Toronto's gifted artists are worse than useless

Toronto’s gifted artists are worse than useless

There’s a gaggle of City Hall artists who contribute to every little whim and whimsy of Toronto life. They call themselves the Toronto Arts Committee and engage in an unfettered but very necessary practice…

Designers create 'extreme hotel' in an archipelago

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Designers create ‘extreme hotel’ in an archipelago

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption When this former mechanic wanted a remote retreat with an all-day cooking experience, he used his properties as a prototype Designers have created a hotel for those seeking…

Vaccine-preventable diseases must be prevented

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Vaccine-preventable diseases must be prevented

It is hard to imagine a worse litany than that of untreated vaccine-preventable diseases. Severe illness and death are the ripple effects of diseases such as childhood paralysis (see below), meningitis and HIV. In…

These 5 books are recommended for the summer

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These 5 books are recommended for the summer

1. iPad pickings have thinned out considerably with the arrival of the new version of Apple’s tablet computer, but there are still some terrific books from writers who have already delved into the iPad….

Kevin Garnett Talks About Not Graduating College

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Kevin Garnett Talks About Not Graduating College

Kevin Garnett (6’8″, 250 lbs.) was a great player, but a little known fact is that the “Big Ticket” was excellent in college basketball as well. The Nets great attended St. John’s and was…