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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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    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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