Blog Archive for November, 2011
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 8:25PM EST
Here’s a study to prove what the spouses of beleaguered employees already know
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 5:24PM EST
The David Suzuki Foundation is warning that climate change is threatening to destroy jolly old St. Nick's home
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 12:27PM EST
There once was a time when yoga pants were for, you know, yoga. But these days, you'll see people wearing the stretchy, form-fitting pants everywhere - on the street, in the malls, in grocery stores and at cafés
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 9:37AM EST
The annual parade of grown adults clad in lingerie pretending to be angels, fairies and even some sort of reincarnation of a night club, otherwise known as the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, aired last night - but not all the reviews are friendly.
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 8:50PM EST
The financial picture is so bleak that Santa's shopping mall stand-ins are being told to teach pint-sized admirers about expectations management
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 6:45PM EST
According to a study led by the University of British Columbia, babies as young as eight months old want a bad guy to get what's coming to him
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 12:44PM EST
Some are wondering if Paulina Gretzky shut down her Twitter account because Wayne disapproved.
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 10:04AM EST
Many observers are pausing for a moment over news that actress Anne Hathaway is engaged to her boyfriend of three years, Adam Shulman. Why? Mostly because her previous relationship was such a disaster
Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 8:30PM EST
A trailer for the new TLC show Virgin Diaries shows an incredibly awkward wedding kiss
Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 5:59PM EST
New research finds that men think about food almost as often as they think about sexuality.
Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 1:32PM EST
A new editorial in the Canadian Medical Journal argues that hospital parking fees for patients should be scrapped.
Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 9:04AM EST
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 11:26PM EST
Researchers have found that childless women appear to be in poorer general health, and think societal pressures may have something to do with it
Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 5:40PM EST
A neurology professor found what many of us probably already know: Successful weight loss frequently depends on fighting temptation
Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 12:51PM EST
Sure, Santa may be involved - but that's not reason to ignore known scientific facts, an astronomer argues
Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 9:04AM EST
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 9:55PM EST
Unfortunately for some plastic surgery aficionados, causing gasps on the street is the price they pay for their transformations
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 4:46PM EST
The Ivy League school’s curriculum includes lessons on how to get past the velvet rope and a field trip to an NYC hot spot
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 1:07PM EST
As more Canadians plan to holiday shop online, retailers are launching special Internet sales to coincide with the traditional U.S. frenzy
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 8:39PM EST
William Shatner and now the U.S. Department of Homeland Security talk turkey on avoiding the dangers of deep-frying a holiday bird
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 6:29PM EST
Manipulated images of the California policeman pepper-spraying peaceful Occupy protesters have taken the Internet by storm
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 12:27PM EST
On average, holiday budgets are up across the country this year
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 10:30AM EST
Looking sleepy in some mustard pants, Justin Bieber feasted on fried eggs, bacon, waffles and double blueberry pancakes at a Los Angeles IHOP with girlfriend Selena Gomez after the American Music Awards, where the Biebs was shut out.
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 8:40PM EST
The men's magazine recently revealed comedienne Kristen Wiig as their "Bro of the Year", but many are chastising GQ for paying tribute to her comedic genius with a pin-up photo
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 5:30PM EST
A new study of Facebook users has found that every one of the social network's 721 million active users can be linked to any other in just 4.74 steps
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 12:47PM EST
The scorn of the sexy woman is practically ubiquitous among other women, says a new University of Ottawa study
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 9:50AM EST
Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 9:10PM EST
The latest movie in the Twilight Sage deals with issues of teen sex and abortion
Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 6:42PM EST
Messages on kids' clothing spark outrage among mommy bloggers
Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 12:13PM EST
A new study suggests that if you want to keep the pounds off, you might consider eating more
Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 9:27AM EST
44 per cent of kids between the ages six and 12 want an iPad for the holidays
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 11:43PM EST
Children who read books with their parents have better life trajectories, according to an international study
Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 6:45PM EST
New York City health department officials are drawing fire after banning the free communal food from a popular New York pub
Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 1:08PM EST
Milwaukee's new safety campaign goes too far, critics say
Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 11:10AM EST
It takes a village to raise a child -- and to keep that child out of trouble.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 9:00PM EST
It was only fitting that when Demi Moore announced Thursday her marriage to Ashton Kutcher was over, the social media site lit up and the couple became a trending topic
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 4:43PM EST
U.S. Congress says that two tablespoons of tomato sauce on a slice of pizza qualifies as a serving of vegetables in school lunches
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 12:33PM EST
The U.S. President talks about his difficulties of kicking tobacco in a new video
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 9:58AM EST
"This Georgetown grad can whip up dinner, take you for a spin on his motorcycle and whisper sweet nothings in French (he's fluent!)," says the celebrity rag.
