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The good men: inside the all-male group taking on modern masculinity

On a warm Tuesday evening, a dozen men gathered on couches at a Lululemon location in Toronto called The Local. Since last year, as an experiment to reach more male customers, the store has been home to The Huddle, a male bonding group which meets Tuesday nights after closing to work out, run, or …

Feminism

The Dark Side of the Orgasmic Meditation Company

When Michal got married in August 2015, her family and longtime friends didn’t attend. The woman who walked her down the aisle, the dozens of beaming …

Los Angeles

My dad taught me how to deal with bullies, because he was one

Lifelong lessons no kid should ever have to learn.<p>“Teddy, what’s three times five?” It’s asked in a voice I can’t ignore.<p>“Fifteen.”<p>“And what’s four times five?” More demanding now.<p>“Twenty,” I say, dreading the next question, knowing exactly where he’s going with this. Knowing, too, that tears are …

Self-help

There's No Place in the U.S. Where a Minimum Wage Worker Can Afford a 2-Bedroom Apartment

Housing has gotten so expensive across the country, it’s completely priced out the lowest earners.<p>According to a new report from the National Low …

Housing

IQ scores are falling and have been for decades, new study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> IQ scores have been steadily falling for the past few decades, and environmental factors are to blame, a new study says.<p>The research suggests that genes aren't what's driving the decline in IQ scores, according to the study, published Monday.<p>Norwegian researchers analyzed the IQ scores of …

Research

These two cancers aren’t detected early enough, and it’s costing Canadian lives

Four years ago, Jeff Orson was having trouble sleeping. After it went on for weeks, he finally decided to see his doctor about it.<p>His doctor ordered …

Cancer

If You Give This Answer in an Interview, You're Probably Killing Your Chances

This kills most interviews.<p><i>What words should you never say when being interviewed for a job? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Matt Bennett, Trainer and Consultant, on Quora:</b><p><b>"I like</b> …

Employment

23 Dad Jokes That Are So Bad They're Good

Nothing like a good ol' dad joke.

Jokes

10 of the best surfing schools in the world

Lapoint Surf Camps, Portugal<p>Surf camps provide a taste of the surfing lifestyle and include accommodation and transport, as well as social activities where you can meet other surfers. One company offering this is Lapoint, which has camps in six countries, including the Portuguese fishing town of …

Surfing

People Who Say These 5 Words Have Very Low Emotional Intelligence

They mean the exact opposite of what you think. But only emotionally intelligent people understand why.<p>The words hit me like a hurricane: "I know how you feel."<p>They're right there on pages 80 and 81 of my colleague Justin Bariso's new book about emotional intelligence. They're simple words, and …

Emotional Intelligence

How to not melt the couch, and other life skills to teach your kids this summer

Until recently, my smart and accomplished 17-year-old neighbor did not know how to use a can opener, and a bright 15-year-old relative recently tried to microwave a plate of spaghetti with a metal fork in it. Another friend’s teenage sister tried to mail a letter without a stamp.<p>It’s fun to giggle …

Parenting

He Started Vaping As A Teen And Now Says Habit Is 'Impossible To Let Go'

The debate over the health risks of Juul, vaping and e-cigarettes is now spilling into the public square. In one of the most restrictive measures nationwide, San Francisco voters this week upheld by what looks to be a large majority — nearly 70 percent in a preliminary tally — a ban on the sale of …

Public Health

This Former Tesla Staffer Became an Internet Millionaire in His Spare Time

“A lot of people say, ‘If you believe in something, do it 100 percent,’ ” says Sisun Lee. “I actually think that’s horrible advice.” So during 2016, …

South Korea

The three Canadian universities with the best global reputation

A ranking of the most prestigious schools in the world, with Canadian schools trailing the U.S. and UK<p>Three Canadian universities placed in the top …

University of Toronto

How Giuliani wins by being 'the craziest guy in the room'

