It’s mega-thoughty Thursday this week 😉
This is the next emergent issue in Canada: the quality of life in First Nations. This is our Prime Minister’s next big challenge. One First Nation has become the focus of media, recently, but it is not the only place where living conditions have been shown to be deplorable.
Attawapiskat in the news:
- In Attawapiskat, by Louise Bernice Halfe with photography by Larry Towell. The Walrus.
- Dying from hopelessness: Attawapiskat is desperate to stop suicide epidemic. CBC’s The Current.
- Joseph Boyden writes about the true tragedy of Attawapiskat. MacLean’s.
- Attawapiskat is not alone: Indigenous suicide is a national problem. “. . . [C]olonialism . . . deprives people of the ability to create their own futures and shape their own destinies.” Bob Rae for The Globe and Mail.
Just because our Prime Minister’s a geek (and yes, I realize he was dodging a question, but he did it well, don’t you think?).
Sandra Martin explains why we need better end-of-life policies in seniors’ residences. The Globe and Mail.
North Carolina passed ridiculous legislation that discriminates against transgendered people in the name of safety. Lindsay King-Miller covers the issue for role reboot.
Carla Ciccone wrote an article to warn women about Jian Gomeshi and it nearly destroyed her life. Chatelaine.
Samhita Mukhopadhyay wonders, will ‘it’s on us’ finally put an end the sexual assault on America’s college campuses? I hope so. It’s time and long past. Mic.com
Jia Tolentio explains how empowerment became a product for women to buy. The New York Times Magazine.
Leah McLaren explains why she’s teaching her son to embrace the ‘girlish.’ The Globe and Mail.
James Phelps, MD, makes the distinction between borderline personality disorder and bi-polar disorder. The Psychiatric Times.
The Mighty shares the secrets of people with anxiety.
Nancy C. Andreasen shares the secrets of the creative brain. The Atlantic.
I didn’t know where to put this tasty tidbit: How to see all the companies tracking you on Facebook and block them. Tech Insider.
The Shell Grotto in Margate, England.
Göbeklitepe. An amazing ancient site.
Photos of the Fukushima exclusion zone show how nature has taken over in a few years. BoredPanda.
Phil Plait debunks the planet nine comet scare for Slate.
Yuri Milner develops Breakthrough Starshot. CBC.
Phil Plait presents a tale of three Jupiters in four parts. Part one: A lonely young Jupiter wanders the galaxy. Part two: A Jupiter analogue orbits another star. Part three: Jupiter’s brother has three suns. And, finally, part four: Great Jupiter’s ghost! Slate.
Where do minds belong? In this fascinating essay, Caleb Scharf speculates on the fate of human, and alien, intelligence. Aeon.
Ariana Eunjung Cha examines Sean Parker’s revolutionary project to ‘solve’ cancer for The Washington Post.
Sarah Laskow considers the original copy of the Malleus Malificarum in Cornell’s witchcraft collection for Altas Obscura.
Food in its growing state 🙂 Bright Side.
Dog shaming always makes me smile. They know we’ll always forgive them 😉 Here are a couple of sites to bookmark in case you need a mid-week pick-me-up. Dogshaming and Dog Shame Awards.
Be Deutsch! Just AWESOME.
All the best.
See you on Saturday!