Blog Archive for July, 2011
Sunday, Jul. 31, 2011 9:33PM EDT
A 29-year-old unemployed man has become the UK's youngest grandfather after his 14-year-old daughter gave birth
Friday, Jul. 29, 2011 6:36PM EDT
Cat got attention after U.K. shelter workers said her resemblance to Hitler was putting people off
Friday, Jul. 29, 2011 3:06PM EDT
Sorry, foodies. But the epicentre of molecular gastronomy will live on through a gastronomic think tank
Friday, Jul. 29, 2011 9:04AM EDT
An Australian government staffer is suing her employer after a glass light fixture fell on her face in a motel during a business trip
Thursday, Jul. 28, 2011 8:44PM EDT
The discovery of a flu "superantibody" could lead to the development of a universal vaccine, scientists say
Thursday, Jul. 28, 2011 4:54PM EDT
Can we wipeout the airbrush?
Thursday, Jul. 28, 2011 2:04PM EDT
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating to determine the effectiveness of spray-on sunscreens and whether they pose a health risk if they are accidentally inhaled.
Thursday, Jul. 28, 2011 9:50AM EDT
You, social media user, are an important player when it comes to emergency preparedness and disaster relief
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2011 8:57PM EDT
New research suggests that those seeking a nose job for cosmetic reasons may suffer from body dysmorphic disorder. What does your nose say about you?
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2011 5:34PM EDT
Woman says she rented her home out for a week to someone through Airbnb.com and returned to find the place had been ransacked and vandalized
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2011 12:46PM EDT
Women who were shown pink ads also less likely to believe they will get breast cancer
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2011 8:57AM EDT
A new poll of 7,600 men by AskMen. com has found that half of men would dump their girlfriend if she gained weight, according to the Vancouver Sun.
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2011 8:47PM EDT
Chinese are some of the least melancholy people in the world, according to a WHO report
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2011 5:50PM EDT
Teenage girls have a strong influence on the clothes and products their mothers use, according to a Temple University Fox School of Business study
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2011 12:54PM EDT
You may want to consider that it may have long-term effects on their cognitive functioning, according to a new study
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2011 9:47AM EDT
The former staffer, who worked at Toronto's ritzy Yorkville location for about six years, describes Whole Foods as a 'faux hippy Wal-Mart'
Monday, Jul. 25, 2011 8:47PM EDT
A Swedish man says his music obsession left him out of work and on welfare
Monday, Jul. 25, 2011 6:01PM EDT
After Jack Layton made his announcement Tuesday, people took to the Internet to show their compassion and deep sympathy. What did they say?
Monday, Jul. 25, 2011 2:05PM EDT
On a night meant for brides to celebrates with their girlfriends, and grooms to celebrate with their best men, Kim Kardashian decided to show up at her fiancé's bachelor party. Is what she did a breach of trust?
Monday, Jul. 25, 2011 9:52AM EDT
The sapphire and diamond earrings, believed to be among Princess Diana's most prized jewel pieces, were spotted on the Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon last month and during the royal couple's recent visit to North America.
Sunday, Jul. 24, 2011 10:05PM EDT
As speculation swirls about the death of Amy Winehouse, one theme is her new place in the mythic "27 Club" of musicians who have died at the same age
Friday, Jul. 22, 2011 4:44PM EDT
The bride's famous wedding dress will be on display to the public at the palace, starting July 23
Friday, Jul. 22, 2011 1:13PM EDT
A new study says the three most important things in most women's lives are: sleep, the Internet and showers
Friday, Jul. 22, 2011 9:33AM EDT
One in three women will never leave home without make-up on, says a British survey that found they do it for other women, not men
Thursday, Jul. 21, 2011 4:00PM EDT
Researchers at the University of Leeds have finally resolved a long-standing breakfast controversy, and come up with a mathematical equation for the ideal toast
Thursday, Jul. 21, 2011 12:49PM EDT
Forget the new big screen TV and that family trip to Europe.
Thursday, Jul. 21, 2011 9:12AM EDT
Crowne Plaza snore patrols monitor the designated 'quiet zones' and, if they catch a guest tearing it up, chainsaw-style, they knock on the door to wake said guest up and tell them to keep it down
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2011 8:26PM EDT
While some said it was sexist, others, including breast-cancer survivors, entered a Calgary radio station contest in hopes of a free boob job. The winner? Not who you would expect
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2011 5:54PM EDT
Sometimes babies don't wait, so should anxious fathers speed through red lights?
