For humans, a hug is nurturing and builds trust and a sense of safety. But your dog may not feel the same way. Leaning against or reaching around dogs can feel threatening to them, says Prof. Lee Niel, Col. K. L. Campbell Chair in Companion Animal Welfare at U of G’s Ontario Veterinary College. “What
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Why should I consider buying “ugly” produce?
The next time you go grocery shopping, don’t turn up your nose to an asymmetrical apple or a forked carrot; they’re just as nutritious as more perfect-looking produce and they cost less. Loblaw introduced “Naturally Imperfect” produce last year, offering up to a 30-per-cent discount to whet consumers’ appetites. The line has since expanded to
My lawn is overrun with weeds – what can I do?
If the grass is always greener on the other side of your fence, plant agriculture professor Katerina Serlemitsos Jordan has tips to help you grow your own healthy lawn. An avid golfer, she has a PhD in turf pathology and now works with golf courses, athletic fields and sod farms to diagnose and treat lawn
Is it safe to eat foods past the ‘best before’ date?
It’s a common food dilemma: the “best before” date on your packaged salad is tomorrow. Does that mean you have to eat it today? Will it become dangerous tomorrow at midnight? Not likely, says food science professor Keith Warriner. The best before date refers to the shelf life of an unopened product — once the
Professor Stephen Lewis on the scope and nature of self-injury
Prof. Stephen Lewis, Department of Psychology, was 15 when he first self-injured by cutting himself. In a TEDx talk delivered earlier this year, Lewis describes how bullying led to a major depression and how over time he became suicidal. The road to recovery was long and difficult, but “I can let others know that as