The BC SPCA's Vancouver branch is publicly thanking local animal lovers who donated a total of $16,730 to help Bobo, a toy poodle that needed expensive surgery to save his ...
It's the first carbon fibre-bodied convertible in Aston Martin's history and, like the coupe on which it is based, the Vanquish Volante is the ...
If you're out exploring British Columbia's wilderness for fun or for work, GeoBC has produced a useful tool to add to your mobile mapping kit.GeoBC's topographical maps are now available in a high-resolution electronic format, making it easy to view on mobile devices.While it's not an app, the new generation of Terrain Resource Information Management (TRIM) base map series is ...
MAN'S BEST FRIEND IS EXCLUDED FROM FEW PLACES - THE WORKPLACE TYPICALLY BEING ONE OF THEM.But moves are afoot (or should we say apaw?) to change that. Launched in the United Kingdom in 1996, followed by the U.S. in 1999, Take Your Dog to Work Day is designed to raise awareness about pet adoption, rescue groups and the role dogs play in our lives. Several studies suggest having pets at work ...
An estimated 5,000 paddlers are expected to hit the waters of False Creek this weekend as the 25th annual Dragon Boat Festival gets underway.It's a milestone organizers are rightfully proud of, and one they hope will go some way to convince city officials that the popular sporting and cultural event could use some help staying afloat.In particular, organizers have been lobbying the city in ...
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A 65-year-old camper who went missing near Harrison Lake on June 9 after reports that gunshots had been fired is believed to have drowned. Agassiz RCMP said Tuesday that a land and water search for Vancouver resident Raymond Salmen was initiated after police received complaints of shots being fired. Police believe Salmen was in need of help and fired shots to try to draw attention to himself. ...
Burnaby Mounties say an 85-year-old man is devastated over the theft of a bike he rode across Canada in the mid-1980s. Cpl. Rick Skolrood said the man kept the 10-speed Apollo bicycle mounted on the wall in his garage to remind him of his trip. On June 8, a thief broke into his detached garage in ...
A man allowed into Canada 17 years ago should be kicked out of the country because there is ample evidence he was part of an Asian criminal gang, says the federal ...
British Columbians driving to Seattle and further south will be relieved that a temporary bridge over the Skagit River is set to open today. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday announced that a temporary span on the Interstate-5 bridge across the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, Wash. will be ready for use today. After the span collapsed on May 23, Inslee set a goal of restoring it by mid-June. The ...
As calling cards go, it's about as unusual - and effective - as they get. That's because one of the ways Judy Kenzie advertises her new heirloom seeds business is to drive around Vancouver with a farm in the back of her ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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A new study from the University of British Columbia has shed light on how people become obsessed with forbidden pleasures.
The study showed that when people are forbidden from something, it takes on a new level of focus.
"Our findings show that when individuals are forbidden from everyday objects, our minds and brains pay more attention to them," said lead author Grace Truong, a graduate student in UBC's Dept. of Psychology.
"Our brains give forbidden objects the same level of attention as our own personal possessions," Truong added.
The study's most important finding, though, is that obsession is not as strong if others are also denied: when an object is forbidden to a group, the allure of the object drops dramatically.
This helps to explain why group diet techniques such as Weight Watchers can be more successful than dieting alone. It also offers important insights for compulsive hoarding and parents seeking to help their children's attachment to toys and other possessions.
For the study, groups of participants were shown images of everyday objects and told the objects were either theirs, someone else's, forbidden to them or forbidden to everyone. Using electronic brain imaging and memory tests, researchers found the forbidden objects were recognized as well as self-owned objects. ...
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