“I’m so depressed!” Oh really?
An article that got passed along on Twitter this weekend is a BBC feature on the sleeping patterns of days gone by. The upshot is people used to sleep for four hours, putter around, them sleep for another four.
Earlier this month, Montreal’s iconic Schwartz’s deli was sold, creating alarm in certain circles that the new ownership group (which includes Rene Angelil, Celine Dion’s husband) would try to make it into a franchise. David Sax, author of Save the Deli, made an argument in favour of leaving Schwartz’s just as it is, thank you [...]
European Quality Meats and Sausages, a five-decades-old fixture of Kensington Market, is set to close in April.
A few items that I saw over the past week and didn’t have time to post:
Google plans to bring augmented-reality glasses to market, eyewear that will function as a smartphone.
Regina Leader-Post colleague Ron Petrie died recently of cancer at age 52. We were friendly colleagues, but not friends. However, I will remember him as a real Saskatchewanian who gently and hilariously reflected the province’s quirks, foibles and endearing qualities back to itself.
Globe and Mail Middle East correspondent Patrick Martin on the deaths of reporter Marie Colvin and photographer Remi Ochlik in Homs, Syria.
From the Daily Beast: “A new study reveals that people suffering from depression are characterized by an extreme synchronicity of brain regions that could indicate stymied, inflexible brains.”
From the Associated Press Google News: ESPN says it fired an employee responsible for an offensive headline referring to Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin.