Year: 2010

It takes a village to lose a tonne
When Dr. Ali Zentner arrived in the small town of Taylor, B.C., she found a big problem. A big fat problem.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Technology helps control impulses
Dan Nainan can’t trust himself to work at his computer without clicking on distractions, so he uses an Internet-blocking program to shut down his web access twice a day.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Doing better next year
This ought to be a record. We haven’t entered the new year yet and I’ve already discovered I may have to recant a resolution.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Build your own damn pool
I was disappointed on Dec. 27 to read in the Red Deer Advocate that a consultant has been hired by the City of Red Deer to create a pool concept.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Christianity needs to change
A group in Red Deer is attempting to recruit new members into its ranks. This group is not new and it is not just one large group; it is a conglomeration of smaller groups that are all competing with each other.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Even Dr. Oz has to fight temptation
Dr. Mehmet Oz touts tips for wellness on his popular daytime show, but even the health-conscious heart specialist isn’t immune from indulging his sweet tooth during the holidays.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Gulliver should have stayed home
The verdict on Jack Black’s mock-rock take on Gulliver’s Travels? Not too Swift. But that’s hardly the point when the Hollywood comedy sausage factory cranks out a kids’ movie loosely based on a classic tale like Jonathan Swift’s 18th-century satire.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

No network, no problems
Sweeping sword-and-sandal epics seem to be all the rage, including The Tudors, Spartacus: Blood and Sand and the forthcoming The Borgias, which airs this spring.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Korean food is the new Thai
Chinese, Japanese and Thai foods have long been popular in Canada, but now it seems that Korean cuisine is the new rising star.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Switchboard – December 31
The Hub on Ross will host a concert at 6 p.m. for the Central Alberta Diversity Association. Event features Majid Qiyam with his eclectic mix of Afghan fold, Indian classical and western music.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Modern Miami
For travellers looking for respite from South Beach clubs and the oh-so-chic Design District, the offbeat Miami Modern District — also known as MiMo — offers a welcome change of pace.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Some doctors work while fatigued
Doctors who are on-call and awake all night working should inform daytime elective surgery patients of their sleep-deprived status, an article in a prestigious medical journal says.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010