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Newborns may soon be screened to curb Inborn Errors of Metabolism

A public interest litigation (PIL), filed at the Bombay High Court, which is scheduled for hearing on Monday has sought the court's directive for a …

Medicine

Saving shelter cats with a high-five

Cat Pawsitive program helps kitties destress — and win over humans.<p>Imagine walking into a shelter to adopt a cat. There are all sorts of kitties …

Kick Those Extra Pounds to the Curb With This 20-Minute Fat-Blasting Workout

Let's cut the frills and the time-wasters. These are the best moves to blast fat in just 20 minutes. Taking on each of these exercises without resting will zest up your whole body and rev up your metabolism, so you can blast fat during and even after the workout ends. To get you the most effective …

Workouts

We've Found the World's Coolest Cat and, Plot Twist — His Name Is Dog

Ever find yourself mindlessly trolling Instagram for the cutest photos of animals just for fun? Well, the search is over because we've officially found the most low-key cool cat on the planet. This 3-year-old kitty's name is Chó — or "Dog" in English — and he lives in Vietnam with his owners who …

2 Unknown but Intriguing Marijuana Stocks Worth Following

You may not have heard of these pot stocks before, but they could soon be turning heads.<p>The marijuana industry is budding before our eyes, and …

Four Exotic Italian Beach Destinations for Wine Lovers

Maremma, Italy This small, secluded region in southern Tuscany is off the beaten path with great restaurants, hotels and wineries. The area has a …

Columbus Centre on Lawrence at Dufferin to be Redeveloped

The Columbus Centre, Toronto's Italian community centre located at the southwest corner of Lawrence Avenue West and Dufferin Street, is proposed to …

Why Some Families Are Choosing Condos in the City Over Houses in the Suburbs

It's less about space and more about location.Vicky Vyas longed for a low-maintenance, less-isolated existence: no more shovelling snow and long …

Twelve strong performing stocks that may fly under your radar

<b>What are we looking for?</b><p>Small- and mid-cap Canadian companies that might fly under your radar, showing strong economic performance as well as revenue growth.<p><b>The screen</b><p>We screened Canadian stocks by looking at the metrics such as:<p>A market cap between $250-million and $2-billion;<p>An economic …

Investing

Why commuting costs can make the ’burbs more expensive than living downtown

Drive 'til you qualify.<p>For years, that was the mantra of many would-be homeowners looking to buy near one of Canada's biggest cities. The farther you travelled into the sprawling suburbs, the closer you got to a dream home you could afford. And with housing prices in cities such as Vancouver and …

The 12 best everyday stretches to keep you flexible and fit

But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect themselves from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York University and author of "Age Defying Fitness," to go over some of the best basic …

$569,000 for a penthouse unit with a huge terrace

<b>Address:</b> 399 Adelaide St. W. <b><br>Neighbourhood:</b> King West <b><br>Agent:</b> Julia Knott, Right at Home Realty Inc. <b><br>Price:</b> $569,000<p><b>The place:</b> A 10th-floor penthouse …

Real Estate

Financial Fridays: It's Financial Suicide To Own A House

I am sick of me writing about this. Do you ever get sick of yourself? I am sick of me.<p>But every day I see more propaganda about the American Dream of owning the home.<p>I see codewords a $15 trillion dollar industry uses to hypnotize its religious adherents to BELIEVE.<p>Lay down your money, your hard …

Move over, Adele — you're no longer the best voice in music

No, the best voice in music belongs to a woman many probably do not know. She's Robert Plant good. Freddie Mercury good. She's, dare I say, Aretha Franklin good.<p>The best voice on planet earth right now belongs to Grace Potter.<p>Potter recently threw down a two-and-a-half hour rock show for the ages …

Sneaky Office Yoga: When Company Culture Doesn't Have Space

<b>"But where will we do yoga in the office? We have no space!"</b><p>An article I wrote a while back about the best places to do yoga in your office addressed the issue of space and office yoga. However, space issues continue to be the most common question people bring up about yoga and meditation in the …

Six Senses Douro Valley

A NEW TAKE ON WINE COUNTRY TOURISM AT THE SIX SENSES DOURO VALLEY<p>1 of 9<p>Six Senses Douro Valley<p>The hotels vineyard setting in the heart of the Douro Valley

Bravissimo! Eat the Italian way

Rule number one, and the only rule worth remembering if you don’t have time to read the rest of this article, is don’t judge a restaurant in Italy by its decor. It’s as simple as that. In this foodie heaven of a country, brilliant fare can be served in the ugliest of surroundings.<p>If you want to …

Italy

28 Towns In Italy You Won't Believe Are Real Places

They are almost TOO perfect looking.

Condo of the week: 19 Brant Street

The spacious corner unit near King and Spadina is an adults playpen, that is, according to the listing agent. Kinky mental picture aside, the realtor …

Snowed in? Make lemony chicken, 3-ingredient pasta and 6 more easy pantry meals

In case you haven't noticed, there's this little old blizzard called Juno walloping the Northeast right now. And the last thing you should be doing is driving to the grocery store during white-out conditions.<p>If you weren't among the nervous-nelly types who cleared out the shelves before the storm …

Recipes

How A Tiny Brewery Run By Monks Came To Make The Best Beer In The World

But fame found them anyway in the mid-2000s, when the beer-information website RateBeer.com named their dark, quadrupel-style 12 the best beer in the world.<p>RateBeer executive director Joe Tucker, who put together the beer ranking based on reviews from the site's users, said he had no idea how much …

29 Techy Gadgets and Gifts for Foodies

With 3D printed foods and meals that you just add water to, it’s pretty clear we’ve made it to the future. It’s time to smartify our kitchens and bring them up to date, too. Here are 29 gadgets for the tech-savvy chefs in your life. These kitchen tools are sure to capture any foodie’s heart (and …

Kitchens

Top 10 Mistakes that Cause Blurry Photos

If your photos are not sharp, you are not alone! The most common question I get asked by beginning photographers is "how do you get your images so …

Convert Your Color Photos to Black & White in Lightroom Using These 4 Quick Methods

Converting color images to black & white is easy. All it usually takes is a click but when done mindfully, it can take an image from average to …

How Your Instagram Photos Can Make You Money

So you’ve gotten pretty good at the art of mobile photography. You’re killing it with natural lighting, and you probably use at least two editing apps before you even get to Instagram. As the hearts flood in within minutes of every post, you rightly start to think, “I’m hot stuff.” But we have a …

How Walkable Communities Are Good for Us

We know from exhaustive past research that walkable neighborhoods and cities reduce driving, associated emissions, and living costs. Three important academic studies published earlier this year demonstrate that they are good for our health, too.<p>In particular, the research, which examines different …

SipSnapp Scans a Beer List and Rates It For You

iOS: If you aren't a beer expert, you might not know if you'll like a certain beer. With so many craft beers out there, you're likely to find one …

App Store