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How to rein in your sweet tooth

If you're committed to kicking your sugar habit this year, I commend you. An excessive sugar intake does more than hold on to unwanted pounds. Research suggests a sugar-laden diet raises the risk of dying from heart disease, contributes to Type 2 diabetes and may even interfere with brain function. …

Starbucks app allows you to avoid the lineup

Print<p>Related<p>Starbucks is launching its mobile app service in Vancouver, letting you order ahead of time so your steaming latte is ready when you …

9 Ways to Use Quinoa in the New Year

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

Healthy Eating

Senator Mike Duffy earned $91,000 for speaking at events hosted by lobby groups and trade associations

In addition to the expenses for which he stands accused of fraud, Sen. Mike Duffy topped up his $132,000 annual Senate salary by charging as much as …

Here’s The Secret To Communicating With Irrational, Angry Or Crazy People

We all have to deal with our share of hotheads and crazies. What does research say works with them?<p>First off, you can’t get angry too. Because then …

Tiny parasites myxozoa are jellyfish cousins, study finds

A 200-year-old zoological mystery about the origins of a group of tiny fish parasites is as close as ever to being solved, thanks to research with a …

Biology

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

Psychology

Pope Francis on Freedom of Speech: 'One Cannot Make Fun of Faith'

MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis suggested there are limits to freedom of expression, saying in response to the Charlie Hebdo terror attack that “one cannot make fun of faith” and that anyone who throws insults can expect a "punch."<p>The pontiff said that both freedom of faith and freedom of speech …

Christianity

An elevator 'revolution': Going up, down or sideways

A century and a half ago, the invention of the passenger elevator triggered an urban revolution. All of a sudden, buildings taller than four or five storeys could be built and the result was skyscraper cities, like New York.<p>Today, those same elevators are proving a hindrance to ever-taller towers, …

Mass stabbing suspect Matthew de Grood transferred to psychiatric facility for assessment

The suspect accused of fatally stabbing five people at a northwest Calgary house party has been moved to a secure psychiatric facility pending a …

Casual marijuana use may damage your brain

If you thought smoking a joint occasionally was OK, a new study released Tuesday suggests you might want to reconsider.<p>The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, is the first to link casual marijuana use to major changes in the brain. And according to the researchers, the degree of …

Ready to file? Don’t jump the gun

We live in an age of instant information, except at tax time.<p>If you own mutual funds, your investment firm typically has until the end of March to mail your T3 slip for the 2013 tax year. Your T5 slips, which document the kinds and amounts of investment income you received in the year just passed, …

What Dreams Are Made Of: Understanding Why We Dream (About Sex and Other Things)

By figuring out why we dream, researchers are hoping to nail down what the nightly cavalcade of images and events means.<p>Ever since Sigmund Freud …

A dozen Santas get in street fight in New York