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The Biggest Myths About the Resurrection

Everyone has their opinion about what happened that day even if, in many cases, they’re missing some facts.<p>Today is Easter Sunday, the day when …

Theology

Guns and Cognitive Dissonance in America

Unfortunately, in the U.S. we have conflicting "facts" about guns. We also have facts that are suppressed and, therefore, they remain unknown to most …

Guns

In America, It's Easier to Ban Lawn Darts Than Assault Weapons

In a response to a thread by SoCalDem titled “This deadly item is banned in the USA (I own it..I’m not even allowed to re-sell it.. too dangerous)” …

10cc: how we made I'm Not in Love

‘The drummer said it was crap and we were just about to scrap the whole thing. Then I heard the studio’s secretary singing it – and the window-cleaner whistling it’<p><b>Eric Stewart, singer-songwriter, keyboard</b><p>I met this gorgeous girl called Gloria at Halifax town hall. I was 18. She was 16. Three years …

Hung Up

Working as a Golf Course Beer Cart Girl Is a Sexist Nightmare

Selling drinks to rich dads on a golf course was not the "ideal summer job" I thought it would be.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i>.<p>Growing up as a rare girl who golfed (VG&CC Junior Ladies Club Champion ‘08, pool of one), I’d always conceptualized “beer cart girl” as my ideal summer …

Save Me

The White Lies of Craft Culture

<b>Last fall, the chef Sean Brock</b> and brewmaster Ryan Coker of Revelry Brewing unveiled a collaboration called Amber Waves, a malt liquor made with locally sourced ingredients and grains reflective “of the 19th-century South.” The “historically accurate heritage grain” malt liquor, whose name derives …

New York Times

Jaguars not alone in noticing the Patriots had just one penalty in AFC championship game

The Patriots’ 24-20 win over the Jaguars in the AFC championship game produced some noteworthy numbers, including Tom Brady’s 138 passing yards, two touchdowns and 136.3 passer rating in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, some couldn’t help but notice other sets of numbers, specifically 1-10 and …

NFL

Wealthy baby boomers may be keeping Canada unequal by helping their kids buy homes: report

Baby boomers are set to become one lucky group of Canadians, as the beneficiaries of the “largest intergenerational wealth transfer in Canadian …

Want to understand white privilege? Look at college golf teams like mine

It’s time we talked about how colleges let affluent white students be supported by African-American student labor<p>More and more discussion has become centered around what white privilege is. But very little dialogue has taken place around white privilege in college sports and the labor of …

Golf

Science Behind the Beer Koozie

Ah, the trusty beer koozie (a.k.a. beer cooler, can hugger, coolie). Almost every beer lover has several stashed away in a drawer, holding memories …

Beer

Is Our Choice of Emoji a Window into Our Souls?

A So Sad Today investigation.<p>It's not that I care what other people think of me. But I totally care what other people think of me. Recently, I overheard someone say that emojis have been dead for a while and are now only for old moms. A cruel voice in my head said: <i>Wait, you use emoji every day.</i> …

Emoji

The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

<i>This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog.</i>The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long …

Pharma

Everybody lies: how Google search reveals our darkest secrets

What can we learn about ourselves from the things we ask online? US data scientist Seth Stephens‑Davidowitz analysed anonymous Google search results, uncovering disturbing truths about our desires, beliefs and prejudices<p>Everybody lies. People lie about how many drinks they had on the way home. They …

Republican Primaries

Canada is seen as a global human rights beacon—but not so much, at home

As Canada works to protect human rights in the world, we have to acknowledge the failures at home, even as we fete Canada 150<p>“#WelcomeToCanada,” …

Canada

The Botmakers Who Rule the Obsessive World of Streetwear

Early on a steamy June morning in Plantation, Florida, Matt Steiner sits working at his parents’ 10-person dining room table. It’s the start of …

