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This BC Lake Made National Geographic’s 10 Most Beautiful Lakes in the World

Located in Vernon, Kalamalka Lake stuns visitors with its multifaceted, colourful waters.And, locals aren’t the only ones who recognize the lake’s …

San Mateo County

5 ab exercises that are better than crunches

Crunches are on their way out (too back rounding and too inefficient), so that means you’ll need new ways to strengthen—and sculpt—your core.<p>“It’s …

Workouts

Daily tasks that will help you become successful over time

Simply close your eyes and imagine yourself excelling and being the best you. Put yourself in situations where you shine, visualizing the best possible outcome. Include as much detail in your visualizations as possible, using all of your senses and making your "training" even more powerful.<p>For …

32,000 new homes approved for Cambie Corridor in historic densification plan

Earlier this week, Vancouver City Council approved one of the largest neighbourhood-wide densification plans in the city’s history.The third phase of …

Chipmunk Caves Are The Fraser Valley’s Most Magical Hidden Gem

The secret Chipmunk Caves are tucked away in the Fraser Valley’s Chilliwack region. Visit the stunning Chilliwack River Valley to discover these …

The #1 Hike In The World Is Here In BC And Includes Cool Cable Cars

There’s no place like home. Well, at least for residents of beautiful British Columbia.Those who call this province home experience some of mother …

Early Academic Training Produces Long-Term Harm

Many preschool and kindergarten teachers have told me that they are extremely upset—some to the point of being ready to resign—by the increased …

Education

Reflections At Rosewood Hotel Georgia Is Opening Up Their Epic Garden Terrace For Spring

Nothing says Spring has sprung like patio season. One of Vancouver’s most beloved patios will be popping up early April. Mark your …

Landscaping

Starbucks Founder Says This Is the Most Undervalued Characteristic of Leadership (Most Struggle With It)

There are a lot of lessons to learn from Howard Schultz, but none more important than this.<p>There are many entrepreneurial and leadership success stories in the world--but there may be none better than Starbucks and Howard Schultz.<p>The company's original founders created a coffee company in the …

The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

It seems beyond debate: Technology is going to replace jobs, or, more precisely, the <i>people</i> holding those jobs. Few industries, if any, will be untouched.<p>Knowledge workers will not escape. Recently, the CEO of Deutsche Bank predicted that half of its 97,000 employees could be replaced by robots. One …

This Secret White-Sand Island In BC Looks Like A Tropical Paradise

Travel & Outdoors<p>Vacant stretches of glistening white sand beaches and diverse wildlife are just a couple of feature that draw people to this unique …

British Columbia

VW's iconic microbus is making a comeback in 2022 — and it's getting a big update

Once a symbol of American counterculture during the 1960s and '70s, Volkswagen's microbus was discontinued in 2013 due to safety concerns.<p>But in 2017, Volkswagen revealed a concept for a new, fully-electric microbus — the I.D. Buzz — and confirmed it would go into production and reach dealerships …

Volkswagen

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

Explore Richmond’s Hidden Gem: Iona Beach Regional Park

Travel & Outdoors<p>For all of you nature lovers, this park is a place you must visit. Richmond’s hidden gem—Iona Beach is where the Fraser River meets …

5 Reasons Why You Must Visit The Othello Tunnels

Travel & Outdoors<p>You don’t need to travel far and wide to stumble across natural beauty, especially in British Columbia.<p>Coquihalla Canyon Provincial …

The epic list of essential holiday treats in Vancouver

One of the best parts of the holiday season is the sweet treats that come with it.<p>Whether it’s the Christmas stollen from your favourite …

Dessert

6 best 24-hour Vancouver restaurants for late night studying

Whether you have an insane workload, or you’ve simply procrastinated until the last minute, these joints are open and serving hot coffee and food …

17 great places to study at UBC

School is back in session at the University of British Columbia campus, meaning full study modes are now beginning to kick into full gear.<p>A good …

You Must Visit These Five Eccentric Bookstores In Vancouver

Culture<p>There are many bookstores in Vancouver, but not all are created equal.<p>Indeed, with the rise of technology, fewer people are reading than ever …

The Classic Banker’s Desk Lamp, Updated for 2017

A new desk-light design flips the glass shade and brass base of the Emeralite banker’s lamp—a fixture of early 20th-century corporate culture<p>THEN<p>When the U.S. government began printing paper money in 1861, it used green ink to prevent counterfeiters from reproducing the bills with the period’s …

Autumn Adventures: Most Awe-Inspiring Fall Hikes In Metro Vancouver

Travel & Outdoors<p>The leaves may be changing colour and the air may be getting a little bit more crisp—but that doesn’t mean you need to stop going on …

The Japanese concept of Ikigai could be the secret to a long, meaningful life

Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, the Japanese concept of ikigai could help.<p>Originating from a country with one of the world's oldest populations, the idea is becoming popular outside of Japan as a way to live longer and better.<p>While …

Ikigai

8 droolworthy chocolate cakes to try in Vancouver

There isn’t much that is as satisfying as a big fat piece of chocolate cake.<p>Sometimes devouring a decadent slice of chocolate on chocolate is all you …

Cram Sesh: Where to pull an all-nighter studying in Vancouver

Finals get under way in Vancouver this week. That means university students across the city will be settling in for some last minute cramming …

Things To Do In Port Moody’s Belcarra Regional Park

Culture<p>Escape the city limits and explore what Port Moody’s Belcarra Regional Park has to offer.<p>The 1,100-hectare space is situated near Belcarra Bay …

Canada's 2nd Largest Hot Spring Is A Warm Water Swamp in B.C.

Travel & Outdoors<p>Did you know that the country’s second largest hot springs pool resides in beautiful BC? Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park is …

Spotted on Reddit: Are these Vancouver's most dangerous intersections?

When it comes to talking points in Vancouver, traffic typically takes a spot somewhere near the top.<p>And now, Reddit users are chiming in with their …

Discover UBC Botanical Garden’s Magical Greenheart TreeWalk

Travel & Outdoors<p>For those who crave adventure and want to immerse themselves in nature—explore Vancouver’s coastal forest from whole new heights at …