Alcohol interferes with the consolidation and retrieval of memories, leading to confusion and uncertainty the next day.
Post-party ‘hangxiety’ is common after drinking alcohol. It is caused by changing levels of chemicals and neurotransmitters in the brain.
LGTBQ Asian Community marches with QUEER ASIAN YOUTH banner at the 2017 Toronto Pride Parade.
A study shows that when compared to lesbian, gay and bisexual youth, heterosexual youth report improved family relations over the same time period.
Macaulay Culkin in a still from Home Alone (1990).
For so many people, Christmas movies are a link with a happy and safe childhood home.
Candy canes were once white sticks of sugar. Now they’re striped and come in a variety of flavours, including pickle.
Candy canes have an uncertain history from their flavour to their stripes. One thing is certain though: they make your mouth feel cold.
Individuals who upload their DNA test results to databases may not have much control over how it’s used.
Can the new owner of GEDmatch ,a genealogy database preserve its original purpose while allowing a seamless service to law enforcement?
An employee prepares items for a 2019 holiday sale at a Walmart in Las Vegas.
(AP Photo/John Locher)
We are addicted to consumption during these holidays, which leads to a massive amount of landfill waste. Giant retailers like Walmart could help the problem, but they haven’t.
Guy Pearce stars as Scrooge, the merciless creditor.
Modern viewers: Scrooge doesn’t discuss what he’s learned or ask for redemption. He swiftly negates the life he would have led, had it not been for the ghostly interventions.
Decorated with ornaments purchased, created and inherited for years, even generations, Christmas trees are a reflection of a family’s history and tastes.
Take a good look at those old Christmas ornaments before hanging them on the tree – you may find it’s time to retire some family keepsakes.
The seductive power of holiday windows resonates in the French term for window-shopping: ‘lèche-vitrines,’ which translated literally means to lick the windows.
The holiday window is laden with nostalgia and associations of childhood traditions and a longing for drawn-out moments.
An image from the book cover for ‘SLAY,’ one of the top 2019 five books for young critical thinkers.
(Simon and Schuster)
A list of 5 great reads for young critical thinkers and the adults in their lives — in time for holiday gift-giving.
Home-baked cookies are a great gift for someone with a sweet tooth.
Consumerism reaches a frenzied peak as the holidays approach, but it’s not too late to put on the brakes.
Canada imported more than $60 million of artificial trees in 2017, almost all from China.
Real Christmas trees may be in short supply this year thanks to the 2008 economic downturn, climate change and insect infestations.
A long history of gifting of printed books at Christmas remains strong despite increases in e-book sales.
Books have always made great Christmas gifts. But what makes them so special, aside from their being so easy to wrap?
Imagination and play encourage children to think through hypothetical situations and create new worlds — and even to develop new possibilities for our shared world.
For many children, the anticipation of Santa’s imminent journey down the chimney to deliver gifts is nothing but magical.
In-home digital personal assistant devices are becoming increasingly popular, but their presence raises privacy concerns.
When hosting a dinner party, are you obliged to let your guests know that you own a smart device like Amazon Echo or Google Home? The answer is yes, according to a privacy researcher.
The ability of online retailers to offer next-day delivery service for an annual fee or at an affordable price has dynamically changed the retail business and shifted sales from in-store to online.
Innovation is integral to the success of Canadian retailers and encouraging consumers to shop in stores as well as online. The big strategic risk is not innovating and failing, but failing to innovate.
Federal organic regulations require outdoor access for livestock – but don’t specify how much.
US Dept. of Agriculture/flickr
US federal regulations say little about how animals on organic farms should be treated. So if you’re planning to serve an ethical holiday dinner, you’ll have to do some research.
The Furby craze was a big deal in the 1990s, just like Cabbage Patch Kids were in the 1980s and Hatchimals were this decade.
(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Why do certain toys create a frenzy? Turning raw materials into something that sparks kids’ imagination is no small endeavour.
Direct-to-consumer genetic tests are not an accurate source of health information. Users should also consider the future privacy implications of sharing their genetic data.
DNA testing kits will be a popular gift this holiday season. Before mailing off your saliva, it’s important to understand what these kits can and cannot tell us.
Christmas tours to mansions often present a ‘magical’ experience to tourists, but they ignore the realities of the lives of slaves who worked there.
Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau/Flickr
Fictional accounts of white Southerners make it seem like it was fun to be a slave on a plantation at holiday time. Many of today’s tours repeat such stories.