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In this August 2016 photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, welcomes pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage to speak at a campaign rally in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

After Trump and Brexit: The coming of the progressive wave

Most populists are only against the system, they aren’t for anything in particular, as Donald Trump’s presidency and Brexit proves. A progressive wave will soon be upon us in response.
Rather than blank boarded-up storefronts, artists in Vancouver have created murals to offer inspiration, public health messaging and beauty during the coronavirus pandemic. This one is by Will Phillips. (Eugene McCann)

COVID-19 murals express hope and help envision urban futures

During COVID-19, boarded-up storefronts host various new types of inspirational, informational and decorative murals that should be read critically as representing political agendas for the future.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Chrystia Freeland have relied heavily on the science-based advice of Chief Medical Officer Theresa Tam during the coronavirus pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Politicians and scientists need strong connections during the coronavirus crisis — and beyond

The effective integration of science into policy-making improves legislation and leads to effective solutions for society — and not only during times of crisis like the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. President Donald Trump has often been documented bullshitting. In a business setting, however, bullshitters can be harder to identify. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Bullshit is everywhere. Here’s how to deal with it at work

Understanding the distinction between bullshit and lying is essential. We can reveal a lie by uncovering the truth, but dealing effectively with bullshit is more complicated.
La ministre de la Santé, Patty Hajdu, en compagnie de l'administratrice en chef de l'Agence de la santé publique du Canada, Theresa Tam, et du premier ministre Justin Trudeau, lors d'une conférence de presse sur le coronavirus qui s'est tenue à Ottawa, le 11 mars. La Presse Canadienne/Adrian Wyld

De l'importance des relations entre politiciens et scientifiques

Que l’on soit ou non en situation de crise, l’intégration efficace de la science dans la prise de décisions politiques améliore les projets de loi et mène à des solutions efficaces pour la société.
A person holds a sign through the sunroof of a car in support of health-care workers outside St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, on April 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

7 ways you can help the coronavirus response

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone to some degree, and many people are looking for ways to help others. Here are some ways people can contribute to the response effort.
Target Indonesia bebas sampah 2035 juga perlu mempertimbangkan sampah makanan rumah tangga. Wikimedia Commons

Ahli: 3 solusi untuk kurangi sampah makanan

Indonesia bebas sampah 2035 bisa tercapai melalui tiga strategi untuk mengurangi sampah makanan.
Dolly Parton is having a pop culture moment. The ‘Dolly Parton’s America’ podcast explores belonging and ‘home.’ Here she performs with Joel Smallbone, left, and Luke Smallbone, right at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Dolly Parton’s broad appeal: She understands alienation, home and the need to belong

Why does Dolly Parton have such broad appeal, across lines of race, nationality, gender identity and sexual orientation?
Les personnes actives se déclarent plus satisfaites de leur relation de couple. Et c'est encore plus vrai pour celles qui font du sport en compagnie de leur conjoint. Shutterstock

Besoin de pimenter votre relation de couple ? Faites du sport ensemble !

C'est connu, l'activité physique a de nombreux avantages pour la santé. Mais elle peut aussi améliorer nos relations amoureuses. Les couples actifs se déclarent plus satisfaits de leur relation.
Research suggests that couples who exercise together, stay together. (Shutterstock)

Exercise your way to a better relationship

In addition to its health and fitness benefits, exercise can also give your relationship a boost – especially if you exercise together.
Residents of St. John’s, NL dig out after a major storm in January 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Snow shovelling: Healthy exercise or deadly activity?

Shovelling snow is excellent exercise that works the upper and lower body. However, it's important to remember that digging out from a storm pushes many people to their maximal fitness capacity.
L’aras de Spix est maintenant éteint à l’état sauvage. Des programmes de conservation au Brésil s’occupent des quelque 70 derniers individus de cette espèce. Shutterstock

Des espèces d'oiseaux font face à l'extinction cent fois plus vite que prévu !

Le taux d’extinction des oiseaux pourrait être beaucoup plus élevé que ce qui a été estimé précédemment. Si l’on souhaite conserver certaines espèces, il vaut mieux les cibler le plus tôt possible.

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