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31 things Canadians say that Americans don't understand

Canada

5 surprising tips for properly doing the laundry

Add these tips to your washday to make your laundry look, smell and feel better.<p>Even if you're a laundry pro, these tips might surprise you. They'll solve some of your biggest laundry woes and even save you money.<p>Make your laundry smell great without dryer sheets<p>Dryer sheets are the go-to if you …

Laundry

27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000

Want to make some extra cash without investing a lot at the outset? Start a side hustle.<p>Think about what skills you have and how you can do it with …

Small Business

27 'healthy' habits that are actually making you gain weight

Nutrition

10 Little-Known Uses for Vicks VapoRub

While many medical treatments from the early 1900s have been vehemently debunked, a handful have managed to stand the test of time. At the top of …

Alternative Medicine

Strange Dog Joins Couple On Hike — Then They See What's Written On His Collar

"Hi, I'm Smokey."<p>As Scott Brown and his wife were preparing to embark on a snowy trek to a popular waterfall in Washington state this week, they …

Pets

Free Steam Game Now Available For A Limited Time

The acclaimed strategy game Crusader Kings II is currently free on Steam for a limited time. And to be clear, this isn't a "free play weekend" kind of thing. If you download it now, you get to keep and play it forever.<p>This is a good thing, because Crusader Kings II happens to be terrific. Released …

Game of Thrones

The Last Of The Iron Lungs

Paul Alexander spends almost every moment of the day inside his iron lung. Photo: Jennings Brown for Gizmodo<p>Martha Lillard spends half of every day …

Public Health

China Slaps Tariffs on 128 U.S. Products, Including Wine, Pork and Pipes

BEIJING — The Chinese government hit back Monday at President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum by acting on a threat to put tariffs as high as 25 percent on imports of 128 American-made products, including pork and seamless steel pipes.<p>The Chinese Ministry of Commerce indicated that the …

China

The Outbound Journal

The best VPNs to help keep your online browsing private

Online surveillance and data breaches are, unfortunately, an almost inevitable part of internet life. But there are things you can do protect your …

Information Systems

I'm Searching For An MMO That Reminds Me Of The Good Old Days

"When will MMOs return to their glory days?," I'd ask whenever the genre of /whispers and warlocks came up in conversation. "Just look at these MMO …

MMOGs

Man drops 326 pounds after needing two plane seats in evacuation from Fort McMurray fire

His weight got in the way of someone escaping the Fort McMurray wildfire and Tony Bussey, 43, vowed that would never happen again.<p>He dropped 326 …

Fitness

A Really Common Medication Has Been Linked to Doubled Risk of Stomach Cancer

Here's what you need to know.<p>A class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and heartburn has been linked to a greater-than-doubled risk of …

Medical Research

How to wash your car properly to protect the paint – and add value

It used to be the weekend ritual – as much a part of the routine as mowing the lawn and a Sunday roast. Now washing the car has virtually disappeared off our driveways - consigned to the metal dustbin of nostalgia with Chopper bikes and glass milk bottles.<p>Back in the Seventies and Eighties, …

Land Rover

F-35s in Japan are still losing dogfights to F-15s sometimes — here's why

The most expensive weapons system in history, the US's F-35 Lightning II, is still sometimes losing to the 1970s F-15 in dogfights during training scenarios in Japan.<p>US Air Force F-15 pilot Capt. Brock McGehee, when asked by Defense News if the F-35s at Kadena Air Force base in Japan still …

Aviation

The Best Video Game The Year You Were Born

From 1971 to present, these are the games that moved an entire industry forward<p>From pixels to polygons, here's what was destroying gamers' thumbs the year you were born.

Retrogaming

10 Car Mods That’ll Save You Money At The Pump (And 10 That Are Garbage)

Unless you’re a regular on the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires, chances are that, at some point, you’ve been concerned about the cost of …

South Carolina

How to Make a Disgusting Cookie Sheet Look Brand New

<i>This piece originally appeared on PureWow.</i><p>The umpteenth batch of sugar cookies left your trusty sheets looking gross and patchy. Bring them back to …

Country Lifestyle

18 Cakes That Are Funnier Than They Have A Right To Be

I'd 100% still eat all of these.

Dessert

How Close Is Donald Trump to a Psychiatric Breakdown?

Last fall, prominent psychiatrists broke with the American Psychiatric Association to warn that President Trump is dangerous and mentally unstable. A …

Donald Trump

Scared Dog Gets Dragged Into Shelter By Owner Who's Abandoning Him

“It was like he was saying, ‘Please don’t take me in here.’”<p>Ann Flores couldn’t believe what she was seeing — a woman was dragging a very scared and …

Pets

WATCH: Take a look back at 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie

On March 30, 1990, <i>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</i> opened in movie theaters. Directed by Steve Barron, the live-action superhero comedy was based on the …

Film Industry

Tow truck driver refuses to give Toronto man’s van back unless more than $12K paid

Baoxian Lan had just dropped his son off at university in November and was heading home to the GTA along Highway 401 when he had some car trouble.<p>“I …

Toronto

A psychologist explains how to beat social anxiety

The problem isn’t your social skills<p>It is rarely helpful to tell a shy person to “just be yourself!” Riffing on that frustrating exchange, clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen has written a book that she hopes will answer the question the anxious person usually asks in return: How?<p>Hendriksen …

Psychology

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For the love of God, please don’t confuse pasta water …

Italian Food

Should You Let Your Pet Sleep With You? We Dug Up the Answer

Pets belong on the bed. At our house anyway, and at many of yours, I bet. In fact, surveys on the topic show that around half of pet owners let them …

Pets

Woman Finds Scared ‘Coyote’ Hiding In Backyard Storage Tent

“He was scared, but at the same time, he was trying to tell us that he needed help because he was whimpering.”<p>An animal was cowering inside Lauren …

The NRA Is Losing

Message to the NRA: the kids aren’t afraid of you. Your legislative power is waning, and your extreme reactions prove it.<p>The NRA is losing the public …

'Ghastly' antique medical equipment shows how far medicine has advanced (thankfully!)

From bed pans to bone saws, a collection of medical equipment is being used to tell the story of health care in Tasmania, starting with the convict …