Adidas Originals

Eight Artist-Curated Playlists to Ease Your Summer Soundtrack Woes

Whether you're cracking open a cold one or planning a road-trip, we've got you covered.<p><i>This post appeared originally on THUMP Canada.</i><p>In today's music streaming wars, there's been a noticeable recent shift in focus by major players like Apple Music and Spotify to curation. These companies have …

Playlist

Want more kids playing hockey? Stop making it so exclusive

Yes, cost is a significant factor in making hockey accessible to more people, but more focus is also needed on making it less competitive, and less …

Hold My Beer: Louisiana Lawmaker Makes Unexpected Case for Paying College Athletes

If Louisiana universities want to have "official beers" to avoid exploitation, perhaps they should stop exploiting student athletes, writes one lawmaker.<p>"To be clear, there is just about no aspect of my life in which I am a teetotaler," wrote Louisiana state representative Cedric Glover, …

Student Athletes

Noam Chomsky: Why Donald Trump is pushing the doomsday clock to the brink of midnight

Noam Chomsky discussed Trump, Russia, history and the<p><i>The following is an</i> <i>transcript of a recent public interview at the University of Arizona with linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky by Dr. David N. Gibbs.</i><p><b>David Gibbs:</b> The main issue on everyone’s minds is the inauguration of Donald Trump …

Geopolitics

A coach's plea to parents

Alison Belbin is passing on her love of the game. So why does she get so much interference from the sidelines?<p><i>Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at</i> tgam.ca/essayguide.<p>I am here, on time.<p>My mortgage is two-weeks late; my oldest …

Empathy

Why Do We Assume Good Musicians Are Good People?

Chuck Berry's death has reignited familiar questions over how far critics should go in the impulse to conflate a musician’s work and character.<p>As someone who has written his fair share of terrible music criticism, I can say with authority that there is a <i>lot</i> of shitty music writing out there. But …

Fair Trade

What to Do with a Baby

Show it some flowers or trees or whatever. Let it touch on a flower or feel grass on its tiny ass feet.<p>Sup, fam? It's your boy, Kool A.D., professional rapper, visual artist, astrologer, male model, and now, apparently, parenting columnist. Ten months ago my wife/swag coach/fun-employed …

Visual Art

The unregulated world of strength coaches and college football’s killing season

When all that's needed is a 21-hour course to become a certified NCAA strength coach, is anyone actually considering the best interests of …

Student Athletes

How baseball got so lame: The national pastime is so white and so dreary — and is still a money machine

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? Or Reggie Jackson? The strange downfall of America’s signature sport<p>I grew up as a fan of the San Francisco Giants, which meant something very different then than it does now. In the 21st century, the Giants are an enormously rich and successful franchise whose …

Baseball

Four Years A Student-Athlete: The Racial Injustice of Big-Time College Sports

While the NCAA’s rules governing college athletes are colorblind, the impact of amateurism is anything but—disproportionately costing black football and men's basketball players and benefiting white stakeholders by as much as $2 billion a year.<p><b>Before Robert and Amy McCormick could see the racial</b> …

College & University

Sports Media is Still Racist Against Black Athletes

A mountain of research demonstrates that sports media has not yet outgrown its history of racism against black athletes.<p>Bradley Zimanek, a <i>Montgomery Advertiser</i> columnist, stirred quite the dust-up early this college football season when he suggested that ESPN personality Andre Ware favored Blake …

Sports Media
Native Americans

How to Argue Against Racist Mascots

We are people, not metaphors for non-human aggression.<p><b>4. “I’m Native American and I approve this message.”</b><p>This is not a valid argument. <b>One token does</b> …

NFL

I Played 'The Boys Are Back in Town' on a Bar Jukebox Until I Got Kicked Out

The boys were back in town, but I was out of the bar, because they asked me to leave.<p><i>"Nothing is forbidden anymore."</i> <i>—Enrique Iglesias, "Bailamos"</i><p>Whenever I'm feeling miserable, I scrounge a few dollars out of my jacket pockets and tromp up to the bar I don't like. The bar is about three-quarters of …

Time I