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Sex-exhibit backlash and other things you may have missed this week

Canada's Heritage Minister James Moore speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa April 25, 2012.


For many of us, Monday to Friday races by in a blur. We know it can be a struggle to delve beyond the big headlines and keep on top of all the interesting stories out there. We're here to lend a hand: In case you missed them the first time, a collection of stories you may have missed this week on

Let's not talk about sex

The Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa is facing backlash over its new exhibit "Sex: A Tell-All Exhibition." Designed to teach teens about topics such as sexuality, puberty and contraception, it has sparked concern among some parents, and Heritage Minister James Moore. But perhaps Ottawa is a tad more prudish than other Canadian cities - the exhibit ran in Montreal and Regina without a hitch.

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At 93, working well past retirement

Tao Porchon-Lynch has been named the world's oldest yoga teacher. The 93-year-old has been teaching for 61 years and has no plans on stopping. "I'm going to teach yoga until I can't breath any more." And as if all those downward dogs weren't enough, she also dances competitvely. Check out her impressive moves here.

Breaking up over the Olympics

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt doesn't want anything slowing him down when he goes for gold this summer at the London Games - including a girlfriend. The world's fastest man ended his relationship with a Slovakian fashion designer to focus all his attention on the Olympics. Whenever he decides to resume dating, he'll be no stranger to the thrill of the chase.

Readers beware

Find yourself emphasizing with vampires lately? Perhaps you just finished reading Twilight. Studies on how reading affects the brain have found that reading fiction boosts a person's sense of empathy toward others. But that's got The Globe's Russell Smith wondering whether this is a good thing. Should we really be empathizing with the hero of, say, American Psycho?

Windshield leaflets: a crime against drivers

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Andrew Clark is sick of removing yet another piece of paper from under his car's windshield wiper. The leaflets are a nuisance, a waste of paper and they don't work. Who actually buys a product or service advertised this way? Alas, maybe he just needs to put things into perspective - it's better than finding a ticket under the wiper.

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