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To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

My back hurts when I sit down.<p>It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"<p>To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back …

Sitting

The Hidden Environmental Cost of Amazon Prime’s Free, Fast Shipping

Justin Sullivan / Getty<p>Amazon has changed the way Americans shop. This year, the e-commerce giant said its annual Prime Day sale was “the biggest …

eCommerce

The mystery of Russia’s missing wealth shows how Putin retains his power

Russia is a nuclear power. But an economic power it is not. Last year, the country’s GDP totaled around $1.6 trillion, less than that of the state of Texas. Nor is its wealth growing: Russia’s GDP in 2017 was smaller than it was in 2013, adjusting for price changes.<p>And yet there’s no question of …

Experts Explain Why 'Doin' it for the Gram' Makes Us Do Dumb Things

"As everything becomes a reality show, we forget that reality shows are actually staged, and we think that daily life is a reality show when it’s not."<p>Social media mishaps have been in the news a lot recently. On July 3, the #PlaneBae saga erupted on Twitter, was celebrated briefly, then quickly …

Ask Roxane: I’m Outraged, but Failing at Activism. Why?

<i>Dear Roxane,</i><p><i>Back in January, I emailed a group of friends asking if they planned to attend the Women’s March in New York City. A progressive black woman like myself replied: “Can’t make it. Completely swamped this weekend :(.” My first reaction was irritation. Are we going to look back at this</i> …

The Biggest Myths About the Resurrection

Today is Easter Sunday, the day when Christians the world over celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It’s the event that upon which the …

Theology

Guns and Cognitive Dissonance in America

Unfortunately, in the U.S. we have conflicting "facts" about guns. We also have facts that are suppressed and, therefore, they remain unknown to most …

In America, It's Easier to Ban Lawn Darts Than Assault Weapons

In a response to a thread by SoCalDem titled “This deadly item is banned in the USA (I own it..I’m not even allowed to re-sell it.. too dangerous)” …

10cc: how we made I'm Not in Love

‘The drummer said it was crap and we were just about to scrap the whole thing. Then I heard the studio’s secretary singing it – and the window-cleaner whistling it’<p>I met this gorgeous girl called Gloria at Halifax town hall. I was 18. She was 16. Three years later, we got married. A few years after …

Relationships

Working as a Golf Course Beer Cart Girl Is a Sexist Nightmare

Selling drinks to rich dads on a golf course was not the "ideal summer job" I thought it would be.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i>.<p>Growing up as a rare girl who golfed (VG&CC Junior Ladies Club Champion ‘08, pool of one), I’d always conceptualized “beer cart girl” as my ideal summer …

The White Lies of Craft Culture

<b>Last fall, the chef Sean Brock</b> and brewmaster Ryan Coker of Revelry Brewing unveiled a collaboration called Amber Waves, a malt liquor made with locally sourced ingredients and grains reflective “of the 19th-century South.” The “historically accurate heritage grain” malt liquor, whose name derives …

Jaguars not alone in noticing the Patriots had just one penalty in AFC championship game

By Des Bieler<p>Des Bieler<p>Sports reporter covering national topics, as well as supporting coverage of D.C.-area teams<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Patriots’ 24-20 win over the Jaguars in the AFC championship game produced some noteworthy numbers, including Tom Brady’s 138 passing yards, two touchdowns and 136.3 …

Sports

Wealthy baby boomers may be keeping Canada unequal by helping their kids buy homes: report

Baby boomers are set to become one lucky group of Canadians, as the beneficiaries of the “largest intergenerational wealth transfer in Canadian …

Canadian Real Estate

Want to understand white privilege? Look at college golf teams like mine

<b>(AP/Keith Srakocic/Charles Rex Arbogast)</b><p>It’s time we talked about how colleges let affluent white students be supported by African-American student labor<p>Anya Alvarez<p>August 13, 2017 11:30pm (UTC)<p>More and more discussion has become centered around what white privilege is. But very little dialogue has …

High School

Science Behind the Beer Koozie

Ah, the trusty beer koozie (a.k.a. beer cooler, can hugger, coolie). Almost every beer lover has several stashed away in a drawer, holding memories …

Beer

Is Our Choice of Emoji a Window into Our Souls?

