Being Single Could Increase Your Risk Of Heart Disease: Study

Even if marriage is sometimes more a bed of nails than roses, living into old age with a partner may help ward off heart disease and stroke, researchers said Tuesday. A sweeping survey of research conducted over the last two decades covering more than two million people aged 42 to 77 found that being hitched significantly reduced the risk of both maladies, they reported in the medical journal Heart. The study examined ethnically varied populations in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia, adding weight to the results. Compared to people living in spousal union, the divorced, widowed or never married were 42 per cent more likely to develop… Read More

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Gun Lobby’s Hijacking Of Gun Control Bill Feels Like A Betrayal

The sorry spectacle of pro-gun interests hijacking the legislative process surrounding Bill C-71 would make the NRA proud. Never did we expect to see the gun lobby’s agenda so pervasively influence the deliberations of the Commons Committee charged with reviewing the Liberal’s proposed gun control legislation. As the hearings come to an end, survivors of gun violence and families of victims cannot help but feel a bitter sense of betrayal by a system that is supposed to protect Canadians from preventable gun injury and death. Not only is C-71 devoid of any bold measures to combat the upward trends of gun-related crime, homicides and suicides, it barely fulfills Liberal election… Read More

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Perry Bellegarde Insists He’s Not Too Chummy With Trudeau As He Seeks Re-Election As AFN National Chief

OTTAWA — Experience usually helps when it comes to getting a job — except, it seems, when that job is at the helm of the Assembly of First Nations, where experience often seems more of a liability than an asset. Just ask Perry Bellegarde, the incumbent national chief of Canada’s most powerful Indigenous organization, who after three years in the role has rivals accusing him of being too chummy with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government. “Every national chief gets accused of being too close to the prime minister, to government,” Bellegarde said in a recent interview. “We have to have a relationship with policy and legislative decision-makers.”… Read More

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2-day food festival returning to Downtown Jersey City this weekend

Project: EATS will provide various local food vendors with music and games. Thousands are expected to attend a two-day beach-themed food festival in Downtown Jersey City this weekend. Project: EATS returns for its fifth summer at Grove and Montgomery streets on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The free event will feature music, games, and of course plenty of food choices. Attendees will be able to purchase ready-to-eat and take-home food options from more than 40 local food vendors. “People in Jersey City really appreciate the great food options that have popped up in the city over the past six years,” said MacAdam Smith, a member of… Read More

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Michael B. Jordan on MTV ‘best villain’ award: ‘I thought for sure Roseanne had that in the bag’

Jordan won best villain at the MTV Movie & TV Awards for playing Erik Killmonger in ‘Black Panther.’ The hit Marvel movie was a big winner at the awards show. Michael B. Jordan scooped up a golden popcorn award for best villain at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Monday. He received the honor for playing Erik Killmonger in the hit Marvel film “Black Panther.” But Jordan, 31, who grew up in the Weequahic neighborhood of Newark, started his acceptance speech with a crack about another celebrity. “I’m shocked that I won this award for best villain,” he said. “I thought for sure Roseanne had that in the bag,… Read More

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