Let’s face it: 3 p.m. is the cruellest time of the workday. The morning latte has worn off, and the post-lunch crash has you staggering around like an extra from a George A. Romero flick. That’s why, each weekday at 3:01 p.m., we present you with a video hand-picked to kick-start your heart. If the following clip doesn’t bring you temporarily back to life and help get you through the rest of the afternoon, chances are you’re dead inside.
Today’s offering: Chances are, like us, Christmas has left you so goddamn bankrupt, you are now reduced to being a window shopper. Not only that, you're standing on the street mad as fuck, looking at all the shit you can't buy. If so, this one is for you, even though Curtis Jackson doesn't seem overly sympathetic to your plight.
Just in time for warmer temperatures, HUB Bike to Work Week returns to Metro Vancouver from May 26 to June 1.
HUB encourages cyclists of all levels to participate in Bike to Work Week by offering online tools to track commutes and a chance to win prizes, including seven brand new bicycles. During the week-long event, participants can visit HUB celebration stations for free coffee, bicycle tune-ups, and daily giveaways. Start an office team and challenge your co-workers to get some fresh air and exercise on their daily commute.
U.S. endocrinologist Norman Spack treats transgender youths with hormone replacement therapy to "put puberty on hold". He shared what he's learned at TEDxBeaconStreet 2013.
For instance, when he confused gender identity with sexual orientation, Spack's patients told him: "Sexual orientation is who you go to bed with. Gender identity is who you go to bed as."
The Morgentaler clinic in Fredericton, the only private abortion clinic in New Brunswick, announced on April 10 that it will close in late July after a 20-year battle with the provincial government for funding.
The province, which has the most restrictive abortion policies in Canada, is the only one in the nation that will not cover abortions at a private abortion clinic.
There are only two New Brunswick hospitals where abortion services are provided but the province will only pay for abortions if a woman gets approval from two doctors who deem the procedure "medically necessary".
A string of stickers have been showing up on Vancouver buses recently reminding commuters of the importance of happiness.
Marked with the hashtag #HappierVancouver, these clever signs are designed to blend in with official transit postings on local buses.
While they are technically graffiti—and probably a transit offense, possibly "9. Damage, remove or tamper with equipment on vehicle or other transit property"—I can't help but love them to pieces.
If you'd like to ride the Sea to Sky Gondola all summer long, it'll cost you $99. Well, that's the adult price for a 2014 summer season pass for the Squamish sightseeing gondola, which is set to open on May 16.
Passes, now on sale, will be good for unlimited rides between opening day and October 13. The price is $249 for families (two adults and two kids), $69.95 for youths, and $39.95 for children. (Kids under six will get on for free.)
In late 2013, Sea to Sky Gondola sold a limited number of annual passes for the same prices.
A documentary film about veganism is about to have its Vancouver premiere.
Here's how the Live and Let Live website describes the 80-minute film (featuring Peter Singer, Tom Regan, Gary Francione, T. Colin Campbell, and Jonathan Balcombe):
Note to bigots: resistance is futile.
In the past, companies and networks often bowed to complaints from the public about the depiction of LGBT people, interracial marriage, and anything that was basically normal life but certain people with not enough bran in their diet (or something like that) didn't want to see.
The tide has turned.
Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Irish rock musician and humanitarian Bob Geldof, has died at the age of 25.
Kent Police has issued a statement saying she passed away suddenly in her home in Wrotham in Kent. According to police, the death is "unexplained".
Peaches Geldof was the second daughter of Paula Yates and Geldof, who was Georgia Straight music editor in the mid 1970s. Yates, a writer and television presenter, died in 2000 of a heroin overdose.
Peaches Geldof was married to musician Thomas Cohen.
They had two sons: Astala Dylan Willow, who's nearly two years old, and Phaedra Bloom Forever, who will be one on April 24.
It seemed too good to be true: A kale-centric shop opening in Vancouver.
On March 31 and April 1, a “new” company called Brassica & Co. sent bouquets of kale and T-shirts silkscreened with “Kale heure est-il?” to members of the media, announcing that a boutique specializing in kale-derived and kale-inspired products would soon be open in Gastown.