How I discovered radon in my home and mitigated it

Radon exposure takes the lives of eight Canadians every day

How I discovered radon in my home and mitigated itOne hates to be part of a statistic, but it seems like I’m one of the 94 per cent of people who had no idea that a silent killer was lurking in my home. It’s radon, which takes the lives of eight Canadians each day. Imagine my surprise when I learned that the Edmonton home…

The myths and misconceptions surrounding radon

Radon can become a risk to the health of you and your family

The myths and misconceptions surrounding radonNovember is National Radon Action Month in Canada. Many people don’t know that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Listed below are some myths and misconceptions about radon, a radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rock and can become a risk to your and your family’s…

Radon: the silent killer lurking in your home

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer

Radon: the silent killer lurking in your homeWhen we think of a tasteless, odourless, invisible killer potentially lurking in our homes, carbon monoxide (CO) immediately comes to mind. What’s beyond our radar, however, is radon. In Canada, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, next to smoking, and the number one cause of cancer in non-smokers. While carbon monoxide poisonings…

Dyson Supersonic provides the ultimate hair drying experience

Dry your hair fast but without that overpowering heat that can irritate your scalp and damage your hair

Dyson Supersonic provides the ultimate hair drying experienceWhether you’ve just handed over a fortune to your hairdresser or constantly striving to look well-groomed, you’ve likely wondered whether all that pampering, particularly the drying part, is playing havoc on your oh-so-precious head of hair. If that’s the case, you might want to gift yourself – or others – the ultimate grooming gadget for…

Fitbit Charge 5 kicks health and wellness up a notch

Fitness trackers have come a long way since the pedometer

Fitbit Charge 5 kicks health and wellness up a notchIf you’ve been seriously thinking about trading in your wristwatch for a health and fitness tracker, then the latest Fitbit Charge 5 is the one to take along for the ride. The Fitbit Charge 5 keeps a pulse on your stress, heart health, typical daily activities and overall well-being regardless of your age or daily…

Try Nightbuds Earbuds for a good night’s sleep

Fully functional but, unlike other earbuds, Kokoon Nightbuds Earbuds are smart and designed for sleep time

Try Nightbuds Earbuds for a good night’s sleepTrying to get a good night’s sleep is something many people continually strive to achieve. For Tim Antos, his work-related insomnia was so severe he required the services of a sleep clinic. Realizing this was not accessible or convenient for everyone, he and a fellow engineer devised a sleep solution. The result is the Nightbuds…

Top Gun: Maverick fills the “Need for Speed”

The sequel does not disappoint

Top Gun: Maverick fills the “Need for Speed”Thirty-six years and some things pretty much remain the same. That can also be said of Tom Cruise, a.k.a Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Cruise, who turns 60 in July, still has that youthful look and is still up to his same tricks as the courageous and cocky test pilot persona reclaiming the top role in the…

Last minute gift ideas for dad and grads

Here are a few ideas that will put a smile on your dad, or grad's, face

Last minute gift ideas for dad and gradsWant to find a gift for the special dad or grad? Even better, how about one that can be shared with the entire family to keep everyone happy and help stretch the home budget? Here are a few ideas that might just fit the bill. Make dads and grads look good Any dad or grad…

Cleave keyboard offers accurate and effortless use

The Truly Ergonomic Keyboard allows you to maximize your typing with less fatigue and strain

Cleave keyboard offers accurate and effortless useDo you seem to forever live behind your keyboard and, more often than not, it’s a painful experience? You might want to give the Truly Ergonomic Keyboard from Cleave a try. It’s designed to allow you to maximize your typing with less fatigue and strain on your hands while improving your posture. The standard keyboard…
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