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22 Home Hacks That'll Make Renters Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

Save that security deposit.

Tip: The Easiest Hip Flexor Stretch

Sit on your butt a lot? Have low back issues? You need this simple stretch.<p>If you're like the average American, you sit 7.7 hours per day. This …

Tip: Start Leg Day With This Movement

This warm-up drill will make your hips and joints feel awesome and it'll prepare your muscles for the big lifts to come.<p>Lunges are one of the best …

Try This 8-Week Plank Challenge to Get Stronger From Head to Toe

For building a strong core and getting more stable during runs, nothing beats the plank for strength-training.<p>Planks challenge your arms, legs, chest, shoulders, and butt, not to mention make your abs quiver like an earthquake when done properly. Best of all, you can do them anywhere and tweak them …

The best back exercises to do at home without weights

In the video above, personal trainer and founder of That Girl London, Christina Howells, runs through a series of quick exercises aimed at working your back and strengthening the surrounding muscles.<p>Each exercise has a variation for beginners and a more advanced version, with this episode …

5 Super Effective Compound Exercises That Will Transform Your Body

<i>When it comes to efficient workouts, routines that feature compound exercises are where it's at. These supercharged moves are two exercises that join</i> …

14 ideas to decorate the wall of your room (easy and modern!)

Your walls and ceiling dominate the room, and since you end up spending most of your time in your room, it needs some updates from time to time. …

101 Places to Buy Furniture & Home Decor Online

Oh, the joys of online home decor shopping. Not only can you find great deals on all kinds of housewares, you can do it all in your pajamas and from …

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The real secret of investing success, a 'fabulous' TFSA strategy, and the portfolio of a Dragons' Den star

I've never had much faith in investor education or its buzzword equivalent 'financial literacy.' It has admittedly had positive effects – investors are far more fee conscious now, for example, thanks to the work of Rob Carrick and others – but in most situations investors are making the same …

When you stop needing your mom and she starts needing you

<i>Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at</i> tgam.ca/essayguide.<p>Everyone knows grandparents have a limited shelf life. That’s why, anticipating my paternal grandmother’s imminent demise, I began saving her letters when I was 10.<p>Given …

9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your favorite local steakhouse.<p>From fridge to plate, there are a lot of little secrets steakhouse chefs employ.<p>Thanks to Billy Oliva, we're now hip to those secrets. Oliva oversees the kitchen at one of Wall Street's favorite steakhouses, …

A Full-Body Strength Workout You Can Complete In 10 Minutes

When you're short on time, there's a go-to formula for making sure you're maximizing the benefits of your full-body strength workout, explains …

Gordon Pape: My High-Yield Portfolio has gained almost 12% in the last 6 months

Back in March 2012, I created a High-Yield Portfolio for those seeking above-average cash flow and who were willing to live with a higher level of risk.<p>I stressed at the time that this portfolio invests all its money in stocks. Therefore, it is best suited for non-registered accounts where any …

10 Kitchen Hacks That Make Life Healthier and Easier

Sunday is not a day of rest in my house! I take the afternoon to meal plan, grocery shop, prep, and cook to make eating healthier go a little easier. If you're looking to lose or maintain your weight, prep these 10 foods for the week.

Healthy Eating

There's something that could cause Canada's home prices to rise even more

The loonie doesn't look like it'll be soaring anytime soon. The oil market sucks, millennials are getting squeezed, and the economy is concentrated in real estate. It's no wonder analysts are now calling a further decline anticipating another 15 drop against the US dollar. On the other hand, that …

10 Must-Have Books for 2-Year-Olds

Two-year-olds aren’t terrible. In fact, they’re pretty awesome — especially when they have a book pressed between their chubby little hands. Some of …

24 Charts That Will Help You Be Healthy AF

Whether it's tips on how to eat healthier, work out more, or just be kinder to yourself.

5 Foods You Should Eat Before And After Exercise To Maximize Weight Loss

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

Pain

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

15 Finger Foods for Every Summer BBQ

Cooking

20 Boss Ramen Recipes

And when we say upgrade, we mean completely ditch them. Each package (often billed as two servings, but who only eats half?) has nearly a day's worth …

What you should eat before and after you exercise to lose weight, according to a celebrity trainer

However, if you're looking to shed some pounds, certain foods promote weight loss more than others.<p>We spoke to Russell Bateman, a trainer and the creator of the Skinny Bitch Collective— a workout regimen followed by models and celebrities like Ellie Goulding and Suki Waterhouse — to find out the …

Want to Be Unforgettable? Science Says Do This

People forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that.<p>Believe it or not, researchers have found that we forget up to 90 percent of the new information we receive--whether it's in a one-on-one meeting with our boss, or in a large industry …

Want to lose weight? Train the brain, not the body

Despite massive government, medical and individual efforts to win the war on obesity, 71 percent of Americans are overweight. The average adult is 24 …

Mindfulness

Start scrubbing and dusting! Spring clean with these room-by-room tips

Spring is here and that means one thing.... it's cleaning season. From the bathroom to the bedroom to the kitchen, it's time to get every room in your house glistening in time for warmer days.<p><b>Bedroom</b><p><b>1. How often you should clean your pillows — and the right way to do it</b><p>Yes, those things you sleep …

Sheryl Sandberg Gives an Emotional Speech About Her Husband's Death at Berkeley Graduation

"Dave's death changed me in very profound ways. I learned about the depths of sadness and the brutality of loss. But I also learned that when life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface, and breathe again."<p>On Saturday, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer …

9 Common Habits of the Most Influential and Persuasive People

Some people are naturally persuasive. The rest of us have to learn to be more so. Here's how.<p>Think about all the extremely successful people you know. I guarantee they're incredibly good at selling themselves, selling their ideas--in short, they're incredibly good at persuading other people.<p>Maybe …

Why Canada’s Oil Industry May Never Be the Same

Never is a long time. The dictionary definition is, “at no time in the past or future; on no occasion; not ever.” In the volatile oil and gas …

3 Low Impact At-Home HIIT Workouts That Burn Fat Fast

High intensity interval training that low-impact and easy on your body. HIIT is one of the most efficient ways to lose fat increase your metabolism. …

Exercise