24-hour McDonalds - © edgecastcdn.net

We all know that eating the wrong stuff in the evening, or eating anything heavy late at night, can lead to weird dreams, indigestion and other unwanted symptoms. But now scientists say that eating your evening meal later than 7:00 p.m. may pout you at higher risk for heart disease…

Diet Clash - © Photo by Lord Jim, art by Banksy

I’m sure you’ve heard recent reports that adopting the so-called ‘Mediterranean’ Diet or the ‘Paleo Diet’ will help you beat heart disease. Or at least fend it off for a few years. But is it the specific diet that does your body good? I think it’s characteristics both diets share that do the magic.

Have you seen the new TV commercial from McDonald’s? The one about the premiere of their ‘new’ Chicken McNuggets? The ones with no artificial preservatives? McDonald’s says it’s about what’s best for our kids. Dieticians say a McNugget is a McNugget, is a salty, fried McNugget…

Butter Trudeau Beaver - © 2016 Julianna Hagan

I guess it was inevitable. The 2016 Canadian National Exhibition Butter Sculpture Contest features a bust of prime minister Justin Trudeau. It’s a really good likeness. I just wonder whether it was really necessary to create it four times life-size. As well as wrapping him in a Canadian Flag…

Compost - © aimgroup.ca

If you thought your municipality’s regulations about recycling and composting were overbearing and unreasonable, wait till you hear what they’re doing in Montréal! They’ve brought in a new law that makes it mandatory to compost suitable organic waste – and there’s a stiff fine if you don’t…

Eat More Cheeseburgers? - © freerepublic.com

The U.S. government is doing what most modern-day western governments do when something threatens a segment of its economy. It’s intervening with mountains of cash to ‘save’ an over-productive Cheese industry from ruin, I want to know what they’ll do with all the Cheese…