Interesting Articles

Exercising 10 minutes a day can boost life expectancy

Under the category Health and Fitness, this is an interesting article and one which suggests that hour long workouts may not be the only path to good health.

Climate change linked to ancient Mayans’ downfall

An article about climate change and its impact on ancient civilizations. Interesting reading.

Moderate drinking in pregnancy ‘harms IQ’

An interesting article on the effects of drinking during pregancy.

Is the toilet seat really the dirtiest place in the home?

Perhaps not the nicest image to conjure, but some very interesting information to consider nonetheless. An interesting read to be sure…

B.C. government regrets 1869 hanging of 2 Hesquiaht men

A fascinating article relating to local history and how, over 140 years later the results of those actions still resonate in modern times.

7 traits kids need to succeed

An interesting article from the CBC about a book written by Canadian author Paul Tough. Food for thought.

The leper colony on D’arcy Island

An interesting article from the Times Colonist about our local Victoria history. A fascinating read.

The Odds

A fun article on odds. Something to consider next time we buy lottery tickets!

Autism: Traffic pollution linked, study suggests

An interesting article suggesting ‘a’ connection between autism and environmental pollution.

Tracking adverts set to jump across gadgets

A short but well done article on some of the privacy issues surrounding our electronic gadgets.

This Is Your Brain On Holiday Shopping

Okay also a bit late for Christmas, but a very interesting read on shopping and consumer trends.

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

A great little article about the value of storytelling and the importance of sharing storytelling with children.

SpongeBob app pulled over children’s privacy complaint

Another article relating to privacy concerns and ‘free’ apps. Food for thought.

Instagram seeks right to sell access to photos to advertisers

An article about some of the privacy concerns around ‘free’ apps and social media tools such as Instagram.

Family meals ‘boost child fruit and vegetable intake’

An interesting article on recent research on one of the values of having the family eat together.

Kinder children are more popular

Results of a recent study conducted by the University of California and the University of British Columbia on the very powerful impact of kindness.

Quitting smoking ‘reduces anxiety’

An interesting article from the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Can I Learn to Read Faster and Get Through My Backlog of Books?

A very interesting article on a range of methods for helping one read faster and digest a larger volume of reading material.