We’re out of our minds!

Do people really have less concentration these days than a goldfish? According to a 2015 Microsoft Corp. study of 2,112 participants in Canada, our powers of concentration have slid from an average of 12 seconds to eight seconds since the year 2000, which is one second less than this small fish whose concentration span seems…

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Good news habits

The news can be as terrifying as any horror movie. It can also be thought provoking and even vital, but when should our children begin to learn about conflict beyond the confines of their playgroup? How early is too early? How long should we bubble wrap the reality of a world that many of us…

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The march towards equality

International Women’s Day on March 8 is a celebration of women’s achievements as well as recognition that we still have some way to go until equality is the norm, not the exception. The date is important both locally and globally because women everywhere still need their spirits bolstered by an empowering show of solidarity. No…

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Born to run!

Running is a basic activity. It doesn’t need expensive gear or a specific venue. Like water, it is an economical fix, a cure-all that seems almost too easy to be true. As humans, we are hard-wired to run. For thousands of years, running was a matter of eating or being eaten. Nowadays, of course, the…

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