For many of us, Monday to Friday races by in a blur. We know it can be a struggle to delve beyond the big headlines and keep on top of all the interesting stories out there. We’re here to lend a hand: In case you didn’t see them the first time, a collection of stories you may have missed this week on globeandmail.com.
Life after Dragons’ Den
You can find just about anything on Kijiji – a couch, concert tickets, and even a former Dragon. W. Brett Wilson, the Calgary banker of Dragons’ Den fame, is looking to sell some of his assets and is using the free classified site to do so. Looking for some decorative lamps or a stylish business bag? Mr. Wilson’s got a deal for you. Former show contestants, here’s your chance to get some payback and tell him you’re “out.”
Therapists to the stars, and now you
You can dress like the stars, diet like the stars and now you can use the therapy of the stars. L.A. psychotherapists Barry Michels and Phil Stutz have helped A-listers alleviate anxieties, combat negative thinking and regain motivation through a variety of tools described in their new book. And you can forget hours of analyzing how mom or dad treated you in childhood. Their methods are all about practical techniques patients can immediately begin using. You can start with the examples found here.
Pin it to win it
Michelle Obama joined the social photo-sharing site Pinterest this week by sharing about a dozen pictures, including a shot of the White House garden, the President showing his daughters how to skip rocks, and a wedding photo. The Obama campaign, of course, is hoping these “pins” will translate into votes (women account for 82 per cent of Pinterest’s active users) in November. As for the President’s opponents, Ann Romney has been on Pinterest for months (and there’s a lot of red, white and blue desserts). Check out the pinboards for yourself here.
Reading the Riot Boards
After Vancouver erupted into riots following the Canucks’ Game 7 loss in the Stanley Cup final, residents shared their feelings of shame and shock through written messages on the plywood boards that were installed over broken windows. A year later, those boards – with notes that include this musing from a Grade 6 class: “There is always next year. Why riot?” and a drawing of the infamous kissing couple – have become an exhibit at the Museum of Vancouver. The museum’s curator sees them as a physical manifestation for the social media generation.
A petroglyph’s homecoming
It took 86 years, but a six-tonne boulder has finally made its way home. Taken by a prospector in 1926 from native territory near Crow’s Bar, B.C., the petroglyph spent years in Stanley Park and the Museum of Vancouver. Globe photographer John Lehmann followed the rock’s journey. See his striking photos here.