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 8:55PM EST
While RCMP have warned them, thousands on Facebook cheer on the young men who posted ‘gotcha’ videos of alleged pedophiles on YouTube
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 5:29PM EST
Retailer says its campaign's aimed at 'unhate'; pulls picture featuring Pope after Vatican complains
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 12:55PM EST
Several locations in New York have declared their washrooms off-limits to the public
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 10:26AM EST
A letter issued on Monday from the administration at Earl Beatty Jr. and Sr. Public School states that kids can't bring or play with any kind of hard ball - i.e. soccer balls, footballs, volleyballs or tennis balls, according to a CTV report.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 9:00PM EST
The U.K. study looked at IQ scores at age 5 and 10 and then interviewed the participants at 16 and 30 about drug use.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 5:29PM EST
Imagine sitting in your too-small seat with no escape while a cockroach and a few his friends crawl out of the overhead vents and carry-on storage bins above your head.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 9:42AM EST
The 'howdown was much discussed on Twitter last night, with some suggesting the competing interviews served as a kind of moral compass for viewers
Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 8:40PM EST
Health Canada gives the okay for people who experience at least 15 migraines a month
Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 6:11PM EST
Miley Cyrus took to Twitter over the weekend to shame those who've called her fat in recent months.
Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 9:06AM EST
It pays to be good looking. Roughly $230,000 U.S. to be exact, according to University of Texas-Austin economics professor Daniel Hamermesh.
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 9:39PM EST
So, while you’re busy telling your teen not to post sexy images or teacher disses on their social media accounts, just how careful are you about what you’re posting?
Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 6:00PM EST
A new, unconventional weight-loss program encourages dieters to gamble their way to a leaner figure.
Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 10:42AM EST
Mr. Moore, a 25-year-old former hair stylist from San Francisco, claims his site now enjoys 30 million page views a month.
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 9:10PM EST
The fast food joint ordered employees not to wear the Remembrance Day symbol for fear it would fall off and the straight pin would get into food.
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 6:50PM EST
The ever-expanding clan's matriarch is pregnant with their twentieth child at the age of 45.
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 1:08PM EST
Now that Australia will strip cigarette packages of colours and logos and make health warnings the focal point of the label, are other countries obligated to follow suit?
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 8:52AM EST
Mr. Perry's campaign managers are real believers in the old adage about making lemons from lemonade
Wednesday, Nov. 09, 2011 7:38PM EST
Health-care workers wearing gloves found to be less stringent about hand hygiene
Wednesday, Nov. 09, 2011 4:39PM EST
Plus-sized model calls out adultery website over unflattering use of her image
Wednesday, Nov. 09, 2011 1:25PM EST
A Cornell University shows that on average, people only have 2 close friends
Wednesday, Nov. 09, 2011 9:48AM EST
Behind that increase is a surge in participation by those over the age of 50, reports CP.
Tuesday, Nov. 08, 2011 8:38PM EST
Discount airline Ryanair has come up with a racy way to banish in-flight blahs: pay-per-view porn
Tuesday, Nov. 08, 2011 6:55PM EST
An ambitious Tweeter named Andy Boyle was sitting in a Burger King when a young couple began to fight loudly. His response? Take to Twitter.
