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Flirting With Emojis?😉

For months now, researchers at the University of British Columbia have been closely examining text messages to look for subtle signs of romance, or even sexual innuendo – in the form of emojis. According to one of the study’s authors

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World’s Toughest Job Application?

When he wasn’t busy inventing the light bulb or phonograph, Thomas Edison was devising a trivia test of nearly impossible proportions. As Smithsonian reports, the 146-question questionnaire was designed to weed out the candidates who would be ill-suited to work

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Fashion Icon Karl Lagerfeld Has Died At 85

Quote of the day: “No memoirs. I have nothing to say, and what I could say, I cannot say.” Karl Lagerfeld – on the prospect of writing about his colourful life and career. Chanel’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, has died

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The Peppa Effect – Toddlers Are Picking Up British Accents After Prolonged Exposure To Peppa Pig

If your toddler or grandchildren have suddenly started calling you ‘mummy’, or ‘Grand-dad’ and asking you to clean up the rubbish, you can blame the so-called “Peppa Effect”, where kids who watch the English cartoon “Peppa Pig” start speaking with

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Change.org Petition Lobbies U.S. Government To Sell Montana To Canada

It looks like some Americans are starting to take their national debt seriously. A change.org petition is asking the U.S. government to sell the state of Montana to Canada for $1 trillion to “eliminate the national debt.” The rather hilarious

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“The Deep Discount Is Over” – Gas Refineries Are Upping Their Prices

Gas price expert Dan McTeague predicts the price at the pump will go up by seven cents a litre by Friday. “Today is really the last day to take advantage of these low prices. As of midnight… it doesn’t really

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Protest Convoy Of Semi-Trucks Is Ottawa-Bound From Alberta

A convoy of semi-trucks from Alberta is Ottawa-bound to protest stalled pipeline projects and underscore the country’s economic struggles. After months of pro-pipeline rallies across Alberta, a protest convoy with about 160 trucks, big and small, set out from Red

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2019 World Radio Day Theme Is “Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace”

Yay us! And all the listeners, clients and supporters who make it possible to keep this wonderful thing we call ‘radio’ on the air. In a day and age when there are so many ways to stay informed and entertained,

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Westminster ‘Best In Show’ Will Be Revealed Tonight – Chances Are It Won’t Be A Dachshund

Every dog breed has its day at the Westminster Kennel show, called the world’s greatest dog show, which wraps up this evening in New York City. That day can start by facing off against dozens of dogs — or none

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The International Hair Freezing Contest Is A Hair Raising Event

If you’re looking to instantly transform your hairstyle, head to Takhini Hot Pools in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The natural hot springs there make it possible to bathe outdoors in extreme freezing weather, resulting in some impressive ‘dos when people get

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Beatlemania Arrived On A Pam Am Flight 55 Years Ago

The 55th anniversary of a historic television event happened over the weekend. In 1964, Beatlemania officially reached America! When the fab Four landed at New York City’s JFK Airport on February 7th, 1964, a crowd of approximately 4000 (screaming) fans

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Are You One Of The 25% Of Canadians Who Doesn’t Own Any Kind Of Mobile Phone?

It’s nearly impossible to find anyone who doesn’t have a cell phone across most of the developed world. They seem to be everywhere. It’s estimated that more than 5 billion people own mobile phones around the world today and over

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R.I.P. British Actor Albert Finney Has Died At 82

British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of films from Tom Jones to Skyfall, has died at the age of 82. His family said Friday that he “passed away peacefully after a short illness.” Albert Finney first found international

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As A Show Of Respect, Paul Dewar Election Signs Are Popping Up

Former Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar died yesterday at the age of 56, a year after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer – a battle he fought with bravery and with candid openness, even leaving a touching deathbed message of

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NAC Broadway Across Canada 2019-2020 Season Will Include “Hamilton”

The 2019-2020 Broadway Season at the NAC has been announced, and as with last year, it’s a 4-show season! The season will kick off on October 22 – 27, 2019 with a production of the musical “Rent” the 20th Anniversary

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