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11 No-Sugar Snacks That Skip the Refined Stuff but Not the Flavor

Snacking becomes infinitely more important once you start watching your sugar intake. When the munchies suddenly hit, finding something to hit the …

Healthy Eating

Anyone can compost their food waste (and everyone should)

And it doesn’t have to smell.<p>When we think of composting, we tend to think of enormous dumpsters full of everything you didn’t eat for dinner that day, mixing together into an earthy, smelly, nasty concoction that seems to have a life of its own. But at its most basic level, composting is simply …

Gardening

62 DIY Backyard Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

Easy backyard decorating ideas, coming right up!<p>1 of 62<p>Save These Ideas<p>Save these backyard ideas for later by pinning this image, and follow <i>Country</i> …

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>9 min read<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the …

Communication Skills

How to Grow Strawberries

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p><b>Exposure:</b> Full sun• <b><br>When to plant:</b> Early spring or after temperatures have cooled down in the fall in warm …

10 Easy Pieces: Tomato Cages

Think of tomato cages as scaffolding: You need a support system to keep vines from sagging (or snapping off) under the weight of heavy fruit. Match …

Vegan protesters return to restaurant where owner cut, ate deer meat in front of them

Vegan activists returned to a Toronto restaurant on Saturday to protest the killing of animals after the owner carved up a deer leg more than a week …

A Woman Who Went Viral For Being Assaulted During A Protest Is Now Facing Arrest

A young woman was assaulted by police at a protest against sexual harassment. Now those same police are threatening her with arrest — for assaulting them.<p>NEW DELHI — “Tear off her clothes!” the policewoman shouted as several pairs of hands ripped at Sheena Thakur’s blue-and-white cotton shirt. …

Sexual Harassment

What this Silicon Valley VC learned on the ‘Rust Belt Safari’

There are plenty of ways for tech to play in the “comeback cities” of the heartland.<p><i>A version of this contributed post by Roy Bahat originally appeared on</i> <i>Medium</i><i>. At the end of February, Bahat joined Rep. Tim Ryan (who represents Youngstown, Ohio) and Rep. Ro Khanna (who represents Silicon Valley)</i> …

Silicon Valley

Tired of Salad? New Ways to Eat Leafy Greens

Now that spring is here, you’re likely to start seeing more leafy greens—including lettuce, spinach, kale, and arugula—in your grocery store or at …

Intercropping: Minimize Your Effort While Maximizing Yields - Organic Gardening - Heirloom Gardner

Tangible benefits come to gardeners who practice intercropping. Also known as relay planting, interplanting, or undersowing, this technique is a …

Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana Recipe

"This is an oh-so-good recipe. Just the right amount of spice to make you take a cold drink but definitely keep coming back for more! This soup is …

23 One-Pan Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Sometimes called <i>miracle meals</i> (because they are), these one-pan dinners are a busy person's dream come true. Quick to assemble, quick to cook, and …

Food

Sunshine List so white: Minorities almost invisible among Ontario's best-paid public servants

Call it the Sunshine List So White and Male.<p>According to research done by CBC News, minorities are almost invisible among Ontario's best-paid public …

A Tasty Task: Fertilizing Blueberries and Blackberries

By <i>Kimberly Toscano</i><p><i>Boost fruit production with timely fertilizer applications to your berry bushes.</i><p>Producing juicy berries is hard work. Plants …

Canada expels Russian diplomats in response to British poison attack

OTTAWA -- Four Russian spies based in Canada have been ordered out of the country as Western governments seek to condemn the Kremlin's alleged …

I didn’t understand male privilege until I became a stay-at-home dad

When my wife returned to work after parental leave, I took my first trip to the grocery with two kids, not knowing I would return home feeling like a hero. On a Monday morning, I pushed the green cart with flame decals through the second set of sliding doors and toward the deli. My 3-year-old son …

Parenting

IBM and Nova Scotia Partner to Open Public Sector Innovation Garage

Nova Scotia has partnered with one of the largest IT companies in the world to help enhance programs and services for citizens of the province.<p>The …

‘She-working’ offices swap beer kegs for nursing rooms

The first thing you see when you leave the reception area to enter Riveter Inc.'s Seattle co-working space is the Mothers Room. It's an intentional signal to visitors that they're entering a place designed for women.<p>As the corporate world grapples with issues of sexual harassment, gender-pay …

12 Epic High-End IKEA Hacks That Totally Had Us Fooled

Look, I know IKEA. And usually, I can spot one of their products from a mile away. But every once in a while I'll see a hack that's so clever, so …

Hacking

CRTC revokes 21 basic international telecom service licenses

Amidst the commotion of last Thursday’s Wi-Fi-first MVNO decision, Canada’s telecom watchdog also quietly released a decision revoking 21 basic …

Telecoms

Buy this magical indoor-outdoor house that disappears into the landscape

The Rosebery House by Andresen O’Gorman Architects is located just outside Brisbane, Australia<p>A true indoor-outdoor experience, if ever there were one. Designed by noted practice Andresen O’Gorman Architects in 1995, the Rosebery House sits in a secluded grove on the far side of a gully in Highgate …

A Rhubarb Custard Cake Somewhere Between Pudding and Heaven

And you don’t need any fancy equipment.<p>It’s that time of year again, when 70% of my Instagram feed is taken over by moodily-lit galettes laden with pink celery. And guess what? I LOVE IT. It means spring is here, there’s more day time for naturally-lit photos, and more stuff at the farmers market …

Dessert

What we know about Emma Gonzalez, the fiercely outspoken teen who stunned America with her silence

<b>(CNN) —</b> She strode on stage at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington over the weekend, and listed the names of the 17 students and staff gunned down at her high school in Parkland, Florida. And then she went silent.<p>Minutes ticked by. One. Two. Three. Four.<p>It was a visceral moment -- one that …

Gun Control

These 5 Speaking Habits Make People Want To Collaborate With You

The words you use can either turn people away or make them fall over themselves for a chance to work with you.<p>Everyone needs to know how to collaborate well, and you can practice that skill in many ways: by setting up working groups, lending a hand to your coworkers, and checking in to make sure …

Leadership

10 Ideas to Organize the Perfect Potting Shed

A Wall of Shelves<p>Just like a kitchen, there can never be too much storage space for utilitarian garden sheds. They can be the most basic shelves made …

Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

"An excellent cold salad that is great by itself, or as a side dish."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta<p>1/4 cup vegetable oil<p>1 teaspoon lemon …

35 Reasons Why Tonight's Dinner Should Be a Sandwich

Somewhere along the line, the sandwich got defined as lunch food. That's a shame, because if you stuff good bread with enough hearty, flavorful …

What to do in the garden this weekend

<b>EDIBLES</b><p>Sow a green manure crop without delay – for maximum effect sow multiple species such as oats, mustard and lupin. Rhizobia (the soil bacteria …

30 Ways to Use a Can of Chickpeas

Chickpeas are such a versatile ingredient. You can roast chickpeas and add them to salads, use them as a substitute for croutons in soups, or turn …

Chickpeas