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Recruits attend military training at a firing range in the Krasnodar region in southern Russia in October 2022, eight months into Russia’s war in Ukraine. The mobilization of recruits was a sign of Russian acknowledgement that it was engaged in full-fledged war, not a ‘special military operation.’ (AP Photo)

Why Russia’s war in Ukraine today is so different from a year ago

Russia’s army in Ukraine is fighting a much more artillery-intensive and methodical war than it was almost a year ago.
Parents need practical strategies to balance the health risks and stressors of kids getting sick as we trudge through the virulent flu, RSV and COVID-19 winter season. (Pexels)

Fears about RSV, flu and winter viruses can cause parental stress. Try these 4 expert tips to balance mental wellness and health risks

Evidence-based tools for dialectical behaviour therapy can help us manage family stressors during the virulent respiratory virus season.
Staff members work at a newly opened fast-food restaurant in a former McDonald’s outlet in June 2022 in Moscow. It offers most of the same items as McDonald’s and is an example of how Russia is defying western sanctions. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov)

How the Russian economy is defying and withstanding western sanctions

As Russians come to terms with the seriousness of the war in Ukraine, the Russian economy is weathering the storm of western sanctions.
Creating a compassionate workplace culture involves acknowledging people’s challenges, even related to apparently small matters, in professionally appropriate ways. (Shutterstock)

5 ways to create a compassionate workplace culture and help workers recover from burnout

It’s important that employers and employees understand sympathy, empathy and compassion, and consider these emotions’ roles in both job performance and employee relations.
In the wake of sexual abuse allegations, Hockey Canada acknowledged it failed to “end the culture of toxic behavior” but grossly misunderstood and miscalculated the depth and breadth of the problem. (Shutterstock)

Hockey Canada scandal highlights toxic masculinity in sports

Sexual abuse allegations in Canadian hockey reveal the toxic masculinity that has permeated across sport culture.
Danielle Smith celebrates after being chosen as the new leader of the United Conservative Party and next Alberta premier in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

How Danielle Smith won in Alberta and what it means for Canada

Danielle Smith’s win in the UCP leadership race follows the populist playbook. Will her time in office be a brief interlude, or the start of a significant challenge to national unity?
People with FASD experience a range of vulnerabilities both from the impacts of prenatal alcohol exposure on the brain and body, and from the adverse life experiences commonly associated with this disability. (Shutterstock)

Why suicide prevention support is crucial for people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a multifaceted disorder. There are complex reasons why this population may be at higher risk for suicide, suicide attempts and suicidal ideation.
Concussion doesn’t just happen in sports or only in teens and young adults; it affects people of all ages and backgrounds. (Shutterstock)

Concussion is more than sports injuries: Who’s at risk and how Canadian researchers are seeking better diagnostics and treatments

Canadian researchers are exploring unanswered questions about concussion: How to diagnose it accurately and quickly, how to predict outcomes and promote recovery, and how to prevent it altogether.
Un soldat ukrainien joue avec un chien dans le territoire libéré de la région de Kharkiv en Ukraine, le 12 septembre 2022. Les troupes ukrainiennes ont repris une grande bande de territoire à la Russie. (AP Photo/Kostiantyn Liberov)

Comment Vladimir Poutine réagira-t-il aux récentes victoires ukrainiennes ?

Les forces russes ont clairement battu en retraite en Ukraine, et il semble que Vladimir Poutine puisse perdre le contrôle de la guerre. Quelle est la prochaine étape ?
It is not just the number of words that children hear that is important — the quality of the language children hear also matters. (Shutterstock)

How caregivers can help build children’s emerging language skills

Given the clear importance of language skills for lifelong outcomes, it is critical to set children up early for language success.
Vladimir Putin appears larger than life on screen as he addresses an audience at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on the eighth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea in March 2022. (Vladimir Astapkovich/Sputnik Pool Photo via AP)

Why Vladimir Putin still has widespread support in Russia

There’s no question the Russian population is subject to a Russian media largely loyal to the Kremlin. But that doesn’t mean Vladimir Putin lacks genuine supporters.
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev addresses a group of 150 business executives in San Francisco in June 1990. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)

Gorbachev remembered: Respected in the West, detested in Russia

While Mikhail Gorbachev was feted in the West — he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 — he was widely despised in Russia by those both mourning and celebrating the end of Soviet power.
If you feel like you are struggling with your mental health, re-connect with a trusted friend, family member or peer. (The Gender Spectrum Collection)

5 ways students can foster positive mental health at university

The transition to a new school year will be an important time for students to focus on strategies for fostering positive mental health and well-being, and recognizing signs that help may be needed.

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