Girls do More Chores and Get Paid Less than Boys says Research

Children, it has been learnt, acquire most adult housekeeping skills by being involved in house hold chores. Apparently, parents are more interested in teaching their girls housekeeping skills than they do the boys. Sandra Hofferth, a sociologist at the University of Maryland who has spent time studying how children spend their time, co-authored a recent analysis that shows that just like i [...]

20 August 2018

Cleaning Your House May Be Equivalent To Smoking 20 Cigarettes A Day — Study

Regular use of cleaning sprays has been shown to have an impact on lung health comparable to smoking a pack of cigarettes every day, according to a new study. The research was conducted by scientist at Norway’s University of Bergen—who traced more than 6,000 people over a 20-year period—and discovered that women in particular suffered significant health problems after long-term use o [...]

03 August 2018

Table Setting Ideas For This Upcoming Canada Day

This upcoming Canada Day is special for many reasons, as Canada celebrates its birth as a nation in style with parties, gatherings and family dinners in dining rooms spanning coast to coast. Preparing for the date on July 1st this year means knowing in advance how to craft Canadian themed table settings for your guests. This guide will be a primer on developing, acquiring, and building an ideal, f [...]

17 June 2018

Ottawa Day Trips: Explore Fabulous Places Near Canada’s Capital

Ottawa, as Canada’s capital, offers the perfect geographical location to explore fabulous attractions outside of the confines of Parliament Hill.  Indeed, after you explore this beautiful city you want to go for some day trips to Ottawa. You just need rent an inexpensive compact car to easily explore eastern Ontario and into Quebec.  Why not “go for it” if you’re already in Ottaw [...]

13 June 2018

Today's letters: Salvation Army shelter, Remembrance Day holiday

There’s room in Rockcliffe for this shelterRe: Dozens line up to oppose Vanier shelter, Nov. 15.I’ve been following the debate about the controversial Salvation Army homelessness project in Vanier and I have a suggestion that just might be helpful. Rather than build the 350-bed facility in Vanier, why not build it in Rockcliffe Park? There’s much more room there and plenty of fresh [...]

21 May 2018

A quarter of Canadians think religious diversity is a bad thing

Canadians are divided over whether religious diversity is healthy for the country, but they consider Islam in particular to be a negative force, a new poll has found.In the survey, conducted the same week Quebec adopted a law prohibiting niqab-wearing women from receiving government services, 26 per cent of respondents said increasing religious diversity is a good thing while 23 per cent [...]

21 May 2018

How mentioning food in your profile affects your online dating success

What’s the secret to crafting a successful dating profile? According online dating service Zoosk, it’s on your plate. But it takes more than merely mentioning you like to cook in your opening message. Professing your love for specific foods is what makes the difference.Zoosk analyzed nearly four million dating profiles and more than 350 million first messages looking for all food-rel [...]

21 May 2018

Defence lawyer appears to suggest off-duty N.S. cop died while being choked during sex fantasy

The Crown has alleged Christopher Garnier punched and strangled the 36-year-old Truro, N.S., police officer inside an apartment and used a green compost bin to dump the body HALIFAX — A defence lawyer has appeared to suggest that off-duty police officer Catherine Campbell died during a consensual sexual encounter inside a Halifax apartment after encouraging Christopher Garnier to choke [...]

21 May 2018

Nursery items that parents regret buying

Preparing for the arrival of a baby is daunting for many reasons, not least because it requires purchasing so many items to which you’ve never given a single thought.Everyone — your neighbor, your great-aunt, your college roommate — will give you advice. It’s easy to be sold on the idea that you need this, that and, oh, definitely that other thing. But as my kids have grown, and [...]

21 May 2018