Ideas

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...

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...

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...

What Does The Research On Trigger Warnings Tell Us?

If I retained one lesson from my first graduate-level psychopathology course, it’s that “PTSD is a disorder of non-recovery.” This fact was repeated many times. And, for good reason - most of the time...

Humanizing People in Our Writings

So, as a POC (Person of Colour), this topic is of particular interest to me. Too often we see BIPOC voices (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) being spoken for by those who are...

How Aesthetics Sway The Human Mind

In 1819, John Keats concluded his poem Ode on Grecian Urn with the lines, “Beauty is truth, truth beauty — that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” In...

How We Lost Faith In Experts

In the 1960s, Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram examined how obedience to authority conflicted with personal conscience. Milgram wanted to test the justification many Nazis expressed during the Nuremberg trials that they were merely “following...

How To End Corporate Systemic Racism

Most Canadians would object to being labelled racist. Yet Canadian society continues to suffer from institutional racism that some rarely acknowledge. 20% of Canadians were born elsewhere, and many of them are racialized. By...

The Trojan Horse Approach

For the past fifty-odd years, environmentalists, health experts, and animal activists from around the globe have been BEGGING people to eat less meat — much to their annoyance. I’ll spare you the list of...

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