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Sochi Olympics: How to Train for Curling

  Curling is a fantastic sport and so totally Canadian! If you are looking to get in top shape for curling there are few exercises you should be sure to include in your fitness regime. 1. Leg Lunges: You need a lot of leg strength and flexibility to get into a position like this! Lunges [...]

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Dining Out: Make Simple Choices

  Food is meant to be a pleasure, not just a necessity, and many of us enjoy not only the food but also the experience of dining out at a restaurant. Others of us eat frequently in restaurants due to our work obligations. Regardless of our motivation, ordering at a restaurant can be cumbersome, difficult, [...]

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The Big Nine Rules for Living a Longer, Happier Life from What Makes Olga Run?

  Olga Kotelko is most certainly a genetic outlier, one of those rare, blessed people whose bodies resist the degradations of age. More remarkably, she’s not alone; there are men and women all over the world competing at ages at which most of us will be lucky even to be alive. Here amazing story is [...]

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Six Rules for Finding a Good Financial Advisor

  Kevin O’Leary is one of North America’s most successful business entrepreneurs, as well as a star on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and ABC’s Shark Tank. He is the author of the #1 bestselling books Cold Hard Truth and Cold Hard Truth: On Men, Women & Money. He provides suggestions on getting your financial house in [...]

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Toxin Toxout Top 10 List

The Rubber Duck boys are back, and after showing us all the ways that toxins get IN our bodies, now they give us a guide for scrubbing those toxins OUT. 1. Use green personal-care products that don’t contain chemicals like phthalates or parabens. In the Toxin Toxout experiments, levels of some phthalates were reduced by [...]

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Go Shelf by Shelf

  Looking to start the New Year off on a less cluttered foot? Gretchen Rubin, author of Happier at Home shares some of her tips and tricks below. “Order is Heaven’s first law,” wrote Alexander Pope, and one thing that has surprised me is the significance of clutter to happiness. While positive- psychology researchers rarely [...]

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Get Healthy Eating the Brand Name Foods You Love!

  According to the National Institutes of Health, here’s what we eat the most of as a nation, in terms of calories spent: #1 Bread #2 Cakes and Cookies #3 Soda #4 Alcohol #5 Beef Leaving aside the booze for now, if we could eat healthier versions of the other four, we’d be making huge [...]

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How to Have an Instant Party

At this time of year you never know when you will have unexpected guests drop by and it wouldn’t be very holiday-ish of you to turn them away! So if you only have a few minutes to get ready for guests we have just the tips, tricks and recipes to help you do it. 1. [...]

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How to Do More Cooking at Home

  Cooking at home is one of those things that we all know we should do, it’s better for you because you know exactly what you are eating. It’s much less expensive because the cost of raw ingredients is way less than prepared items and you can cook in batches. Plus, it helps foster good [...]

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Top 5 Wines to Bring to Your Next Book Club

  The following article has been written for our readers by James Nevison, author of the new book Had a Glass 2014: Top 100 Wines Under $20. The topic of his book is why we thought he’d be the best person to share which wines work best at book clubs! Let’s be honest. You and [...]

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