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7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Top 10

How exercise can deter disease such as dementia and cancer

Sure, physical activity is good for your body and mind. But why? And how much of it do you really need?<p>Researchers examining the benefits of exercise are now getting down to the nitty-gritty, finding new clues about how it may deter illnesses such as dementia and cancer.<p>While there's plenty of …

Carrick best reads: How debt can damage a relationship

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>Love + debt = divorce</b><br>All about the stress that debts can bring to a relationship.<p><b>Why is investing so complicated?</b><br>A Harvard economics professor looks at this …

Personal Finance

A Visual Guide To All Of Those Unpronounceable Ingredients In Processed Food

What do those mystery chemicals actually do? Take a tour of the most common additives to find out how food scientists modify what you eat.<p>If you’ve ever perused an ingredient list and wondered why there’s polyglycerol polyricinoleate in your candy bar or tertiary-butylhydroquinone in your cereal–or …

Nutrition

June 2015

Diversity

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.<p>Margaret Mead extolled the value of “spiritual and mental ancestors” in how we form our identity — those people to whom we aren’t related but whose …

Literature

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Immunotherapy

Your Genes Might Affect Your Credit Score

Your credit score isn't controlled by any one cause, but your genes may be a key factor.<p>There is the standard list of factors that influence your …

The death of Queen Elizabeth will be the most disruptive event in Britain in the last 70 years

UPDATE: A new, revised, and expanded version of this story was published on December 27, 2016. Click here to read it »<p>Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, is not going to live …

Queen Elizabeth II

Carrick best reads: What you need to know about CPP and OAS

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>What you need to know about CPP and OAS</b><br>A good rundown on how much retirement income you can expect to make from the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security if …

THE BIG SEVEN, by Jim Harrison

Featuring murder, treachery, calamity, and revenge.<p><b>The days when you had to choose</b> between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone. The days when you were steadfastly denied cheap thrills and blood and quality mayhem just because you picked up a so-called literary novel? Kaput. We're …

Books

When it comes to abortion, do medical schools need to smarten up?

Thirty-one per cent of Canadian women under 45 have had an abortion — yet many schools simply won’t teach it.<p>Nina Nguyen, a third-year medical …

Negotiating mistakes you should not make

Our work life is filled with negotiations, big and small. Whether we're working on a multimillion-dollar contract or just trying to settle on a place to hold a meeting, we're negotiating. And often we freeze up in such circumstances, afraid of confrontation.<p>"The biggest difficulty with negotiations …

Canadian Medical Community Calls For National Prescription Drug Plan

OTTAWA - It's a buzzword in the medical community, although one that hasn't quite caught fire yet with Canadians at large: pharmacare, a national …

Ottawa's own backyard a land of missed development opportunities

Hear ye, Hear ye.<p>The National Capital Commission, much-maligned steward of federal lands in the Ottawa region, is calling on the "world's best" to transform one of the last patches of undeveloped downtown real estate into a new signature destination for Canada.<p>"We envisage a bold, new anchor …

Canada

Canada 2020

The pollster on Canada’s pronounced progressive swing<p>Frank Graves, founder of EKOS Research, is one of the country’s most thoughtful pollsters. He …

Canada

1 Big Investing Mistake Many Millennials Are Making

Millennials are doing a good job of saving and demonstrating financial responsibility, but their investment habits aren't quite up to par, yet.<p>Recent …

Cut Your Debt While You're Still in School | Student Finance 101

The easiest way to pay off student debt is to keep it down in the first place.<p>To be fair, that's harder for some than for others. We all have …

Personal Finance

Why Millennials Should Have Kids—and Soon

There are plenty of financial—not to mention lifestyle—reasons not to have a child, but there are also costs to delaying or forgoing, notes MONEY …

Parenting

Gen Y’s financial woes are now everyone’s problem

The salary news for grads is bad<p>Data presented in the 2013 Grad Study from the Council of Ontario Universities show average salaries for students six months after graduation have risen only slightly in recent years, while salaries two years out are actually down.<p>Year<p>Avg annual salary:<br>6 mos. …

Remembering Steve Jobs, the Man Who Did Almost Everything Right

Steven Paul Jobs, the legendary Apple boss who set the company on its course to becoming the world’s most cash-rich company before passing away three …

Celebrate Steve Jobs’ life with this amazing video from 1997

Apple co-founder and visionary CEO Steve Jobs passed away three years ago today, at the age of 56.<p>In addition to co-creating the company with Steve Wozniak in 1976, Jobs personally oversaw the creation of the Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes and OS X — as well as funding Pixar during its rise …

Steve Jobs