Most wished-for books this Christmas? Colouring books, for adults

Most wished-for books this Christmas? Colouring books, for adults

Adult colouring books top Amazon Canada’s ‘most wished for’ list Nov. 5, 2015 If you have not yet broken out the pencil crayons, this may be the moment. Adult colouring books, already jumping off store shelves across Canada, made up nine of the top 10 “most wished for” books on Amazon.ca this week, and six of the top 10 bestsellers. Not bestselling art books, or bestselling activity books, but bestselling books, period. Now blockbuster franchises — like Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and Dr. Who — are publishing colouring books before Christmas. And though claims of relaxation and stress-reduction have met with some backlash, a psychologist says there may be good reasons behind the colouring trend. Read the full story on CBC...
Why celery is eating up more of your salary

Why celery is eating up more of your salary

Fresh vegetable prices rising, with B.C. leading country Oct. 29. 2015 Behold the humble celery: so often slathered with Cheez Whiz or chopped into tuna salad, so seldom revered on its own. Yet last year, the price of a kilo of crispy stalks went up a whopping 19 per cent, according to Statistics Canada, the highest year-over-year increase in the basket of retail food prices tracked by the agency. Celery’s ascent is the tip of a larger trend. Fresh vegetable prices rose 11.5 per cent across Canada last year — much faster than meat, which increased 4.4 per cent. Read the full story on CBC...