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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The Agony of Defeat: How Olympians Can Deal With Failure

“The agony of defeat: How Olympians can deal with failure” by Kent Kowalski, University of Saskatchewan and Leah Ferguson, University of Saskatchewan It’s been said there’s nothing worse than finishing fourth at the Olympics. There have been some amazing performances so far from the athletes who have won medals at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. But behind … Read More

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#FoodPorn: People are more attracted to social media content showcasing fatty foods

“#FoodPorn: People are more attracted to social media content showcasing fatty foods” by Ethan Pancer, Saint Mary’s University and Matthew Philp, Ryerson University Life outside our living rooms has been in short supply since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s no surprise that people have increasingly turned to producing and consuming social media … Read More

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Creating Your Imagery Again

“Creating your Imagery Again” by By: J.P. Holesworth Have a love-hate relationship with your TV? Tell me about it. Can’t live with it–can’t live without it, right? When my son was about age nine, he shared an experience he had while reading. He told me about reading something and, “… it was almost like being … Read More

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How Olympians Train Their Brains To Become Mentally Tough

“How Olympians train their brains to become mentally tough” by Nicole W. Forrester, Ryerson University We have witnessed some exceptional performances during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. For any athlete to deliver a gold medal performance, mental toughness is an essential ingredient. But what exactly is mental toughness — and how does an athlete develop it? Research … Read More

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The High Cost of Certainty

  “The High Cost of Certainty” By: Kristyne McDaniel So how can anyone be certain about anything? The answer is simple. You can’t be certain. When you encounter someone that tells you they know the answer to life’s questions, absolutely, for certain — RUN! They’re taking the lazy path. They’re not certain — they have … Read More

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Marianne Williamson And The Religion Of ‘Spirituality’

Marianne Williamson and the religion of ‘spirituality’ by Galen Watts, Queen’s University, Ontario Marianne Williamson recently burst onto the political scene as a somewhat unconventional candidate vying for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in the United States. While she has never garnered more than two per cent in the polls and did not qualify for the … Read More

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