Katherine Madro

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First Class Flights to London From the West Coast Are Super Cheap Right Now

This could be your chance to travel like an A-lister.<p><i>Update: According to</i> View From the Wing<i>, among other sources, Air France has canceled most of</i> …

Air Travel

How to Eat Sushi

Although you won't be ejected from the average Japanese restaurant for mistreating your fish, knowing how to eat sushi the right way enhances the …

Number of birds wintering in Alberta cities continues to soar: Christmas Bird Count

The number of birds calling Alberta cities “home” during the winter is continuing to rise, according to the results of this year’s Christmas Bird …

Secret CSIS files assess paid RCMP spy in Ottawa terror case as ‘parasitic’ and ‘psychopathic’

If the big RCMP case against accused terrorism financier and star recruiter Awso Peshdary ever gets to trial, the credibility of the Mounties’ star …

Canadian family affected by Mexico bus crash that killed at least 12: Global Affairs

Global Affairs Canada says at least one Canadian family has been affected by a bus crash in eastern Mexico that has killed an estimated dozen …

U.S. Passport Changes Are Coming in 2018

The little book will stay blue, don't worry.<p>Americans have applied for passports en masse this year—more than 21 million new little blue books were projected, says the State Department—and the number is expected to match that in 2018.<p>Why the rush? A lot of passports were up for renewal: Remember in …

The Internet Is Understandably Mad Over These Bird Spikes Installed in a Tree

Apparently it's to prevent poo on rich people's cars.<p>Bird spikes on buildings make sense. They prevent noise, mess, and the spread of lice and …

Finding consistency is key for Darling after forgettable start to Hurricanes tenure

After turning in his worst game of the season days after his best, Scott Darling wants to forget about his struggles and start to find consistency as …

Ice Hockey

Loblaw admits to bread price-fixing scheme spanning more than 14 years

Grocery giant Loblaw Cos. Ltd. has admitted to participating in a scheme to increase packaged bread prices for more than 14 years, saying it will co-operate with a Competition Bureau investigation into the industry.<p>And Loblaw says it will start offering $25 gift cards on Jan. 8 to customers who …

Flying is expensive, so these airports will give you goodies for free

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority<p>Miami International Airport<p>Source: Denver International Airport<p>Harriet Baskas | CNBC<p>Harriet Baskas | …

Watch for Ursid meteors

Ursid meteor shower active each year around December solstice. In 2017, the peak is probably Friday morning, December 22.<p>Start watching for Ursid …

Astronomy

Ketamine found to rapidly reduce suicidal thoughts and depression

After recently drifting into recreational circles due to its hallucinogenic properties, ketamine is now being re-evaluated among medial researchers …

FIFO provision is such a big deal for retirees: TD Ameritrade

JJ Kinahan, TD Ameritrade, discusses how 'First In, First Out' could impact retail investors and whether it could end up in the final version of the …

Scientists find incredible shark that may be over 500 years old and still kicking

What were you doing 500 years ago? Oh, that’s right nothing, because you didn’t exist yet. In fact, several generations of your family had yet to …

An entire family in Italy can’t feel physical pain, and scientists finally have an answer

If you’ve ever stubbed your toe on a coffee table in the dead of night you know just how awesome it would be to switch off your sense of pain, if …

We Finally Know How Our Immune Cells Remember Diseases For So Long

They're like infection-fighting veterans.<p>For many of us, remembering faces from 30 years ago can be something of a challenge. But cells in our immune …

Two Conservative senators’ business venture linked to China

Two Conservative senators – one with close ties to Beijing – set up a private consulting business this year with partners who are involved in attracting investment from China to Newfoundland and Labrador, corporate records show.<p>Senator Victor Oh, who recently said he has not conducted any "personal …

Starbucks cafe's wi-fi made computers mine crypto-currency

<b>Starbucks has acknowledged that visitors to one of its branches were unwittingly recruited into a crypto-currency mining operation.</b><p>The wi-fi service provided by one of the coffee chain's Buenos Aires outlets surreptitiously hijacked connected computers to use their processing power to create …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

Finance ministers to rethink CPP changes, will also look drop-out clauses and death benefit

OTTAWA – Manitoba’s finance minister says he and his counterparts will take another look at changes to the Canada Pension Plan amid concerns that …

How to make the perfect Yule Log, as served at The Dorchester

Simple, step-by-step instructions for how to make this real show-stopper of a yule log recipe, courtesy of The Dorchester's pastry chef Nicolas …

The ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’

The Great Wall of China. The Taj Mahal. Petra. The Colosseum. Christ the Redeemer. Chichén Itzá. Machu Picchu.<p>These sites and monuments are popularly known as the “new Seven Wonders of the World,” modern additions to the ancient Seven Wonders laid out by Philo of Byzantium in 250 B.C., which …

Finance Pros Say You'll Have to Pry Excel Out of Their Cold, Dead Hands

Eric Schiller, a software engineer in Alexandria, Va., thought the job offer sounded pretty straightforward. A boutique insurance company wanted him to bundle its various financial departments into a single, modern, shareable data platform.<p>At the time, the company’s actuaries were running their …

Analytics

Kelly Ellard, who killed 14-year-old Reena Virk, granted conditional day parole

Kelly Ellard, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Reena Virk and found to have held the 14-year-old's head underwater following a vicious group assault near a Victoria-area bridge, has been granted day parole.<p>The Parole Board of Canada granted Ms. Ellard day parole for six …

Scientists Have Developed a Baldness Treatment That Helps Grow New Follicles

But there's a catch, of course.<p>There's a plethora of treatments for balding on the market. But what if you could regrow your own hair out of your own …

I Tried The Insanely Effective Acne Treatment Nobody Talks About

It finally cleared up the chronic acne that even antibiotics, IPL, lasers and Accutane couldn't.<p>It finally cleared up the chronic acne that even …

Tumblr Founder David Karp Off to His Next Gig

<i>This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news.</i> <i>Sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>On a chilly Tuesday morning from Boston, …

Thank the rich. They’re the ones paying for everything

People at the top of the income distribution get a lot of grief these days. The popular view seems to be that no one making a lot of money really …

Classic Mexican Recipes

These delicious Mexican recipes include crispy flautas, easy carnitas and a fantastic selection of tacos.