Susan Alward

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New Sydney veterans' drop-in centre to focus on cannabis therapy

A new veterans' drop-in centre in Sydney will focus on cannabis therapy for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.<p>The centre is being …

Cannabis

Aaron Hernandez and the NFL: A History of Violence

Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder on Wednesday, and this did not exactly come as a surprise, except maybe to those who seem to …

90 Years Of Hollywood Stars, Caricatured By Al Hirschfeld

The legendary illustrator Al Hirschfeld, known as the “Line King,” lived for a century–from 1903 to 2003–and spent the majority of that century drawing pen-and-ink caricatures of Broadway and Hollywood stars. His drawings of the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Sidney Poitier, Ringo Starr, and Julia …

Tom Hanks

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Slurping Soup, Snapping Gum Ranked Among People's Biggest Audio Pet Peeves

If you're an unrepentant soup-slurper, one in four people would like to have a word with you.<p><i>Photo Credit: Flickr</i><p>Do you suffer from misophonia? If the words above made you cringe, the answer is probably yes<p>Last week, <i>The New York Times</i> published an essay from Barron H. Lerner, a primary care …

Barrie, Ont., house explosion linked to drug activity, police say

Police say an explosion and fire at a house in Barrie, Ont., appears to have been the result of a suspected drug making operation in the garage.<p>Barrie police say three men and a woman were taken to hospital after the explosion Friday night.<p>A man and woman remain in critical condition, while two men …

9 Strategies For Battling Stress

Don't let tension take over your life<p>A little stress can be a good thing, but it’s important to keep it under control. These strategies will help you retain your Zen.<p>1. Bounce Back<p>Some people are naturally resilient, but it’s also a learned skill. Stress inoculation gradually exposes people to …

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

27 Things You Probably Never Noticed In "Grease"

Rizzo's side-eye is the original side-eye.

5 Fashion

Jenn de la Vega / January 14, 2015<p>We may not have our flying cars yet, but we’re not far off from futuristic and glamorous gadgets. Today, …

Whitney Houston’s Family Slams Lifetime, Angela Bassett Over Unauthorized Biopic

While Lifetime’s Whitney Houston biopic was packed with many hell-to-the-yes moments, not everyone was happy to see a skewed version of the singer’s …

Whitney Houston

The 10 Best Moments From Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Surprise’ Charity Concert

By this point, it’s a little absurd to label Bruce Springsteen‘s set at the annual Light of Day concert a “surprise.” He’s played the New Jersey …

Music

Watch All of the 2014 Movie Trailers in One Glorious Mashup

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Star Wars

5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …

Facts About Vaping That Shut Down The Haters

Vaping may not provide us with vitamins and nourishing minerals to sustain life, but it would suffice to say most of the noise surrounding this topic …

10 Facts That Everyone Gets Wrong About Vaping

About a year ago, a couple of good friends invited me to help them run a vape shop and eventual e-juice manufacturer in my hometown (Louisville, …

On Eminem's Fifteenth Anniversary, His Act Feels More Tired Than Ever

Eminem’s first major album, <i>The Slim Shady LP</i>, came out in 1999, kicking off a career that would seem to have burned too brightly for any claims on …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Amazing Facial Hair Designs from the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships

It's that time of year again! Time to enjoy the results of the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. For the annual event, men flock to the competition to show off their amazing facial hair designs. The website explains, “From delicate Dali moustaches to anything-goes full beard freestyles …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>The rising star dishes on fame and wears the 5 freshest summer style swerves you should try.<p>By Samuel Hine1 day agoView More<p>Best Stuff<p>We wheeled …

Dog walker pleads guilty after six dogs die in her care

A B.C. dog walker pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two charges stemming from the deaths of six dogs in her care, and her attempt to cover it up.<p>Emma …

Crime

The End: Ryan Patrick Gillis, 1984-2014

A happy-go-lucky child, he fell into drugs as an adolescent. After hitting rock bottom, he discovered yoga and a new love of life.<p>Ryan Patrick Gillis …

Sherwood Park

Calgarians Brave Frigid Temperatures, Snow At Remembrance Day Ceremony

CALGARY - It was cold and snowing lightly, but more than 2,000 people still turned out for a Remembrance Day ceremony in Calgary.<p>Many older veterans …

9 places where in-the-know Montrealers go to dine

If you were to make a game of identifying cities based on their most popular ingredients, which one would get morel and porcini mushrooms, stacks of fresh, feathery mint and underused but delicious herbs like sorrel and lovage?<p>What city would serve them with affordable, natural wines, with crisp, …

How to Squeeze Meditation into Your Busy Schedule

You want to start a meditation practice … but …<p>You have to be at the office early<br>• Your kids need to get to day-care<br>• You need to make breakfast—and …

Meditation

7 Easy Steps to Starting Your Home Yoga Practice Today

Starting your own home practice can seem daunting, confusing and awkward. But instead of using that as an excuse, let's embrace it.<p>Here are seven steps that will make starting your own yoga practice today far easier than you thought:<p><b>1. Just start.</b><p>A home yoga practice isn't just for those who are …

5 Unusual Ways to Meditate for Simple Daily De-stressing

<b>“Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” ~</b><b>Joan Borysenko</b><p>Meditating even for just two minutes every day could help reduce …

Meditation

13 ways to meditate without sitting like a monk

OK, you hate sitting, too much like the office. Here’s why. Sitting meditation only works for 20%, maybe monks in Tibetan monasteries and at New Age …

Meditation