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Canadians warned against “non-essential” travel to western Mexico | Toronto Star

Global Affairs Canada is advising Canadians to avoid non-essential travel to the northern and western states of Mexico, including Cabo San Lucas and …

Weather

This Is The Ultimate Fall Hiking Snack

This is nuts, in a good way<p>Double knot your red Danner laces and fill up your canteen: Today marks National Trail Mix Day. While you don’t necessarily need to be on a trail to enjoy that particular treat, the flurry of salty nuts and sweet chocolate and chewy raisins is best enjoyed between firs. …

Dogs Can Understand Words And Intonation Of Human Speech, Study Finds

Dogs are even smarter than we thought as they likely have the ability to understand mean things said to them in a friendly tone. According to a new …

This Zucchini Crust Will Change Pizza Night For The Better

Zucchini is a surprisingly chameleon-like vegetable—I find myself using it frozen in morning smoothies, pureed in desserts, and, now, grated in pizza …

Spicy Zucchini Fritters [Vegan, Gluten-Free] - One Green Planet

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Flavors

Sea Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

Step 3<p>Place zucchini slices in a single layer on 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper; sprinkle evenly with salt. Bake at 200°F for 2 to 2 1/2 …

Sea Salt

How to Turn an Old Hard Drive Into an External Drive

So you’ve upgraded the hard drive in your computer, and you’re left with this old, seemingly useless bare hard drive. Don’t throw it away! It takes …

Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?

Standing before several dozen students in a college classroom, Travis Rieder tries to convince them not to have children. Or at least not too many.<p>He's at James Madison University in southwest Virginia to talk about a "small-family ethic" — to question the assumptions of a society that sees having …

Climate

15 Cool Projects You Can Make From a Single Sheet of Plywood

You can build a lot with a 4 x 8 piece of lumber.<p>Our list of incredible projects built from 2 x 4s isn't the only testament to what can be done with construction-grade lumber. Here we've gone even more minimal: These builds are each made from a single 4-foot by 8-foot piece of plywood. This is the …

How to Build a Sleek Outdoor Sofa for Cheap

Buying pre-made outdoor patio furniture can be expensive, but this DIY outdoor sofa can be made in a day using basic supplies from your home store.<p>There's nothing better than enjoying a summer evening while lounging on patio sofa, but pre-made patio furniture is anything but cheap. Still, don't let …

Furniture

Daily walking is the best anti-aging prescription

For many baby boomers, the day begins with unpredictable aches and pains. A 58-year-old new patient of mine recently told me that it feels like his body has launched an unprovoked work-to-rule campaign. On any given morning, some body parts function as they always have and others, for no apparent …

Diabetes

Float spas: the next frontier of mental health or a splashy placebo?

<b>Buoy meets world</b><p><i>Float spas are surging in popularity, and devotees claim they relieve everything from pain to PTSD. Wency Leung reports on whether this is a breakthrough in restorative therapy or simply an empty fad</i><p>In recent years, float spas have been cropping up across the country ,touting …

Mental Health

This DIY Arcade Cabinet Is Made From IKEA Parts

Building an awesome arcade cabinet is something we've shown you how to do before, several times, but this one is made (mostly) from IKEA components …

Retrogaming

Millions Of Adult Women Have ADHD. So Why Does It Feel So Lonely?

Life as a 31-year-old with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) presents certain challenges for Erin Soto, a stay-at-home mom with 7- and 9-year-old boys. She was diagnosed as a teenager and prescribed medication, but it made her feel like a “zombie.” Now, she manages her symptoms with a …

Mental Health

10 Ways to Stress out Your Dog Without Knowing It - Quiet Corner

Your dog can become stressed for a variety of reasons. For example, dogs on leashes typically feel stress when they encounter other dogs – especially …

Google wants to help you become an Android developer, for free

If you’ve ever given any thought to becoming an Android developer, now is the time to chase that dream.<p>Over the course of the next week, Google is …

12 Veggie Burgers to Keep Non-Meat Eaters Happy at Every Summer Cookout

​If you don't eat meat, I can almost guarantee you've been to a summer gathering where the majority of guests are enjoying juicy, thoughtfully seasoned hamburgers, and you're stuck with a mediocre, frozen patty made with a long list of unidentifiable ingredients.<p>This summer, up your game: <b>Treat your</b> …

I Tried a Bunch of Alternative Therapies to Finally Quit Smoking

I tried to hate them by chain smoking, then I tried to ditch them with acupuncture, hypnotherapy, and some weird herbal things. I still smoke.<p>As of this month I'll have been smoking for nine years. My experiences trying to ditch cigs—with Nicabate, Champix, and a few cold turkey attempts—have …

Time I

This Woman Has The Greatest Dog Job In The World But We're Totally Not Jealous

Sarah Oren Brasky has what is perhaps the best job title in the world: The Dog Matchmaker.<p>Her business motto is pretty darn good, too: “The only …

8 Easy Ways to Kill Bad Habits, According to Research

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But… it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And …

Self-help

How to Free Yourself From Your Brain

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives -- so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about achieving success. Yet when we set our minds to do something seemingly simple -- losing weight, giving up a bad habit, acting nicer to people, and so on -- …

Imagine, What if Love Was Our Only Religion

• shares<p><i>In all the expressions of the divine, is there really only one thing that has worth or meaning?</i><p>—<p>This is a popular saying that is now proclaimed …

Why This Doctor Believes Addictions Start In Childhood

What causes drug addiction? One Canadian physician argues that the problem isn't the drugs themselves.<p>Dr. Gabor Maté believes -- based on research and his own experience working at harm reduction clinics in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, a poor area that has one of the worst drug problems in North …

Mental Health

The Busy Life of a Marketer: 5 Top Smartphone Mindfulness Apps Recommended by Clinical Psychologists

Building a happier and healthier brain with mindfulness has become an effective way to assist with depression, stress and anxiety. A tool that uses …

Construct a Giant LED Video Screen

It’s a giant DIY TV! When you’re done building it, making the lights do what you want is as easy as editing a video — no coding required. Hang your LED screen on a wall, or take it to your next outdoor festival and blow people’s minds.<p>I’ve written open source code to upload any video from anywhere …

Fire Up Your Taste Buds With These 15 Hot and Spicy Global Recipes - One Green Planet

It may be January and there’s cold winds and low temperatures but we’re feeling hot, hot, hot! That’s because January 16th is International Hot and …