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'An epidemic': Flu outbreaks in 20 B.C. care facilities over holiday season

B.C. Centre for Disease Control says increased social interaction during holidays likely led to outbreaks<p>The B.C. Centre for Disease Control isn't …

Public Health

2017 home decor trends: How to feather your nest next year

While it’s true that trends come and go, and style is forever, sometimes you want to spruce up what you’ve got with a little something different and …

Home Decorating

12 Rules for Getting Your Clutter Totally Under Control

I told my junk good-bye. Literally.<p>I call my mom a hoarder sometimes. She isn't so bad that she would end up on TV, but she does have a stuff problem. A good deal at the supermarket will turn her head faster than you can say, "20 percent off this thing you don't need in your life," which is how she …

Productivity

The Thankful Gig Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur in the Gig Economy is challenging. But it’s getting easier. Gig entrepreneurs have a lot to be thankful for in 2014 and the future is even brighter. More people than ever are moving to entrepreneurship to have control over their careers and lifestyles. And that’s a good thing. …

When It's Too Expensive to Add Your Family to Your Health Plan - Consumer Reports

I did the math on your situation. Your husband’s plan is clearly “affordable” because $130 a month works out to about 4 percent of your annual …

Top 25 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2014, podcasts have resurfaced as a fantastic learning and marketing tool. Podcasts allow experts to bring a variety of ideas and perspectives to the table - plus their format makes them easy to produce and listen to. Podcasts make …

Entrepreneurship

How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio or Notebook

Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

6 Servings<p>These short ribs are even better when they're allowed to sit overnight.<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>3 medium onions, chopped<p>3 medium carrots, peeled, …

Onions

5 Creative Ways to Cook with Spaghetti Squash (There Will Be Funnel Cake)

Stop! Don't douse that spaghetti squash with marinara sauce—try one of these recipes, instead.<p>Here's the thing about spaghetti squash. We don't actually want it to be spaghetti-like. We'll just use plain ole spaghetti for that one; there's no use trying to re-fashion squash to act like pasta.<p>And …

Cooking

15 Office Design Tricks That Will Increase Your Productivity at Work

Where you work has an enormous impact on how you work – on your ability to focus (and stay focused) and your overall ability to be productive. That …

Identity-Based Habits: How to Actually Stick to Your Goals This Year

Change is hard. You've probably noticed that.<p>We all want to become better people — stronger and healthier, more creative and more skilled, a better …

Fun-Da-Mental

How to Build a New Habit: This Is Your Strategy Guide

According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day. [1]<p>Understanding how to build new habits (and how your current ones work) is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general.<p>But there can be a …

Will Power

The Only Eight Kitchen Cleaners You Actually Need

Things get dirty in the kitchen, so you have a long line-up of cleaning tools under the sink. But you don't need them all, says The Kitchn. There are …

Cast Iron Cookware

16 Steps for Homemade Sushi

Make Your Own Sushi At Home!<p>Are you ready to roll?<p>Tongue-tingling spicy tuna rolls, creamy dragon rolls, meaty lobster-avocado rolls—if you’re a sushi addict, these words will activate your brain’s pleasure pathways. But check this out: You don’t need to visit a sushi bar to score your fix. Most …

3 spice rubs for grilling

<b>Dear Lynne,</b><p><b>Our family griller is running out of ideas. All she does is marinate everything in creamy Italian. What else can she marinate stuff</b> …

15 Recipes You Need to Make Before Summer Is Over

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>Made with black beans, fresh corn, crisp bell peppers, creamy avocado and a smoky-sweet chipotle vinaigrette, this is the ultimate crowd-pleasing summer salad. It's perfect for a potluck because you can make it ahead of time. <b>GET THE</b> …

Cooking

9 Best-Ever Strawberry Dishes for Brunch

From buttery scones to refreshing bellinis, these nine amazing brunch recipes all take advantage of sweet summer strawberries.<p>From buttery scones to …

Blackberries and Sweet and Savory Ways to Use Them

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Blackberries and black raspberries are both dark in color, though neither one are true berries. Here's how to keep them straight and put your blackberries to good …

Free Fun - Summer Inspired Printable Sewing Cards

A fun set of three little <b>sewing cards</b> your children will love…… all the while being an excellent activity for developing fine motor skills and …

Tutorial: Giant Ruler Growth Chart - Wholefully

Shares 1K<p>I think pretty much everyone has a story about where in their childhood home they marked their height as a kid. I always loved the idea of …