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From sickly sweet to ‘macho’: Alcoholic root beer put to the taste test

Brewers and distillers big and small are jumping on the hard root beer trend, which is as popular as it may seem surprising. Toronto-based Mill Street Brewery, which recently launched its Distillery Root Beer, is only the latest to mix alcohol with licorice, vanilla and wintergreen. Yes, the …

Texas jail inmates credited with saving ill guard

WEATHERFORD, Texas — Authorities say several inmates at a Texas jail broke out of a holding cell to help save an armed guard after they saw him lose …

Heart Attacks

National Post View: A carbon agreement that papers over the cracks, again

Canada’s prime minister, premiers and three territorial leaders gathered in Vancouver this week to address the issue of climate change. At the end of …

John Doyle: Aziz Ansari’s Master of None is a gem of modern TV comedy

This ain't no sitcom. This is indescribable. But let's try.<p><i>Master of None</i> (now streaming on Netflix) is a vehicle for Aziz Ansari, famous for his minor but standout role on <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, his stand-up specials and, recently, his strange book <i>Modern Romance: An Investigation</i>. Ansari's comedy is …

3 Secrets to Preventing Running Pains: Watch the Video

See ya, achy shins.<p>Raise your hand if you've ever been personally victimized by runner's knee or shin splints. They're crazy-common—but by doing a few simple exercises, you can drastically minimize your odds of experiencing running-related aches and pains. Here are the moves Nike+ run coach and …

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Five Best Car Smartphone Mounts

Finding the perfect mount for your smartphone in your car can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. There are tons of options. Some flat out …

Berenstain Bears debate is a case of Schrodinger’s nostalgia

If you waste any time on the Internet at all, you have no doubt come across the Berenstain Bears Alternate Reality Theory, a feverish discussion that burbled and boiled and peaked and subsided within the space of a few days last week.<p>The theory goes like this: The popular series of illustrated …

And I'd Do It Again: Books We Wish We Could Read Again for the First Time

Sometimes a reading a particular book can be so amazing, so life-changing, or so personal, that when other people read it, you feel envious that you …

The People Behind 15 Fast Food Names

Ever wonder who is behind the names of your favorite fast food joints? Now you can put a face to the burger.<p>1. McDonald’s<p>Before Ray Kroc turned the …

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Why Are Some People More Prone To Mosquito Bites?

And by "some people" I mean me. Why is it that an evening stroll leaves me feeling eaten alive while my companions are left blissfully …

The 10 Best Heist Films Since 2000

Ant-Man gives the crime picture a superhero overhaul, but these movies do it better.<p>There are mechanized villains and mind-controlled insects battling to the death in <i>Ant-Man</i>, but its a disguise. The latest Marvel movie is a blueprint-designed heist movie. Paul Rudd's shrinking thief orchestrates a …

6 Inventors Killed by Their Own Inventions

1. Franz Reichelt<p>On February 4, 1912, Austrian-born French tailor Franz Reichelt climbed to the top of the Eiffel Tower in a wingsuit of his own …

Bizarre hovering 'UFO' lights are the 'REAL DEAL', claim alien chasers

YouTubeThe light seen over empty countryside (ringed) and then close up in various shapes<p>The bright and apparently hovering lights were captured in …

11 Controversial Vanity License Plates

Most vanity plates are pretty benign, a little seven-letter puzzle of numbers and letters that reveals driver's love of the Cubs or dachshunds or …

27 Temporarily Banned Episodes of Popular TV Shows

Over the years, a number of TV series have removed specific episodes from their rerun schedules. Some eventually return to the airwaves, while others …

10 Vital Pieces of Life Wisdom We Learned From Nick Offerman's Reddit AMA

"Fruit belongs in still-life paintings. And on Friday nights, in the butt."<p>On Monday, comedian and actor Nick Offerman did an AMA on Reddit. It was a very good AMA and many questions were asked and some were answered. Here are some highlights.<p><b>On meat.</b><p>Q: What's your favorite cut of beef?<p>A: …

I Guess I'm a "Runner" Now? How To Start Running Even If You Totally Hate Running

Last September my husband kind of sort of "tricked" me into doing a (tiny) triathlon. In my recounting of it I talked about additive health goals, separating my body's weight from it's ability, and how much I <i>hated</i> running.<p>I really, really hated running. I was convinced that I had the "wrong" body …

21 Things You Might Not Have Known About The Office

In 2005, a group of Americans were tasked with adapting beloved British series <i>The Office</i>. They rose to the high expectations and managed to create a …

19 Things You Might Not Know Were Invented by Women

Necessity isn't the only mother of invention. Though it wasn't always easy to get patents or the credit they deserved, women are responsible for many …

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17 science fiction books that every real sci-fi fan should read

Sean Gallup/Getty Images<p>Science fiction makes you think.<p>Although sci-fi pushes past the boundaries of reality, it paradoxically allows readers to …

Man Uses First Class Ticket to Eat for Free at the Airport. For a Year.

One man in China figured out the perfect—and harmless—scheme to score a free lunch, day after day.<p>The unnamed man purchased a first-class, fully …

These 5 Real Chip Flavors Are Seriously Strange

<i>This article was written by Leandre Low and was originally posted on AskMen (he also shot a pretty funny accompanying video -- you should check it out here).</i><p>Potato chips are delicious. The crispy little treat is popular for a reason. But what happens when science goes a little too far? The answer, …

Worry Watch Tracks Your Anxiety and Helps You Analyze Your Worries

iOS: Even if you don't have a panic disorder, sometimes you might worry about stuff that turns out alright in the end. Things aren't always bad as …

Britain's massive smash TV show is...a baking show?

How a reality show all about baking—instead of bickering or backstory—became a proxy for an uncertain United Kingdom<p>The British have always had a …

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Rush's Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson May Have Toronto Park Named After Them

Rush singer/bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson have had numerous honours bestowed on them including Juno Awards and a spot on Canada's Walk …

July 2014 Events, Activities, And Stuff To Do With Your Kids In Kitchener Waterloo

During the summer months there are a lot of choices in the Kitchener Waterloo area. To make it a bit easier I am listing all the ongoing/weekly …

Waffle House is calling for a U.S. boycott on Belgian waffles, ahead of the United States’ clash with Belgium in the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup. It should be noted, that Waffle House does not sell Belgian waffles, so it won’t take a hit if this boycott is implemented. Also, Belgian waffles are not from Belgium. http://cbc.sh/wqXqC8M (Google)