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Lifestyle

Dec 5, 2007
How to Ensure Your Mental Health
Vicki O’Brien

Lose the junk in your trunk If you are obese in middle age, you are twice as likely to develop dementia in later life. Combine that extra weight with high cholesterol and high blood pressure, and you are at...

Dec 1, 2007
Carbon Offsetting: Pardon My Emissions
Myles Murchison

Thus, according to EcoNeutral’s online “carbon calculator,” I am personally responsible for the emission of 5.61 tons of carbon dioxide – which, as Al Gore is quick to tell us, is a polluting greenhouse gas that’s causing our global climate to change. My 5.61 tons is at the low end of...

Nov 23, 2007
Mental Agility: Brain Boosters
Shannon Emmerson

You've read Vicki O'Brien's feature "No Brainer" -- now figure out for yourself how to keep yourself sharp and mentally agile. Only on BCBusiness Online: take your coffee break and troll through our list of favourite brain games to supercharge...

Nov 1, 2007
After Hours: Fly Fishing
As told to Jessica Werb

I’ve been fly-fishing pretty much exclusively for the last couple of decades, and just over a year ago I started spey casting, which is an old fly-fishing technique that uses an extremely technical two-handed casting style.

Jun 28, 2007
Shuffle Demons
Daniel Wood

The road to manhood passes through many way stations but almost inevitably includes time spent, sooner or later, in a place called Poker. For myself, the game began many decades ago with vaguely homoerotic basement contests of strip poker.

Jul 1, 2006
International Adoption Market: Will You be My Mother?
Jessica Werb

The only man-made structure visible from space, the Great Wall of China snakes across the Asian superpower, unchanged since its construction 2,000 years ago during the Chin dynasty. Once an emblem of the country’s determination to repel the outside world...

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