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For richer or poorer: Sharing CPP with a spouse at divorce means never getting it back

John Aitken was married for 30 years. When the marriage ended he and his ex-wife Sheena agreed to split the Canada Pension Plan credits accumulated …

Retirement

Climate Scientist James Hansen: ‘The Planet Could Become Ungovernable’

<i>This week, to accompany</i> <i>our cover story</i> <i>on worst-case climate scenarios, we’re publishing a series of extended interviews with climatologists on the</i> …

Climate Change

4 Cups a Day: 4 Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking That Much Coffee

Two cups aren't enough, says science.<p>Coffee doesn’t have the best reputation as a healthy beverage, despite several studies that suggest the …

Holistic Medicine

These Brain Foods Have Been Found to Increase Your Focus, Help You Think More Clearly, and Give You a Longer Life

Eat walnuts, sardines, and salmon, and you're off to a fast start.<p>While drinking coffee is a necessary cultural norm that keeps us alert and productive throughout the day, a daily caffeinated fix can have spiraling effects that wreak havoc on the body.<p>Before lighting your torches and starting …

Wellness

Our love of palm oil is destroying forests. Here's how to use less of it.

Cut down on deforestation.<p>Even if you’ve never held a container of palm oil, you’ve probably purchased this ingredient in some form. The most commonly-used vegetable oil, it finds its way into food, cosmetics, and biofuel. Which is bad news for the world’s forests.<p>To feed the still-growing demand …

Biodiversity

Skin Cancer Symptoms, Signs, Types, Treatments & Prevention

Illustration by: Eddie Phan<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Skin cancer: An overview<p>Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with more cases diagnosed annually than every other type of cancer <i>combined</i>. It's so common that an estimated one in five Americans will …

Cancer

Childhood Virus May Have a Role In Alzheimer’s Disease

Despite decades of research, scientists have made little progress in halting Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia. But researchers may have …

Dementia

Changes in the Gulf Stream

Crossing the Gulf Stream is a rite of passage for many East Coast offshore sailors. I’ll never forget my first time. The Stream seems to generate its …

Global Warming

She drank live viruses for two weeks. It worked

For five years, Patti Swearingen battled an infection that refused to go away. Doctors prescribed round after round of antibiotics, but the infection …

Medicine

This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like

Many seniors are stuck with lives of never-ending work—a fate that could befall millions in the coming decades.<p>CORONA, Calif.—Roberta Gordon never thought she’d still be alive at age 76. She definitely didn’t think she’d still be working. But every Saturday, she goes down to the local grocery store …

Retirement

Symptoms of Dementia

Even for a given type of dementia, symptoms can vary from patient to patient and they are usually progressive over time. For example, the symptoms …

Dementia

Istanbul’s love of street cats

“WITHOUT the cat, Istanbul would lose a part of its soul,” explains one resident in “Kedi” (“Cat”), a charming new documentary. In Turkey’s sprawling …

Pets

At least 152 Nova Scotians in long-term care suffer from severe bedsores

A week after the Department of Health ordered all long-term care homes to report incidents of pressure ulcers, or bedsores, the province revealed …

Long-Term Care

Global warming warning turns out to be prophetic

SALIDA, Colo. — We were warned.<p>On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching — it already had arrived. The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was “the opening salvo of …

Climate Change

12 Edible Bugs That Could Help You Survive

In many parts of the world, eating bugs is commonplace. Insects are actually the most abundant protein source on the planet, and many of them boast …

Andy Murray

How to Deal With Imposter Syndrome

If you feel like a fraud, you're probably better than average.<p>You’re a fraud, and everyone knows it. You somehow lucked into your role, and your colleagues are clearly more qualified than you are. You’re working overtime to keep your head above water, but you know it’s only a matter of time before …

Self-help

This Eating Habit Could Raise Your Risk of Obesity and Heart Disease

Your late-night eating could be giving you more than bad dreams: It may be wrecking your health.<p>The verdict is finally in on late-night snacking: …

Holistic Medicine

Number of Canadians choosing medically assisted death jumps 30%

There were 1,523 medically assisted deaths in Canada in the last six-month reporting period — a nearly 30 per cent increase over the previous six …

Canada

Home | Prevent Epidemics

More than half of countries are not fully prepared for an epidemic<p>ReadyScore<p>What Is the ReadyScore?<p>The ReadyScore is a measurement of a country's …

Public Health

How prepared is the world for the next epidemic? This tool shows most countries are not.

Public health officials and business leaders like Bill Gates have long warned that the world is not ready for the next pandemic.<p>Now an initiative led by Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has developed a tool that spotlights gaps in preparedness, and …

Disease

7 Things Never to Say to a Working Mom with Postpartum Depression

I wasn’t shocked when my ob-gyn prescribed me medicine for postpartum depression/postpartum anxiety. After all, I had just burst into tears in her …

Parenting

A woman taught herself to code and made $137,000 in one year — and it all started with Neopets

Kelly Vaughn has never taken a class in web development.<p>She's never attended a coding bootcamp.<p>Amid a sea of dudes and CompSci majors, she's rare: a self-taught female developer.<p>At the age of 24, she quit her job to freelance full time — and in her first year, she earned $137,000. Here's how she …

Social Media Marketing

Here’s what global warming looks like month by month for 137 years

The Earth is warmer now than at any time since reliable record-keeping began in 1880, and we're continuing to warm at an accelerated rate. In fact, …

Climate Change

Alexa reportedly says, ‘Every time I close my eyes, all I see is people dying’

We’ll take Amazon Alexa’s creepy laugh any day over her latest bizarre antic: On Monday, June 18, an Amazon Echo device apparently made an unprompted …

Smart Homes

Rising bedrock below West Antarctica could delay catastrophic ice sheet collapse

The news last week out of Antarctica was sobering. According to a consensus estimate published in Nature, the continent has lost 3 trillion tons of …

Global Warming

There Is What 8 People Wish They Knew Before They Retired In Their 20s and 30s

Some wished they retired even earlier, while others wished they had been more prepared to face criticism.<p>Early retirement sounds like a dream. Not …

Retirement

Autoimmune disease

Focus |<p>Focus home<br>• Editorial<br>• Reviews<br>• From the archive<br>• Sponsor<p>A series of five Reviews specially commissioned by <i>Nature Immunology</i> discuss the genetic, …

Immune System

One Simple Lifestyle Change That Could Keep Your Brain Young

If you’re like the majority of Americans, developing dementia or Alzheimer’s as you age is a terrifying thought. But according to new research from …

Dementia

Study reveals new cause of depression

Researchers believe that uncovering the role of a protein that is present in our bodies may revolutionize depression treatments.<p>According to the …

World Health Organization

Stress is officially the worst: Severe cases are linked to higher rates of autoimmune diseases

Stress is a serious threat to our well-being. It can keep us from sleeping at night, negatively impact gut health, and even put a damper on the …

Pain