Call In The Women! Chrystia Freeland And Kamala Harris’s New Roles Respond To The Times

“Call in the women! Chrystia Freeland and Kamala Harris’s new roles respond to the times” by Peggy Nash, Ryerson University What a groundbreaking week this has been in North America, with great excitement about two appointments that shatter glass ceilings. In the United States, Senator Kamala Harris, former California attorney general, has just been nominated as … Read More

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Bipolar Disorder: Explainer – What Is It?

Bipolar Disorder – “Explainer: what is bipolar disorder?” by Greg Murray, Swinburne University of Technology During a manic episode, the main character of popular television series Homeland, CIA agent Carrie Mathison (played by Claire Danes) colour codes the evidence in a terrorism case, making vital links that could lead to a breakthrough. Creative insights such as … Read More

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The Canadian Senate Briefly Reached Gender Parity — Here’s Why It Matters

Senate. “The Canadian Senate briefly reached gender parity — here’s why it matters” by Elizabeth McCallion, Queen’s University, Ontario At the end of 2020, Canada quietly reached a milestone: our first-ever gender-equal house of Parliament, the Senate. Sen. Frances Lankin noted in December that there were 47 women and 47 men in the Senate. The … Read More

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Self-Discovery – When Was The Last Time You Went On The Mission?

Self-Discovery. People often learn something about themselves and may find that they have grown in some respect as a result of their struggle with loss and grief. People who have experienced BIGStuff loss and grief often have reported better relationships. They also have a greater sense of self-confidence even while feeling vulnerable. An increased sense of self-worth, … Read More

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Americans Are in a Mental Health Crisis – Especially African Americans. Can Churches help?

“Americans are in a mental health crisis – especially African Americans. Can churches help?” by Brad R. Fulton, Indiana University Centuries of systemic racism and everyday discrimination in the U.S. have left a major mental health burden on African American communities, and the past few years have dealt especially heavy blows. Data from the Centers for … Read More

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Thanksgiving: Study Explains Why We Give Without Receiving

Thanksgiving. “As we mark Thanksgiving, a study of entrepreneurs explains why we give without receiving” by Rekha Krishnan, Simon Fraser University and Rajiv Krishnan Kozhikode, Simon Fraser University From someone dropping off dinner at the doorstep of a neighbour with COVID-19 to an octogenarian in India giving up his oxygen bed for a middle-aged patient, … Read More

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