Patrick Drouin

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Letter to my students: Advice from a professor

‘Definitely leave the large Styrofoam plate filled with ham bones and pungent noodles at home’<p>Dear Student:<p>Welcome to university, and welcome to my …

Driving 230 km/h on the Autobahn we wonder why it works in Germany, but not Canada

The scary part about speed – about travelling at a steady 230 km/h on the speed-limitless section of the German autobahn – is that you don't understand how fast you're going until you need to slow down.<p>At 230 km/h you're covering the length of an NHL hockey rink in less than one second. Your brain …

Advertisers latest players to join fight against piracy

The entertainment industry has been up in arms over the issue of digital piracy for years. Now, there's a new ally in the fight: advertisers.<p>Last week, three associations representing the advertising industry banded together in the United States to launch an initiative to combat advertising that – …

Millennials digging into one of world’s riskiest ETFs to bet on oil

Perhaps millennials should just stick to investing in index funds, or at least the exchange-traded funds that their robo-adviser puts them in.<p>According to U.S. research from online brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., there is one particularly risky ETF that is attracting the millennial …

‘Exercise as medicine’ can help treat chronic diseases – if done properly

Imagine your doctor wrote a prescription for your elevated blood pressure and then sent you to an exercise facility to fill it. What if a few of your old pills magically transformed into a treadmill (with you on it) and your side effects flipped from low energy and fatigue to a feeling of vitality …

Google Cardboard VR headset used to save young girl's life

Four-month-old Teegan Lexcen was born in Minnesota with a small, malformed heart and no left lung. Doctors unfortunately initially predicted that it …

Valentine's Day Flowers for the Girl Who Turns Her Nose Up at Roses

And don't even get us started on baby's breath.<p>So you're not the typical Valentine's Day girl. You hate chocolate and think roses are a cop out. We understand. Big time. We tapped cool-girl-loved florist Saipua to create four arrangements that we're sure will satisfy any type of February 14 …