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Pots and perches to show off your houseplants in style

Pots and perches to show off your houseplants in style

Houseplants have been keeping a lot of us company during the pandemic, and the good news is there's a plant for any home, big or small, well-lit or not. There's also a virtual jungle of stylish containers in which to show them off.
Review: TV star Bertinelli pens compelling 'Enough Already'

Review: TV star Bertinelli pens compelling 'Enough Already'

“Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today” by Valerie Bertinelli (Mariner Books) Valerie Bertinelli has been in the public eye for going on a half-century.
Stationery maker Bic to buy Toronto temporary tattoo company for US$65 million

Stationery maker Bic to buy Toronto temporary tattoo company for US$65 million

TORONTO — Bic is buying Inkbox, a Toronto-based temporary tattoo company, for US$65 million. The stationery and shaver giant says Inkbox will broaden its portfolio, which already includes BodyMark temporary tattoo markers.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 23-29

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 23-29

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 23-29: Jan. 23: Actor Chita Rivera is 89. Actor-director Lou Antonio (“Cool Hand Luke”) is 88. Jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton is 79. Actor Gil Gerard is 79. Singer Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters is 74.
'This Is Us,' 'black-ish' salutes set for Paley TV festival

'This Is Us,' 'black-ish' salutes set for Paley TV festival

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “This Is Us,” “black-ish” and “Better Call Saul” are among the shows to be saluted at the Paley Center for Media’s annual TV festival, returning to live events after two years of pandemic-caused virtual editions.
CMHC says annual pace of housing starts fell in December, down 22% from November

CMHC says annual pace of housing starts fell in December, down 22% from November

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of housing starts in December fell 22 per cent when compared with November.

Millennial Money: What to do if you buy now, can't pay later

Buy now, pay later” can be a convenient payment method. But if you don’t factor the recurring payments into your budget, it can get messy. This is especially true if you’re juggling multiple buy now, pay later plans on top of other debts.
Sen. Tim Scott memoir 'America' coming out in August

Sen. Tim Scott memoir 'America' coming out in August

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Tim Scott has a memoir out this summer that he says will explain the two words that have shaped his life: hope and redemption.
Satellite photos show aftermath of Abu Dhabi oil site attack

Satellite photos show aftermath of Abu Dhabi oil site attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday appear to show the aftermath of a fatal attack on an oil facility in the capital of the United Arab Emirates claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Free e-book previews new Bissinger, Hamid and other works

NEW YORK (AP) — A free e-book compilation includes excerpts from upcoming novels by Geraldine Brooks, Karen Jay Fowler and Mohsin Hamid among others.