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10 Popular Gmail Tools That Take the Hassle Out of Email

No matter how popular and easy to use an email platform like Gmail may be, having to actually go ahead and manage email on a day-to-day basis can be …

Partying At CalArts in the 1970s With A Candid Camera

Let’s time travel to the 1970s, when the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) was a fun place to study. Michael Jang was a student at CalArts, …

This Iqaluit artist is using her body to pull stereotypes apart

"It's a political act, it's a cultural act, it's an idiosyncratic art form." That's artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory on how she uses Inuit mask …

How To Star At Happy Hour: A 1974 Cocktail Of Booze And Zodiac Dating

Happy Hour Mixology<p>Well, I’ve published 15 occult posts in 8 years, and 3 of them are Mixology posts. Needless to say, the Zodiac is not my big thing …

The genius of Donald Trump

Even in the week that he is nominated by the Republican party for the presidency of the United States, intelligent people fail in droves to …

Donald Trump

A Stark Nuclear Warning

My Journey at the Nuclear Brink<p>by William J. Perry, with a foreword by George P. Shultz<p>Stanford Security Studies, 234 pp., $85.00; $24.95 (paper)<p>I …

Ocean acidification will make it hard for mussels to hang on experiments suggest

For a seafood lover, the strong, stretchy threads that mussels use to cling to rocks are a nuisance to be discarded.<p>But for the mussel, they're a …

Private prisons are shrouded in secrecy. I took a job as a guard to get inside—then things got crazy

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Chapter 1: “Inmates Run This Bitch”<p>Have you ever had a riot?” I ask a recruiter from …

Crime

More than a century later, Vancouver cannon continues its nightly fire

Stanley Park, which wraps around Vancouver's Coal Harbor like a warm hug, is one of the most scenic and peaceful spots in Canada.<p>Until 9 o'clock.<p>"If you were standing right here when the gun goes off," says David John Waine, "you wouldn't hear for a week."<p>Waine is referring to the 19th century …

Exploring the Secrets of Soothing Spaceship Sound

Find out what it takes to make your favorite spaceships tick, hum, and drone.<p>You can almost hear the ship just looking at it. (Photo: Property of …

5 Hidden gems of the Okanagan

Tyler Harlton<p>When passionate and driven people start a winery and they don’t have a few million in the bank, you get something like Tyler Harlton’s …

Scientists study ecological fallout of sea star die-off

Marine scientists with the Vancouver Aquarium were on — and under — the water in Howe Sound near West Vancouver on Monday taking a close look at how …

A look inside the 5 most luxurious train journeys across the world -

Luxury train journeys conjure up images of handsomely crafted compartments, elegant dining cars, gourmet meals, fine porcelain, silver cutlery, rich …

A relationship with whales in the Great Bear Sea

Janie Wray stands by the wheel of a small aluminum boat that slaps lightly against the low chop of a narrow channel. To either side, densely-forested …

What you need to know about stock, broth, and bone broth

There isn’t a huge difference between stocks and broths or bone broths. They all share the same foundation: bones, meat scraps and vegetables …

Stoneboat Vineyards relies on thoughtful farming in winemaking process

<b>Stoneboat Vineyards (356 Orchard Grove Lane, Oliver)</b><p>Tim Martiniuk has a lofty title as cofounder and general manager of Stoneboat Vineyards. But in a …

Explore the world of Thai cooking with Vancouver YouTuber Pailin Chongchitnant as your guide

In Thailand, ketchup is “the epitome of Western ingredients,” Pailin Chongchitnant says in one of her popular YouTube videos. It’s a clip devoted to …

Recipes

Confused about the date of Easter? Here’s how it works

Most holidays, like Christmas, are on fixed days.<p>But Easter ranges around — sometimes in March, sometimes in April. Sometimes there is snow, …

Top Mindfulness Quotes to Change Your Life Forever

Mindfulness is a process of exploring ourselves. Mindfulness is a way to know yourself. It is a new way to look at your own thoughts. It is a way to …

How to get all of your photos into Google Photos

There's no shortage of ways to store your photos and videos in the cloud.<p>At <i>Mashable</i>, Google Photos has quickly become our favorite online photo and …

Attention Fellow Introverts: It's Time to Stop Beating Ourselves Up

I crave time alone even when I'm lonely. How I'm learning to accept my introversion while pushing myself out of my comfort zone.<p>A few years ago, my best friend of over a decade called me and I chose not to answer. We were living in different states and hadn't seen each other in months; in his …

What a Canadian Muslim Learned in a Coffee Shop

In the wake of last year's Paris and San Bernardino attacks, there has been such nauseating negativity surrounding Muslims in the media that it has finally spilled over onto the sights and sounds of the majestic Canada I once knew.<p>As a Canadian Muslim, never have I ever even once experienced any …

Religion

Canada is making some of the world’s best whisky

This may cause a few whisky aficionados to roll their eyes, but bear with me: I'm working up to something. Don Livermore, the master blender behind Wiser's and several other fine Canadian spirit brands, likes to describe our home and native hooch as "the most innovative whisky category there is."<p>I …

5 Common Mistakes When Roasting Huge Cuts of Meat

Don't be intimidated by big cuts of meat, like pork shoulder or crown roasts. Just avoid these common mistakes and learn to cook them to perfection.<p>When it comes to show-stopping centerpieces, nothing gets jaws on the floor quite like a massive hunk of roasted meat. However, cuts like pork …

Cooking

12 Mind Tricks That Make People Like You And Help You Get Ahead

When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won’t make you a Jedi, but using the brain’s natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

This is not a plea for sympathy, but I want you to know police officers are people too

I have seen more misery than is good for anyone in a lifetime, and cuts are making the job even harder – but I will continue to do my best<p>If you follow some of the news or listen to things politicians say you might think I like nothing more than putting on a uniform and abusing my authority. That I …