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Everything You Need to Know About the Amanda Knox Case

Refresh your memory before the Netflix documentary is available to stream.<p>Between OJ Simpson and JonBenét Ramsey, 2016 has been a bumper year for TV re-examinations of renowned criminal cases. Next in line is the trial of Amanda Knox, the Seattle-born study-abroad student who spent almost four …

Crime

Montreal pit bull ban draws lawsuit from SPCA

Targeting pit bulls is discriminatory and contrary to Quebec’s animal-welfare laws, says SPCA<p>MONTREAL – The Montreal SPCA is mounting a legal …

The Men Who Fetishise Mentally Ill Women

What do you do when you find yourself trapped with a partner who thinks your illness is the hottest thing about you?<p>"Think of it this way," writes Plenty of Fish user JPD0414. "If you have a girl who's already happy and confident, there isn't much for you to improve, and you won't affect her life …

Mental Health

Creative Apartment in Ukraine Packed with Design Ideas

Svoya Studio completed this creative apartment in Ukraine for a painter and her family. For an artistic household, the project <b>“Shhh…”</b> had to be as …

Edward Burtynsky's corrupted landscapes – in pictures

Beautiful yet terrifying, Edward Burtynsky’s aerial photography is a reminder of just how much human activity has affected the planet – as industry and agriculture leave indelible scars everywhere

Photography

For $71,000, live large in a new little place

WASHINGTON - The idea started on an empty alley lot in Northeast Washington's little-known Stronghold neighborhood. Brian Levy wanted to show those …

5 Examples of Iconic Modern Architecture That Have Serious Flaws

From Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater to Philip Johnson’s Glass House, AD surveys some of the most architecturally significant homes that were built with flaws<p>Architecture, like art, becomes iconic when it breaks from the current mode and challenges viewers and inhabitants to approach living with …

Experts debunk study that asserts LGBT people aren’t ‘born this way’

Are we, as Lady Gaga tells us, <i>born this way</i>?<p>As a lesbian, I’ve long wondered whether my sexual orientation is something I chose or something …

LGBTQI

6 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Therapy

This month, Rita Ora joined a group of celebs—including Kerry Washington and Ellie Goulding—who have openly talked about going to therapy. In an …

Mental Health

The wild future of prostitution

Having sex with a robot could be coming to our shores — or beds — sooner than we think.<p>With improving technology, and a growing appetite for sexual …

Backpacking in Morocco: Costs, Tips and Places to See

AfricaBlogMorocco<p>18 Aug 2016<p>1<p>From the orange sands of the Sahara to the blue streets of Chefchaouen, Morocco is a country full of colour, history and …

Six personal finance moves to make before age 30 — But it’s never too late to start

<i>Q: My daughter is in her mid-twenties and recently got out on her own for the first time. She’s finished school and has some student loans, but was</i> …

What Canadians should do to increase their net worth

<i>Excerpted from</i> The Modern Couple's Money Guide <i>by Lesley-Anne Scorgie</i> <i>© 2016, Lesley-Anne Scorgie. All rights reserved. Published by Dundurn Press.</i><p>Almost every week I get asked "What should my net worth be?" The answer just isn't that simple, because it's based on what your goals are for the …

Personal Finance

Hospital crises show the gap between how doctors and patients perceive events

Instead of asking, ‘what kind of doctor do I want be?’, which can be influenced by institutional expectations, doctors should focus on a far simpler question<p>As a relatively young oncologist I saw a patient scheduled for surgery that morning. I didn’t know him but he was on my list because he needed …

Medicine

NASA Releases Over 1,000 New Images of Mars' Incredibly Diverse Surface

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) was launched into space in 2005, and since that time, it’s rotated around the red planet, snapping photos of all that it sees. This spacecraft transmits images back to Earth every month, but the most recent batch—1,035 pictures total—is especially meaningful: …

Divorce

8 Easy And Creative Ways To Add More Protein To Your Salads

When prepared deliciously, salads are the best. They’re often loaded with fibrous veggies and packed with other nutrients, while being totally low in …

Healthy Eating

Are Brains The New Biceps? Why Mental Training Is The New Game In Town

Professional athletes and performance-driven people alike are making mental skills training part of their regimen. Here's how to train your brain like the pros.<p>The physical prowess of an athlete is indisputable. Gravity-defying dunks, aerodynamic leaps, and 100 mph throws are all part of the allure …

Top 10

Pokemon Go helping to support national parks

<i>Pokémon Go</i> has swept the nation and gotten people out of the house in both good and bad ways.<p>Not every location has been happy to see an influx of …

Airbnb listing in Japan reveals travel destination with exclusive use of huge private island

Sleep in a <b>traditional Japanese house</b> while surrounded by <b>rice paddies, beaches, tree-houses, zip lines and a lighthouse</b> on your very own private …

People often defend an alleged rapist's character. Here's why you should doubt them

The character witness holds tremendous power. This person vouches for the perpetrator, who in many high-profile cases is accused of sexual …

Domestic Violence

17 Genius Cooking Tricks That Professional Chefs Want You To Know

Steal their secrets and everything you make will get a little bit more delicious.

Eggs

Canada creates $200-billion in housing wealth, but at what cost?

There are costs attached to what Bank of Nova Scotia calculates is the $200-billion in housing wealth created in Canada over the past year.<p>Among those costs are the fast erosion of affordability and the build-up in household debt to the point that it’s now one of the most worrisome in the world.<p>The …

Canadian Real Estate

Doctors Tell Us How Hiking Can Change Our Brains

“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while …

Ontario unveils $72-million plan to fight human trafficking

The Ontario government will spend up to $72-million over four years in a new anti-trafficking strategy, with support for indigenous-led approaches to tackling the issue as one of its priorities.<p>Government ministers unveiled the strategy on Thursday at Covenant House in Toronto, a shelter for …

Canada

Inside review: Get ready to take a hard turn into weirdsville in this haunting narrative platformer

[np_storybar title=”Inside” link=””]<p><b>Score: 9.0/10</b> <b><br>Platform:</b> Xbox One (reviewed), Windows PC<b><br>Developer:</b> Playdead<b><br>Publisher:</b> Playdead<b><br>Release:</b> June 29, …

How to Find Your Creative Sweet Spot

Everyone has a creative sweet spot—a time during the day when you're just better than your normal self. Studies show this! So the question is, when …

15 Ways to Get Someone Out of Your Head

7. Don't waste all of your time trying to figure someone else out.<p>Have you ever found that you just can’t stop thinking about someone—what they did …

Self-help
Self-improvement

The Science of Inspiration (and How to Make It Work for You)

Inspiration is fickle and difficult. We all strive for those bright "Aha!" moments, whether we work in a creative or logical field. While it's not a …

Creativity