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The 2018 Buick Regal Sportback

Buick Regal TourX (Courtesy of David Taylor)
Buick Regal TourX (Courtesy of David Taylor)

WARREN, MI—When word came down from on high that Buick was going to introduce the sixth generation of the Buick Regal ahead of the 2017...


  • Thanks in large part to computed tomography, researchers have identified a new, very toothy fish species that belongs to a newly established genus. (AOL Screenshot)

    This Newly Discovered Fish Has About 2,000 Teeth (Video)

    Thanks in large part to computed tomography, researchers have identified a new, very toothy fish species that belongs to a newly established genus.…... Read more

  • A trimmed boxwood hedge, rattan chairs, and a black ceramic pot matching the front door gives this home a clean and tailored look. (ppa/Shutterstock)

    Tips for Eye-Catching Curb Appeal

    After a dreary winter, the exterior of your home and yard may be looking a little drab and unkempt. Whether you’re getting ready to sell... Read more

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    2017 Infiniti QX30 Premium AWD

    The 2017 Infiniti QX30 is available in six models, with the Premium AWD positioned just below the Sport model. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is... Read more

  • A Pearland police cruiser in Texas was taken off the streets for an unusual reason. (AOL Screenshot)

    Police Cruiser Taken off Streets After Bird Sets Up Nest on Vehicle (Video)

    A Pearland police cruiser in Texas was taken off the streets for an unusual reason.…... Read more

  • Rob Greenfield, founder of The Food Waste Fiasco, wears a suit  made of every piece of garbage he generates in a month at Union Square Park October 14, 2016 in New York. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

    Extreme Sustainable Living With U.S. Activist Rob Greenfield

    Rob Greenfield is trying to change the world, one piece of rubbish at a time. The low-impact-living environmental campaigner has pulled off some extreme stunts... Read more

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    Mistakes: The Scenic Route to Creativity

    Perfectionism triggers a stubbornness in Dutch designer Erik Kessels. “We’re living in a time when, especially in the creative industry—photographers, designers, artists, many different disciplines—are... Read more

  • A pelagic sea cucumber spotted by the crew of the Okeanos Explorer looks like a flower floating in water. (AOL Screenshot)

    Stunning Deepwater Creature Looks Like Flower Floating in Water (Video)

    A pelagic sea cucumber spotted by the crew of the Okeanos Explorer looks like a flower floating in water.…... Read more

  • (L to R) John Haldane, J. Newton Rayzor, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University; Mark Johnston, Henry Putnam University Professor of Philosophy​, Princeton University; Sir Roger Scruton, Writer and Philosopher, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington D.C.; Alicja Gescinska, Philosopher and Novelist; Daniel Cullen, Professor of Political Science, Rhodes College, at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions event, "The Achievements of Sir Roger Scruton," in Princeton University, on April 3, 2017. (Sameer A. Khan)

    Celebrating the Philosopher of Beauty

    PRINCETON, N.J.—If you care about beauty in art, music, and architecture; if you are looking for consolation in the world; if you want to learn... Read more

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    Housing Families: One Approach to Homelessness

    In a previous article, “Books to Help Us Understand Homelessness,” began the process of approaching the problem of homelessness. Part 2 looks at one private... Read more

  • 017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. (Courtesy of Volkswagen)

    2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 1.8T S

    This VW Golf wagon is a performance wagon. The performance credential is bolstered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged inline-four TSI engine with direct injection and inter... Read more

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    Non-Candy Basket Ideas for Easter

    Dear Easter Bunny, I know this is your busy season, so I’ll be brief. Can we talk about candy? I mean, listen, I love candy... Read more

  • Jaguar I-Pace (Courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover)

    Jaguar Land Rover: A Niche Luxury Automobile Company That is on a Roll

    Sitting down with executives of automotive companies at all levels to talk about new vehicles, technology, and innovation or just what’s new is nothing unusual... Read more

  • On Sunday, London’s Chester Zoo gained a new inhabitant. At about noon that day, a baby Bornean orangutan came into the world and both mother and child are reported to be doing well. (AOL Screenshot)

    This Critically Endangered Newborn Orangutan Will Melt Your Heart (Video)

    On Sunday, London’s Chester Zoo gained a new inhabitant. At about noon that day, a baby Bornean orangutan came into the world and both mother... Read more

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    Book Review: ‘Business Boutique—A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves’

    In answer to what she describes as “a movement of women creating businesses… doing what they love,” business coach, speaker, and now author Christy Wright... Read more

