With the American flag reflected in the teleprompter, President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Duluth International Airport on Sept. 30, 2020, in Duluth, Minn.
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Because dramatic tension fuels attention, Trump's words work to generate tension, anxiety and conflict. We need to react with civility, care and calm to undo the cycle of attention and persuasion.
As the cold weather approaches and we look for indoor activities, video games are both fun and educational.
Video games can be useful in learning English, math, history, physics and yes, even physical education. While they're not a substitute for schooling, video games are a great indoor activity.
Mathematical models can help figure out class sizes and configurations to minimize disruptions and school closures.
Schools reopening during the current coronavirus pandemic need to calculate class sizes to prevent the spread of disease and minimize disruptions.
British Columbia’s Chief Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on the coronavirus pandemic on Sept. 20.
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Women in visible leadership positions are subject to personal attacks as less competent and reliable than their male colleagues. Acknowledging this double standard is the first step in addressing it.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, left, and Education Minister Stephen Lecce, right, on July 30, 2020, before announcing the government’s plan for reopening schools in the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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With sufficient testing and co-ordination, reopening schools and businesses in areas without active outbreaks can be as effective as a wide lockdown in minimizing COVID-19 cases, according to a new model.
A man photographs a mural of late actor Chadwick Boseman’s character T'Challa (Black Panther) from the 2018 film ‘Black Panther,’ on Sept. 8, 2020, in Los Angeles.
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Unlike the Hollywood hero he portrayed, Boseman created space for a kaleidoscope of Black masculinities and challenged the narrative that urban Black men are in need of saving.
American history professor Jessica Krug revelation that she was white, and not Black as she had been pretending, created an immediate backlash against her.
History professor Jessica Krug had built her life as a Black woman, but she was a white Jewish woman from Kansas. Her revelation raises questions about why some white people assume Black identities.
Here's how to travel with purpose and be a more responsible tourist.
A protestor holds a sign at a Black Lives Matter protest in Charlotte, NC.
Politicians and law enforcement engage in uncivil behaviour that undermines democratic society. Civility is a pre-requisite for empathy, and is essential for difficult conversations.
Canada lags behind some countries with preserving public digital records.
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Policymakers should mandate Canada's national library to archive the entire Canadian web domain so future reserachers can make sense of 2020 and ongoing responses to the pandemic.
U.S. President Donald Trump joins Vice President Mike Pence on stage at the Republican National Convention at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore on Aug. 26, 2020.
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To fill a convention with blatant racism, as the Republicans did in 2016, is bad enough. But, after four years of racist policies, a convention filled with subtle racism is perhaps more dangerous.
Raptors team members wear Black Lives Matter t-shirts the second half of Game 4 against the Brooklyn Nets on Aug. 23.
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The NBA playoffs may resume Friday or Saturday following the Milwaukee Bucks' boycott over the Jacob Blake police shooting.
People protest to defund the police in front of Toronto Police Service headquarters on July 16, 2020.
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Amidst calls to defund the police, political leaders are increasing police budgets, arguing — incorrectly — that increasing police surveillance capacities will help provide accountability.
Face masks may increase the risk of dry, irritated eyes.
Face masks may help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they may also contribute to dry, irritated eyes. Learn who is at risk, and how to prevent mask-associated dry eye (MADE).
Playing video games can be a fun and healthy way to connect with other people and cope with stress.
Joe Rogan, a popular podcast host, derided gaming as a waste of time. For parents who are worried that this is true, understanding their children's motivation can allay their concerns.
The coronavirus pandemic is adding to women’s domestic and professional workloads.
Adult daughters who are the primary care providers for their children and aging parents are facing added stress due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Participants attend a vigil for COVID-19 victims at the Orchard Villa long-term care home in Pickering, Ont. in June 2020.
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COVID-19 has shown that what's known as financialization in seniors housing has intensified the profit-seeking approach of private owners, with harmful outcomes for residents and workers alike.
Le couvre-visage est déjà obligatoire dans tous les transports en commun au Québec depuis le 13 juillet et le sera dans tous les lieux publics fermés à compter du 18 juillet.
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Le masque peut protéger la société de l’impact que les effets du virus pourraient avoir sur notre santé à long terme.
The coronavirus pandemic has altered our ways of living — mindfulness can help us reconnect with our selves and each other.
The coronavirus has produced uncertainty and increased our anxiety correspondingly. Mindfulness offers a way to reduce this stress and connect with each other during times of complex challenges.
The choices we make now will define Canada’s — and the world’s — future.
The oil and gas industry was in trouble before the pandemic hit, but now it faces potential collapse. A majority of Canadians want the federal government to invest in a 'green recovery.'