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Sorry, But Artificial Sweeteners Won’t Help You Lose Weight

If you’re gonna call something “diet,” it should have to actually help you lose weight. But like dieting itself, diet foods don’t work as well in practice as they do in theory. This is not news to the medical community.

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

It’s Science: Having Sisters Helps You Become A Better Person

Research shows there are many proven benefits to sisters. (As hard as it may be to believe when she’s “borrowing” your favorite sweater for the 10th time.) They help you develop social skills, like communication, compromise and negotiation,” according to

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Celebrate Earth Day With Oakville’s Clean Sweep

The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. The first

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Nibiru Doomsday Hoax is Back

Is planet Nibiru going to destroy the Earth on Monday April 23, or later this year, or ever? Despite what you may have heard, the answer to this question is a definitive “NO” First things first: Nibiru does not exist.

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Burlington’s Virginia Mills Turns 106

Virginia Mills is a member of the fastest-growing age group in the country. She recently celebrated her 106th birthday. She was born Virginia Watson, on the Caribbean island of Antigua on April 2, 1912 but grew up on the nearby

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Great Apps For Creative Kids

Did you know that art can help boost your child’s interest in science? While hands-on experience with a pencil, brush, or instrument is important, it’s more likely that children will have a smartphone or tablet in their hands. In their

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Tarantula Toppings on Your Burger

A hamburger intentionally topped with a tarantula is attracting customers to a restaurant in Durham, North Carolina. Bull City Burger and Brewery is currently celebrating “Exotic Meat Month” by featuring burgers made with everything from alligator to iguana, python, bison,

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Bathroom Hand Dryers May Leave Your Hands With Bacteria

Hand dryers may leave your hands significantly more dirty than before, according to a new study. The journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, found that plates exposed to 30 seconds of a bathroom hand dryer gained at least 18-60 colonies

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Yes, Your Dog is Making Puppy Eyes at You

The problem with dogs is that they’re a lot like babies that never grow up. This is both a great strength and a huge annoyance. Researchers who study infant learning and behavior have to rely on cues, because asking them

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Bus Cancellations and Delays

Waterloo Region Public and Catholic schools are closed and buses cancelled. York Catholic and York Region District school boards: All buses cancelled today due to inclement weather Durham Catholic and Durham District school boards: Buses in Zone 1, Zone 2,

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Squeeze the Most out of Your Toothpaste

It’s the greatest of oral hygiene conundrums: how to extract the last bits of toothpaste from the tube. Sometimes no matter how many ways you twist the nozzle or work your thumbs, the brush remains dry. It’s such a universal

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Things Dermatologists Would Never Put On Their Skin

If you’re dealing with skin-related issues, it makes sense to bring your woes to a dermatologist. But have you ever wondered what they do to protect their own skin? Dermatologists are professionals, and have revealed the products they actively avoid.

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These are the Most Admired Women and Men in the World

Who are the most Admired Women in the World  and men according to a survey of 37,000 people. You might be surprised by some so here is the list, 5 Hillary Clinton, 4 Queen Elizabeth, 3 Oprah, 2 Michelle Obama,

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Digital License Plates Have Arrived

Vehicle license plates haven’t changed much in concept since the car itself was invented more than a 150 years ago, but digital license plates have been talked about more in recent years. Now, drivers are experiencing them first hand. After

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Doing Dishes Causes Relationship Distress

Every day, they slowly accumulate. Plates covered in sauces and crumbs. Bowls with a fine layer of sticky who-knows-what. Forks, knives, and spoons all gummed with bits of this and that. At the end of a long day of work,

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