Kathleen Carrigan

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Joan Rivers: A Life in Stylish Pictures

Tutu to tour oil sands developments near Fort McMurray

Renowned human rights activist and vocal oil sands critic Archbishop Desmond Tutu will make a rare international public appearance in Fort McMurray, Alta., to speak at a First Nations treaty rights conference.<p>The Nobel laureate, who was at the forefront of the battle against South African …

Man Catches Crazy-Looking Lobster, Unshellfishly Throws It Back (PHOTOS)

No claws for alarm here.<p>Ben Murdock, a 30-year-old lobsterman and captain of the fishing vessel Arielle Hope, caught this lobster near Monhegan Island, Maine, last week.<p>Murdock threw the two-toned female crustacean back because she was too short to keep legally, Kyle Murdock, Ben's little brother …

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Frozen In Time: The Cyprus Buffer Zone

Greek and Turkish Cypriots have lived estranged for decades. A power-sharing government crumbled soon after independence from Britain in 1960 and the …

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The World’s Happiest Countries – Do You Agree?

Since we’re on the subject of happiness, I’d like to share this interesting list of the happiest countries around the world compiled by the World …

Confirmed: April Is the Cruelest Month

<i>“APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain.”</i><p>That’s a quote …

The Polar Vortex Is Probably Coming Back

In the first two weeks of 2014, much of the United States weathered a cold snap of unprecedented proportions, as a weather phenomenon known as the …

Italy’s Melting Glaciers Contain the Preserved Bodies of WWI Soldiers

In one of the strangest consequences of global warming yet, glaciers far north in the Italian Alps are slowly melting to reveal the frozen corpses of …

What your wireless carrier knows about you

Data collected from your smartphone is shaping the future of marketing -- and cell phone companies are cashing in.<p>What your phone knows about you -- where you are, what you're searching for and what you like -- is mouthwatering for advertisers. Combined with other third-party data, including your …

60 years in an iron lung: US polio survivor worries about new global threat

It’s a long way from central Oklahoma to Syria, but one of America’s last iron lung survivors says she’s a living reminder that an outbreak of polio anywhere in the world is a danger everywhere.<p>Martha Ann Lillard, now 65, has spent most of the past six decades inside an 800-pound machine that helps …

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Canada, Do What Our Leaders Have Failed to Do: Defend Our Climate

There are moments in history when it becomes clear that our leaders are failing us. They are the moments when people from all walks of life need to …

Oil Sands

Ten words to cut from your writing

As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing.<p>When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need--such as the 10 included in this post:<p><b>1. Just:</b> The word "just" is a …

Parasites seize control over animal and human behaviour

Parasites can harm those they infect, but they can also teach us about how the brain works<p>Parasites can invade animals, including humans, and control …

Google asked U.S. coast guard to keep mum on barges

How badly does Google want to keep under wraps a mysterious project taking shape on a barge in San Francisco Bay? Badly enough to require U.S. …

Airplane electronic device restrictions lifted in U.S.

Airline passengers will be able to use their electronic devices gate to gate to read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music — but not …

Iconic 'Afghan girl' image was almost cut, photographer reveals

Photographer Steve McCurry has spent more than three decades behind the camera, capturing powerful images of human triumph and tragedy.<p>His most famous image, titled "The Afghan Girl," is that of Sharbat Gula, an Afghan refugee girl whose piercing green eyes stared out from a National Geographic …

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100 Diagrams That Changed the World by Scott Christianson. From The Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod

Infographics are cool (and trending) but you know what is cool? 100 most important diagrams that changed the human history, Scott Christianson decide to compile the most awesome diagrams in this book: you think that prismatic circle that you see on photoshop is a creation from Adobe, well Moses Harris did it in 1766, do you remember Dante’s Inferno, well there’s a diagram for that, phases of the moon? Yeah Galileo did it, and of course Da Vinci Vitruvian Man is there too.

This Bride Has Worn Her Wedding Gown 148 Times to Hike All Around the World (and Has Gorgeous Photos to Prove It)

When Jeff and Jennifer Salvage got married on Easter Island—one of the most remote locations in the world—they knew they'd need to get their hands on a wedding gown that could be stuffed into a backpack, travel 7,000 miles, endure a hike, <i>and</i> look gorgeous. They pretty much nailed it:<p>But that's not …

An obit you have to read: ‘We celebrate her passing from this earth’

On the bright side, Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick is not in a position to process all the attention her obituary is attracting.<p>When Johnson-Reddick died on August 30, her daughter Katherine Reddick took the opportunity to expose her mom's abusive behaviour.<p>"While she neglected and abused her …

Do books have the power to heal?

REPLAY: Bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud and professor Philip Davis took your questions on the healing power of literature<p><i>Bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud</i> …

The True Meaning of Labour Day

Labour Day is a time to celebrate the role of workers in the economy and address the real economic issues of our time.<p>Labour Day is about more than a …

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