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The best spring cleaning products, according to the pros

Want to know what the cleaning experts reach for when they clean? We did the dirty work so you don't have to.<p>Now that spring has sprung (for the most part), it’s time to give your home a good scrub-down. From dusty corners to mildew-y bathroom tiles to grimy kitchen sinks, we tapped the top …

Colleagues write letter of support for Wilfrid Laurier profs embroiled in free speech controversy | The Star

Twenty faculty members at Wilfrid Laurier University signed an open letter in support of two colleagues who criticized teaching assistant Lindsay …

8 Products that Help Fine Hair Look So Much Thicker

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

The 12 "Dirtiest" Foods in the Produce Aisle

The top offender changed for the first time in years.<p>Every year since 2004, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes a "Dirty Dozen" list that ranks the most popular fruits and vegetables based on their pesticide residue levels. By analyzing pesticide residue data from more than 35,000 …

Gordon Ramsay: how to master 5 basic cooking skills

Gordon Ramsay shows us how to chop an onion, cook rice, debone a fish, cook pasta, and sharpen a knife. We’ve been watching a lot of Gordon Ramsay …

Queen Elizabeth shows a rare, casual side at her country retreat Balmoral — including a snap of her great-grandson, Prince George

New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has offered a rare look inside Queen Elizabeth II’s Scottish country retreat.<p>Taken at Balmoral, the royal …

New Zealand

Elder Orphans: A Baby Boomer's Aging-Alone Plan

The deeper my age propels into the senior years, long-term care planning cannot delay. This is the first of a series on how I plan to care for myself in the elderly years. Like most over 60 years of age, we haven't planned well, and adults like me who live without a spouse or children cannot afford …

Mental Disorders

10 Things You Should Do If You Are Diagnosed With Cancer

I seem to be getting more and more calls from people just diagnosed with cancer who simply don't know where to start and what to do. These people come from all walks of life and many are smart, highly successful individuals. But facing a cancer diagnosis is not like anything they have faced before. …

How can I boost the nutrition of my meals without using supplements?

<b>The Question</b><p>How can I increase the nutritional value of my regular meals? I prefer not to take supplements. What are some healthy ingredients I can easily add to meals and snacks, and what do they offer?<p><b>The Answer</b><p>There are plenty of ways to infuse more fibre, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and …

The 5 Best Korean Sheet Masks In the Game - PAPER

This isn't the full-face horror show sheet mask you're used to--this one's actually (stand by to be totally shocked) got a little who-is-that-masked-stranger sex appeal. It's an eye mask, set in the shape of a good masquerade-meets-Zorro-type mask, with little lacy designs festooning its little …

Here are 18 foods you don't need to buy organic

<i>[Editor’s note: The following list, which includes the produce on Environment Working Group’s “Clean 15” list plus 3 additional, only considers</i> …

One-Third Of The World's Largest Groundwater Sources Are In Serious Trouble: Study

The earth's biggest groundwater basins are being depleted far more quickly than previously believed, according to two new studies by the University of California, Irvine (UCI).<p>The studies used data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites gathered between 2003 and 2013 …

Water

Truly Vintage Street Style

A look back at the ladies who ruled the street style scene first.<p>Long before Bill Cunningham hopped on his bicycle or Tommy Ton launched Jak & Jil, photographers captured stylish women in black and white film sporting Dior and Balenciaga on the street. Take a look back at the ladies who ruled the …

I can’t think of putting my aging parents in a home. Where do I start for in-home options? - Canada Q&A

Thinstock<p>From Bruno T., Toronto<p>Bruno in Toronto writes, “My parents are aging and I can’t think of putting them in a home. In the unfortunate event that they fall ill or require care as they get older, what options are available for care in their own home? How does someone begin to search for such …

Nutrition Basics: Study links artificial sweeteners to glucose intolerance, diabetes

Registered dietitian Leslie Beck explains a new study that looked at the link between artificial sweetners and glucose intolerance

Ancient Greek Amulet With Strange Palindrome Inscription Discovered in Cyprus

Archaeologists in Cyprus have unearthed a 1,500-year-old amulet in the ancient city of Nea Paphos in Cyprus, which contains a curious palindrome …

The True Story Behind Angelina Jolie's Unbroken

Louisa Gouliamaki—AFP/Getty Images<p>Soe Zeya Tun—Reuters<p>Andrew McConnell—UNHCR/Reuters<p>Anthony Devlin—AP<p>Pete Muller—EPA<p>R. Arnold—UNHCR/Reuters<p>Lefteris …

Anne Lamott: “Look at the Tea Party: Some of the angriest, most hateful people on earth, and they’re backed by what they think is Scripture”

<b>Anne Lamott (Sam Lamott)</b><p>“Earth is forgiveness school. I believe that’s why they brought us here, then left us without any owner’s manual”<p>Anne Lamott<p>December 3, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>This is our third annual Trust Me On This series, in which famous and fascinating people share valuable life lessons. …

What kind of King will Charles III be?

On 15 September, while President Obama was meeting with his advisers in the White House and deciding how to unleash the world’s most powerful military machine on the Islamic State in Iraq, his ambassador to Britain, Matthew Barzun, was spending the day in a field in Gloucestershire, learning about …

The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia

The town of Hogeway, outside Amsterdam, is a Truman Show-style nursing home.<p>When Yvonne van Amerongen received a phone call from her mother two decades ago, relaying that her father had died of a heart attack—sudden and painless—one of the first things she thought was, <i>Thank God he never had to be</i> …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>If you're not going the steak dinner route for Father's Day this year, may we suggest hosting a backyard brunch? Complete with charcuterie, …

10 Food Rules for Pain Patients

Fibromyalgia's symptoms include muscle and tissue pain, fatigue, depression, and sleep disturbances. Although there is little clinical research on …

3 Ways to Stop Emotional Eating Before You Start

Get to the root of the problem to avoid a nose-dive into the ice cream carton.<p>Even if that bag of potato chips is staring you down, practically begging to be eaten, the food in front of you may not be the reason you overindulge. Your tendency to shovel it in may have more to do with your mood. In a …

7 Fibromyalgia Symptoms Other Than Pain