Do good, feel good

I’ve often said that doing something positive for someone other than ourselves can evoke feelings of happiness. I’ve never really understood why this is, but I can personally attest to this realization, as I’m sure many other people can, too. But, according to an article from The Good News Network, there might be a scientific … More Do good, feel good

Good news, coffee lovers; java can help with weight loss

There’s been much debate over the years as to whether or not drinking coffee can be beneficial for those who consume it. Some believe there are advantages to drinking this magical bean juice while other argue it’s disadvantageous, but personally, I’ve been drinking the stuff for far too long to care either way. There is … More Good news, coffee lovers; java can help with weight loss

Thank you, volunteer firefighters

As we’re all aware, Australia is in a complete and utter state of emergency right now. Raging, uncontrollable wildfires are sweeping the continent, destroying animals and vegetation in its path, leaving behind nothing but charred remains and destruction. These fires have been burning since September, and while recent rains have provided some relief to the … More Thank you, volunteer firefighters

Believe it or not, the world is progressing in terms of helping children

It’s hard to believe that we as a society have made any sort of advancement in terms of providing aid to innocent children, considering the rather bleak state of the world. But, I am pleased to report that in the past two decades, over 220 million children have been rescued from forced labour, marriage and … More Believe it or not, the world is progressing in terms of helping children

These companies are winning at reducing their plastic use

It’s 2020, therefore we should all be trying our best to reduce our use of plastics in an attempt to benefit our world in the midst of a climate crisis. We’re constantly reminded of how essential it is to reduce our carbon footprint, and for the most part, we’re doing our best to be better. … More These companies are winning at reducing their plastic use

Move over, plastic plates; wheat bowls are here

Single-use plastics are becoming a thing of the past thanks to a push for environmental sustainability, and more, reusable products to cut down on waste. We’ve arguably all seen some of these products, since there are more and more becoming available, but I doubt you’ve encountered grain-based bowls as a means to cut down on … More Move over, plastic plates; wheat bowls are here

Say goodbye to frostbite with this innovative spray

Frostbite, as we all know, is no joke. Frostbite occurs when the skin and underlying tissue becomes frozen, typically affecting the fingers, toes, ears, nose, chin and cheeks. When someone has frostbite, the skin becomes extremely cold and red, and soon turns numb, firm and pale. I would imagine anyone who has ever experienced frostbite … More Say goodbye to frostbite with this innovative spray

Tired of fighting for the blankets with your partner? This bed could be the answer

I would argue that just about every couple on planet earth has found themselves face-to-face with the age-old dilemma of their partner hogging the blankets. Maybe it happens seldom, or perhaps it’s a daily occurrence, but either way, waking up shivering only to discover all of the blankets are cocooned around your partner is a … More Tired of fighting for the blankets with your partner? This bed could be the answer

Making waves (literally) with prosthetics

Having a prosthetic is challenging enough, and exposure to water doesn’t make wearing one any easier. Simple things like hitting the beach or hanging out poolside are can be exceptionally difficult for persons who have prosthetic limbs, but researchers from Northwell Health are working to make tasks like these much simpler. These researchers have created … More Making waves (literally) with prosthetics

Have you heard of air-purifying billboards?

We’re all aware of the looming environmental crisis facing us and upcoming generations as a result of excessive pollution and global warming. Many of us are conscious of the importance of reducing our environmental footprint and further being as sustainable as possible, and as it turns out, a billboard has taken this responsibility to the … More Have you heard of air-purifying billboards?

Have you heard about Nike’s newest shoes for healthcare workers?

When you work in healthcare, it can be expected that you’ll likely spend the entirety of the day on your feet. There are a few professions that consist of the same demand in terms of not being able to sit a whole lot, but doctors, nurses and personal support workers take the cake in terms … More Have you heard about Nike’s newest shoes for healthcare workers?

Preventing accidental deaths in vehicles with new technology

Every year, we hear news regarding the accidental death of a child or a pet that has been left in a car. And, every time we hear about something so tragic, we arguably ask ourselves, ‘why does this keep happening?’ This question could very well be avoided thanks to a newly developed sensor, says an … More Preventing accidental deaths in vehicles with new technology

Looking for some decent bubble bath? Try Dr. Teal’s

I think it’s safe to say that bubble bath is something most of us enjoy using no matter our age. Sure, our first introduction to bubble bath was likely when we were a child, but it is something that can continue to be used throughout life whenever we’re feeling like we need a little boost … More Looking for some decent bubble bath? Try Dr. Teal’s

Here’s why T.I.’s parenting of his daughter propagates social patriarchy

In case you haven’t heard, rapper T.I. has created quite a stir as of late as a result of him sharing some rather unbelievable details pertaining to his parenting antics. An article from CTV news explains how during an episode of a podcast called “Ladies Like Us” the rapper explained how he accompanies his daughter … More Here’s why T.I.’s parenting of his daughter propagates social patriarchy

Making waves in Cystic Fibrosis treatment

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a terrible disease. According to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, it’s the “most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults.” CF can wreak absolute havoc upon the body, though it mainly impacts the digestive system and the lungs. The nature of CF can vary depending on each person who is … More Making waves in Cystic Fibrosis treatment