Blog Archive for January, 2011
Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 6:52PM EST
When you’re in a pickle, use the juice.That’s what public works administrators of Bergen County, New Jersey did when they started running low on their plowing funds for the year, due to this winter’s heavy snowfalls.
Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 4:08PM EST
A U of T study reveals that best actress winners are 63 per cent more likely to divorce than actresses who do not take home the honour.
Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 12:28PM EST
New advice published today, intended to help doctors advise patients, says that many pregnant women can safely have sex, as long as they don't have certain risk factors
Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 9:35PM EST
Astronaut Mark Kelly, on leave to tend to wife Gabrielle Giffords, to decide if he's space-bound this April
Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 4:58PM EST
An article is stirring online debate about what is worth keeping - and for how long
Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 4:27PM EST
Fathers transmit their smoking habits to a statistically significant level to their sons, and the same is true of mothers and daughters
Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 12:37PM EST
According to Slate, Americans have traditionally favoured white chicken meat, while Russians prefer the darker chicken legs, thighs and drumsticks
Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 9:16AM EST
Translation? Men still believe in lipstick lesbians
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 5:36PM EST
Survey finds majority of men and women believe technology shortens the time to intimacy
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 4:06PM EST
How far would you go to sneak your kids into a better school?
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 12:35PM EST
The device, which looks like a large goldfish bowl, releases vapours created from specially-prepared flavour crystals, which the user sucks in with a straw
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 9:31AM EST
Yesterday, the city's Utilities and Environment committee voted to end fluoridation in the city's water supply. The decision now goes to city council
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 5:38PM EST
When an Italian bride said ‘I do,’ there’s no way she meant she would do this
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 3:06PM EST
Heaven forbid your seven-year-old, while waiting in line with you at the grocery store checkout, be exposed to 'the gays.'
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 12:32PM EST
You probably wouldn’t get away with wearing sweatpants at a fine dining restaurant, but at McDonald’s, anything goes, right? Nope.
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 9:42AM EST
What if your kid's school sent home a report card grading your skills as a parent?
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 7:48PM EST
Taco Bell says it plans to take legal action in response to a class action law suit that alleges the restaurant chain's beef isn't entirely cow meat
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 6:14PM EST
Two studies were used to examine how people’s speaking and writing styles could predict dating behaviour and the long-term strength of relationships
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 3:24PM EST
So far 2011 hasn’t proven to be the year of enlightenment, at least as far as certain sports figures are concerned
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 12:34PM EST
Whew! Have you had a particularly stressful morning? If so, you're not alone
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 9:22AM EST
The sci-fi espionage hit Inception landed eight nods at this year's Academy Awards -- but director Christopher Nolan was snubbed, as was the film's star, Leonardo DiCaprio.
Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 6:07PM EST
Before you bite into that beef taco, you might want to clarify the definition of 'beef'
Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 3:12PM EST
'I thought nothing could surprise me any more, but let me tell you, I was wrong,' Ms. Winfrey said
Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 12:45PM EST
Whether the strategy really minimizes pain or not, it's luring patients to get their teeth checked
Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 9:46PM EST
According to a new study, a fair chunk of young high-risk Americans in relationships aren't playing by the same rules as their partners.
Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 5:32PM EST
With names like "Splashing Battle," the games use pressure sensors attached to eye-level screens and require men to, well, aim accordingly
Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 2:37PM EST
Want to bet that Prince William and Kate Middleton will get divorced before their tenth anniversary? Well, you can
Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 1:05PM EST
MeMe Roth doesn't allow her children to eat any sugar on weekdays. She enforces daily exercise, and boycotts Girl Guide cookies
Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 9:26AM EST
Do you think your kid's name is original? It's not. Your neighbour has it too.
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 5:50PM EST
Does James deserve a second chance at love?
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 3:01PM EST
An Australian father has lost the ability to make parental decisions for his kids, after the court ruled in a custody dispute that he was too ‘rigid and obsessive’
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 12:46PM EST
If you've resolved to save money by dining out less this year, you might want to reconsider your strategy.
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 9:17AM EST
Drive to work? How long did this morning's commute take? Half an hour? An hour? Longer?
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 5:10PM EST
Criminals mistake ashes for cocaine, snort dead man's cremated remains
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 3:14PM EST
What you see as a mid-life crisis would actually be an end-of-life crisis if you lived in Guinea-Bisseau, where life expectancy is 48 versus 81 in Canada.
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 11:38AM EST
Only 15 per cent of Canadian adults and 7 per cent of young people get the recommended amount of exercise, a new Statistics Canada report reveals.
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 9:30AM EST
The ruling came after three people complained that the poster for Vitaminwater was misleading, with one of them claiming that each 500ml bottle contained more than 30g of sugar.
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 5:19PM EST
Why do some people race to buy stuff while others wait patiently for their chance to grab goods?
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 1:58PM EST
It looks like university students are sleeping at their desks, at least for the first two years of higher education, according to new American research
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 1:34PM EST
Within hours of Regis Philbin's retirement announcement, the Internet is already abuzz about who will take the talk show host's place
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 9:18AM EST
Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 5:57PM EST
A new editorial published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says the country's binge drinking problem is getting out of control and that it's time for a wake-up call
Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 3:09PM EST
Mission accomplished: After a wickedly caustic performance, it looks like British comedian Ricky Gervais will not be hosting the Golden Globes for a third time.
Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 12:09PM EST
Just when you thought you'd mastered the Starbucks lingo, the coffee company has announced it will launch yet another size, the "Trenta" - it's biggest cup yet.
Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 12:42AM EST
Makes hours of piano lessons seem like a walk down easy street, doesn't it?
Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 5:52PM EST
A new study suggests adding calorie counters to menus doesn't mean customers will order healthier foods
Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 4:32PM EST
New research suggests that in a happy marriage, the husband tips the scales: wives should weigh less than their partners
Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 11:23AM EST
Research found babies who were exclusively breastfed for six months, compared with those breastfed for four or five months, were more likely to develop anemia, food allergies and celiac disease
Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 9:33AM EST
Comic Sans haters? We have some bad news for you.
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 5:46PM EST
Researchers say it's not just food that leaves you hungry to visit a restaurant more than once, but a 20-point scale of expectations
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 3:08PM EST
Think regular workouts mean you're fit and healthy? Not if you spend the rest of your time channel surfing, according to new research
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 11:11AM EST
Will scoring a bargain at Target feel as much of an accomplishment when you no longer have to drive across the border?
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 9:22AM EST
If you're incredibly invested in calling yourself such-a-Leo or attributing your stubbornness to being a Taurus, you may want to avert your eyes.
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 5:17PM EST
Britain’s government says pubs and restaurants will celebrate the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton with extended operating hours
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 2:58PM EST
Linguistic researchers studied tweet language to pin down the geographic location of the user
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 12:15PM EST
We’ve come to learn so many cautionary lessons from Ms. Love over the years. This one is a double-whammy: don’t bash others on Twitter, and it doesn’t hurt to use a dictionary
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 8:59AM EST
"This is a very strange case and the first of its kind that I am aware of, certainly in Italy," Professor Sid Berrone, who saw Mr Sangermano
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 5:42PM EST
A UK-based study exposes the bacteria lurking on ATM machines
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 3:25PM EST
Winnipeg woman's contraband Kinder Surprise Egg seized by U.S. border officials.
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 1:08PM EST
Rock n' roll could suffer the same fate as disco
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 10:02AM EST
Morning Radar: Three things we're talking about this morning
Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 4:51PM EST
British press in a tizzy after the princess-to be attends a wedding in a black dress with a sheer neckline
Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 4:00PM EST
A Quiet Commute program in New Jersey is causing more commotion than calm
Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 12:35PM EST
A controversial Doritos ad has caused an uproar among offended Catholics
Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 9:24AM EST
Morning radar: Three things we're talking about this morning
Friday, Jan. 07, 2011 5:02PM EST
New research suggests young people crave compliments more than sex, or even food.
Friday, Jan. 07, 2011 2:29PM EST
Posture is key to making a good first impression, say researchers
Friday, Jan. 07, 2011 12:14PM EST
Sniffing food to determine freshness is so outdated, let the wrapping do the work
Friday, Jan. 07, 2011 8:54AM EST
Security software firm Symantec reports that the volume of spam in November was down more than 56 per cent from August
Thursday, Jan. 06, 2011 6:07PM EST
22 hours and $3,000 later, a British woman has her very own life-size Twilight tattoo
Thursday, Jan. 06, 2011 3:00PM EST
What if your doctor were to treat not only what ails you, but the rest of your neighbourhood?
Thursday, Jan. 06, 2011 12:00PM EST
All these years we've been growing chia pets, who knew we ought to have been eating them?
Thursday, Jan. 06, 2011 9:17AM EST
After taking down a page dedicated to all things breastfeeding, called The Leaky Boob, Facebook faces criticism
Wednesday, Jan. 05, 2011 4:19PM EST
The last time we saw star Lea Michele she was dropping trou in GQ. Now, the actress has joined People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in a new campaign to rid New York City streets of horse-drawn carriages.
Wednesday, Jan. 05, 2011 3:13PM EST
Illinois man's pocket dial mistakenly sends SWAT team to school, where his wife suspected he was held hostage
Wednesday, Jan. 05, 2011 12:32PM EST
Smaller restaurants deemed safer in the current economy
Wednesday, Jan. 05, 2011 9:24AM EST
Tuesday, Jan. 04, 2011 5:11PM EST
A Harvard professor has developed the calorie-free idea of 'eating by breathing'
Tuesday, Jan. 04, 2011 1:06PM EST
Frustrated with other tactics, Australian doctors are hoping they can disgust people into losing weight.
Tuesday, Jan. 04, 2011 11:07AM EST
Does a day without the web give you the shakes? You may be suffering from a condition scientists are calling Information Deprivation Disorder
Monday, Jan. 03, 2011 5:16PM EST
Monday, Jan. 03, 2011 9:32AM EST
Morning radar: Three things we're talking about this morning
Erin Anderssen writes about mental health, social policy and family issues. She is a five-time National Newspaper Award winner, and the co-author of New Canada, a book about young Canadians based on a Globe and Mail series.