Papaya Breakfast Boats with Yogurt and Granola

It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with smoothie bowls. We’ve tried—and loved!—a nostalgic PB&J blend, a seductive chocolate and raspberry fusion, and a beachy, tropical mango mix. But as much as we love healthy smoothies, we’re digging the idea of serving a much simpler treat with a delicious edible bowl. I’d rather eat it for breakfast, but let’s be real,…

Garlic and Herb Roasted Carrots

Garlic and Herb Roasted Carrots – these carrots are roasted to perfection with lots of garlic and herbs such as thyme, basil and oregano, creating the perfect side dish. Serves: 4 ingredients 1 lb fresh carrots, washed ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp dry oregano ½ tsp dry basil ½ tsp dry parsley ½ tsp dry…

Half measures aren’t enough to save caribou

Alberta is home to two of Canada’s imperilled caribou populations, the southern mountain and boreal woodland herds. Both are threatened with extinction. Under the federal Species at Risk Act, the boreal woodland caribou recovery strategy requires provinces to develop range plans by 2017, outlining paths to recovery. Because caribou need large, intact areas, degraded habitat must be…

Cinnamon Can Improve the Ability to Learn

Cinnamon has been used as a medicine for over 3,000 years. Modern studies confirm that this sweet and spicy bark can help with diabetes, digestion, and pain. But recent research reveals a potentially new function for cinnamon: improving our ability to learn. In a study published June 2016 in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, researchers found that…

What’s lost when we photograph life instead of experiencing it?

At a conference on June 14, Facebook executive Nicola Mendelsohn predicted that the social networking site would be “all video” within five years. “We’re seeing a year-on-year decline of text,” she said. “If I was having a bet, I’d say: video, video, video.” Meanwhile, a recent article in The New York Times chronicled the lives of a group of…