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Solo female adventure travel is on the rise; Kodak brings film back to life; Most psychotic places in the US; Reporter, by Seymour Hersh; Where are my keys?; AI predicting when a patient will die

17 skippers arrive in Les Sables d’Olonne for start of Golden Globe Race

Travel to Canada is on the rise again. Because of Chinese tourists. China is now the second biggest source of tourists. The U.K. has dropped a spot. The U.S. is still Canada’s largest source of tourists.

Women are becoming more adventurous travellers—and doing it alone.

  • Solo female travel, on the whole, is on the rise. And women tend to be more adventurous than men in regards to international travel.

Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean and turned away by Italy and Malta have arrived in Spain. Thank you Spain.

A travel writer raised in Yugoslavia goes back to search for her lost country two decades after it fell apart.

Book excerpt: “Reporter: A Memoir” by Seymour Hersh – Available at and

Inside the facility where Kodak brings film back to life.

Why did I go into my bedroom? Forgetting why you entered a room is called the “Doorway Effect”.

A recently published psychological study concluded that people’s opinion of themselves increases after they practice yoga and meditation.

A new study ranks US states in order of psychopathy.

  • Connecticut wins the dubious award, followed by California, New Jersey, New York, Wyoming, and Maine.

Murphy also included the District of Columbia in his research, and found it had a psychopathy level far higher than any other state. But this finding is an outlier, as Murphy notes, as it’s an entirely urban area and cannot be fairly compared with larger, more geographically diverse, US states. That said, as Murphy notes, “The presence of psychopaths in District of Columbia is consistent with the conjecture found in Murphy (2016) that psychopaths are likely to be effective in the political sphere.”

Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die.

Instagram’s wannabe-stars are driving luxury hotels crazy – Do we live in an age where everyone thinks they are wonderful and shouldn’t need to earn their way?

World Health Organization classifies ‘gaming disorder‘ as mental health condition.

MIT’s Career Development Handbook.

June 18

1812: The U.S. declares war on the United Kingdom. Following President James Madison’s recommendation, Congress declared war on Great Britain in response to the forced induction of American sailors into service with the Royal Navy, and ongoing British support for Aboriginal peoples on the American frontier.

1964: Bill 16 granted women in Québec the legal ability to act independently of their husbands, that is, to make decisions without their husband’s approval.

1983Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.

1990: Nelson Mandela addresses the Canadian Parliament, only four months after he is released from prison.

Happy Father’s Day

Miss you Dad.

The retreat of western democracies

The next generation of National Geographic Explorers.

Eight hours a night isn’t enough.

He praises Russia’s Putin. He praises the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte. He praises North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Now he is considering pulling out of the UN’s Human Rights Council. Tell me democracy is not under assault.

Italy, another democracy under assault, is about to kill the Canada-EU trade deal.

After 25 years on the job, Rob Rogers, an editorial cartoonist with The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, was fired for making fun of Trump. Is that what editorial cartoonists are suppose to do?


Canoeing up British Columbia’s Inside Passage from Washington to Alaska

Canada is a real threat to the national security of the US: caribou and moose need more room to roam; Sailing around the world solo; Ski to the North Pole; Mediterranean diet study is crap; Chocolate milk banned from schools

Canada is a real threat to U.S. national security, eh? 

“The caribou and moose need more room to roam and, although the Canadians already have access to the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic, they have yet to gain access to the Gulf of Mexico. The annexation of the United States is clearly in their sights.” – John de Figueiredo, professor of Law, Strategy, and Economics at Duke University

53% of millennials expect to become millionaires.

Personal guilt and corporate pressure mean people take far less vacation and time off than they need.

The negative effects of business travel include irregular sleep, low-quality food, stress, hampered productivity, poor performance, and reduced wellness.

Due to faulty study on the oil and fish-heavy diet, the heart health benefit claims of the Mediterranean diet were retracted. The study undermined evidence that the Mediterranean diet prevents heart attacks.

Alexa speaks French.

New Brunswick has become the first Canadian province to ban chocolate milk and fruit juice from schools.

Sunday Times Golden Globe Race 50-year anniversary parade of sail in pictures. 50 years ago Sir Robin Knox-Johnston set out from Falmouth, UK in his 32 foot yacht named Suhaili to become the first man to sail solo non-stop around the world. 50 years later, the second Golden Globe Race will set off from Les Sables d’Olonne France  on Sunday July 1.

President Trump wants “his people” to listen to him like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s people listen to him.

June 15

1846: The United States and Great Britain sign the Oregon Boundary Treaty, establishing the 49th parallel to be the boundary between British North America and the US from the crest of the Rockies to the middle of the channel between Vancouver Island and the mainland. It created a settlement with which Canada and the US could live in harmony. // Hopefully that continues past 2018.

1987: Ontario passes North America’s first pay-equity legislation. The new rules affect 1.7 million working women.

1995: Arctic adventurers Richard Weber and Dr. Mikhail Malakhov became the first to ski from Canada to the North Pole and back unsupported. The Canadian engineer and Russian doctor travel 1,500 kilometres across floating pack ice without the help of sled dogs, snowmobiles or food drops.

Watch: Sailing along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

From Patagonia:

“The Earth is a source of life, it’s not a resource.”

Watch: The threat to Tasmania’s Takayna region

From Patagonia:

Watch: Northern Norway

Watch: Tine Mena summited Mount Everest. Now, she’s inspiring others to explore

Watch: Enchanted Myanmar

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