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7 Scary Things You Never Knew About Cell Phone Addiction

Quick question: Are you reading these words on a phone? If the answer is yes, you’re certainly in good company. According to research from the media analytics company comScore, the average American adult spent approximately 2 hours and 51 minutes on their

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Potholes: Tips for when the road gets rough

With temperatures rising and falling daily, Canadian winters can be unpredictable. Not only can fluctuating temperatures cause confusion when dressing for the day, but they wreak havoc on the roads. Chances are you’re seeing an outbreak of potholes in your

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What Is the Perfect Age?

Researchers are studying when we feel our best and why—giving new relevance to the question of the ideal age. Are your best years ahead of you or behind you? The ideal age is a question that Jay Olshansky thinks about

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‘Bad’ Habits That Can Sometimes Be Good for You

All of us have bad habits. Occasionally, we feel guilty about them. But some bad habits—at least when carried out in moderation—might actually benefit our psychological or physical well-being. Most bad habits alter our mood state and reduce stress (at least in the very short-term)

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Hurricane Preparedness in Nova Scotia

Canadians can expect an average year for hurricane activity, with as many as 15 named storms, including up to four major hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologist Bob Robichaud presented the 2019 hurricane forecast in Dartmouth, N.S., on Thursday, based

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The Most and Least Productive Hours in a Day

In a perfect world (or, at least a more efficient one), you could be productive whenever you wanted. Just sit down and start typing/put that pen to paper/invent the next app or Fidget Spinner. Unfortunately, productivity isn’t as easy as

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Mooseheads Advance To Memorial Cup Final

What To Do Until Sunday’s Game The Mooseheads are in Sunday’s final, and will be playing either Rouyn-Noranda, or Guelph. With the Mooseheads off to the final on Sunday, and Guelph and Rouyn-Noranda playing in the semifinal game Friday night,

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Jewel of a Topic: 5 Minutes with Justin Trudeau

What Would You Talk About? Canadians all over the country have strong opinions one way or the other about Justin Trudeau, so today we pose the question “If you had a 5 minute sit down with Justin Trudeau, what topics

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5 Fun Things To Do On a Rainy Day in Downtown Halifax

We’ve rounded up a few fun things to do in Downtown Halifax that don’t require rain boots and umbrellas to enjoy – even on the rainiest of days! Get out there with your family, friends, or solo, and enjoy these

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New product Mayochup has ‘unfortunate translation’ in Cree

Kraft Heinz has acknowledged an “unfortunate translation” of its latest buzzy condiment of pre-mixed mayonnaise-ketchup that has reached Canada. Mayochup, which was a crowd-sourced name, can mean something entirely different in some Cree dialects, according to linguists and Cree-speakers. Arden

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25-ish Signs That You’re Really Lazy

1. Your clean clothes are currently in the dryer and will remain there for the next few weeks, only being taken out piece by piece, as they are needed. 2. You’ve sat through terrible movies and awful television because the

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The Mayor Has Your Back Halifax!

Mayor Mike Savage has written a letter for all Haligonians asking that employers show some compassion to employees after contracting Moosehead fever with the memorial cup tournament in town. The mayor tells employers that workers suffering from Moosehead fever Wednesday

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10 Great Day Trips to Take from Halifax

While there’s enough going on in Halifax to fill a full vacation on its own, don’t forget to explore the rest of this amazing province! Keep reading to discover the best day trips to take from the city. Wolfville Located in the

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‘Big Bang Theory’ ends it’s 12 year run with sentimental finale

“The Big Bang Theory,” the show about four brilliant but socially inept scientists that made geeks and comic book nerds pop culture cool, began in 2007 and went on to win 10 Emmy awards, four of them for Jim Parsons as quirky theoretical

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How much money Americans think you need to be considered ‘wealthy’

For most Americans, having a million dollars isn’t enough to be considered “wealthy.” It would take a net worth of more than double that amount: $2.27 million. That’s according to Charles Schwab’s 2019 Modern Wealth Survey, which asked 1,000 adults between

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