Lifestyle

KitchenWise: Crispy Shrimp Tacos are baked, not fried

From taco trucks to Mexican restaurants, tacos are just about everywhere these days. And why not? A taco is exactly as handy, versatile and filling as a sandwich, and crunchy to boot. Lots of folks dream of making these fried corn tortillas at home, but some pull up short at the prospect of having to deep-fry …

High school? Colorado outfit offers niche program for marijuana sommeliers

VANCOUVER—A marijuana aficionado in Colorado has launched a program he hopes will make the title of cannabis interpener as familiar as wine sommelier, cheesemonger and chocolatier. Max Montrose, the 29-year-old president and co-founder of the Trichrome Institute in Denver, said he designed the niche curriculum, which teaches students how to become marijuana experts, after he …

Preschool found benefiting middle-class kids in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO, May 31 — A nationwide study released Tuesday indicates that academic-oriented preschools boost the early literacy and math skills of children from middle-class families in the United States. Educators and scholars in the country have long agreed that quality preschool yields sustained benefits for poor children, while earlier studies revealed disappointing results from …

CEO pay by the numbers: How big were last year’s raises?

The typical big-company CEO raked in $11.5 million last year in salary, stock and other compensation, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That’s an 8.5 per cent raise from a year earlier, the biggest in three years. The bump reflects how well stocks have done under these CEOs’ …

Science Says: What’s known and not known about marijuana

NEW YORK — A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot. The research published Wednesday is the first rigorous test of a marijuana compound in treating a certain form of severe epilepsy. It found that an ingredient of marijuana — one that doesn’t give pot …

Parental support can help kids anxious after Manchester concert bombing: experts

TORONTO — Watching media reports about the deadly suicide bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, may have left some Canadian children and teens feeling anxious — especially about attending a similar event in the future — but psychologists say parents can take steps to mitigate their fears. Feeling anxious or fearful are …

Are 30 somethings earning more than their parents? StatCan study says yes

OTTAWA — A new study from Statistics Canada appears to suggest that 30- and 40-something Canadians are more likely to live the American dream of earning more than their parents than their counterparts south of the border. The research released Tuesday by the national statistics office found that overall, Canadian children who turned 30 and …

Exercise, healthy diet found lowering risk of colon cancer recurrence

SAN FRANCISCO— A team led by University of California, San Francisco, researchers have found that colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death. Published on May 17, ahead of the 2017 …

Five things to know about St Viateur, one of Montreal’s biggest bagel makers

Five things to know about St-Viateur bagel, one of Montreal’s most famous bagel shops that marked its 60th anniversary Sunday: – St-Viateur was founded by Myer Lewkowicz, a Jewish immigrant from Poland. In 1942 he was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Buchenwald concentration camp, according to the store’s website. He arrived in Canada …

Set the Stage for Sleep

We’re learning more and more every day about the power of a good night’s sleep, and yet too many of us still don’t achieve it on a regular basis. What can we do? Half the battle lies in how we prepare for sleep. Here are four ways to help ensure you fall asleep easily and …

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