Apps and to-do lists aren’t enough. What we need are new wrinkles in staid environments—or brain hacks
An new approach to dealing with panhandlers is catching on. But they fail to live up to the ‘kindness’ in the name.
March 14th, 2016 3 comments
He was a natural performer with an ear for music and jokes. When tragedy or trouble struck, he would turn to the stage.
There’s little agreement on what, if anything, should be done about foreign home buyers in Canada. Here’s what some other countries have done.
Yogourt is king of the dairy aisle. But cottage cheese isn’t going to just take its lumps.
In predicting an imminent clean energy miracle, Bill Gates echoed the famous line from the movie ‘The Martian’—a new rallying cry for science and progress
February 23rd, 2016 3 comments
If it wasn’t for winter’s frigid temperatures, basketball might never have been invented.
February 14th, 2016 1 comment
The 2016 NBA All-Star Game marks an odd first: the creep of commercialism into North America’s pro sports jerseys
As NBA All-Star Game fever hits Toronto, so too has the sneaker culture that’s become an intrinsic part of basketball
February 12th, 2016 2 comments
The Pessimists Archive is a digital museum of undue doom and gloom about technology and human progress
The Interview: York University researcher John Eastwood delves into an endlessly fascinating subject
One year after a public pledge to tackle racism, Winnipeg’s civic and Indigenous leaders talk about the progress being made
January 20th, 2016 1 comment
As the price of crude plunges, and drags the loonie with it, the pain stretches far beyond the Alberta oil patch. What’s next for Canada’s economy?
January 13th, 2016 54 comments