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Aug 1, 2008
Bill of Health: Alternative Remedies
By Jessica Werb

The first time I met Dr. Yan Bin Ma was just over two years ago. For many months previous, I had been dealing with a baffling condition (the details of which I’ll keep to myself  ) that necessitated scans, invasive probing and various unpleasant encounters with myriad health-care practitioners, none of whom came up with an explanation.

Jul 1, 2008
The Down-Low on Herring Roe
Jessica Scharien

The crunchy eggs are exported primarily from Canada and Alaska with Japan as the primary market. The ingredient symbolizes fertility, family prosperity and luck and with historically low birth rates throughout the country of Japan, demand and cost for the delicacy are generally high. Head chef at Tojo’s Restaurant in Vancouver...

Dec 5, 2007
How to Ensure Your Mental Health
Vicki O’Brien

Lose the junk in your trunk If you are obese in middle age, you are twice as likely to develop dementia in later life. Combine that extra weight with high cholesterol and high blood pressure, and you are at...

Dec 1, 2007
Carbon Offsetting: Pardon My Emissions
Myles Murchison

Thus, according to EcoNeutral’s online “carbon calculator,” I am personally responsible for the emission of 5.61 tons of carbon dioxide – which, as Al Gore is quick to tell us, is a polluting greenhouse gas that’s causing our global climate to change. My 5.61 tons is at the low end of...

Nov 23, 2007
Mental Agility: Brain Boosters
Shannon Emmerson

You've read Vicki O'Brien's feature "No Brainer" -- now figure out for yourself how to keep yourself sharp and mentally agile. Only on BCBusiness Online: take your coffee break and troll through our list of favourite brain games to supercharge...

Nov 1, 2007
After Hours: Fly Fishing
As told to Jessica Werb

I’ve been fly-fishing pretty much exclusively for the last couple of decades, and just over a year ago I started spey casting, which is an old fly-fishing technique that uses an extremely technical two-handed casting style.

Jun 28, 2007
Shuffle Demons
Daniel Wood

The road to manhood passes through many way stations but almost inevitably includes time spent, sooner or later, in a place called Poker. For myself, the game began many decades ago with vaguely homoerotic basement contests of strip poker.

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