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New cholesterol-lowering drugs coming

New cholesterol-lowering drugs coming

Aug 1, 2015

Watch for the sleight-of-hand • DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • If your aim in life is pursuing truth, one of the things you might want to study is why deception is so common in life. – American magician Eugene Burger Magicians are experts at directing our attention – basically manipulating and managing our perceptions. Maybe people like magic so much...

A global consciousness shift

A global consciousness shift

Aug 1, 2015

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • When an assassin killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914, no one called it the start of the First World War. That happened years later, after the implications, consequences and scale of the response could be assessed. It’s often the way. That’s why historians are important; they put events in...

Evolving beyond judgment

Evolving beyond judgment

Aug 1, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Judging a person does not define who they are; it defines who you are. – lifehack.org Judgment is ubiquitous in our culture. We hear it in the media, in politics, in the workplace, throughout the neighbourhood and within the family. Courts make judgements, but they are based on established laws. Personal...

Getting your omega-3s

Getting your omega-3s

Aug 1, 2015

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD, with Angelina Lam, Gloria Ho & Kelly Bogh • Research suggests omega-3s can reduce the risk of cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases. Fortunately, products with omega-3s – such as margarine, eggs and supplements – are commonly found in grocery stores. Omega-3s are a family of fatty acids that includes a-Linolenic...

STAR WISE: August 2015

STAR WISE: August 2015

Aug 1, 2015

by Mac McLaughlin • Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra Scorpio | Sagitarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces The dog days are upon us. It’s hot and dry with not much relief in sight. Saturn, known as a dry planet, rules the deserts and desert-like conditions and he has been moving through Scorpio for the last two years. Over the next...

Erasing internet links

Erasing internet links

Aug 1, 2015

Process should be fair, transparent and independent • INDEPENDENT MEDIA by David Christopher • You don’t have to look far these days to discover new threats to the free and open Internet we all rely on. Recently, OpenMedia has helped fight off a costly new ‘Link Tax,’ mobilized supporters against a reckless spying law and ran high-impact bus ads...

Slow Music & the Summer of Transformation

Slow Music & the Summer of Transformation

Aug 1, 2015

MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason • Hope you’ve had one or two transformative musical moments during this far-from-finished summer. One such moment occurred under the canopy of trees at stage 3 at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival when hundreds of highly appreciative fans soaked up the sight and sounds of Rising Appalachia (as in throw an apple at ‘cha) and...

How media disappears bad news about HPV vaccines

How media disappears bad news about HPV vaccines

Jul 2, 2015

Where have all the guinea pigs gone? Some healthcare professionals see this as a serious problem • DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels   • Anyone who discusses vaccines needs to put their perspectives right up front. Here are mine: polarized positions and extreme views are not helpful. Burying inconvenient truths is not helpful. Nor is accusing people of being...

Hope and happiness

Hope and happiness

Jul 2, 2015

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki •  Reading the news, it’s hard not to feel a growing sense of unease. The threat of terrorism, growing instability and conflict overseas, a shooting on Parliament Hill last October and uncertainty about the economy diminish our collective feelings of safety and security. To this, we add the looming environmental threats of...

Be yourself

Be yourself

Jul 2, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young •  And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anaïs Nin Worrying about what others think about us can be like a cancer that spreads through one’s consciousness. It takes away peace of mind and eats away at self-esteem. Every living thing...