Most of our physical needs will change over time. Adapting one’s home to improve its accessibility and comfort for the future is a smart investment. Rethinking the main rooms in your home can also make life easier for people with mobility or other limitations.
Gardening and homesteading, in general, have exploded in popularity in the past few years. Container gardening works for most people wanting to grow flowers, herbs, and vegetables because you don't need a sprawling yard. You can plant in pots and enjoy the blossoms and the bounty. Here's how to repurpose items into unique, sustainable garden containers.
A car accident — even a minor fender bender — can damage many parts of your vehicle. You may already know that if your airbag deploys, you can't just cram it back in and call it a day — you need a new one. But did you know that experts also recommend you inspect and replace other components, too? Here's what you should get checked on your vehicle after a crash.
One person's trash can be another person's construction material, as innovative companies worldwide find a way to divert tonnes of waste from the landfill. With a bit of ingenuity and some out-of-the-box thinking, items that would have been dumped and forgotten have found new life as insulation, flooring, walls, and more. We gathered some of the most incredible ways these environment-driven makers have reimagined discarded waste into valuable resources.
With online shopping at an all-time high ever since the pandemic first appeared, 'porch pirates' – people who swipe packages from people's balconies – have been very busy. A recent study by C+R Research found that 43 percent of Americans reported a stolen package in 2020. That's an increase of seven percent from the year before.
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Lab-based in-person learning provides essential training in observation, problem-solving and critical thinking, but the pandemic made it difficult to provide these valuable hands-on courses for students. Knowing how important these skills are, a group of professors found an innovative workaround: Laboratory boot camp.
Adopting a zero-waste lifestyle helps pave the way to a greener future. Here's how to get started.
Cancer doesn’t care that COVID-19 has swept through our lives and the healthcare system. While this relentless disease affects people we love every day, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) hasn’t stopped helping the additional victims of the pandemic: people battling cancer.
By the time a potential customer reaches out to you, they've likely already researched several companies. Your business faces competition right from the start, so how do you edge out multiple competitors and close the sale? In many cases, these efforts hinge on a fast response to lead management.
"Speed to lead" statistics indicate that the more quickly you reply to an inquiry, the better your chances are of transforming a potential customer into a sale. Wait too long, and you risk losing the sale.
For the longest time, buyers looking for a secondary residence followed the same basic path: Host or visit a multitude of open houses, go back to see properties that seemed interesting and then take some time to think about it before making an offer to purchase. Then the coronavirus came, accelerating the landscape shift of the real estate industry.
It can be a physically and emotionally exhausting experience to move your parent to assisted living. Here’s how to prepare the house, your parent, and yourself for this journey.
When it’s time to consider moving your parent out of their beloved home, there’s so much to do and think about. Sorting through decades of family history and handling the cleaning, packing, and paperwork can be difficult. Here's how to prepare.
Maybe you just purchased a home from sellers who were cigarette smokers, or you're thinking about it. Or, you're a smoker wanting to put your house on the market. In all these cases, you probably want to get rid of any smoke damage.
When a cigarette burns, it releases smoke molecules wrapped in tiny amounts of oil and tar. These particles then stick to surfaces, leaving stained, stinky remnants behind. Removing this damage takes time, effort, and cash. Here's what you need to know.