Late Night Snacking Can’t be bad! Or Can It?

Sporkman Craving (c) KatrinaTheLamia CC BY-SA 3.0 Let's admit it. We have all gone through this before. You are laying down on the sofa watching your favourite T.V. show, but suddenly, you are craving for snacks. You try to resist, but the food is only steps away from your reach! The … [Read more...]

Do sounds make you high? The reality of I-dosing

Sound© LuisLima89989, CC BY-SA 3.0 Introduction What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear about someone getting high? Likely some street drug right? Maybe it is time to tweak that a bit. Today, let's set that aside as there is a new drug making its way into this world: Binaural … [Read more...]

How was Earth Proven to be Round?

The planet Earth is a sphere. This is a common fact for you and me. However, what makes me wonder is, how did people back in time prove that Earth has a spherical shape when they had no aid of technology such as satellites to provide measurements and data? With this question in mind, I briefly … [Read more...]

Cornering on a Bike- Where is the point of no return?

I love cycling and as an elite cyclist I have to corner lots at high speeds. I am definitely more nervous about sliding out (the tires slipping causing the bike to slide out from under you) when I hit a turn at full speed but when do I need to be so worried? What is the actual point where a … [Read more...]

Spill the beans about coffee!

Chevanon Photography I have a confession to make. As I sit here typing my blog post, I'm half sipping my cup of coffee. But how bad is caffeine addiction really? It helps me stay up late to finish an assignment, it gives a good boost before my soccer game.  According to the … [Read more...]

Should we All Take Vitamin Supplements?

Vitamin Supplement Tablets (c) Ragesoss, CC BY 2.0 When I'm in a pharmacy, I sometimes get nosey and look into customers shopping baskets to see what they are buying.  One of the products that I notice fly off the shelves the most are vitamin supplements. Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, … [Read more...]

What are the long term effects after a concussion?

A diagram on the forces on the brain in concussion (c) Patrick J. Lynch (CC BY 2.5 CA) Concussions are traumatic brain injuries that disrupt your brain functioning.  They 're usually caused by an extreme hit to the head or anything that could cause your brain to shake. This topic … [Read more...]

What happens to your body when you pull an all nighter?

Tired Student (c) by CollegeDegrees360  (CC BY-SA 2.0) If you went to school, you may have had to pull an all-nighter at least once in your life, whether it was to study for that big test or complete the project you left to do until the night before it was due. We all know that pulling … [Read more...]

Why Are Bees Dying?

Have you noticed the dwindling umber of bees in Vancouver over the past few years? Just in my lifetime, I have watched the number of bees that populated my small, but luscious garden decrease. I used to be scared opening my gate, with lavender bushes filled with honeybees pouring over our walkway. … [Read more...]

The Truth Behind Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses (c) BPW, CC BY-SA 3.0 As a kid, I was always proud of having a 20-20 vision. However, my vision began to worsen in grade six and I started to wear glasses. My optometrist suggested me to wear them temporarily, but, I eventually grew to wear them permanently. Now, I am … [Read more...]