Blog Archive for September, 2011
Friday, Sep. 30, 2011 4:55PM EDT
A judge in Westmoreland County, Pa., awarded Mary Bach $100 U.S. in damages, plus $80 in court costs
Friday, Sep. 30, 2011 4:15PM EDT
People’s gut reactions to stereotypes may simply be because they’re used to seeing them in popular culture, study says
Friday, Sep. 30, 2011 1:10PM EDT
The latest target of political correctness in the classroom appears to be the sneeze, specifically the seemingly innocuous ‘bless you’ some people offer after you’ve achoo-ed
Thursday, Sep. 29, 2011 7:58PM EDT
A provocative article in the latest New York magazine asks us to look at the upsides of middle-age pregnancy. Find out what the majority of younger parents might be missing out on
Thursday, Sep. 29, 2011 4:53PM EDT
Type in a query about a celeb's sexual orientation and it gives you a 'best guess'
Thursday, Sep. 29, 2011 12:33PM EDT
Mother of two wants to broadcast the home birth to promote it as an alternative to the hospital and also to show women they have nothing to fear when giving birth
Thursday, Sep. 29, 2011 9:56AM EDT
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2011 9:08PM EDT
It may sound like the most chic of titles, but feminist groups in France are calling for the ouster of a word they see as sexist. What honorific would they rather see instead?
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2011 4:53PM EDT
Many women are now requesting ‘the Pippa butt lift’
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2011 1:12PM EDT
'A family is a family,' the singer writes on her blog
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2011 9:47AM EDT
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011 8:34PM EDT
The company's six new cards feature funny and more meaningful sentiments
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011 3:01PM EDT
Radio station’s prize of free treatment draws fire, and hundreds of desperate couples
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011 1:57PM EDT
Life expectancy at birth reached a new high of 80.9 years during the period from 2006 to 2008, up 0.2 years from 2005 to 2007, according to a new report from Statistics Canada
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011 10:01AM EDT
Monday, Sep. 26, 2011 8:15PM EDT
In related news, a trader tells the BBC, 'I go to bed every night and I dream of another recession'
Monday, Sep. 26, 2011 6:34PM EDT
Shirley Anderson already gets $1,500 a month from the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security, but now she wants $750 from each of her four kids
Monday, Sep. 26, 2011 1:13PM EDT
The number of young people in western countries having unprotected sex has risen sharply over the last two years, according to a new survey conducted to mark World Contraception Day
Monday, Sep. 26, 2011 9:39AM EDT
Sunday, Sep. 25, 2011 10:13PM EDT
Yes, the same technology that tells you to steer your car into that dodgy cul-de-sac is being relied on to prevent missing children.
Friday, Sep. 23, 2011 4:54PM EDT
But not everyone approves of the move to encourage civility and camaraderie on campus
Friday, Sep. 23, 2011 1:25PM EDT
At Thursday's annual f8 conference, Zuckerberg hired SNL's Andy Samberg to impersonate him
Friday, Sep. 23, 2011 11:03AM EDT
Mere hours after getting the boot from Starbucks for his feisty YouTube rant about the chain on Tuesday, the 25-year-old former barista was at it again with a follow-up video
Thursday, Sep. 22, 2011 11:29PM EDT
A recent Toronto protest over proposed cuts to subsidized child care saw pint-sized activists taking over city hall. But some are questioning whether children should be allowed to participate in political protests they may not even fully understand. Where do you stand?
Thursday, Sep. 22, 2011 4:59PM EDT
Thursday, Sep. 22, 2011 1:17PM EDT
The 41-year-old man refuses to leave the parental home, and even demands his parents do his laundry
Thursday, Sep. 22, 2011 11:11AM EDT
It might have been hearing your sister's blood-curdling screams when she went through 12 hours of labour.
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011 8:54PM EDT
An organized cage-fighting event in Britain has outraged health experts after a match featured two boys aged 8 and 9. How did such young kids end up in the ring?
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011 5:46PM EDT
Sleep-texting is a real thing, and young people are likely to send nocturnal non-sequiturs
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011 12:36PM EDT
Dallas hair stylist Isis Brantley says she was humiliated when security staff at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport singled her out because of her voluminous, afro-style hair
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011 10:03AM EDT
Gen Xers should be at the prime of their lives and careers, stepping into crucial leadership roles and starting families, according to a release by the researchers. But that's not the reality
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2011 8:40PM EDT
Author Jill Kargman is taking heat for praising her daughter's swearing in public
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2011 5:17PM EDT
Forget taking your seven-year-old to 101 Dalmatians. Or your 14-year-old to any Lord of the Rings movie.
