Becca Stevenson

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House prices taking bigger bite of household incomes in region

Greater Victoria home prices are hitting record highs at the same time that affordability is being eroded in the capital region, a new report …

Canadian Real Estate

Supreme Court allows states to collect sales taxes on more online transactions

WASHINGTON — A closely divided Supreme Court upended the nation's Internet marketplace Thursday, ruling that states can collect sales taxes from online retailers.<p>The decision, which overturns an earlier Supreme Court precedent, will boost state revenues at the expense of consumers and sellers who …

South Dakota

Trade war: America risks killing the global growth it needs

It's been a bad week for the global economy, and the United States just made it even worse.<p>The Trump administration confirmed Friday that it would move forward with tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese exports. Beijing called that a declaration of a trade war, and promised immediate retaliation.<p>The …

Economy

24 Brilliant Home Hacks That Are Actually The Easiest

Being an adult is hard. Between working, sleeping, eating, and Netflix and chilling, where are we expected to find the time to organize our …

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in …

Geology

Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here's how that could change.

<i>Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series entitled Map to the Middle Class, which is being jointly published by NBCNews.com and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The series will examine how schools can</i> …

College & University

Seeing Through the Cloud of High-Functioning Anxiety

Between good mental health and a diagnosable mental health disorder, there is a vast no-man’s land of different mental states. The nature of life …

Depression

5 Makeup Mistakes That Are Actually Making You Look 5 Years Older

Makeup is great — but it's also only as good as your technique.<p>There are oodles of makeup hacks and tricks that can make your skin look more radiant, …

Mental health: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

<b>Two thirds of Welsh people have no one to talk to about their mental health concerns, according to fresh research from Time To Change Wales, a partnership of three mental health charities - Mind Cymru, Hafal and Gofal.</b><p><b>On Time to Talk day, they are encouraging people to open up about their</b> …

Your 7 chakras, explained—plus how to tell if they’re blocked

Odds are, if you’ve attended a yoga class, group meditation, or indulged in an hourlong reiki session, your instructor or practitioner most likely …

How To Get Rid Of Aphids: 12 Organic Methods That Really Work

Of the over four thousand species of aphid known to exist, around 250 of those are considered harmful to crops. Also known as green flies or plant …

The Total Guide To Growing, Harvesting & Using Lavender

Lavender is a beautiful perennial evergreen plant that hails from southern Europe and the mountain regions located on the western border of the …

20 Brilliant Ikea Hacks For Kids

01 of 20<p>DIY Ikea Play Kitchen Hack<p>Ikea's Duktig play kitchen is a popular toy for families with young children as kids love to try to copy their …

Why it pays to grow herbs at home – even in winter

Basil, parsley and coriander are easy to cultivate: all you need is a windowsill – and some helpful advice<p>I have nothing against potted supermarket herbs, other than the plastic pot, plastic sleeve, peat, transportation costs and landfill implications – but they are a better buy than the cut …

Herbs

21 Weird Garden Remedies That Might Make You Look Crazy But That Actually Work

Organic gardeners will often go to any length to keep their plants happy and safe, but without the use of harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides.<p>…

Want To Have The Best Tomatoes? Put These Things In The Holes Before Planting Them

When dealing with gardening and planting all of those fruits and veggies, the greatest satisfaction of every gardener is to see the final outcome or …

Fourteen signs your daughter may have ADHD

When asked to describe a typical child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), most people would describe a young boy who climbs on …

Autism

There's a 'Deadpool' sequel teaser buried in this absurd Bob Ross parody

Who knew Deadpool was such a crafty guy?<p>The Merc is channeling Bob Ross in this weird new painting tutorial ... but the <i>real</i> reason to watch this …

Gingerbread Latte Cake with Vanilla Whipped Cream Frosting Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Cake Layers: Preheat oven to 350°F. Process flour, crystallized ginger, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

7 old-fashioned jobs making a comeback in Canada

When choosing a career, many Canadians go after “jobs of the future.”<p>Don’t forget about old-fashioned jobs that are still in demand, however, or you …

The FDA warns that black licorice can cause heart problems in adults — confirming it's the worst

Reasonable people have for decades agreed that black licorice is the most disgusting, repulsive candy on the planet.<p>The US Food and Drug Administration is finally backing us up.<p>In a report released Monday, the FDA says, "If you're 40 or older, eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for at least …

Sean Astin Slipped a Very Sneaky Joke About The Goonies Into Stranger Things

<i>Spoilers for season two of Stranger Things below!</i><p>In what might be the biggest twist of <b>Stranger Things</b> season two, the best new character ends up being the mild-mannered, dad joke-loving Bob "the Brain" Newby. While I had my bets on falling for newcomers like MadMax (Sadie Sink) or Billy (Dacre …

TV

The 'Stranger Things' Transformation Nobody Saw Coming

The Steve Harrington of 'Stranger Things 2' is a whole new man.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.WARNING: Spoilers ahead. Don't read this unless you've watched</i> Stranger Things 2 <i>in its</i> <i>entirety</i><i>.</i><p>Steve Harrington is not well. A furious man with a weak mustache has just headbutted him to the …

Poor people are running out of places to live

The rental crisis has grown so severe that some states have virtually no affordable apartments available for the lowest-income families, according to a new report from Freddie Mac, which finances loans for apartment buildings.<p>The report focuses on very low-income households, defined as those that …

Here are a few marijuana tech gadgets for your home and kitchen

Some people take their weed very seriously. LendEDU recently conducted a poll of 1,000 legal marijuana users, asking them about their spending …

The New Lingerie Trends Every Woman Should Know About

For some women, lingerie is used only for special occasions, is tucked away in the back of a drawer somewhere, and is definitely not invested in on a …

The final NAFTA bombshell: U.S. demands Canada end supply management for dairy, poultry, eggs

ARLINGTON, Va. — The United States has lit the fuse on one of Canada’s most politically explosive trade issues, asking in NAFTA talks for an end to …

These 10 Neutral Sweaters Look Pricey, but They're All From Amazon — and Under $26!

A cute, neutral-colored sweater is one of the best cold-weather staples you could possibly own. It keeps you cozy and goes with just about anything. We like to stock up on a few fresh options every season, which is why we want affordable designs to choose from. Amazon has so many options, and we …