Valentine’s Day Card Ideas

Valentine’s Day is coming up fast, and we all know what that means. It is time to organize Valentine’s Day cards for your child’s classmates. Each year I try to come up with something unique for my boys to give to their little friends. This year with the many cold and cases of flu that […]

Flavourful fusion soup for cozy winters

Mixing cultures through food is a delicious trend that lets both professional chefs and home cooks get creative in the kitchen. As a judge on Chopped Canada and the owner of two successful restaurants, acclaimed chef Antonio Park is an expert in fusion cuisine. Raised by Korean parents, Park grew up in Argentina before moving […]

Forget resolutions: 10 daily health commitments for success

(NC) The top new year’s resolution is living a healthier lifestyle, but three quarters of Canadians who make a resolution eventually break it — often in the first three months. Instead, experts say making health commitments rather than resolutions is more effective, because each time you make a decision, it’s like doing another rep at […]

Tips for eating healthier when dining out

NC) We’ve all been there — too tired to cook after a long day at work and hanging out with the kids so you order delivery, or give in to a tempting invitation from a friend to join them for dinner and drinks at your favourite restaurant. Either way, your goal of eating healthy meals […]

2016 Wasn’t All Bad…

Well, 2016 it is time to say goodbye! This has been a challenging year for my family with many struggles and we are ready to say goodbye and look to the future. Looking back I have to remember that amongst the struggles we still managed to make fun memories. Here are some of my happy moments […]

Turn holiday cravings into nutritious wins (+ smoothie recipe)

(NC) The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also a never-ending parade of food temptations, from boxes of chocolate at the office to hors d’oeuvres at parties. Higher levels of stress have been associated with increased appetite and desire to eat, especially among women. This sets up cravings […]