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Harvard study uncovers why fasting can lead to a longer and healthier life

Intermittent fasting diets are all the rage these days. We are seeing everything from the conservative 5:2 diet to more extreme fasting methods …

Holistic Medicine

The best movie of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the century, the reviews aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received movies by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top film from each year's list, starting with 2000 and including the best film of 2017.<p>…

Northern Italy

20 Party Songs for 2017 That Will Ensure Your Next Shindig is Bumpin'

It's lit.<p>Because nothing kills the vibe at a party faster than a meh playlist cued up by the guy who insists on hijacking the aux cord the entire night, we've pulled together the perfect lineup of bangers that doesn't require any backseat DJs—it's just that good. From the biggest summer anthems …

Work from home people earn more, quit less, and are happier than their office-bound counterparts

Working from home gets a bad rap. Google the phrase and examine the results—you’ll see scams or low-level jobs, followed by links calling out “legitimate” virtual jobs.<p>But Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Nicholas Bloom says requiring employees to be in the office is an outdated work …

Calgary Sun

RCMP commissioner worries ‘caustic political discourse’ is radicalizing extremists

OTTAWA—Canada’s top cop says he’s concerned that the “caustic tone” of “political discourse” in Canada may be a contributing factor in radicalizing …

The underpinnings of bitcoin’s bull run look way more solid this time

It’s déjà vu for bitcoin believers. Three years ago, in the dying months of 2013, the cryptocurrency took off on a historic bull run that would push its price to an all-time high of nearly $1,200. Bitcoin is approaching those highs again now, hitting $968 in trading today.<p>Take a look at this …

Quebec woman pleads guilty to smuggling cocaine on luxury cruise documented with bikini travel photos

SYDNEY, Australia — A published report says a Quebec woman pleaded guilty Friday to her involvement in allegedly importing cocaine into Australia.<p>The …

Black Friday deals gave Google's Pixel a big boost compared to iPhones

Black Friday deals are often good business for tech brands, and this year it’s the Google Pixel that has been one of the major hot sellers. While Apple’s iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S7 ranges were some of the best sellers in terms of raw numbers, the Pixel line-up saw the biggest growth rate out of …

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A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

Christie Blatchford: UBC prof who denounced U of T colleague in gender debate has skeletons in her own classroom

A University of British Columbia professor who last week denounced a Toronto colleague for inciting hatred against a “precarious minority” of …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

This Scientific Study Could Rock Your Sexual World in the Best Possible Way

New findings suggest a simple way to take your sex from ho-hum to va-va-voom!<p>What do sex and music have in common? According to a recent study from …

Neuroscience

Ivan Henry, wrongfully imprisoned for 27 years, won’t receive full $8-million

A man who was wrongfully imprisoned for nearly three decades has had his compensation award cut by the British Columbia Supreme Court.<p>The court ordered the B.C. government in June to pay Ivan Henry $8-million in damages after he spent 27 years in prison for sexual assault before a court overturned …

Canada

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

<i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”</i> — <b>Ralph Waldo Emerson</b><p>The ability to expand your mind …

How to make people like you in 4 seconds or less

Are you hireable? Or dateable? How about friendable?<p>And while it's technically possible to reverse a bad first impression, it's not easy. So you'll want to put your best face forward.<p>To help you out on that front, we checked out "How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less" by speaker and …

Body Language

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Christie Blatchford: Female athletes competing against ‘intersex’ women a difficult, complex issue

RIO DE JANEIRO – How fitting that one of the most simple events of the Rio Olympics – a foot race – should have been wrapped up in one of the most …

From midnight road movies to small-hours rave: the best culture for night-owls

Observer film, art, music and literature critics choose their top five night-themed works<p>• Countdown to a non-stop capital: London goes 24-hour • With nightclubs in decline, what does modern Britain get up to after dark?<p>Mark Kermode’s top five night films<p><b>Before Sunrise (1995)</b><br>Hopping off a train in …

Edward Hopper

Loeb Reveals Why Marvel's TV Superheroes Haven't Appeared in the Movies

The Marvel Television chief explains how the films and TV shows fit together, and why the Netflix characters haven't popped up more in the movies.

TV shows

Here are the references to '80s movies in Netflix's great new show 'Stranger Things'

The series that's been called a "Frankenstein's monster of '80s influences" includes nods to, among many others, "Alien," "Firestarter," "The Goonies," and most of all "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial."<p>To see just how often "Stranger Things" tips its hat to the sci-fi, horror, and fantasy classics …

Entertainment

Why Friday the 13th Part VI is a Monumentally Important Film

No, we’re not kidding.<p>Throughout the course of Junkfood Cinema’s One Junky Summer series, we have been touching upon films from the summer of 1986 …

Stay Or Sell: 5 Renovations That Will Add Value to Your Home

<i>Have you heard about Vancouver’s crazy housing market? Kidding, we know you have…</i><p>Whether you’re looking to buy real estate for the first time or are …

Americans wary of gene-editing, brain chips, synthetic blood

<b>(CNN) —</b> Designer babies, brain-boosting chips and "superhuman" synthetic blood may sound like science fiction, but due to advances in biomedical technologies, they could soon be a reality.<p>However, Americans are more concerned than enthusiastic about that happening, according to a poll released by …

Genetics

Marijuana grower fluctuates in jump to TSX

Canopy Growth Corp., the first marijuana producer in North America to graduate to a major exchange, erased early gains on Tuesday, closing down 1.2 per cent in its first day on the Toronto Stock Exchange.<p>The stock, which previously traded on the junior Venture exchange, had surged 25 per cent …

Cannabis

Scientists Say MDMA Needs to Be Studied, Not Demonised

We could be missing out on treatments.<p>MDMA, or as it's better known, ecstasy, is one of the most heavily regulated drugs worldwide.<p>But two leading …

Consciousness

Five ways your brain is fooling you, courtesy of neuroscientist Dean Burnett

You’ve probably found yourself in situations where you felt like either your memory or your perception was somehow distorted. Maybe you’d confess to …

Yes, it’s possible to plant ‘Inception’-style experiences into people’s brains

Think Chris Nolan’s 2010 blockbuster <i>Inception</i> was total science fiction? Think again.<p>At least, that’s one conclusion we can draw from newly published …

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