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Canadian railways offer $15,000 signing bonuses to woo workers amid labour shortage

MONTREAL/VANCOUVER — In a battle to unclog rail bottlenecks that left Canadian commodities trapped in landlocked western provinces this winter, the …

Business (Canada)

Sunrise over the fog Photo by Ron Cunningham — National Geographic Your Shot

Photography

JavaScript Algorithms and Data Structures

This repository contains JavaScript based examples of many popular algorithms and data structures.<p>Each algorithm and data structure has its own …

A nasty – and really severe – marijuana side effect is helped by hot showers, doctors say

By the time Thomas Hodorowski made the connection between his marijuana habit and the bouts of pain and vomiting that left him incapacitated every …

Medicine

This Common Word Makes You Sound More Negative Than You Want To

This tiny word is nearly unavoidable but frequently overused. Everything that follows it tends to make you sound like a downer.<p>The language you use shapes others’ impressions of you, but there’s a chance that some of your most common words don’t put you in the best light. In fact, I’ve already …

Self-help

Stephen Hawking, physicist who came to symbolize the power of the human mind, dies at 76

Stephen W. Hawking, the British theoretical physicist who overcame a devastating neurological disease to probe the greatest mysteries of the cosmos and become a globally celebrated symbol of the power of the human mind, died March 14 at his home in Cambridge, England. He was 76.<p>His family announced …

Physics

Here’s why the courts may strike down provinces’ bans on growing your own pot

Provincial laws that bar people from growing their own marijuana will certainly be challenged in the courts, and the challenges have a “a decent …

Surgical Patients May Be Feeling Pain—and (Mostly) Forgetting It

Amnesic anesthetics are convenient and help patients make a faster recovery, but they don't necessarily prevent suffering during surgery.<p>In June 2007, in a small room that leads into the operating theater, a middle-aged woman lies on a metal trolley. She is here for a hysterectomy, though no one …

11-year-old Cub Scout kicked out of Colorado den after questioning senator on gun control

An 11-year-old Cub Scout from Colorado was kicked out of his scouting group after asking a Republican senator about gun legislation.<p>The incident …

The Strange Political Afterlife of Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Terminator is suiting up for a new adversary: Donald Trump.<p>MUNICH, Germany—The Governator is off to conduct the band at his favorite beer tent at Oktoberfest. Why? Well, he finished his salty half-chicken, gave the photographers the pose he knew they wanted—the one in which he's holding the …

Donald Trump

Marijuana company plans to turn a small California town into a stoner's paradise

Looks like there'll soon be a Vegas-like destination in a remote part of California, designed just for pot lovers.<p>American Green Inc., a marijuana …

Cannabis

Meet the Wonderfully Nerdy CEO Who Is Now America's Richest Self-Made Woman in Tech

Bill Gates is actually the male version of Judy Faulkner<p>Judy Faulkner hates high heels.<p>Stockings too.<p>“High heels hurt,” she told <i>The Capital Times</i>. …

Bill Gates

This Mom Nails Why Teaching Girls To Dress ‘Modestly’ Is Bullsh*t

Mom and popular blogger says she won’t teach her daughters to dress modestly<p>When was the first time your clothes were criticized? Were you a young …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

14 Things to Do Before You Take a Picture

It can be easy to pull our cameras out of our bags and start shooting, leaving the fate of the shoot to our post-processing skills and imagination …

How Young Muslims Define 'Halal Dating' For Themselves

When 18-year-old Nermeen Ileiwat first began college, she could not wait to get into a relationship — maybe even get engaged before graduation. But after one year, the rising sophomore realized she had no idea what she wanted out of life and was in no position to get into a relationship.<p>That …

Sorry humans, it’s time to prepare for the Machinocene era

Human-level intelligence is familiar in biological hardware—you’re using it now. Science and technology seem to be converging, from several directions, on the possibility of similar intelligence in non-biological systems. It is difficult to predict when this might happen, but most artificial …

Could Time-Blocking Replace Your To-Do List?

This is how to schedule your workday to get the most done.<p>A few years ago, my to-do list was an endless source of frustration. At the end of every day, it seemed like it had more items on it than when I started. I never seemed to get it all done.<p>So, in an effort to understand what was going on, I …

Early photos of life at Apple with Steve Jobs, from the company's first few employees

Needless to say, the company has changed dramatically since 1977, when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak moved out of the Jobs' family garage to the company's first official corporate address, 20863 Stevens Creek Blvd., (Building 3, Suite C) in Cupertino, California.<p>The pair had begun shipping their …

It's Official: A Brand-New Human Organ Has Been Classified

Your body now has an extra organ.<p>Researchers have classified a brand-new organ inside our bodies, one that's been hiding in plain sight in our …

12 Things to Add to 2018 For a Healthier, Happier Year

In the New Year, there are some things you should cut back on to be healthier, but also so many things you should add in. The best part? They're so simple — and many of them cost absolutely nothing. Try adding more of each of these to your day-to-day in 2018 to make this year so much better than …

Wellness

There is a new type of hangover and it has nothing to do with what you drink

Scientists make 'emotional' discovery...<p>Have you ever woken up with what seems to be a raging hangover after a night of absolutely no drinking at all?<p>…

Siri and Alexa's future: Health and emotional support?

People do personify these chatbots. They're confidants, they're advisers, they're companions.<p>Rana el Kaliouby, CEO of Affectiva

Smart Homes

Transport Canada Renews Santa’s Pilot’s License, Warns Him Not to Text and Drive

Even Santa needs to be warned not to use his cellphone while driving his sleigh. According to Transport Canada, old Saint Nick has been granted a …

Canada

The 2017 movies we're geeking out for

Let's go to the movies! These are the sci-fi, fantasy, action and generally geeky flicks we're excited about in 2017.<p>Once again, superheroes and sequels (and superhero sequels) dominate the box office listings. But it's not all retreads and remakes; there are actually some original movies coming to …

Sequels

Pope extends power to forgive abortion to all Roman Catholic priests | Reuters

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Monday extended indefinitely to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors in most parts of the world.<p>Francis, who has made a more inclusive and forgiving Roman Catholic Church a …

32 Beautiful Book Quotes To Read When You're Feeling Lost

"In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart."<p>2. “There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”<p>—Bram Stroker, <i>Dracula</i><p>3. “I want you to remember who you are, despite the bad things that are happening to you. …

The Better Sex Diet: Eat These Foods to Perform Better in Bed

Sex life a little slugglish lately? You don’t need to experiment with crazy sex positions or bizarro foreplay—a simple diet change could go a long …