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Barbie® has a new look and a different shape. Image: Mattel

New Barbies Have Different Body Shapes Than Before

Barbie dolls have a particular look to them. They’re thin, tall, long-legged… and virtually unlike any real human being.

by · January 31, 2016 · Kids, News
Justin Trudeau adresses the media at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Image: Justin Trudeau (Facebook)

World Economic Forum Aims “To Improve The State Of The World”

Last week, politicians and business leaders from around the world met in Switzerland to “improve the state of the world.” The meeting is called The World Economic Forum and it happens once a year.

by · January 24, 2016 · News, Politics
David Bowie in 2002. Image: Photobra|Adam Bielawski

Rock icon, David Bowie, changed the face of music

The stars look very different today.
David Bowie, one of the world’s most famous musical artists, has passed away at the age of 69, from cancer.

by · January 17, 2016 · Entertainment, News
Biggest Lottery Prize Ever, Up For Grabs: $1.3B US

Biggest Lottery Prize Ever, Up For Grabs: $1.3B US

On Wednesdays, the Powerball Lottery organization will choose six random numbers. At $1.3B, this week’s Powerball Lottery jackpot is the largest of any lottery jackpot in history.

by · January 10, 2016 · News
The first plane carrying refugees from Syria flies in to Toronto's Pearson Airport. Image courtesy Tom Podolec.

Canada Welcomes Syrian Refugees To Their New Home

Something thoroughly Canadian is happening–the country is welcoming the first of 25,000 Syrian refugees. And the Prime Minister was at the airport to welcome them to their new home.

by · December 14, 2015 · News
Changes To The Canadian Senate

Changes To The Canadian Senate

Canada’s new prime minister plans on changing the way Senators are chosen.

by · December 6, 2015 · News, Politics
The Word Of The Year — Isn’t One

The Word Of The Year — Isn’t One

This year, the word of the year isn’t a word at all. It’s a picture. Or, more correctly a pictograph. It’s also known as an emoji.

by · November 30, 2015 · Lighter, News
Justin Trudeau at APEC 2015. Image: Radio Television Malacañang (RTVM)

Trudeaumania All Over Again?

Canada’s new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is getting a lot of attention around the world. Do you know why? (kid-friendly news article)

by · November 22, 2015 · News, Politics
Outpouring Of Support For France

Outpouring Of Support For France

People around the world are expressing encouragement and support for the people of France. In particular, for the people in its capital city, Paris.

by · November 15, 2015 · Breaking News, News
Trudeau Cabinet 2015

“Because It’s 2015.”

Canada’s brand-new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is shaking things up a bit. Justin Trudeau’s cabinet is made up of 15 women and 15 men (plus Trudeau). For the first time in Canada’s history, half of the Prime Minister’s closest advisors are women.

by · November 8, 2015 · News, Politics