A So Sad Today investigation.<p>It's not that I care what other people think of me. But I totally care what other people think of me. Recently, I overheard someone say that emojis have been dead for a while and are now only for old moms. A cruel voice in my head said: <i>Wait, you use emoji every day.</i> …

The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

Hospitals and pharmacies are required to toss expired drugs, no matter how expensive or vital. Meanwhile the FDA has long known that many remain safe …

Mayo Clinic

Everybody lies: how Google search reveals our darkest secrets

What can we learn about ourselves from the things we ask online? US data scientist Seth Stephens‑Davidowitz analysed anonymous Google search results, uncovering disturbing truths about our desires, beliefs and prejudices<p>Everybody lies. People lie about how many drinks they had on the way home. They …

Google Search

Canada is seen as a global human rights beacon—but not so much, at home

As Canada works to protect human rights in the world, we have to acknowledge the failures at home, even as we fete Canada 150<p>“#WelcomeToCanada,” …

The Botmakers Who Rule the Obsessive World of Streetwear

Early on a steamy June morning in Plantation, Florida, Matt Steiner sits working at his parents’ 10-person dining room table. It’s the start of …

Eight Artist-Curated Playlists to Ease Your Summer Soundtrack Woes

Whether you're cracking open a cold one or planning a road-trip, we've got you covered.<p><i>This post appeared originally on THUMP Canada.</i><p>In today's music streaming wars, there's been a noticeable recent shift in focus by major players like Apple Music and Spotify to curation. These companies have …

Want more kids playing hockey? Stop making it so exclusive

Yes, cost is a significant factor in making hockey accessible to more people, but more focus is also needed on making it less competitive, and less …

Ice Hockey

Hold My Beer: Louisiana Lawmaker Makes Unexpected Case for Paying College Athletes

If Louisiana universities want to have "official beers" to avoid exploitation, perhaps they should stop exploiting student athletes, writes one lawmaker.<p>"To be clear, there is just about no aspect of my life in which I am a teetotaler," wrote Louisiana state representative Cedric Glover, …

Noam Chomsky: Why Donald Trump is pushing the doomsday clock to the brink of midnight

<b>(AP/Nader Daoud)</b><p>Noam Chomsky discussed Trump, Russia, history and the<p>David Gibbs<p>April 3, 2017 4:00pm (UTC)<p><i>The following is an</i> <i>transcript of a recent public interview at the University of Arizona with linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky by Dr. David N. Gibbs.</i><p><b>David Gibbs:</b> The main issue on …

A coach's plea to parents

Alison Belbin is passing on her love of the game. So why does she get so much interference from the sidelines?<p><i>Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at</i> tgam.ca/essayguide.<p>I am here, on time.<p>My mortgage is two-weeks late; my oldest …

Why Do We Assume Good Musicians Are Good People?

Chuck Berry's death has reignited familiar questions over how far critics should go in the impulse to conflate a musician’s work and character.<p>As someone who has written his fair share of terrible music criticism, I can say with authority that there is a <i>lot</i> of shitty music writing out there. But …

What to Do with a Baby

Show it some flowers or trees or whatever. Let it touch on a flower or feel grass on its tiny ass feet.<p>Sup, fam? It's your boy, Kool A.D., professional rapper, visual artist, astrologer, male model, and now, apparently, parenting columnist. Ten months ago my wife/swag coach/fun-employed …

The unregulated world of strength coaches and college football’s killing season

When all that's needed is a 21-hour course to become a certified NCAA strength coach, is anyone actually considering the best interests of …

How baseball got so lame: The national pastime is so white and so dreary — and is still a money machine

<b>Willie Mays (AP)</b><p>Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? Or Reggie Jackson? The strange downfall of America’s signature sport<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>March 31, 2016 11:00pm (UTC)<p>I grew up as a fan of the San Francisco Giants, which meant something very different then than it does now. In the 21st century, the …

Four Years A Student-Athlete: The Racial Injustice of Big-Time College Sports

While the NCAA’s rules governing college athletes are colorblind, the impact of amateurism is anything but—disproportionately costing black football and men's basketball players and benefiting white stakeholders by as much as $2 billion a year.<p><b>Before Robert and Amy McCormick could see the racial</b> …