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Creativity has many academic, professional and personal benefits. Stephen Simpson/Stone Collection via Getty Images

How to nurture creativity in your kids

Art classes and STEM toys are nice, but there are simple and free ways parents can encourage their child’s creativity – or keep it from getting squashed.
Managing academic expectations, culture shock, language barriers and financial constraints amid concerns about viral safety are some of the intersecting stressors faced by international students. (Shutterstock)

5 ways international students can harness emotional intelligence to deal with COVID-19 stress

International students are a vulnerable population who have faced many stressors in the COVID-19 pandemic. Emotional intelligence can help navigate these.
By acknowledging our biases we can find ways to mitigate their impact on our decision making. (Shutterstock)

Bias is natural: How you manage it defines your ability to be just

The motives and biases behind our actions shape how we see the world and everything in it. Understanding our biases means we can contain their negative influence and advance justice in our society.
In the early stages of the pandemic, people suddenly started buying toilet paper in bulk, leading to widespread shortages. (Shutterstock)

What motivates changing behaviours during COVID-19 — from toilet paper hoarding to physical distancing

During the early stages of the pandemic, people adapted to changing situations by making new and different choices. But how did they make these decisions? Motivation theory can explain the process.

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