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Score a Tillandsia for the Holidays! (Garden Talk)

Question:  My family and friends long ago learned they will receive plants from me to mark special occasions, holidays, and the like.  Having gifted these gardeners by choice or by

A swimmy-headed start to Christmas

The unconditional outpouring of kindness and concern was refreshingly sweet. Like the baby sent to take away our pain and shame, God's love can sooth the most troubled of hearts.

Amazon's holiday deals are just getting started — here's everything that's

To help make your holiday shopping as efficient and cost-effective as possible, Amazon has reintroduced its 12 days of deals.

Holiday-mailing deadlines 2017: Dates to know (and avoid) plus tips

Here's what to know about holiday mailing deadlines and tips for packages to arrive on time in December 2017, plus how to how to write Santa and more.

Big, modern estate in Richfield asks $1.024 million: Akron House of the Week

The colonial-style home, built in 2007, comes with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms (five full). Covering 6,800 square feet, the home is listed for $1,024,000.

Doc: Using red yeast rice and statin not recommended

Like any natural product, the amount of the active compound varies

Abby: Only child feels parents’ pressure

He always feels like he’s disappointing them because they never give him any words of encouragement

Why it's okay to ditch The Elf on the Shelf

He may be only about 10 centimetres high, but The Elf on the Shelf sure carries a lot of controversy around with him.

Be a better (karaoke) singer by never singing these ten songs

Anyone who’s embarrassed themselves at karaoke knows there are certain songs that should be avoided. CTVNews.ca spoke with two vocal experts to identify 10 tunes that should be on

School's out forever: How to avoid RESP penalties if your child quits university

Parents may dream of giving their children the best possible post-secondary education by setting up an RESP account, but if your son or daughter decides school is no longer in the

Ex-etiquette: Skip the ‘memory lane’ talk

Discussing past intimacies with your ex stirs up emotions that could get you into trouble

Abby: Best friend’s shadow proves difficult to escape

Old habits hold me back from making friends, and romantic interests still disappear when I introduce them to my friend

I plan to propose … eventually. How do I let my girlfriend know I’m just not

My girlfriend and I talk about getting married, but I just don’t feel like it’s the time yet to propose. Should I just tell her straight up it's not going to happen this season?

Is it wise to embark on a long-distance relationship?

I’m contemplating a long-distance relationship with a guy I met at an event through an organization we’re both part of.

Avoiding the in-laws isn’t possible when they move across the street

You can imagine my panic when I learned my parents-in-law are moving across the street from us.

Holiday time presents challenges for couple

Dear Amy: I am separated from my husband of less than a year.

7 insider tips on how to buy wine smarter

For the novice, choosing a bottle of wine can feel like a game of Eeny, Meany, Miny, Moe. So many bottles. Add to that feeling judged by our choices, and it’s

Be a better wine taster: Here's your new favorite workout in 5 steps

Some people say they don’t like wine because “it tastes like it smells.” That’s a surprisingly astute observation. Flavor is the sum of all the sensations we

7 tips to keep in mind when giving a gift of wine

Being a good guest means never showing up empty-handed. Here are a few wine guidelines and shopping tips to remember if you’re planning to gift your host with a

Last-minute gift ideas for the photo buff in your life

Although Christmas is almost upon us, there's no need to panic when it comes to those last-minute gifts for the photographer or videographer in your life. Skip

DIY: Make a holiday 'photo booth'

The family's home for the holidays -- aunts, grandparents and even long-lost Cousin Bob are in town, in the house, and settling in for gift exchanges or fun

Set the scene for your season's memories

With extended families gathered together, twinkling lights, glittering gifts and lavish meals, the Christmas season is festooned with photo opportunities. So

Late edition: 5 things to know on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

A Conservative MP gets booted from the House of Commons floor for heckling, a notorious B.C. killer is granted day parole, and new questions have been raised over second-hand

5 things to know on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

Insults and barbs are ramping up in the House of Commons over Finance Minister Bill Morneau, with the federal Conservatives calling for his resignation. Plus in news out of the art

'Tis the season: Christmas lighting tips from the experts

With Christmas less than a month away, experts are urging zealous decorators to take care when putting up holiday lights this season.

Late edition: 5 things to know on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

Michael Flynn pleads guilty to the FBI, Quebec’s face-coverings ban challenged by judge, and a sweeping stretch of untouched land in Yukon gets legal protection. Plus, Neil Young

5 things to know on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially engaged, after months of speculation. Plus, from the world of Canadian sports, the Toronto Argonauts are your newest Grey Cup

We know more details about the final GOP tax bill — thanks to a lobbyist who

Sen. Claire McCaskill tweeted a picture of so far unreleased Republican amendments that she received from a lobbyist rather than the GOP.

Americans are feeling better about their money today than a decade ago — but

Americans' optimism comes at at time when the US economy continues to grow and stocks continue to soar.

A brutal new analysis shows the GOP tax bill would do little for US economic

The Tax Policy Center found that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would only boost US GDP by 0.7% in 2018, much less than Republicans promised.

2 holdout GOP senators may've just put the tax bill over the top

Republican Sens. Ron Johnson and Steve Daines on Friday said they would support the GOP tax bill, possibly giving it enough votes to pass.

THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY EXPLAINED: The Trends Creating New Winners And Losers In

In a new 2017 report, BI Intelligence explores the digital payments ecosystem today, its growth drivers, and where the industry is headed.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z bought an $88 million house — here's why their $52 million

The billion-dollar couple's monthly mortgage payment is 95 times as much as the average American's.

People in Norway pay the most for a haircut — here's how much a trim costs in

If you're searching for a good deal on your next trim, avoid getting a haircut in Geneva or Zurich.

16 ways you're wasting resources and money every day without realizing it

We all know that humans generate a lot of waste every year, but how are each of us? And which simple habits could we change to make an impact without much...

5 healthy food gifts for the holidays

It’s tempting to gift baked goods and candies, but the calories of all those hostess gifts and stocking stuffers add up.

Park sketching, acupuncture and lots of dancing: How Cherry Blossom Creative’s

Her day ends with a dancing double feature: 5Rhythms and Tropicalia.

When healing’s needed, seek out these immunity-boosting foods

Whether you’re recovering from surgery or just trying to get through the winter healthfully, what you eat matters.

How Etsy's revolution has become a 'cautionary tale of capitalism'

Etsy's founders believed in its business model, but once it went public, it was treated like any other company traded on the stock market.