3 great books for summer reading

As you pack your bags before a cottage long weekend or a family vacation, here are three Canadian books recommended by writers for the Amnesty International Book Club. Carnival. In this novel, author Rawi Hage takes us into the world of Fly, a taxi driver in a crime-ridden apocalyptic city. The son of a trapeze […]

Celebrate Canada 150 with this campfire dessert dip

No campfire? No problem! This oven-baked dessert dip packs all the gooey chocolatey-marshmallow goodness of the classic fire pit treat, no flames required. Keep it traditional and dive in with graham crackers or achieve sweet-and-salty nirvana and enjoy with potato chips. And for those who do have a campfire, Tom Filippou, executive chef for President’s […]

10 tips to squeeze every last kilometre from a tank of fuel

Everyone can stand to keep a few more dollars in their wallets. And with spring and summer road trips just around the corner, now is the perfect time to learn to make the most of your fuel.  It all starts with the fuel consumption ratings available on the windows of new vehicles and on the […]

It can happen to anyone. 10 tips to avoid scams

How to avoid scams Believing you’re immune to becoming a target of fraud is one of the biggest money mistakes you can make. Victims come from all walks of life and fraudsters are increasingly sophisticated, creating tricky new scams online, over the phone and in person. Canadians lose millions of dollars every year from these […]

6 tips for your next motorcycle road trip

Think planning a road trip where you ride your bike is the same as one where you ride your car? While preparation is key for both trips, that’s where the similarities end—extended motorcycle road trips mean a whole host of new things to consider. “You have to remind yourself this is a trip on two […]

Talk to your kids about online privacy

Virtual gaming, social networking and online forums are an essential part of a child’s life as they surf, post, play and learn. Yet many children don’t understand some of the potential privacy pitfalls of these activities. Rather than imposing strict rules or blocking access, experts advise that parents talk to their children about online privacy. […]

Where to find credible nutritious eating advice

If you listen long enough to conversations about food, you’re bound to hear some contradictions. A wealth of studies put ingredients like sugar, fat and sodium on a sliding scale between unhealthy and not-so-bad, and unless you’re keeping up to date on the latest research, knowing what’s good for you can seem like a lot […]

Spring forward into a safer home

It is synonymous with responsible home safety: When you change your clocks every spring and fall, you’re reminded to also change the batteries in all your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. But as catchy as the old “change clocks-change batteries” phrase is, many homeowners do not heed the advice. Non-working alarms are cited in most […]

3 food programs to get you hired now

Facing a competitive, ever-changing job market, how can today’s young people prepare for employment? What degree, diploma or certificate program will land them that in-demand job? The food and beverage processing sector is Ontario’s largest manufacturing employer, with more than 125,000 people currently working at more than 3,000 businesses across the province. Yet a recent […]

3 ways to support a new health routine

As winter weeks get busier, fitness resolutions often fade as quickly as memories of a restful holiday. But it’s important to take steps outside of the gym to sustain our fitness-focused goals. Gail Rampersaud, a registered dietitian, shares her top planning tips to keep up motivation. Set it in stone. Plan your workouts in your […]