Almost 7 years ago, while going through some personal issues, I made a terrible mistake and ended up being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in the State of California. It was a dark period in my life, but I have moved on and learned my lesson. This spring, however, my intoxicated driving conviction […]
Bats learn how to find food from other species
The science behind the deadly chemical weapon attack in the UK
Samba the rhino is just one example of the species humans are wiping out
Should ‘three-parent’ families come to Canada?
A bizarre skeleton that looks alien is actually a human with a lot of bone mutations
They started out claiming to be against “extremism”, but are now asking members of ethno-nationalist groups to speak at their rallies.
Their eerie photos of human-animal hybrids walking wonderfully surreal landscapes thumb their noses at traditional beauty standards.
A recent report spearheaded by researchers at the University of Southern California blames the largest greenhouse gas leak in U.S. history on dysfunctional management and poor regulatory oversight. Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) is the company that operates the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility near the Los Angeles neighborhood of Porter Ranch, which suffered a catastrophic methane leak that lasted from October 2015 to February 2016.
“If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance into any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full of students armed with rocks and they will be stoned.”
Come on, that’s a wang.
Marek Stupek called the decision a “cop out” and said he will continue selling medical weed.
VICE commissioned 15 essays from people who have survived school shootings over the past 30 years.
Because sometimes a hangover also comes with a Jeff Goldblum shower curtain, random pets, or a used golf cart.
Because, hey, this is The Nation, right?Had this woman (and I’m sorry, but I can’t take an “intellectual” named “Jennifer” quite seriously…) read these two new translations during the Obama administration, what would her review have been like then?Isn’t voting for a man merely because he is black, or for Clinton merely because she’s female […]
And then one day it happened.She cut her hair and I stopped loving her.— Billy Bragg, “Walk Away Renee” Yesterday I read a Daily Caller piece called “Yes, Jordan Peterson Really Is That Smart,” because with that title, how could you not?So would he have voted for Donald Trump? You might think this question would have […]
Two Calgary 6th-graders whose petition asking Starbucks to create a fully recyclable coffee cup went viral this month have gotten their wish.
Okay, admit it. You’ve done it, I’ve done it, we’ve all done it together. And sure, peeing in the pool is a bit of a social faux pas, but dang girl, it sure feels good, doesn’t it? After all: Mini hot-tub. You get that classic hot cloud effect, where suddenly there’s a nice warm water-diaper […]
French president Emmanuel Macron has warned the EU would be “mad” to sign a trade agreement with countries that refused to honor the Paris climate agreement.
BRUSSELS — Macron was speaking a day after the Irish Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, implored Trump to consider “a new trade deal between the US and the EU,” as a way of lowering trade tensions over steel and aluminum tariffs.
It’s spring, it’s spring!! I was outside the other day when it hit me that I can now officially say that winter is behind us (according to the calendar, anyway…I think it’ll be a while before it actually feels like it here). The winter of ‘18–’19 was a challenging one for me, and I feel […]
Google Earth Voyager follows the career of underwater explorer Jill Heinerth, with each panel taking the reader to different expedition locations. (Photo: Google Earth Voyager)
To commemorate World Water Day, Canadian Geographic Education has launched its second Google Earth Voyager story, highlighting the conservation work of world-renowned underwater explorer Jill Heinerth. Dive Into the Planet with Jill Heinerth examines the globe’s most pressing water issues and features stunning photographs and videos of underwater vistas, marine wildlife and polar landscapes taken by the explorer during her many expeditions.
Are you scared of gluten?
Are you avoiding it because gluten containing foods leave you feeling bloated or otherwise unwell?
It’s probably not the gluten.
Adding to a growing pile of evidence that it’s not the gluten that’s causing your symptoms (no one’s doubting the symptoms, it’s more a matter of figuring out where they’re coming from) is this recently published, albeit small, study highlighting a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled challenge of twenty patients without celiac disease or wheat allergy who were suspected of having non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), and who had all experienced relief from their symptoms following a gluten-free diet.
Every one of the study’s participants went through four separate periods of double-blinded challenges – two with gluten, and two without, in random order. They were asked to consume two muffins per day which did or did not contain 11g of gluten for 4 days followed by a 3 day washout all the while continuing to eat their otherwise gluten free diet. They simultaneously tracked their gastrointestinal symptoms and were asked their thoughts as to whether they were consuming gluten containing muffins or not during each treatment. All subjects diets were also analyzed after the fact for their FODMAP content.
