Stephen McCready

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Dove’s beauty campaign ‘has turned on the women it claims to champion’

When Dove's "Campaign for Real Beauty" launched in 2004, it was a revelation.<p>Sure, the Unilever SA-owned brand ultimately was still trying to sell beauty products to women, but you can hardly ask an advertiser not to sell; at least, while doing so, Dove presented a different vision of beauty from …

Secrets of the cell: Breakthrough discoveries in the inner workings of cells are highlighted by the Gairdner International Awards

In 1665, the English polymath Robert Hooke wrote that he had gazed at a thin slice of cork through his microscope and found it to be full of tiny spaces. He coined the term “cells” to describe what seemed to him like empty little rooms.<p>Hooke didn’t know it, but he had stumbled upon the basic unit …

Infamously Ignored Violinist Joshua Bell Returns To Ovation In Washington

More than seven years ago on a cold January morning, virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell stood in an entrance to a Washington metro station disguised as a …

Teen Creates Awesome Science Project That Could Help Stop Cyberbullying

A 13-year-old has created a project that could actually stop cyberbullying.<p>Trisha Prabhu, an Illinois middle schooler, was recently selected as a finalist for the 2014 Google Science Fair, according to Business Insider. Her project sought to reduce rates of cyberbullying among teens by creating an …

7 Habits Of Considerate People

<i>"Being considerate of others will take you and your children further in life than any college or professional degree." - Marian Wright Edelman</i><p>Edelman, a renowned American activist, not only dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of disadvantaged children, but also served as a strong advocate …

The Impulse Society and our obsession with instant gratification

The latest book from Paul Roberts, author of The End of Oil<p><i>THE IMPULSE SOCIETY: AMERICA IN THE AGE OF INSTANT GRATIFICATION</i><p>By Paul Roberts<p><i>The Impulse</i> …

Excessive screen time may hurt a child's ability to understand emotions: study

Parents may have new reason to tell their kids to turn off the cell phone at the dinner table.<p>A study out of UCLA has found that the growing presence …

Yes, it’s OK it took me 5,127 attempts to make a bagless vacuum

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Failure is such a taboo word. No one wants to be labelled a …

Aero Comparo! Tesla Model S vs Volt, Prius, Leaf, Mercedes CLA

11 Ways Maya Angelou Taught Us To Be Better Women

"I'm a woman, phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that's me."<p>Maya Angelou, the beloved author, poet and activist who passed away on Wednesday May 28, was even more "phenomenal" than the words of one of her most famous poems can express.<p>During her 86 years, she wrote seven autobiographies, was active in …

Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

This Woman Wants To Change How All Of Us See Our Bodies

"Wobbly," "imperfect," "stumpy," "short," "frumpy," "disgusting."<p>Those are some of the responses Taryn Brumfitt received when she asked 100 women to describe their bodies in one word.<p>For that reason, Brumfitt is on a mission to convince every woman to love her body as it is, to stop buying into …

Inner Life of a Cell | Protein Packing

How much sugar is too much? Test your knowledge

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it would be "ideal" to restrict so-called free sugars to five per cent of calories per day or less — about 25g (fewer than six teaspoons) for a healthy adult. These are sugars that manufacturers, cooks and consumers add to food, as well as honey, syrup, …

To The Person Who Left My Sister This Unbelievably Judgmental Letter

<i>An open letter to the miserable person who slipped this message under my sister's door in a hotel in Colorado.</i><p>Dear Parent of Infinite Wisdom,<p>First of all, I only write this in order to reassure my sister and brother-in-law that they are not doing anything wrong. You are undoubtedly a nasty person …

A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …

Particles

Microscope: The Tube That Changed the World

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

DIY

This Company's Free Guitar Effects App Can Outdo Expensive, Dedicated Guitar Pedals

Calvin Abel is co-founder of Positive Grid, a company that makes apps for guitar players. It bills its JamUp app as "the best guitar multi-effects processor on the planet," and where other effects processors can get expensive very easil y, the JamUp app is free and requires nothing but a $20 …

Guitar

A Letter From a Working Mother to a Stay-At-Home Mother (and Vice Versa)

<b>Dear Stay-At-Home Mum</b><p>Some people have been questioning what you do at home all day. I know what you do. I know because I'm a mum and for a while I …

See What Happens To Your Body During A Car Crash: Video

Whether on the race track or on the street, we've all seen it: minor crashes that caused a surprising amount of injury, and big, nasty crashes that …

Traffic Safety

University studies if quakes in North Texas linked to fracking

DALLAS (Reuters) - A team of scientists has launched a study of seismic activity in North Texas to determine if fracking may be the cause of a series of earthquakes that have rattled two towns in the region since November.<p>The seismic activity in Azle and Reno, northwest of Fort Worth, has national …

Chrystia Freeland Heckled In House, Commentator Tells Her To Use 'Big Girl Voice' (VIDEO)

Rookie Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland tried to ask a question in the House of Commons on Tuesday about Canada's economic future.<p>As co-chair of her …

A Hunk Of Planet Dissolves Before Our Eyes

It begins with a growl. Then there's a crack — a slurpy, sucky, crunchy noise. A guy is on the phone, and his pal interrupts him and says, "It's starting, Adam, I think. Adam? It's starting ..." The two are up on a bluff, overlooking a giant ice field. They are standing next to time-lapse cameras. …

Olympic Sponsors Were Warned About Sochi; Now McDonald's and Coca-Cola Are Having a PR Nightmare

Coca-Cola has been forced into the closet regarding its sponsorship of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It has shut down an interactive feature that allowed people to put messages on Coke cans cheering the Olympic athletes. The scrapping of the feature comes days after LGBT activists hijacked the …

Proaction and the politics of fracking

David Cameron has argued that the UK should go "all out" for shale gas. As someone hearing this from atop the Barnett Shale in Texas, this makes me cringe. We've been going all out for fracking for years, and the results for local communities have been grim. In exchange for modest and fleeting tax …

Microbeads a major problem in L.A. River

Scientist Marcus Eriksen stood ankle deep in the murky Los Angeles River on Friday and dipped a net into the water, looking for a problem.<p>Eriksen was searching for "microbeads," bits of plastic no bigger than salt grains that absorb toxins such as motor oil and insecticides as they tumble …