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Federal government closely monitoring shadow mortgage lenders

Government documents suggest the federal Department of Finance is keeping close tabs on shadow mortgage lenders, a fast-growing segment of the market that could threaten the country's financial stability if left unregulated.<p>Documents The Canadian Press obtained through Access to Information …

Scientists Put Shamanic Medicine Under The Microscope

In an unlikely collaboration with Amazonian shamans, medical researchers seek a cure for autoimmune disease.<p>Ten years ago, Mark Pischea, then a 42-year-old political consultant and father of five from Williamston, Michigan, was rushed to the hospital with severe stomach pain.<p>Pischea was diagnosed …

It's Stro time: Blue Jays' hopes in hands of young, confident pitcher

He has always defied the naysayers – haters is how he would refer to them – even as he was growing up, hearing repeatedly that he was too small to be a professional baseball pitcher.<p>And when he ripped up his knee during spring training last March and had to have what doctors insisted was …

‘Cholafied’ Turns Celebrities into Mexican Gang Divas

For <i>Cholafied</i>, Los Angeles-based artist and advertising student Michael Jason Enriquez transforms celebrities into 1990s street gang divas.<p>The term …

Mohamed Fahmy says Stephen Harper 'betrayed and abandoned' him

‘Sitting in that prison cell, it was difficult not to feel betrayed and abandoned by Prime Minister Harper,’ says recently freed former Al-Jazeera …

Watch Beck, Fiona Apple Cover California Classics at Tribute Concert

Beck, Fiona Apple, Jakob Dylan and Cat Power anchored an all-star tribute to classic California acts of the Sixties like the Byrds, Beach Boys and …

Breast cancer survivor who had a double mastectomy at age 23 gets floral tattoos on her reconstructed breasts instead of new nipples to 'take back control' of her body

A woman who underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 23 is 'taking back control' of her body by turning her …

Inside Canada's Arctic Prison

Yellowknife photographer Pat Kane had the rare opportunity to visit the North Slave Correctional Centre in the Northwest Territories. Here's what he saw.<p><i>This article appears in the Canadian VICE Magazine's</i> <i>October Prison Issue</i><p>The third floor of the Northwest Territories' largest jail smelled …

Crime

11 healthy habits to start now to reduce your breast cancer risk later

Breast cancer is a scary topic for women, with many of us admitting we worry more about developing breast cancer than we do heart disease — the number one killer of women. Yet, as with heart disease, we can significantly reduce the risk of certain types of breast cancers if we simply switch to …

Incredible Things You Never Knew About the Myers-Briggs Test

The world's most popular personality test has a fascinating, little-known history.<p>Long before introvert became a fashionable way to self-identify, long before the concept of a personality "profile" became a norm for realms like online dating, there was the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, otherwise …

Winnipeg family denied entry into U.S., held at border for 7 hours

A Winnipeg man says border officials in the United States treated him and his wife like terrorists over the weekend, with customs officers …

5 Reasons Why Neil Young’s Current Tour Is One of His Best in Decades

The Band Members Are All Neil Young Superfans<p>Willie Nelson's son Lukas actually formed his band, Promise of the Real, at a 2007 Neil Young show, and …

New passport processing system suspended after glitches, security gaps revealed

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has suspended its use of a new system to process passport applications after CBC News reported about widespread …

Ten Health Risks in Smoking Pot

Additional NSDUH findings on marijuana include:<p>19.8 million (7.5%) people were current (past month) users of marijuana in 2013, making it the most …

U.S. Steel flags disappear from plants minutes after court decision

It didn't take long for a well-known U.S. Steel symbol to disappear from steel plants in Hamilton and Nanticoke on Friday.<p>Moments after a Superior …

Bipolar Disorder and Drug Abuse

It’s very common to find people with bipolar using drugs of one kind or another. If you were to experience the constant interference, disruption and …

Mental Health

Idiots Are Already Upset About This Campbell's Ad with Two Gay Dads

Happy Friday.<p>Campbell's has a new line of soups designed around <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, and predictably, people are already crying foul of an LGBT component of the campaign.<p>The ad features a married gay couple feeding soup to their son. "Cooper, I am your father," one dad says, zooming the …