<b>(CNN) —</b> He is ridiculed as ridiculous. He is attacked as around the bend. He is maligned as morally bereft in his unwavering defense of his old friend and client, President Donald Trump.<p>Yet Rudy Giuliani may just be crazy like a fox.<p>It turns out that he is doing exactly what the President -- his …

Donald Trump

Hello Alfred, the in-home assistant service, snags $40 million

Imagine a world where the average middle-class family had access to a butler. Hello Alfred is trying to make that vision reality by weaving together technology with an army of employees who will enter your home to do everyday tasks like restocking your fridge, watering your plants, and even buying …

Real Estate

Building a Better Brand Through Data-Driven Social Visuals

Did you know that immunization could help prevent 36 million deaths and also stop 24 million people from slipping into extreme poverty? Powerful …

Advertising Industry

This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our 'Theory Of Everything'

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Quantum Mechanics

Typing 'the1975..com' into Google app might be weirdest glitch ever

Software and apps are full of so called Easter eggs, which bored coders put in to trigger something novel just for fun. If this is one of those, it’s the most bizarre Easter eggs for a while. Type “the1975..com” into the Google app on your Android phone and see what happens.<p>For some reason that …

Apps

Charlotte Fox, climber of the tallest peaks, survivor of 1996 Everest disaster, dies after an apparent fall at home

Charlotte Fox’s eyes were frozen behind her contact lenses. The snow had begun falling as she and her fellow climbers descended from the top of the world, the peak of Mount Everest, where she could see for 100 miles in every direction. But now, trapped in the middle of a blizzard with the force of …

Mountaineering

The Trudeau government gets another chance to do election law reform right

Andrew Scheer suggested this week that Justin Trudeau is trying to "rig the next election."<p>It's quite a thing to say. In fact, it's just about the …

Canada

FBI: Reboot, reset your router immediately to prevent cyberattacks

Following reports that a type of malware has infected more than 700,000 routers used in homes and small businesses in more than 50 countries, the FBI …

Routers

Weekend lie-ins could help you avoid an early death, study says

Many people complain they do not get enough sleep, and it seems they are right to be concerned. Researchers have found that adults under the age of 65 who get five or fewer hours of sleep for seven days a week have a higher risk of death than those who consistently get six or seven hours’ …

Sleep

We don’t need nearly as much protein as we consume

Many of us consciously eat a high-protein diet, with protein-rich products readily available, but how much protein do we really need? And does it actually help us lose weight?<p>In the early 20th Century, Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson spent a collective five years eating just meat. This meant …

Nutrition

Want to Instantly Become a Better Writer? Stop Using These 7 Words in Emails

Where good writing is concerned, the words you don't use often matter more.<p>If you think you're not a good writer, you've probably gotten hung up on the "craft" of writing. Worry too much about <i>how</i> you write and it's hard to write well.<p>But that's okay: Style doesn't matter (unless you're Nicholas …

Hung Up

This app hacked the iPhone’s dual camera system, and you’ve never seen anything like it

Apple wasn’t the first smartphone maker to switch to a dual-lens camera setup on the back of its handsets. Of course once Apple did it, plenty of …

Mobile Photography

Lingerie Française

We’ve been wanting to do a lingerie story at the Atelier for awhile now.Nothing seems more French to us than lingerie. Even the etymology of the …

Flavors

12 Hiking Destinations You'll Want to Add to Your Bucket List

The best travel advice always comes from people with firsthand experience—and that's especially true when it comes to hiking trips. When you're going …

Hiking

Hands-on with the RED Hydrogen One, a wildly ambitious smartphone

Come for the holograms, stay for the modules<p>We just got a look at the upcoming RED Hydrogen One smartphone at an event meant for “RED Pioneers” (read: superfans). It is, without a doubt, one of the most ambitious smartphones in years from a company not named Apple, Google, or Samsung. It’s an …

Mobile Technology