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Enter a child’s room in a city at war

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has launched an augmented reality application that immerses you in the reality of war through the eyes of a child.

Max the dog to the rescue

Guy Lozeau will never forget the night of October 11, 2011. He remembers pushing away his dog Max, who was desperately trying to wake him up. Thick black smoke was already filling the apartment, but the hum from the air conditioning was covering up the sound of the smoke detectors.

How to host the perfect dinner party without power

I live in the countryside where power outage happens quite often, especially in wintertime. I love to have friends and family over; actually this house is made to throw dinner parties! So when I invite people over, I don’t want an annoying power outage to force me to cancel at the last minute! Here are a few tips for an unforgettable party without power. 

The use of social media in crisis and the new Facebook crisis centre

With social media being such an important part of our daily lives, it comes as no surprise that these tools are becoming an important source of information during crises such as earthquakes, hurricanes and other emergencies.
 

Fall survival guide

Fall – a time for apple-picking and breath-taking foliage. It’s also the season where a lot of us feel our energy levels drop as the sun sets earlier and earlier. Here are a few tips to get through fall relatively painlessly!

10 things your child needs to know for Halloween

While little monsters are gearing up for their big night out in costume, here are 10 safety tips to ensure they get home hassle-free after trick-or-treating. There's certainly nothing to fear from vampires and witches, but the risk of your child getting burned, injured or lost is real.
 

Eight first aid tips for runners

Up until I discovered trail running about six months ago, I hated running. Of course, going downhill around roots and rocks increases your chances of tripping, but I love the challenge that this kind of intense concentration requires. Whether you run on pavement or far from civilization, here are a few first aid tips to keep you safe.

Myth busting: Should you really pee on a jellyfish sting?

Planning to go to the beach this summer? If you happen to cross paths with an angry jellyfish and you get stung, please know that there is no need to embarrass yourself by asking a friend to pee on your wound. 

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