That Quote Has a Ring To It …

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By Robert Basler, On June 4,1989, the night of the Tiananmen Square massacre, I was in the Reuters office in Beijing, taking notes from our reporters in the Square, who were using clunky, barely portable mobile phones. I used those notes to cobble together stories that were going out to a horrified world. One of […]

Traveling the World from My Sofa

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By Bethany Browning, Sure, Squid Game is exciting, but have you seen those videos where people walk through a city for an hour? The concept is simple. You’re immersed in a specific time and place, observing a corner of the world through someone else’s camera. You don’t see the person filming unless you’re lucky enough […]

Psychedelics and the Holocaust: A Journey Into Ancestral Memory

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By Seth Lorinczi, My midlife crisis came a few years ago. It arrived right on time: I was in my 40s, married with a young daughter. But nothing was working. My marriage was imploding; my lackluster career as a composer and audio engineer was disintegrating. Everywhere I looked, it seemed, I only saw failure and […]

Daring to Not Have an Opinion is the Vulnerability We Need

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By Nadia Schmidtke “All I am saying is that I’d rather give all that money to green energy research or something,” said my acquaintance. I nodded weakly. It makes sense that billionaires should spend money on something important, rather than a self-indulgent trip to space. But maybe they already do? Maybe space tourism is good […]

The Pandemic Taught Me I Don’t Need to Smile

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I thought smiling made me a nice person. Not only was I making everyone’s day better by blessing them with an unobstructed view of my bright and shiny chompers, but I was showing them they matter. My smiling made others feel important.Then it dawned on me: My adult smiling was an offshoot of my childhood attention grabbing. Never was this more obvious to me than when I had to mask up for COVID.

Did A Bank Teller Change Ontario’s Course on Basic Income?

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By Jamie Swift During Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s 2018 election campaign, he promised to stay the course, funding the province’s Basic Income pilot project for its full three years. It took a few short weeks for his government to kill the research project. Why? Maybe Ford’s boss-friendly cronies had heard that Hamilton bank teller James […]