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Mercedes-Benz Canada: Introduces Mercedes me Retail Space

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Storefront (Mercedes-Benz Canada)

When all was said and done at the end of 2016, Mercedes-Benz Canada with sales of 48,320 vehicles, had its most successful year since coming...


  • MINI Cooper S 3-door (MINI/BMW Group)

    MINI: A Mature Marque Finds New Customers

    A MINI is one of those cars which over the years, almost 60 since introduced, has probably achieved notoriety equal to other iconic automobiles such... Read more

  • 2017 Buick Encore exterior (Buick Canada)

    Buick: Continued Growth by Sticking to a Plan

    One of the more interesting automotive success stories in 2016 and continuing into 2017 is the tremendous growth of units sold by Buick Canada. In... Read more

  • 2017 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab. (Courtesy of Nissan)

    2017 Nissan Titan XD Gas SV Crew Cab

    Hurricane Harvey came ashore slowly, gathering fury as it hit the Texas coast twice, like a hammer against a pecan. The wind was horrific as... Read more

  • 2018 Ford Expedition. (Courtesy of Ford)

    2018 Ford Expedition

    The Ford Expedition had big shoes to fill when it was first introduced in the late 1990s as the successor to the Ford Bronco. After... Read more

  • L: A note to the thief of a skateboard. (Courtesy of TakenFloods); R: A place where the van from where the skateboard was stolen was parked in Lincoln, Neb. (Screenshot via Google Maps/The Epoch Times)

    Man Posts Touching Note for Thief of Prized Skateboard

    A Nebraska man wrote a heartfelt note to the person who stole his skateboard and the internet feels his pain. The board was precious and... Read more

  • A coyote keeps pace with a car (not seen) as it runs down the road October 8, 2012 in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

    Coyote Hit by Car Survives 30-Minute Drive Stuck in Front Grill

    A woman from Alberta, Canada who struck a coyote while driving said she only discovered later that the animal was stuck inside the front part... Read more

  • (Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock)

    Why Regret Is Waste of Time

    Regret is a big topic in therapy.  People talk angrily, mournfully, self-critically, and disappointedly about the choices they’ve made, the ones they wish they hadn’t made,... Read more

  • Zander Venezia and Bella Venezia (Facebook)

    Sister of Teen Surfer Killed by Irma Wave Shares Their Last Moment Together

    The sister of the teenage professional surfer who died surfing a wave caused by Hurricane Irma told People magazine that there was something different about... Read more

  • (By AKS.9955 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

    Put a Quarter on a Cup of Frozen Water Before Hurricanes

    Why should you always put a quarter on a frozen cup of water before big storms? With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, following instructions... Read more

  • Officer Michael D'Aresta carries his K-9 partner to the veterinarian to be euthanized on September 1,
 2017, in Middletown,
 Conn. (Middletown Police Department)

    Police Dog Gets Emotional Farewell Before Being Euthanized

    A veteran police dog received a hero’s farewell on Sept. 1 before it was euthanized at a local veterinary hospital in Middletown, Conn. Officer Michael... Read more

  • 2017 Dodge Durango R/T. (Courtesy of Chrysler Dodge)

    2017 Dodge Durango R/T RWD

    The 2017 Dodge Durango comes in five trims: SXT, SXT Plus, GT, Citadel, and the tire-smoking R/T, or Road/Track. The R/T, as being the top... Read more

  • (Carlos Caetano/Shutterstock)

    Non Party Ways to Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday

    A child’s birthday is a reason for the whole family to celebrate. While a blowout bash with Pinterest-worthy decor is one way to mark the... Read more

  • Richard Pringle in a photo with beloved son Hughie. (Richard Pringle/Facebook)

    ‘The 10 Most Important Things I’ve Learnt Since Losing My Son’

    It was just over a year since father of three, Richard Pringle, lost his first-born son. Richard said he was lying in bed with his... Read more

  • Artist Jessica Leigh Artman works on a drawing at Grand Central Atelier in Queens, New York, on Aug. 11, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Artist Jessica Artman Finds Freedom in Structure

    NEW YORK—Jessica Artman set aside her “stepping stones” to be shipped to Paris. She called those drawings and paintings “the lessons”—not her best work, nothing for... Read more

