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Treatments For One Type Of Dementia May Also Work In Others

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 11.22.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for up to 70 percent of all cases. But it's not the only one -- Lewy body dementi...

This 22-Year-Old Might Have Just Identified 4 New Planets

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.09.2016 | Science

One 22-year-old's obsession with "Star Trek" just helped her make an astronomical discovery. Michelle Kunimoto, while working under University of Brit...

Study Shows How These 2 Important Values Affect Your Happiness

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living

Meet Maggie and Tina. Maggie is willing to work longer hours in exchange for a fatter paycheck. Tina is willing to take a smaller paycheck so she can ...

5 Questions for Dr. Wade Davis on Indigenous Communities and the Paris Climate Talks

Tim Ward | Posted 12.16.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

Wade has studied and lived with Indigenous communities around the world for over forty years. I Interviewed him during the Paris Climate summit about what's at stake for indigenous communities.

How Journalists Could Conquer The World

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.14.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

The idea of having to 'preserve' the 'profession' is indicative of the terrible state of journalism, not just in Canada, but around the world. The profession of journalism is in trouble, ironically, not because there is not enough information in the world. Their problem is that there is too much information in the world.

Finding Your Authentic Kindness

Rachel Verlik | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

I don't have any grand epiphanies on how we can turn the tide on a global, massive scale. I think it has to be grass roots, a kind of butterfly effect to make a difference. It has to be small acts that catch on and feel authentic and meaningful -- both to the giver as well as to the receiver.

Scenes From the Philippines: Post-Earthquake, Post-Typhoon

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

ZSL and Project Seahorse are working with the communities and local government units to provide emergency support in the form of packs containing food, clean water, and basic medicines.

Crowdsourcing Seahorses: Science, Conservation -- and You

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Around the world, seahorses have a large fan base. Most people can't help but be charmed by their equine heads and prehensile tails, or be fascinated ...

Students At Another College Caught Using Pro-Rape Chant

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.10.2013 | College

Students at a second Canadian university used a chant endorsing sexual assault of minors. First-year students at the University of British Columbi...

What's The Worst Lie You've Told Via Text?

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 09.06.2013 | Women

It's 10 pm. Several friends are out and waiting for you, but you're still in pajamas and can't seem to bring yourself to leave the couch. What do you ...

Will 2012 Be The Year Of The Atheist?

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

If religious folks need a selfish reason to accept their atheist neighbors, consider this: it may not be too long before the shoe is on the other foot and the religious minority will be the ones hoping for a place at the social table.

The Global Search for Education: How to Support Your Education System

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

This week in The Global Search for Education, Charles Ungerleider discusses our big picture questions and shares his views on how to nurture and support a successful education system.

Student Cheaters: Are They Psychopaths?

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Psychologists at the University of British Columbia found that students who cheated in high school and college were likely to meet the criteria for ps...

Testosterone In Young Male CEOs Influences M&A Deals, Study Says

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A CEO's testosterone level can determine his company's most major decisions, says a study by researchers at University of British Columbia's Sauder Sc...