All posts tagged "ENGLISH"

  • Debt makes you sick

    Spend less than you make: the rest is commentary Many components of our lifestyle, such as diet, inactivity and even loneliness, can be bad for our health. But until I saw the table shown below I never...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • Lotteries, a tax on people who are bad at math

    The millennial generation are not buying lottery tickets as often as their parents and grandparents do. Worried about declining revenues The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, which represents all provincial lotteries, is hiring consultants to create new games to...

    • Posted April 10, 2014
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  • Calculating the True Cost of Driving your car

    Recently, I took the bus to an out of town meeting. As we headed out of the city, the thermostat dropped, snow flew, and winds whip up snow banks. Nonetheless, I made it to my appointment in...

    • Posted April 10, 2014
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  • The Titanic in popular culture

    A cult of Titanic disaster deniers believe the sinking was a conspiracy gone wrong by the ship’s owners The sinking of the White Star liner Titanic in 1912 is one of the most powerful impressions in our...

    • Posted April 10, 2014
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  • Little evidence of benefits from private health insurance

    Canada is about to face its second court challenge over restrictions on private health insurance when Dr. Brian Day’s case appears before the courts in September 2014. It is true that there are examples of jurisdictions that...

    • Posted April 10, 2014
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  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Barbie inappropriate

    Advertisers have long used women’s bodies to make a buck, and every so often a controversial advertising campaign, like the marketing of the Barbie doll as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit supermodel, creates a stir in the marketplace....

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • ‘Free World’ needs to grow a backbone before handling Putin

    Last week Hilary Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State, compared Russia’s invasion of Crimea to Hitler’s 1938 occupation of the Sudetenland (Western Czechoslovakia) in the run up to the Second World War. While making clear she was...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Ukrainian blues

    Stratfor’s George Friedman has written the best thing I’ve seen on the developing situation in Ukraine. I liked it because it put its finger on something that had nagged at me. Like most of us, my instinctive...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Would you like 400 calories with that?

    Ontario wants to empower consumers to make more positive nutritional choices when they eat out. Under new legislation, restaurants chains in Ontario, like franchises in America, will soon be required to list calorie counts on their menus....

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Time for a court challenge. Provincial liquor monopolies unconstitutional

    Ever wonder what an Achilles heel is? It is one of those expressions we all use but whose origins may seem obscure. Achilles was one of the central characters in Homer’s Iliad. The Greeks’ greatest hero, his...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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