The polar vortex engulfing the US has left 21 people dead. Here’s why events like this might be getting more common.

AP The polar vortex swept parts of the US Midwest and East Coast this week, forcing millions of Americans to contend with subzero temperatures.  The polar vortex is an area of circulating cold air that rings the planet’s North and South poles. Sometimes that vortex destabilizes, sending surges of Arctic air south. Windchill temperatures were as […]

Royal Travel: The Queen does not sit by Prince Philip during flights – here’s why

The Queen’s official excursions have seen Elizabeth II travel across the globe, to more than 120 countries, since the age of 21. Now 92, the UK monarch is considered paramount in the maintenance of national relations between states, diplomacy and sometimes, a peace broker. She is often accompanied by other members of the royal family […]

​Millions of Canadians are at risk of sleep apnea — here’s why so few realize it

One in three Canadians sleep less than the recommended seven to nine hours per night. The culprit could be too much screen time, stress or caffeine, but few Canadians realize their daytime doziness may be directly caused by a condition called sleep apnea that can have serious health ramifications.

Most people like PopSockets phone grips, but I think they’re overrated — here’s why I prefer the Speck GrabTab instead

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Connie Chen/Business Insider While many of my colleagues and friends love their PopSockets grips, I think they’re overrated.  In my experience, the Speck GrabTab ($ 9.95) is a […]

EastEnders CANCELLED: BBC soap WON’T air tonight – Here’s why

EastEnders will not air in its usual 8pm slot this evening, which will no doubt leave many viewers disappointed. The BBC soap has been cancelled due to the FA Cup, which will see Wolverhampton Wanderers play against Liverpool. The match kicks off at 7.45pm meaning the football will take up much of tonight’s schedule on […]

Oscars 2019: Kevin Hart ‘will NOT return to host’ – here’s what’ll happen instead

Hart was initially unveiled as the presenter of the iconic awards bash late last year, until a huge homophobia furore erupted – based on clips from his stand-up routines and numerous tweets with derogatory language from several years ago. He stepped down, leaving the Oscars officially host-less. But the row returned to prominence this week […]

The Walking Dead season 9 spoilers: AMC series to differ MORE from comics – here’s how

The Walking Dead fans are forever confused as to how much time has passed in the series. With numerous time jumps and no concrete sense of place, it seems the AMC show could be taking place in any time.  And now it has been revealed there may be a slight variation between the comic book […]