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Beavers, Moose and Canoes?

All countries are known for certain things, whether it be industry, sports, foodstuff, or any of a variety of things. If you name a country, you can likely name the corresponding item. There may be some disagreement but in general some things are more associated with one country than another. Americans may play soccer and football, but European countries play football. Dumplings, perogis, raviolis, mantis are all country-specific . So how is it that Canadians are back to snow, beavers, moose and

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The Home Team Advantage

Even if you’re not a sports fan, there are certain times of the year when you can’t help but be aware: Super Bowl and the World Series come to mind. (The latter is a total misnomer as only two countries are represented). Sports especially team sports let you compete without getting sweaty and more importantly lets you “belong”. Strangers bond just by their shared love of a particular team. But where and when does the team affiliation and loyalty come

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Living the Life

Snow Day

Weather. Everyone talks about it, complains about it, and sometimes even enjoys it. In winter, probably the happiest words for any kid other than Christmas and Halloween are “snow day”. Of course it’s all a matter of perspective and latitude.

It seems logical that the Great White North should get lots of snow but as people who live in Buffalo can tell you, they have Toronto beat for inches/centimeters. Similarly, for a city used to frequent and heavy snowfalls like Boston or Chicago, shutting down the city when there’s a few inches on the ground is a little excessive — just

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