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Why the spikes in Ontario electricity prices are so shocking

Bank of Montreal’s chief economist wonders whether the unrelenting spike in Ontario electricity costs is, well, “shocking.”<p>“In Ontario, only three other categories in the [consumer price index] have risen faster than electricity since 2002: water charges, home insurance and cigarettes,” Douglas …

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12 Hilarious Comics That Nail The Reality Of Parenthood

Greeting card artist and dad of two Brian Gordon wanted to create a comic that was a bit more personal than usual.<p>"I thought I had figured out what kids were like and how to parent after the first one, but my daughter came along and proved I had no idea what I was doing." So, in 2013, Fowl Language …

Why Your Doctor Wants You to Have Sex Tonight

He's only looking out for your health—really!<p>Quick, tell your partner: If you’re not having sex at least a few times a week, your health may be in danger.<p>No, seriously! Compared to guys in their 20s who ejaculate just once a week, men who orgasm 21 times or more every month are about 15 percent …

30 Struggles Only a 3-Year-Old Would Understand

Being 3 is tough. You're not a baby anymore, but you're not a big kid yet, either. You're expected to do what you're told, but now you have mind of your own. Uh-oh! Here are 30 times when, for a 3-year-old, the struggle is real.<p><i>By Christine Knight</i><p>Being 3 is tough. You're not a baby anymore, but …

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5 Ways I Have Blown It As a Dad

I need to be reminded daily that they are kids. I'm learning to enjoy their childish ways, because I don't want to speed up such a sweet season of life.<p>I'm a terrible golfer. It's embarrassing how bad I am. But I do follow golf on the periphery.<p>One of my favorite golfers to follow on Twitter is …

The 'Overwhelming Peculiarities' Of Living With A Toddler, In One Great Comic

Comics artist Grant Snider is known for his hilariously spot-on illustrations that portray parenthood. Lucky for us, the creative dad is back with a new gem.<p>In his latest comic, entitled "Declarations of Independence," Snider shares some amusing depictions of what he calls "the overwhelming …

11 Things Only Parents of Boys Understand

In my vision, there were tea parties and tutus. There were hours spent quietly reading on the couch together. There were braids and pigtails. There was shopping and giggling. There was peace and love and joy and... and... peace. Then, I had boys.<p><i>By Shannon Ralph/The Next Family</i><p>Years ago, when my …

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Officials say law required them to release details about Robin Williams' suicide

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - Sheriff's officials in the San Francisco Bay Area are defending their decision to release details about how actor Robin Williams …

What We Don't Know About Canada's Housing Market Could Sink Us

<i>Is Canada in a major housing bubble? Without crucial data that lenders and government are withholding, it’s practically impossible to tell. In this</i> …

5 Reasons You Should Have Sex With Your Husband Every Night

Then one day while washing dishes, I realized that we had gone eight days without touching each other. Eight days was a quite some time for us. But the thing that bothered me the most was that I hadn't missed it. And I knew that was a problem.<p>I was getting a manicure the first time I learned that …

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