There is a type of fungus that can instantly induce orgasms in women with its smell

The medicinal qualities of certain plants and herbs are well known, and these types of natural remedies been used to heal people for thousands of …

The Secret to the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus

You could be making better hummus.<p>If it strikes you as a little weird that hummus received top billing as our 2015 Dish of the Year, then, well, you haven’t had chef Michael Solomonov’s. The incredibly rich, ineffably smooth version that he dishes up at Dizengoff, his bustling Philadelphia …

Vegan

8 Cauliflower Casseroles (And 6 More Recipes For Lovers Of The World's Greatest Veggie)

Stock up at the grocery store. This veggie is about to rule your kitchen.<p><b>8 Ways To Make Casserole Even More Delicious</b><p>When it comes to casseroles, cauliflower reigns supreme. Our favorite veggie always makes comfort food more cozy. Here are 8 creative ways to make it.<p><b>General Tso's Cauliflower</b><p>Sweet …

Cauliflower

How To Make A Peanut Butter Cup The Size Of A Pizza

It will come as no surprise to reveal we're Big Fans of peanut butter cups. We like them so much we ate a whole bunch to find out which brand is the best. But for serious peanut-butter-and-chocolate enthusiasts, this giant "peanut butter cup" is what you need.<p><i>Photo: Matt Duckor</i><p>BY JOANNA SCIARRINO<p>It …

Recipes

Canada captain complains at having to pay his own way home

Jamie Cudmore took to Twitter to criticise the World Cup organisers<p>Canada’s Jamie Cudmore is not a man afraid to speak his mind. After the devastating 17-15 defeat to Romania, he described the dressing room as “f****** horrible”. Now the Canadian captain has decided to take aim at the organisers of …

See How Refugees Use Selfies to Document Their Journey

Refugees take a selfie after arriving on the island of Lesbos in Greece.<br>Patrick Witty for TIME<p>1 of 16<p>Refugees fleeing war-torn territory have come to …

Jamaican Workout Kid challenged Usain Bolt to a footrace ... and he accepted

Chances are you've seen this YouTube video of Demarjay Smith acting like the next, biggest fitness video instructor. Ellen DeGeneres caught on and had him on her show. Not only did she interview him about how he motivates other kids to exercise, she surprised him with an appearance from Usain Bolt …

Canadian embassy flies Blue Jays flag, runs afoul of Canadian rules

Did you hear that the Toronto Blue Jays are playing in the ALDS on Thusday? They are, and the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., sure is excited about it.<p>So excited, in fact, that they strung up a Blue Jays flag along with the old Maple Leaf.<p>The problem, however, is that this isn't allowed under …

How E-Cigarettes are Helping Canadians Get High at School and Work

Enterprising stoners have figured out how to vape hash oil in order to get discreetly high in public.<p>Jessica Dascal is blowing a smoke ring from a dab rig in my face through FaceTime. It's emanating from a beautifully elaborate venti-sized contraption adorned in a "Starbud" decal resembling the …

What the F*ck Is Going on up in Canada?

Stephen Harper has designs on being a Christian oil sheikh.<p>Our neighbors to the north are fixing to have themselves an election on October 19. Canadian election night is one of my favorite regular programs on CSPAN because the CBC feed comes from the Parliament Building, the interior of which looks …

Why frequent sex makes women more fertile

Scientists say they’ve figured out why having frequent sex can increase a woman’s chances of getting pregnant, even when she is outside the window of …

Randy Quaid arrested again in Canada; Evi Quaid loses it again online

Randy Quaid has been arrested again, this time in Canada, where he and his wife, Evi Quaid, have been living since fleeing the U.S. in 2010 to escape what they described as "Hollywood star whackers."<p>The 64-year-old was detained Tuesday morning in Montreal by Canada Border Services agents for the …

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Justin Bieber Has a Huge Penis! (But Maybe We Shouldn’t Know That.)

There are Justin Bieber nude pics on the Internet. Very nude pics. Completely nude pics. We’ll pause while you google.<p>The ones you’ll find on most …

Ben Affleck