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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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    How to Buy a Last-Minute Gift

    So you forgot to go shopping. Steady on—it’s not too late to fix this. Read on for safe last-minute gifts to get the three most important(ish) people in your life.

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    How to Dry Age Meat at Home

    When beef is dry aged, it’s subject to a bunch of science—enzymes break down tissue, bacteria grows, fat oxidizes and moisture departs—but all you really need to know is that it gets more tender and flavourful. It’s what makes the 40-day aged ribeye at your favourite steakhouse so much better than the one you get from your supermarket’s butcher counter. Here’s how to DIY:

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    How to Give a Back Massage

    The advantages to being able to give a good massage are obvious. The disadvantages? Well, worst case scenario you might be forced into becoming her personal masseuse. We sussed out Toronto Four Seasons Spa Director and Massage Therapist Carlos Calvo Rodriguez to find out how to give her a massage to remember.

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    How to Open a Bottle of Wine without a Corkscrew

    Yes, it most certainly is possible and no, it doesn’t require a rock.

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    Quick and Easy Dog Food

    Seeing as you take the time to make yourself look and feel your best it’s only fair that you treat your best friend the same way. With this easy recipe for homemade dog chow, you’ll know exactly what your pet is munching on and not have to worry about nasty preservatives. The only thing is, […]

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    How to Get More Bang for Your Travel Buck

    From exclusive access to great entertainment to flexible flying options, American Express’ new AIR MILES Reserve Card offers the discerning gentleman everything he’s ever wanted from a travel experience.

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    The Only Five Exercises You Need This Winter

    Sure, you can sign up for one of those fancy new fitness regimens with a cool sounding name, but you don’t need to. These old-school workouts will get the job done, all without leaving the house.

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