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These DIY crystal soaps will make your next bath unbelieva-bubble

Raise the bar on bar soap with these gorgeous DIY cleansing crystals. Perfect for gifting to friends or simply adding a whimsical flair to your …

DIY

Cultural sensitivities must never override gender equality

Two recent news stories highlight the import of discriminatory practices from the Indian subcontinent into North America.<p>An American doctor, Jumana Nagarwala, was arrested for performing genital cutting on two seven-year-old girls this past February at a clinic in Livonia, Mich. Another physician, …

We've Lost Sight Of The Most Important Rule In Debating Science

It was almost 100 years ago that the most famous debate in science history took place. The topic up for consideration was the nature of the spiral objects in the sky: were they proto-stars in the process of forming, or were they island Universes, similar to and far outside of our own galaxy? …

Universe

Keep the Whole Solar System to Yourself in This Tiny Bottle

Ever dream of carrying the entire solar system around in your pocket? Now you can with a little help from the 3D printing company Little Planet …

These Tiny Wedding Layer Cakes Are Something to Behold

What are these, wedding cakes for ants?!<p>Most wedding layer cakes are larger than life—big enough to feed hundreds of guests after a long night of dancing. But Los Angeles–based artist Rachel Dyke, aka @rachelslittlethings, had something else in mind when she started her cake business. She makes …

Palm Springs

Congress Fails Wildlife, OK’s Killing Mother Bears with Cubs and Wolves on Public Lands in Alaska

The U.S. Senate voted on a resolution to overturn U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protections for bears and wolves in Alaska.<p><b>WASHINGTON</b> – Today, the …

Wildlife

Sesame Street introduces new Muppet, Julia, who has autism

Elmo and Big Bird have a new friend on Sesame Street, a 4-year-old girl named Julia. She has red hair, loves her toy bunny and can come across as shy. She also has autism.<p>Some viewers of the beloved children’s television program might recognize Julia from her introduction two years ago in an online …

25 Valentine's Day Gifts For When You're Totally In Love, But Broke

"I Love You, But My Bank Account Doesn't: A True Story."

Shopping

Listen to the Impossibly Adorable Sounds of a Baby Sloth

Sometimes baby sloths seem almost too adorable to be real. But the little muppet-faced treasures don't just look cute—turns out they sound cute, too. …

Pets

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: We Will Hire 10,000 Refugees

In the wake of President Donald Trump's executive order barring immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz vowed to hire 10,000 refugees globally.<p>"We will neither stand by, nor stand silent, as the uncertainty around the new administration's actions grows …

Immigration

'We don't feel safe': Mosque shooting sends shock wave through Quebec Muslim community

The deadly attack at a mosque in Quebec City is rippling through members of Quebec's Muslim community, many of whom say they no longer feel …

Researchers are crowdfunding in a last-resort to save the orange-bellied parrot

The orange-bellied parrot has long been threatened with extinction in the wild, but it's only recently researchers realised just how much trouble the …

Birds

Mike Pence went to see Hamilton. The audience booed — but the cast delivered a personal plea.

“We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us.”<p>Mike Pence probably just thought he was doing dinner and a show. He almost certainly didn’t expect to get booed in the process, or to receive a personalized lecture during the curtain call, …

Donald Trump

The indifference that hurt Adam Capay starts at the top in Canada

In the two weeks since the world woke up to the plight of Adam Capay, two things have become clear.<p>One, federal and provincial politicians have no intention of accepting responsibility for the multiple factors that conspired to place a young indigenous man in solitary confinement for more than …

Technology May Rescue Male Baby Chicks From The Grinder

Matt O'Hayer thought he was in the idyllic part of the egg business. He's CEO of Vital Farms, based in Austin, Texas, which markets eggs from hens that run around outdoors, on grassy pastures, at about a hundred different farms.<p>"I thought that there's nothing more beautiful than eggs, where you …

Grieving mother urges more oversight for pharmacies that make errors | Toronto Star

The family is now suing Floradale, seeking $4 million in damages. In a statement of claim filed Tuesday, they allege “that baclofen was substituted …

In Coal Country, Farmers Get Creative To Bridge The Fresh Produce Gap

In coal country, thousands of miners have lost jobs. While there aren't any easy solutions, in West Virginia, two farmers are doing what they can to keep wealth in their community and provide healthy food to more people.<p>In the parking lot of the Five Loaves and Two Fishes Food Bank in McDowell …

Rise of the millennial philanthropists: This generation is eager to give back despite its reputation

It’s a Friday night at Toronto’s newly renovated Rebel nightclub and the crowd is flying high on bottomless vodka and 1990s throwbacks spun by the …

Michelle Obama on Girls' Education: "This issue is personal for me."

In honor of the International Day of the Girl, FLOTUS penned an empowering op-ed.<p>First Lady Michelle Obama has been quite vocal about her mission to empower young women around the world with her initiative, Let Girls Learn. She's personally visited and encouraged female students to stay in school …

Every seven seconds, a girl under 15 is forced into marriage, Save the Child report finds

One girl under the age of 15 gets married every seven seconds, according to a new report by the international nonprofit Save the Children.<p>The study …

RCMP investigating switched-at-birth cases in Manitoba

A criminal investigation is under way into two separate cases of babies being switched at birth at a northern Manitoba hospital within six months in the 1970s.<p>RCMP spokesman Robert Cyrenne said there is no specific indication of criminal activity at this point, but the force believes there is an …

U of T professor’s stand against genderless pronouns draws fire

No one can accuse Jordan Peterson of being an academic wallflower. The University of Toronto psychology professor has more than 10,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel, has spoken at TED conferences, debated religion and gender on TV and boasts more than 20,000 Twitter followers.<p>Compared with …

What Canada should do to tackle childhood obesity

I have had an incredible week in Canada. It's a stunning country with beautiful food and produce, and I've been blown away by the welcome I've received. The warmth and passion of everyone I've met are second to none. With Thanksgiving upon us, Canadian hospitality is in full swing, and it has been …

Police killed 65, injured 270 at Barrick mine in Tanzania, inquiry hears

Tanzanian police have killed 65 people and injured 270 during years of sporadic clashes with villagers at a controversial Canadian-owned gold mine, according to evidence heard by a Tanzanian government inquiry.<p>The alleged number of fatalities, based on complaints given to the inquiry by local …

‘She was happy. She was loved’: Metis toddler taken from B.C. foster parents, moving to Ontario soon

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia foster mother says there are no words to describe her loss after the provincial government removed a Metis toddler she …

Two Global Brands Are Helping Haiti Turn Its Trash Into An Industry

HP and Timberland will take Haiti’s plastic and recycle it.<p>Walking past some canals in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, all you can see is trash: the water is filled with plastic bottles, bags, and other litter, slowly floating toward the ocean. The city doesn’t have a municipal recycling system, and …

Look inside the UK's first 'food waste' supermarket

UK supermarkets throw away at least 115,000 tonnes of perfectly good food every year - and this new 'food waste' supermarket is working with stores to put this food to good use.<p>The Real Junk Food Project has opened its first warehouse in Leeds, which acts as a food waste supermarket, so the needy …

School lunch worker quits after being forced to refuse hot meal to student who couldn’t pay

Stacy Koltiska said that she will never forget the look in the little boy’s eyes. As an elementary school lunchroom staffer, her job was to work the …

Ontario coalition pushes for transparency on autism policies | The Star

Ontario should lift the veil of secrecy from its new autism advisory panel so policy decisions affecting children are transparent and openly debated, …

Canada

West Virginia cop used his ‘calm voice’ when confronting armed man — and was fired for not killing him

We’ve tracked countless cases here where cops were able to keep their jobs after killing unarmed people, killing people after responding to the wrong …