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Sharon Stone sells L.A. compound for $6.5M

Actress Sharon Stone has sold a seven-bedroom compound in the Beverly Crest area for $6.575 million. The buyer is producer Lili Zanuck, widow of film producer Richard Zanuck.

Keep reed diffusers out of children's hands

Health Canada warns of dangers if kids ingest the scented oils

Condo Smarts: How to ensure gas lines are kept in good repair

Dear Condo Smarts: A few weeks ago, you wrote an article about who was responsible for the water delivery lines in townhouse units.

Startling garden tip: Compost benefits from a little widdle

There have been plenty of folks snickering about this front-page story from The Chapel Hills News: "CARRBORO - Roy Mars was peeing in his compost last weekend - it adds nitrogen - when he looked up and saw something streak across the sky.
DIY decor, presents are back in vogue, thanks to Pinterest

DIY decor, presents are back in vogue, thanks to Pinterest

With budgets getting tighter, Canadians find outlet in crafting

Charcuterie and cheese plate 101

A charcuterie and cheese plate is a no-cook appetizer that's perfect when you're pressed for time. Simply shop, plate, then sit back, relax and enjoy a festive bevvie while your guests graze. Tips: ? The more meat you offer, the more people will eat.
Tea and sensibility served here

Tea and sensibility served here

Beverage expert blends business with her passion for Jane Austen

Warring frypans: One family's search for peace

Ours is a two-frypan family. (I use the term "family" loosely: we are me, my co-chef and co-writer, Chris, and Harry the dog. And Harry really isn't into frypan issues except at clean-up time).
Stocking stuffers to please the foodie in the family

Stocking stuffers to please the foodie in the family

These stocking stuffers will please the foodie in the family

See a pharmacist before you mix or crush drugs

Dear doctors: A friend of mine has a son who has always had trouble taking pills. To allow him to take his meds, his mom dissolves any pills in water, and then he can drink them with no problem.
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