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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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Local Man’s Invention Is Turning The Home-Cooking Industry On Its Head

There’s a great article in the New York Times, explaining all of the hype surrounding the Instant Pot, the kitchen gadget that has everybody talking. The man behind it is Kanata’s, Robert Wang, who invented the Instant Pot without raising

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Want To Know How Your Quality Of Sleep Is Affecting Your Cognitive Function? Read On…

Brain scientists at a Canadian university are hoping to get a better handle on how sleep affects memory, problem solving, and other cognitive functions in what is being called the largest such study ever to be done. The researchers at

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Smiths Falls Police Set Up Safe Zone For Goods And Cash Exchanges

Police in Smiths Falls have set up a “safe internet exchange zone”. This caught my attention and had me wondering what exactly is a “safe internet exchange zone”? Well, if you’ve ever bought or sold something on “Kijiji” for example, it

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CRA May Take Tax Online Filing Service Down Indefinitely

If you were planning to file your taxes online, you could face some challenges. The threat of hacking is prompting the Canada Revenue Agency to take down the service indefinitely. A notice on the agency’s website says it detected an

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