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Trudeau announces plan to kill first-past-the-post by the next election

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau wants this fall’s national vote to be the last federal election conducted under the first-past-the-post electoral system.<p>And, …

How Your Brain Understands Visual Language

Or, “why email is still represented by an envelope.” Design professor Josiah Kahane explains.<p>Semioticians classify signs or sign systems in relation to the way they are transmitted. To illuminate one way semioticians look at things, let us peek at stage and film semiotics, which study the various …

Anachronistic

How to Give the Most Motivating Pep Talk

‘I want to be here for you. What can I do?’; stay away from cliches like ‘Time heals’<p>I recently told a friend I needed a pep talk. “What kind?” he asked.<p>He had a very good point. Everyone wants to be the type of person who gives the pivotal talk that turns around a friend’s outlook or makes a …

Motivation

Gen Y money: How much will you spend on drinks this summer?

<i>Welcome to our Gen Y money blog, where a recent grad chronicles her real-life journey to becoming a financially independent adult.</i><p>I can tell you exactly where I was on the first sunny mild Saturday of the year.<p>I was sitting on an outdoor patio at a local bar, celebrating the warm weather with a few …

Airbus to build satellites for OneWeb to beam Internet from space

(By Irene Klotz, Reuters) — Europe’s Airbus Group will design and build about 900 satellites for privately owned OneWeb Ltd, which plans to offer high-speed, space-based Internet access to billions of people worldwide, company officials said on Monday.<p>About 700 of the satellites, each of which will …

Teen shot dead recovering stolen cellphone in London, Ontario: ‘It’s pretty shocking’

Things like this don’t happen in London, Ont.<p>People don’t die over something so trivial as a lost cellphone. That might happen in more dangerous …