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The Healthiest Choices at the Sushi Bar

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Drink of the Week: the Original Mai Tai

With this warmer weather, how better to cool off than with a cool drink? Enjoy a citrusy mai tai on a sunny patio while you watch sweaty fools trudge the burning pavements of Toronto. It’s also a great drink to accompany an evening meal as you watch the sunset. Continue reading

Harvard and MIT Offer Free Online Education

“EdX represents a unique opportunity to improve education on our own campuses through online learning, while simultaneously creating a bold new education path for millions of learners worldwide,” said MIT president Susan Hockfield. Continue reading

Vogue Bans Unhealthy and Child Models

Vogue editors from across the world have pledged to stop featuring models under the age of sixteen or those who appear to have an eating disorder. Continue reading

8 Things You Should Do During Summer Break

When things calm down during the summer, find out how many hours of sleep you actually need by conducting a sleep experiment: get in bed around the same time each night without turning on the alarm clock. Continue reading

Your Guide To Volunteering This Summer!

Exam season is almost at an end, which means four months of blissful summer. While most of you may have summer school, work or travel plans, it wouldn’t hurt to devote some time to give back to our community. Check out the amazing work by these Toronto-based organizations and see if you’d like to volunteer for any of them. Continue reading

Switzerland Fuses Telekinetics And Robots For The Greater Good

Scientists at Switzerland’s Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne have recently demonstrated how a partially paralyzed person can control a robot with their mind. Continue reading

J.K. Rowling’s Upcoming Book: The Casual Vacancy

J.K. Rowling — of Harry Potter fame — has penned her first novel aimed at adult readers. The book, The Casual Vacancy, is expected to be published on September 27 and will be available in hardcover, e-book and audiobook forms. The book’s publisher, Little, Brown and Company revealed that the novel is set in an idyllic English town and will be “blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising.” Continue reading

Filing Taxes For Dummies

If all the recent tax business sounds intimidating, the UTSU is offering a free tax clinic for all students. Be smart and make use of this service! Continue reading

Chocolates Help You Lose Weight

BREAKING: New research suggests chocolate has a slimming effect. Continue reading

Sweating Your Way to a Higher GPA

Various studies have even claimed that since exercise increases the blood flow it results in enhanced cognition. While it may sound like a waste considering how little spare time you already have, trust me – not only does going to the gym a few times a week help to reduce stress, but it may help force you to manage your time better. Continue reading

Drink of the Week: Bikini Martini

With temperatures almost hitting 30 ˚C, Toronto has really sprung forward to summer! Let the Bikini Martini’s vivid blue colour take you to a hot beach and cool you down with its taste. Continue reading

Funds Cut For NASA’s Missions To Mars

As a result of the abrupt withdrawal of funds by President Obama’s budget request for 2013, NASA will be canceling two ambitious missions to Mars that were to be launched in 2016 and 2018. Continue reading

Are Fast-Paced Fantasy Cartoons Bad For Kids?

Research studies show compelling evidence that some popular cartoons may have a temporarily detrimental effect on children’s cognitive abilities. A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics investigated these effects on a group of sixty preschool-aged children. Continue reading

U of T To Launch New Centre For Music And Health Research

Shakespeare once said, “If music be the food of love; play on.”

Turns out the infamous playwright had it right. Today, an increasing number of scientists believe in the therapeutic powers of music and the University of Toronto is not far behind. Continue reading