Gardening

Gardening

Tips for Gardening with Children 

If you have a child in your life who’s interested in growing plants, make a space in the garden for him or her to explore the wonder of helping things grow. Instill a sense of ownership by providing a child-size watering can and tools, and…

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Automobile

Ford Mustang GT Manual 

The arrival of the 2016 GT350 made the Mustang GT the middle child of the family overnight. We praised, doted on, and rewarded the GT350, giving it two 10Best Cars awards. But we will admit that its exotic-sounding 8250-rpm 5.2-liter V-8 made us a little neglectful of the…

Automobile

Buick LaCrosse eAssist Hybrid 

Electrification is perhaps the automotive buzzword today, but General Motors has been offering various hybrids for more than a decade. The Buick division launched its first such vehicle back in 2012: the LaCrosse eAssist, a hybrid version of its large sedan that continued through the 2016 model…

Automobile

Porsche 911 Carrera T 

This is a place of legends, where the best drivers ever have done their best work and where the ultimate driving gauntlet is thrown down every January. It’s the most infamous, daunting, and exposed stage on the Rallye Monte-Carlo, and it’s called Col de Turini….

Automobile

Buick Regal Sportback 

Flashback to 2009: Despite offering just two sleepy sedans and one three-row crossover, Buick survived General Motors’ bankruptcy-related restructuring wherein the company euthanized nearly half of its brand portfolio. Buick was then charged with expanding into new segments to fill the chasm between Chevrolet and…

Refined Grains

Refined grains include white rice, white bread, regular white pasta, and other foods that have been made with white flour (also called enriched wheat flour or all-purpose flour), including many cookies, cakes, breakfast cereals, crackers, and snack foods. Whole grains contain three parts: the bran (outer…

Health Benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate contains powerful antioxidants called flavonoids, as well as some magnesium. These nutrients may help lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Dark chocolate is the most nutritious form of chocolate. Compared with milk chocolate, it contains more than double the amount…

The health benefits of popular foods

Though the field of medicine continues to advance and branch out in many ways, nutritionists and health experts continue to praise the benefits of certain foods. In fact, eating healthfully has been shown to reduce the risk of obesity, cardiovascular illnesses, and even certain types…

Why Kids Should Get Comfy in the Kitchen

I’ve found that when kids cook, they are more likely to taste new foods and, well, eat dinner! More than once, I’ve watched in dismay as my children refused to eat what I’d prepared. But when they are involved in the cooking, they are invested in…

8 Things You Should Know About Eating in Restaurants

Toronto food writer and editor Karon Liu says some of his most educational experiences have come when he’s dined alone, sitting close to the kitchen or bar, chatting with staff. “Sometimes the chef comes out, you can order directly from them and learn about the food….

5 Winter Travel Essentials for Your Next Trip

Cold weather trips equal snowy winter wonderlands, holiday markets, and gorgeous lights—but the downsides of being freezing and it getting dark early mean you need to be prepared. Your list of winter travel essentials should definitely include some reflective gear. Thr days are shorter in…

5 Incredible Train Journeys That Won’t Break Your Travel Budget

Setting out on a long-haul train journey has been dubbed ‘land cruising’ for good reason. The unique mode of transportation, not just the destination, is the focus—similar to ocean and river cruises. Traditionally, rail “cruises” include at least two overnight stays onboard, with a private…

Hotel Front Desk Secrets: 6 Ways to Improve Your Stay

Ever wondered what the person at the front desk is really thinking when checking you into a hotel? I spoke with half a dozen current and former hotel front desk staffers who shared their pet peeves, offered insider advice, and revealed how (and how not) to…

7 Genius Ways to Preserve Your Phone’s Battery Life While Traveling

You rely on your phone more than ever while travelling. It’s your camera, your lifeline to social media, a phrase translator, and a nearby restaurant locator, among other things. Is it any wonder battery life drains so quickly? How to Preserve Battery Life on Your…

5 Most Intriguing Places to Visit

Olympic glory, major celebrations, and out-of-this-world trips—welcome to the most intriguing places to visit in 2018. It will be a year packed with reasons to ditch the daily grind and expand your horizons. The Best Places to Visit These 5 travel destinations are going big…

5 Solo Travel Trips to Go on This Winter

The hospitality industry usually looks at travel the same way that Noah looked at his ark: two-by-two. Cruises, hotels, tours, and many other activities are geared—and priced—to favor couples, with the familiar “per-person, double-occupancy” (PPDO) pricing as the norm. But that’s no longer a realistic…

7 Travel Sweaters with Super Powers

Sweaters take up a lot of space in a suitcase, so they must earn their place on your travels. Enter sweaters with super powers—these aren’t just travel sweaters; they were created to help you travel better, smarter, and lighter. Travel Sweaters That Do More These…