Quebec is expected to hold public hearings this fall on its controversial right-to-die legislation, tabled Wednesday in the national assembly.
Quebec’s landmark bill would open the door to allowing terminally ill patients to have a doctor administer medication to cause death.
The proposed legislation would apply only to patients over the age of 18 and English speaking, who are suffering from a terminal disease.
If it passes, it would be the first legislation of its kind in Canada.
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1073303-Clipart-3d-Sexy-Blond-Pinup-Woman-In-The-Nude-2-Royalty-Free-CGI-IllustrationEver find yourself sitting around dreaming of a brand new gigantic TV? Or a new computer? According to the Atlantic, those day dreams of expensive things might make you happier than actually buying them.
According to a few studies, the anticipation of buying something is really where we get our joy from. We still get satisfaction from buying something—retail therapy certainly tricks our brain into feeling better—but it’s the act of thinking about shopping that really works the best:
“Thinking about acquisition provides momentary happiness boosts to materialistic people, and because they tend to think about acquisition a lot, such thoughts have the potential to provide frequent mood boosts,” Richins wrote, “but the positive emotions associated with acquisition are short-lived. Although materialists still experience positive emotions after making a purchase, these emotions are less intense than before they actually acquire a product.”
The basic idea here is that the experience of thinking about buying, or even shopping itself, is far more enjoyable than the feelings that follow after we make that purchase. So, next time you’re looking for a little happiness boost, try day dreaming about that fancy new graphics you’ve been eyeing for months instead of actually buying it.
Canada’s central bank warned that housing prices in this country could be subject to “a sharper correction” than the so-called soft-landing now under way stemming from the globe’s chronic economic problem child: Europe.
Meanwhile, the bank reiterated earlier warnings that a glut of unsold new condos in Toronto could lead to an “abrupt correction in prices” in the next 12 to 30 months and spread to other segments of the housing market and the broader economy.
The wealthiest Canadians are no longer white men from old money.
In fact, most (67%) of the richest Canadians are self-made millionaires and almost half (48%) are either immigrants or first-generation Canadians.1057885-Royalty-Free-Clip-Art-Illustration-Of-A-Hairy-Nude-Shy-Man-Covering-Himself-Up-With-His-Arms“For generations, many have considered Canada to be a place that provides opportunities for those who are willing to move here and contribute to the growth of the country. The findings of this study confirm this long-standing belief,” said Alex Dousmanis-Curtis, senior vice-president of BMO Harris Private Banking, which commissioned the report.
“Today’s high-net worth Canadians, whether they were born here or have adopted Canada as their own, prove that hard work and an entrepreneurial spirit can result in prosperity and success.”
And women are making up a higher percentage of the wealthiest among us. One third, or 33%, of Canadian millionaires are women, up from 21% in 2010.
“Today’s women are controlling more and more wealth in Canada, and that number is increasing by eight percentage points annually,” Dousmanis-Curtis said.
Of these women, 40% make their own money, and 33% manage their own investments, compared to 59% of men.
“As an industry, we need to anticipate and exceed the unique needs of this diverse client base if we are to succeed.”
But one thing that hasn’t changed is the value of education. Without post-secondary school, the chances of bringing in the big bucks is slim. The vast majority (80%) of Canada’s richest have at least an undergraduate degree.
The survey 305 Canadian millionaires is accurate within 5.6 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
Well folks, seems Russell Brand doesn’t have a filter when it comes to talking about his sex life — or anything else, for that matter. The 38-year-old comedian held nothing back in a recent interview with HuffPost Live, spilling his thoughts on everything from gay marriage to the NSA to monogamy to the most orgasms he had ever had in a single day.
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“Once in Dublin, [I had] nine. And it wasn’t even in a day, it was an evening,” the British actor revealed. “It was crazy there. What a mental night it was. I felt exhausted the next day.”
(Russell shouldn’t be such a braggart…………………………….., he can’t hold a candle…………….., or a vibrator, to Jane Fonda!)