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10 best ski towns to visit this winter

Where to ski and where to stay in 2017-2018<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in December 2016 but has been updated with new towns and the latest information for this winter.</i><p>Each winter, skiers and snowboarders are faced with the same dilemma: Where should they ski this year? For the …

Landlords Are Using a New Digital Tool to Dig Up Dirt on Potential Tenants

It’s already pretty tough to rent a decent place in Toronto and Vancouver.<p>With record-high housing prices in some Canadian cities, a lot of people are having a tough time finding a decent place to live. Landlords are being inundated with applications. Well, those landlords have a new tool to screen …

Housing

Plant These 10 Perennial Vegetables and Reap Harvests Year After Year

Growing annual vegetables is a lot of work. The tremendous labor of preparing the soil is followed by a few short months of weeding, holding insects …

Gardening

Viceroy Gets Their Feet Wet in Panama

Overwater bungalows seem to be popping up across the globe lately—and we’re definitely not complaining. The latest brand to dip their toes into the …

Paddleboarding

What is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?

Borderline personality disorder is a serious psychological condition. What are the symptoms? How is it treated? Below, find an overview of some of …

Mental Health

How to Install a Solar System and Not Get Burned

Maybe you’ve seen ads for solar deals or you’ve seen solar panels pop up on rooftops around the neighborhood. You may be wondering, is a solar system …

Solar Power

3 Clues to Help Figure Out if It's the Real Thing

Source: Uber Images/Shutterstock<p>I was recently interviewed by a reporter from <i>Verily Magazine</i> interested in a researcher's take on how long couples …

Psychology

What really causes migraines is revealed

New research has identified more than 30 genetic risk factors for migraines – and they're mostly related to the vascular system.<p>The research provides …

Atoms

Is There Really Just One Person for Each of Us?

When you're single, it can be tough to find someone you connect with deeply and that you're excited to be with. Add to that the pressure to find The One, a.k.a. the mystical one person who was made for you, and the process of finding love can feel totally daunting.<p>Sure, it's romantic to think about …

Relationships

The Critics Take on Otto Yakitori, Chambre à Part, Bocata, and La Tannerie

— Ariane Krol is the first food critic to weigh in on Montreal's first authentic yakitori restaurant. <b>Otto</b> recently opened downtown, close to Concordia University, and features an array of skewered meats, and assorted sides and larger dishes, cooked over Japanese charcoal. The restaurant "offre une …

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Why the Tesla and electric car boom could be good news for the grid

Earlier this year, breathtaking numbers of pre-orders for the Tesla Model 3 not only shocked the auto industry, but also suggested that a transition of the U.S. and world auto fleet toward electric vehicles could happen faster than expected.<p>There are still only a little more than 400,000 electric …

I Got a Physics Degree and It Was the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done

Remember, like, three years ago I wrote a post about how I was going to go back to school and get a bachelor’s degree in physics? Ever wonder how …

High School

I Went on a Vacation to Mexico with a Man I'd Never Met

Exploring the new "travel dating" trend.<p>When I first told my friends that I was spending the weekend in a Mexican mansion on a date with a stranger, they thought I was insane.<p>"Diana, this sounds a lot like prostitution," they said with raised eyebrows and concerned stares.<p>Indeed it did, and that's …

World-Famous Scientist: God Created the Universe

Michio Kaku has made a name for himself as a world-leading theoretical physicist unafraid to speak his mind.<p>Kaku, the Henry Semat Chair and …

The Most Anticipated New Montreal Restaurants

With the likes of Cadet, Moleskine, Kinton Ramen, Hvor, Portus 360, La Bête à Pain Griffintown, and this insane café project now open, diverse new restaurants loom, particularly in Montreal's Sud-Ouest borough and downtown. The capital intensive revamps of Place Ville-Marie, which will include a …

Texas

The Best Smart Locks of 2018

Keys are so 20th century. A connected lock offers both security and flexibility, letting you control access to your home with your phone. And …

Home Automation

10 Of New York City’s Most Surprising Animals

It really is a concrete jungle<p>Broadway, the Empire State Building, shopping on Fifth Avenue—New York City is best known for its culture and man-made infrastructure. But you don’t need pure wilderness to find nature; the city in fact contains diverse and productive ecosystems. Sure, we have rats and …

New York City

Marijuana extract reduced seizures in kids with epilepsy: Lurie study

A marijuana extract significantly reduced seizures in severely epileptic children, according to a landmark study conducted in part at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.<p>Supporters said the results greatly improve the chances for the drug, called Epidiolex, to win eventual approval by federal …

Blurred Vision (Blurred Lines Optometry Parody)

Drinking red wine at room temperature? You're doing it all wrong, apparently

Australian winemaker claims the best temperature to drink shiraz, pinot noir or cabernet sauvignon is lower than the average in most homes during summer<p>A study by an Australian wine producer found that eight out of 10 Australians are drinking red wine at room temperature – which is often too high …

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The Top 10 Questions Men Ask About Sex

4. How can I get her to be more adventurous in bed?<p>Approach the issue playfully. Make it a game, instead of a game changer. Start an open discussion …

Brazil Bank Interest Rates At 20-Year High

Things in Brazil are getting worse by the day as the following brief summary of soaring interest rates courtesy of <i>BNAmerics</i> demonstrates.<p><b>Brazil Bank</b> …

It's Not Your Imagination, Single Women: There Literally Aren't Enough Men Out There

We talked to author Jon Birger about the shortage of educated men, where women should go if they really want to land a husband, and why boys aren't going to college in the first place.<p>We all have that friend: the beautiful, intelligent, driven woman who—like Katherine Heigl in every rom-com—can't …

Relationships