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What New Words Were Introduced The Year You Were Born?

Merriam-Webster Dictionary has introduced an online tool called Time Traveler that allows anyone to search words and phrases that first appeared in writing or print the year they were born. It’s a fascinating look at the evolution of the Internet,

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Remembrance Day Poppy Enters The Digital Age

The Remembrance Day poppy has entered the digital age. A digital version of the poppy is now available, which the legion says can be customized, shared online and used as a profile image on sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. 

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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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Ontarian’s Will Be Able To Legally Purchase Pot In A Week

Starting a week from today, people in Ontario will be able to legally buy marijuana at a government-run online store. Orders will be shipped to customers for a $5 delivery fee using Canada Post. Visitors to the website must first

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Ottawa Researchers Launch Easy-To-Use Online Tool For Calculating Risk Of Heart Disease

A team of Ottawa researchers is making it easier for people to calculate their risk of heart disease and change their unhealthy habits with the launch of an easy-to-use online calculator. The Cardiovascular Disease Population Risk Tool allows users to

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Yale’s Happiness & Well-being Course Now Available Online For Free!

Yet another reason to smile! After breaking registration records, Yale University’s “Psychology and the Good Life” has been re-purposed into a free online course that anyone can take. Psychology professor Laurie Santos debuted the class in the 2018 spring semester,

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You Could Be Micro-Cheating And Not Even Know It

Are you guilty of online transgressions like; checking the social media accounts of former partners; sending emoji such as hearts and flowers to people other than partners; and saving mobile phone contact details of a friend of the opposite sex

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