  • (g-stockstudio/Shutterstock)

    The Destructive Habit of Evaluating Everything We Do

    You’re going through your day, and it’s like you’re a newspaper critic, constantly looking for things to praise and criticize. Did a workout? Amazing job!... Read more

  • (Yuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock)

    Back to School: 6 Fun Things to Hide in Your Child’s Backpack

    Back to school time can come along with a mixture of excitement and nervousness for children of all ages. One small and simple way to... Read more

  • L: A note to the thief of a skateboard. (Courtesy of TakenFloods); R: A place where the van from where the skateboard was stolen was parked in Lincoln, Neb. (Screenshot via Google Maps/The Epoch Times)

    Man Posts Touching Note for Thief of Prized Skateboard

    A Nebraska man wrote a heartfelt note to the person who stole his skateboard and the internet feels his pain. The board was precious and... Read more

  • (Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock)

    Why Regret Is Waste of Time

    Regret is a big topic in therapy.  People talk angrily, mournfully, self-critically, and disappointedly about the choices they’ve made, the ones they wish they hadn’t made,... Read more

  • Zander Venezia and Bella Venezia (Facebook)

    Sister of Teen Surfer Killed by Irma Wave Shares Their Last Moment Together

    The sister of the teenage professional surfer who died surfing a wave caused by Hurricane Irma told People magazine that there was something different about... Read more

  • (By AKS.9955 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

    Put a Quarter on a Cup of Frozen Water Before Hurricanes

    Why should you always put a quarter on a frozen cup of water before big storms? With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, following instructions... Read more

  • Officer Michael D'Aresta carries his K-9 partner to the veterinarian to be euthanized on September 1,
 2017, in Middletown,
 Conn. (Middletown Police Department)

    Police Dog Gets Emotional Farewell Before Being Euthanized

    A veteran police dog received a hero’s farewell on Sept. 1 before it was euthanized at a local veterinary hospital in Middletown, Conn. Officer Michael... Read more

  • (g-stockstudio/Shutterstock)

    The Destructive Habit of Evaluating Everything We Do

    You’re going through your day, and it’s like you’re a newspaper critic, constantly looking for things to praise and criticize. Did a workout? Amazing job!... Read more

  • Mavis Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts, the winner of the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot is pictured in Braintree, Massachusetts, U.S. in this August 24, 2017 handout photo.  (Massachusetts State Lottery/Handout via REUTERS)

    $758 Million Powerball Winner Told Boyfriend of 15 Years ‘I’m Moving on to a Better Life’ Last Year

    Richard Lord lived for 15 years with the woman who just won a $758 million Powerball lottery jackpot. He would be entitled to half of... Read more

  • Kevin O'Leary, an investor on the television show "Shark Tank" is seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the afternoon of March 4, 2014 in New York City.
 (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Winner of $758.7 Million Powerball Did One Thing Right, Says Shark Tank Star

    The winner of Wednesday’s huge $758.7 million Powerball jackpot is off to a good start in handling her financial windfall, according to Shark Tank star... Read more

  • A cashier sells Powerball tickets at Kavanagh Liquors in San Lorenzo, Calif., on Jan. 13. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Winning $31Million Lotto Was ‘Worst Thing That Ever Happened to Me,’ Previous Winner Says

    When Billie Bob Harrell Jr. won a $31 million jackpot in the Texas Lotto, he thought it was going to solve all of his problems... Read more

  • Powerball winner Andrew "Jack" Whittaker with his grand daughter Brandi Bragg backstage after their appearence on TRL at the MTV studios in New York City.  (Scott Gries/Getty Images)

    Millionaire Who Won $315 Million Powerball: ‘I Wish I’d Torn That Ticket Up’

    Andrew “Jack” Whittaker was already a millionaire when he won the $315 million Powerball jackpot. The 55-year-old owned a construction company and had a net... Read more

  • Jordan Jones, 5, and her father Johnathan Jones. (Family photo)

    Girl, 5, Dreams of Her Dad Going to Heaven; Minutes Later, Tragedy

    Five-year-old Jordan Jones had a beautiful dream last Wednesday about her daddy going to heaven. “He was in heaven, up in the sky,” she recalled... Read more

