Lifestyle (Canada)

7 craft beers to enjoy during autumn’s cool, crisp weather

Ah fall, that wonderful season when the temperatures drop, the leaves change colour, and breweries release some fantastic seasonal ales. If it …

Cottages

The McLaren 570S

Passing Hope, British Columbia, I turn off Highway 1 and onto Highway 3, a.k.a “the Crowsnest.” I’m held tightly in a sporty seat, surrounded by grey …

Trucks

12 high fashion items that double as Halloween costumes

My Little Pony<p>1 / 12<p>Moschino My Little Pony Swimsuit ($371.15), at <b>brownsfashion.com</b>.<p>Spider Web<p>2 / 12<p>Marco de Vincenzo Spider Web Mules ($566), at</b> …

My Little Pony

Andrea Lynn Beck's Good Morning, Canada selected for TD Grade One Book Giveaway

<i>Good Morning, Canada</i>, the latest picture book by Toronto-based children’s author and illustrator Andrea Lynn Beck, has been selected by TD for its …

Canada

LORINC: Does the new TCHC fire safety plan go far enough?

In the days and weeks following the Grenfell high rise fire disaster in London, U.K. last June, thousands of Toronto apartment dwellers placed …

Fire Safety

Only the Lonely: Tips On How to Overcome Social Isolation

More Canadians than ever are living alone, and many feel rejected and unloved. Here are some ways to help. More Canadians than ever are living alone. …

Mental Health

Readers Digest Canada Sweepstakes 100K Winner, 2017

Take this position during labour and you may have a more natural vaginal birth

Photo: iStockphoto<p>Attention moms-to-be mulling over <b>labour positions</b> for the big day: You might want to try lying down on your side to lower your …

Pregnancy

Native Shoes

As warm weather approaches, footwear company Native Shoes asks, “Have you gone outside lately?” The brand’s new spring/summer 2014 campaign, created …

Shoes

5 Famous Ghost Stories with Totally Logical Explanations

1 of 7<p>Photo: AIP Kobal Rex/Shutterstock<p>The Amityville Horror house<p>Although the cover of <i>The Amityville Horror</i> says it’s <b>based on a true story</b>, most of …

Ghost Stories

The Porcupine’s Quill

Big news, Quill fans! We’re pleased and excited to share the news that PQL author, editor, and all-around awesome Quill friend Tom Smart will become …

Books

Book Links: George Saunders wins Man Booker; J.K. Rowling is Europe's highest-paid celebrity

U.S. author George Saunders wins the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Lincoln in the Bardo. (BBC) Mystery of missing books at New Zealand library is solved. …

J. K. Rowling

Beyond the umbrella: 8 pieces of rain gear to embrace the outdoors when it’s wet

Autumn rain is upon us, which means it’s time to dig through your storage room and pull out your umbrellas, gumboots, and big yellow raincoats. But …

Cottages

Inside the Erdem x H&M launch party

Last night, Erdem and H&M hosted an eccentric and lavish house party in Beverly Hills to fete their collaboration. Here's what you need to know.<p>The …

H&M

This Italian Architect's 'Pinecone' Should Be a Laneway House in Strathcona

With our city now so laughably unaffordable, thousands of Vancouverites are stuck imagining wonderful homes instead of living in them. Spaced is a …

Architecture

What We Know About Glioblastoma, The Brain Cancer That Ended Gord Downie's Life

Canadian rocker Gord Downie faced a highly complex form of brain cancer, but recent advancements in the treatment have provided a better quality of …

Cancer

The Porcupine’s Quill | Book Listing | The Essential Earle Birney

<b>The Essential Earle Birney</b> <i>by</i> <i>Earle Birney and Jim Johnstone</i><p><i>The Essential Earle Birney</i> presents a wide-ranging selection of the celebrated Canadian …

Poetry

This video of a moose taking on a wolf will have you on the edge of your seat

Out in the Canadian wilderness, animals spend every day fighting for survival. Their lives are full of drama, suspense, and conflict, most of which …

Cottages

Bottle Club

<b>Bottle Club</b> | <i>societal phenomenon</i>, <i>historical</i> | Prior to 1954 all Vancouver cabarets and nightclubs operated as “bottle clubs”. They sold ice and soft …

This new way to fight cancer is changing everything

Photo: iStockphoto<p>Having a child diagnosed with cancer is <b>every parents’ worst nightmare</b>, but researchers are continually developing smarter tools to …

Cancer

"We are not alone. Not for one second.": A powerful miscarriage PSA

In July of this year, <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>‘s <b>Melissa Rauch announced she was pregnant</b>—but she was terrified, because the last time she was expecting, <b>she</b> …

The Big Bang Theory

Scientists may have found a cause—and a cure—for dyslexia

Photo: iStockphoto<p>French researchers believe they have discovered a possible cause—and even treatment—for dyslexia.<p>Dyslexia is a learning disability …

NYC is going “Amazon orange” tonight in an embarrassing attempt to win HQ2

Tomorrow is the deadline for cities to pitch Amazon to be considered for the company’s second headquarters. And local officials are bending over backward (or perhaps just bending over) to show the company just how much they want to be its new home.<p>It turns out New York City is not going to be …

Empire State Building

Mason jar fairy light lanterns | Is it OK to bring your dog to someone else's cottage? | 15 reasons fall is better than summer

Our weekly stories from the water's edge.<p>Make these Mason jar fairy light lanterns and experience the magic of fall<p>Is it OK to bring your dog to …

Oh my gourd! You've gotta see this cheeky new Instagram trend

This super cute Instagram trend is giving a whole new meaning to the word bumpkin!<p>Parents are getting in the spirit of the <b>fall season</b> by painting …

Cute

Yves Saint Laurent Museum Marrakech

Imagine living in a black-and-white world and then suddenly discovering colour. Life turns from dull to electric, with bright blues and yellows and …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Kaylin & Hobbs Pickles

Chris Hobson and Scott Kaylin are really proud of the time they made a woman cry.Don’t worry—they were tears of joy. And they were all because of a …

Harry Potter: A History of Magic at the British Library

Twenty years ago, readers of all ages were first introduced to the Boy Who Lived on the doorstep of Number Four, Privet Drive. Since then, devoted …

Harry Potter

Hauntingly Beautiful: 20 Shots That Showcase the Spooky Side of Canada

Photo: Sheri Sanders<p>Calm Before the Storm<p>This lightning storm looks positively frightening! <b>October’s “Spooky” Theme Pic Challenge</b> inspired Sheri …

British Columbia

Justin Trudeau Pays Tearful Tribute to Gord Downie - Everything Zoomer - Boomers with Zip

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Gord Downie embrace before the Tragically Hip's final concert in Kingston, Ont., in August, 2016. Photo courtesy of …

Canada