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The ‘Everest’ of cruises

The Viking Sun will embark on the longest-ever continual world cruise next summer<p>I figure if I can someday take a world cruise, I’ll call it quits. …

Travel Industry

'A total fairytale': how Meghan Markle's dog went from kill shelter to royal life

In just a few days he went from the kill list at an animal shelter to featuring in Instagram posts that racked up thousands of views.<p>This weekend, as Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry, Guy the beagle will launch into another chapter of his rather charmed life, as he officially becomes part of the …

Royal Family

Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

Meditation

10 Reasons You Need to Visit Aliter Suites in Santorini

Whether it be the dramatic volcanic setting, crystal clear waters, color bursting sunsets or cobblestone streets, Santorini is one of those …

European Travel

Is it time to bail on Aeroplan?

<b>A few weeks ago, a friend of mine</b> who’s a longtime member of the Aeroplan loyalty program received a rather misleading email. It breathlessly announced “the beginning of a new Aeroplan,” and it linked to a promotional website promising “the power to reach your travel plans faster” while providing …

Air Canada

You Don’t Even Know How Incredibly Useful BAKING SODA Can Be To Your Garden or Flowers!

Can I ask you a simple question – do you know what’s baking soda? Well, I really think that we all know what’s baking soda, right? This, extremely …

Gardening

At home with the dress designer who counts Victoria Beckham and the Duchess of Cambridge as fans

Fashion designer Jane Lewis is recalling the moment she and her husband, Peter, found their house over 20 years ago. 'I think a house chooses you,' she says. 'It didn't look anything like it does now, but as soon as I stepped through the door I just knew it would be home, in the truest sense of the …

Victoria Beckham

How bunkies are taking small-space living to stylish – but affordable – new heights

When Bill and Linda McMaster met their future son-in-law, Jeff, a few years ago, they realized they had a problem. Jeff, who at the time was dating their daughter Liz, is generally lovely (polite, good with tools), but quite allergic to cats. Any contact with the animal makes his throat close up. …

Small Spaces

Six bestselling thrillers you should add to your reading list

All authors dream of a bestselling book. It’s not just the money or the fame. It’s having thousands or even millions of people reading your work, following your ideas, loving the characters you’ve created. But what makes a book a bestseller? People ask me this all the time and I tell them the …

Books

The Case For Letting Robots Clean Your Home

I've always believed in the restorative power of cleaning your home. Since entering adulthood, I've set aside one Saturday or Sunday each week for a full, top-to-bottom scrubdown — a ritual that not only ensures an outlet to blow off steam but also enables me to kick off each Monday with the …

Living Rooms

No Cinderella: Margo Jefferson on the real Meghan Markle

In February I saw a photo of Meghan Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge sitting next to each other at the Royal Foundation Forum, wearing colour coordinated dresses (lavender for Kate, deep purple-blue for Meghan). It wasn’t their dresses I minded, it was how they sat – legs crossed neatly at the …

Royal Family

Want To Have The Best Tomatoes? Put These Things In The Holes Before Planting Them

When dealing with gardening and planting all of those fruits and veggies, the greatest satisfaction of every gardener is to see the final outcome or …

Gardening

These Are the Best Luxury Sheets for Turning Your Bed Into a Sanctuary

There's nothing like crawling into a hotel bed with freshly fluffed pillows, a cloud-like duvet, and (here's the best part) luxury sheets that strike …

Home Decorating

Roofing Guide: 26 Types of Tiles, Sheets and Membranes to Cover Architectural Projects

From ceramic tiles and metal sheets for roofs to wooden decks and floating cement tiles for roofing, roofing materials not only contribute to the …

Home Improvement

Sleepovers? Feminist tours? Custom beer? Museums get creative to engage new audiences

We’re standing in front of the painting “Black Cross, New Mexico” by Georgia O’Keeffe at the Art Institute of Chicago when our animated tour guide, Jessamyn Fitzpatrick, asks what O’Keeffe is known for. One woman in our group of eight says flowers. Another pipes up with the female anatomy. …

Santa Cruz

Caffeine might help people with heart troubles, research says

Drinking coffee and tea every day may actually benefit people with heart troubles.<p>New research has linked caffeine consumption from the two popular drinks to decreased rates of arrhythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms.<p>• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon<p>But the …

Coffee

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 …

Mosquito Repellent: 5 Flowers and Herbs to Keep Pests Away

Mosquito repellent plants are garden heroes: colorful flowers and herbs with natural fragrances that chase away buzzing insects even as their …

Move Over, Le Creuset: These *Much* Cheaper Dutch Ovens Are Breaking the Internet

Don’t get us wrong: We love the cult-favorite ceramic cookware brand Le Creuset as much as the next self-proclaimed chef, but they ain’t cheap. (Uh, …

The Meadoway: Hydro corridor to become 16-kilometre park connecting Toronto and Scarborough

A new environmental initiative spearheaded by the city will transform 16 kilometres of hydro corridor in Scarborough into one of Canada’s largest urban linear parks.<p>The project, called the Meadoway, will connect four ravines, 15 parks, 35 neighbourhoods and more than 500 acres of land to allow …

New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease — basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather …

Dementia

10 Unmissable Places to Visit in Japan

Japan is somewhere I think everyone should visit. From futuristic skyscrapers to tranquil bamboo forests and neon arcades to serene temples, it’s …

Japan

New video: Inside Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas, world's largest cruise ship

What's it like on Royal Caribbean's new Symphony of the Seas — the world's largest cruise ship? See for yourself with a look at the video above. It offers a first peek at some of the ship's hottest new features, including Symphony's first-of-its-kind, two-deck-high family suite, revamped Boardwalk …

Cruise Ships

Florence Renaissance: How to Experience the Historic City Now

Florence, Italy is having something of a renaissance right now. With the opening of Gucci Garden, and jewelry designers such as Temple St. Clair opting to set up shop in historic locations like the Ponte Vecchio, there’s never been a better time to visit. Even on a more foundational level, the city …

Great heights and spectacular sights: The 17 coolest buildings on Earth

Since claiming dominion over this drifting space rock, humans have peppered the planet with abodes and edifices both large and small. Over the past …

Swimming Pools

Everything You Need to Know About Lavender (Plus 5 Kinds to Grow)

Everything you need to know about lavender is a lot. Remember the <i>Encyclopedia Britannica</i>? The final hardcover edition—with 32 alphabetized volumes …

Winding “boulevard in the sky” to snake through Shenzhen

An elevated mile-long park has been unveiled for Shenzhen, China. Envisioned as a “meandering skydeck,” this “boulevard in the sky” is part of …

14 Reasons Why You Have to Visit Disney's Aulani Hawaii Resort

Why should you consider booking a vacation to Aulani, Disney's resort on the island of Oahu in Hawaii? Perhaps the most obvious reason is that it is …

The World's 30 Most Impressive Hotels

Checking in, please.<p>The world's most impressive hotels are far more than a place to crash. Some are underwater. Some bathed in ice, perched atop mountains, or awash in pure opulence. If you've got the cash to book a room, these 30 lodgings will blow your mind.

The Perfect Adventure-filled Vacation in British Columbia

Let’s be honest: Canada is on a bit of a hot streak right now. The country has an energetic new Prime Minster in Justin Trudeau, and it’s leading the …