  • 2018 All-New GMC Terrain SLT (Left) and Denali (Right) (Courtesy of General Motors)

    GMC: A Vehicle’s Interior May be More Important Than its Exterior

    As a teenager growing up in London, Ontario it was highly unlikely that Michael Stapleton ever gave any thought to his now burgeoning career with... Read more

  • 2018 Lexus LC 500. (Courtesy of Lexus)

    2018 Lexus LC 500

    Since Lexus’s new LC 500 premiered last year, both customers and the industry have wondered what the price would be. Well, the performance of the... Read more

  • A Pearland police cruiser in Texas was taken off the streets for an unusual reason. (AOL Screenshot)

    Police Cruiser Taken off Streets After Bird Sets Up Nest on Vehicle (Video)

    A Pearland police cruiser in Texas was taken off the streets for an unusual reason.…... Read more

  • Housing Families, Inc. offers connections to tutoring services. (Housing Families, Inc.)

    Housing Families: One Approach to Homelessness

    In a previous article, “Books to Help Us Understand Homelessness,” began the process of approaching the problem of homelessness. Part 2 looks at one private... Read more

  • Chef Ismet Saz prepares lamb patties at Turkish Cuisine Night, the first in a monthly series called Global Tastes International being held at the Agriculture and Food Museum in Ottawa in honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial. (Philippe St-Jean)

    Turkish Chef Demonstrates Art of Culinary Diplomacy in Ottawa

    OTTAWA—Instead of baking a cake for Canada’s 150th birthday, executive chef Ismet Saz had another treat for guests at Turkish Cuisine Night, co-hosted recently in... Read more

  • A deputy in Volusia County, Florida, drove away from a gas station with the pump nozzle still attached to his car. (AOL Screenshot)

    Florida Deputy Leaves Gas Station, Takes Pump Nozzle With Him (Video)

    A deputy in Volusia County, Florida, drove away from a gas station with the pump nozzle still attached to his car.…... Read more

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    The Way to Finding Powerful Human Connection

    Human connection is not so common in our age of connectivity. We see lots of people, but find our little cocoons to hide in. As... Read more

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    8 Books With Simple Truths to Remember All Year Long

    At the beginning of a new year, I like to review the past year and think about positive things in my life that I might... Read more

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    5 Ways to Simplify Your Life

    I recently had a bout of vertigo, which kept me out of the kitchen for a while. When I started cooking again, I realized that... Read more

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    Practical Ways to Practice Being Present

    There are a lot of amazing benefits to being more present and mindful, but one of my favorites is this: you’re not missing the beauty... Read more

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    Photo: Boys Help Man in Wheelchair Shovel Snow in Milwaukee

    A father captured the moment his two young sons opted to help a man in a wheelchair shovel snow in Wisconsin. On Dec. 12, Daniel... Read more

  • Ben Hooper began his four-month journey on Sunday, leaving from Senegal's coast. (AOL Screenshot)

    Ben Hooper Begins Swim Across Atlantic Ocean (Video)

    Almost 2,000 miles separate Ben Hooper and history. After years of training, the 38-year-old Brit began his swim across the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday.  If... Read more

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    Soaking in the Wonder of the Emerging Moment

    Lately I’ve been using the image of an empty cup to find a more peaceful state of mind. One of the most peaceful, meditative states... Read more

  • Toby Peach relives the moments when he was diagnosed with cancer twice, at 19 and 21, in his solo show “The Eulogy of Toby Peach” that he recently performed in the West End, London.
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    Facing Mortality: Cancer Is a Personal Journey

    There are few things more terrifying in life than cancer: when your cells malfunction and gang up on you, when you lose your hair through... Read more

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    Gratitude to Cure the Impulse to Buy More Stuff

    It’s funny that two days with such opposing spirits come back-to-back in our calendars here in the United States: Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. One... Read more

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    New Study Suggets Selfie ‘Lurking’ Could Lower Self-Esteem

    People who spend a lot of time looking at selfies on Facebook and other social media sites may have low self-esteem and feel less satisfied... Read more

  • Technological inventions have made life easier around the home and have meant fewer and fewer chores for the kids. (shutterstock)

    ‘It’s All About Me, Me, Me!’ Why Children Are Spending Less Time Doing Household Chores

    In August, Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison warned that “Australia has a generation growing up expecting government handouts.” Researchers have labeled this the “Me Generation.” Some... Read more

  • Officer Chase Miller is credited with saving the life of 3-year-old Brayden Geis, to the relief of his parents (L) Miller was awarded the Life Saving Award on Oct. 18. (Twitter/City of Grandbury)

