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An Illustrated History Of Sex Toys

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | May 21, 2015 | Canada Living
While the sex toys we have available today seem rather high tech, personal ways to pleasure yourself have been around for ages — centuries, in fact. As Women's Health explains in the video above, many different populations have come up with inventive ways to get themselves off, including a box...

Cannes documentary film pays homage to late, great fashion designer Oscar de la Renta

CP | CP | May 21, 2015 | Canada Style
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CANNES, France - The spirit of Oscar de la Renta lives on every day at the Cannes Film Festival.Though the Dominican Republic-born fashion designer passed away last year aged 82 after battling cancer, his landmark fashion designs continue to dominate the red carpet — from Emma Stone's black sheer tulle...

Why Omega-3s Are Good For Your Brain

AFP/Relaxnews | Evan Pang | May 21, 2015 | Canada Living
A study by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has found that for adults at risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's, consuming more omega-3 fatty acids could have a positive effect of cognitive flexibility. Looking at 40 cognitively healthy older adults between the ages of 65 and...

Athletes' Brain Functions Almost Twice As Good As Non-Athletes Under Pressure

AFP/Relaxnews | Evan Pang | May 21, 2015 | Canada Living
Elite athletes are blessed with an area of the brain that performs 82 per cent faster than average under intense pressure, a study published on Wednesday claims. A series of tests commissioned by Dunlop Tyres in conjunction with University College London (UCL) found that extreme sportsmen and women performed significantly...

How To Overcome Your Deepest, Darkest Fears

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | May 21, 2015 | Canada Living
Facing your fears can feel like an uphill battle, but it gets better after you take the first step. The infographic below by NeoMam Studios takes a look at five common types of fears, and the tricks you can use to trump them. Whether you're afraid of an animal or...

Alberta university researchers collect saliva to find cause of stuttering

CP | CP | May 20, 2015 | Canada Style
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CALGARY - Alberta researchers are collecting DNA samples from people who stutter in an effort to learn more about what causes it.Deryk Beal, executive director for the University of Alberta’s Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research, says the DNA will be extracted from saliva samples.The university says the databank is...

Cold temps cause more premature deaths than heat, international study shows

CP | CP | May 21, 2015 | Canada Style
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TORONTO - Cold temperatures kill more people than hot weather does, says a large international study that examined deaths in 13 countries, including Canada.Interestingly, the research found that most weather-related deaths were not associated with times of temperature extremes — polar vortexes or wilting heat waves — but to moderately...

Chefs to serve quintessential Canadian fare to diners at James Beard House in NY

CP | CP | May 20, 2015 | Canada Style
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TORONTO - Canadian chefs will showcase some of this country's most interesting ingredients when they cook at the legendary James Beard House in Manhattan on Thursday.The team comprises chefs from across the country whose 2013 menus for Food Day Canada, the country's largest national culinary celebration, were chosen as University...

Education Key To Countering Extremist Rhetoric Luring Canadian Youth Overseas: Expert

CP | Zi-Ann Lum | May 20, 2015 | Canada Politics
MONTREAL - In the wake of the arrest of 10 young Montrealers suspected of wanting to join jihadist groups overseas, experts say more needs to be done to educate and counter the extremist rhetoric some Canadian youth have been eager to embrace.The 10 were detained last weekend at Montreal's Pierre...

This Off-The-Grid Nova Scotia Home Is A Lesson In Green Beauty

Houzz | Rebecca Zamon | May 20, 2015 | Canada Living
You never know until you try. That was the attitude of husband-and-wife architects Keith Robertson and Jennifer Corson when they set out to build a concept house that would give them firsthand experience in constructing a true off-the-grid residence powered entirely by the...

House panel votes to repeal law that requires meat labels to show animal's country of origin

CP | CP | May 20, 2015 | Canada Style
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WASHINGTON - A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.The House Agriculture Committee voted 38-6 to repeal a "country-of-origin" labeling law for beef, pork and poultry Wednesday — just two days after the World...

Osamah Al-Mandalawi, Uber Driver, Charged With Sexual Assault In Vaughan

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | May 20, 2015 | Canada Living
The driver asked a passenger to pay by cash or other means.

#YoTambienMeDormi: Doctors Post Photos Of Themselves Sleeping To Defend Tired Resident

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | May 20, 2015 | Canada Living

Prince Harry Has Some Advice For His Niece And Nephew

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | May 20, 2015 | Canada Living
Prince Harry's latest tours seemed to help him shed his "party prince" persona once and for all. But if you ask the man himself, he'll tell you it's the army that has put him on the right path. "Without a doubt, it does keep you out of trouble," the prince...

How A Cup Of Coffee Could Solve Erectile Dysfunction

AFP/Relaxnews | Evan Pang | May 20, 2015 | Canada Living
Men who drank two to three cups of coffee a day, or their equivalent in caffeine, were found to be less likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED) in a study from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In the study, which was published in PLOS...

Mike Babcock Hired As Toronto Maple Leafs Coach

Jesse Ferreras | May 21, 2015 | Canada
He's won a Stanley Cup and coached Team Canada to two Olympic gold medals.

Michelle Obama Works Out On Twitter (And Trolls Her Husband At The Same Time)

Rebecca Zamon | May 20, 2015 | Canada Living
As you might have heard, Barack Obama, otherwise known as the President of the United States (or POTUS) joined Twitter this weekend. But his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama (or FLOTUS), has been rocking the social medium for a while — and isn't afraid to use it to her advantage....

First lady answers challenge, shows in new video 5 exercises she does to stay healthy

CP | May 20, 2015 | Canada Style
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WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama has finally revealed some of her workout secrets.The first lady skips rope, does abdominal crunches with a weighted ball and jumps on and off a bench in a White House video released as part of the fifth anniversary celebration of her "Let's Move" initiative against childhood...

Elephant Selfie Snapped With B.C. Traveller Is Just Adorable

Rhianna Schmunk | May 20, 2015 | Canada British Columbia

Comedian Jen Grant Got Sexually Harassed While Working

Rebecca Zamon | May 20, 2015 | Canada Living
When comedian Jen Grant was hired to perform at a seemingly benign corporate event for a printing association last week, she never thought she would have the worst experience of her career. Grant, who performed at the Ontario Printing & Imaging Association's Excellence in Print Awards in Etobicoke, Ont.,...
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