Leeann Klassen

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What a Happy Cell Looks Like

A growing field of research is examining how life satisfaction may affect cellular functioning and DNA.<p>“What is the truest form of human happiness?” Steven Cole asks.<p>It’s a question he’s been considering for most of his career—but Cole is a genomics researcher, not a philosopher. To him, this …

Immune System

10 Great American Hikes That Should Be on Your Bucket List

Getting outside is a great form of exercise and a great way to learn about the natural world. It also just makes you feel good. Luckily, there are …

How To Easily Build a Gravity-Based PVC Aquaponic Garden

If you want to start gardening, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to own a garden. This statement may sound a bit peculiar at first, but let us …

In the Mideast, as in France, satire is a weapon against extremists

<i>Nahrain Al-Mousawi is a writer and academic based in Rabat, Morocco.</i><p>In the wake of the deadly attacks on the Paris satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, some are portraying the current showdown as one between Western free speech versus an angry and intolerant Islamic world. In fact, it is the Islamic …

Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance.<p>“His whole family was screaming. He got outside …

The Globe in Africa: Geoffrey York on reporting from ground zero of the Ebola crisis

The Globe and Mail | <br>Show Description<p>The Globe’s Africa correspondent Geoff York is in Liberia where he is covering the ongoing Ebola crisis.<p>Articles Related to this Story<p>More from this section<p>Editor's Picks<p>Add to Watchlist<p>We've run into a glitch. Please try again later.

Globe in Monrovia: Forced cremation a final indignity in Ebola-stricken Liberia

<i>The Globe's Geoffrey York is in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, as the nation worst-hit by West Africa's Ebola outbreak grapples with an overwhelming public-health challenge. Follow him on Twitter at</i> @geoffreyyork <i>for updates.</i><p>When the body collectors arrived at the home of Theresa Jacob, at the top of …

Harper government backtracked on bill to curb surveillance

The Conservative government was poised to introduce a new law constraining a federal spy agency's ability to warrantlessly intercept some Canadian communications – until that bid was derailed amid controversies over unrelated legislation.<p>Legal fixes for Communications Security Establishment Canada, …

Temporary Foreign Worker Program misuse sanctioned by Harper government, union says

Documents show the Harper government allowed Alberta companies to pay thousands of foreign workers less than Canadians in 2013, the Alberta …

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Scrap foreign worker program, Alberta Federation of Labour says

The Alberta Federation of Labour says nothing short of scrapping the temporary foreign worker program is sufficient to protect the rights of Canadian workers.<p>President Gil McGowan says temporary foreign workers have been used as pawns by Canadian companies and paid below the median wage.<p>Federal …

Everything you need to know about temporary foreign workers

Jump to questions:<p>What is the Temporary Foreign Worker Program?<p>It is the overall name for a group of wide-ranging programs that allow foreigners to come to Canada temporarily. The program is primarily known for allowing employers to bring in workers to do jobs that are going unfilled in Canada. …

Short-staffed Social Security Tribunal shirks new hires despite huge backlog

Ailing, disabled and unemployed Canadians seeking benefits face increasingly long waits to have their appeals heard, even as full-time positions on the government's woefully backlogged Social Security Tribunal remain unfilled.<p>Documents obtained via the Access to Information Act suggest there won't …

Ninja Sphere promises to turn your house into a smart home for $329

Back in January, a smart home device called Ninja Sphere made over $650,000 on Kickstarter. Now, its creators (Ninjablocks) has started accepting its first pre-orders outside the crowdfunding website for $329 per unit. But, what can a Ninja Sphere do in the first place? Well, this …

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

An aspirin a day could dramatically cut people's chances of getting and dying from common cancers, according to the most detailed review yet of the cheap drug's ability to stem disease.<p>More than 130,000 deaths would be avoided over a 20-year period if Britain's 50- to 64-year-olds took a daily …

15 Quirky Gadgets and Accessories to Buy Today

It’s time for us to take another look at a bunch of quirky, imaginative and downright useful gadgets and accessories that you can buy today. Which one takes your fancy the most?<p>For more inspiration, check out our 2013 holiday gift guide, our previous collection of gadgets and accessories for geeks …