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Sep 27, 2022 @ 6:00 am

ADHD: Living with It, and Parenting It Better

Social media is the land of unsolicited advice. Post about your new dog and you’ll have three friends provide three brands of dog food that are each supposed to be the best. Share news about your...

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Social media is the land of unsolicited advice. Post about your new dog and you’ll have three friends provide three brands of dog food that are each supposed to be the best. Share news about your...

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Aug 30, 2022 @ 1:00 am

Us vs. Them: How We Create Ingroups (and Outgroups)

We’ve all felt it—we’re out in public, minding our own business, when suddenly we come face to face with one of Them. Instantly our heartrate speeds up, we get a flood of adrenaline, and...

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We’ve all felt it—we’re out in public, minding our own business, when suddenly we come face to face with one of Them. Instantly our heartrate speeds up, we get a flood of adrenaline, and...

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Jul 29, 2022 @ 1:00 am

Signs of Grooming in Your Child or Teen

Content warning: physical and sexual abuse, grooming, victimization, and trauma. Readers who were around in the 1960s, or who were parented by folks who were growing up in the 60s, may be...

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Content warning: physical and sexual abuse, grooming, victimization, and trauma. Readers who were around in the 1960s, or who were parented by folks who were growing up in the 60s, may be...

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Jun 30, 2022 @ 1:00 am

A Summer of Body Positivity

Most of the world is under the mistaken impression that Manitoba is a year-round land of ice and snow, but we know better. Our summers usually bring perfect beach weather—and with perfect...

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Most of the world is under the mistaken impression that Manitoba is a year-round land of ice and snow, but we know better. Our summers usually bring perfect beach weather—and with perfect...

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May 25, 2022 @ 9:45 pm

The Life-Saving Power of Affirmation

The advancement of LGBTQ rights in Canada has been a steady, if slow, progression. Once same-sex relationships were legalized in 1969—with Trudeau Sr. acknowledging that the state had “no...

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The advancement of LGBTQ rights in Canada has been a steady, if slow, progression. Once same-sex relationships were legalized in 1969—with Trudeau Sr. acknowledging that the state had “no...

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Apr 25, 2022 @ 1:00 am

Smartphone Addiction and the Brain

Years ago, when cell phones were relatively new, people grew concerned that using them might cause harm to our brains. Specifically, the fear was that cell phones might emit deadly radiation, such...

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Years ago, when cell phones were relatively new, people grew concerned that using them might cause harm to our brains. Specifically, the fear was that cell phones might emit deadly radiation, such...

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Mar 25, 2022 @ 1:00 am

Good Grief: Dealing with Loss

There are few human rites of passage that are truly universal. Every culture is different and holds to unique conventions. Some cultures have ceremonies for children reaching a certain age, many...

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There are few human rites of passage that are truly universal. Every culture is different and holds to unique conventions. Some cultures have ceremonies for children reaching a certain age, many...

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Mar 02, 2022 @ 1:00 am

Hijacked: How our Brains (and Beliefs) Can Be Radicalized

On January 6, 2021, pro-Trump protestors stormed the U.S. Capitol. Americans—and yes, Canadians—watched in shock as an “ordinary,” albeit angry, protest turned violent and invasive...

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On January 6, 2021, pro-Trump protestors stormed the U.S. Capitol. Americans—and yes, Canadians—watched in shock as an “ordinary,” albeit angry, protest turned violent and invasive...

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