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Toronto hospital to become second in Canada offering genital-reconstruction surgery

A Toronto hospital is set to become just the second place in Canada to offer genital-reconstruction surgery, a move that comes amid growing demand from trans people across the country for sex-reassignment operations.<p>Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced Thursday that his government plans …

Meditation For Beginners: Meditate On Your Own With This Complete Guide

Ricky Tang<p>Editor. Movie Lover. Amateur Singer. Read full profile<p>If you were only allowed to take up one habit, what would it be? For me, it’s …

Coding 101: Getting Started as an Adult

<b>Technology continues to play a greater role in everyday life, but those who weren’t exposed to computers or programming languages in school are</b> …

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It Took Me 5 Years to Lose 40 Pounds Because of These Mistakes

Learn from one woman’s experience to shave time off your own weight loss journey.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness</i>.<p>My weight-loss journey wasn't one of those amazing stories like you see on <i>The Biggest Loser</i> where the pounds just melted off. …

Find Out What The No. 1 Song Was On The Day You Were Born

Have you ever wondered what the No. 1 song in the country was on your date of birth? Okay, probably not, but it's still fun to find out!<p>For example, the No. 1 song on Kanye West's birthday back on June 8, 1977 was "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder:<p>And when Kim Kardashian was a mere newborn child, born on …

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3 Ways To Start Your Business Without Going Into Debt

Starting a business can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to put you into massive debt or require you to take on investors (which is really just another word for debt!). Yes, there may be venture capital available, but I’m a firm believer in bootstrapping if at all possible.<p>Why? For one thing, I …

Eight easy cash flow tips for your business

<b>Cash flow woes are common at the start of a new year, with SMEs often struggling to make ends meet in January. But there is a range of ways to</b> …

What We Talk about When We Talk about Holes

For Halloween, I wrote about a very scary topic: higher homotopy groups. Homotopy is an idea in topology, the field of math concerned with properties …

11 Organizing Tips We Learned In 2014

Is "getting organized" your New Year's resolution? For inspiration, we've rounded up our 11 favorite organizing tips of the year.<p><i>Simon Watson</i><p><b>1. Get a dual-level coffee table.</b> It doubles your display area, meaning you'll spend less time swapping out decor and have two times the room for storage, all …

No-Sew Fabric Ornaments

Shares 0<p>Create beautiful no-sew ornaments for Christmas or year-round. These can be time-consuming to make, but the results are worth it!<p>Shares 0<p>Get …

Beautifully-Animated Infographics Designed by Eleanor Lutz

Eleanor Lutz is a designer whose knowledge of molecular biology and love of science is translated into beautifully-designed infographics. Her colorful and educational images contain interesting bits of information about how the human body works and birds fly, but with a novel twist – they're …

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Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

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January 2015

How do you defuse an argument at work?

<i>This is an excerpt from</i> <i>The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace</i> by Ron Friedman. Published with permission from Penguin Random House/Perigee.<p><b>How to Defuse a Workplace Argument</b><p>Work with any colleague long enough and you're bound to encounter a difference of …

WestJet releases another Christmas tearjerker

WestJet had a very merry Christmas last year, all thanks to a heartstring-tugging video that went viral for the brand. And the airline is hoping for a repeat performance.<p>On Monday, WestJet released a new Christmas video in which its Santa (dressed in brand-appropriate blue instead of red) …

As oil prices tank, Alberta boomtown Fort McMurray yields to caution

<i>This article marks the beginning of a year-long project about Fort McMurray, Alta., which has come to be the emblem of Canada's energy sector – and all the issues that surround it.</i><p>For years, business luncheons in the oil sands have been scenes of unbridled exuberance. Yet at the Sawridge Inn off …

Wallpaper of the Week by Cristian Todorovic

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created by Cristian Todorovic for a series of artworks titled Diagnosticka. Cristian is a freelance …

Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals - Photographs by Duane Michals | LensCulture

<i>I think photographs should be provocative and not tell you what you already know. It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody’s face in a photograph. The magic is in seeing people in new ways.</i><p>—Duane Michals<p>Some artists search for a technique, a genre, a style (a voice?) and once they …

Anesthetics may cause prolonged memory loss, study finds

General anesthetic – used to put surgery patients out cold – may work a little too well, researchers from the University of Toronto have found.<p>While the drugs prevent patients from remembering traumatic events during surgery, a new study conducted on mice suggests anesthesia-induced cognitive …

Royal Bank to test out Toronto company's Nymi technology

You've heard of paying retailers with the tap of a smartphone, but Royal Bank thinks shoppers are ready to take another big step: wearing payment …

Meditation the new tool to reach peak performance

It's relatively easy to spot the physical differences between, say, an Olympic rower and a couch potato. But it's the mind as much as the muscles that make a champion – so is it possible to pick an "elite brain" out of a crowd of ordinary grey matter?<p>That's the challenge that a team of …

In photos: Workers' lives in Northern Alberta, in three simple words

Editor's Note: Canada has staked its future on the oil sands. In November, Report on Business magazine together with Thomson Reuters examine what that means both at home and abroad. Read more from the issue at tgam.ca/oil. Tens of thousands of workers live in the barracks-like work camps in the oil …