Tuesday, Nov. 08, 2011 1:04PM EST
Banning the sale of pop at schools appears to make no difference on how many sugary drinks kids consume, according to a new study published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
Tuesday, Nov. 08, 2011 9:26AM EST
Tobacco and alcohol go out the window when men become fathers for the first time, as does crime, say researchers
Monday, Nov. 07, 2011 9:45PM EST
Don't want to give your kid the chicken pox vaccine? Some parents are coming up with creative - and dangerous - solutions to avoiding the needle
Monday, Nov. 07, 2011 5:19PM EST
This genre of YouTube video - parents filming their unknowing kids doing silly, potentially-embarrassing things - is not a new one.
Monday, Nov. 07, 2011 12:58PM EST
Nearly half of U.S. students in grades seven to 12 were victims of sexual harassment last year, according to a new survey
Monday, Nov. 07, 2011 8:58AM EST
When Susan Tollefsen conceived her daughter through in vitro fertilization in 2008, the then-57-year-old British woman was widely criticized for being too old to have a child.
Sunday, Nov. 06, 2011 10:34PM EST
It's hard not to start worrying about the holiday travel plans we have to make - and the inevitable headaches that entails.
Friday, Nov. 04, 2011 6:40PM EDT
People have been up in arms over the story of a pregnant woman and her husband being arrested after they were arrested for eating a sandwich in a grocery store.
Friday, Nov. 04, 2011 2:10PM EDT
The British government is looking at picking up the tab for women who choose to have a C-section instead of a vaginal birth.
Friday, Nov. 04, 2011 10:12AM EDT
British Columbia will soon join other provinces in compensating employees who are victims of workplace bullying, thanks to a new bill that acknowledges the effects of mental stress on the job
Thursday, Nov. 03, 2011 9:16PM EDT
The Canadian funny man has some not-so-funny advice, suggesting using violence is the answer to beating bullying
Thursday, Nov. 03, 2011 5:55PM EDT
The Ottawa Catholic School Board cites weapons in ending annual event; kids won't get time with soldiers or be able to tour a hands-on exhibit
Thursday, Nov. 03, 2011 1:13PM EDT
Women who saw a formula advertisement were twice as likely to bottle feed, research from the Philippines shows
Thursday, Nov. 03, 2011 9:43AM EDT
According to AFP, Control Yuan, a top government watchdog, has said eating contests put a strain on medical resources and put contestants at risk for serious health problems.
Wednesday, Nov. 02, 2011 8:44PM EDT
A new study suggests that a patient's beliefs may matter more than the treatment itself
Wednesday, Nov. 02, 2011 5:56PM EDT
A California doctor promises he can turn your muddy peepers into sparkling blue gems just like your favourite Disney princesses!
Wednesday, Nov. 02, 2011 1:09PM EDT
Young people may have unrealistic expectations, a new survey shows
Wednesday, Nov. 02, 2011 12:25PM EDT
It's that time of year again. Welcome to Movember, the month where women everywhere try to avert their eyes, and men donate the empty space above their upper lip and grow a mustache - unsightly or otherwise - in the name of fighting prostate cancer. Here are 10 staches to help you get in the spirit
Wednesday, Nov. 02, 2011 9:30AM EDT
The 17-year-old is accused of impregnating a fan after a brief sexual encounter backstage at a concert
Tuesday, Nov. 01, 2011 8:55PM EDT
According to a study from a Swedish university, a low-calorie diet will not only control your weight but also help you live longer
Tuesday, Nov. 01, 2011 6:01PM EDT
Most first-year students gain about three pounds, research shows
Tuesday, Nov. 01, 2011 4:10PM EDT
Rick Perry correctly quoted a segment of a Globe and Mail article, only problem was the piece was satirical
Tuesday, Nov. 01, 2011 1:39PM EDT
People who feel isolated toss and turn more throughout the night, study finds
Tuesday, Nov. 01, 2011 9:52AM EDT
Hormonal contraception can stifle sexual arousal, limit lubrication and decrease the number of orgasms in women, suggests study
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.