Facebook renamed itself Meta in 2021, but the year was more notable for revelations about the company’s bad behavior.
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Meta felt the heat in 2021 as whistleblower revelations, congressional ire and demands for data knocked the company back on its heels. Here’s a look at research into the problems Meta poses for society.
So far in 2021, there have been over 200 school shootings.
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With school shootings in 2021 at the highest they’ve ever been, experts on the topic offer advice about what to do about it.
Anxiety and other negative emotions can cause us to spread misinformation.
As fake news and propaganda increase, a worthwhile New Year’s resolution is getting out of the habit of spreading misinformation. And like any habit, becoming aware of triggers is the first step.
If you’re getting bored of your usual fitness routine, there are many online options to try.
The restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a boom in online fitness opportunities. Here’s what to look for in online classes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the need for Canada to develop a global health policy.
There’s no better way and better opportunity for Canada to prove it can be a world leader than now, with a comprehensive global health strategy for the post-pandemic era.
Mural attributed to Banksy that appeared by Marble Arch, in London, during the Extinction Rebellion protests in April 2019.
While climate change is certain, some uncertainty remains in its severity — and that’s where the hope shines through.
A Scottish Saltire flag hangs in the window of an apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland, next to the EU flag in August 2020. Scotland could vote to separate from the U.K. in 2021.
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Scotland’s renewed push for independence is not only similar to Québec’s — there are also lessons for Scottish politicians in Canadian law on the concept of separation.
When setting a new year’s goals, look closely at the reasoning behind it. Is it something you want to do, or think you should? The answer can help predict the outcome.
As vaccination begins to take effect, what we’ll be able to do will change – but the transformation will be slow.
Olivia Wheeler, Taiwo Afolabi and Tianxu Zhao perform a play in honour of UN World Refugee Day, June 20, 2017, at Victoria City Hall.
Safe spaces for conversations around immigrants’ experiences are important because identity is central to diversity and inclusion in the 21st century. Theatre can be a tool for community engagement.
The pandemic has served as a reminder that unexpected events can change our life plans, and has also made it difficult to plan for 2021.
New Year’s resolutions are usually an opportunity to think about long-term goals. The uncertainty and restrictions of COVID-19 make 2021 a good year to focus on ways to help yourself in the short-term.
Climate change will continue to be one of the world’s greatest challenges in 2021.
Which countries emerge best from the pandemic, and how the world tackles the climate crisis, will be among the defining features of global politics in the coming year.
Plant-based alternative foods have grown in popularity, but it’s important to read the labels to know if they’re healthy.
Plant-based diets can be healthy but ingredients matter. Heavily processed meat substitutes can be high in saturated fats and sodium.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.