Way up north, another kind of oil controversy

Not many people have heard of Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, nor the Athabaskan Tar Sands. Not these days, anyway, with the Deepwater Horizon disaster spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But in Fort Chipewyan, the ongoing effects of bitumen oil extraction continue as the top news of the day.

Laugh your way to better health

As funny as it may sound, laughter may be the new exercise, according to American health researchers. "A term I like to use is called laughercise," said Dr. Lee S. Berk, a preventive care specialist and psychoneuroimmunology researcher.