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13 Grilling Mistakes That Could Make You Sick

Summer doesn’t officially start until your first barbecue. Keep everyone safe and healthy with these grilling guidelines. Keep Grilling Season Fun and Healthy Grilling is one of Canada’s favorite pastimes, with more than 70 percent of Canadians owning a grill or a smoker. As beloved as a summer cookout may ...

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29 Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe and Healthy This Summer

You know not to leave him in the car while you run to the bank — but do you know how to quickly check for dehydration? Courtesy of Juliana Labianca Updated: Jun. 08, 2020 1 / 29 NAZAR-SKLADANYI/SHUTTERSTOCK Remember this Hydration Test To quickly test your dog’s hydration, pull up the skin ...

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10 Family Camping Games to Play This Summer

These family camping games make the great outdoors even more fun. Courtesy of Julia K. Porter WAVEBREAKMEDIA/SHUTTERSTOCK Whether you’re roughing it in a tent or lounging in a camper (like me!), take advantage of the time to play fun family camping games. I asked friends for their top recommendations. Going camping ...

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Home Maintenance Tips for the Summer Season

Father’s Day signifies summer is here! So here are my top tips to get you ready for summer.   1 of 17 Ensure all air vents are clean and uncluttered In keeping with maintaining proper air flow throughout your home, it’s important to make sure all air vents and returns ...

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Beware of Phishing Emails

What is Phishing?  Phishing is a cyber attack that uses disguised email as a weapon. The goal is to trick the email recipient into believing that the message is something they want or need — a request from their bank, for instance, or a note from someone in their company — and to click a ...

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Protect Against Email and Computer Viruses

Protect Yourself and Your Devices Today we use internet-connected devices in all aspects of our lives. We go online to search for information, shop, bank, do homework, play games, and stay in touch with family and friends through social networking. As a result, our devices contain a wealth of personal ...

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Home Maintenance Tips for the Spring Season

These jobs are best done during warm months, so make them part of your regular spring home maintenance routine. 1 of 16 Clean air conditioner condensers and evaporators A little sweat equity now will help both your wallet and your comfort level later when summer’s heat sets in. Most of ...

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Home Maintenance Tips for the Winter Season

Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to prepare your home for cold weather. These steps, most of which you can do yourself, will help lower your utility bills and protect your investment. 1 of 16 Tune up your heating system Preventative maintenance is the single most important factor ...

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Year-Round Home Maintenance Checklist

Don’t be caught off-guard! Maintaining your home is much easier than paying for big repairs. Look through this home maintenance checklist to make sure you’re staying on top of properly caring for your home.   1 of 21 Install / Replace Smoke Detectors Going without smoke detectors on every floor ...

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Home Maintenance Tips for the Fall Season

Getting your home in shape for cooler months isn’t rocket science. Set aside some time now to complete these simple tasks so you can rest easy, knowing you’re prepared. 1 of 15 Three easy winterization steps for your lawn mower Before your mower hibernates for the winter, take a few ...

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