New 4 You

Rubik’s Connected Finally, everyone CAN DO the cube! Smart cubes connect to your phone/tablet and track your moves in real time. Learn how to solve

New 4 You

Rubik’s Connected Finally, everyone CAN DO the cube! Smart cubes connect to your phone/tablet and track your moves in real time. Learn how to solve

Featured Stories

Lost & Found

The Voice How I lost it. How I got it back By Stephen Trumper In my professional circles—editing/writing magazine articles

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Accessibility

Thumbs Up & Down

Thumbs down…to doctors who use negative descriptors only for Black patients. According to a new study, Black patients had 2.54 times the chance of having at least one negative term in their notes compared to white patients. These included terms like “angry,” “aggressive,” “challenging,” “exaggerate,” and “noncompliant.” They also found

The power of inclusive language

By Rebecca Blissett The words we use carry meaning and power. This was the theme of a live discussion held for International Day of Persons with Disabilities last December. The panel of accessibility and inclusion experts from across Canada offered plenty of food for thought during the hour-long conversation that

Thumbs Up & Down

Thumbs down…to doctors who use negative descriptors only for Black patients. According to a new study, Black patients had 2.54 times the chance of having

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Back to Work

All the information regarding how to get Back to Work and your feet again

Back to Work

woman sitting in her living room on her computer with a large white wall in the background

Work from home helps

More of us are washing our hands amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but  1 in 4 don’t lather up when they need to, such as after blowing their nose, according to a new CDC report. Forest: Even before 2020 sent our brains into panic mode, our attention spans were waning —

Budgeting during a crisis

By Bradley Atkins Managing a budget for the average Canadian can be a heavy lift. Recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic have reminded Canadian households that when unexpected events occur, we must be financially prepared. What follows are a practical series of steps that you can take to protect

Health + Activity

FYI

Getting stoned doesn’t prevent COVID-19 infection Oregon State University researchers discovered that two botanical compounds found in hemp can actually prevent the coronavirus from infecting

Bedside

An unheralded place of honour, worry, anguish, joy, love  By Stephen Trumper As deadlines for this column came into view, our author was taken in to hospital. He is resting comfortably and offers a throwback column and promises to return next issue with more stories and vignettes about sitting bedside.

In the News

Wake-up call: Retirees are staying in their homes By Anna Sharratt Ninety-six per cent of Ontario seniors over age 55 who were surveyed, say that they are currently planning to remain in their own homes for as long as they possibly can. Mary Deanne Shears is one of the ones

FYI

Getting stoned doesn’t prevent COVID-19 infection Oregon State University researchers discovered that two botanical compounds found in hemp can actually prevent the coronavirus from infecting

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Bedside

An unheralded place of honour, worry, anguish, joy, love  By Stephen Trumper As deadlines for this column came into view, our author was taken in

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Independent Living

New 4 You

Rubik’s Connected Finally, everyone CAN DO the cube! Smart cubes connect to your phone/tablet and track your moves in real time. Learn how to solve

Lost & Found

The Voice How I lost it. How I got it back By Stephen Trumper In my professional circles—editing/writing magazine articles and teaching students the basics of editing/writing for journalistic publications—we talk a lot about writers finding their voices, of developing distinct writing styles.  In my volunteer circles there is a

In The News

Inoculating against depression When approaching diseases, scientists usually look for two things—ways to prevent and ways to cure. But with mental illnesses, they have only SSRIS to suppress symptoms and new research that is focusing on fine-tuning these drugs. That may change, thanks in part to neuroscientist (and TED Fellow)

New 4 You

Rubik’s Connected Finally, everyone CAN DO the cube! Smart cubes connect to your phone/tablet and track your moves in real time. Learn how to solve

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Lost & Found

The Voice How I lost it. How I got it back By Stephen Trumper In my professional circles—editing/writing magazine articles and teaching students the basics

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