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Workplace Wellness Programs Don’t Work Well. Why Some Studies Show Otherwise.

The gold standard of medical research, the randomized controlled trial, has been taking a bit of a beating lately.<p>An entire issue of the journal Social Science and Medicine was recently devoted to it, with many articles pointing to shortcomings. Others have argued that randomized controlled trials …

Health Care

What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?

On June 14, 2016, the Washington <i>Post</i> reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its …

The Science on Weight and Health

<i>Editor's note:</i> There is a lot of confusion, misinformation, stigma, and bias about how your weight impacts your health. So we’ve created a …

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Itinerary- 8 Days in Alberta

A trip to Alberta wouldn’t be complete without doing a road trip in the Canadian Rockies.<p>The drive from Calgary to Jasper is one of the finest road …

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are 3 reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaced it with provides even more valuable insight for entrepreneurs …

Public Speaking

The 12 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Alberta, Canada

Canada’s province of Alberta might be our favorite place in the country, with jaw-dropping scenery and picture-perfect landscapes around every …

How to Fold 5 High-Flying Stunt Paper Airplanes

John Collins knows how to make a piece of paper go the distance. In 2012, he set the world record for the farthest flight for a paper aircraft. …

The 2019 Subaru Forester Gets A Lot Bigger And Kills The Turbo

The 2019 Subaru Forester is here, and it is large. Subaru calls it the roomiest, most capable and quietest Forester to date, in case the children …

Videos: The Sci-Fi Short Film The New Politics

This is the sci-fi short film <i>The New Politics</i>.<p>It was written and directed by Joshua Wong, and stars Aleisha Rose, Jaeden Cheng, Kate Daniel, Jesse …

Science Fiction

12 hikes in the Canadian Rockies to fuel your wanderlust

Hi guys, this is Marta, the voice behind the stunning site In A Faraway Land.<p>A travel website dedicated to providing information on outdoor …

The 25 Most Important Full Frontal Nude Scenes in Movies

As titillating as the phrase "full frontal nudity" may sound, baring it all on screen is not always a sexy endeavor. Truth be told, nudity can be as …

50 Most Beautiful Highway Drives in America

With spring on the horizon, now is the time to begin planning your next road trip, keeping in mind that the journey is more important than the …

Home remedies to get rid of yellow teeth

It is natural for a person's teeth to become less white as they age. Many people turn to home remedies to try to get rid of yellow teeth. But which …

Dentistry

Everything You Need to Remember About Jessica Jones Before She Returns

In just a few short days, <i>Jessica Jones</i> returns to Netflix for season two. But while much time hasn’t passed for Jess, for us it’s been over two years …

Mueller Corners Trump

But that’s only part of getting our democracy back. Devising a strategy to block Russian election-hacking and cyber-war using social media will be …

Here are some of the ways experts think AI might screw with us in the next five years

Remember: forewarned is forearmed<p>When we talk about the dangers posed by artificial intelligence, the emphasis is usually on the <i>un</i>intended side effects. We worry that we might accidentally create a super-intelligent AI and forget to program it with a conscience; or that we’ll deploy criminal …

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

Dead Battery? How to Jump Start a Car Like a Pro

You run out of the house already late for work, hop in the car and turn the key in the ignition ... only to hear a "click click" noise instead of the …

The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books, According to Six Bestselling Authors

We recently had a conversation with writers Annalee Newitz, N.K. Jemisin, and Cory Doctorow about why “other worlds”—the fantastic imaginings of …

3 Reasons Why So Many People Still Support Trump

It's incomprehensible to many of us that people could support a president who, in Bernie Sanders' words, "is compulsively dishonest, who is a bully, …

Donald Trump

Jimmy Fallon Rewrites Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are a-Changin’’ for 2018

In a very special post–Super Bowl edition of <i>The Tonight Show,</i> filmed at Minneapolis’s Orpheum Theatre, Jimmy Fallon paid homage to Minnesota’s own …

Seven Cool Things About the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

The 2018 <b>Volkswagen Atlas</b> is the first three-row SUV from Volkswagen and it can seat up to seven passengers. Since its reveal last year, we managed to …

Volkswagen

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Moon

The Moon, it hovers above us in the night sky like omnipresent orb of celestial secrets, but there are a fair few facts that we do know about it - …

Astronomy

‘Voldemort: Origins of the Heir’ Is Here to Tell You About to Harry Potter Villain’s Early Years — Watch

He Who Must Not Be Named gets his due.<p>In the many years since “Wizard People, Dear Reader” first introduced “Harry Potter” aficionados to the …

Auto review: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is like a good winter coat

A good compact crossover is like a good winter coat: it’s nothing to get excited about, but its ability to satisfy several functions can be very pleasing. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is like a good winter coat.<p>Fortunately for car buyers, the hottest segment in the industry doesn’t have any duds or …

The Best War/Military Movies On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: July 16th</b><p>War films have long-captivated audiences, showcasing tales of both humanity’s cruelty and its nobility. There is no shortage of good military films on Netflix, ranging from Hollywood classics to modern, genre-bending pictures. Here are some of the best war movies on Netflix …

Every camper needs to learn how to make a "Swedish fire log"

This is the best way to cook while you camp.<p>Whether you're planning your next camping trip or simply want to toast some marshmallows in your …

Off-grid

Boy, I Sure Wonder Why the CDC Has Banned Staff From Using a Bunch of Words Like 'Science-Based'

Do you remember a time when life did not consist entirely of having your brain bludgeoned to mush with copies of <i>The Art of the Deal</i>? Nope? Didn’t …

The Last Jedi Is a Star Wars Movie That's Truly for Everyone

To say that Rian Johnson’s <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> is watchable even by those who have zero investment in the Star Wars franchise or its characters …

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is Weird, Wild, Emotional, And Fantastic

So, before we talk about <i>The Last Jedi</i>, let’s talk about <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i> for just a moment. Have you ever tried to describe the plot of <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i> to anyone? Using just a couple of sentences, it always sounds like a terrible movie. Now, the original <i>Star Wars</i> sounds fun: “A small …