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2011 1:02PM EDT
The Xtreme Eating Awards, dished out by the nutrition advocacy organization Center for Science in the Public Interest, unveils its 'winners'
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2011 9:12AM EDT
A survey of 2,000 adults has reaffirmed the sexual battleground of couples' movie watching
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2011 8:49PM EDT
If you’re sick of pasta every night, you might hold the key to weight loss, according to a new study. Does that mean we should be doing away with fancy, multi-item menus?
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2011 4:57PM EDT
The real star of the messy mêlée, however, was Mrs. Murdoch (a.k.a.Wendi Deng) who rose to her husband’s defence
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2011 12:35PM EDT
The country's Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages is cracking down on parents who want to give their little bundle of joy names that are too creative
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2011 9:29AM EDT
Bed-sharing does no harm – and no good – to a child’s behavioural or social development, says a new American study
Monday, Jul. 18, 2011 8:53PM EDT
While parents have been debating the merits of princess-pink for their little girls, the boy love affair with the colour looks like it's just beginning. What do you think of your little guy rocking pink?
Monday, Jul. 18, 2011 6:07PM EDT
Harry Potter craze hits a new, creepy high on eBay
Monday, Jul. 18, 2011 12:14PM EDT
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling admits for the first time that she was bullied during her adolescence
Monday, Jul. 18, 2011 10:32AM EDT
U.S. driver's license temporarily revoked after his image was flagged as potentially fraudulent by state authorities' computerized antiterrorism facial recognition system
Sunday, Jul. 17, 2011 11:09PM EDT
By most accounts, Will and Kate's royal visit to Canada and Los Angeles was a huge success. But his father, Prince Charles, reportedly wasn't as glowing in his review. What did he say?
Friday, Jul. 15, 2011 4:16PM EDT
According to Australia’s Herald Sun, an over-protective mother kept her children in diapers, allegedly because she couldn’t bear to see them grow upd
Friday, Jul. 15, 2011 12:26PM EDT
More than 2,800 women have attended the Beijing Moral Education Centre
Friday, Jul. 15, 2011 9:23AM EDT
The new Winnie the Pooh is a calculated business move. Apparently, a tarted-up version a few years ago was the New Coke of animation
Thursday, Jul. 14, 2011 8:46PM EDT
One U.S. state thinks so - and has taken a hard-line stance on the dos and don'ts of sunscreen application for young campers. Is there any real danger?
Thursday, Jul. 14, 2011 5:32PM EDT
A team of scientists is developing special mosquito traps to prevent malaria in Africa - using the grungy stink of dirty socks.
Thursday, Jul. 14, 2011 1:06PM EDT
Between 2005 and 2010, ‘tobacco incidents’ in youth-rated movies dropped 72 per cent
Thursday, Jul. 14, 2011 10:06AM EDT
Does being a regular joe protect you from phone hacking?
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2011 8:13PM EDT
It may look pretty, but this toxic plant is spreading again during this hot summer season. Find out what you can do to contain (or avoid) it
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2011 6:06PM EDT
One mom was so disgusted with her local McDonald’s PlayPlace that she sent samples to a lab for bacterial analysis
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2011 12:47PM EDT
An opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests maybe so
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2011 9:47AM EDT
You've done the black and white portrait of your tiny newborn curled up in your hand. Maybe the dressed-in-white cliche family series.
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2011 8:52PM EDT
Andre Walker, Oprah’s long-time hairdresser, says kinky hair should be treated with a relaxer
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2011 6:03PM EDT
A Washington Post reporter spotted the First Lady ordering a burger, fries and a chocolate shake for lunch on Monday
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2011 1:00PM EDT
According to the results of a new survey, Canadian women don't stress nearly as much as Indian women
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2011 9:51AM EDT
Actress Emma Watson was in the hot seat last night ahead of Harry Potter's New York premier
Monday, Jul. 11, 2011 8:52PM EDT
Unemployment a strong predictor of divorce for men, according to a U.S. report
Monday, Jul. 11, 2011 5:59PM EDT
Who is a target of angry former tabloid employees?
