Lifestyle (Canada)

7 Books to Gift the Avid Reader In Your Life

‘Tis the season to gift all your friends books. That’s what Christmas is all about, right? But say you have this friend who’s read <i>every</i> book<i></i> you’ve …

Books

Oh, come on! A new study says ”man flu” is real

Photo: iStockphoto<p>Ladies, it’s time we talk about an important and tragic illness that often strikes at this time of year: man flu. We may roll our …

Health

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About "The Godfather" | Reader's Digest

Photo: Amazon.ca<p><b>1. Marlon Brando Used Cue Cards</b><p>Brando insisted that reading his lines during the take increased his spontaneity and made his lines …

Sofia Coppola

This year's hottest holiday gifts, according to Toronto retailers

For anyone prone to wandering aimlessly around the mall at this time of the year, it’s helpful to know exactly what the cool kids and trendy adults …

The Porcupine’s Quill

If you follow us at all, you’ll know that we’re pretty stoked about the art of wood engraving. We’ve published a slew of wordless novels celebrating …

Porcupine

This mom totally won Elf on the Shelf while also escaping her nightly duties

Photo: Christy Heins via Facebook<p>Ah, Elf on the Shelf. It can be a magical tradition for some families. But for others, moving Elfie every night can …

Christmas

How Kate Middleton is dressing the bump the third time round

Royal Family

Video captures whales swimming beneath spectacular Northern Lights display

Seeing humpback whales up close in their natural habitat is always breathtaking, but as a video taken in Norway this week shows, seeing them under …

Cottages

Secret Code customizable children's book to encourage women in tech, science and engineering

Mara Lecocq was six years old when her father taught her to take apart a CPU. She got her first book about coding at the age 12. This was in 1995 …

This magical daycare in Alberta is straight out of a fairytale

Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson<p>Once upon a time, in a <b>town north of Edmonton</b>, there was a man who dreamed of building something magical.<p>After …

This tiny cottage on wheels has a two-person sauna inside

The best thing about this tiny house is undoubtedly the two-person sauna inside. While the bathroom generally isn’t the focus of most mobile homes, …

Cottages

Award-Winning PiDGiN Reveals Menu for Seven Course New Year's Eve Feast

The GOODS from Pidgin<p><b>Vancouver, BC</b> | The stress of the holidays is behind you; no more presents to buy, no obligatory family get togethers, just …

Restaurants

How to stop the holidays from screwing up your kid’s sleep

Photo: iStockphoto<p>If there’s one thing parents love to talk about, it’s sleep. How little they’re getting. What strategies they’re trying. Who woke …

Sleep

Instagram’s Favorite New Yorker Cartoons of 2017

What makes a cartoon good is a highly mysterious alchemy of image and (often) word, for which there is no working recipe. Like a good bagel, you know it when you’ve got it, and you aspire to accept no substitutes (unless you’re desperate and in an airport). While we all know it’s the copepods—tiny …

What Happens When a Math Major Becomes a Book Designer

When I was 21, I became obsessed with a thought. Or, I suppose, it was really more of a feeling. I had entered my penultimate semester at Hamilton …

Hidekazu Tojo

Pierre and Justin Trudeau. Morgan Freeman. Tori Spelling. Neil Diamond, Mike Weir, Steven Seagal. Justin Timberlake.It is a hodgepodge of famous …

Japan

Vancouver's Ultimate Coffee/Work Spots, Mapped & Ranked by Our Highly Caffeinated Readers

We’ve mapped out and expanded Scout’s existing list of Vancouver’s most work-friendly coffee establishments. We’re doing this for three reasons: 1.) …

Vancouver

The Third Person

A short story, by its nature, doesn’t start at the beginning, and doesn’t finish at the end. Rather, it parachutes the reader into the middle of a …

Canadian Literature

Drumroll, please! The city with the most expensive daycare in Canada is...

Photo: iStockPhoto<p>When my husband, Blaine, and I decided that we were ready to start a family, we were still on the fence over whether we’d have two …

Greater Toronto Area

Meet the 2017 Jane Jacobs Prize winners

<b>The Jane Jacobs Prize</b> is an annual award, presented by <i>Spacing</i>, that celebrates individuals who contribute to the fabric of Toronto life in unique …

Jane Jacobs

Chevron Legacy Fuel Barge

Chances are, if you’ve ever walked the Coal Harbour waterfront, you’ve noticed the Chevron Legacy fuel barge. The floating gas station has been a …

Oil

2017 Books of the Year: reviewers' picks

<b>Next Year, for Sure</b> <br>Zoey Leigh Peterson<br>Doubleday Canada<br>The narrative style of <i>Next Year, for Sure</i> – told in the present tense with short sentences – …

Books

5 Things To Do with Candy Canes

Photo: Shutterstock<p>New Uses for Candy Canes: Make Candy Cane Vodka<p>Make your martini North Pole-style by mixing up some candy cane flavoured vodka. …

Christmas

LORINC: Sidewalk Labs has hit a roadblock

The City of Toronto last week clearly signaled to Waterfront Toronto (WT) that the tripartite development agency drastically overstepped its mandate …

Smart Cities

The best gifts for the coffee lovers in your life

Sometimes a product comes along to fill a need in your life that you didn't know existed, and this is one: It's a travel French press, which means …

Coffee

Toronto Chocolatier David Chow

Toronto chocolatier David Chow’s chocolates come in colours befitting a Dali canvas and designs evocative of Jackson Pollack’s work, but Chow himself …

Your All-Book Holiday Décor

The holidays are a time of gatherings, parties, family and community. Which means, for me, it’s a time of lots and lots of reading for alone time to …

Christmas

2017 Books of the Year: Hollywood joins Deborah Ellis's fight to create stories that make a difference

Deborah Ellis doesn’t have WiFi at home. When the author needs to check her email, she walks to her local library, in Simcoe, Ontario, and when it’s …

Angelina Jolie

20 sweet recipes to up your holiday baking game

Grab the kids and an apron and get started on your holiday baking with these great recipes.<p>20view slideshowPhotos<p><b>Read more:</b> <b><br>The ultimate holiday meal:</b> …

Recipes

Henry Singer Eighth Avenue Place, Calgary

The late Henry Singer remains an iconic Albertan. A community builder, civil rights advocate, broadcaster, and jazz aficionado who believed that …