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10 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Piece of Land

Everything you need to know before you purchase a plot of land.


The Most Important Invention the Year You Were Born

It’s hard to imagine a time when these things didn’t exist…but it wasn’t all that long ago! The post The Most Important Invention the Year You Were Born appeared first on Reader's Digest.


The Best Books on Empowerment, Diversity and Being a Decent Human Being for Kids

If you’re looking to spread holiday cheer this season, while also raising awareness, a book can be the gift that keeps on giving. To help round out that special someone’s library (or even your own), here is our selection of books about diversity that help empower and raise awareness that it’s OK to be different. […] The post The Best Books on Empowerment, Diversity and Being a Decent Human Being for Kids appeared first on Slice.


30 Small-Scale Christmas Dinner Ideas

Skipping the massive ham this year? Try these small-scale Christmas dinner ideas instead. The post 30 Small-Scale Christmas Dinner Ideas appeared first on Reader's Digest.


TikTok’s Notorious Cree Is Here to Teach You a Thing or Two


Did You Forget Something? These 28 Gifts Can Be at Your Door Faster Than You Can Blink

Look, we know we were supposed to have been holiday shopping in November, but sometimes life happens.


Stray Puppy Runs After Car Demanding To Be Rescued

Valia Orfanidou was driving down a country road in rural Greece when a small black and white puppy jumped out of the bushes and started running behind her car. Watching him in the rearview mirror, Orfanidou could tell the little dog was intent on following her. YouTube/The Orphan Pet “My thoughts were, ‘Oh no, another one,’” Orfanidou told The Dodo. “Greece has about 3 to 5 million stray dogs. The streets here are like an open-admission shelter...


BTS Demonstrate How to Stay Warm This Winter in the Campaign For Fila's Project 7

To say BTS have been busy this year would be a vast understatement.


Marijuana vs Alcohol: What’s Healthier for Us?

At the end of a long day or when it’s the weekend and you just want to chill out with some friends, is it better to sip on a yummy cocktail or to practice some deep breathing with a little kush? As it turns out, alcohol and cannabis both come with their health pros and […] The post Marijuana vs Alcohol: What’s Healthier for Us? appeared first on Slice.


Hospital Dog Gets The Cutest Name Tag To Prove He's Officially Staff

Walk into any hospital, and you might find a therapy dog visiting with a patient. But who comforts the staff? That’s where Shiloh steps in. The 3-year-old golden retriever has an official name tag and a uniform just like the rest of the hospital staff — but his job, through the program Buckeye Paws, is to support the doctors and nurses working in the high-trauma areas of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. My hospital hired an...


The Best Staycation Hotels in Vancouver


These Morganite Engagement Rings Are Stunning — & Lily Collins-Approved

This story was originally published on September 24, 2020. In September, Lily Collins took to Instagram to announce her engagement to Charlie McDowell, the film director who Collins has been dating since last summer. “I’ve been waiting my lifetime for you and I can’t wait to spend our lifetime together,” the Emily In Paris star wrote alongside a three-part slideshow of the proposal, which, it appears, McDowell performed mid-hike. The third photo...


Charles and Camilla: Their love story secrets

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, lovers since the 1970s, had to wait 35 years before openly displaying their affection for one another. Scandals, loveless marriages, divorces, adultery: the lives of Britain's Royal Family never cease to fascinate and surprise. Let's relive a half-century of forbidden love between Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.


Fashion Brands Are Going “Carbon Neutral”—But What Does That Mean?


From The Montreal Massacre To The Van Attack—Why Can’t We Say ‘Misogyny’?


3 Easy Holiday Nail Art Ideas To Try At Home


White Winter Parkas for the Win

White outerwear is so big this season, even ELLE Canada's fashion squad is ditching the darker palette parkas to dabble in the dazzling department.


I Tried The ‘Cake Boss’ Vending Machine And This Is My Honest Opinion

Have you tried the rainbow cake?


'Everything really does change': Prince Harry opens up about how fatherhood is connected to his environmentalism

"What is the point in bringing a new person into this world when they get to your age and it's on fire?" he asked.


How Much Should You *Really* Spend On A Winter Coat?


