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Evolving beyond judgment

Evolving beyond judgment

August 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

August 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

August 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

August 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

August 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...