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NYU Makes Medical School Tuition Free

In a surprise announcement today, the New York University School of Medicine said that it will pay the tuition of all its students regardless of merit or financial need, becoming the first major American medical school to do so. NYU made the announcement at its annual White Coat Ceremony, where new …

College & University

Roundup Weed Killer Chemical Found in Cheerios and Quaker Oats, Researchers Say

If you or your children are eating Cheerios right now, there’s a good chance that they’re accompanied by a potentially harmful weed killer called …

Glyphosate

Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend

From close encounters with Mars to vibrant meteor showers, the skies are certainly putting on a show this summer.<p>The Perseid meteor shower peaks this …

Meteor Showers

There’s a giant street party coming to Mount Pleasant this Saturday

Time to paint the town red… and pretty much every other colour. <br>Photo: Ash Tanasiychuk / Do604.This year’s Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF) is in full …

Murals

Watch free outdoor movies in Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park

Photo event poster contributedCatch old and new family-friendly movies screening in Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park on three Sunday evenings.The Summer …

The City

Safe & Sound Music Fest brings hip hop back to New West waterfront

R&B and hip hop lovers, get ready for a two-day party on the New West waterfront.Safe & Sound Music Fest 2018 is coming to Westminster Pier Park for …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The first-ever Chilliwack Sunflower Festival is opening later this month

Experience dazzling fields of yellow, orange and red sunflowers at the inaugural Chilliwack Sunflower Festival opening on August 22.<p>The Chilliwack …

Chilliwack

Rentlogic lands millions to grade NYC real estate for renters and landlords

A company called Rentlogic has raised $2.4 million to take the guesswork out of determining whether that cheap, beautiful New York apartment is actually a deathtrap wrapped in a brownstone’s clothing.<p>Renting in New York is murder already, but using Rentlogic, apartment hunters can figure out if …

Real Estate

I tried a Bullet Journal…and it changed my life

Everybody’s got their primary stress point, and for me, it’s feeling overwhelmed. I’m a student and I work, so I tend to pack my days to the brim—but …

Productivity

Life doesn’t reward you for what you know, but for what you do

Most people have adapted to consuming low-level information on the internet. This is the equivalent of filling your car with water or eating …

Self-improvement

You can ride through Vancouver on this vintage 1954 trolleybus

Vancouver is the only remaining city to operate buses powered by overhead wires. These “trolleybuses” are a huge part of Vancouver’s history–they …

Transportation

17 things to start doing in your 20s so you don’t live in regret in your 40s

They say youth is wasted on the young.<p>It doesn’t have to be. If you take a look at Quora and Reddit, hundreds of people older and wiser than you have …

Success

Big Day Barbecue Vol. 3 Set for Front Lot at Powell Brewery on August 5th

The GOODS from Campagnolo Roma<b>Vancouver, BC</b> | The chefs of Campagnolo Restaurants will be hosting a Southern Style Barbecue event on August 5th in …

Potatoes

Long Table ‘Dinner on the Pier’ Goes Down in North Van on August 9th

North Vancouver’s spectacular (and charitable) Dinner on the Pier is set for August 9th. This year’s dinner involves a bunch of talented people, …

Cream Cheese

There’s a beer garden and cycling championship coming to Mount Pleasant this weekend

We’ve partnered with Bicicletta for the first-ever Awesome Grand Prix, happening July 28th at Jonathan Rogers Park in Mount Pleasant. <br>Awesome? Grand? …

Cycling

A look at the architecturally exciting ‘Tree House’ condos planned for Cypress

An architecturally striking development called the “Tree House” has been submitted for approval to the District of West Vancouver by British Pacific …

Architecture

Pieter Hugo's best photograph: the hyena men of Nigeria

The guys ​always ​had scratch marks everywhere from the baboons – they were always getting into fights with them<p>I first learned about Nigeria’s “hyena men” in 2005, thanks to a picture that had gone viral. The caption said they were debt collectors in Lagos. I knew I had to find them. The country …

Charlie Brown

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

A Concerned Support Dog Immediately Responds to His Beloved Human’s Oncoming Panic Attack

While at waiting at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport en route to her home in Massachusetts, dog trainer Amber Aquart began showing signs of …

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Free outdoor movies coming to Vancouver Art Gallery plaza in downtown this summer

We’ve got them in the park, on the waterfront, and at a drive-in. And now Vancouver is getting a whole new free outdoor movie series as šxʷƛ̓ənəq …

Honda Celebration of Light releases performer lineup for Second Beach

No summer in Vancouver is complete without experiencing the Honda Celebration Of Light festival.Returning for its 28th year, the pivotal summer event …

An outdoor games night is taking over Jim Deva Plaza this summer

How far would you go to crush your friends at monopoly – or any board game for that matter?If you’ve been in dire need of a games night to reclaim …

Free Lego transportation exhibit opens in New West

The New Westminster Museum and Archives latest exhibition interprets the city’s transportation system through lego, artifacts and historic photos.<p>The …

This private airline will basically let you fly first class for the price of an economy ticket

• <b>If you ever wanted a semi-private jet experience without the hassles of ownership, Aura wants you as a passenger.</b>• <b><br>Choose from two luxury classes —</b> …

Photographer Explores the Rainbow-Colored Neighborhoods of Istanbul

Most Istanbul photos depict ancient Turkish architecture such as ornate mosques, traditional stone houses, or even mystical market streets. However, there’s also a surprising modern side to city that many people don't know about. Architect and photographer Yener Torun has been capturing the …

Istanbul

This wheelchair turns the backrest into a steering wheel

The wheelchair is a very hand-intensive product, requiring arm strength to propel and brake the vehicle as well as your hands to maneuver the chair …

Historic Danish cottage with lush seaweed roof hits the market for $414,000

Back in the Middle Ages, the Danish island of Læsø found itself with sparse building materials, leading the industrious population to start building …

You can ride back in time on a historic Vancouver interurban streetcar

There are only seven of the B.C. Electric Railway’s Interurban streetcars left from the fleet that used to connect Vancouver and outlying communities …

Ole Scheeren designs twin Vancouver skyscrapers to be vertical villages

Büro Ole Scheeren has revealed plans for a pair of skyscrapers in Vancouver that would be formed from irregularly stacked glass boxes interlaced with …