Disco diva Donna Summer has died of cancer at age 63. She provided the voice, with Giorgio Moroder producing, for this landmark song:
From the New York Times magazine: The value of mental-training games may be speculative, as Dan Hurley writes in his article on the quest to make ourselves smarter, but there is another, easy-to-achieve, scientifically proven way to make yourself smarter. Go for a walk or a swim. For more than a decade, neuroscientists and physiologists have [...]
Master tweeter Roger Ebert posted a link to an Independent story about a French anti-smoking ad that likens puffing on a ciggie to being forced to perform oral sex on someone.
John Heinzl estimates the lifetime cost of owning his rug-destroying lab retriever mix Brenda will be $27,502.85.
In response to my post, My tussle with severe depression — the story so far, someone went so far as to create a one-post, one-topic blog – Dear Bill Doskoch.
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.