Entries by Rachel Ryan from 06/2012

Sayonara Super-Sized Soda!

| Posted 06.01.2012 | Canada

The Glenn Becks of the world might be happy being fat. But Michelle Obama has introduced a healthy eating initiative to promote healthy choices, and to avoid obesity. No one has to participate in the campaign -- but in New York, Bloomberg is forcing citizens to cut down on their calorie intake by imposing a 16-ounce limit on all sugary drinks.

Paris, City of Love...or Censorship?

| Posted 06.01.2012 | Canada

The French aren't exactly known for their modesty when it comes to gloating about their own country. But they are known for their privacy when it comes to scandalous stories about their politicians. Sorry, did I say "privacy?" I meant "censorship."

Hey Moms, Don't Expect Time Off With That Baby

| Posted 06.05.2012 | Canada Living

Women in the U.S. are offered zero paid maternity leave, and they're practically the only ones. More women are going to school and joining the workforce but then -- boom! -- babies. And yes, while more and more Americans are working from home, there is little hope that a single shift will alleviate a working mother's workload. The shift needs to be one of national legislative proportions.

First They Came for the Soda, Then for the Foie Gras

| Posted 06.13.2012 | Canada Politics

The American media and general public were recently sent into a tizzy over Mayor Michael Bloomberg's announcement that a 16-ounce limit would be on New York City's sugary drinks. What's next? I'll tell you what: foie gras. Starting July 1, Californians will no longer be able to enjoy the deliciously contentious food.