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Are You Pooping All Wrong? Enter the Squatty Potty!

One company claims that by changing the way you sit on the toilet, you could remove 20 extra pounds of poop inside you. So we tested their product to see if that’s true—or if it's a load of crap<p>I have managed to avoid yoga for most of my adult life. But I’ve taken a sudden interest in it …

Fold down beds – a huge space-saving solution for all types of homes

The bed is a crucial piece of furniture that every home has. But, at the same time, it’s also the one that perhaps occupies the most space. And since …

How to choose a moving company

Moving is a stressful experience at the best of times. Add to that the leap of faith involved in trusting all your worldly goods to a moving …

How to: Prevent Frozen Pipes

Every year in Calgary, there are an average of 400 water main breaks. With an average of 2.6 people per household, that’s a whole lot of Calgarians …

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30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 80 genius bathroom ideas.

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The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Living Rooms

Best high-tech ski gear: 2018 edition

CNET doesn't usually write up ski equipment, but with more winter sports gear going high-tech -- and mingling with the high-tech gear we carry day-to-day -- we thought we'd have some fun rounding up some of the more innovative gear as we head into the peak ski season.<p>Published:December 10, 2017 …

Best iPad Mini Retina cases and covers

The iPad Mini with Retina Display may look a lot like the original iPad Mini, but it's a tad thicker and has a second microphone on the back that none of the leaked specs revealed.<p>The result of those small design differences is that many of the existing iPad Mini cases don't fit the Retina version, …

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21 Amazing Rooftop Bars Around The World To Try This Summer

Nobody wants to stay hidden inside when the weather is so nice outside and when the sun is shining. So, every year during summer, we abandon the …

Does High GDP Mean Economic Prosperity?

Economists traditionally use Gross Domestic Product to measure economic progress. If GDP is rising, the economy is good and the nation is moving forward. If GDP is falling, the economy is in trouble and the nation is losing ground. From a strictly numerical perspective, GDP provides an …

A guide to British Columbia’s aggressive animals

A cougar has been shot and killed by conservation officers at a public park in Coquitlam. The animal was showing signs of aggression toward humans, according to Chris Doyle, an inspector with the B.C. Conservation Officer Service.<p>While wildlife displaying that type of behaviour isn't very common, …

Homeowners: Don’t be caught flat-footed when interest rates rise

Low borrowing costs are creating a spoiled generation of homeowners who have never experienced the adversity of rising interest rates.<p>Renewing a mortgage? Just contact your lender to find out how much less you'll be paying. A report issued Wednesday by a group representing mortgage brokers found …

Hong Kong Ramps Up Competition Commission

Hong Kong, often lauded as the world’s freest economy, has long been one of the only developed economies without a competition law to prevent market abuses and oversee M&A transactions. That’s changing after the city set up its Competition Commission, which is ramping up its work since commission …

Best Areas of Calgary to Live In

<b>Best Areas of Calgary to Live In</b>When it comes to deciding on what the best areas of Calgary to live in are, there are definitely many candidates that …

Once A Boon For Investors, House Flipping Is Back

House flipping is back.<p>A popular phenomenon during the housing boom, flipping is when a house is bought and sold within a six-month period. Flippers are real estate investors who buy houses, fix them up quickly and then resell them, making money off the renovation. In parts of California, it's …

I learned the most important lessons on starting a business when I was 11

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Joel Peterson here</i><p>I started my first business at age 11, selling tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and squash that I grew myself. It was all planted from seed on a tiny plot of land behind our two-bedroom house in Okemos, Michigan.<p>My maiden venture …

Forming Better Professional and Office Relationships

Whether you are a CEO or entry-level employee, getting along with others is paramount to success and your career is no exception to this rule. While tenacity, hard work, intelligence and making the right decisions are all significant factors in the equation to achievement, interpersonal …

What would you buy instead of the new Porsche 911 Turbo S?

Few weeks ago Porsche took the covers off the new turbo version of its 911 Carrera. The 911 Turbo will be available in the very fast <i>base</i> Turbo and a …

WD My Passport Ultra review: Compact, easy-to-use, and superfast - CNET

MSRP: $99.99<p><b>The Good</b> The compact and good-looking <b>WD My Passport Ultra</b> offers fast data speeds, has helpful bundled software, and comes in stylish color options.<p><b>The Bad</b> At launch, the drive's suggested price is slightly higher than those of its peers, and its 2TB-capacity model is not yet</b> …

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How mortgage rates are set | REM | Real Estate Magazine

By Idriss Bouhmouch<p>It’s easy to say that mortgage rates are “affected by economic factors,” or more specifically “bond yields” or “the Bank of …

Should everyone consider renting over buying right now?

Given the uncertainty clouding Canada's housing market, it's no surprise that the debate around whether to buy a home or rent has resurfaced.<p>As many readers know, I am quite bearish on the Canadian housing market, particularly a few of the larger cities and the condo segment. And although the …

Beijing is booming, but talent is leaving due to bad air

Beijing<p>Some days it is so thick that you can scarcely see across the street. Other days its acrid smell catches at the back of your throat. More than …

A worldwide gang of criminals stole $45 million in a matter of hours by hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards and draining cash machines around the globe, U.S. officials say. http://cbc.sh/eHOCRLl Seven people are under arrest in the U.S. in connection with the case. The fraudsters moved with astounding speed to loot financial institutions around the world, working in cells including one in New York, Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said. The plundered ATMs were in Canada, Japan, Russia, Romania, Egypt, Colombia, Britain, Sri Lanka and several other countries, and law enforcement agencies from more than a dozen nations were involved in the investigation, U.S. prosecutors said. Officials provided this photo of Elvis Rafael Rodriguez, left, and Emir Yasser Yeje, whom they allege stole bundles of cash using bogus magnetic swipe cards at ATMs throughout New York. (Photo: U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York/Associated Press)

The Big List of Small Space Organizing Ideas & Inspirations

Living in a small space comes with its ups and downs. One thing is for sure: learning to do it right and keep it organized is an art. But once you …