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    How to Eat Ants

    How to Eat Ants

    You eat honey, don’t you? That’s basically bee vomit. And yet, people are still wary of eating insects. Go figure. Actually, anyone who eats processed food in North America consumes, on average, 500 grams of insects every year. It’s permissible as long as the amount doesn’t compromise the quality of the food. We know, right? Since you’re eating them anyway, why not make like some of the world’s top chefs and celebrate insects as the delicious source of nutrition they are? Here’s how to eat ants.

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    Exercise in Your Hotel Room

    How to Exercise in Your Hotel Room

    It can be hard to keep up with your regular fitness routine on the road, but these exercises (25 repetitions each) will keep you in tip-top shape without ever leaving your room. Here’s how to exercise in your hotel room.

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    How to Hire a Contractor

    While you may fancy yourself a regular Bob Vila, when it comes down to it you probably don’t have the time (or, frankly, the expertise) to undertake a big job. We spoke with handyman extraordinaire Mike Holmes to get the lowdown on how to hire a contractor, haggling and getting the results you want.

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    How to Do A Burnout

    Learning how to incinerate tires in a blaze of glorious smoke is not something they teach you in driver’s ed. But it is essential automotive knowledge, akin to driving stick, mastering heel-and-toe or planning the perfect road trip. Of course, the usual disclaimers apply: practice only on a closed course and at your own risk.

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    Three Ski Destinations That Haven’t Been Ruined by Tourists

    Life’s too short to deal with mountaintop traffic jams and selfie-snapping sightseers on your ski trip. Here are three hidden slope sanctuaries that have managed to remain untainted by bumper-to-bumper commercialization. The three best ski hills you’ve never heard of.

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    How To Get More Likes on Instagram

    How to get more likes on Instagram. Win at social media with these easy tips.

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    How to Automate Your House

    We haven’t quite reached the Jetsons’ level of the fully automated home, but we’re getting there. “The Internet of Things” is more than just a fancy way of saying you can check what’s in your fridge from your tablet while sitting on the couch; it’s a new wave of enabling devices to actually learn how you live, then intelligently cater their behaviour to suit you. Here’s our round-up of technologies that promise to wirelessly provide domestic bliss.

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    How to Cook the Perfect Turkey

    When done right, turkey can be richly flavourful, succulent, pleasantly fatty and a grand centrepiece to a festive table. Abide by a few reliable rules to ensure yours is the best your in-laws have ever had.

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