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What happened to Tim Hortons? The downfall of Canada's brand

What makes Tim Hortons Canadian? Is it the fact that the coffee is quite bland? Chris Lloyd<p>“It’s your first time in Canada? Oh, you have to try Timmies,” a former colleague informed me, when I landed in Toronto for a business trip several years ago. There was a Tim Hortons next to us in arrivals …

Canada

How to eat like a chef for less than £20 a week

Food sustainability isn’t just about protecting our environment, it’s about protecting us, the consumers, and supporting the farmers who make our food.<p>Affordability is a key element of what a sustainable diet looks like. I call my approach Root to Fruit eating. It is a philosophy that aims to make …

Seasonal Food

We designed Canada's cities for cars, not people – and the people are dying | Jennifer Keesmaat

If someone wanders into traffic – a child, a senior citizen – they don’t 'deserve' to die<p>In the last two years, 93 pedestrians or cyclists have died violently on the streets of Toronto. Just out running errands. Off to the doctor. On their way to work. Then without warning, human flesh encountered …

University of Toronto

Cycle touring with children: it can be done

One of the great joys of riding a bike is touring – pedalling from place to place, without a fixed timetable, ideally with camping gear and everything else you need strapped to your bike. So that poses a question: can you do it with children?<p>The answer is a qualified yes – qualified in the sense …

Cycling

South Koreans explain how they get around government porn censorship

When a person in South Korea tries to visit a porn site, they discover the government's National Police Agency Cyber Bureau has blocked it.<p>In this …

Drake Addresses Blackface Photo Used for Pusha-T Cover Art

The cover art for Pusha-T’s song “The Story of Adidon” is jarring: a photo of a young Aubrey Graham, better known as Drake, in blackface with wide grin.<p>The image, which accompanied the latest musical volley in an ongoing back-and-forth between the rappers, was an effective bit of opposition …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The school teaching North Korean refugees how to live in the South

More than 100 students attend Yeomyung school in Seoul, where they are taught the quirks of assimilating, from using credit cards to navigating the metro<p>Pak Sool marched down a flight of stairs, descending into Seoul’s metro for the first time at the age of 19, only to stare at the spaghetti-bowl …

Middle-class cocaine users are guilty of causing harm – as are most people | Julian Baggini

Not all middle-class cocaine snorters end up with blood running down their nostrils. But if justice secretary David Gauke is to be believed, they all have blood on their hands. Dinner party users, he says, should “feel a degree of guilt and responsibility” because they are “fuelling the industry …

Migrant Workers

[Weekender] Parking made easy via smartphone applications

From parking towers to vehicle elevators, South Koreans have found ways to alleviate the chronic parking space shortage.

[Weekender] The war of parking

Ever felt a sense of total devastation? How about trying to push a giant SUV forward so that it can make room for your c

A-Frame House Kit

The A-Frame House Kit is a solid option should you be on the market for a Do-it-Yourself kind of project and you’re convinced you’re quite the handy …

Licensing

Losing the booze: five ways to drink less without missing out

Sandwiched as it is between the first socially sanctioned dry periods of the year (Dry January, Febfast) and the later ones (Dry July, Ocsober), March can be a pretty boozy month. Those of us who abstained from drink after the excesses of Christmas have now probably eased back into our regular …

Alcohol

In Britain’s Playgrounds, ‘Bringing in Risk’ to Build Resilience

SHOEBURYNESS, England — Educators in Britain, after decades spent in a collective effort to minimize risk, are now, cautiously, getting into the business of providing it.<p>Four years ago, for instance, teachers at the Richmond Avenue Primary and Nursery School looked critically around their campus …

playgrounds

What is white culture, exactly? Here's what the stats say

A few months after I moved to New York, a magical conversation happened that would radically shift my psyche forever. I was telling my friend that I had gone to his favorite shop and he asked: “Who served you? Was it the tall white guy?”<p>I frowned and replied, “Are the rest of the staff not white?” …

Rachel Dolezal

Winter Olympics: hits and misses from the Pyeongchang Games

With the 2018 Games behind us, here is a look at some of the highs and lows of South Korea’s Winter Olympics<p>North Korea sent more synchronised cheerleaders than athletes to Pyeongchang, and everywhere they went the women were constantly photographed and cheered. For many South Koreans it was the …

