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Timothy Caulfield challenges Gwyneth Paltrow

According to Amazon.ca, Canadian author Timothy Caulfield is “a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health as well as research director of the Health Law and Science Policy Group at the University of Alberta. In recent years he has led and collaborated on a number of research projects having to do with the social challenges associated with genomic technologies, stem…

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Millennials know this much to be true

The Globe and Mail’s Careers section recently featured a piece by Nicole Gallucci entitled, “Five things I learned from millennials” that warrants a closer look. While acknowledging the level of comfort millennials have with technology and their forthrightness in insisting on authenticity and integrity in friendships, Gallucci’s entitlement versus enlightenment debate leans heavily towards enlightenment and I don’t entirely agree. Let’s take a closer look…

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Lena Dunham IS that kind of girl

I should say up front that I was a Lena Dunham fan long before I read her book “Not That Kind of Girl” so I approached it with a sense of eager anticipation. Prior to publication, Dunham received a hefty advance which generated bitchy comments suggesting that the book was probably over-hyped and would not deliver. After all, she’s only twenty-eight years old and writes,…

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We’ve been published – again

My recent blog about how much I enjoyed the March issue of ELLE Canada was the result of how relevant and well-written their articles were that month. The March issue was dedicated to feminism which is a subject dear to my heart and I appreciated their coverage. So I wrote them a fan letter—actually I sent them a copy of my blog posting (You can’t…

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Diapers – there is a better way

It doesn’t take a genius to know that disposable diapers are not a good thing for every reason except convenience. They take up to five hundred years to decompose in landfill (yuck!) and cost parents in the neighbourhood of $1,000.00 per year per child (yikes!). Those reasons alone are enough to discourage the use of disposables but the convenience factor still outweighs the downside. There…

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If it stars Helen Mirren, it must be good

Whenever the names Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith or Judi Dench appear to be starring in a new movie, we can be pretty sure the movie is going to be worth the price of admission. Woman in Gold is based on the real experience of Maria Altmann played by Helen Mirren, a wealthy Austrian whose aunt Adele was the model for Gustav Klimt’s famous painting (originally titled …

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