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'Milk' versus 'melk': Have you noticed that the way we talk is changing? Linguists have

You may have noticed that the way Canadians speak is changing and the reason why words sound different these days is because linguists have confirmed …

Language

Boxer David Whittom suffers traumatic brain injury in Fredericton bout

Canadian cruiserweight boxer David Whittom is in stable condition after undergoing surgery for a brain hemorrhage, hours after losing a weekend …

Why you need to mind your magnesium intake

If you don't pay much attention to magnesium in your diet, it's time you did: According to a large review of studies, this often-overlooked mineral defends against Type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart failure.<p>Magnesium is implicated in more than 300 bodily processes. It's used to make DNA and …

Mid-Divorce, Johnny Depp Is Selling His Venetian Mansion

The home is on the market for $10.9 million.<p>Johnny Depp might be working on a mid-divorce financial plan, because he’s parting with some high-worth possessions in the process. In this case, the valuable asset for sale is his Venetian mansion, with an asking price of $10.9 million, reports <i>Affari</i> …

In the Meantime

How can Canada restore compassion?

<i>Izzeldin Abuelaish is an Associate Professor of Global Health at the University of Toronto, and author of</i> I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey<p>Canada is on the threshold of an exciting and new hopeful era. By flatly rejecting a politics of division and discord, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau …

Recipe: Cranberry cinnamon bread

In a large mixing bowl, or in the bowl of your mixer, combine the 1/4 cup warm water and yeast. Let sit for two minutes.<p>In a separate bowl, add the cup of warm water and stir in the milk, sugar, oil or butter and the salt until completely combined. Set aside.<p><b>Kneading by hand:</b><p>Add the five cups of …

How our children's guts can affect their adult health

A baby’s gut bacteria shape her health, and may partly explain rising rates of asthma, allergies and obesity<p>It’s a modern medical mystery: Across the …

Medical Research

7 Highly Effective Ways to Overcome Fear | Inc.com

Show me an entrepreneur, and I'll show you someone who loves a mountain-climbing metaphor.<p>That's because starting a business is a frightening, uphill, often solitary journey that can yield epic highs.<p>But mountain climbing is not the only metaphorical stand-in for the thrills and chills of the …

University of Tennessee

Instructables

Bring some extra cheer to your holiday table by folding the napkins into Christmas trees.<p>http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Tree-Napkin-Fold/

How To Make Granola In The Crock-Pot

COOK'S NOTE: Use a spatula or large spoon to stir along the edges and the bottom of the crock-pot every 30 minutes. When you start to smell the …

Two simple tools can give you the daily massage your body craves

Even if you can afford to see a massage therapist on a regular basis, what most of us need is daily self-care when it comes to dealing with aches and pains. You didn't become chronically stiff and uncomfortable overnight.<p>Two simple tools – a foam roller and a ball – can be an inexpensive way to get …

Scale Model of the Solar System

Built on a dry Nevada lakebed is the first scale model of the solar system.<p>Buy Now<p>Video<p>Nature<p>The Grand Canyon From The Stratosphere<p>Take the ultimate …

Grand Canyon

A brisk, 25-minute walk a day can add up to seven years to your life, halve the risk of heart attack: study

Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add up to seven years to a person’s life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said moderate exercise …

Unprecedented United Church probe could lead to removal of non-believing Toronto minister

TORONTO — An ordained United Church of Canada minister who believes in neither God nor the Bible said Wednesday she is prepared to fight an …

The story of the Muskoka River: A struggle between preservation and development

People enjoy the natural water falls at High Falls, also the site of the High Falls Generating station on the North Branch of the Muskoka river in Bracebridge Ont. (J.P. Moczulski for The Globe and Mail)<p>There is a lovely, lightly splashing waterfall at the end of this small pipe-shaped lake that …

Wife of dead officer files lawsuit against RCMP for making him a ‘scapegoat’

The widow of a former RCMP spokesperson who died by suicide has sued the force for allegedly making him a "scapegoat" after the Robert Dziekanski incident at Vancouver International Airport.<p>Sheila Lemaitre's husband, Pierre, was the RCMP's top spokesman in British Columbia at the time of the …

Former Mountie who lied to inquiry gets two-year sentence

The lies a former Mountie told a public inquiry damaged the reputation of the RCMP and undermined confidence in the once-trusted institution, a B.C. Supreme Court judge said Friday.<p>Justice Nathan Smith sentenced former corporal Benjamin (Monty) Robinson to two years less a day, one year of …

As Loonie Falls, Americans Snap Up Canadian Cottage Country

TORONTO - Real estate agent Priscilla Sookarow rang in the new year in a novel way, brokering the sale of a $3-million vacation property in B.C.'s …

Muskoka becoming Hamptons of the North as cottage prices top $25 million

David Cynamon knows how to unwind on summer weekends. The entrepreneur steps off a chartered float plane onto a wooden dock and is greeted by his …

Real Estate

RCMP officer involved in Dziekanski case has perjury acquittal upheld

The Crown has lost its bid to overturn the acquittal of an RCMP officer who was charged with lying at an inquiry into Robert Dziekanski's death.<p>Const. Bill Bentley was among four officers who confronted Dziekanski at Vancouver's airport in October 2007, when he was stunned with a Taser and died.<p>In …

How to Hang Pictures Like a Pro

Interior Design

Fossils fill evolutionary gap between fish and 4-legged beasts

How did fish evolve into four-legged beasts that roam the land? A key part of that mystery has been solved by fossils found on a Nova Scotia …

Italy’s secret seaside escape that most tourists know nothing about

When my college girlfriend returned from a trip to Italy, I asked what part of the country spoke to her most.<p>That special moment, she told me, was watching the sunrise from one of the hilltops in Sestri Levante in Liguria. Hearing about sun's rays dappling the Ligurian Sea made it seem reposeful …

The real reasons why migrants risk everything for a new life elsewhere

I met Marlon, a Sudanese man who had walked across great expanses of desert to Libya, on the edge of Tripoli as he prepared to visit a remote beach at midnight and pay a hard-saved $2,000 to get onto an overcrowded, unseaworthy boat headed to Italy. He knew that the risk of death was high, so was …

Africa

Religion isn't dying. It may be rising from the grave.

Religion in Canada isn’t declining nearly as fast as we think. A remarkable new survey finds out what Canadians really believe<p>When his book <i>Unknown</i> …

In Obama’s impulse to absolve Islam, he offers a rebuke to Christianity

The President of the United States is an interesting theologian. He has taken to declaring that Islamic terrorists, who by their own emphatic …

Ancient clay seals may shed light on biblical kings, government

Impressions from ancient clay seals found at a small site in Israel east of Gaza are signs of government in an area thought to be entirely rural …

Archaeology