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Cold and flu season is here, which means lots and lots of snot. If you’re sick and experiencing nasal congestion, it can be tempting to forcefully blow your nose to get rid of runny mucus. But according to experts, blowing your nose too hard could potentially do damage — both...
When 17-year-old Lee Yong-soo returned home to South Korea in 1945 after years as a child sex slave for Japanese troops, her family, having given her up for dead, thought she was a ghost. “When I returned, I had a deep wound,” Lee told Reuters, holding a black and white...
Being in a relationship isn’t always better than being single. Here are some reasons why it’s better to stay single sometimes. Article originally posted by globalnews.
 According to Registered Dietitian Leslie Beck, most fortified plant-based milks contain around the same amount of calcium as cow’s milk, but not the protein. Article originally posted by globalnews.
Many people credit coffee with kick-starting their days. Whether you down a mug with breakfast or grab a cup on your way to work, caffeine helps wake us up and keep us alert. But what happens when you skip your morning cup of joe? According to experts, you might feel less than...
Losing a loved one at any age is difficult, but explaining death to children can be particularly hard — especially if you are dealing with the loss yourself. “A lot of adults feel unequipped or ill-prepared to support children,” Fardous Hosseiny, the national director of research and public policy at...
It’s a foot condition that starts off with heel pain, and experts say it’s quite common. Jamie Mandlsohn, a chiropodist at the Toronto Foot Clinic, described the condition in question, plantar fasciitis, as the inflammation of the planter fascia, a band of tissue that stretches from the heel to the middle foot...
We’ve all heard the one about the woman who died from Leptospirosis, which she allegedly contracted from drinking out of an aluminum can that was contaminated with dried rat urine. It’s myth, of course, but that doesn’t mean drinking out of a can doesn’t come with some concerns. There’s the fact that...
A tick previously not found in North America has been spotted in seven U.S. states, including bordering state New York. The Asian long-horned tick, which lives in parts of Asia and Australia, can carry serious infections, some of which can be deadly. “The tick has the potential to transmit infections to...
We’ve all had teachers who made lasting impressions. Educators often end up being our mentors, references and often, those who make a significant change in our lives. READ MORE: Dawson College teacher to retire after 10 years of scaling buildings to change lights, flags In 2013, TED wrote a piece on U.S. teachers who had...

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