  • Eclipse Alizabeth Eubanks was born at 8:04 a.m. on the day of the total solar eclipse at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. (Greenville Memorial Hospital)

    Baby Born on Day of Eclipse Has the Most Appropriate Name

    One of 11 babies born on the day of the total solar eclipse at a South Carolina hospital has the most appropriate name. Eclipse Alizabeth... Read more

  • Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center. (Google Earth)

    Man Wakes Up From Coma After 5 Weeks, Life Upended

    Paul Owens doesn’t remember much. He just stepped into an elevator when the car started to accelerate upward at a break-neck speed. “I grabbed the... Read more

  • (Screenshot/Facebook)

    Army Worker Fired for Countless Updates About His Beard on Facebook

    An Iowa job board denied unemployment benefits to an Army worker who spent an “incalculable” number of hours posting updates about his beard growth on... Read more

  • Humpback whale. (By Whit Welles Wwelles14  [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)  via Wikimedia Commons)

    Whale Throws Boat Into Air, 2 People Unconscious, 2 With Broken Ribs

    A humpback whale threw a fishing boat into the air off the coast of Australia on Saturday, Aug. 5, knocking two men unconscious and injuring... Read more

  • A letter from Jack Davis (L) and a reply from NASA. (NASA)

    9-Year-Old Applies for NASA Job as ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’

    When NASA recently announced it’s looking for a planetary protection officer, Jack Davis figured he was just the guy for the job. After all, he... Read more

  • Bales of hay donated to ranchers affected by Lodgepole Complex wildfire in Montana. (Courtesy of Dustin Maier)

    Stranger Brings Supplies to Farmers Hit by Montana Wildfire, His Actions Snowball Into Massive Donation Drive

    A Montana man decided to help ranchers affected by the massive Lodgepole Complex wildfire—the largest in the state since 1910. His call for help sparked a deluge of donations... Read more

  • (Public Domain)

    Munich Man, Tired of Traffic, Swims to Work

      Benjamin David disliked his morning commute. The roads are congested, and even the bike lanes are full in his city of Munich, Germany. “[On... Read more

  • Modest-sized Solifugid near Uniondale, Western Cape, South Africa (User:  JonRichfield/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)

    Mystery Insect Leaves Man With Massive Dark Bruises, Baffles Doctors

    A mysterious bug that bit an Arizona man has doctors baffled after a small bite grew to a mass of dark and painful bruises. Thomas Jay... Read more

  • (Photo: Ferg Horne)

    Rabbits Ride Sheep to Escape Flood in New Zealand

    “When the going gets tough, hop on a wooly sheep.” That seems to be the advice that a few rabbits followed amidst widespread floods in... Read more

  • (Jacob Lund/Shutterstock)

    For Women, a Little Belly Fat Is a Good Thing

    For those women who have been lusting after flatter and flatter tummies for all their lives, it’s time to relax and love the healthy, strong... Read more

  • (De Repente/Shutterstock)

    Ritual Slaughter Is Never Humane

    “Kosher” is widely interpreted as meaning pure, and many think kosher slaughter is better or more humane than traditional methods. But ritual slaughter is capable... Read more

  • (Ivanko80/Shutterstock)

    5 Ways to Simplify Today

    Living a life of simplicity can be a beautiful thing, yet the process of simplifying can seem overwhelming at first. So, I recommend simplicity in... Read more

  • (bluebay/shutterstock)

    Summer Is High-Risk Time for Kidney Stones

    Did you know that as the temperature rises and our diet heads out the window, we’re increasing our risk of kidney stones? It’s true! During... Read more

  • (PIRO4D/Pixabay)

    What Fruits & Veggies Have the Most Pesticides? The Dirty Dozen List for 2017 Is Here

    It’s that time of year again, when we learn just how “down and dirty” our conventionally grown fruits and vegetables are and which ones have... Read more

  • (vchal/Shutterstock)

    Antibiotics Are Not the Only Drugs Used in U.S. Meat

    By now, most people know that antibiotics are used by the ton in the production of U.S. meat–not because animals are sick but because less... Read more

  • (Solis Images/Shutterstock)

    Healing Our Relationship With Food

    Food is more than just nourishment. It is pleasure, culture, and comfort. But our relationship with food can also become dysfunctional and deeply conflicted. Eating... Read more

