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Man And Machine: A Tragic Love Story

In many ways, the evolution of our species has been characterized by our technological innovations. Learning to control fire, inventing the wheel, discovering agriculture—each of these advances serves as a sort of mile marker...

Thought: Putting Mental Health On The Back Burner

Mental health matters – at least that’s what we’re told. But Canada’s pandemic response has left me doubtful that mental health matters much at all. We have a mental health crisis unfolding and it is...

Bridging The Toxic Divide – Speaking In The Age of Echo Chambers

We live in a deeply divided society. To a greater degree than any point in recent memory, we struggle to speak to one another – to have difficult conversations. That is bad for all...

Confession: Why I Am Terrified About Being Jewish Today

For the first time in my life, I am afraid to be a Jew. To be seen as visibly Jewish, associated with my religion in any way. I meditated and reflected a fair bit before...

Resolved: Are Schools Failing To Provide Children With Mental Health Resources?

A core part of our growth at Speakeasy has come from new team members that brought new perspectives. One of the great achievements in the short life of our publication is the intellectual diversity...

Ideas: When Your Brain Finally Gets Tired Of You

Humans spend a third of their life sleeping or trying to fall asleep. Sleep deprivation can result in a variety of cognitive problems, such as depressed mood, speech disfluency, reduced alertness, attentiveness, and the...

Op-ed: Urgent Crowdsourcing Through India’s Second Wave of COVID-19

Messages like these are regular on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp in India right now. There are thousands of requests a day from people desperately trying to keep their loved ones alive. These social media...

The One Piece Of Advice My Brother Needs To Hear

An old brother’s wisdom is usually rather questionable. We’re most helpful when it comes to buying booze or roughing up that bully bothering you. Basically, to varying extents, we’re all somewhat encoded with Bart...

The Urgent Role Corporations Play In The Climate Change Debate

In January of this year, the world’s largest survey of public opinion on climate change was published. With 1.2 million respondents, the Peoples’ Climate Vote, launched by the UN Development Program (UNDP) and Oxford...

A Philosophy of Being 23, or Camus on a Tuesday

In your twenties, questions you previously never thought to ask become the only things you think about. At least, that’s how it’s been for me. Perhaps it’s all this time I now have to myself...

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