My father’s legacy: strong opinions and even greater respect

Ours is a culture of dogmatism. And we buy into it when we put others into ideological boxes

My father’s legacy: strong opinions and even greater respectA wise person once wrote, “On their deathbed, no one ever said, ‘I wish I’d spent more time at the office.’” There’s nothing wrong with being good in our chosen profession, but there’s certainly much more to a person’s life. My family recently said goodbye to our 89-year-old father. It’s very interesting to listen to…

Father’s Day: A father’s role continues to evolve

When fathers are actively involved with their children, the children thrive

Father’s Day: A father’s role continues to evolveThe first Father’s Day was observed in Spokane, Wash., on June 19, 1910. Since then, the role of a father has evolved to include greater participation in a child’s day-to-day life. According to the Library of Congress Wise Guide, Sonora Dodd gets the credit for the day on which we honour fathers. Dodd’s father –…

Befriending self-checkouts seems inevitable

Consumers used to love to hate these machines. But things have changed

Befriending self-checkouts seems inevitableSelf-checkouts have long been an unloved tool in the world of retail. In the beginning, nothing worked as it should, especially at the grocery store where an order for 20 items brought a new form of despair. But even if the mere presence of self-checkouts bothered many consumers, Canadians have apparently befriended them in some…

Cleave keyboard offers accurate and effortless use

The Truly Ergonomic Keyboard allows you to maximize your typing with less fatigue and strain

Cleave keyboard offers accurate and effortless useDo you seem to forever live behind your keyboard and, more often than not, it’s a painful experience? You might want to give the Truly Ergonomic Keyboard from Cleave a try. It’s designed to allow you to maximize your typing with less fatigue and strain on your hands while improving your posture. The standard keyboard…

New evidence shows cancer is not as heritable as once thought

Recent review highlights need to gain a broader scientific view of cancer to better prevent and treat it

New evidence shows cancer is not as heritable as once thoughtWhile cancer is a genetic disease, the genetic component is just one piece of the puzzle – and researchers need to consider environmental and metabolic factors as well, according to a research review by a leading expert at the University of Alberta. Nearly all the theories about the causes of cancer that have emerged over the…

SKG F5 Percussion Massager Gun drums a beat of pain relief

Retails for $179.99 and is available from Amazon or directly from SKG Canada.com

SKG F5 Percussion Massager Gun drums a beat of pain reliefWhile most of us hate to admit it, something we all have in common is the little aches and pains in our muscles and joints. The SKG F5 Percussion Massager Gun is the answer for those days when we need a little massage or pain relief therapy. The beauty of this sleek little gadget is…

Last minute wow gifts for the holiday season

Scrambling to find just the right gift for this holiday season?

Last minute wow gifts for the holiday seasonIf you’re still scrambling trying to find just that right particular gift for this holiday season, here’s a few practical, innovative and extremely useful gift ideas with a little wow factor. SleepPhones If your loved one likes to listen to their favourite tunes or podcasts while drifting off to sleep and standard earbuds are just…

Celebrating Christmas in 18th and 19th century Alberta

Christmas was more primitive in the 18th and mid-19th centuries, but it was still Christmas

Celebrating Christmas in 18th and 19th century AlbertaTurn the clock back to the late 18th century and mid-19th century Alberta, and chances are you’d be eating fish, beavertail, and stewed moose rather than roasted turkey and honey-glazed ham for Christmas dinner. Instead of rockin’ to tunes emanating from audio systems and streaming services, you’re more likely to be dancing the jig to…

Pixy Mini provides an impressive (and mini) power bank for your devices

It can keep your smartphone, tablet and laptop alive without having to lug around a plethora of chargers

Pixy Mini provides an impressive (and mini) power bank for your devicesWhen you’re going on a long trip, it’s imperative to take power chargers, adapters and power banks. But if you have to run out of the house without fully-charged devices, it’s nice to know you have a little extra battery power just in case. That’s where the innovative Pixy Mini by Futurizta comes in. It…