  • (Tofros.com/Pexels)

    Should I Answer Every Text My Child Sends? How Constant Communication Is Disabling Our Children

    I spend a lot of time with teenagers, because I have one.  As an observer of this unique species, I am noticing that teenagers are... Read more

  • (Alliance/Shutterstock)

    5 Things to Eat or Avoid to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Pre-diabetes is diagnosed when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as having Type 2 diabetes. Pre-diabetes... Read more

  • (SpeedKingz/Shutterstock)

    Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Weight Gain, Finds New Research

    People hoping to lose a few pounds by substituting artificial sweeteners for regular sugar may end up disappointed, suggests a fresh look at past research... Read more

  • (SYDA PRODUCTIONS/SHUTTERSTOCK)

    How to (Finally) Accept Your Body

    Body positivity has become a much-needed cultural trend to counter the prevailing uber-thin-body ideal. Yet these well-meaning messages—”Love yourself at any size!”, “You are beautiful!”,... Read more

  • (Liv friis-larsen/Shutterstock)

    9 Healthiest Foods for Summer According to Chinese Medicine

    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

  • (szefei/shutterstock)

    Finding Balance With the ‘Five Flavors’

    Think of a well-balanced meal and you’ll probably imagine things like vegetables, protein, and sensible portions. But there is another vital variable: taste. We naturally... Read more

  • (@CampersCoveWH/Shutterstock)

    12 Amazing Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

    If you aren’t already enjoying hemp seeds as a regular part of your diet, you might want to give them a try. These tiny seeds... Read more

  • (Air Images/Shutterstock)

    How Yoga Is Helping Girls Heal From Trauma

    Rocsana Enriquez started thinking about yoga again when she was pregnant. She was 19 and in an abusive relationship. When she was younger, Rocsana, whom... Read more

  • Camille Casaretti and her son, Matteo

    How Monday Family Dinners Can Lead to Family Togetherness & Healthier Life Choices

    Families today are busier than ever. With job demands, soccer practice, homework, birthday parties and all of the other activities competing for our time and... Read more

  • Richard Pringle in a photo with beloved son Hughie. (Richard Pringle/Facebook)

    ‘The 10 Most Important Things I’ve Learnt Since Losing My Son’

    It was just over a year since father of three, Richard Pringle, lost his first-born son. Richard said he was lying in bed with his... Read more

  • L: Gordon Hartman with his daughter Morgan; R: Entrance of the Morgan's Wonderland theme park. (Morgan's Wonderland)

    Father Builds $51 Million Theme Park for Daughter With Disabilities

    Back around 2007, Gordon Hartman was watching his daughter, Morgan, playing in a pool. She was 18, but with the mental capacity of a 5-year-old... Read more

  • (Credit: Colton Fire Department)

    Anonymous Woman Picks Up $400 Dinner Tab for Firefighters Battling Blaze

    A woman at a Denny’s restaurant decided to pick up the $400 tab for a group of firefighters who came in to have dinner, after... Read more

  • The silver lining that cancer brings is the urgency to getting your body back to health. (Austin Schmid on Unsplash)

    The Good That Comes From Cancer

    How can there be anything good that comes from being diagnosed with cancer? Did you know that according to Cancer Research UK, one in two... Read more

  • Young Sibylle Eschapasse and her father Rene-Victor Eschapasse in the French Alps . (Marie-Astrid Eschapasse)

    Happy Father’s Day! Sibylle’s Favorite Quotes on Fatherhood

    Today we celebrate the fathers in our lives. A special day to recognize them, praise them, show them our love and appreciation and give them... Read more

  • Sibylle Eschapasse and best friend Marie-Edith Dugoujon in Paris. (Thomas Eschapasse)

    Sibylle’s Favorite Quotes on Friendship

    As the saying goes, a best friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. Real friends are loyal, genuine and... Read more

  • Jerry Lakandula with his dogs. (Courtesy of Jerry Lakandula)

    The Ultimate Dog Walker and His Hidden Suffering

    Jerry Lakandula, 43, from Dasmariñas, Philippines, has been a bit of an online sensation. Videos of him walking his dozen dogs in an incredibly orderly... Read more

