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Celebrating Beer, a True Microbial Tradition

A tradition that has stood the test of time in Canada and the United States is a love for the yeast-brewed, amber, foamy liquid known universally as beer. It doesn't matter where you are in these countries, you can always be sure to find at least one place where you can grab a pint, mug, bottle or can. The microbial manufacturer responsible for beer, yeast, loves to evolve. Many strains have changed over the years as have the tastes of their final outcomes. However, there is one strain of yeast that has remained exactly the same for over 100 years.

Dîner en Blanc Brings Sparkly Spectacle Back to Vancouver

Vancouverites descended on the neighboring grounds beside Science World last night for the city's second annual Dîner en Blanc pop-up picnic and after party. About 2,500 lucky attendees donned whimsical white ensembles to participate in a tradition that began in Paris 25 years ago and I've been anticipating this event for weeks.
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The Origin of Easter Eggs

The Easter egg has similar pagan roots. Many cultures around the world have long regarded the egg as a symbol for life and fertility. Engraved and decorated ostrich eggs found in Africa date back thousands of years. The early Christian communities adopted the custom of painting eggs, usually in bright red, as a reminder that the blood of Jesus was shed on the cross for them.
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Baseball Brainwashing Gone Wrong

My son understands the game, but not baseball's soul. He is always talking about weird-sounding stats like Batting Runs Above Average, (B.R.A.A.), not to be confused with Batting Runs Above Replacement (B.R.A.R.). It's like conversing with Mr. Spock. Where, oh where did I go wrong?
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Why I Bothered to Get Married at 40

Why do you need to be married to have your relationship taken seriously? After all, it's just a piece of paper. But it's as if marriage, much like being pregnant, suddenly makes your life a public success. Whew, you made it girl! It's disturbing.