Post Tagged with: "United States"

Travellers in Israel enjoying their vacation. Image: alon klinger

Canadians Don’t Take Enough Vacation Time

Workers in Canada aren’t taking their vacations. A recent survey said that one-quarter of workers don’t take their full vacation time because they are afraid of having too much work to do when they get back.

by · June 26, 2014 · Health, News
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Obama Wants Tough New Anti-Pollution Law

Coal plants in the United States will have to cut their production of carbon dioxide (known as “carbon emissions”) by 30 per cent by the year 2030.

by · June 4, 2014 · Environment, News, Science
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Maya Angelou’s Work Will Live On

The current president of the United States named his daughter after her.

Her friends included civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., famous choreographer Alvin Ailey, singer Billie Holiday, talk show host Oprah Winfrey and former U.S. president Bill Clinton and she influenced millions around the world.

by · May 29, 2014 · Arts, News
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Unsold Food At Hockey Games Feeds Local Hungry

Ever wonder what happens to food that doesn’t sell at hockey games?

In Toronto and many cities across North America, it goes to feed the hungry.

by · May 15, 2014 · News
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Washington Monument Reopens To Public

One of the most famous structures in the world reopened after it being closed for repairs for nearly three years.

by · May 13, 2014 · News
12-year-old grade-five student Ji-Yoon Moon says the food culture in California is very different than in Korea.

Big Differences Between Korean and American Food Culture: Student

A student from South Korea says she was “shocked” at how differently food is treated in the United States compared with her homeland.

by · March 25, 2014 · Lighter, News
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Couple Finds Buried Treasure–In Their Backyard

A husband and wife struck gold last month… in their backyard.

The man and woman were walking their dog on their property in California when the woman noticed a strange looking, rusty can in the ground.

They started digging, and eventually uncovered eight metal cans. The cans were full of gold coins–1,427 of them.

It turns out that the coins are very valuable. In fact, they’re worth more than $10-million.

by · March 23, 2014 · Lighter, News
A boy votes in a "mock election" outside the Russian embassy in Ottawa. Image: Chrystia Chudczak, www.chrystiachudczak.com.

Crimea Has The World’s Attention

Some events are happening in Crimea and the world is taking notice of them.

The small peninsula of Crimea, attached to the country of Ukraine, sits in the middle of Europe. Crimea is about half the size of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia; about two million people live there.

Crimea is at the centre of a major political battle between Russia and Ukraine. The rest of world is watching that conflict closely.

by · March 18, 2014 · Breaking News, News, Politics
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Great Lakes Almost Frozen Over This Year

The Great Lakes were almost completely frozen over by March 2, with 90.5 per cent of their total surface covered in ice.

The five connected lakes are located on the border between Canada and the United States, in northeastern North America.

Although some sections of the lakes freeze each winter, usually only about 50 per cent of the water is covered with ice.

In 2012-2013, only about 38 per cent of the lakes was frozen over, and just 13 per cent was covered with ice in the winter of 2011-2012.

by · March 5, 2014 · Environment, News, Science
First lady of the United States Michelle Obama talks to American and British children about health and fitness. Image: Staff Sgt. Austin May

Fewer Young American Children Are Obese: Study

Obesity rates in young children in the U.S. have dropped by 43 per cent.

In this case, obesity means “very overweight,” which is not good for a person’s health.

Over the last 10 years, the number of young children in the U.S. who are obese has gone down by a lot.

In 2004, nearly 14 per cent of American children aged two to five were obese. In 2012 the number went down to 8.4 per cent.

by · February 27, 2014 · Health, News