    Texas Officer Saves 3-Year-old Who Suddenly Stopped Breathing

    A Texas family says their 3-year-old son would not be alive today if it were not for the actions of one local police officer. John Geis, Bethany... Read more

  • A series of strange white cross-like formations can be spotted above a section of Arizona desert, and an investigation has revealed that they were part of a secret project by the U.S. military to spy on enemy territory during the Cold War. (AOL Screenshot)

    Unraveling the Mystery Behind Strange White Crosses in Arizona Desert (Video)

    Nearly 12 years ago, a pilot was flying a small plane when she saw a strange formation in a section of a desert in Arizona... Read more

  • A home in Vashon Island, Wash., featured in the book "Prefabulous Small Houses" by Sheri Koones. The Vashon Island house, built with structural insulated panels and a timber frame was designed by FabCab and is 1,750 square feet. (Dr. Dale Christopher Lang via AP)

    Author Turns Focus on ‘Prefabulous’ Small Homes

    Author Sheri Koones believes that prefab houses (or “prefabulous,” as she calls them) are the homes of the future. She’s written five books about them... Read more

  • Claire Olsen's grandson called Papa John's to deliver pizza to her Palm Coast, Florida, home as a way to conduct a wellness check on her after Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 9. (WFTV)

    Family Sends Pizza Deliveryman to Conduct Wellness Check on Grandma After Hurricane

    A pizza deliveryman brought more than a pepperoni pie to one Florida grandmother—he delivered a sigh of relief to her family nearly 1,700 miles away. As Floridians... Read more

  • The sunny Dickie Fitz restaurant in Fitzrovia London offers contemporary Australian cuisine. (Courtesy Dickie Fitz)

    Australian Chefs Bring Fresh Flavour Fusions to London

    LONDON—The flavours of the Mediterranean or the tastes of Asia often burst through dishes that are cooked the contemporary Australian way. It’s another fusion food... Read more

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    Why Terms Like ‘Shred, Burn and Melt’ Belong in the Kitchen, Not the Gym

    Celebrity trainers and buff social media stars use terms such as “shred”, “burn” and “melt” to describe bodies responding to resistance training and cardiovascular exercise... Read more

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    To Treat Hearing Loss, Listen to Your Favorite Voices

    As people with hearing loss work to improve their speech recognition, a familiar voice may work better than a generic one, research shows. Researcher Nancy... Read more

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    Why the Peonies Bloom Late According to Chinese Legend

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    How to Make Your Fridge Plastic-Free Now

    Food waste and over-dependence on plastic go hand-in-hand. To help cut down on both, you need to shop thoughtfully and store correctly, understanding how best to... Read more

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    Are You Afraid to Be Alone With Yourself?

    People often ask me how I think human beings are changing as a result of our addiction to technology. The fact is, we are changing... Read more

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    No Amount of Excess Weight Is Healthy: Study

    Being even slightly overweight in adulthood may increase a person’s risk of early death, a new study finds. Earlier this month, researchers at Boston University... Read more

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    Why Intermittent Fasting May Boost Brain Health

    The road to a healthier brain may not be via what you eat, but by what you don’t eat—that is, through intermittent fasting. An increasing... Read more

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    Microbiome: The Body’s Great Conductor

    In the 21st century, researchers discovered a new organ in the human body. But unlike the heart, brain, lungs, and other previously recognized anatomical structures,... Read more

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    Undone: How to Change Our Procrastination Patterns

    Procrastination starts from avoiding something out of fear, then becomes a pattern that hardens into a habit. We reinforce this procrastination habit through years of... Read more

  • Bob and Ellen Gutenstein celebrate Ellen's birthday three months before her death. (Courtesy of the Gutenstein family)

    Coming Full Circle, Doulas Cradle The Dying

    As Ellen Gutenstein lay in her bed at home, dying from lung cancer that had metastasized in her brain, a heart-wrenching Mother’s Day card arrived... Read more

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    What Science Says About Getting the Most out of Your Tea

    Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tea is personal; everyone has opinions about making the perfect cup. But what does... Read more

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    15 Foods That Fight Inflammation

    When we look at the diseases that plague our society — arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — we... Read more

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    Interview With Author of the Pharma Thriller Not Safe as Prescribed

    I recently interviewed Lawrence Golbom, author of Not Safe As Prescribed. Rosenberg: I found Not Safe as Prescribed to be a page turner.  You captured... Read more

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    6 Hormone Balancing Powers of Red Clover

    Menopause can seem like torture. Women at midlife suffer with mood swings, stubborn weight gain, hot flashes, and low energy.  At the same time they... Read more

