Help your neighbor…help yourself

16 Apr 2013 - 8:59am
Bonnie Le

Looking to improve your happiness, self-esteem and relationship satisfaction? Put down that self-help book and try working on your desire to help those in need.

New research from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) shows that people who are inclined to help others (who are communally oriented) experience positive emotions and social benefits that enhance their daily lives.

World's oldest dinosaur embryo bonebed yields organic remains

10 Apr 2013 - 1:17pm
Image of embryonic dinosaur

A 190-million-year-old dinosaur bonebed near the city of Lufeng, in Yunnan, China has revealed for the first time how dinosaur embryos grew and developed in their eggs.

The great age of the embryos is unusual because almost all known dinosaur embryos are from the Cretaceous Period. The Cretaceous ended some 125 million years after the bones at the Lufeng site were buried and fossilized.

Extreme weather, cancer drugs and dinosaur babies topics at Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series

8 Apr 2013 - 3:38pm
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Wild weather patterns, early Jurassic eggs and new cancer drugs are some of the topics that will be discussed at the spring 2013 Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series at Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Cres, Mississauga.

Homer's Odyssey: Behind the scenes at The Simpsons

2 Apr 2013 - 2:09pm

About 300 celebrities have appeared on The Simpsons, among them Paris Hilton, who, after being called a “moron” on the show, sent the writers a thank-you basket of cookies. Elizabeth Taylor once played baby Maggie, and her only line was “Daddy”, but it took nine takes because she kept using a sexy tone of voice. The one star who keeps turning down their invitations is Bruce Springsteen.

Health in the City event confronts increasing trend of obesity and disease

6 Mar 2013 - 9:25am

Research suggests that by 2025—if current health trends continue—1 in 6 residents in Peel will have diabetes, and our sedentary lifestyles and poor nutrition also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. Health in the City will tackle those risks and offer solutions on Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre, 3359 Mississauga Rd. N., U of T Mississauga.