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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.
A tipsy Santa Claus is coming to town

A tipsy Santa Claus is coming to town

Red-suited revellers descend on cities around the world

When wishes fall on deaf ears

It's not possible for Katie Jackson to be any more clear about what she wants for Christmas. It's the same thing she has asked for three years running: a dog. But not just any dog.

See dermatologist for rosacea remedy

Dear doctors: My father and I have rosacea. I have it worse. I get acne on my face, along with redness, and now I have scarring. I never had acne when growing up. I was diagnosed three years ago with rosacea.
Couples marrying by the numbers

Couples marrying by the numbers

This Wednesday marks 12th day of 12th month of 12th year

Cookbook features columnist's top recipes over the past 10 years

Apot of pheasant stock is simmering in Eric Akis's kitchen - a sign that everything is as it should be. "I always say nothing's better than a house with a pot of soup cooking on the stove or something in the oven," the food writer says.