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The truth about job security

BY: JESSICA BURDE What makes a good job offer? In a Tower Watson Global Workforce Study, 32,000 employees were surveyed about what they look for in a job offer. The results of the survey were released in July:...
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Hockey and soccer made love. Bubble soccer was born

BY: LILITH Ever think regular soccer games are filled with too many rules and metrosexual underwear models that fall over writhing in “pain” at the slightest touch? Here’s a solution for you: bubble socce...
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The 2045 Initiative – Immortality for a price tag

BY: PILGRIM Immortality is no longer a fable of Greek mythology. Dmitry Itskov and a team of Russia’s top scientists have discovered the secret to immortality. If you’re on the Forbes Billionaires list, t...
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The violence of Gonzo Porn makes 2 Girls 1 Cup look tame

BY: THE PLAID ZEBRA The camera leers above dead eyes and smeared makeup, as her fake eyelashes barely cling on. She grimaces and resumes a neutral expression while the self-proclaimed “anal king”—and most ha...
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Not all charities are created equal

BY SARAH HOWELL There is an unspoken assumption that charities will give away most of their profit. Between fundraisers, worker salaries, fees, and advertising, the true question stands: How much profit is l...
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Did Siberian mushroom shamans invent Santa Claus?

BY: PILGRIM 364 days Santa Claus waits patiently preparing for his big night in the icy seclusion of his frozen Northern estate, until finally, on December 24th, it is time. He descends from his winter fortr...
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Sitka Clothing Company protects the planet before profits

BY: VANESSA NIGRO Founded on Canada’s beautiful West Coast in 2002, Sitka Clothing Company promotes a life lived through sustainability and finding balance between industrialization and nature. “We decided to...
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Turns out bee venom could be used to fight cancer

By JACKIE HONG A component in honeybee venom could become the new key in the fight against cancer, a team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced at the 248th National Meeting of the Am...
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The dominatrix under the leather; What is a Domme?

BY: JESSICA BURDE  The minute you read the word “dominatrix” you imagine skintight leather, fishnet stockings, a horsewhip and a ruthless attitude. Words like “worm” spill out of her mouth and she survives b...
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The death of the server, the rise of the e-table

By: KATY WILLIS Introducing the e-Table – a touch screen table that negates the need for servers waiting to take your food and drink orders. Customers no longer have to hurry their choice of appetizer, main,...
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I am the Trivago Guy (and so are you)

BY: LUC RINALDI Earlier this month, I was at my parents’ place watching TV when the Trivago ad came on. The spokesperson started doing his thing—talking about hotels, dodging onscreen text, and interacting w...
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The Toronto condo boom that killed community

by RYAN BOLTON I was in a CBC documentary about condos last fall. A film crew followed my lady and me around asking questions about condo life for some eight hours. They filmed us in our local dog park with ...
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A day in the life of a gay Toronto street kid

BY: GARY SEWARD It’s a humid summer night and the street is littered with the day’s newspapers, Starbucks cups, trash and all things discarded. The gleams from the streetlight strike the damp concrete creati...