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Media & Entertainment

Does reality TV have real consequences?

As Canada approaches the mid-way point of the summer, seasonal reality TV programming is well underway. Most prominently, the introduction of the hit reality series “Love Island” to  Canadians started on July 9, which originally was created in the U.K., but whose overwhelming success prompted international copies in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Australia, Norway, and Sweden.  […]

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Health

The Importance of Self-Care in our own Self-Development

Over the past few years, the perception of wellness has shifted from a focus on physical health to a holistic approach that includes both psychological and physical well-being. Notably, the term “self-care” has been widely used. It is important to note that wellness carries different meanings to not only different cultures, but even individuals within […]

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Culture & Religion

Is Western Society Overly Fixated on “IQ”?

Donald Trump is an individual who is seemingly obsessed with IQ. A quick glance at his Twitter account summons a hearty selection of tweets referencing his Intelligence Quotient, which is peculiar given that he has never once produced evidence of his self-declared “one of the highest” IQs. “Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is […]

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Health

A Writer’s Take on Navigating Hardship, Grief, and Depression

Today, this article will focus on something that we are all familiar with but are often largely blind to, despite the fact that it affects us all: hardship, depression, and grief. In this article I intend to share some beliefs, strategies, and stories that I believe may positively impact those who have, will, or are […]

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Health

Escaping the After Laughter: Our Battle Against Mental Illness

For the pop-punk niche, this title may strike a chord. Yes, it is a reference to the most recent Paramore album. However, this is not a criticism of it. Rather, it is a reference to an article published by Paper Magazine, which I believe provides a refreshing take on mental health. On May 30th, 2018 Paramore’s lead […]