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2011 12:37PM EDT
The study sheds more light on how important blood sugar levels are when it comes to anyone who is trying to lose weight, since even non-obese people ached for doughnuts when their levels were down
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2011 9:18AM EDT
People are more likely to offer up that they are overweight than divulge their political stripes on online dating sites, according to a new American study
Monday, Sep. 19, 2011 8:34PM EDT
Customers rarely go for redheads, the world's largest sperm bank says
Monday, Sep. 19, 2011 4:19PM EDT
Research has now confirmed it: People will literally salivate over sports cars and money, says a new study
Monday, Sep. 19, 2011 2:59PM EDT
Approximately 8 to 12 per cent of people seeking sexual addiction treatment are women, but the number of women with the addiction is likely much higher, because women are less likely than men to seek out treatment, according to a new study
Monday, Sep. 19, 2011 9:24AM EDT
If you think the younger generations seem more cocksure than ever, science may prove you right.
Sunday, Sep. 18, 2011 11:22PM EDT
The focus on testing doesn't teach children what it 'means to be a successful human,' one educator says
Friday, Sep. 16, 2011 6:01PM EDT
A Florida appeals court quashes an injunction against a man who spanked his 14-year-old daughter
Friday, Sep. 16, 2011 12:56PM EDT
A new study shows why all the previous studies that "proved" the cognitive benefits of gaming are wrong
Friday, Sep. 16, 2011 9:59AM EDT
"BE FOREWARNED, HE'S SCUM. RUN FAR AWAY."A New York lawyer is suing two ex-girlfriends after they took to the website liarscheatersrus.com with not-so-subtle allegations like that.
Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 8:54PM EDT
The ongoing breastfeeding v. formula debate has taken an interesting turn this week, with 'lactivists' targeting advertising for baby formula as unethical. Find out why these mothers are taking offence at what's being sold
Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 4:18PM EDT
Televangelist Pat Robertson says separation is acceptable because Alzheimer's 'is a form of death'
Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 12:48PM EDT
Michele Bachmann unleashed a storm of controversy and stirred tinfoil hat-wearers everywhere this week when she claimed that a vaccine to guard against cervical cancer is dangerous and could even cause mental retardation
Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 9:34AM EDT
"A jerk is someone who shows no respect for other people, because they dress differently, talk differently, or were born with skin darker or eyes shaped other than the local standard," he wrote.
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2011 8:49PM EDT
Experts at Harvard have released their own version of the U.S. MyPlate guide, citing powerful agricultural interests as having too much influence on its division of food groups. What else does Harvard think the government got wrong?
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2011 6:09PM EDT
It’s called ‘guilt through algorithmic association,’ and it can potentially cause you public embarrassment without any effort on your part
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2011 2:00PM EDT
Internationally recognized days are meant to raise awareness of weighty topics. But what if your children are too young to handle them?
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2011 9:50AM EDT
You try to make up for being away by bribing your kids with presents.
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2011 7:46PM EDT
The furniture giant recently announced it was redesigning its signature Billy bookcase with deeper shelves, fuelling speculation that they will be better for holding knickknacks and ornaments than good ol' books. Will you like the new design?
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2011 4:16PM EDT
In a unique case in Britain, a 25-year-old man has been sent to jail for 18 weeks for posting mocking video and messages about teenagers who had died and were being memorialized on sites such as Facebook
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2011 10:40AM EDT
Study shows women's memory is sensitive to men's voice pitch, which is a significant factor in mate choice because it can hint at testosterone levels and genetic quality, evolutionary psychologists suggest
Monday, Sep. 12, 2011 9:38PM EDT
The pop legend has released a silent film in which she makes it clear how much she really hates those flowers
Monday, Sep. 12, 2011 7:10PM EDT
Almost a quarter of school admissions officers troll applicants' personal pages, a survey finds
Monday, Sep. 12, 2011 1:44PM EDT
Before you sneer at all those other kids out there who are doing drugs and drinking, you might want to have a frank talk with your own.
