Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-LifeWatch

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-LifeWatch

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(Eating-Habits-Study)

Increasing workplace pressures and shifting attitudes toward meals have nearly 40 per cent of Canadians eating lunch at their desks.

The survey, conducted by Nova Scotia's Dalhousie University, found that 39 per cent of respondents ate at their desks, compared with 37 per cent who ate lunch at home, while the remaining 24 per cent eat in a cafeteria.

When it comes to dinner, Canadians are increasingly turning to ready-made meals or eating out at restaurants, with some 41 per cent of respondents reported doing so once or twice a week.

As for the most important meal of the day, the survey indicated women were three times more likely than men to skip breakfast.

Study author Sylvain Charlebois believes dietitians and nutritionists may have to adjust what kind of advice they give the public in light of changing habits. (The Canadian Press)

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(US-Choking-Game-Death)

A child in a New Jersey school has died as a result of the choking game, where kids seek to achieve euphoria by briefly stopping oxygen from reaching the brain.

Bernards Township Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian said in a letter this week to parents that the student engaged in the game also known as space monkey, the fainting game, or flatliner.

The superintendent recommended parents talk to their children and review the search history of their media devices, as he noted students ages nine-to-16 are vulnerable to experimenting with risky behaviour.

The superintendent also advised parents to monitor possible physical and emotional signs, including bloodshot eyes, mood swings, disorientation after periods of solitude and bruising around the neck. (The Associated Press)

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(US-Interracial-Marriage)

More and more Americans are marrying people of different races and ethnicities, reaching at least one-in-six newlyweds in 2015 -- the highest proportion in American history.

According to the Pew Research Centre, there are currently 11 million people -- or one-out-of-10 married people -- in the United States with a spouse of a different race or ethnicity.

This is a big jump from 50 years ago, when the U-S Supreme Court ruled interracial marriage was legal throughout the United States. …

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