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New research reveals the horrifying future Netflix has in store for us

A new report has combined data from various healthcare studies on how a sedentary lifestyle affects the human body. The news isn’t good for Netflix addicts. I’m not singling out one particular platform, the report is actually called “Future Netflix Bingers.” The researchers created virtual models, “Eric and Hannah”, digital representations of what a man …

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Be careful you don’t burn your house down while working from home

We’re all worried about the Coronavirus pandemic. We’re afraid of getting sick, losing our jobs, losing our homes, and more. Now you can add one more worry to the list: fire. Safety experts are warning people that, while so many of is are working from home and stuck in our houses for the foreseeable future, …

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Open hiring: The Body Shop will start hiring anyone who applies, with no resume, interview, or background check

The Body Shop is embracing open hiring, meaning employees will be hired on a first-come, first-served basis, practically no questions asked.  This is cool. The Body Shop will start hiring people to work in its retail stores on a first-come, first-served basis, with no interview or background check. According to Fast Company, the Body Shop …

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Handwashing could pretty much save the world, but people don’t do it, so we’re all doomed

Thirty per cent of people don’t wash their hands after using the washroom. And of the 70% that do, only 50% are washing their hands properly. If only they would, we could slow the mass spread of disease, like the coronavirus.  In other words, everything you touch when you’re out in public is gross and …

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Guy just acts normal while wearing a cat during a TV interview

Polish historian and political scientist Jerzy Targalski was being interviewed by a Dutch news program when his cat decided that Targalski’s ears looked super dirty and needed to be cleaned right then and there. So, he climbed on the guy and started washing his ears. Targalski did what any true professional would do and just …

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Angry people aren’t as smart as they think they are

Angry people aren’t as smart as they think they are. These are the findings of a recent study with the title “Why do angry people overestimate their intelligence? Neuroticism as a suppressor of the association between Trait-Anger and subjectively assessed intelligence,” (I am clearly not too smart because that title totally confuses me) and published …

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The most commonly misspelled words in Canada (by province and territory)

In Saskatchewan, the most commonly misspelled word is Discipline. In the rest of the country, it’s Saskatchewan. (Okay, not really.) When you make a spelling mistake in your Google search, the results usually figure out what you meant and offer the helpful, Did You Mean… results for the actual word. So, you found what you …

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Science says your moral outrage is just self serving BS

Your moral outrage isn’t fooling anyone but yourself. At least not anymore. Recently conducted research suggests that, as many of us have suspected all along, moral outrage expressed on behalf of the victim of perceived third party transgressions is often self serving. I’m pretty sure there are many ways in which this could be so …

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Alt right, man bun, and clicktivist among the latest words added to the dictionary

I was so hangry when we met at the Cat Café to celebrate our friendiversary with some superfoods that I hoped my man bun would distract from my dad bod and bitchface. Notice anything about that sentence? It represents the evolution of the English language. The good folks over at Dictionary.com announced this week that …

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