I’m Korean American, And I Can’t Watch The Pyeongchang Olympics

I wasn’t prepared for how much it would hurt to see North and South Koreans competing, together, so close to the border that keeps them apart.<p><b>The Olympics</b> are the only sports I follow — or <i>followed</i>, past tense. With the Pyeongchang Winter Games, I haven’t been able to watch so much as a single full …

Canada's SOPA moment: Canadian telco giants pushing for site blocking without court orders

SOPA may be a distant memory for the Internet community, but Canada now finds itself in its own SOPA moment. Telecom giant Bell leads a coalition of …

Seoul food: 10 of the city’s best restaurants

Hadongkwan<p>A Seoul institution, the speciality here is <i>gomtang</i>, a highly nutritious beef bone soup (and a great hangover cure) - which has been made the same way since the restaurant opened in the 1930s. In fact gomtang is the only thing on the menu, although there are several variations. The beef …

South Korea

5 Big Stories to Watch at the Winter Olympics

Think you’re ready for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang? The Winter Games are set to begin this Friday, Feb. 9, with the opening ceremony<b>—</b>and …

Winter Olympics

Quick Peek Smart Labels

Quick Peek is a smart label system by BlueLounge, it helps you find the things you’ve packed quicker and easier. Simply use the accompanying app to …

An adorable look at the mechanics behind crawling

Learning how to crawl is a lot more complicated that most of us realize. But this baby walks, er, crawls you through it step by step. Kinesiology at …

A Bedroom Your Child Won’t Outgrow

If it seemed all too soon that your baby outgrew the cozy little nursery you spent so much time decorating before she was born, just wait — next, she’ll be graduating from toddler bed to twin, teddy bears to Taylor Swift, and rearranging the room herself.<p>To avoid spending too much money on …

What I Learned from Watching My iPad’s Slow Death

My old iPad just turned five, and it’s starting to die. If it could wonder about such things, it might question this prognosis. Its memory, after all, still retrieves information as quickly as it ever did. Its face hasn’t aged a day, projecting as vividly as it did in 2012, when Apple called it …

iPad Mini

Woman who bombed South Korean plane before 1988 Olympics wonders whether her 'sins can be pardoned'

DAEGU, South Korea - Until recently, she could often go full days without reminders of what happened. She preferred it that way. The event was so long ago. It was so terrible. She'd been pardoned for her crimes, and she'd tried to build a new version of her life. She got married. She raised two …

Iceland-inspired tiny house ships flat-packed for under $50K

“What would you do with 320 square feet?” That’s the question put forth by the adorable and affordable Plús Hús, an Iceland-inspired tiny dwelling …

Los Angeles

A Gabled Corridor Runs Through This Playful South Korean Home

Flipping the norm, the negative space of this entryway takes the shape of a traditional gabled house.<p>In the South Korean city of Ulsan, Rieuldorang Atelier reversed the norm by designing a cubist residence with a gabled cut-out in the form of a wide corridor traversing the building.<p>The …

‘O Canada’ Will Become Gender Neutral With New Lyrics

OTTAWA — It’s just two lyrics. But it took decades to change them.<p>Canada’s Senate on Wednesday approved changing the words of “O Canada,” the country’s national anthem, to make the English-language version gender neutral. The move came after decades of unsuccessful efforts, and some last-minute …

Canada

13 Modern Prefab Cabins You Can Buy Right Now

Construction in a controlled factory setting means these cozy prefab cabins are not only space-efficient, but also carefully built.<p>Prefabricated homes are known for their high quality of construction and quick build times—but that doesn’t mean that these residences sacrifice on design. Here, we …

'The Rodney King of western Canada': killing of indigenous man heads to trial

After a warm summer day spent swimming in a Saskatchewan river, the five friends piled into the car for the 50-minute ride home.<p>But as they headed towards the Red Pheasant First Nation in western Canada, a tyre blew out. The group pulled into a nearby farm, hoping to find help, they later told …

Canada

Made in North Korea – a unique glimpse of life inside a closed society

Sweet wrappers and posters are among graphic art to be shown in London for the first time<p>Glimpses of normal life in North Korea, something few outsiders ever sample, are to go on show in a London exhibition next month, including many items on display for the first time outside the communist …

North Korea