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The 10 Rules of Holiday Gift Giving Etiquette

Thanksgiving is over and the holiday shopping season is in full swing. Buying all those gifts for everyone on your list can get expensive and overwhelming. How much do you spend? Do you have to buy for absolutely everyone? Is it alright to re-gift? What if you don’t know what to get them?

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Get a handle on it Eco-Friendly Toothbrushes

Most toothbrushes sold today are made partly or entirely of plastic. There are alternatives however to plastic however including compostable, recyclable (or made with recycled materials), and those with replaceable heads.

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Mother Earth News Almanac: A Guide for All Seasons by Mother Earth News | Book Review

A compendium of homespun wisdom, tips and ideas from the renowned self-sufficiency magazine.

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50 Bars to Blow Your Mind | Book Review

Plan a trip based on bars? It just may be the way to go.

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Homemade Wheat Germ Moisturizing Cream

Wheat germ oil is full of antioxidant vitamin E and is terrific at delivering moisture to parched skin. Rose water and rose essence give this cream a pretty floral scent.

Make Your Own Terrarium

Make your desk a little prettier, boost your spirits and get an extra dose of oxygen with a portable mini-garden beloved of the Victorians.

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A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago | Book Review

This book provides insight into the fascinating life of the 477 species of birds of the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago.

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Travel in the Social Media Age | Editors Letter Fall 2016

What does travel look like in the era of social media? Does it mean we travel more deeply, with greater insights into the destination? Or are we now merely skimming the surface?

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Pay Dirt How Gardening Can Ease Stress

Looking for a way to lower stress, keep active and boost your mood? You may just find it by digging in the dirt!

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Simple Ways to Beat Stress at Home and at Work

Stress is an inevitable part of life. Knowing the triggers and how to respond can lead to greater happiness. We asked Beverly D. Flaxington a career coach, author of Self-Talk for a Calmer You or Make Your Shift, and expert on human behaviour, how we can manage stress anywhere, anytime.