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Horse racing on the Rideau Canal kickstarted first Winterlude

Horses used special shoes to race on canal ice<p>At the first Winterlude in 1979, it was more than skaters and Beavertails out on the Rideau …

Canada

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

A 21-Year-Old Bodybuilder Suddenly Died From Flu Complications— Here's What You Need to Know

The young man died of "septic shock caused by influenza," an extremely rare occurrence in such a young and healthy person<p>Kyler Baughman's parents noticed he wasn't feeling quite right when he came home for the holidays— it started with a cough and a stuffy nose, then in the next few days, escalated …

In and out: Hip surgery in the morning, home by night

New York pediatrician Julie Luttinger, 55, dreaded a second hip replacement — her first was twelve years prior and she had to miss six weeks of work.<p>“I live in the city. I walk to work every day and I walk my son to school. I couldn't do that anymore,” Julie said. “To make matters worse, I felt …

Medicine

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

New mortgage rules 2018: A practical guide

Come Jan. 1, 2018, most Canadians getting, renewing or refinancing a mortgage will have to prove that they would be able to cope with interest rates …

Traditional All Butter Scottish Shortbread Recipe

Look no further for a quick, irresistible and delicious Scottish Shortbread recipe. Shortbread is one of the most famous Scottish biscuits and eaten …

‘Supergirl’ to the rescue

An upcoming documentary on PBS tells the story of Naomi Kutin, a young Orthodox girl who has shattered powerlifting world records.<p>Naomi Kutin can’t …

Live-in Caregiver Program update coming from Liberal government

The federal government will provide an update on the Live-in Caregiver Program.<p>The federal initiative allowed families to hire someone from another …

No rush: woman ticketed for driving too slowly on 401

Driver, 47, told police she believed speed limit on highway was 50 km/h<p>Ontario Provincial Police ticketed a 47-year-old woman for driving 40 km/h on …

Cat As Baby Jesus Is A Freakin’ Christmas Gift

A grumpy feline decided to crash a Nativity scene in front of someone’s home.<p>Brooke Goldman, a 23-year-old professional photographer from Queens, New York, spotted something furry, er, funny on her way home on Sunday.<p>A seemingly sullen cat had crashed a Nativity scene in someone’s front yard, …

Artist Creates Paintings That Look Like Impossibly-Detailed Persian Carpets

A Miami based artist creates stunningly detailed paintings that look like real Persian rugs. Jason Seife, who is a muralist and a graphic designer, …

If You Ever Feel Sad Just Remember This- Horses Can Grow Moustaches

(Image Link)<p>Horses are noble and elegant creatures and truly one of the most beautiful animals in the world, but did you know they're also the …

These Groundbreaking Migraine Prevention Drugs Just Smashed Clinical Trials

"We hope this marks the start of real change."<p>A series of late-stage drug trials are showing great promise for a completely new generation of …

Breakthrough migraine therapy cuts number of attacks in half

For a condition that affects nearly 15 percent of the world's population, there are remarkably few effective treatments for migraine sufferers. A new …

Montreal explorers discover Ice Age-era cave under the city

Explorers in Montreal have made the underground discovery of a lifetime: a giant cave that weaves under one of the city’s public parks.<p>A cave below …

New, long-acting drugs cut frequency of migraine headaches

New, long-acting drugs may hold hope for millions of people who often suffer migraines. The medicines are given as shots every month or so, and studies of two of them found they cut the frequency of the notoriously painful and disabling headaches.<p>The drugs are the first preventive medicines …

High success rate for new treatment of low back pain

It can be frustrating, getting repeated treatments for chronic low back pain that just won't go away no matter what. There could be fresh hope, …

Man’s quest to prove the Earth is flat gets postponed — again

By now, Mike Hughes should have already proved that the Earth was flat.<p>That was according to his original plan, which had been to launch himself …

Space Travel

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> These lemon lavender shortbread cookies are buttery and rich with delicate floral …

Dessert

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Nanotech

Nova Scotia Could Become An Island In 20 Years If Nothing Changes: Officials

If no action is taken, the province's only connection to mainland Canada will flood.<p>AMHERST, N.S. — Nova Scotia is at risk of becoming an island …

Canada

Doctors encourage inoculation against painful shingles, laud new vaccine

A new vaccine called Shingrix, approved by Health Canada last month and available in January, has been shown in clinical trials to be more than 90 …

Public Health

Is Manuka Honey Really a 'Superfood' For Treating Colds, Allergies And Infections?

Listen to science, not marketing.<p>Manuka honey is often touted as a "superfood" that treats many ailments, including allergies, colds and flus, …

Alternative Medicine

Inside the unregulated world of paper flipping in Canada

Every day, condominium developers in the country's hottest markets turn to the internet to track down an unusual breed of competitors: their own customers trying to flip preconstruction units without permission.<p>Builders in Toronto and Vancouver say their staff are constantly on guard for …

Mysterious void discovered in Great Pyramid

Scientists have discovered a secret space inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, but what's inside remains unknown.

Archaeology

10 facts you should know about Coenzyme Q10

Mark Twain once remarked – Get your facts first, then distort them as you please!<p>Facts are easy to distort in medicine, particularly when talking …

Wellness

Freaky-looking bug stuns the internet

It's orange. It’s furry. It pulses. It has tentacles.<p>It’s not an animatronic alien from a movie set.<p>Nor is it a mythical chimera straight from a medieval manuscript.<p>This footage was originally posted to social media, and has become a talking point for many users on Reddit and Facebook after being …

South-east Asia

Mortgage stress-test rules will make switching lenders harder, critics say

Ottawa's new stress-test rules for mortgages will make it harder for homeowners to shop around and switch lenders when their loans come up for renewal, critics of the regulations say.<p>Canada's banking regulator introduced rules last week that raise the bar to qualify for mortgages with a down …

9.7 Million-Year-Old Human Teeth Fossil Could 'Rewrite Human History'

Scientists in Germany have made a discovery that is being hailed as capable of changing the history of human evolution, as we know it.<p>A team of …