Fight Club had it Wrong: the Problems with Minimalism

When I was in first year at university, it seemed that there were two films that everyone was buzzing about: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Fight Club. The two films are controversial, edgy, and they signify a coming of age for many students. One of the main themes of Fight Club is anti-consumerism,…

Lessons from Suits: Honest Body Language, Dress Sense, and Swagger

Our non-verbal communication accounts for 93% of our total message that we’re sending to our recipients. We often think that it’s what words we choose that are the best tactic for effective communication, but it is in fact how we deliver these words, combined with how we carry ourselves and what we are wearing, that…

Does Grade Inflation in High School Affect Mental Health in University?

From an early age, we’re often asked the question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” At first, our answers are usually visions of grandeur; choices range from an astronaut, the Prime Minister of Canada, an NHL hockey player, and the list goes on. We progress through elementary school holding on to…

Internet Propagated Pseudoscience: The Alchemy of our Time

Last night’s debate between creationist Ken Ham and scientist Bill Nye illustrated to the world that a subject as fact-based as science still experiences a great deal of controversy. Science, which, contrary to Mr. Ham’s false dichotomy of observational science and historical science, has followed the same natural laws throughout the existence of time, still…

Nature Deficit Disorder: How the Outdoors can Change Your Life

I will not take credit for the title of this article; for those of you unaware, there was a book by Richard Louv published in 2005 called “Last Child in the Woods” which talks about Nature Deficit Disorder and how it’s affecting society today. For the purpose of this article, I would like to discuss…