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With the warm weather finally upon us, many travellers are looking to shed those cumbersome layers and book a last-minute escape. But which destinations are worth travelling to in the Springtime? We've put together the top nine destinations that are at their most beautiful during Spring. From bustling metropolises to sandy beach locales, these are the must-visit cities to visit around the world before the Summer tourist crowd hits!
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Winter is finally behind us and we're excited to finally say goodbye to hearty comfort foods and lighten up our menus with some fresh Spring Salads. So we're thrilled that National Salad Month takes place in May. Let's give our ovens a rest and celebrate with these sensational recipes.
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If your goal is to grow a successful vegetable garden in your backyard, these handy vegetable-specific gardening tips, presented in partnership with PRO-MIX, will help you get the most bountiful crop you’ve ever seen.
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Six of the most popular, eye-pleasing flower breeds to consider planting, presented in partnership with PRO-MIX.
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Mosquito bites are a part of Canadian living. Usually, the only consequence of an unwanted invasion is an itchy welt. However, over the last decade, the consequences have become significantly greater due to the emergence of several viruses.
While spring is a welcome change from the drudgery of winter, it comes with its own challenges for many: allergies. Sneezing, runny noses and watery eyes are not only annoying, they can be extremely disruptive to one's daily life and can go on for months. So what causes these irritating symptoms?
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With winter firmly in the rearview mirror, it's time to make sure your vehicle is ready for the summer roads ahead because chances are your car is feeling a bit sluggish. Every May is Car Care Month i...
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It's hard to resist the siren song of spring fashion. Suddenly clothes are bright and light again after a long, drab winter. But with all the new styles to choose from, how do you know which trend is best, and how can you afford what you want?
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How to create a year-round herb garden. From the AOL Partner Studio
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Known as sakura in Japanese, the cherry blossom is a symbol of renewal and hope. And while Japan might be world renowned for this beautiful bud, cherry blossom trees can be found all over in the world.
Here are five ways to get the best results, presented in partnership with PRO-MIX, another key ingredient to your healthy lawn.
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Easter is just around the corner which, for me, always makes it really feel like spring! All of the pastel colors, the memories of Easter egg hunts out in the grass on a sunny spring morning... I love...
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Spring has sprung. Not only can you feel it in the air, but also as the days get longer and the sun shines brighter. And with the arrival of spring, it's a great time to do some spring cleaning, not just in our houses, but also our diets. If you indulged a little too much over the winter on rich comfort foods, use this time to switch to something a bit lighter and heart-healthy.
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From fashion to home décor pastels are quickly becoming the colour focus for spring style. Designers took notice when soft hues, rose quartz and serenity, were named by Pantone for the colours of 2016. From these light and youthful shades, designers have seemed to rediscover pastels. Here are some easy and chic ways to incorporate this "new" look into your wardrobe and home.
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Spring has sprung, and while spring season is normally an occasion to celebrate, with days growing longer, weather getting warmer and real estate heading into busy season, everything feels a little different this year. Canada's real estate markets are dealing with myriad of issues.
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Have you started your spring cleaning yet? This is the perfect opportunity to set aside time to clean up both your kitchen and your diet. Here are some easy ideas to declutter, get organized, and re-energize with nutrient-dense healthy choices to keep you in tip-top shape this spring.
Especially you, Western Canada.
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With the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available this season, we are embracing the bright and colourful options that await us at the market. Delicious and packed with flavour, we look forward to filling our carts with crisp asparagus, ripe avocado, sweet pineapple and leafy greens, to name a few.
Spring has long been associated with the start of renovation season. Perhaps it's the warm weather that's stirring your inner do-it-yourselfer. Or, maybe, it's Canada's rising home prices that are the real wake-up call. And it's not just the price of the homes themselves that's increasing.
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AccuWeather predicts that western Canada will see great conditions for skiing.
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Get excited for the hot weather coming our way!
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Despite popular perception, allergies are not always benign. Symptoms such as a sneezing, a runny and stuffy nose, and itchy eyes can prevent a good night's sleep, resulting in fatigue and reduced productivity at school and work. These symptoms may also keep you hiding indoors, removing the 'spring' in spring!
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To match your summery outfits!
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Did you know that hair gel attracts pollen? Hair enthusiasts who suffer from seasonal allergies should stay away from sticky hair products and wash your hair as soon as you get home. The best way to avoid allergy aggravation is to inform yourself about the different strategies (and interesting tips) available to you.
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Gone are the days of a pale pink polish with a pristine white tip.
Household safety is especially important when it comes to seniors, who unfortunately experience many of their injuries within the home. Factors like declining vision, hearing loss and worsening bone density make injuries from minor trips and falls more likely.
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Menswear is all about building a closet with investment pieces and less about trendy items. Look for top styles that are bold in colour and cuts, and don't be shy to wear pieces with prints, as this will show your innate fashion sense.
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All you need are two polishes and a bit of tape!
All you need is two polishes and a dotting tool!
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A story that always struck me growing up was that of my great-grandmother Florence Crofts whose mother died when she was just five. She was sent to live with her grandparents at Windwhistle Farm in Grassmoor, a little village close to Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England.
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As the days were getting longer, my kids' bedtime was getting later. "But the sun's still out!" was the complaint, so a few extra minutes here and there, what could it hurt? Oh... it hurt. A few days of later bedtimes resulted in cranky, tired, whiny kids. No amount of sun and exercise is worth that.
The start of spring is a time for renewal, and for most people it inspires a reignited focus on their health and well-being. With rising temperatures and more hours of sunlight, we're more motivated to get moving and focus on getting healthy. Getting back to basics may not sound revolutionary, but simple changes to our diet and exercise routines can make a big difference. Here are four ways that will help you to eat smart and get in shape this spring: