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How To Set A Formal Dinner Table | Joy D'Souza | December 10, 2014 | Canada Living
Formal dinner parties can be scary. Whether you're hosting or attending a formal dinner party stacks of plates and utensils can be intimidating at first glance. In the video above, Martha Stewart explains how to perfectly set a formal dinner table. A perfect table setting follows the course structure for...

Never Have Cold Gravy Again With This Clever Tip | Joy D'Souza | December 10, 2014 | Canada Living
Gravy makes nearly every part of a holiday meal better. But often, when preparing a big dinner, you want to get the juice ready beforehand, and traditional gravy boats don't always keep it warm. America's Test Kitchen has a great solution to this problem: Use an insulated coffee carafe instead....

Harvard Prof Pulls A Hissy Fit Over $4 Of Chinese Food | Joy D'Souza | December 10, 2014 | Canada Living
Ah, yes: There are few things quite as annoying as being ripped off at a restaurant. But one Boston Chinese food lover took things a little too far this weekend. According to, Harvard associate professor Ben Edelman was overcharged $4 at well-known mom-and-pop Chinese restaurant The Baldwin Bar on...

Jian Ghomeshi CBC Investigation Criticized Over Lack Of Protection

CP | Zi-Ann Lum | December 10, 2014 | Canada Business
TORONTO - Questions about the effectiveness of an investigation into the CBC's handling of the Jian Ghomeshi affair swirled Wednesday amid employee concerns about incriminating themselves.While senior managers defended the process as independent, the union said only a promise of immunity would allow all employees to speak freely to investigator...

Hormone treatment fails to heal traumatic brain injuries; studies found progesterone a dud

CP | CP | December 10, 2014 | Canada Style
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Giving people with fresh traumatic brain injuries the hormone progesterone does no good, two major studies have found. The results dash some high hopes for treating a problem that hits millions each year, from combat troops to car crash victims.Brain injuries account for more than 2 million hospitalizations or emergency...

Why You Should Think Twice About Bringing Your Phone To Bed

Future Starts Heres | Brian Trinh | December 10, 2014 | Canada Business
What happens in our brains when we’re daydreaming? This episode is a dream-like ride that explores the science behind why, as we rush into the future, it’s more important than ever to let our minds wander.

New Gardasil vaccine protects against additional 5 strains that cause cervical cancer

CP | CP | December 10, 2014 | Canada Style
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WASHINGTON - The drugmaker Merck & Co. Inc. has received approval for an updated version of its Gardasil vaccine that protects against an additional five strains of the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer.The Food and Drug Administration approved the company's Gardasil 9, which protects against nine strains...

This Helicopter Pilot Is Your Ticket To Skating Heaven (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | December 10, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
It's good to have friends. Especially when they have helicopters and will fly you to the mountains to skate on frozen lakes. Bradley Friesen is one such friend. He has been a helicopter pilot for almost 25 years, and often takes passengers to find remote — and spectacular...

Pet Gift Ideas: What To Buy Your Dogs And Cats For Christmas

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | December 10, 2014 | Canada Living
Just when you think you couldn't give your dog or cat any more love, Christmas comes around, and you realize there's a whole new way to demonstrate your affection. Let's face it — there are few people as deserving of presents in your life as your adorable pet, thanks...

'Diner en Blanc' comes to Miami for 1,000 in white; location secret till last minute

CP | CP | December 10, 2014 | Canada Style
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - In less than an hour, a public park in South Beach was transformed into an elegant picnic where the food was gourmet and the all-white dress code was strictly enforced.Miami Beach is the latest city to join the international dining phenomenon known as "Diner en Blanc."Dinner...

Petition Calls To 'Remove The Selfish Yuppies From The City Of Vancouver'

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | December 10, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
The topic of homelessness is a hotly contested one in Vancouver, especially for those residing in the downtown core. Plans for two homeless shelters have been at the forefront of public meetings lately, and even prompted the North False Creek Business & Residents Association to start an

25 Christmas Dinner Recipe Ideas

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | December 10, 2014 | Canada Living
You may already be thinking about your Christmas dinner, especially if it's your job to come up with a menu this year. While you can play it safe with traditional dishes like turkey and roast beef, we have several recipes that may be a little out of the box....

Holiday etiquette: When is it OK to stop buying siblings' kids presents?

CP | CP | December 10, 2014 | Canada Style
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TORONTO - It's a discussion some families have in the lead-up to the holidays. Others avoid it because it can be awkward; everyone isn't always on the same page.But side-stepping dilemmas rarely solves them, so let's just put it out there. If you buy holiday gifts for the children in...

Season 1 home cooks return to compete on 'MasterChef Canada' holiday special

CP | CP | December 10, 2014 | Canada Style
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TORONTO - It's all about food, family and festive cooking in the "MasterChef Canada" kitchen — as well as giving back.The hit culinary competition is celebrating the yuletide season with the two-hour "MasterChef Canada: A Holiday Special," airing Monday at 8 p.m. on CTV. Four home cooks from Season 1...

Cagey canine eludes searchers for 5 months despite use of bacon, chicken, pet psychic

CP | CP | December 10, 2014 | Canada Style
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MONTPELIER, Vt. - Rotisserie chicken, bacon, dog toys, more than a dozen volunteers and even a psychic have not been enough to find Murphy, an elusive golden retriever whose owner's five-month search for the beloved animal has captivated one mountainous area of Vermont.Neighbours have pulled together to try to find...

Sheep Wearing A Christmas Sweater Found Wandering On City Street (VIDEO)

Emma Prestwich | December 10, 2014 | Canada Living
If you want to ensure your sheep is easy to find, put a Christmas sweater on him. An Omaha family is grateful this holiday season, after their missing sheep Gage was spotted wandering around the city's streets wearing a festive outfit. His owners believe Gage wandered off their property,...

Santa Photos: 28 Babies Terrified Of The Big Guy

Kristy Woudstra | December 10, 2014 | Canada Living
For many families, the annual photo with Santa is an important tradition. Some kids embrace visiting Santa right from the start, but others aren't too keen on the idea. Check out these babies we found on Reddit whose first encounter with Santa was a total fail.

How To Wrap Presents In 11 Seconds (VIDEO)

Arti Patel | December 10, 2014 | Canada Living
It's the hack of all holiday hacks, a simple Christmas present wrapping technique that will save you loads of time (and tape). Posted on YouTube by Todd Tripp, the video from the Takashimaya Department Store in Japan shows us how to successfully wrap a present in under 15...

Christmas Hacks To Save The Holidays From 10 Different Disasters

Rebecca Zamon | December 10, 2014 | Canada Living
It's coming. Whether it's a fun little cocktail party or a great big Christmas feast, your holiday party is set to arrive any day now, and you — like all of us — could use some help. Charles MacPherson, who holds the rather rare title of "Canada's most famous butler,"...

10 Food That Naturally Boost Your Energy

Joy D'Souza | December 10, 2014 | Canada Living
The holidays are in full swing and with all the parties, shopping, cooking and planning, getting your usual eight hours of sleep a night might seem more like a luxury than a reality. No worries! There's a healthy way to boost your energy and it doesn't involve sugar crashes or...
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