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Parts Of Canada Are Being Hit With Life-Threatening -65°C Wind Chills Right Now

It’s one of the coldest places on Earth right now.

Canada’s northern regions are facing the wrath of a polar vortex that has caused wind chills to plummet to as low as -70 C. Yes, -70. 

Such temperatures make those regions of Canada colder than Mars, which has an average annual temperature of around -62 C.

Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold weather alert for the town of Kugaaruk, Nunavut, which currently sits right in the heart of the polar vortex. People have been advised to stay indoors, especially younger children, older adults, individuals with chronic illnesses and outdoor workers due to high risks of hypothermia and freezing.

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Canadian Pharmaceutical Billionaires Were Murdered: Police

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian pharmaceutical billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered in a targeted killing, Toronto police said on Friday, but no one has been charged in their deaths.

Police disclosed that they were treating the case as a double murder, six weeks after a realtor found the Shermans dead. They were hanging by belts from a railing next to a swimming pool in their home, police said.

Toronto police homicide detective Susan Gomes said Friday she was “not going to discuss suspects” but believed the Shermans were targeted.

In a statement, the Sherman family said the double homicide designation “was anticipated by the Sherman family.”

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Women’s brains are more stimulated than men’s when aroused, study says

Female arousal is far from a simple matter.

You may have known this already, but now there’s a scientific study that proves just how complex a woman’s mind can be when it comes to intimacy.

As it turns out, a woman’s brain is far more stimulated than a man’s when they are aroused.

Researchers at McGill University in Canada conducted an experiment with 20 men and 20 women, each of whom was shown erotic film clips while their brains were linked to two scanners.

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The 11 Friendliest Cities In The World, According To Travelers

11. Salzburg, Austria

11. Salzburg, Austria

Score: 82.5 (tie)

It’s not difficult to see why Salzburg made the list. The beautiful city boasts “mountain vistas, mind-blowing architecture, and so much history,” and the people are “warm and friendly,” our readers gush.

It’s also very family friendly: “It’s like a living theme park, the perfect destination for young kids on their first trip to Europe,” one reader added. Plus, it’s home to the gorgeous Hotel Goldener Hirsch, one of Europe’s best hotels with the most helpful staff around.

11. Budapest, Hungary

11. Budapest, Hungary

Score: 82.5 (tie)

Budapest is “majestic, regal, and breathtaking,” with its “rich history and elegant buildings,” according to our readers. But it’s the “lovely, friendly people,” “courteous drivers,” and “youthfulness” that make the city special.

Our readers suggest heading to the Fisherman’s Bastion to get “a real feeling of local life.” In the summer, don’t miss the chance to mingle with the locals at one of Budapest’s now-famous “sparties,” which are held at the landmark SzĂ©chenyi Baths.

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The world’s most extraordinary hotels in pictures


Mihir Garh, Rajasthan 
“The fort sits in splendid isolation amid the Thar Desert near Jodhpur. It looks like an enormous sandcastle, a mirage, and is not just a unique place to stay; it’s a shrine to the artistic and architectural traditions of Rajasthan in general and Jodhpur in particular.”


Planet Baobab, Botswana
“Botswana’s Makgadigadi Pan comprises the world’s largest network of salt pans – a thirsty, mirage-inducing landscape of flat, shimmering expanses under hard blue skies. Halfway along the sole tarred road through this arid moonscape, a statue of an anteater towers at the dusty verge. It is a surreal sight, and an appropriate signpost for the distinctive Planet Baobab.”


Prendiparte B&B, Bologna, Italy
“A medieval high-rise turned romantic hideaway, the Torre Prendiparte is unlike anywhere else you’ll ever stay. The living area is on the first two floors and comprises a snug, classically-furnished living room, mezzanine bedroom, and kitchen. Above this is the former jail where you can still see graffiti left by prisoners on the 2m-thick walls.”


Qasr al Sarab, UAE
“Rising from the shifting sands, Qasr Al Sarab appears like a mirage on the edge of the vast Empty Quarter desert. Outside high crenellated walls echo fortresses of old. Inside rooms continue the dream of Arabian Nights with sumptuous fabrics, carved Islamic designs, woven rugs, wooden doors and metalwork lanterns.”


Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, Tasmania, Australia
“A stay at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge plunges you into the heart of Tasmania’s wilderness, with luxury that feels as organic as your surrounds. The cabins are nestled privately in the bushland, with wallabies bounding past the windows and wombats shuffling amid the trees.”


Free Spirit Spheres, British Columbia, Canada
“Suspended in the trees on sturdy guide ropes, Vancouver Island’s Free Spirit Spheres look like giant eyeballs peering deep into the British Columbia woodlands. Step inside and the handmade orbs – accessed via spiral rope staircases or slender steel bridges – are lined like comfy boat cabins with built-in beds and cabinets.”


Taskonak Hotel, Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey
“Göreme has dozens of beautiful cave-hotels but TaƟkonak manages to dish up the cave-suites and stupendous views Cappadocia is famous for without breaking your budget.”


Thonga Beach Lodge, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa
“One of few such lodges within the extraordinary 328,000 hectare iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a Unesco world heritage site.”


Saugerties Lighthouse, New York state, USA
“Saugerties Lighthouse is a historic 1869 landmark that makes a wonderful base for exploring the scenic Hudson valley. It is 100 miles north of New York City, and the red brick building has played a pivotal role in safely guiding steamboats, barges and other vessels safely along the Hudson river over the years. More recently (in the mid 1990s), the lighthouse was transformed into a two-room B&B, providing safe haven of a different sort.”


The Gibbon Experience Treehouse, Bokeo Reserve, Laos
“The tree houses erected by conservation group Animo are a thing of architectural wonder, straddling the giant trunks of strangler fig trees. But more extraordinary still is that to reach these vertiginous eyries you’ll have to trek through the fecund realm of the tiger, then catch a series of exhilarating zip lines strung across the forest canopy, before flying into your night’s accommodation.”

Barry Sherman: Murder unit to probe Canadian mystery deaths

Police in Toronto have confirmed that their homicide unit has taken over the investigation into the death of a Canadian billionaire and his wife.

Police are treating the deaths of Barry Sherman, 75, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found in their Toronto home on Friday, as “suspicious”.

An autopsy revealed both died from ligature neck compression, or strangulation with material.

Reports the case was being investigated as a murder-suicide angered the family.

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Barry Sherman: Family disputes reports on mystery double death in Canada

The family of a Canadian billionaire and his wife have hit back at reports surrounding their recent deaths.

Police are treating the deaths of Barry Sherman, 75, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found in their Toronto home on Friday, as “suspicious” but say no suspects are being sought.

Canadian media, citing police sources, say the case is being investigated as a possible murder-suicide.

But a family statement said no-one close to the couple believed this.

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