By Kathryn Hudson The Kit Wed., Jan. 30, 2019 This seems like something I should know by now, since I’m in my 40s, but how often should I be showering? I normally shower every morning, and then often shower again in the evening, after working out. I have noticed my skin getting dry and sensitive though. Also, obviously, wasting water seems like a concern more and more these days. What’s the best way to save water, and not sacrifice on cleanliness? — Tina, Oshawa A weird thing happened a hundred years ago or so when indoor plumbing became a normal part of our collective cushy North American life: bathing was elevated from a ritual that’s performed semiregularly (much in the same grudging way I approach putting my children’s clothes away) to a defining moral attribute. Good, clean-souled people start their day off by washing away their sins with a long hot shower. The problem is that this makes no sense. While a hot morning … [Read more...] about Ask the Kit: Do I really need to shower every day?
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Asia India's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the government to list the steps it plans for the rescue of at least 15 miners trapped in a so-called "rat-hole" coal mine for three weeks in a remote hilly state, warning that "every second counts". 03 Jan 2019 05:50PM Bookmark NEW DELHI: India's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the government to list the steps it plans for the rescue of at least 15 miners trapped in a so-called "rat-hole" coal mine for three weeks in a remote hilly state, warning that "every second counts".The workers were ensnared on Dec. 13 when the illegal mine in the northeastern state of Meghalaya was flooded. Rescuers have so far only been able to find three helmets and two axes underground.The country's top court wondered why attempts to reach the miners had not yet been successful."Tell us by tomorrow, because for people who are trapped, every second counts," Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri told the federal government, represented by Solicitor-General … [Read more...] about India’s top court says ‘every second counts’ for miners trapped for three weeks
By Wendy Gillis Crime Reporter Mon., July 16, 2018 After finding human remains almost every day of the dig, Toronto police have completed a meticulous excavation behind a Leaside home linked to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. Earlier this month, a team of more than 20 investigators began combing through a steep, forested ravine behind the home on Mallory Cres., a location that’s become a key site in the largest forensic investigation in Toronto police history. That probe has only grown since July 5, when investigators uncovered human remains just hours into the first day of the search. Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga, the lead homicide detective on the case, said human remains were found virtually every day, though he stressed that could include something as small as, for example, a bone fragment or tooth. “We essentially recovered different parts every day that we were digging there,” Idsinga said in an interview Monday. Investigators … [Read more...] about Police found remains essentially ‘every day that we were digging’ in ravine behind home linked to Bruce McArthur
SINGAPORE: Each time he sets off on his regular Sunday morning walk with friends, Mr Ellil Mathiyan makes sure to bring along a small backpack filled with several necessities, including a bottle of water and a face towel.But instead of packing an energy bar for that added boost, he stashes something more essential - an extra stoma bag."I can always steal some food from the others!" he told Channel NewsAsia with a laugh.A rectal cancer survivor, Mr Mathiyan has had to rely on the stoma bag to collect his stools through an artificially created hole in his abdomen since an operation seven years ago. He has to wear a bag for the rest of his life, and carries an extra piece with him daily in case of emergencies.But that doesn't get in the way of the sprightly 59-year-old, who walks an average of 10km a day, swims regularly, goes dragon-boating and counts line-dancing as well as zumba among his other regular activities."When … [Read more...] about ‘Every day I wake up is a bonus’: The double cancer survivor set to trek the Gobi Desert
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said users are spending less time on the social network every day. The decline is due to changes that Facebook said it has made to improve the experience on the site and to eliminate problematic aspects of Facebook. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just did something practically unheard of during a quarterly earnings report: He bragged about changes that made people use his product less.“We made changes that reduced time spent on Facebook by roughly 50 million hours every day,” Zuckerberg said in a statement accompanying Facebook’s Q4 earnings on Wednesday.Zuckerberg did not specify what those changes were.But the comment underscores the difficult situation Facebook finds itself in, as its social network has come under fire for spreading misinformation and propaganda, as well as for incentivizing consumers to spend too much time on its site. Some critics have begun arguing that social networks like … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg boasts that changes to Facebook have caused people to spend 50 million fewer hours on the social network every day