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Where did all our skilled workers go?

Once upon a time, shop class was mandatory in most high schools. There was a belief that even if a student wasn’t intent on becoming a mechanic or carpenter, having some basic life skills in these areas wasn’t a bad thing.<p>Over time, however, shop began to look dated and irrelevant and was given …

How five meals a day can protect your kids from obesity

Want to help protect your kids from obesity? Get them to eat five meals a day.<p>Researchers in Finland set out to identify early risk factors for obesity, particularly when it comes to the relationship between meal frequency and obesity.<p>To do so, they tracked 4,000 study participants, with …

Patients, doctors upset by Canada’s commercialization of marijuana

When Health Canada got into the medical marijuana business, it was a small market: Just 477 people were licensed to legally buy medical marijuana in 2002, one year into the program.<p>But that was then. There are now 37,000 licensed users, a figure the federal government projects will grow to more …

Krist Novoselic on Kurt's Writing Process and the 'In Utero' Aesthetic

"I listened to a lot of Nirvana lately," bassist <b>Krist Novoselic</b> says one morning in early September. It is a couple of weeks before the release of a …

23 Classic Album Covers That Are Even Better As Animated GIFs

Now if only there was a way to display these in your bedroom...

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic On 'In Utero' Compromises, How The Doors Influenced 20th Anniversary Remix

Twenty years ago, Nirvana released "In Utero," their most controversial and, sadly, final studio album. After the unlikely mainstream success of …

Bill Murray: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about inaccessibility and freedom, commitment and fatherhood. And Wes Anderson. And citrus fruit.<p><i>Published in the June/July 2012 issue</i><p><i>Friday, early evening in the basement of Murray's house in Charleston, South Carolina. Raab got into town around noon.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> Your name came up …

Ontario Privacy Watchdog Is Not Amused With The NSA (VIDEO)

Ontario's privacy watchdog delivered a scathing indictment of the NSA's efforts to circumvent internet encryption standards.<p>Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's …

How to fix southwestern Ontario’s economy

No silver bullet, but a salvo of ideas<p>While the national unemployment rate currently stands at 7.2 per cent, some regions are suffering more than …

How obsessed are you with your smartphone? This video will make you feel really bad about it

The woman's boyfriend gazes into his smartphone as they embrace in bed. A couple getting engaged on the beach pause to take a selfie in the sand. A child stops swinging in the park to peer at her phone screen. A runner blathers into his phone about some other guy dragging a box under his car.<p>A new …

Why the Mohawks are no longer walking the high steel

Pete Marquis doesn't drink on his drive home from work any more. He dreams.<p>Night is falling over the I-87. With his callused hands resting on the steering wheel, Mr. Marquis peers down the darkening highway. He has been driving 590 kilometres between his home outside Montreal and his job in New …

Harper’s northern tour ends with tussle involving Chinese reporter

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's tour of the North ended Friday with a dust-up involving a Chinese journalist who was prevented from asking a question about rules surrounding foreign takeovers.<p>Li Xuejiang of the People's Daily, China's largest newspaper, has been following the week-long tour.<p>The …

A fragrant and intense clematis with a promise of two months of blooms

<b>Plant of the week</b><p>Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love'<p><b>Why you should plant it</b><p>What could be more glorious that a clematis that's both fragrant and covered with intense purple blooms at this time of year? I can't guarantee this one is going to live up to the hype or that you can find it easily. But it looks …

Rogers First Rewards Program Expands to London; SW Ontario Coming Soon

Rogers has announced its First Rewards program is now available in London, Ontario. Soon, the rewards program will expand to Southwestern Ontario to …

Animation Shows How the Galaxy Shapes in Space Photos Come About

Space collisions are massive, unbelievably powerful events. When two galaxies collide — that is, when their gravitational fields start interacting …

Unions accuse Ottawa of targeting agriculture researchers for layoffs

Hundreds of scientists and other employees who support research at the federal Agriculture Department have been told that their jobs are being eliminated or could be cut as part of a transformation process mandated by the Harper government.<p>The layoff warnings follow similar reductions in the …

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Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis almost formed a supergroup with Paul McCartney

Eat your heart out Asia, this would have been the supergroup to beat. Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis had it in mind to start jamming together and, …

Shazam Is Generating Big Bucks for iTunes and Amazon

Music identification app Shazam generated $300 million in digital download sales in 2012, according to a presentation given by the company’s …

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