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    Architecture That Heals

    What if architecture could be designed to nurture those who use the space and to promote their mental and physical well-being? This is the question... Read more

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    Why I’m Always in a Hurry

    I’ve come to realize, more and more, that I’m always rushing. I dash from one task to the next, race through meals and speed-read books... Read more

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    A Publisher That Champions Beauty

    NEW YORK—If Martine Assouline has a motto, it might be that “beauty is necessary—or that culture is the best accessory.” “I strongly believe that when... Read more

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    Practical Ways to Practice Being Present

    There are a lot of amazing benefits to being more present and mindful, but one of my favorites is this: you’re not missing the beauty... Read more

  • Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan speaks at a rally for Senator Durenberger on Feb. 8, 1982. (Photo by Michael Evans/The White House/Getty Images)

    An Inspirational Walk Through the Reagan Library

    After the 2016 U.S. Election, some people, especially many young voters, may have been disappointed and depressed. However, many amongst the elder generation in California... Read more

  • (Evgeny Atamanenko/Shutterstock)

    Gratitude Good for Your Mind—and Our World

    Studies show that consciously counting our blessings has verifiable health benefits. But if giving thanks is so great, why do our blessings often seem so... Read more

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    20 Inspiring Quotes for Families Who Love to Travel

    Whether you could use a little encouragement to pull the trigger on your next family vacation, or (like me) even the thought of travel makes you... Read more

  • Human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai in June 2016 in London. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    Malala Yousafzai Speaks Out for Love and Education

    Malala Yosafzai, the youngest to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize, has a message for everyone, a message everyone can apply to their lives. “A... Read more

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    Young Choir Sings to Honor Fallen War Hero on Flight

    Diane Hollifield Cupp was on a flight from Germany when she saw an Army private in uniform escorting the remains of a World War II... Read more

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    Four Teens’ Free Lawn Service Lifts Louisville Community

    It’s not every day that someone asks you if they can mow your lawn for free. But four teens in Louisville, Kentucky, are doing just... Read more

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    Father Surprises Little League Son on Birthday

    A Philadelphia little league baseball player was devastated when he learned his father hadn’t purchased him anything for his birthday—or so he thought. Braheim Fowler,... Read more

  • TV personality Robert Herjavec from "Shark Tank" visits LinkedIn for an Interview with Daniel Roth at LinkedIn Studios on April 26, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

    Robert Herjavec of ‘Shark Tank’ Offers to Replace 4-Year-Old’s Stolen Prosthetic Leg

    Frank Brenes is “crushed” that his 4-year-old son’s prosthetic leg was stolen at a California beach over the weekend. Brenes and his family and friends were... Read more

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    A 6-Year-Old’s Dream Comes True: Garbage Man for a Day

    Six-year-old Ethan Dean, who at just 2 weeks old was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, says he wants to be a garbage man when he grows up.  ... Read more

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    Police Officer Saves the Day for Woman and Son Stranded on Highway

    Angela Brown was waiting on the side of a Virginia highway for a tow truck after her mother’s car broke down, when police approached. “Henrico... Read more

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    Modern Knights Revive Chivalry as Cultural Reform

    Chivalry-Now is a movement that introduces a new form of chivalry for the 21st century. Founder Dean Jacques is a retired social worker. Throughout his... Read more

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    Creativity Makes the Everyday Vibrant

    While some enhance their creativity by reading books on the subject, such as “Wired to Create, Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind,” others study those who... Read more

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    Rental Car Employee John Goodlett Lends Helping Hand to Mom With Twins, Kindness Goes Viral

    Good isn’t only in John Goodlett’s name—he embodies it. When Coty Vincent entered a Tulsa, Oklahoma, Enterprise Rent-A-Car office on July 13, she encountered “one of... Read more

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    Children’s Hospital Uses Pokemon as ‘Sneaky Way’ to Get Kids Exercising

    A pediatric hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is using the recently launched Pokemon GO game to “help patients get out and see the world.” “It’s kind of a... Read more

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    Buffalo’s ‘Ice Creamcycle Dude’ Gives Away Cool Treats and Enables Warm Hearts

    James Karagiannis, known as the Ice Creamcycle Dude, is not a typical ice cream peddler.  Karagiannis, 36, recently started a pay-it-forward campaign to bring free ice... Read more

  • Kyle Bigler at his job (Joanna Griffiths/Facebook)

