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Brilliant or evil, Harper adviser a backroom success

OTTAWA—Lynton Crosby, the hard-hitting Australian strategist called upon to help the troubled Conservative election campaign, is one of the most …

Lawyer-in-your-pocket app helps during police carding

For aspiring lawyer Christien Levien, police carding isn’t an abstract legal battle; as a racialized person of Caribbean descent, it’s something he’s …

Canadian shrimp push U.S. crustaceans off the plate after fishing ban

Maine fishmonger Glen Libby made a disheartening discovery on Easter Sunday brunch — the cold water shrimp on the menu at a restaurant up the street …

New England

Dean McDermott leaves Chopped Canada

Canadian actor Dean McDermott and the TV series <i>Chopped Canada</i> are cutting ties.<p>In a posting on Instagram, McDermott says he will no longer be host of …

Three NGOs Fighting Tuberculosis With Mobile Tech

Tuberculosis kills over a million people each year, mostly in developing countries, where poor public health systems hamper efforts to diagnose and treat it. But NGOs are now embracing new mobile health technologies that could help fight the disease more efficiently and cost-effectively.<p>As one of …

Public Health

Vintage Toronto

The Writer’s Technique in Thirteen Theses: Walter Benjamin’s Timeless Advice on Writing

<i>“Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open,”</i> Stephen King advised. <i>“Do back exercises,”</i> Margaret Atwood suggested. <i>“Know everything about adjectives and punctuation, have moral intelligence,”</i> Susan Sontag counseled. Each accomplished author seems to have a different secret to the craft …

A Tool For the Chronically Ill That Puts Emotion First

I'm building a tool called the Moodifier for patients and caregivers to connect them by their similar illness and how they feel about it. | Check out …

On Rock Health's FDA 101

This week I've gotten several emails about my thoughts on the House's Energy and Commerce hearing on mobile app regulation by the FDA. While I could …

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams