Melody Wong

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6 Embarrassing Things We All Do—and Why

Admit it: You've done at least one of these things before. Turns out, there's a scientific explanation for why.<p>1. Getting Caught Talking to …

SimCityEDU: Gaming in the Classroom

I've been playing the new SimCity game for months. But starting today, kids in classrooms can play <i>SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge!</i>, a version of the …

Old drugs, new tricks: ADHD medicine could help with binge-eating

The body is a complex and mysterious machine. This is not lost on pharmaceutical firms, which sometimes stumble onto winning drugs when the unanticipated side-effects of a new medicine prove more useful—or lucrative—than its original aim.<p>Today British pharma group Shire announced promising results …

How NBA Owners Made Their Money

With the NBA playoffs starting, you've probably added "own a professional basketball team" to your list of goals. Here's how the league's current …

Basketball

Lioness Hugs Conservationist Who Saved Her (PHOTO)

The extraordinary bond between conservationist Mikkel Legarth and the lioness he once saved from almost certain death can be summed up in one picture:<p>The wonderful photograph, which was taken in October 2012, has gone viral this week after the pair's story was picked up by several news outlets. In …

Actual Things Doctors Have Said to Overweight Patients

That we have a widespread anti-fat bias and discrimination out there is no secret. But when this comes from the very people who should be there to …

Can You Really Sleep Too Much? Really?

You may be aware that sleeping too little can increase your risk of serious and chronic health problems. But did you know that too much sleep can also boost your risk for disease?<p>In our 24/7 always connected society, when it seems that most people are struggling to get enough sleep, the problem of …

The One Massive Problem with LA Lakers That Kobe Bryant's Return Won't Fix

The Los Angeles Lakers are struggling, and there seems to be some sort of underlying belief that everything will magically get better when Kobe Bryant returns to the lineup.<p>Whenever that may be.<p>Nov. 15 or not, Kobe's arrival is not going to be a panacea for the Lakers' maladies. There's too much …

Basketball

Mark Cuban praises David Stern for his work as NBA commissioner, pigs subsequently fly

Over his nearly 30 years as NBA commissioner, David Stern has butted heads with many rivals, from executives in other sports to various …

Who needs the humanities? Engineers

The planet could use more engineers. The simple act of driving a car, for instance, is influenced by almost every field of engineering available in Canada from the processing of raw materials, to the design of the car, even to the layout of the road system and materials used to build it.<p>And yet a …

Pinterest Etiquette: 9 Things Pinners Should Never Do

Pinterest has had an incredible year. In February, it was found to have attracted 10 million unique viewers faster than any other standalone site in history; in May, it became the third most popular social networking site, trumped only by Facebook and Twitter.<p>Seasoned Pinners probably noticed that …

Visually Speaking: How to Use Pinterest

Pinterest is growing at an insanely fast rate. If you're ready to start pinning, follow these steps.<p><b>If you're wondering how to use Pinterest</b>, you're not alone. According to comScore, Pinterest received 11.7 million unique visitors from the United States in January 2012, which made it the fastest …

Infographics

Billions of Earth-like planets in Milky Way: study

Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets that are about the size of …

Universe

Jen Lu, Art Director, Schools Us On Drugstore Beauty Shopping

Have you ever noticed a woman on the street and grown envious of how pulled together she looked? Well, that's exactly how we felt when we met Jen Lu. The spec-wearing art director was dressed like a J.Crew model in an autumn catalog. (FYI: Her nude eyeglasses are an Oliver Peoples and Paul Smith …

A Calgary school’s decision to axe all certificates and ceremonies honouring academic and athletic achievement is garnering the support of an education critic who says rewards aren't at all useful to students. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/axing-the-honour-roll-do-rewards-hinder-learning-1.2335963 Do you think rewards hinder learning?

The Happiest Country in the World

So far, I’ve been to about ten countries that each claim to be the happiest country on Earth.<p>In Iceland, in Denmark, in Holland, even in India once, someone pulled me aside to claim that their country is the happiest. I never disagree; I just simply ask, “How do you know?”<p>I’ve taken enough Stats …

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …

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