winter

Salt doesn’t melt ice – here’s how it actually makes winter streets safe

 Salt doesn’t melt ice – here’s how it actually makes winter streets safe

Brrr … it’s cold out there! Children are flocking to the television in hopes of hearing there will be a snow day; the bread and milk aisles at grocery stores are empty because of an impending snow storm; and utility trucks are out spraying salt or salt water on the roads.

Seasonal affective disorder: your eye colour might be why you have the ‘winter blues’

Seasonal affective disorder: your eye colour might be why you have the ‘winter blues’

You’re not alone if colder weather and longer nights make you feel down. This well-known phenomenon, called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), might explain why people feel low, irritable, and lethargic in the winter months. For some, the condition can be serious and debilitating.