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Brain awareness week

This month (March 9-15) brings us Brain Awareness Week: seven days in the year when scientists tell us how much they’re learning about our brains and ask for funding so they can learn more....
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Raise your STI-Q

Which sexually transmitted infection (STI) is making a comeback?What’s up?Syphilis rates. The rates of infection increased nearly 500 percent between 2001 and 2010 with 1,757 cases in 2010 alone, says the Public Health Agency...
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Get LinkedIn to your future

More than 20,000 college and university students are joining LinkedIn every month, according to the site’s administrators. Why? Because a strong profile on LinkedIn can open up more options for internships and the job...
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Random acts of kindness week

How are you honouring Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 9-15)? Most people would agree that kindness has many benefits. Did you know it’s good for your health? It’s true: Kindness relieves stress. Kindness...
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Could you help a friend with an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are serious health conditions that require medical attention and personal and professional support. It’s estimated that in Canada, three percent of women will have an eating disorder at some point in their...
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Give your heart on Valentine’s Day

More than 4,500 people in Canada are waiting for an organ: parents, children, university students, grandparents, and others. By signing up to be an organ donor, you have the power to save a life....
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The hazards of mixing with Molly

The drug “Molly” has been around for years. Maybe not in the same pure form, though. These days, Molly is usually mixed with other substances, and that’s what ramps up the risk.Who or what...
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What is plagiarism, and who did I copy this from?

Ever read something and thought, “That’s brilliant! I’ll use that in my paper!” No harm, no foul, right? Wrong. Copy someone else’s work, and you’ve broken a major rule in writing—and it could earn...
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It’s peanut butter—jelly time!

Or maybe just Peanut Butter Day: January 24. Peanut butter isn’t just the food that gets stuck to the roof of your mouth. The peanut is packed with nutrients, it’s the #1 snack nut...
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What makes us creative—and what kind of creative?

Find your typeCreativity is prevalent in Psychology research, and researchers are finding creative ways to explore it. They’ve shown that openness to experience is the key personality trait associated with creativity. But what does...