The Best Jewelry On The Internet Is Hiding In Plain Sight On Etsy

Great news: jewelry buying season is here! The holidays are the perfect time to up the sparkle ante, whether you’re gifting that hard-to-shop-for special someone or stocking up on treat-yourself bling for yourself. These days, new and affordable accessorizing options seem to proliferate on a daily basis, but we’ve got to admit that our jewelry-shopping habits haven’t changed much in the past decade or so: after 14 years in the game, Etsy is...


Ryan Reynolds and Taylor Swift Team Up for 2020 Match Ad and We’re Here for It

Dear singles (who have been looking), we know that many of you were thinking “2020 is the year” when it came to finding that “special person.” And then, of course, the pandemic happened. A lockdown does nothing for your dating game — we get it. Well, Match.com is letting you know why 2020 isn’t your […] The post Ryan Reynolds and Taylor Swift Team Up for 2020 Match Ad and We’re Here for It appeared first on Slice.


How To Put Together A Stylish Bar Cart


Gwen Stefani Stuns in 2 Extravagant Dresses at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Gwen Stefani joined Dolly Parton and Kelly Clarkson to welcome the festive season at the Christmas in Rockefeller Center tree lighting concert on Wednesday Dec.


Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla to spend Christmas at Highgrove House

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall will see the Queen and Prince Philip 'at some point' over the holidays, a report says.


Naomi Osaka Serves High-Fashion Realness With a New Strathberry Bag Collection

Naomi Osaka's latest serve doesn't involve a tennis ball or racquet, but it's definitely earned an ace in our eyes.


30 DIY Beauty Gifts That'll Turn Your Home Into Santa's Workshop

'Tis the season to give the most thoughtful, creative, and curated gifts of the year, but it doesn't have to break the budget.


What The Demise Of Topshop Means To Me & Other Millennials

Topshop, one of the buzziest stores of the last decade, has become the latest COVID casualty — and the one that hurts the most. This week, it was announced that the besieged Arcadia group, which also owns Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, Miss Selfridge, and Burton, had gone into administration, putting 13,000 jobs at risk. A decade ago, the idea that Topshop, the jewel in Arcadia’s crown, could be on the brink of collapse would have been unimaginable....


10 Binge-Worthy British Mysteries On Netflix Right Now


26 Subscription Gifts That Are Actually Thoughtful


Canada’s Most Popular Dog Names in 2020

Move over, “Fido”! When choosing names for their new furry friends, Canadian dog owners took inspiration from some truly original sources this year. The post Canada’s Most Popular Dog Names in 2020 appeared first on Reader's Digest.


Holiday Health Tips For COVID-19 Fatigue

If COVID fatigue has made exhaustion your constant companion, you’ll need to be on-guard for feeling worse during the holiday season. Although vaccine hopes have lifted spirits, the pandemic continues to take a mental health toll on stressed Canadians; a recent poll found that half of Canadians are fed up with the restrictive lifestyles we’ve endured. Some people may despair at the predictions that 2022 will be the year the world finally gets...


Dogs Destroy Tree So Many Times Mom Has To Set Up A ‘Force Field’

Brenda Hofstad Hughes Scoop, Zoey, Chloe and Chancey Boy are all rescues who absolutely adore their mom. They all came from shelters, and all have a little bit of separation anxiety because they just love their new life and family so much. “Whenever I leave the house, they tear up whatever they can get a hold of, and when I’m home … I’M their comfort zone,” Brenda Hofstad Hughes, the dogs’ mom, told The Dodo. “They all LOVE people (except the...


You Can Now Get LCBO Orders Delivered To Your Door In Less Than An Hour In Toronto

You can order beer, wine and spirits. 🍷


How to Nail the ‘Euphoria’ Look with Trop Belle’s 15 Product Picks

Want to try that “Euphoria” look but feeling intimidated or not sure where to start? Trop Belle shares her step-by-step walk-through and a rundown of the products you’ll need. For your face: Prime your whole face first: Sephora.ca Lay the foundation: Juviasplace.com Related: Skincare products you need, by skin type. Conceal the […] The post How to Nail the ‘Euphoria’ Look with Trop Belle’s 15 Product Picks appeared first on Slice.


