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Hot real estate market leads to fake 'architect' claims

In housing-obsessed Vancouver, everybody these days is supposedly an expert in architecture. Except when they're not.<p>Extreme demand for home …

Salma Hayek: Older mums, don't give in to iPads

After a busy day at work and running around after the family, women in their 40s may feel they could be forgiven for parking their children in front of a tablet screen for a moment's peace.<p>But however tiring being an older mother is, they just resist the temptation, according to Salma Hayek.<p>Mother …

Salma Hayek

A Mindful Parenting Book- The Present Mother Excerpt & Worksheets

Have you heard about mindful parenting? It is a movement centered around being more calm, present and peaceful with your children and yourself so …

Parenting

10 habits of people who always have a clean home

These simple steps will help you become more tidy with minimal effort.<p>For some, keeping a clean home can feel daunting, but for others like myself, …

Food & Dining

The Most Important Things We Can Teach Our Kids

Most of parenting is in the minutiae: making meals; cleaning up messes; begging little people to get dressed, eat the food you’ve prepared, go the …

You've never seen a kitchen island sink like this

Everyone wants more room in the kitchen, and it turns out that plunking your sink in the middle of the kitchen island is a big waste of space.<p>It was a realization that dawned on kitchen designer Matthew Quinn 12 years ago while working with a 6-foot-wide island.<p>"As soon as we put the sink in the …

Family moves from Vancouver to P.E.I. in search of affordability, 'eastsizing'

A family of five has packed up their life to move from the Vancouver area to P.E.I., to "chase one small idea."<p>Shannon and Kent Bruyneel, along with …

Vancouver, Toronto home prices could ‘end badly,’ BMO says. (But not yet)

BMO Nesbitt Burns looks today at what it would take to halt the rapid advance of the Vancouver and Toronto housing markets.<p>And of the five potential factors, senior economist Robert Kavcic sees not a single one on the horizon.<p>“Odds are that if this kind of price growth (especially Vancouver) …

10 Things You Should Save To Give To Your Kids Someday

Grandma's good china may not be among them.<p>Chances are, you never use your Grandma's china set although you've schlepped it along for multiple moves because the idea of selling it feels wrong. So what do you want your kids to have -- that won't burden them the way the china set does? Here are some …

The Best Way to Organize Your Email

<i>Regain your time, attention, and energy from the email machine.</i><p>I've been studying the problem of email overload and compulsive email checking for a couple of years now. The problem is massive, but totally solvable.<p>Fortunately, over the years I've devised a way to organize email that works. I've …

Opinion: Get ready for the mutual fund exodus

Mutual fund companies, and the advisers who sell the funds, are going to feel short-term pain thanks to new rules coming into effect on July 15, but …

'Shadow flipping' not limited to Vancouver real estate market

Imagine your realtor sold your home for $500,000 more than the price you agreed to — but you didn't see a penny of that extra cash. That's the …

To Rebuild 'The Collapse Of Parenting,' It's Going To Be A Challenge

As many know, parenting isn't an easy job. It can be hugely frustrating and even lonely trying to figure out what's best for your kid. Should you be a taskmaster or a best friend? Is there a middle ground? The pressures of full-time work and round-the-clock activities can make that question even …

Parenting

Child behaviour: Reward-based systems don't work, psychologist says

Your toddler having a meltdown, or your teen refusing to put down their smartphone and help out around the house?<p>Simply trying to eliminate …

Ten numbers that will tell Canada’s economic story in year ahead

For more than four years, one constant of Canada’s economy has been the central bank’s 1% overnight interest rate. The Ottawa-based bank hasn’t …

Economy

22 Hearty Cold-Weather Slow-Cooker Recipes

The most important Canadian charts to watch in 2016

From employment and trade to energy and deficits, here are 50 charts picked by Canada’s brightest minds to help you understand the economy in the …

Emotionally Neglectful Family? 7 Tips for the Holidays

Well, it’s that time of year again. The most difficult period for you if you belong to an emotionally neglectful family.<p>So what is Childhood …

Siblings

Prepare for the worst and make 2016 the year of the emergency fund

A guiding principle of personal finance is to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.<p>Accordingly, I'm labelling 2016 as the year of the emergency fund. If you don't have some readily accessible cash to help you cover a surprise expense or job interruption, start saving.<p>The best outcome for …

Why things could soon get ugly for stock investors

<i>Scott Barlow is Globe Unlimited's in-house market strategist and a 20-year veteran of Canadian investment banks, including Merrill Lynch Canada, CIBC Wood Gundy and Macquarie Private Wealth. View more of his columns here that are available to subscribers only. For all investing content exclusive to</i> …

3 tips from the expert who teaches mindfulness at Google, Microsoft, Sony, and Nike

Employees at the Google office in Zurich, Switzerland.Google<p>The alarm goes off at 7 a.m. and the first thing I think of is coffee. I get up, somewhat reluctantly, and as I make my way toward the coffee maker, I spot my so-called smartphone plugged into the wall.<p>Reflexively, I pick it up and check …

Cooking done good and slow: Why you need a wood oven right now

The dough wouldn't budge. It wasn't merely sticky or sticking, but fully, completely stuck, as though I'd mixed flour and yeast with BondCrete and dumped it in the oven. The fire in the far corner raged to 800 degrees as I poled in a metre-long lifter, called a peel, to try to free it. That was …

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

The high cost of the low-interest rate war on savers

There's a lot of "Oh, snap" and high-fiving on the internet about Janet Yellen's comeback to Ralph Nader this week.<p>"Ralph Nader wrote Janet Yellen a …

Modern Kitchen Is Focal Point of Wood and Glass Home in Switzerland

Known as the <b>Minergie House</b>, this family home evokes delicate minimalism. Located in Termen, Switzerland, it was designed by Zeiter + Berchtold and …

Wood Design Awards 2015: The World’s Best Design In Wood Houses and Furniture

An annual competition in the U.K. celebrates the most innovative uses of wood in architecture and design<p>The annual Wood Awards took place this week in London. Held at the storied Carpenters’ Hall—one of the many historical guilds in the City of London—the ceremony crowns the best and most …

Architecture

Toronto and Vancouver’s lofty home prices, put into historical context

Home prices in Toronto and Vancouver continue to rise at a blistering pace – and both markets remain the two most expensive in Canada.<p>As one would expect, average prices in both cities run well above the national average. But going back 35 years, has that always been the case? And how have those …