Lauren

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Step by step, Americans are sacrificing the right to walk – Antonia Malchik

In 2011, Raquel Nelson was convicted of vehicular homicide following the death of her four-year-old son. Nelson, it’s crucial to note, was not …

Materialism vs. Minimalism

Many people today, particularly those living in OECD countries, live in what you could call a ‘consumerist society’. Cultures driven by …

Minimalism

How to fight back against rising bank fees on chequing accounts

Scotiabank latest to hike the account balance required to avoid monthly charges<p>Canada's big banks continue to enjoy big profits. But that hasn't …

I Can't Believe How Much These Small Purchases Are Costing Me Every Year

Are you wasting money on small purchases, impulse buys, frivolous spending, smoking, blowouts, cell phone plans, and Starbucks lattes?

Personal Finance

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

Why grammar pedants miss the point

The cause of good writing is not served by griping pedants, writes Steven Pinker.<p>Many people have strong opinions on the quality of language today. They write books and articles deploring it, fire off letters to the editor and call in to radio talk shows with their criticisms and complaints. Their …

Linguistics

The Grammar Rules of 3 Commonly Disparaged Dialects

Linguists are always taken aback by the overwhelmingly negative and sometimes virulently expressed reaction they get when stating something that …

Why is English so weirdly different from other languages? – John McWhorter

English speakers know that their language is odd. So do people saddled with learning it non-natively. The oddity that we all perceive most readily is …

5 Ways to Avoid Staying Too Long at Your Own Pity Party

Is it really a party if it’s a pity party? We’ve all been to one, though. Perhaps it was an ugly breakup that we couldn’t stop replaying in our mind. …

10 Things You Should Do If You Can't Fall Asleep At Night

Nothing is worse than getting into bed, only to toss and turn for hours before drifting off. Getting upset can make it even harder to relax, so it's …

Science Says Listening to This Type of Music Will Help You Fall Asleep Faster

Hell hath no fury like a woman who hasn't gotten enough sleep: We're irritable, we're cranky, and unless we've ingested a fair amount of caffeine, …

Flute