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    Is Jordan Peterson the philosopher of the fake news era?

    A lot of ink has been spilled over the astonishing rise of Jordan Peterson, the University of Toronto psychology professor who has risen to become the new conservative darling of the anti-political correctness crowd. He has been deemed everything from dangerous to brave as well as “just another angry white guy.” A Globe and Mail […] More

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    Doctors are starting to understand the incredible power of Aboriginal healers

    The wellbeing of Indigenous people is based around having the freedom and resources to practise cultural ways of being. While some of these can seem removed from those in the West – such as the lack of materialism, primacy of kin and a close relationship to the natural world – including them in mainstream culture […] More

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    What Karl Marx has to say about today’s environmental problems

    …all progress in capitalistic agriculture is a progress in the art, not only of robbing the labourer, but of robbing the soil; all progress in increasing the fertility of the soil for a given time, is a progress towards ruining the lasting sources of that fertility. – Karl Marx, Capital vol 1 Following the collapse […] More

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    The lucid dreaming playbook: how to take charge of your dreams

    In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as milam aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having practitioners perform yoga in their dreams. It’s a ritualised version of one of the most mysterious faculties of the human mind: to know that we’re dreaming even while asleep, a state known as […] More

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    Personality tests with deep-sounding questions provide shallow answers about the ‘true’ you

    Have you ever clicked on a link like “What does your favorite animal say about you?” wondering what your love of hedgehogs reveals about your psyche? Or filled out a personality assessment to gain new understanding into whether you’re an introverted or extroverted “type”? People love turning to these kinds of personality quizzes and tests […] More

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    70 years of instant photos, thanks to inventor Edwin Land’s Polaroid camera

    It probably happens every minute of the day: A little girl demands to see the photo her parent has just taken of her. Today, thanks to smartphones and other digital cameras, we can see snapshots immediately, whether we want to or not. But in 1944 when 3-year-old Jennifer Land asked to see the family vacation […] More

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    Tom Wolfe elevated journalism into enduring literature

    In 20th-century popular culture, journalists were portrayed as needy hacks desperate to write the Great American Novel. Journalism was the means to an end that few achieved. But Tom Wolfe, who died May 14 at age 88, helped change that in the 1960s. He was one of the New Journalists, who wrote nonfiction using the […] More

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    Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

    A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and ADHD. Nutritional psychiatry is a growing discipline that focuses on the use of food and supplements to provide these essential nutrients as part of an integrated or alternative […] More

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    Does college turn people into liberals?

    Does going to college make students into political liberals? Conservative activists have claimed that universities brainwash students and indoctrinate them into believing a liberal ideology. The line of reasoning goes like this: Liberal college professors tell students “what to think,” and “what to think” is that conservatives and their positions are to be dismissed. A […] More

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    A new blood test can detect eight different cancers in their early stages

    Researchers have developed a blood test that can detect the presence of eight common cancers. Called CancerSEEK, the blood test detects tiny amounts of DNA and proteins released into the blood stream from cancer cells. This can then indicate the presence of ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, oesophageal, bowel, lung or breast cancers. Known as a […] More

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    This is what you should study at university if you want to be a billionaire

    You meet someone for the first time. Here is part of the conversation: You: “What do you do?” New acquaintance: “I’m a salesperson.” What passes through your mind when you hear this answer? I bet you don’t think to yourself: I’m talking to a future billionaire! What you don’t know is that a job in […] More

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