Michael Emmanuel Kompass

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Study Finds Making Art May Keep Our Brains Healthy

We’ve all heard about art’s psychological and physiological effects. Researchers have found, for instance, that a lunchtime jaunt to an art gallery …

9 (More) Abandoned Mansions and Houses Left to Decay

<i>(Image: Adam Jones, Ph.D., cc-sa-3.0)</i><p>Abandoned mansions and decaying houses have proved popular with photographers, populating image sharing sites …

How authors from Dickens to Dr Seuss invented the words we use every day

The English language didn't just spring from nowhere. So who introduced such gems as cojones, meme, nerd and butterfingers?<p><b>Butterfingers</b><p>Charles Dickens used the term in his 1836 The Pickwick Papers (more properly called The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club): "At every bad attempt at a catch, …

Scenes from the Odyssey in Ancient Art

Melian relief with Penelope and Eurykleia.<p>After the fight against the suitors, Eurykleia tries to persuade Penelope that her husband has returned. …

The Most Astonishing Wave-Tracking Experiment Ever

I'm standing on a beach and I see, a few hundred yards out, a mound of water heading right at me. It's not a wave, not yet, but a swollen patch of ocean, like the top of a moving beach ball, what sailors call a "swell." As it gets closer, its bottom hits the rising shore below, forcing the water …

The Remarkable Predictions And Inventions Of Winston Churchill

Though primarily known as a statesman, Winston Churchill was also a very capable futurist and inventor. From the rise of Nazi Germany and the Iron …

World History

Why grammar lessons should be renamed ‘understanding language’

It’s an exciting time for grammar, according to the experts. But there’s a need for fresh thinking and the word itself can be misleading<p>Some of the country’s most eminent linguists came together for English Grammar Day, presented by UCL and Oxford University in association with the British Library, …

The Long and Winding History of the Thames

Steve Brooker treads through a sea of slime, protected by rubber boots and fisherman’s coveralls, stopping every few feet to probe the soggy ground …

10 Surprising Origins of Common Words

The study of etymology can lead to some surprising results. Between English’s mixed Latin, Germanic and French origins, explorers traveling the world …

Linguistics

Jack White

Whenever he talks about the White Stripes, Jack White always stresses Meg White’s importance to the band—and how could he not? She was the only other person up on stage. In the current issue of <i>Rolling Stone,</i> he says, “I would often look at her onstage and say, ‘I can’t believe she’s up here.’ I …

Blues-rock

Lazaretto

We gave it a <b>B</b><p>Every Jack White song sounds like it has always existed. Play this new album without context, and you could probably convince people …

Willie Nelson: Band of Brothers

A minute into Willie Nelson's new set of songs – largely self-penned for a change – it's clear the man who wrote Patsy Cline's "Crazy" 50-some years …

Mastodon: Once More ‘Round The Sun

"This time, things will work out just fine," drummer Brann Dailor sings in a rare moment of sunshine during the charging second track on Mastodon's …

Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dies At 70

Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack, who rose to prominence with such hits as "Lookin' For A Love" and "That's The Way I Feel About Cha," died Friday at age 70, his publicist says.<p>Womack began putting out records in the early 1960s as the lead singer of The Valentinos. He straddled styles ranging …

Exercise won't stop sitting all day from potentially killing you

Here's another reason to dread going into the office: Sitting at your desk all day can kill you.<p>A recently released report from the University of …

Cancer

BREAKING NEWS: SCC grants declaration of #aboriginal title to more than 1700 square kilometres of land in BC to #Tsilhqotin. More to come.

Luis Suarez banned 4 months for biting incident

Luis Suarez's World Cup is over.<p>The Uruguay striker has been banned from all soccer activities for four months for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini …

Soccer

Guzzlers prevailed Thursday as New York's highest court refused to reinstate New York City's ban on the sale of big sodas, ruling that the city's health department overstepped its bounds when approved the 16-ounce or 453-gram cap on sugary beverages. http://cbc.sh/G9xaw4Q What do you think of this ruling?

Tsilhqot'in First Nation granted B.C. title claim in Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court of Canada has granted declaration of aboriginal title to more than 1,700 square kilometres of land in British Columbia to the …

Canada

My Job Chart Organizes Kids' Chores and Teaches Them About Money

Web/Android/iOS: My Job Chart takes the idea of teaching kids the value of money with a job board and digitizes it, also including the concepts of …

Five Money Mistakes Even Good Savers Make

Saving money consistently takes discipline and hard work, and even people who try to save responsibly can fall prey to some common mistakes. Your …

Many eggs, one basket: The case for merging your accounts

You filed your tax return (on time!) and received a nice, fat refund. Feels good, right?<p>Then you find something at the bottom of a stack of papers in the office: a rogue T-3 slip from some mutual fund you forgot you even had. Oops.<p>For many Canadians who have money stashed away in multiple bank and …

Retirement

CTV Vancouver: Kim Jong Un threatens war over film

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MTV

Live from the draft: Not much surprise in the top five

Aaron Ekblad goes first overall, while the two Sams, Leon Draisaitl and Michael Dal Colle follow. Our prospect expert breaks down the beginning of …

NHL

Canada's Ekblad taken as top pick of NHL Draft by Panthers | News Home | Reuters

(Reuters) - Aaron Ekblad from the Ontario Hockey League’s Barrie Colts was taken with the number one pick of the 2014 NHL Draft by the Florida Panthers at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on Friday.<p>Aaron Ekblad (middle) reacts after being selected as the number one overall pick to the Florida …

Ice Hockey

Canucks were doomed to be fleeced on Ryan Kesler trade from the start

Ryan Kesler is looking at the Canucks in his rear-view mirror, off to Disneyland in a Mickey Mouse trade for Vancouver. But don't blame GM Jim …

NHL