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A Compendium To Thousands Of Free Online University Courses

If you haven’t heard, universities around the world are offering online courses for free (or at least partially free). These courses are collectively called MOOCS or Massive Open Online Courses. In the past seven years or so, over 800 universities

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Take Part In A Free Online Painting Party To Honour Bob Ross

Public television hero Bob Ross may no longer be with us, but you can still paint ‘happy little trees’ in his honor. October 29, 2018 marks what would have been the 76th birthday of the beloved art teacher to the

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The 2018 Poppy Campaign Begins Today

The Royal Canadian Legion’s annual poppy campaign leading up to Remembrance Day begins today. Canada’s Governor General, Julie Payette received the symbolic first poppy at a ceremony at the Beechwood Cemetery earlier today. Since 1921, the poppy has been a

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Just In Time For Halloween… A Tim Burton Inspired Cookbook!

Fans of Tim Burton’s movies may already know about Beetle House, the eatery… There’s one in New York City and one in Los Angeles, where “every day is Halloween.” The decor is spooky, the staff dress up like Beetlejuice and

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Three Incredibly Bonded St. Bernard’s Find A Forever Home

The Edmonton Humane Society says Goliath, Gunther and Gasket are settling in with their new family in Calgary. The society put out a call last week for someone up to the challenge of handling the three adult St. Bernards, their

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Keep Your Eye On The Sky After Sunset For The Next Days

If you’ve seen some shooting stars recently, it’s not uncommon at this time of year. That’s because we are under the influence of the annual Orionids meteor shower. This year, the peak date for activity is on the night of

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Listening To Music While Working Or Studying Can Help Increase Productivity

So, what is the best music for studying or concentrating? Author Dan Jacques wrote an in-depth article on that topic. Here’s a quick overview… The University of Wales undertook a study in 2011 to see how well students were able to

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You Can Stop Tweeting #SadBagel Now

With all of the heated discourse on Twitter these days, we needed a unifying distraction, and we found one! You can stop tweeting #SadBagel now. Apple has released a new version of its bagel emoji in the latest update to its

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Big Bird, Oscar The Grouch Puppeteer Caroll Spinney To Retire

The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney told the New York Times that Thursday will be his last day on the program, which he joined from

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Canadian Mint Introduces The “Armistice” Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has delivered another amazingly detailed and unique coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The “Armistice” circulation coin features the image of a soldier’s helmet, which represents the number of

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[Video] Kenya Ice Kings Play Their First Away Game

Hockey is for everyone, but being part of an ice hockey team in Africa poses some challenges. Outdoor rinks don’t exist, thanks to the weather. Indoor rinks are scarce. There’s only one in all of East and Central Africa. Finding hockey

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[Video] Scottish Grandmother Reads A Children’s Book To Her Grandson And The World Takes Notice

A children’s book about a three-legged donkey is one of the top selling books in the United States, thanks to a viral video of Scottish grandmother, Janice Clark, reading Craig Smith’s “The Wonky Donkey” to her baby grandson. Her breathless

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Michael Bublé Early Retirement Rumours “Completely False”

Michael Bublé’s people were in ‘walk-back’ mode this weekend, after what’s being called a ‘misunderstanding’ between Michael and a journalist. His management team had to issue a statement Sunday afternoon saying that that contrary to many reports, Michael Bublé is

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“My Own Piece Of Art History” Even If Half Of It Has Been Shredded

The winning bidder for a Banksy painting that self-destructed during an auction last week has decided to keep it and go through with the purchase. Sotheby’s auction house said a female European collector was the successful bidder, agreeing to pay

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NCC Seeking A Name For The Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park

The National Capital Commission’s brand-new, Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park needs a new, less cumbersome name, and you can help. The NCC is inviting suggestions from the public to name the sweeping nine-kilometre-long green space that follows the river along

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