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To Get Into A Great College, Start Writing The Wrong Essay

What do high school seniors have in common with ambitious mid-career executives? They’ve both reached a crossroads in life, in which they confront the jarring truth: “What got you this far won’t lift you higher.”<p>If you’re aiming for the CEO’s office, spend some time with this book by leadership …

High School

Negative Politics Will Drive Our Conservative Party Into The Ground

It's time to take a stand.<p>After listening to worried Canadians in every province and territory, I have to speak out against two of my opponents who …

Why doctors are leery about seeking mental health care for themselves

A survey of 2,000 U.S. physicians released in September found that roughly half believed they had met criteria for a mental health disorder in the past but had not sought treatment. The doctors listed a number of reasons they had shunned care, including worries that they’d be stigmatized and an …

Mental Health

Aleppo has fallen and so has humanity. We are disgraced

Aleppo has fallen. The last and sturdiest bastion of the Syrian uprising is gone. The Battle of Aleppo is over, the revolution is finished, and the …

'It could have been me.'

<b>Nahanni Fontaine</b><br>Special adviser on Aboriginal women’s issues for the government of Manitoba<br>Sagkeeng Anicinabe First Nation, lives in Winnipeg<p>To …

Obama Was Right About Republican Extremism All Along

It has been a long time since a popular, term-limited president has campaigned vigorously on behalf of his presumptive heir. Bill Clinton famously …

Trump's now-infamous debate moment reminded people of a beautiful note George HW Bush wrote after he lost the election

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said multiple times that he feels the 2016 election is "rigged" against him.<p>In the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night, moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump if he'd accept the outcome of the debate. Trump refused to give a straight …

Government

How virtual reality is changing the game in healthcare

UK hospitals are turning to simulation and the virtual world to train healthcare professionals in medical procedures<p>In a small operating theatre underneath Hammersmith hospital, a team of cardiologists are in a race against time. They’re performing an angioplasty, a delicate and dextrous procedure …

Virtual Reality

Bella Bella, B.C.: The town that solved suicide

How remote Bella Bella emerged from its ‘dark time’ by reconnecting troubled youth with the land<p>The airport in Bella Bella is a one-room shack with …

Mental Health

Outrageous EpiPen prices lead some people to make their own

A man sits in a dimly lit room and fills a syringe with clear liquid. After a few minutes of combining medical equipment like a puzzle, the YouTube video cuts to footage of him injecting himself.<p>The man is Michael Laufer, a PhD mathematician and one of the creators of the EpiPencil, a device from …

Pharma

What the North Korean internet really looks like

<b>North Korea notoriously restricts access to the internet for its citizens, but it does, in fact, maintain some websites which can be seen outside the country.</b><p>Most of these sites have always been accessible outside North Korea but on Tuesday an exhaustive list was revealed apparently for the first …

North Korea

Suspicion: How a man pulled from a deadly Regina fire became its prime suspect

Michael Morrison leans over a spiral notebook and begins to write the ending to his life.<p>His penmanship is neat and careful — not the harried, …

School lunch worker quits after being forced to refuse hot meal to student who couldn’t pay

Stacy Koltiska said that she will never forget the look in the little boy’s eyes. As an elementary school lunchroom staffer, her job was to work the …

After Losing Half A Beak, Grecia The Toucan Becomes A Symbol Against Abuse

Remember the toucan in Costa Rica who had its upper beak hacked off by a perpetrator who was never found?<p>Well, here's an update to a story we first told you about last year. And, spoiler alert — it has a happy ending.<p>Local residents brought the bird to a nearby animal rescue center. And thanks to …

Costa Rica

Harper the hypocrite

With Friday’s announcement of the resignation of the MP for Calgary Heritage, the political career of Stephen Harper officially ends and the debate …

European Union

Messy Environment Can Breed Creativity And Productivity

“A cluttered room is a cluttered mind.”<p>This sounds like something a mom would say as she wags her finger at her child’s bedroom. It’s four in the …

Goodbye, Harper. Good riddance.

Like fame and drugs, politics consumes its own. Stephen Harper is no exception. Marketed as the archetypal Strong Leader, he ends as a rickety Wizard …

A woman’s gruesome hanging shocked Tibet — but police have silenced all questions

But on May 20, five relatives and family friends were sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison. Acquaintances say they were jailed for refusing to sign a …

A Basic Income Would Upend America’s Work Ethic—and That’s a Good Thing

We have been ruled for years by archaic economic ideas, particularly the claim that a healthy dose of economic austerity is the best way to get the …

Read Ghazala Khan’s response to Donald Trump: ‘He doesn’t know what the word sacrifice means’

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.. – Donald Trump has asked why I did not speak at the Democratic convention. He said he would like to hear from me. Here is my …

How the practice of sex-testing targets female Olympic athletes

Sometime in 2011 or 2012, four elite female athletes travelled from their homes to a clinic in France.<p>They were all tall, flat-chested and muscular. …

The Consequences of No Man's Sky: Will Players Destroy or Preserve the Universe?

No Man's Sky allows players to affect planets in ways that subsequent visitors can see. You will, however, have to alter a planet <i>a lot</i> for the changes to be saved to the game's server. Developer Hello Games has implied that you'll need to do something drastic, like perhaps full-on terraforming or …

This Ex-Cop Turned Developer Made a Game Where You Don’t Kill Things

Artist Daniel Monastero spent years as a cop in São Paulo's favelas. Now, he's making a nonviolent video game with the hope that he can push the medium to evolve and mature.<p>Of last year's top ten selling video games, seven featured violence as a core mechanic. The other three were sports games.<p>Even …

São Paulo

Why this homeless Dallas woman is weeping for the fallen officers

<b>Dallas (CNN) —</b> Djuana Franklin collapsed onto her hands and knees in front of the Dallas Police Headquarters, sobbing uncontrollably.<p>She pressed her hands into the pavement, inches from the police cars turned memorial for the five officers killed in Dallas. The 44-year-old black woman wept for …

Law Enforcement

A Medical Mystery of the Best Kind: Major Diseases Are in Decline

Something strange is going on in medicine. Major diseases, like colon cancer, dementia and heart disease, are waning in wealthy countries, and improved diagnosis and treatment cannot fully explain it.<p>Scientists marvel at this good news, a medical mystery of the best sort and one that is often …

Medicine

Opus Clavicembalisticum: The Longest Piece of Piano Music Ever Performed

On December 1, 1930, a pianist named KaikhosruSorabji took to the stage at Glasgow’s Stevenson Hall to perform one of his own compositions. Entitled</i> …

Ronald Reagan

After the leaks showed what it stands for, could this be the end for TTIP?

Today’s shock leak of the text of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) marks the beginning of the end for the hated EU-US trade …

European Union

From avid runner to bedridden after a botched surgery: Her only hope was in the U.S. — but OHIP still said no

It was supposed to be a routine procedure to fix bone spurs in her ankle, but the operation Michelle Fernandes had in 2005 was, in her words, a …

Medicine

‘Addiction Is an Adaptation to Your Environment’: An Interview With Johann Hari

Why were drugs banned 100 years ago? Why do we continue banning them? And what really causes drug addiction and drug use? After leaving daily …

Jian Ghomeshi case shines spotlight on ‘post-incident contact’ | Toronto Star

Many Canadians were introduced to the concept of “post-incident contact” during the recent high-profile trial of Jian Ghomeshi, the former CBC star. …

Jian Ghomeshi