Looking at the participants self-reported symptoms scores, they were worst after the challenge with the placebo (gluten-free) muffins – significantly so even – with a p value of 0.012. Of the 20 subjects, only 20% (4) correctly identified the two periods they received gluten containing muffins. Of course 4 people of 20 correctly identifying which muffins contained gluten may well occur simply by chance and consequently conclusions can’t be drawn on their basis.
All this to say, taking those 4 as real data points, this study suggests that 80% of people with unexplained food-related discomfort aren’t reacting to gluten, and though people’s bloating, flatulence, abdominal pain, fatigue, and other symptoms, are real, what’s causing them is not yet clear.
I am a terrible pool player. Yet, despite this, whenever someone at a bar asks me to play against them or be their partner, I’m like sure, yeah, I’m totally in. I mean, I’m having a good time, I’m in a good mood, so I sort of tipsily swagger over to the cue rack on […]
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My last refuge was Speakers’ Corner. I remembered my mother telling me about that special place when I was a child. It seemed almost magical to me. A place where everyone, without exception, could just stand on a box and start to speak to those who wanted to listen. I have always loved this tradition […]
It has been a heck of a few days in the spotlight for Cambridge Analytica — a ‘political consultancy’ that confesses it likes to operate in the shadows.
While the company denies any illegal behaviour, what we do know is that it has been behind seismic political shocks on both sides of the Atlantic: Brexit, and the election of Donald Trump.
Tied to those is a climate science denial agenda that seeks to slash regulation, and line the pockets of those with a vested interest in fossil fuels.
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Julie Burchill writes:But the image of the lonely little boy creating a toy theatre based on the London Palladium becoming the man who wakes up every morning marvelling that he owns the actual London Palladium is the stuff of beautiful theatre – far more magical than anything he has actually staged. I found myself pleasantly […]
Sailer takes on Chetty again. (Of course, in a real country, Sailer would have Chetty’s NYTs job, but we’ll have to settle for this):Chetty has pretty much given up on finding magic municipalities where they do things right that can be studied to close America’s gaps. As I’ve always argued, and Chetty now agrees, instead […]
Damian Reilly writes:Worse, they’re going to have to admit that he’s funny for precisely the reason that Hillary Clinton isn’t: because he’s able to laugh at himself.Did you see him at CPAC? He bought the house down. Halfway through his speech he seemed to drift off into a kind of reverie. Leaning on the lectern, […]
The thing to remember about the United States of America when it intermittently seems on the verge of civil war (metaphorically at least?) is that it is in the end a very complex place, full of many different real-world human beings. For every “Ugly American” there are at least a few and often enough many […]
They’re tall and there’s nothing they can do about it except learn to live with their crazy tallness. For this reason, we respect them and think they’re cool. If you’re really, really tall, you feel it, because this is your life: •Everyone hates you at movies and concerts. Sure, you get a decent sightline, but […]
David Cole writes:Prior to pancaking, Diversity Bridge had been championed as “an engineering feat come to life.” One of the geniuses who accomplished this “feat” is an engineer who was hailed by President Obama in 2015 as a “champion of change”: Atorod Azizinamini (…)Needless to say, the day after the collapse, damage control needed to […]
These Lemon Shortbread Squares with Homemade Lemon Curd are simple and so delicious! They taste like little bites of lemon tart, but so much easier to make! Plus 18 more delicious spring recipe ideas. Today I’ve joined a talented group of bloggers, and we are sharing 19 delicious spring recipes with you! All perfect for spring gatherings, Easter and Mother’s Day! Thank you to Krista of Happy Housie for organizing. Make sure to check out all the delicious recipes in the links at the bottom of this post! xo Spring is the time of year when desserts get more light, fresh and […]
Because let’s be honest: most people are pretty stinking awful at rolling a ball the size and weight of a human head perfectly straight down a sixty-foot lane. There are gutters on both sides, you’re slipping around in torn-up shoes that look like they’ve been through a war and a washing machine,and every time you […]
Despite a court-ordered injunction barring anyone from coming within 5 meters (approximately 16.4 feet) of two of its BC construction sites, opponents of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion sent a clear message Saturday that they would not back down.
Twenty-eight demonstrators were arrested March 17 after blocking the front gate to Kinder Morgan’s tank farm in Burnaby, BC for four hours, according to a press release put out by Protect the Inlet, the group leading the protest.