Rebecca Proulx

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6 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Awful Wi-Fi Network

Dropped connections, an ever-spinning update wheel, slow-loading webpages—these fist-clenching symptoms of shoddy Wi-Fi connections make wireless …

What Does a Parrot Know About PTSD?

Nearly 30 years ago, Lilly Love lost her way. She had just completed her five-year tour of duty as an Alaska-based Coast Guard helicopter rescue swimmer, one of an elite team of specialists who are lowered into rough, frigid seas to save foundering fishermen working in dangerous conditions. The day …

Birds

The science myths that will not die

False beliefs and wishful thinking about the human experience are common. They are hurting people — and holding back science.<p>In 1997, physicians in …

Trudeau victory may not signal a U-turn in Canada's climate policy

Those hoping the new PM will be a climate champion willing to fix the damage done by his predecessor Stephen Harper could be in for a reality check<p>Well before his stunning victory in Canada’s elections, Justin Trudeau, the Liberal party leader, telephoned David Suzuki, the country’s best-known …

Canada

Saudi authorities say at least 717 people dead in hajj stampede

A horrific stampede killed at least 717 pilgrims and injured hundreds more Thursday on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the deadliest tragedy to strike the annual hajj pilgrimage in more than two decades.<p>At least 863 pilgrims were injured in the crush, said the Saudi civil …

How The Wrong Cutting Board Can Sabotage Your Cooking

No joke.<p>If you're not really all that into cooking, chances are a cutting board is the least of your concerns. As long as there's a surface to slice and dice on, that will suffice, right? Well, that's actually wrong. Not only is a cutting board essential for keeping a sanitary kitchen, but having …

Kitchens

New publication targets 'high-brow marijuana smokers'

The world is warming up to recreational marijuana, and a southern New Brunswick startup is betting they're hungry for stories about it.<p>On Tuesday, Saint John's Revolution Strategy launched Civilized, an Internet publishing company targeting professionals who happen to enjoy marijuana. Founder and …

Cannabis

To Curb Pain Without Opioids, Oregon Looks To Alternative Treatments

When Portland resident Doris Keene raised her four children, she walked everywhere and stayed active. But when she turned 59, she says, everything fell apart.<p>"My leg started bothering me. First it was my knees." She ignored the pain, and thinks now it was her sciatic nerve acting up, all along. "I …

Naturopathic Medicine

11 Recipes To Fall in Love With Feta this Fall - Chowhound

Unless you’re Greek you probably don’t have a passionate opinion about feta. In Greece, feta is the Brad Pitt of the cheese world. From breakfast to …

Cooking

50+ DIY Pet Projects

Pets can be your best buddy – they’re here for you through thick and thin, providing comfort and playtime fun. So why not make something special for …

Pets

Europe’s Olive Trees Are Dying. Here’s Why You Should Care

Olive oil, staple of the much-ballyhooed Mediterranean diet, is about to get a little more expensive.<p>The world’s top producers, Spain and Italy, have faced a series of plagues that led one Italian newspaper to refer to 2014 as “the black year of Italian oil.” Ninety-five percent of the world’s …

Costa Rica