Nothing says summer like ripe watermelon. Phyllis Wilson takes a closer look at these luscious melons, including how to test if they are ripe, and the best ways to eat them.
Archives for July 2011
As he prepares to move house, Lorne Daniel reflects on why the homes of our childhood seem to hold the most power.
Environmental journalist Mark Hertsgaard’s book “Hot” describes what life will be like for his daughter’s generation with the effects of climate change.
Darcy Rhyno reviews a new book about joke-telling in Nazi Germany which shows there was humour in the response of the German people to the horrors perpetrated by the Third Reich, including the death sentence for those who told jokes about Hitler’s regime.
If you’ve ever wondered what happened to your relationship and how things went so wrong, then this article is for you. More often than not, the reasons your relationship blew up in your face are not all that inexplicable. Read the top reasons why relationships go bad and see how your last relationship measures up.
The Atlantic Nationals annual automotive extravaganza in Moncton, New Brunswick draws humans who love cars, and even a hot-rod dog or two.
On Bastille Day in France, and in the wake of the assassination of Karzai’s brother in Afghanistan, Julia McLean takes a look at revolutions and their aftermaths.
Julia McLean enjoys her garden for its beauty, but also for the many medicinal remedies she discovers there, some of them known as far back as the days of Roman gladiators.
Ancient crypts, sci-fi towns, roof-top goats? George Burden takes stock of some of Canada’s most bizarre and beautiful tourist draws.
Phyllis Wilson explores how texting can help us communicate better — and how it sometimes creates arguments filled with ANGER and #@$%?!. How can we communicate better in a text-based world?