How Cultural Diversity Can Help To Boost Body Confidence

“How cultural diversity can help to boost body confidence” by Héctor González-Jiménez, University of York Sadiq Khan, the London mayor, recently announced that he will ban all adverts on London transport that “demean people, particularly women, and make them ashamed of their bodies”. The mayor, a father of two teenage daughters, warned that certain ads could … Read More

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Time And Money – The Biggest Hurdles To Healthy Eating

“Time and money – the biggest hurdles to healthy eating” by Tiff-Annie Kenny, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa Philippe Couillard, the freshly defeated Quebec premier, made headlines during the election campaign when he suggested a family of three — comprised of one adult and two adolescents — could feed themselves for $75 a week. While Couillard eventually … Read More

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Childhood Adversity Is A ‘Cause Of Causes’ Of Adult Illnesses And Mental Health Problems

“Childhood adversity is a ‘cause of causes’ of adult illnesses and mental health problems” by Robert Maunder, University of Toronto and Jon Hunter, University of Toronto Every day we are exposed to things like pollution and ultraviolet light which increase our risk of illness. Many people take on additional risks — due to tobacco smoke, fast … Read More

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Daughters Are More Willing To Sacrifice For Their Mothers

“Daughters are more willing to sacrifice for their mothers than for their romantic partners” by Beverley Fehr, University of Winnipeg With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it seems timely to think about the kinds of relationships that mothers have with their children and, conversely, the kinds of relationships that children have with their mothers. In … Read More

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The Fallout From Mental Health Stigma

  “The Fallout From Mental Health Stigma” by Sonia Devine What is Stigma? Stigma is the use of stereotypes and labels when describing someone, and it is often attached to people who suffer from mental health issues. We don’t fully understand how the brain works yet, but one thing we DO know is that it … Read More

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“Instagram Therapy” And How Women Use Social Media For Mental Health Support, Solidarity

“Instagram therapy” and how women use social media for mental health support, solidarity by Fanny Gravel-Patry, Concordia University Women make up the majority of people living with mood disorders in Canada. However, treatments and resources that are adapted to their needs are still lacking. Looking for ways to feel better, many women are turning to social … Read More

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Revolutionary Relationship Tips For 2022

“Relationship” The Miriam-Webster Dictionary defines it in part as, “the way in which two or more people, groups, countries etc., talk to, behave toward and deal with each other.” In our daily lives, we are challenged to keep our ‘relationships’ together.  Why is it so necessary for us to protect what we value? Being in … Read More

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