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Social satire was the rage during the first televised federal leaders' debate

First TV debate inspires Twitter storm of political satire

People turned to their computers and mobile devices during Canada's first federal leaders' debate organized by Maclean's magazine.

Five reasons to hate quinoa, the trendy health food

Quinoa is touted by health food evangelists as a superfood -- but that doesn't mean everyone has to love it.

The Ease of Laze: Ghostbustin'

What would it look like if Ghostbusters was real?

Happy Labour Day picnic tips

Where better to spend a labour-free weekend than on the grass? Author of Picnic in Pisticci, Tina Powell shares tips to keep in mind for the most fun and easy picnic possible: 1. Remember...

Peanut gallery livens up an overly scripted campaign

Candidates may suffer from fear of frivolity, but Twittering sidekicks don't.

How a second childhood changed Rupinder Gill's life

Indo-Canadian humorist writer Rupinder Gill's debut book, On the Outside Looking Indian, is a light-hearted and often self-deprecating memoir that weaves anecdotes of her unique childhood...

No love for pigeons from this old geezer

Don’t be fooled by their soft cooing and iridescent necks, pigeons aren’t so much birds as they are a multi-platform disease dispensing system.

The Clean Bin Project movie airs today

Jen and Grant want you to know that their movie "The Clean Bin Project" is that rare bird: a feel-good eco-documentary. People leave smiling, well entertained, and with insight into the incident of th

Two world wars and one World Cup?

As the 2010 World Cup kicks off (literally), many sponsors are playing on the often not-so friendly national rivalries.

Olympics Mascots Quatchi and Sumi Go Green

Miga's cousins Quatchi & Sumi caught training before the games began. But what exactly are they training for?