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Pet presents go from scraps to apps

A holiday present for Fido or Fluffy used to be an extra table scrap or a new squeeze toy. But as with gifts for their human counterparts, pet presents are becoming increasingly high-tech.

Condo Smarts: Highly charged parking issue for strata council

Dear Condo Smarts: We have just purchased an electric vehicle. We live in a mid-sized condo in Victoria that was constructed in the early 1980s.
What would I do? NYPD officer's generous act inspires talk about a daily urban dilemma

What would I do? NYPD officer's generous act inspires talk about a daily urban dilemma

During her two decades living in Houston, Caroline Oliver, like any urban dweller, frequently encountered people in the streets asking for money. She struggled with how to respond. She wanted to help, but in a useful way.
Top chefs get on board with girl's call for gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven

Top chefs get on board with girl's call for gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Some well-known male chefs are getting behind a New Jersey girl's call for Hasbro to make a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven.
A clatter arose over new 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' that leaves Santa tobacco free

A clatter arose over new 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' that leaves Santa tobacco free

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Santa has kicked the habit in time for Christmas. No, not the sugar plum habit, or his fur-wearing habit, or his penchant for romping recklessly around open flame.
From turntable to coffee table: Turn vintage holiday records into coasters

From turntable to coffee table: Turn vintage holiday records into coasters

Forget Bing Crosby's classic "White Christmas." For me, Christmastime will forever be evoked by David Cassidy crooning "My Christmas Card to You," and I still have the 1972 Partridge Family holiday record album to prove it.
The glow of artificial trees can be mimicked by some of nature's own

The glow of artificial trees can be mimicked by some of nature's own

Some artificial Christmas trees glow cheerily even without lights: The branches themselves softly glow, fading on and off in different colours at the tips.
Gifts for pets follow human trend toward the high-tech: appliances, exercise equipment, apps

Gifts for pets follow human trend toward the high-tech: appliances, exercise equipment, apps

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A holiday present for Fido or Fluffy used to be an extra table scrap or a new squeeze toy. But as with gifts for their human counterparts, pet presents are becoming increasingly high-tech.

Knee replacement surgery linked to obesity

Being overweight is known to increase the risk of needing a knee replacement, but a new study finds that knee replacement surgery may also raise a person's risk of gaining weight, according to a U.S. study.

Volunteering

Developing World Connections has sent almost 2,000 volunteers to work on sustainable projects in 13 developing nations around the world since 2005.