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Cacti are hardy, but they still need care

Cacti are hardy, but they still need care

The cactus story is one of endurance and adaption – a tale of victory over hot, dry and hostile environments. So given that these plants are so darned tough, one would think that growing cactus inside our homes would be a piece of cake.
Some ways to relieve the menopause blues

Some ways to relieve the menopause blues

Treatment and Prevention: Because each woman's experience with menopause is unique, treatment depends on the symptoms that are most bothersome. 1.
Vintage Canuck TV revived; Christmas gets colourful

Vintage Canuck TV revived; Christmas gets colourful

Certain American shows, such as M*A*S*H, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Star Trek and Seinfeld seem to run forever. Canadian TV shows, on the other hand, seem to have as much shelf life as the average loaf of bread.
Caregiver Christmas may require some changes

Caregiver Christmas may require some changes

Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring – not even a mouse …”.
There's no way around it – 'the change' will come

There's no way around it – 'the change' will come

There is no way to avoid it – if you're a woman of a certain age, menopause will occur. This month we'll look at what menopause is, and next month, some way to treat this inevitable condition.
Brie adds flare to holiday table

Brie adds flare to holiday table

Brie with Cranberry Chutney is a stylish party snack that's great served with a plate of assorted crackers. It's a warm, gooey alternative to a cold cheese plate, and the cranberries in the chutney bring holiday flair to the table.
Nothing says Christmas like a poinsettia

Nothing says Christmas like a poinsettia

Does the poinsettia really need an introduction? I mean, the only plant that is more famous than the poinsettia during the Christmas season is the iconic Christmas tree.
CBC heats up as the weather cools with 2 new shows

CBC heats up as the weather cools with 2 new shows

Here are four new, very different shows that are late starters in the fall TV ratings race: Frankie Drake Mysteries (Monday, Nov. 6, CBC).
'Sensitive plant' truly lives up to its name

'Sensitive plant' truly lives up to its name

'Pet' plants are grown for a number of reasons. It could be that one person just loves to grow a particularly beautiful and rare orchid, while another has a special bond with an heirloom cactus that has been passed down from generation to generation.
Vive la poutine! Here's how to make your own

Vive la poutine! Here's how to make your own

Turn a Quebec comfort food classic into a rich potato side dish.
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