Buying a home is a big decision, a personal one, and a serious one financially. Purchasing real estate is a complex and major transaction with many details to be handled, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Working togeth
(Theatre Direct/Tarragon) — Canadian author Deborah Ellis never holds back when it comes to telling stories of children living in difficult times in turbulent places. Her stories are hard to hear, but they should be told. This t
Modern medicine has virtually wiped out the illnesses and health risks our parents worried about such smallbox, polio, and measles. But we are currently facing another serious health problem that cannot be cured with vaccinations. Ch
The Canadian climate is tough enough on grownups' skin, let alone the tender skin of young babes. Here are some tips on protecting your baby's skin at a time of year when "dry skin" takes on a whole new meaning.
Vacations are meant to give us a break from the usual routine, a chance to recharge and reconnect with our family. While we crave rest and relaxation, a destination vacation should be all about discoveries. So as tourists we are
What would you say if you heard that 30 per cent of youth, aged 12 to 21, say they rarely or never participate in organized sport during the school year? This is according to an Ipsos-Reid poll conducted in 2003,
The next best thing to being able to play golf is a making the rounds at the Toronto Star Golf & Travel Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, February 29-March 2. In its 19th year, this is an event
For all of us who need a break, we’re finally getting one in the form of a day off on Monday, February 18. Family Day is our brand new statutory holiday granted by the Government of Ontario. Our wish for
The cream always rises to the top and when you incorporate it into your favourite homemade fudge you could have the recipe for some really great prizes. The search is on for the family with the most fantastic fudge in
All of us want at least two things from our investments: a good financial return and a degree of security. But an increasing number of us are also after investments that are ethical. However, ethical investing is in the eye
Here is a mouth-watering recipe for Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s for the special someone in your life, or a sweet treat for the kids or for the folks at work, this chocolate recipe will add a sweet touch to anyone’s
Magic of Madrid (Orchestra Toronto) — If you feel you’re not exposing the family enough to dance, Orchestra Toronto’s February presentation of the music and movement of Madrid may be the answer. Featuring da
Canada’s Arctic has been much in the news over the past months. With global warming radically changing the north, here are books that remind us of how things used to be.
In Arctic Adventures: Tales from the Lives of Inu
The buzzword for success in today’s secondary schools, colleges, universities, and the workplace is teamwork. The idea is if a group collectively tackles a problem the results will outstrip what could be achieved by an individual alone.