fischermajor

74 Added | 6 Magazines | 11 Following | @fischermajor | Keep up with fischermajor on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “fischermajor”

Schnitzel, Sweets, and Shopping: A Day in Vienna With Aerin Lauder

The Estée Lauder creative director carries on her family’s long love affair with Vienna—a city known as much for its old-world appeal as for its persistent modernism.<p>On a Saturday morning in Vienna, Aerin Lauder hardly looks like she just stepped off a red-eye from New York. Dressed in a cream silk …

European Travel

Meet the new Golden Girls (and guys): How boomers are coming up with creative living arrangements

<i>This is part of The Globe and Mail's week-long series on baby boomers and how their spending, investing, health and lifestyle decisions could affect Canada's economy in the next fifteen years. Is Canada ready for the boom?</i><p><i>For more, visit</i> tgam.ca/boomershift <i>and on Twitter at #GlobeBoomers.</i><p>Marianne …

Puglia: Italy's Land of Plenty!

<i>Otranto by the sea</i><p>Puglia, the heel of Italy, is one of the most splendid regions in southern Italy, and in my opinion, the world. That's because it encompasses a multitude of friendly faces, captivating countrysides, beautiful beaches, old cities and local food that provide the foundation for the …

Italy

I’m planning to retire in five years. Should I buy an annuity?

<b>Question from Ed (Alberta):</b> I’m 53, unmarried, and plan to retire in five years. I have $350,000 in my RRSP. What would be the best strategy - cash in $30,000 of my RRSP a year before I collect the Canada pension, or create a self-directed annuity which I can then use to draw out $30,000 a year? I …

Retirement

How to Plant Garlic this Fall for Summer Harvest

I was just a gardener, growing garden-variety softneck garlic, when I headed to Iowa for my first Seed Savers Exchange Conference in 2002. I returned …

How we planned our St. Martin family vacation (without the Internet)

Ours would prove to be an island hotel of true distinction, a rare gem available only to the most dedicated and discerning of guests.<p>But we couldn’t find it on the Internet. Travel agents and magazines didn’t have a clue. My wife and I (two independent-minded postbackpacker parents with a young …

Travel

A cancer-controlling pill? How one Ottawa woman’s once often-fatal disease became a manageable illness

Nancy Schepers and her husband were driving to a family wedding in Windsor in 2012 when her cellphone rang with an urgent and stunning message from …

Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Pumpkin Glaze

5 stars based on 38 votes<p>Perfect for a fall morning with a cup of coffee, these golden-orange scones are packed with pumpkin flavor and heavily …

How Real, Honest Journaling Helped Me Lose 40 Pounds | Women's Health

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>As a result, my days were dull, my spirit felt dead, and my relationship with myself was terrible. I mean, if someone else was …

Fitness

For snowbirds, when is renting better than buying?

Renting a home away from home – as opposed to buying a condominium, house or other property – is increasingly on the radar for retirees looking to escape the harsh Canadian winter.<p>With the sinking Canadian dollar and housing costs steadily rising since the U.S. crawled out of the 2008-09 recession, …

Visiting Rome with kids: gladiators, gardens and gelato

Rome's top attractions offer much to fire children’s imaginations, from the Colosseum with its past of blood-curdling spectacle to spooky underground catacombs where the early Christians buried their dead. The city’s historic centre is kid-friendly too, dotted with spacious piazzas, foaming …

Italy

I Predicted My Own Near-Death Experience | Women's Health

<b>The Moment I Knew Something Was Wrong</b><br>Up until 20 weeks, my second pregnancy was perfect. I had no problems, no nausea. I thought to myself: This is easy. At the 20-week ultrasound, though, I was diagnosed with a placenta previa, which means the placenta was growing on top of my cervix. The doctor …

An Inside Look at the Barefoot Contessa's Barn

Ina Garten takes us on a tour of her impressive entertaining space in the Hamptons.<p>Ina Garten takes us on a tour of her impressive entertaining space in the Hamptons.

You Can't Beat Farmhouse Living With a Mountain View

This lovely New England home will tug at every nature lover's heart strings.<p>Anyone who considers Mother Nature their best friend might want to consider relocating to this gorgeous, 225-year-old farmhouse. It's located in Lyme, New Hampshire (just a 10-minute drive from Dartmouth College) and sits …

How to light up a tumour

For decades, brain surgeons have struggled to identify cancerous tissue precisely. Could one of the world’s most deadly scorpions come to their aid?<p>In 2004, Dr Richard Ellenbogen prepared to operate on a 17-year-old girl. The operation, to remove a brain tumour, was particularly challenging because …

Cancer

A Sun-Drenched Cottage That Will Have You Longing for a Lake House

This brand-new home has a been-around-forever feel thanks to timeless picks and antique finds.<p>This brand-new home has a been-around-forever feel thanks to timeless picks, antique finds, and Sarah Richardson's decorating expertise.

Blogs | Food & Wine

You can use them in everything from curry and dressing to soups and stir-fries.<p>The Vilcek Foundation is awarding $250,000 total.<p>The annual Free Cone …

Ice Cream

Canadians Owning Property in the U.S. Could Cash in on the Weak Loonie

For the past few years, Canadians have been taking advantage of our dollar being worth about the same as the U.S. dollar. From buying up real estate …

16 Key Lime Desserts That Aren't Pie

Steal This Look: An Airy Outdoor Shower

When you build a backyard shower next door to a 25-story apartment building in downtown Toronto, questions are going to arise. Like, how can it …

Enjoy Canada's low dollar while you can

Even though we know it's supposed to help the economy, sometimes it's hard to love the low loonie.<p>It's certainly hurting John Stiles at Calgary-based …

Business (Canada)

5 Tips for Recovering From Rejection

She calls herself a mixologist, but you won’t find Melissa Butler crafting signature cocktails behind the bar. Instead, Butler serves up bright and …

Entrepreneurship

Is early breast cancer overtreated?

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 60% of all women over 40 in the United States have had a mammogram in the past two years. And 20% of mammograms detect something called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS -- also known as Stage 0 breast cancer.<p>According to the American Cancer Society, more than 60,000 cases of DCIS …

Cancer

I Heart My City: Marco’s Turin, Italy

For <b>Marco Anfossi</b>, travel is a mindset, a commitment to exploring wherever you are with the open eyes and curious heart of a dreamer, even if it happens to be the place where you were born. It helps when your hometown is as fascinating as his: <b>Turin, Italy</b>.<p>“I was born here in 1984, and in all these …

Shrimp Saganaki

4 appetizer<p>Saganaki, a traditional Greek preparation named after the pan in which it’s prepared, is best served straight from the skillet, with plenty of toasted bread for scooping up the savory tomato sauce. If you can find them, wild American shrimp and high-quality Greek feta really make this …

Seafood

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee Sting Cake

<i>Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: With two layers of light, yeasted cake, a sticky almond topping, and a pastry cream filling, this will be the best bee sting you've ever …

Clam and Cod Chowder

8 Servings<p>Weeknight chowder? Use clam juice. Weekend? It’s worth making fish stock from scratch.<p>March 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>1½ pounds small Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, halved, quartered if large<p>2 large leeks, white and pale-green parts only, finely …

Seafood