‘There is no validity’: Unproven blood tests for food sensitivity widely offered in Canada

Two of Canada’s biggest labs promote and offer something known as IgG food tests at their labs, marketed as a way to test for food sensitivities. But medical experts call these blood tests “irrelevant,” “unvalidated” and “inappropriate” when it comes to tracking food intolerance.

Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial sensitivity training

The world’s biggest coffee company Starbucks has announced that it will close all of its company-owned cafes in the United States for one afternoon on May 29 to educate employees about racial bias. The announcement comes as the company tries to cool tensions following an incident in its Philadelphia store, in which two black men […]

‘Total lack of sensitivity:’ German pupil’s deportation to Nepal leaves classmates ‘traumatized’

German authorities came to a school and took a teenage pupil away right from her classes to deport her to Nepal later the same day, provoking an angry reaction from her classmates and teachers, who said they were “traumatized” by the incident. The ninth-grade pupil, identified as Bivsi Rana, 14, was deported from Germany to […]

What is ISO? A camera’s sensitivity to light explained, and how to use it

If you’re relatively new to digital photography, making sense of all the jargon can be a daunting task. That said, it’s also key to knowing your way around your camera and taking excellent photos. One of the most confusing settings is ISO, which is one of the three factors of exposure along with shutter speed […]