Keeping busy during the pandemic by taking on a new hobby or tackling a home renovation project can help us get through challenging times.
The coronavirus pandemic has been a stressful and challenging time. But staying busy can help by creating a diversion, helping us to build community and strengthening our sense of self.
Don't just let idyllic representations of life in the country seduce you. Making a successful move depends on ensuring the place you have chosen is a good match for your values and needs.
Motivation can steadily fade over time.
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Focus on "being" an exerciser, instead of seeing exercise as something you "should" do.
Something about our current moment seems to have put a particular strain on our personal relationships.
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A recent Pew survey showed just how deep the divide has become, with about 40% of registered voters saying that they didn't have a single close friend supporting a different presidential candidate.
Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee.
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While the debates about Kamala Harris’ multiraciality may seem new, they are similar to the commentary other high-profile mixed-race people in the US have received about their racial identities.
Kids learn who they are and how to cope within their families.
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Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids' social-emotional development on track in these four areas.
The view from the dungeon of the Cape Coast Castle.
It is a good time to ask how the travel and tourism industry has contributed to racism and how that can change.
Shortparis in 2019.
By embracing Russia as its primary source of inspiration, 'indi' is protesting about the country's socio-political problems in its own language.
Knowing the truth about one’s origins is crucial to identity formation, according to adoption experts.
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Experts recommend adopted children be told about their origins, no matter how difficult the circumstances, but doing so is tricky for adoptive parents.
Imagine you could only travel if you can prove COVID-19 immunity. The pandemic is already creating new social divides, and it is important we stay alert to their possible ramifications.
Set in the army during apartheid, the South African film Moffie is a masterpiece. Oliver Hermanus, a black filmmaker, explores how toxic white masculinity breeds racism and homophobia.
Depending on where you’re from, you say words like ‘basil’ a specific way.
Accents differ depending on where we're from, even in the same country.
Young people stand on the steps of the Alberta legislature during the climate strike in Edmonton in 2019. Youth are often seen as problems rather than as people who are creating solutions.
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Young people are often seen as lacking but research shows they're motivated by their concern for future generations.
Black names have changed over the centuries.
A scholar disproves the long-held assumption that black names are a recent phenomenon.
Data protection policies focus on human rights. But the exercise of our free will is increasingly being hindered.
Bloc Québecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet greets his supporters during a celebration on election night in Montréal.
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The Bloc Québécois was written off as politically dead before it aligned itself with the CAQ government's law on secularism. Now it's moved into third place in Parliament in a stunning comeback.
Fat activists argue fat is the most appropriate word to describe their bodies.
The British Psychological Society is calling for a language change, from 'obese people' to 'people living with obesity'. But using the word obesity can reinforce rather than prevent stigma.
Many genealogy forums recently claimed their distant ancestor, the French-born Catherine Pillard was Indigenous. Pillard arrived with other women in Quebec in the 17th century as depicted in this painting.
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Recently in Canada and the United States, a small, but vocal minority of white French-descendants have used an ancestor born between 300 and 400 years ago to claim an "Indigenous" identity.
Conviction can lead to dogmatism.
Convictions are where beliefs meet identity. But that can lead to trouble. Our supercharged politics make giving up a conviction feel like an act of self-betrayal and a betrayal of our tribe.
My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante, is now a successful television series.
How important is the identity of an author? Can a novelist ever really 'become' someone else?