TORONTO—I read that weighted blankets are meant to ease anxiety and help insomnia. But I never felt anxious about my regular-weight bedding until I read about weighted blankets. What else should I be anxious about? The articles I’ve read suggest… Continue Reading
TORONTO—A local music curator is reeling in the wake of DJ and producer Avicii’s death. “I will never compile a prime-time gym playlist the same way again,” said GoodLife Fitness employee Diyon Herath. Swedish Electronic Dance Music sensation Avicii, born… Continue Reading
Photo: Anthony Topper (flickr) Dear Mooseclean’s: Lately, I feel like a number of my friends have fallen victim to a cult. They talk obsessively about their group, use specialized language and berate themselves for missing meetings. I fear that if… Continue Reading
Photo: Cumi Danciki (CC BY) WINNIPEG—Neighborhood gym Hard Bodies has seen a 35% increase in membership since January 1. However, the gym is no more crowded than usual.
Photo: The Integer Club, flickr LOCAL—On January 1, Glenn Dickson pledged that this would be the year he would take charge of his health: quit smoking, quit drinking, and lower his saturated fats. “I meant it, really,” Dickson says, lighting up… Continue Reading
U.S.A.—Since August, sightings of creepy clowns or “killer clowns” have been reported across the U.S., Canada and even in the U.K. Now, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that Donald Trump has been identified as the… Continue Reading
Photo: Michael Chen (CC-BY-2.0) OTTAWA—Following positive, albeit controversial, results with its approval of non-prescription sales of the 72-hour ‘morning after’ pill (Levonorgestrel) and the 49-day ‘abortion pill’ (Mifegymiso), Health Canada has upped the ante.
Photo: National Eye Institute (CC BY-2.0) A local laser surgery clinic is alleged to have sent “threatening” letters to customers in arrears, demanding immediate payment to avoid the repossession of their eyes.
Cheap beer and wine sorbet keep this La Tuque resident sedated while she waits for her turn for the needle. (Photo: Morgan, CC BY 2.0) Montreal—A Quebec court upheld Canada’s first physician-assisted suicide law last week, and with it, the… Continue Reading
While some turn up their nose at the thought of more public toilets in the city’s LRT stations, Mayor Jim Watson smells opportunity. “Not everyone is thrilled at the sight of exposed penises,” J-Wat remarked, “but that’s what we can expect… Continue Reading