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Five things

Killer kitties and other things you may have missed this week Add to ...

For many of us, Monday to Friday races by in a blur. We know it can be a struggle to delve beyond the big headlines and keep on top of all the interesting stories out there. We’re here to lend a hand: In case you didn’t see them the first time, a collection of stories you may have missed this week on globeandmail.com.

The secret life of housecats

Indoors, fluffy may seem content to curl up on the couch. Outdoors, though, the claws come out and birds aren't the only ones getting caught in the carnage. Researchers' 'kitty cams' reveal that when out on the prowl, cats leave a trail of dead wildlife, including chipmunks, lizards and small snakes. The footage revealed some other surprising findings.

Explaining an Olympic tradition

Why do athletes bit their medals? Apparently, you can blame journalists, this Olympian says.

Don't let housework ruin your relationship

Ladies, want to get your man to do more around the house? Then stop acting like his mother. A new book by a Toronto female therapist and her male co-author explains why sloth-like husbands aren't the only ones to blame.

Road scholars

Rising rents and long waiting lists for on-campus housing has driven some Vancouver students to move into their vehicles. While 67 square feet of living space may seem crammed, one student explains how he outfitted his Dodge Ram with a stove, oven and fireplace and managed to save $15,000 for a down payment on a house.

The coupon craze

In Canada, we might not be able to score $600 worth of groceries for $5 (as shown on American reality TV shows) but we can still regularly save 10 to 30 per cent off our purchases. How can you make couponing a habit? Here's some tips.

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