There’s nothing that scares me more than losing my hard-earned cash. The idea that I might be taken advantage of or that my money is somehow being wasted, well, that's more frightening than any Halloween story. Here are six money-suckers to avoid... More »Six spooky financial traps to avoid
Is buying an old car, albeit for a good price, really a good deal? Especially compared to the cost of public transport? More »Which costs more: driving an old car or taking public transit?
Birth order is thought to play a role as a determinant of future success. Most of the American presidents, for example, are firstborn or only sons. If science is to be believed, then the oldest children in a family gravitate more naturally toward leadership because of their increased responsibilities herding and corralling their younger siblings, and because they tend to be smarter than what comes after them — three IQ points smarter according to some studies. More »Are highly successful people all born in the same month?
For just one day a year, can we forget about being attractive? Sisters: so many of us spend our lives trying to perfect the subtle cues that render us appealing to the gender of our preference. From expensive, face-framing haircuts, to the perfectly pouty lip shades, to the hemline that will accentuate our positives…. Let's chuck it all out the window on Halloween! More »Why Sexy Costumes Ruin the Fun on Halloween
Don’t worry so much about whether you're being witty or charming. And don’t sweat the fact that you’re not looking your best before you meet your boyfriend’s grandmother or your sister’s boss for the first time. More »What really makes a great first impression (and it's not your hair)
Here are top tips from highly successful people on how you can improve your life and career. More »Eight secrets to success from highly effective people
Gretchen Rubin is the now-famous woman behind The Happiness Project blog, where she's tested an impressive number of happiness theories and come up with some interesting conclusions. I really like that she made a list of personal commandments, including let it go, act the way I want to feel, do it now, and enjoy the process. More »Be happier at home with five easy tips
Put your shopping savvy and purchasing power to profitable use. Here's how to grow your bank account with our fun and easy approach to playing the stock market More »Modern woman's guide to investing in the stock market
Actress Stacey Dash was attacked with negative tweets after voicing her support of Mitt Romney on Twitter over the weekend. Many comments were racially charged and others suggested the star of the 1990s hit 'Clueless' should just "kill herself." More »Stacey Dash Twitter Backlash After Voicing Support of Romney
Most of the home's living space in Taghkanic, N.Y., is hidden in below-ground pockets. More »A near-invisible multimillion-dollar glass home
I've seen quite a few projects online involving permanent markers and mugs. The idea couldn't be simpler to do. Just find yourself a template to work with, then get marker-happy on your mug. But before you get started, here are a few tips to keep in mind More »Five cool ways to decorate your mugs with a marker
When entertaining, make sure to create an ambiance that complements your menu — the easiest way to do that is with your centrepiece. Here are five inspiring ideas More »Five autumn-themed centrepieces for your Thanksgiving table
If home improvement is your passion, then there is a good chance that Hilary Farr is one of your favourite Canadian design experts. Farr, the “love it” portion of W Network’s Love It Or List It, makes it hard for homeowners to walk away from their home sweet homes... More »Hilary Farr from "Love It Or List It" on Transforming Your Home for $1,000
Napkin, fork, knife, plate, and mobile phone — it’s the 21st century’s place setting, where mobile phones are now as ubiquitous at the dinner table as pepper and salt. More »Do you have less friends because of your phone?
According to the Bank of Montreal, Canadians spend a whopping $3,720 on impulse purchases we think will make us feel better. More »How 'retail therapy' can cost you thousands a year
Outfitting old barns with hyper-modern design is a remodel favorite among wealthy Northeasterners. Let's face it, the tiny Long Island enclave known as the Hamptons would probably spontaneously combust if it weren't for an abundance of these sorts of homes. But elsewhere are more stunning examples of this design juxtaposition. More »Behold: 6 super-sleek homes made from old barns
Dazzle everyone with your winning personality and sparkling conversation. Judith Humphrey shows you how to work a room More »How to become a master networker: Five effective tips
The embargo — undone by freewheeling cable TV — against profanity in TV, films and public speech seems, like the memory of a commerce-free Sunday, a quaint artifact of a bygone era. Never mind Breaking Bad; walk by any elementary school yard at recess and you’ll hear the kind of language that once wouldn’t have been out of place on the docks in a major port of call. More »Swearing: Find out what it says about you
Are you the queen of the social media scene or mere spam in people’s feeds? If you answer yes to two or more of the following, you might be leaning toward the latter. Take this quiz and find out if you are an internet oversharer -- there might be time to change your ways before all your “adoring fans” unsubscribe from you! More »Reality Check: Are You One of Those Annoying People on Facebook and Twitter?