How To Hack Your Brain’s Reward System For Increased Motivation

At the end of the day we’re all slaves to our biology. While our brains are extremely complicated, humans - like all animals – can be pretty easily tricked into feeling good about something and then doing whatever it takes to achieve that feeling. Fortunately, you might be able to use this behavioural trait to … Continue reading How To Hack Your Brain’s Reward System For Increased Motivation

How Facebook Flags ‘Fake News’

We’ve become obsessed with ‘fake news’. Some more than others…   We’re so obsessed that even Facebook has become ‘involved’. And for good reason – the rise of fake news leaves swaths of the population not only uninformed, but actually MISinformed which really is much worse. It also leaves the masses filled with a burning … Continue reading How Facebook Flags ‘Fake News’

Why Everyone Should be Excited About Canada’s New Governor General

Julie Payette, engineer and former astronaut, is poised to take on the role of Governor General of Canada under the Trudeau government. Regardless of your place on the political spectrum or opinion of the fact that we even have a Governor General, this is something everyone should be excited about. Yes, perhaps it’s a distraction … Continue reading Why Everyone Should be Excited About Canada’s New Governor General

Obscure Movie Reviews: Episode One

Titanic (1997) aka Some Movie About a Boat Have you ever watched a really obscure, underground movie only to think to yourself: “I totally get why no one has ever heard of this” Well that’s exactly how I felt watching the 1997 flop known to only the most avid fans as ‘Titanic’. The film represents little-known director James … Continue reading Obscure Movie Reviews: Episode One

Day 4: So About that Giant-Ass Iceberg…

In case you haven’t been paying attention to anything but Kid Rock potentially running for Senate — seriously what the actual fuck — a giant-ass chunk of ice detached from the Antarctic Peninsula yesterday. And when I say “giant-ass” I mean like PEI-sized (approximately 6000 km squared) giant that weighs a trillion tons. It’s certainly troubling to say the least. … Continue reading Day 4: So About that Giant-Ass Iceberg…

Day 2: The Death of Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is important. Obviously. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who would argue otherwise. Unfortunately, our collective loss of academic integrity is ever-growing and more commonplace than you might expect.  Let me explain. Whether it is intentional or not, a lack of academic integrity is overlooked by your peers, teaching assistants, and even professors … Continue reading Day 2: The Death of Academic Integrity