  • Actor Petr Louzensky as Rafael Schächter in a scene from the award-winning documentary "Defiant Requiem." (Partisan Pictures)

    Requiem Survivors

    Music has a transformative effect on the human spirit. Detailing how music empowered a persecuted people to defend their dignity, the 2006 documentary “Defiant Requiem:... Read more

  • Sibylle Eschapasse and her brother Thomas Eschapasse in La Baule, France. (Rene-Victor Eschapasse)

    Sibylle’s Favorite Quotes About Travel

    As the saying goes, what we all want in life, is to travel, fall in love, and be happy. Travelling to new places is so... Read more

  • A prison inmate and TAILS program participant with his dog.
 (Courtesy of Craig O'Neal)

    Dog Training Changes Prison Inmates’ Lives

    In five Florida prisons, some inmates are learning how to train dogs, with stunning results. The program is called TAILS, which stands for Teaching Animals... Read more

  • "Italian Dream" (Aline Coquelle)

    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

  • (Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock)

    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

  • (Samuel Zeller/Unsplash.com)

    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

  • Screengrab via Diane Hollifield Cupp/Facebook page

    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

  • (Via GoFundMe)

    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

  • (Joseph Sohm/shutterstock)

    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

  • The Oval Office sits empty and the walls covered with plastic sheeting during renovation work at the White House on Aug. 11, 2017. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    In Pictures: The Oval Office and West Wing After Renovations at the White House

    After two weeks of renovations, the White House unveiled the renovated West Wing of the president’s home. Over 200 workers had been working around the... Read more

  • Sibylle Eschapasse and her mother in New York. (Rene-Victor Eschapasse)

    Sibylle’s Favorite Quotes about Motherhood

    As we celebrate mothers today all around the country, I compiled some of the best quotes ever written about this beautiful gift that is motherhood... 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

  • M2 Tile & Design (Courtesy M2 Tile and Design)

    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

  • (Courtesy Eieihome.com)

    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

  • (Courtesy of EiEiHomes.com)

    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

  • MINI Cooper S 3-door (MINI/BMW Group)

    MINI: A Mature Marque Finds New Customers

    A MINI is one of those cars which over the years, almost 60 since introduced, has probably achieved notoriety equal to other iconic automobiles such... Read more

  • 2017 Buick Encore exterior (Buick Canada)

    Buick: Continued Growth by Sticking to a Plan

    One of the more interesting automotive success stories in 2016 and continuing into 2017 is the tremendous growth of units sold by Buick Canada. In... Read more

  • 2017 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab. (Courtesy of Nissan)

    2017 Nissan Titan XD Gas SV Crew Cab

    Hurricane Harvey came ashore slowly, gathering fury as it hit the Texas coast twice, like a hammer against a pecan. The wind was horrific as... Read more

  • 2018 Ford Expedition. (Courtesy of Ford)

    2018 Ford Expedition

    The Ford Expedition had big shoes to fill when it was first introduced in the late 1990s as the successor to the Ford Bronco. After... Read more

  • 2017 Dodge Durango R/T. (Courtesy of Chrysler Dodge)

    2017 Dodge Durango R/T RWD

    The 2017 Dodge Durango comes in five trims: SXT, SXT Plus, GT, Citadel, and the tire-smoking R/T, or Road/Track. The R/T, as being the top... Read more

  • 2017 Infiniti QX30 (Infiniti)

    At Infiniti: It Begins and Ends With Performance

    In March of this year, the buzz within the automotive industry was centred on Infiniti Motors Limited and the hiring of Canadian Karim Habib, former... Read more

  • 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. (Courtesy of Volkswagen)

    2017 Volkswagen Jetta

    There are two specific things that make the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta SE a good buy: a price tag of $20,895 and a fuel consumption of... Read more

  • 2017 Nissan Murano. (Courtesy of Nissan)

    2017 Nissan Murano Platinum AWD

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

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    How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden

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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

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    Earth Hour: Community Action Key

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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

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    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

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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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    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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    Hamburg: Gateway to the World

    Nicknamed Gateway to the World (Tor zur Welt), Hamburg is a cosmopolitan city with people from all over the world living here. Germany’s second-largest metropolis... Read more

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    Off the Beaten Track in the Philippines

    Given that the Philippines archipelago consists of over 7,000 islands spanning 300,000 square kilometers, it’s amazing that these diverse territorial islands form a united country... Read more

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    Skilled Delta Pilot Weaves Through Hurricane Irma to Reach Caribbean Destination With No Incident

    A Delta Airlines flight heading to San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 6, flew through Hurricane Irma and back to New York unscathed and ahead... Read more

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    Luxembourg: A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Western Europe

    As I head for my hotel across Place d’Armes—a traffic-free zone that’s more like a large outdoor patio than the traditional hub of a city—sounds... Read more

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    Top Ten Things to Do in Lake Tahoe this Fall

    Whether a first-time tourist or a seasoned local, Lake Tahoe and its surrounding area has a multitude of offerings. Looking for indoor relaxation, strenuous hikes,... Read more

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    Sun Moon Lake: Nature’s Gift to Taiwan

    Nestled among mountains, an idyllic refuge lies at the center of the island nation of Taiwan. Like a classical Chinese landscape painting, Sun Moon Lake... Read more

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    Man Forced to Sit in Someone Else’s Pee on 11-hour Flight

    A man who was given an airplane seat soaked with urine was forced to stay there for the entire 11-hour flight, according to reports. Andrew Wilkinson... Read more

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    Exploring Historic Prague and Environs

    Prague is a feast for the eyes! At least it was for me as I gawked, surrounded by locals and tourists alike, at the abundance... Read more

  • Whale watching on the St. Lawrence River. (Janna Graber)

    Quebec by the Sea

    RIVIERE-DU-LOUP, Canada—”Look ahead,” says Captain Julie. “We might be coming up on a small pod of belugas.” We’re in Quebec on a yellow zodiac, zooming... Read more

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    Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ

    It’s likely more people know the debut album cover name that elevated rock legend Bruce Springsteen into public consciousness than the city “The Boss” played a... Read more

  • The village of 'Sconset, at the far eastern end of Nantucket Island, is known for its rose-covered cottages. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Hooked by Nantucket

    NANTUCKET, Mass.—In summer, the senses feed hungrily on Nantucket, and Nantucket gives generously, with the scent of honeysuckle in the air; white-trimmed, gray-shingled houses as... Read more

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    A Bird’s Eye View of Seattle

    With a deep breath, I adjusted my earphones and buckled my seat belt. The seaplane took off, and we soared above the clear waters of... Read more

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    Nuremberg: More Than Gingerbread, Beer, and Lederhosen

    Historians may argue that Berlin is the only city in Germany that gives a powerful impression of the highs and lows of the country’s history,... Read more

  • Colonial accouterments include hand made and engraved power horns, knives and flintlock rifles. (John Christopher Fine. Copyright 2017)

    Where History Meets the Arts

    GETTYSBURG, Penn.—Gettysburg College, home of the History Meets the Arts program, is one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. A stroll along stately gingerbread brick... Read more

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    Exploring America’s Cowboy Heritage in Oklahoma City

    Being a city kid who grew up in Manhattan, I have a weakness for cowboy boots. When I found out that Oklahoma is as much... Read more

  • Waterfall at the Japanese Gardens in Portland. (Beverly Mann)

    Savoring the Eclectic Neighborhoods of Portland and Beyond

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    How to Plan a Family Vacation

    Whether a simple weekend camping or a week abroad in the lap of luxury (or perhaps something in between), embarking on an adventure with your... Read more

  • A sandbar island off the coast of North Carolina is seen in this drone photo posted on Instagram by Chad Koczera on May 31. (Courtesy Chad Koczera)

    New Island Forms Off North Carolina Coast

    Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina’s coast is famous for it’s beautiful beaches and fishing spots, but a new addition to the coastline has locals... Read more

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    Eloping to Paradise: Bucket List Wedding in the Maldives

    Halfway through our meeting with the wedding planner, my fiancé and I stopped and looked at each other. We didn’t care about fancy venues, menu... Read more

  • The night skyline of Taipei City. (Sean Pavone/Shutterstock)

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    Every once in a while, airplane travelers run into that seven-hour layover—an awkward time that is too short to get any real sightseeing done, yet... Read more

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