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The RV Trip Planner: 5 Tips For the Best RV Road Trip Ever

Jumping on the RV bandwagon this summer? With expert advice on everything from packing to driving, our RV trip planner has you covered.

This Is the Most Hygienic Way to Dry Your Hands

Yes, drying your hands is just as important as washing them.


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10 Germ-Spreading Habits to Give Up Now

You probably have some—if not all—of these germ-spreading habits. Here's why you might want to rethink them.


The Ultimate Guide to End of Life Planning

Preparing for the end now can save your loved ones plenty of heartache—and money—later on. These practical tips will help...


Here’s What The White Spots on Your Nails Mean

White spots on your fingernails or toenails, called leukonychia, can have a variety of causes—from simply hitting your nail to...

8 Science-Backed Ways to Boost Your Immune System

The immune system helps the body ward off illness and infection—and your daily choices can help boost it. We asked...


6 Ways to Outsmart Porch Pirates

Shopping online? Here's how to stop the thieves who are out to plunder the packages left at your front door.

These Pandemic Pet Adoption Stories Will Warm Your Heart

Over the past year, an unprecedented number of Canadians opened their homes—and their hearts—to new friends. Here are just a...


This Family Created a Quilt to Preserve Memories of the Pandemic

The story of how one family's quest to document their experience of the pandemic for future generations brought them closer.


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How To Stop Your Glasses From Fogging Up While Wearing a Mask

Five quick fixes for this annoying little pandemic problem.


5 Ways to Sharpen Your People Skills After a Year In Isolation

As we prepare to see family, friends and neighbours again in a vaccinated world, it's time to dust off our...

This Mother Couldn’t Work During the Pandemic—Now She Faces Eviction and Owes $17,000 in Rent

Nina Hodder, like many parents living paycheque to paycheque, lost work because of the pandemic. This is the story of...


Teeth Grinding is On the Rise—Here’s What You Can Do About It

Experts say the stress of the pandemic may be behind an uptick in teeth grinding, a behaviour known as bruxism....


Could Protection From COVID Soon Be Available Through a Nasal Spray?

Multiple companies, including Canada's SaNOtize, are developing nasal sprays that could change how we fight the virus. Here’s what you...


Do You Need to Get a COVID-19 Booster Shot?

Third shots of the COVID-19 vaccine are recommended for some people, but infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch explains why...


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Morning Brain Exercises to Stay Sharp All Day Long

Give your grey matter a workout before breakfast.

What You Need to Know About the Delta Variant

The Delta variant is now the dominant strain causing COVID-19 illness worldwide. How does it differ from previous incarnations of...


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What Happens If You Get COVID After the Vaccine

Breakthrough COVID-19 infections happen, but they're a tiny fraction of overall cases. Here's what to expect if it happens to...


6 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Sunlight

Sunlight can impact everything from your mood to your weight, which is why it's so important to get safe exposure.


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12 Easiest Foods to Grow at Home During the Pandemic

Whether you've got a backyard plot or containers on your patio, porch, or apartment balcony, growing your own fresh vegetables...


How Gross Is It to Bring Your Phone Into the Bathroom?

Bringing your phone into the bathroom can be a germ-spreading habit with consequences.


What You Need to Know About Blood Clots and COVID-19 Vaccines

Concerned about the risk of blood clots associated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine? Canadian medical experts shed light on the...


Anxiety Is On the Rise During COVID-19. Here’s What You Can Do to Help Ease It

Compounding crises have made everyone anxious, but how do you know if you’ve slipped into a more serious disorder—and what...


How My Mom and I Moved Past Our Clashing Personalities and Reconnected

Mom and I agreed long ago that our differences would always present challenges. But during the first lockdown of the...

Antibacterial Soap vs. Regular Soap: Which Should You Be Using?

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has scores of people reconsidering their everyday cleaning habits. It's tempting to reach for what...


The COVID-19 Side Effect That Distorts Your Sense of Smell

If pleasant odours now smell like rotting garbage, you could have parosmia—a condition linked to COVID-19. Here's how long it...


How to Overcome a Fear of Needles

Is a fear of needles standing between you and the COVID-19 vaccine? You're not alone. Here, medical experts share some...


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50 Great Things to Do in Lockdown

Instead of focusing on the (very long) list of what you can't do, here are some productive ways to pass...


Now That I’ve Got the COVID-19 Vaccine, Can I Visit My Family?

As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out across Canada, infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch shares tips on how to keep...


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What Is COVID-19 Herd Immunity and When Will It Happen?

If enough people are immune to COVID-19, cases and deaths will plummet. This is known as herd immunity. Here's a...