Global Post: “When Adolf Hitler creeps into your home movies”
ARTICLES / Canada / Germany / United States

Global Post: “When Adolf Hitler creeps into your home movies”

Ann Major recently decided to digitize her grandfather’s movies. That’s when she found a little surprise. One of the films happens to include footage of Adolf Hitler at a military parade. Her grandfather Ralph H. Major was an American doctor teaching medicine in Munich in the 1930s, when he captured the scene. “People were watching … Continue reading

Global Post: “Why rabies and tetanus are back in Ukraine”
ARTICLES / Ukraine

Global Post: “Why rabies and tetanus are back in Ukraine”

When 5-year-old Nadia Savushkina cut her leg on a tree this summer, her Ukrainian doctors cleaned her wound with hydrogen peroxide — and didn’t mention anything about a tetanus vaccine. Three weeks later, the girl fell down and couldn’t get up again. She couldn’t eat, she couldn’t speak. Then the muscle spasms began. Her head … Continue reading

Global Post: “At this Canadian camp, 8 years old isn’t too young for girls to ‘turn heads’”
ARTICLES / Canada

Global Post: “At this Canadian camp, 8 years old isn’t too young for girls to ‘turn heads’”

Should girls be learning hot beauty tips before they reach puberty? One Canadian summer camp aims to teach kids just that — from the age of 8. Girls who attend Clin d’œil sur la mode — “Wink at Fashion” — summer camp in Quebec will learn to coordinate their outfits, hair and makeup, differentiate between … Continue reading

Public Radio International: “A synagogue is born in a little Polish town, but no Jews are left”
ARTICLES / Poland

Public Radio International: “A synagogue is born in a little Polish town, but no Jews are left”

Krakow, Poland – (Global Post) A small town in Poland is building a wooden synagogue — more than 70 years after the Nazis burned all the country’s wooden Jewish temples to the ground. Thing is, there aren’t any Jews left in the town of Bilgoraj. Even the retired businessman who came up with the idea, … Continue reading

USA Today: “Montreal wants complete ban on plastic water bottles”
ARTICLES / Canada

USA Today: “Montreal wants complete ban on plastic water bottles”

MONTREAL, Canada — (Global Post) This city is gearing up for a fight against one of the most tasteless beverages money can buy. Montreal’s mayor wants to fully ban plastic-bottled water — potentially making this the first metropolis to do so. Mayor Denis Coderre made the surprise announcement in February: after Montreal’s ban on disposable … Continue reading

Toronto Star: “Can Moldova’s men give up their cigarettes?”
ARTICLES / Moldova

Toronto Star: “Can Moldova’s men give up their cigarettes?”

 CHISINAU, Moldova —  (Global Post) Europe’s poorest country will soon have one of the world’s harshest anti-smoking laws. Next year, Moldova will make it illegal to smoke not only in restaurants, schools, buses, trains and hospitals — but also in prisons, at playgrounds and amusement parks, in stadiums, public squares, and even in cars if … Continue reading