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How religion poisons

<b>I chose the headline of this column because it is the subtitle of a book that forms the springboard for my reflection now.</b><p>The late, notorious atheist …

Human Rights

Anatomy of a mutiny: How Leona Alleslev walked away from the Liberals

Leona Alleslev says her decision to cross the floor to the Conservative Party in dramatic fashion on the first day of the fall sitting wasn't one she …

Trade Pact

Toronto-area Liberal MP Leona Alleslev crosses the floor to join Conservatives

Breaking<p>Ontario MP Leona Alleslev is crossing the floor from the Liberals to join the Conservative party caucus — the first such loss for the …

Justin Trudeau

'1 hour is not enough' Saskatchewan chief says of tense Trudeau meeting caught on video

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed frustration about "time management" during a meeting with leaders from the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous …

Justin Trudeau

Study on 1.5 Million People Reveals the 4 Major Human Personality Types

According to this research, "average" is probably best.<p>The Greek physician Hippocrates argued that four bodily “humors” shaped human behavior, which, …

The Brain

Peter Farrelly’s ‘Green Book’ wins TIFF’s People’s Choice Award – Can it win the Best Picture Oscar, too?

The people have spoken – at least those common folk who attended the just-wrapped 43rd Toronto International Film Festival and voted for the esteemed …

Green Book

A New World Marathon Record Almost Defies Description

A legendary Kenyan marathoner has once again redefined what humans are capable of.<p>We were packed into our corrals on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday morning, waiting to start the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, when the announcement came: Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya had just set a new …

Eliud Kipchoge

Braid: Liberals' own bill could kill Trans Mountain pipeline

What would you call a government that pays $4.5 billion for a pipeline, then passes a law that stops it from getting built?You’d probably call that …

Trans Mountain Pipeline

26 signs you’ve outgrown music festivals

<b>1.</b> You actually want to eat breakfast. Not snort it.<p><b>2.</b> Your LSD trip is spent happily making a Venn diagram on future life plans. In the woods, away …

Festivals

The secret to... sex in a long-term relationship

<b>Remember why you fell in love.</b> What attracted you to each other probably hasn’t gone, but lots of other things are competing for your attention. Life is full of routine, and sex will fall into a rut. Accept it will ebb and flow, and don’t panic during a drought. It doesn’t mean your relationship is …

Communicate

Stunning video captures triple whale breaching off coast of Nova Scotia

A video capturing the incredible moment three humpback whales breached in tandem off the coast of Nova Scotia has gone viral — giving the world a …

Nova Scotia

Brie Larson's Captain Marvel reshapes the future for superheroes

It’s starting to look as if Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel will be Marvel’s considered response to all those critics who complained about the lack of a headlining female superhero in the studio’s first nine years. Disappointed that Black Widow always has to fight lower-level baddies because she lacks …

Captain Marvel

Norm Macdonald Tells Why Tonight Show Cancelled His Visit, Addresses His Disparaging #MeToo Comments

The thought of Norm Macdonald appearing on NBC’s <i>The Tonight Show</i> in the immediate wake of his disparaging comments about the #MeToo movement had some …

Me Too movement

Pastor Gets Standing Ovation For Blunt Message To Nike

For his Sunday message ahead of 9/11, the pastor of Mobile's Woodbridge Baptist Church received a standing ovation for an unequivocal message he …

Anthem Protests

Paul McCartney Describes Group Masturbation Session at John Lennon's House

“But it was good harmless fun,” musician says<p>Talk about coming together: Paul McCartney provided a master class in TMI-fu in a profile published …

Paul McCartney

Bob Woodward's Trump book is bad, boring, and bogus

There is a great narrative to be written, a first draft of the history of the Trump administration and the long national nightmare it is making us …

Bob Woodward

Canada's concession on dairy not enough to seal NAFTA deal, U.S. economists say

There's been growing calls from both sides of the border for Canada to make concessions on its protected dairy sector in order to finally reach a new …

Canada

Omarosa Releases Tape of Sarah Huckabee Sanders Agreeing With Trump’s ‘Lies’

With Bob Woodward’s new book climbing the best-seller charts ahead of its official release this week and all of Washington still obsessing over that …

Donald Trump

9 Apps to Try if You Want to Learn Something New Every Day

Sure, smartphones and smartphone apps can waste our time and bring out the worst in people, but they can most definitely also be a force for good: …

Apps

Liberals Don't Know Much About Conservative History

And both sides suffer for it.<p>The growing tendency of late for liberals and conservatives to regard each other as not just opponents, but enemies, has been one of the most alarming in an alarming era. At the root of this fear and loathing is mutual incomprehension: Liberals simply don’t understand …

Opinion

Don’t Let the Loud Bigots Distract You. America’s Real Problem With Race Cuts Far Deeper

In a recent viral video, an unidentified white woman in line at a grocery store in Oregon, dressed in a floral romper and black knee-high boots, …

Civil Rights

British astrophysicist overlooked by Nobels wins $3m award for pulsar work

A British astrophysicist who was passed over for the Nobel prize for her discovery of exotic cosmic objects that light up the heavens has won the most lucrative award in modern science.<p>Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, a visiting professor at Oxford University, was chosen by a panel of leading scientists …

Nobel Prize

Separatism may be on the rise in Alberta after Trans Mountain decision: Kenney

Alberta’s loyalty to Canada may be waning after the justice system dealt a blow to the province’s pipeline plans. At least that’s what Jason Kenney, …

Canada

Saudi Arabia criminalises online satire

Saudi Arabia will punish online satire that "disrupts public order" with up to five years in prison, the public prosecutor said , as the kingdom cracks down on dissent.<p>"Producing and distributing content that ridicules, mocks, provokes and disrupts public order, religious values and public morals …

Saudi Arabia

Why You Should Read One Hundred Years of Solitude: An Animated Video Makes the Case

Maybe we read some celebrated literary works the way we eat kale or quinoa—you don’t exactly love it but they say it’s, like, a superfood. Not so …

Literature

Furious Trump trapped by hundreds of Woodward tapes

President Trump is livid at the betrayal and stunning allegations in Bob Woodward’s forthcoming "Fear," but limited in his ability to fight back …

Donald Trump

Top Twitter and Facebook Executives Face a Grilling on Capitol Hill

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter have long seen themselves as a new way to connect humanity. But the tech industry has faced turmoil in …

Social Media

Sperm Count Zero

A strange thing has happened to men over the past few decades: We’ve become increasingly infertile, so much so that within a generation we may lose the ability to reproduce entirely. What’s causing this mysterious drop in sperm counts—and is there any way to reverse it before it’s too late?<p><b>Men are</b> …

Male Fertility

Travellers complain about rude, disrespectful Canadian border officers

The Canada Border Services Agency faced more than 100 founded complaints from travellers last year, including allegations of racism and rudeness — …

Travelers

MALCOLM: All Canadians need to feel Western fury

I was visiting Alberta last week, and I heard the same thing over and over again.<p>Albertans from a variety of industries and backgrounds, from energy …

Canada