    Man Who Walked 16 Miles to Two Jobs Gets a Free Car

    A man in New Hampshire walks 16 miles per day between his two minimum-wage jobs. Kyle Bigler works at both Dunkin’ Donuts and a Big... Read more

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    Homeless Student Lives in Tent Before College Starts; Then Community Helps

    While tensions have heightened between police officers and civilians in some places around the country, two security officers went out of their way to help a... Read more

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    Texas Woman Making and Donating Superhero Capes for Children of Dallas Police

    A woman of Frisco, Texas, wanted to honor real heroes and to give solace to children in pain. Alicia Lopez has been making superhero capes... Read more

  • A trimmed boxwood hedge, rattan chairs, and a black ceramic pot matching the front door gives this home a clean and tailored look. (ppa/Shutterstock)

    Tips for Eye-Catching Curb Appeal

    After a dreary winter, the exterior of your home and yard may be looking a little drab and unkempt. Whether you’re getting ready to sell... Read more

  • Pull colours from artwork into a room’s accessories. (Africa studio/Shutterstock)

    Decorating for Spring

    Make your home lighter and brighter this spring with some simple, fresh updates. Breathe new life into your space and get ready to greet the... Read more

  • A wall unit with open shelving and storage can be used as a room divider to separate different living areas. (ESB Professional/Shutterstock)

    Small-Space Living: Multi-Functional Furniture Doubles as Storage

    Living in a condo or an apartment usually means space is at a premium, and finding storage solutions is often top of mind for most... Read more

  • Stylish, simple, and monochromatic is the epitome of Scandinavian-style decorating. (PlusONE/Shutterstock)

    Scandinavian-Style Decorating

    Scandinavian-style decorating—also known as Scandi—is clean, simple, and uncluttered in a super-stylish, natural way. This comfortable and casual decor is organized and functional, never fussy... Read more

  • Adding an electric fireplace to the living room creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. (Breadmaker/Shutterstock)

    Luxury Items for Condo Living

    Most of us would welcome a little more luxury in our lives, especially when it can be easily incorporated at home. The good news is, even if... Read more

  • Rich plum- and gold-coloured ornaments decorate this holiday tree.  (tatsmis/Shutterstock)

    Quick and Easy Theme Decorating for the Holidays

    Each year the holiday season rolls around it provides a new opportunity to transform your home into an oasis of warmth and style. Decorating both... Read more

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    Adding Originality to Homes: One Tile at a Time

    John Pasquariello is the effusive owner of M2 Tile & Stone, a forward-thinking tile and stone retailer who represents a superior product line second-to-none, which... Read more

  • A home in Vashon Island, Wash., featured in the book "Prefabulous Small Houses" by Sheri Koones. The Vashon Island house, built with structural insulated panels and a timber frame was designed by FabCab and is 1,750 square feet. (Dr. Dale Christopher Lang via AP)

    Author Turns Focus on ‘Prefabulous’ Small Homes

    Author Sheri Koones believes that prefab houses (or “prefabulous,” as she calls them) are the homes of the future. She’s written five books about them... Read more

  • A dedicated room just for an office is a luxury most people would like. It can be separate from the rest of the house, in a spare bedroom, or unused basement room. (irina88w/iStock)

    Choose Home Office Furniture That Inspires

    Shopping for functional and stylish home office furniture? You’re definitely not alone. The home office has become an increasingly important room in the Canadian home... Read more

  • A feminine cottage style bedroom with romantic soft floral print curtains and pillows. (KhongkitWiriyachan/iStock)

    Style File: Cottage Decor

    The cottage decor style is very welcoming and cozy. It is bursting with romance and personality and intended to make family and guests alike feel... Read more

  • A sophisticated living room which has layered floor coverings perfect for playing on the floor and plenty of soft or curved surfaces to create a safe space for little ones. A child-friendly space doesn't have to look like a playroom. (Victoria Pearson/Nathan Turner via AP)

    Ask a Designer: Homes That Work for Both Kids and Grown-Ups

    For new parents, the urge to keep little ones entertained and enriched can often lead to a home so full of baby gear and toys... Read more

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    Style File: Coastal Decor

    Style File explores the breezy, beachy world of coastal interior decor. Coastal is a real feel-good style that finds its anchors (pun very much intended)... Read more

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    Australian Couple Raffling Tropical Island Resort for $36 a Ticket

    An Australian couple is raffling their tropical island resort and scuba diving business, after living there for more than two decades. One lucky winner will... Read more

  • Parents and adult children, as well as grandchildren, are coming together to live under one roof. (Courtesy eieihome.com)