Ryan Reynolds Teams Up With SickKids To Light 20-Foot Festive Sweater

Ryan Reynolds’ Christmas sweater is getting immortalized in LED light-form in support of SickKids. Reynolds is uniting once again with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in hopes of raising money to help children in Toronto and across Canada. RELATED: Ryan Reynolds Shares First Look At Vancouver Filmed ‘The Adam Project’ Puppies. Ugly Sweaters. An


Carole Middleton opens up about family Christmas Eve traditions and shares tips for celebrating the holidays amid COVID-19

“Christmas Eve has always been a special occasion for my family."


We’re Calling It — Sweater Vests Are Officially Back

At this point, it shouldn't surprise you that dad trends are on the rise. Last year, we saw Hawaiian shirts, chunky sneakers, and Bermuda shorts — all of which were previously considered "lame" — make an appearance on the runways at fashion week and the street style parade outside. But the trend didn't stop there. The latest dad-inspired silhouette to get the style treatment? Sweater vests. From Louis Vuitton and Coach to Tory Burch and The Row,...


Of All the Sweatpants I Own, This Is the $24 Pair I Can't Stop Wearing

I own more sweatpants than I'd like to admit.


Signs Your Dog Needs Affection | Reader's Digest Canada

Does your pooch need another smooch? Here’s how to tell—and how to demonstrate your love and devotion. The post 8 Signs Your Dog Needs Affection appeared first on Reader's Digest.


This New Skin-Care Brand Talked to 6K Teens Before Launching, and Everything Is Under $20

I see a lot of new brand launches land in my inbox, but an email about a new skin-care line called Bubble that was designed for teenage skin, with the help of teens, really piqued my interest.


What Is Deadnaming and Why Is It Harmful?


Get Your Holiday Shopping Done With These Black-Owned Jewelry Brands

In Black culture, the significance of jewelry runs deep. Whether it’s larger-than-life hoops, liquid gold Cuban links, and vivacious rings complementing our outfits or intricately hand-beaded necklaces, vibrant Fulani earrings, and elegant gemstones adorning our skin, the symbolism is there. So, needless to say, these valuable, artisan-made jewels are the perfect gift to give this year if you’re dying to let someone know, “Hey, you mean a lot to...


The Best Tips for Putting Up Outdoor Christmas Lights

This year, elevate your house to "oooh and ahhh" status with the best outdoor Christmas lights. The post The Best Tips for Putting Up Outdoor Christmas Lights appeared first on Reader's Digest.


Coach's Holiday Campaign Stars Paris Hilton and Old School Instant Messenger - So Yeah, That's Hot

Coach tapped Paris Hilton and fashion house muses Rickey Thompson and Kim Petras to star in the holiday campaign for its Swinger bag, which is an archival silhouette revived.


Self-Care vs. Self-Soothing: Knowing the Difference Could Save Your Mental Health

In times of distress, we are often advised to take a break, create some space, and indulge in activities and rituals that bring us back to something resembling homeostasis. I regret to inform you that guzzling wine, binge-watching Dawson’s Creek, splurging at Sephora, and snorting lines of Cheetos dust in your Lulus is not self-care. […] The post Self-Care vs. Self-Soothing: Knowing the Difference Could Save Your Mental Health appeared first on...


Bill Nye Explains How Masks Work In Hilarious TikTok Video

Bill Nye is reminding us all about the importance of wearing masks as the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. The TV science educator known as Bill Nye the Science Guy took to TikTok to simplify the science behind wearing face coverings. RELATED: Bill Nye Dances Down The Catwalk At New York Fashion Week


These Queen’s Gambit-Inspired Gifts Are Basically Checkmate

It would be difficult for a Succession-inspired gift to appear under my tree on Christmas Day. It’s my favorite show, but the Most Succession Gift I could receive would be a gorgeous townhouse on Billionaire’s Row, where I would then host and torment my immediate family. Or a helicopter. But those simply won’t fit under my tree. Luckily, The Queen’s Gambit, my favorite show of 2020 — and likely yours, too — offers many more realistic holiday...


Celebrity-Approved Subscription Boxes To Gift Your Pop Culture-Obsessed Friends

Ordering and receiving items in the mail, whether you're splurging on something special or just saving yourself a trip to Target, has been one of the greatest simple luxuries of 2020. It's also why now, more than ever, a subscription box is the perfect gift for a friend who could use a bimonthly or seasonal pick-me-up. And if the friend in question covets all things endorsed by celebrities, they'll love a surprise box of treats curated by a...


These Virtual Holiday Markets Are Perfect For Gift Shopping