Winter

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Why Some People Never Seem To Get Sick

Winter weather makes most of us apprehensive about getting a cold or the flu, and often enough those fears are justified. No matter how religiously we wash our hands, keep our distance from others who already have the sniffles, or try to fortify our immune system with extra doses of vitamins, it seems to be a losing battle year after year. Yet some folks never appear to get affected. They just sail through this treacherous season without a hitch. How do these lucky few do it?
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4 February Festivals To Watch Out For

February is one of the most trying months in the Great White North. The winter chill has fully settled in, and the warmer temperatures of spring are more than a month away. While many Canadians use this as a time to escape to the warmth of Florida, the Caribbean, or Mexico, others look within the country for winter carnivals, festivals, and other anticipated annual events. These four February festivals across Canada will encourage you to embrace the best of winter in the Great White North.
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Old Man Winter Slays Mayor Gregor's Green Vancouver

Winter has come to Mayor Gregor Robertson's Vancouver. And the city's lack of preparation has become its own sort of George R.R. Martin epic. The land is frozen under a thick layer of snow and ice. Travel has become treacherous. Hundreds swarmed local fire halls like white walkers, trying to get some free salt.
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Keep Your Home (And Family) Organized This Winter

The coats, snowsuits, boots and hats of an entire family can take up a lot of space, especially if you have an entryway that is on the small side. I recently had a reader send in some pictures if her organizing dilemma. She has a small vestibule, the closet feels messy and disorganized and the bench she designated as a place for people to sit and put on their shoes always has stuff piled on top and below. Here are the organizing tricks she gave me to get through the winter.