    Building For Multi-Generational Households

    As housing prices continue to skyrocket and the inventory of Canadian homes becomes increasingly smaller, multi-generational homes have begun to experience a renaissance. Parents and... Read more

  • This photo taken April 8, 2016, shows town homes at The Cannery, which is set beside the plowed field of the small, urban farm that is a centerpiece of the community in Davis, Calif.  (Michelle Locke via AP)

    Agrihoods Take Root: A Housing Trend Rooted in Agriculture

    DAVIS, Calif.—”How ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm?” asks the old song. The answer may be: Build them an agrihood. Feeding off the... Read more

  • A living room designed by Betsy Burnham of Burnham Design. A couple's contrasting tastes are both represented: Sleek, modern furniture and lighting mix beautifully with soft floral drapes and colourful, patterned pillows. (John Hugstad/Burnham Design via AP)

    Ask a Designer: Advice for Couples Blending Two Homes Into One

    For couples setting up a new home together, it’s a challenge: how to merge two sets of stuff and two decorating styles into one space... Read more

  • This undated photo taken in Puerto Rico shows a weeping fig tree.  (Lee Reich via AP)

    Gardening: Tropical Houseplants Need a Little Coddling

    A winter trip to the “Isle of Enchantment,” Puerto Rico, left me feeling sorry for many of my houseplants back home. The effects of steam-bath... Read more

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    Costly Real Estate Market Drives Home Renovations Industry, says EiEi Home.com

    Home renovations are big business in Canada, outstripping even residential real estate transactions. EiEiHome.com has tapped into the flourishing home renovation industry by establishing a... Read more

  • An outdoor entertaining space with a fireplace and comfortable seating. (Courtesy eieihome.com)

    How to Create an Outdoor Room

    Finally, the warmer weather is here to stay. That means dining alfresco on freshly grilled delights. Instead of hiding indoors, time will be spent trading sips... Read more

  • Laundry detergent makers introduced miniature packets in recent months such as this one photographed Thursday, May 24, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Laundry Pods Poison More Children Every Year

    Laundry pods may be convenient, but they come at a price.  A study published in Pediatrics on Monday showed that more children were being poisoned... Read more

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    2017 Infiniti QX30 Premium AWD

    The 2017 Infiniti QX30 is available in six models, with the Premium AWD positioned just below the Sport model. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is... Read more

  • 017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. (Courtesy of Volkswagen)

    2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 1.8T S

    This VW Golf wagon is a performance wagon. The performance credential is bolstered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged inline-four TSI engine with direct injection and inter... Read more

  • Jaguar I-Pace (Courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover)

    Jaguar Land Rover: A Niche Luxury Automobile Company That is on a Roll

    Sitting down with executives of automotive companies at all levels to talk about new vehicles, technology, and innovation or just what’s new is nothing unusual... Read more

  • 2018 All-New GMC Terrain SLT (Left) and Denali (Right) (Courtesy of General Motors)

    GMC: A Vehicle’s Interior May be More Important Than its Exterior

    As a teenager growing up in London, Ontario it was highly unlikely that Michael Stapleton ever gave any thought to his now burgeoning career with... Read more

  • 2018 Lexus LC 500. (Courtesy of Lexus)

    2018 Lexus LC 500

    Since Lexus’s new LC 500 premiered last year, both customers and the industry have wondered what the price would be. Well, the performance of the... Read more

  • 2017 Jeep Grande Cherokee. (Courtesy of Jeep)

    2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4X4

    The Overland is one of the six trims offered in the Jeep Grand Cherokee line (not counting the special SRT model). Between the Summit as... Read more

  • Jennifer Barron (Courtesy of Lexus/Toyota Canada)

    Lexus: A Strong Performer—With Canada Front and Centre

    In the event you were not aware, Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese car maker Toyota. Today, the Lexus marque is marketed in... Read more

  • Stephen Lester (Courtesy of Infiniti)

    Infiniti: Performance is Where Things Begin

    Late 1989 was a busy time on the automotive front in North America. Three Japanese auto manufacturers started building and exporting a limited number of... Read more

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  • Professor Alice Roberts, anatomist, author and presenter of several BBC series. (Courtesy of Alice Roberts)

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    When it comes to cosmetic products it’s all chemistry to professor Alice Roberts, anatomist, author and presenter of several BBC documentary series, including “Coast” and “Food... Read more

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    9 Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing This Holiday Season

    You can smell the holiday season coming even before it arrives. Whether it’s the crisp scent of a fresh breeze on a chilly winter morning,... Read more

  • Nirmala Narine on her farm in the Hudson Valley. (Andrea Hayley/Epoch Times)

    Nirmala Narine Expands Her Spice World With Hudson Valley Shop

    Referred to as the “Indiana Jones of spices” by celebrity chef Eric Ripert, Nirmala Narine has built a brand and career on her love of... Read more

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    June Weather Means Fireflies Are Showing, Lawns Are Glowing

    LINCOLN, Neb.—The glow of fireflies is nothing short of magic. It’s the joy of watching them light up in the grass, or catching them and... Read more

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    How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden

    By Susan Grimes, Organic Lifestyle Magazine In the midst of summer fun, those who love garden fresh greens for months to come will take the time... Read more

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    This Free Lunch for 5,000 People Was Made From Food That Would’ve Been Wasted

    We’ve all heard the phrase, “When in doubt, throw it out.” Chances are, that mentality has contributed to the pitching of perfectly good leftovers into... Read more

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    How to Make Your Own Compost Tea

    By Ali Lawrence, Organic Lifestyle Magazine If you’re still using plain old compost, you’re living in the past. These days gardeners are raving about the wonders... Read more

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    Swede Designs Tiny Bike-Car for Healthy Commuting in Tough Weather

    Mikael Kjellman really likes to bike, but where he lives (in Sweden) the weather is not always conducive to biking. Fortunately, Kjellman works as a design... Read more

  • Clear skies provide good views of The Milky Way, Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales. (Luke Tscharke/WWF-Aus)

    Earth Hour: Community Action Key

    SYDNEY—Earth Hour, conceived in Sydney in 2007 as a one-off community event, is now a global phenomena. On March 19 this year, over 172 countries... Read more

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    Understanding the Heart of Chinese Medicine

    Modern people typically believe that the brain rules the body. But according to ancient Chinese doctors, the heart is in charge. In traditional Chinese medicine,... Read more

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    Green Living: The Most Effective Oven Cleaner

    By Natalie Miller, Organic Lifestyle Magazine Cleaning your oven with baking soda and vinegar will leave it sparkling clean and shiny, without you having to rely... Read more

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    A Healthy Way to Build Communities

    Mark Winne, an author and anti-hunger activist, often says that the most important word in “community garden” isn’t “garden.” I saw this firsthand not long... Read more

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    How to Use Vinegar and Baking Soda to Clean Your Home

    PPBy Allene Edwards, Organic Lifestyle Magazine When it comes to cleaning your home, how do you choose products? Marketing companies try to convince us that scrubbing... Read more

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    Is the Meat Industry More Sustainable Than California’s Almond Plantations?

    By Ethan A. Huff, contributing writer to Natural News When “progressives” speak about unsustainable food production, they often go after meat products as being among the worst... Read more

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    All National Parks to Offer Free Admission on 16 Days in 2016

    WASHINGTON—The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and wants everyone to celebrate! All national parks will waive their entrance fees on 16... Read more

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    Why Gardening Is Good for Your Mind as Well as Your Body

    More than half the planet’s population now live in cities, with limited access to the natural world. For Europe and Latin America, the figure is... Read more

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    How to Get Rid of Black Mold for Good (Infographic)

    If you detect black mold in your house, it is important that it be removed as soon as possible. Toxigenic black mold can quickly take... Read more

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    Simple DIY Rose Water

    It’s rose water season! Can you get your hands on some fragrant rose petals? If yes, then you can make some amazing rose water that you... Read more

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    Cowspiracy Will Expand Your Perception of the Modern Meat Industry

    If you haven’t had the pleasure of getting your mind ripped wide open by the movie Cowspiracy, I will tell you it is a highly intelligent... Read more

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    Exploring Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    And now for something completely different: Dinner in the Sky! The air was balmy, the moon was full, and the stars were twinkling their amusement... Read more

  • David Lawes surfing in Peru. (Courtesy David Lawes)

    A South American Surf Adventure

    Sitting on a palm-lined beach in Bocas del Toro in the 30 °C tropical sun, sipping on a cold cerveza and speaking in semi-coherent Spanish... Read more

  • Shopping street in Wernigerode. (Wibke Carter)

    Mythical Moments in Germany’s Harz Mountains

    For centuries, the Harz has been a mythical and much-feared mountain range in central Germany. Residents in the surrounding villages and towns believed that demons... Read more

  • Major's Hill Park in downtown Ottawa. The glass and granite building is the National Gallery of Canada. (James Peltzer)

    A bicycle tour of Ottawa and Gatineau

    Drifting in a hot air balloon high above Canada’s Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, I look down upon the Ottawa River Valley, the cane-shaped Rideau Canal,... Read more