Monday, Jul. 11, 2011 1:07PM EDT
A New York Times columnist is facing a blogging backlash after suggesting young women are done with sex
Monday, Jul. 11, 2011 9:38AM EDT
Months after his leaden performance at the Academy Awards ceremony this year, actor James Franco finally explains why he acted so unenthusiastic on stage – he knew the night would be a failure
Sunday, Jul. 10, 2011 11:07PM EDT
A report outlines the many problems that occurred with poll staff during the federal election
Friday, Jul. 08, 2011 5:08PM EDT
Like cigarettes and alcohol, sippy cups may soon be required to carry a warning label in New York state. The danger? Childhood tooth decay
Friday, Jul. 08, 2011 1:52PM EDT
Interventions designed to tear children away from screens are not working, a Canadian report reveals
Friday, Jul. 08, 2011 9:47AM EDT
"We found no scientific basis to the claim hypoallergenic dogs have less allergen," senior author Christine Cole Johnson said in a release
Thursday, Jul. 07, 2011 8:39PM EDT
He's more or less worn the same get-up just about everywhere, when arriving in Ottawa, in Quebec City and on Prince Edward Island - all while Kate was switching it up
Thursday, Jul. 07, 2011 5:53PM EDT
Dallas Cowboys football player Roy Williams Jr. has filed a lawsuit against his ex-girlfriend for not returning his engagement ring
Thursday, Jul. 07, 2011 12:34PM EDT
The Federal Trade Commission is going after the companies behind the ubiquitous weight-loss advertisements
Thursday, Jul. 07, 2011 9:44AM EDT
Instead of lecturing your son, enroll him in basketball.
Wednesday, Jul. 06, 2011 8:59PM EDT
It's true: The numbers are on the rise as more baby boomers opt for breast implants and face-lifts, according to recent surveys. So why do 65-year-old women suddenly feel the need for F-cup-sized breasts?
Wednesday, Jul. 06, 2011 5:52PM EDT
The country’s gambling commission has given fertility-advice charity To Hatch the green light to launch a lottery in which the monthly prize is £25,000 (about $38,000 CDN) worth of fertility treatments
Wednesday, Jul. 06, 2011 12:53PM EDT
A study of middle-aged and older couples reveals that tenderness is key to the man's happiness
Wednesday, Jul. 06, 2011 9:53AM EDT
If you've been making steady donations to the Canadian Cancer Society over the past ten years, less and less of your donation has been going toward research
Tuesday, Jul. 05, 2011 9:00PM EDT
A new survey shows that children whose parents remarry often go on to have happier unions themselves
Tuesday, Jul. 05, 2011 6:22PM EDT
Vintners intentionally understate alcohol levels on wine labels, a new study reports
Tuesday, Jul. 05, 2011 12:44PM EDT
The royal couple were out to crush each other in their dragon boat race yesterday. Should couples really be trying to one-up each other in sports?
Tuesday, Jul. 05, 2011 9:09AM EDT
‘Divorce ceremonies’ that see couples smashing their wedding rings with a gavel have tripled in Japan since the March tsunami, according to Reuter
Monday, Jul. 04, 2011 9:10PM EDT
Monday, Jul. 04, 2011 5:06PM EDT
Brian Coldin, a self-described nudist, is fighting criminal charges after being naked at a Tim Hortons and A&W in Bracebridge, Ont. He will appear in an Ontario court Tuesday to argue that public nudity should no longer be a criminal offence, according to The Canadian Press.
Monday, Jul. 04, 2011 12:32PM EDT
A fairly generic reply to an innocent well-wisher has everyone on Kate baby watch on red alert. What could she have said?
Monday, Jul. 04, 2011 8:47AM EDT
The label refers to women who order large portions in front of others, or tell people they eat a lot, but actually drastically reduce their diets in private
Sunday, Jul. 03, 2011 10:37PM EDT
For the first time ever, the annual Fourth of July hot-dog eating contest on New York's Coney Island will feature a women's division. But is this really the kind of equality women should be striving for?
Friday, Jul. 01, 2011 9:02AM EDT
New legislation will change a long-standing law that says a son always inherits the cash and the crown - whether he has an older sister or not