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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SOCIETY Dear Grandkids Six acclaimed Canadian authors write letters from the heart…Read Full Article From ucobserver SPIRITUALITY A Light in the Abyss Since the dawn of time, people have searched for truth amid the metaphorical abyss of […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! BIOLOGY Why Killer Viruses Are on the Rise The rich diversity in the rain forest doesn’t apply to just creatures we can see. It also applies to creatures we can’t see. Microcreatures. Nanocreatures. You guessed it: viruses….Read […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! RELIGION Why Can’t Women Pray at the Western Wall? Israel’s High Court has ordered the government and the rabbinic administration of the Western Wall to respond by Feb. 1 to a question: Why should women be denied […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SOCIETY The end of adolescence The recent release of Wood Lake’s Talk Sex Today by renowned sexual health educators Meg Hickling & Saleema Noon has got us thinking how adolescence has changed…While adolescence once helped frame many […]

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What We Read This Week


  Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! LIFESTYLE/PETS Have we reached Peak Dog in our cities? August 26 is National Dog Day. In New York State, it’s the law: WHEREAS, National Dog Day honors dogs by giving them “a day” to show deep […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SOCIETY All the lonely people “Social isolation just may be the greatest environmental hazard of city living — worse than noise, pollution, or even crowding.” Study after study deliver similarly grim prognoses: loneliness is as harmful to […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SPIRITUALITY Spiritual Practices for Difficult Times: 9 Practices for times when world events overwhelm us and we feel defeated We may feel powerless in the face of the large and small hostilities lacerating our planet, but we […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! LIFESTYLE What will you miss? We often become so consumed by the work, that we lose sight of what’s most important…Read Full Article From Linkedin SOCIETY Married to Mental Illness The Mental Health Commission of Canada outlined […]

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Bitumen Summer


by Donna Sinclair When the National Energy Board informed me last May that I was not allowed to write them a letter about Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline, I was shocked.  I shouldn’t have been. According to author Andrew Nikiforuk, “Oil hinders democracy.” And the Board’s refusal to allow me to comment on Enbridge’s plan to […]

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Paint and Politics


by Donna Sinclair Sunday afternoon at the Musée des Beaux Arts in Montreal, my favourite city to visit. I am painting my best approximation of an impressionist landscape. Trees and hills, serious brushwork. My grandson and husband share my table and are ferociously intent on the same task. It is my considered opinion that the […]

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