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Video: How government surveillance leads to self-censorship and The Chilling Effect

Penny’s findings leave readers with several questions. The most significant being, what does this mean for a democratic society?

Video: Why Vera Brittain’s 1933 memoir should be on your reading list

Published on the eve of World War II, Vera Brittain's memoir - The Testament of Youth - humanized the victims of war, and warned against the intoxicating elixir of duty and patriotism.

Guest Post: Canada Dreamin’ – How to study in Canada

With the rising cost of education, some people have been tempted to avoid going to college altogether. But the truth is that the benefits of a college education outweigh the costs.

Video: Surf Camp is what you need right now

It’s 10 a.m., and you’ve been catching waves since sunrise. You lick the saltwater off your lips and rub your shoulder. It’s sore, but that’s just proof you’ve accomplished something.

Scenes from a snowy day in Toronto (I travel for the coffee)

A long walk, some beautiful snow, a pretty city and good coffee. That's all I need.

Why you shoud be worried about Bullsh*t

Harry Frankfurt, an American philosopher and the writer of “On Bullshit,” argues that we’re in fact living in the ‘Era of Bullshit.' Here's why that should worry you.

Video: Re-imagining New Orleans through its architecture

New Orleans is no ordinary city. Amidst the street grim, faded colors, and centuries old stones, walk artists, tourists, the poor, the rich, the foreign and the native. The religious and the disillusioned. The infatuated and the heartbroken. Everyone comes together to experience what this city offers – an overwhelming, almost choking sensation of both the vibrancy and dearth of life itself.

International Women’s Day // 03.07 // #beboldforchange

The history of IWD may be surprising. It began in NYC on March 8, 1909 and was organized by the Socialist Party of America to advocate in particular for "working" women. It remained a prominent day among communist and socialist organizations, parties and countries until the United Nations adopted it in 1977. Since then, it has been adopted by many different countries across political spectrums, and has been used as a platform to shed light on issues disproportionately affecting women and girls globally - such as displacement, poverty, gender-based violence and economic inaccessibility.

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