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Month: January 2019

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In today’s connected world it can feel difficult to disengage. An endless stream of emails, posts, tweets, likes, comments and pictures keeps us constantly plugged into modern life. But in Japan half a million people live as modern-day hermits. They are known as hikikomori – recluses who withdraw from all social contact and often don’t leave their […]

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The bathroom is the one room in your house that really needs to work. It’s also the least glamorous repair jobs imaginable though they can have a huge impact on your wallet if you neglect simple maintenance. If you get in the habit of doing these five oft-neglected repairs, you’ll thankfully run into less unwanted surprises. Loose […]

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At some point in the future, Prince George will be the King of England, but for now, Duchess Kate Middleton and Prince William’s eldest child is content to play with his siblings and wave shyly to the press when he’s out and about with his parents. When he’s not at home or traveling the world on royal […]

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The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) is just about the largest tech show on the planet. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people gather in Las Vegas to experience the latest technologies and innovations across a number of sectors. It’s fitting that the event takes place in early January, as it often acts as a predictor […]

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Under-the-Bed Storage Neat, right? Measure the underside of your bed, head to the thrift store, and find a basic book shelf that would fit if it was on its back. Paint it, add wheels on each corner, and then you’ll have an under the bed organization on wheels. S-Hooks to Hang Purses A clever idea […]

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Seniors at the Bridges Community Living Centre, formerly known as the Piper Creek Foundation, have a freshly painted dining room thanks to volunteers from local branches of Sherwin-Williams. “It’s just another example of the community coming together to support low-income seniors’ housing in Red Deer,” said Community Living’s Executive Director Geoff Olson. “We were overwhelmed […]

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Society is a fickle beast, while oversharing pictures of our lives on social media, we are keen to have the chance to retreat to our personal planets of solitude when the chance arrives. Yet our solitude is far from cavernous, we crave and pay dearly for great expanses of glass, for doors and windows that […]

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ASUS Lyra Voice Alexa Router Speaker With 8W drivers and Alexa voice control, the ASUS Lyra is an impressive smart speaker. But that’s not all this device can do. Thanks to AiMesh technology, Lyra can actually help to spread Wi-Fi around your house. It’s basically a portable router. ASUS Lyra is a smart speaker and a router […]

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If you were to identify the happiest couples that you know, you would be surprised to discover that conflict and disagreements occur, even in the happiest of unions. The truth of the matter is that conflict is part and parcel of the fabric of marriage and relationships. In other words, it is very normal to […]