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English Baby Names: 350-year-old Monikers Are Making A Comeback

www.parentdish.ca | Kristy Woudstra | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
Recently, Game of Thrones has inspired a new baby name trend based on the characters' names. But now, a new survey says that the HBO drama has also made Old English baby names ever-popular among parents-to-be!

New breed of peer-to-peer apps is moving the chef-diner relationship outside restaurants

CP | CP | April 23, 2014 | Canada Style
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - If the latest development in culinary social media catches on, the trendiest restaurants may no longer be restaurants.A growing number of apps and websites are taking the traditional chef-diner relationship out of established eateries and into private homes. Cookapp, for example, is just the latest to...

WHO concerned by sharp rise in MERS cases; 75 per of recent cases human spread

CP | CP | April 23, 2014 | Canada Style
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The World Health Organization is expressing concern about the recent sharp rise in MERS cases in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.The organization is particularly worried about what it calls two significant outbreaks in health-care facilities.The global case count of infections with MERS virus has skyrocketed this month, with...

Humpback Whale Status Downgrade Defended By Biologists

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | April 23, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Biologists are defending the science behind the Canadian government's recent decision to downgrade North Pacific humpback whales from the "threatened" species list. The move is based on recommendations by an independent federal advisory committee. The humpback population off the B.C. coast is growing strongly and no...

Best And Worst Cities For Women In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
If you're a woman looking to settle down in a new city for things like jobs, education or healthcare, a new report suggests steering far away from Edmonton. The report, conducted by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) looking at gender inequalities in Canada's 20 largest...

Calgary Letter Reaches Intended Mailbox 45 Years Later

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | April 23, 2014 | Canada Alberta
It took 45 years, but a letter between two sisters finally made its way to the intended Calgary mailbox. "Dear customer, we sincerely regret that your mail item is damaged," Canada Post wrote on the package delivered to Anne Tingle's house. "It was found in this condition in...

Right at Home: Behind the scenes at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

CP | CP | April 23, 2014 | Canada Style
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - This year's Architectural Home Design Show, one of the industry's premier events, was attended by tens of thousands of interior designers, architects and design enthusiasts looking for inspiration. Few could have imagined all the effort and organized chaos that went into making it.On the day before...

THE AMERICAN TABLE: Recipe for maple-bourbon glazed salmon fillet

CP | CP | April 23, 2014 | Canada Style
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With grilling season upon us, we'll all be looking for new and delicious ways to feed a crowd. So I want to share one of my favourites — a centre-cut salmon fillet.All salmon grills up wonderfully, but centre-cut fillets are particularly great when feeding larger groups. Because these fillets tend...

Kenny Of 'Big Brother Canada' On Being A Closeted Gay Man (Temporarily) And That Beard

HuffPost Canada TV | Chris Jancelewicz | April 23, 2014 | Canada TV
Kenny Brain was the brains behind "Big Brother Canada" Season 2's fallen First Five Alliance. He's also the genius who turned the "Big Brother" franchise upside-down by introducing a ballsy new strategy: voluntarily sneaking back into the closet so he could flirt with his...

Prom Dress: High School Student Booted From Prom For Wearing THIS

www.parentdish.ca | Kristy Woudstra | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
North Carolina student Shafer Rupard was kicked out of her senior prom on Saturday. Why? Because she was wearing pants.

Funny GIF: Proof That Parents Really Are Superheroes

www.parentdish.ca | Kristy Woudstra | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
Once we become parents, we discover superhero strengths we never knew we had. This includes the ability to function on less than 30 minutes of consecutive sleep in one night and the ability to discern our child's cry among many crying children. And when our children are in danger, we...

Drake's Lint Roller Was The Toronto Raptors' Lucky Charm

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
Despite years of watching sports teams failing to win the championship, Toronto is an athlete-loving town, and when our teams do make the playoffs, it means all eyes are on them at all times. So it was hard to miss the sight of Drake, the Toronto-born rapper and the global...

Family Dynamics: World's First Married Lesbian Threesome Is Expecting A Baby

www.parentdish.ca | Kristy Woudstra | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
Massachusetts trio Doll, Kitten and Brynn are the world's first and only married lesbian threesome. The three women married last summer and are now expecting their first child together, creating yet another first in terms of family dynamics.

Child Abuse Facts: Shocking Number Of Canadians Were Abused As Kids

www.parentdish.ca | Kristy Woudstra | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
TORONTO -- One in three adult Canadians suffered some form of child abuse in their past, experiences that put them at a higher risk of developing mental health disorders later in life, a new study reports.

From greased poles to baffles, anti-squirrel strategies to keep birdseed for the birds

CP | CP | April 23, 2014 | Canada Style
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They're vermin to some. Cunning adversaries to others. Squirrels have long been a source of fascination and frustration for gardeners and bird enthusiasts engaged in a near-constant battle to keep them away from the nuts and seeds put out for birds.Greased poles. Loud music. Motion-activated sprinklers.Bill Adler Jr. has heard...

Shakespeare At 450: How Science May Have Influenced His Work

Rebecca Zamon | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
We don’t usually talk about Shakespeare and science in the same breath: For one thing, science, as we think of it today, didn’t really exist in Elizabethan England. And yet, with hindsight, Shakespeare lived during a remarkable period of discovery – a period that we now look back on as the first phase...

'Bionic Eye' Allows Roger Pontz, Who Was Nearly Blind, To See

Christian Cotroneo | April 23, 2014 | Canada
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a "bionic eye," he's regained enough of his eyesight...

Stranger's Gift To Shoeless Bus Rider Shows World Is Still Good

Andree Lau | April 23, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
An anonymous B.C. man's random act of kindness to a shoeless transit passenger has elicited an amazing online response. Over the weekend, a man riding the No. 341 bus route in Surrey was wearing only plastic bags on his feet, reported 24...

21 finalists in Bloomberg European city-innovation contest

CP | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - These are the finalists in a 9 million euro city-innovation contest sponsored by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg:— Amsterdam— Athens, Greece— Barcelona, Spain— Bologna, Italy— Bristol, England— Brno, Czech Republic— Cardiff, Wales— Florence, Italy— Gdansk, Poland— Kirklees, England— Krakow, Poland— Lisbon, Portugal— London— Madrid— Schaerbeek,...

From Wales to Bulgaria, 21 finalists chosen in Bloomberg European city-innovation contest

CP | April 23, 2014 | Canada Living
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. Schaerbeek, Belgium, envisions using geothermal mapping to give households personalized rundowns of steps to save energy. Gdansk, Poland, is proposing to require officials to debate ideas from citizens.The...
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