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<b>BEYOND LOCAL</b> Cats are hard to read, but some people are cat whisperers, research says

BEYOND LOCAL Cats are hard to read, but some people are cat whisperers, research says

A small group of people were remarkably accurate
<b>CANADA:</b> Halifax grocery store's new parking lot made out of recycled plastic bags

CANADA: Halifax grocery store's new parking lot made out of recycled plastic bags

Around 6 million plastic bags were diverted from landfills to be added to the mixture
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Hunger report says more employed individuals are using food banks

ONTARIO: Hunger report says more employed individuals are using food banks

Over the past three years, those with employment income who access food banks have increased by 27 per cent
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Neuroscientists explore how 'fake news' plays with our emotions

BEYOND LOCAL: Neuroscientists explore how 'fake news' plays with our emotions

Fake news works at a cognitive level to shape our perceptions and drive our decisions
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Nimble, playing fingers open the door to strong literacy skills

BEYOND LOCAL: Nimble, playing fingers open the door to strong literacy skills

Children learn through exploring the world with their hands — and they develop important fine motor skills through this
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Court orders Guelph couple to cease smoking on balcony of condo unit they own

ONTARIO: Court orders Guelph couple to cease smoking on balcony of condo unit they own

When the couple purchased their condo unit in 2012 there was no rule prohibiting smoking on balconies
<b>CANADA:</b> Water prices increasingly unaffordable for low-income households, expert says

CANADA: Water prices increasingly unaffordable for low-income households, expert says

As utilities upgrade their systems, some households are facing steep rate hikes for the cost of water
<b>CANADA:</b> We toss 540K tonnes of wrapping paper after the holidays — Here’s how to give without the garbage

CANADA: We toss 540K tonnes of wrapping paper after the holidays — Here’s how to give without the garbage

From gift wrap to packaging and temporary décor, there’s a lot of unnecessary waste that gets thrown out during the holiday season.
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> The power of fun rhymes and word play

BEYOND LOCAL: The power of fun rhymes and word play

Both are proven to help children learn to read
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Responding e-mails can be stressful. Is AI the answer?

BEYOND LOCAL: Responding e-mails can be stressful. Is AI the answer?

Responding to the ever-growing amount of email can be a stress-inducing job task