Monthly Archives: January 2020

A Personal Story of Living Through Depression

by John Folk-Williams | John Folk-Williams has lived with major depressive disorder since boyhood and finally achieved full recovery just a few years ago. As a survivor of this devastating illness, he has learned first-hand how it can interfere … Continue reading

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Depression Recovery Stories

Heads Up Guys ( has created a fantastic resource full of health strategies for managing and preventing depression. This includes “self-check” info, mental health “what to do now” resources, and support information for friends and other loved ones. Particularly salient … Continue reading

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Harry’s (no relation…) Story of Overcoming Severe Depression

Many of us can relate…. cPaul From Harry’s story: overcoming severe depression Sitting at my desk as I try to start this story, I’m struggling to decide where to begin and I can feel it coming on. Shivers up … Continue reading

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Does the Increase in Public Awareness and Education About Mental Illness in Canada Change Stigma?

While I’m pleased to see any positive focus on public awareness and education around the topic of mental illness, I wonder about the real effect that Bell Media’s “Let’s Talk” awareness campaign has on reducing stigma where the proverbial “rubber … Continue reading

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The US Environmental Protection Agency is Becoming a Cancer Risk

Industry-friendly regulators are letting chemical companies flood the country with toxins. It should be a scandal. by Sam Pizzigati | Posted at Common Dreams today This January, President Trump claimed credit for new figures from the American Cancer Society showing  “the sharpest … Continue reading

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Americans Dating in the Trump Era

By Aidan Gardine | NYT | Jan. 25, 2020 ‘There Are Too Many Minefields’: Readers on Swiping and Dating in the Trump Era More than 200 people told the New York Times about their political deal breakers, the subtle profile clues … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Y’All in the USA Get Along? (A Perspective From a Canadian)

If we here in Canada appear to be anti- or pro-Trump, it should not be assumed that our opinions are formed in a vacuum or without discerning the news. It may come as a surprise that many of us are … Continue reading

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Ravi Shankar, Sitarist, Dead at 92

NYT | January 23rd, 2020 Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso and composer who died on Tuesday at 92, created a passion among Western audiences for the rhythmically vital, melodically flowing ragas of classical Indian music — a fascination that had … Continue reading

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Oh, for f’cks sake…

Closer than ever: It is 100 seconds to midnight 2020 Doomsday Clock AnnouncementWashington, D.C. • January 23, 2020 From the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: “Humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers—nuclear war and climate change—that are compounded by … Continue reading

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RIP Terry Jones

Terry Jones, Monty Python Founder, Is Dead at 77 H0ping these guys are reunited and laughing themselves sick.

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You’re Doing Art All Wrong…

Damien Hirst medicine cabinet bought for £600 goes on sale for over £1m “I lived with that medicine cabinet for seven years with people telling me it was crap” — ROBERT TIBBLES

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World’s Oldest Known Impact Crater Confirmed in Australia

A 70-kilometer-wide (43-mile) impact structure in the Australian Outback has been dated to 2.2 billion years old, making it the oldest known asteroid crater on Earth. Fascinatingly, this asteroid likely plunged into a massive ice sheet, triggering a global-scale warming … Continue reading

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Nations dawdle on agreeing rules to control ‘killer robots’ in future wars

by Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Countries are rapidly developing “killer robots” – machines with artificial intelligence (AI) that independently kill – but are moving at a snail’s pace on agreeing global rules over their use … Continue reading

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How To Survive a Panic Attack Also: Can You Die From a Panic Attack?

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