Monday, Sep. 12, 2011 8:49AM EDT
Tired of rebuking their pupils for hemline creep, some schools are taking the drastic measure of banning skirts altogether, in favour of trousers
Sunday, Sep. 11, 2011 9:23PM EDT
Medical researchers believe they've found a way to remove the so-called HCN2 gene responsible for chronic back pain
Friday, Sep. 09, 2011 6:17PM EDT
A new study found that home-schooled children who follow a curriculum ado better than their public school peers
Friday, Sep. 09, 2011 3:02PM EDT
Ben & Jerry's releases a flavour based on the Saturday Night Live sketch in time for the holiday season
Friday, Sep. 09, 2011 9:56AM EDT
With the news that McDonald's is spending $1-billion to spruce up 1,400 Canadian locations with fireplaces, plasma screens and professorial leather armchairs, the question is will Canadians slow down over their fast food
Thursday, Sep. 08, 2011 8:50PM EDT
A study finds that people who don't smoke marijuana are more likely to be obese than those people who hit up a bong more a few times a week
Thursday, Sep. 08, 2011 7:14PM EDT
Less than a full day after Carol Bartz was fired as Yahoo's chief executive officer, she offered her uncensored take on what happened
Thursday, Sep. 08, 2011 1:01PM EDT
The new movie follows the path of a lethal virus that quickly goes global
Thursday, Sep. 08, 2011 9:39AM EDT
A new smartphone app lets folks rent out the washrooms in their homes to near-strangers with full bladders for chump change.
Wednesday, Sep. 07, 2011 7:33PM EDT
Celebu-teacher Ron Clark's lengthy open letter to parents of students has everyone on both sides of the parent-teacher relationship talking. Find out what he wants parents to know for the new school year
Wednesday, Sep. 07, 2011 5:46PM EDT
A 20-year-old single mom is preparing for a jury trial to fight against a disorderly conduct charge she received after she was ejected from an Atlanta library because her son was laughing
Wednesday, Sep. 07, 2011 12:43PM EDT
A Toronto man has been charged with sexual assault for not telling partners that he has genital herpes
Wednesday, Sep. 07, 2011 9:55AM EDT
Pregnant women who use a certain class of painkillers face an increased risk of miscarriage, according to a new study out of Montreal.
Tuesday, Sep. 06, 2011 9:00PM EDT
Critics say sperm banks need to be regulated to prevent accidental incest and a shrinking gene pool
Tuesday, Sep. 06, 2011 5:06PM EDT
Major fast-food chains in Britain have agreed to post nutrition data on menu boards
Tuesday, Sep. 06, 2011 12:54PM EDT
To the delight and disgust of fashionistas, the magazine has published a photo of model Stella Tennant, dressed in a waist-cinching corset and high heels, planking on a table
Tuesday, Sep. 06, 2011 9:14AM EDT
While a lack of passion has ended many a marriage, a French court is pushing the boundaries of who's to blame - and how much it should cost them
Monday, Sep. 05, 2011 6:00PM EDT
A court rules there was nothing wrong with employer telling woman to stop talking about deceased daughter
Monday, Sep. 05, 2011 1:59PM EDT
For the first time in eight years, extramarital affairs falls from the top spot in a U.K. poll
Sunday, Sep. 04, 2011 10:53PM EDT
A bestselling British food guide wants to do away with the now common term
Friday, Sep. 02, 2011 5:51PM EDT
Once eating a particular food becomes a habit, people are powerless over it and will keep doing it even if they think it tastes disgusting, researchers discover
Friday, Sep. 02, 2011 12:36PM EDT
Heather Morris sports a giant black eye in an edgy photo shoot
Friday, Sep. 02, 2011 9:54AM EDT
A New York woman is suing her bosses after they cut her maternity benefits to just five days because she had her twins with a surrogate. Five days is what a parent adopting a child gets at the pharmaceutical company, compared to 13 weeks if a woman carries the baby herself.
Thursday, Sep. 01, 2011 8:48PM EDT
Breastfeeding moms are more likely to demonstrate "mama bear" aggression than those who feed their tots formula, according to a new study
Thursday, Sep. 01, 2011 4:44PM EDT
A young boy made a winning shot - but the raffle ticket was in his twin brother's name
Thursday, Sep. 01, 2011 12:44PM EDT
Benedict Garrett, a.k.a. Johnny Anglais, also works as a stripper and naked butler
Thursday, Sep. 01, 2011 10:44AM EDT
At the end of that perfect first date, before you parted ways, she said, "Call me."