Winter got you thinking of Florida property? As I discovered, you better watch out for mould, hurricanes — and Palmetto bugs

Winter got you thinking of Florida property? As I discovered, you better watch out for mould, hurricanes — and Palmetto bugs

All it takes is one big snowstorm! After last week’s winter blast, I received several emails asking about the financial implications of buying a Florida property. My advice was to be cautious. I owned property in the Sunshine State for several years. It’s great to have somewhere to retreat to from the ice and snow […]

Would social media be better if we paid for it?

Would social media be better if we paid for it?

Information wants to be free — that’s a founding premise of the internet. Arguably, it’s also at the root of some of the internet’s greatest flaws. So, would paying for services like Facebook and Google, or their equivalents, make for a better experience? Maybe — but only if people would actually be willing to do so. As […]

Better Business Bureau posts consumer alert for FlightHub, JustFly due to pattern of complaints

Better Business Bureau posts consumer alert for FlightHub, JustFly due to pattern of complaints

Following a CBC News story about two customer complaints involving FlightHub, several readers wrote in detailing their gripes with the online travel agency.  “I fear I’ll never get my money back,” wrote Derek Losier of Niagara Falls, Ont. He said that more than a month after he complained to the agency, he was still waiting for a refund for two […]

5 ideas to fight climate change through better land use

5 ideas to fight climate change through better land use

Growing more crops in the shade of the forest, fertilizing crops with charcoal, and using trade policies to ensure imported food is grown without damaging landscapes and widening deserts overseas are some of the ways we can fight climate change by using land more sustainably, says the co-author of a new UN-backed climate report. “I […]

AI could better predict climate change impacts, some experts believe

AI could better predict climate change impacts, some experts believe

All signs point toward a future affected by climate change.  From higher temperatures to droughts and more extreme weather, experts are searching for ways to sustain our growing population, as well as our planet.  Some analysts say machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) offer promising strategies to respond to the effects of climate change.  AI can work faster than a human being, can […]

Better lawns and gardens: Creating an environmentally friendly yard

Better lawns and gardens: Creating an environmentally friendly yard

Hello, people! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) This week: The green grass of home: How to grow an ‘alternative’ lawn (Taylor Logan/CBC) For many people, their lawn is a […]

People with Depression or Bipolar Disorder Want Better Treatment and Care

People with Depression or Bipolar Disorder Want Better Treatment and Care

An overwhelming majority of people with depression or bipolar disorder wants better treatment options and care, according to a first-of-its-kind survey by The Milken Institute. The Milken Institute, one of two collaborators with 23andMe’s Depression and Bipolar Study, began the survey last year of more than 6,405 individuals who reported experiencing one or both of […]

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