Rowena Chow

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Home Decorating Tips That Will Help You Save Money on Your Energy Bills.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) There’s a lot you can do to save money on your energy bills. You can switch to a tankless water heater, install a programmable …

10 Myths About Owning a Home People Still Believe

Home ownership is a lifelong dream for millions, and one that comes with its own unique set of pleasures and challenges. But for all the true …

Your dinner tonight: quick kimchi-udon stir-fry | The Star

Since I was a kid, my dad has been telling me to eat spicy food during the summer. His reasoning is that during the hotter months, people have …

Now This Is How You Add Pops of Color to Your Space (Without Overdoing It)

No matter how keen your eye is and how style-savvy you are, moving from a studio apartment to a large home is going to pose a few design challenges. …

Living Rooms

The Many Costs of Owning a Home

A common myths that you'll ALWAYS be "throwing money away" on rent.<p>The fact is, as a homeowner, you incur the cost of owning a home. You have to …

6 Outdoor Home Maintenance Tasks That Should Be Tackled in the Spring

<i>Mike Holmes is one of HGTV Canada’s go-to contractors and the host of Holmes and Holmes and Holmes: Buy it Right.</i><p>It’s finally spring and with that …

Get a Handle on Home Maintenance With This Checklist

Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist<p>Staying on Top of Chores Saves Repairs Later<p>Updated February 26, 2018<p>A big part of the American dream is owning …

20 Grab-and-Go Recipes For the Busiest of Mornings

When you're busy, portable breakfasts make all the difference, and there are so many options that'll get your day off to the right start. Here are 20 ways to make it possible to eat breakfast every day, from freezer-friendly breakfast sandwiches to yogurt parfaits and more recipes that you can make …

Muffins

5 Epic Honeymoon Destinations You’ve Probably Never Considered

The planning is over, the anxiety has gone, the deed is done, and now it’s time for a major vacation. Coordinating a honeymoon can be one of the most exciting parts of getting married, not only because you get to do it together as a couple, <i>alone</i>, but also because the possibilities of places to …

Iceland Makes The Winter Blues Look Like Paradise

Go ahead, swap out your tropical vacation for a frosty one.<p>Normally, we tend to favor tropical islands during the winter months, but Iceland has converted us.<p>Trust us, Iceland -- <i>yes,</i> Iceland -- has ever looked so good.<p>Recently, Iceland has seen a tourism boom and, considering the stunning "Lord of …

Saturday Dinette owner Suzanne Barr offers up her buckwheat pancake recipe | The Star

Saturday Dinette is female owned, obviously. Barr’s 40-year-old husband informally lends a hand. She opened with three women hired through a …

44 Easy Breakfast Recipes You Won't Believe Are Gluten-Free

In a diet without gluten, breakfast options become a little limited. And it’s not that oatmeal, eggs, Greek yogurt with berries, and avocado toast on …

Gluten-Free

A Beginner’s Guide to Voluntourism

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Not all volunteerism projects are created equal. But giving back when gallivanting around the globe can be one of the most rewarding experiences a traveler can hope for.<p>If you’ve been kicking around the idea of joining the growing ranks of travelers volunteering around the …

Volunteering

Everything You Need To Know About 2015's Weirdest And Wackiest Health Trends

A few years ago, if you told your friends that you were drinking charcoal, going to 7 a.m. raves and drinking bone broth, they probably would have looked at you like you were crazy. There's no doubt that these activities still seem a little strange, but they're also considered healthy (at least by …

Coconut

15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

Skin Care

The Seven Most Amazing, Surprisingly Affordable Beach Destinations

Unfortunately, a mid-winter or spring break getaway can get quite pricey, especially because so many travelers have just the same idea, thereby creating a price spike among hotels and flights. But, fortunately yet again, there are some beach locales that aren't inordinately expensive.<p>It kinda seems …

Myrtle Beach