  • The gates at Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto, Japan. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    Enchanting Kyoto: A Japanese City Steeped in Culture and Good Eats

    KYOTO, Japan—The paper screen doors slid open, revealing a garden of neatly arranged rocks amid vibrant green trees and a small pathway lined with stone... Read more

  • Honfleur’s Vieux-Bassin (Old Harbour) is lined with beautifully restored 16th- to 18th-century houses. (Janna Graber)

    Paris to Normandy: River Cruising in France

    As we approach the water, I see it stretched along the river. The MS River Venture is a small luxury vessel that can hold 136... Read more

  • The Cinderella Castle at Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., on May 22, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    10 Rules You Must Follow When Visiting Walt Disney World

    If you and your family are heading to Disney World soon, first let me say, I am so excited for you!!!!  Okay, okay, deep breaths... Read more

  • Mongolian Yurt. (Vlatka Jovanovic)

    By Train from St. Petersburg to Hong Kong (4)

    The journey on the legendary Trans Siberian Railway is one of the greatest travel adventures of our age. The Trans Siberian Girl is traveling on... Read more

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    Celebrating Carnival in Germany’s Dusseldorf

    The guy sitting next to me on my AirBerlin flight to Dusseldorf was heading to the city on the Rhine to enjoy its famous Carnival... Read more

  • Cross church Irkutsk, Siberia. (Vlatka Jovanovic)

    By Train from St. Petersburg to Hong Kong (3)

    The journey on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the greatest travel adventures of our age. The Trans Siberian Girl is traveling on the... Read more

  • A U.K. travel company called Blue Marble Private is planning to launch a tour where guests will be able to view the wreckage of the Titanic about 13,000 feet deep in the North Atlantic Ocean. (AOL Screenshot)

    UK Company to Offer Tourists a View of the Titanic Shipwreck for $105K Each (Video)

    A U.K. travel company called Blue Marble Private is planning to launch a tour where guests will be able to view the wreckage of the... Read more

  • Nevis Botanical Gardens, a lush oasis of tropical plants and other flora from around the world. (Janna Graber)

    Nevis, the Caribbean’s Best-Kept Secret

    “Watch your step,” our guide says as we follow a narrow path up the mountainside. The trees are so thick that only narrow rays of... Read more

  • Leaving Moscow behind. (Vlatka Jovanovic)

    By Train from St. Petersburg to Hong Kong (2)

    The journey on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the greatest travel adventures of our age. The Trans-Siberian Girl is traveling on the world’s... Read more

  • The Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel and Spa in Interlaken. (Mohammed Reza Amirinia)

    Bern and Interlaken: Pearls of Switzerland

    In September of last year I spent a few days in Switzerland and visited Bern and Interlaken. Although Switzerland’s busy capital city, Bern projects the... Read more

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    Gone Windjamming: Exploring the Coast of Maine—Wherever the Wind Takes You

    ABOARD THE VICTORY CHIMES, Maine—The crew refused to eat lobster. It wasn’t so much mutiny as a surfeit of a good thing. No matter that the... Read more

  • St Pertersburg - The Church of the Spilled Blood.  (Vlatka Jovanovic)

    By Train from St Petersburg to Hong Kong (1)

    The journey on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the greatest travel adventures of our age. The Trans-Siberian Girl is traveling on the world’s... Read more

  • A castle overlooking the River Rhine. The Upper Middle Rhine Valley is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its castle-dotted landscape and elegant scenery. (Barbara Angelakis)

    A memorable Rhine & Moselle river cruise

    Our 13-day Uniworld boutique river cruise on the luxurious River Queen began in Amsterdam. After a must-do canal sightseeing cruise and a visit to the... Read more

  • Stairs leading to Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, Japan. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    In Basho’s Footsteps: A Less-Traveled Journey Through Japan

    Climbing 2,446 steps requires endurance. As I made my way up, looking for the renderings of Buddha said to be etched into the stone steps,... Read more

  • Zebras watch as the walking safari passes by. (Giannella M. Garrett)

    A Walking Safari in Zambia

    Kangachepe Banda poked at a pile of elephant dung with a twig, exposing thousands of undigested acacia seeds. He was about to explain their significance... Read more

  • View of the Sea of Cortez from near Loreto. (Villa del Palmar Beach Resorts & Spa)

    Getting Away From It All in Loreto, Mexico

    At one time the Baja area of Mexico was a hot spot for those seeking a meaningful escape from daily life, particularly Cabo San Lucas, at the southern tip... Read more

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