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This Will Be Your Next Tattoo: Arabic Words Illustrated As Their Meanings

Alexandria-based graphic designer Mahmoud Tammam has taken 40 Arabic words and transformed them to match their meanings. The beautifully minimalistic project uses the arches, dots, and curves of the Arabic script to form foxes, whales, coffee pots, and more.<p>Follow Tammam’s work on Instagram or …

‘We’re not hippies, we’re punks.’ School that has projects, not subjects, on the timetable

‘New core curriculum for basic education emphasises the joy of learning,” reads a recent headline on a government education website. This new, more joyful curriculum, it says, is based on “positive emotional experiences, collaborative working and creative activity”.<p>It is, of course, the Finnish …

Education

Canada Calls Out Fox News For 'False And Misleading' Quebec Shooter Tweets

The network is "perpetuating fear and division," a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> 7:50 p.m. ― Fox News deleted the tweet and issued a statement from FoxNews.com managing director Refet Kaplan:<p>FoxNews.com initially corrected the misreported information with a tweet and an …

Classic Sourdough Bread (Pain au Levain)

For a classic sourdough bread recipe, we used a mixture of bread flour and whole-wheat flour for complex flavor. Sifting the whole-wheat flour …

Gay firefighter in Halifax wins compensation for abuse on naval base | The Star

HALIFAX—A firefighter has won compensation after enduring abuse and equipment tampering at a Halifax naval base because he is gay.<p>The Workers’ …

Compensation

Museum of African-American History: Admission is free. Exit is not.

Discrimination isn’t ancient history. A new museum shows the truth of that.<p>Clad in dark metal yet even darker within, Washington’s newest and most …

Black History

Canada's racial divide: Confronting racism in our own backyard

Growing up in Jacksonville, Fla., Rhonda Britton experienced occasional moments of racism. As the only black girl in her junior-high class, she was once told by a white friend that she wasn’t allowed to come over and play.<p>But it was when she moved to Canada as an adult that she felt racism more …

Birthers, hands off Maryam Monsef: Mallick | The Star

When it was first suggested to Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef that she’d been born in Iran rather than Afghanistan as she’d always …

Justin Trudeau

A Teacher’s Mindfulness- Mindfulness To Do List

My school year started last week with two days of teacher training. There were many things on the agenda as you would expect.<p>At the beginning of the …

All Successful People Do This One Thing (and You Should Too)

In a world where everything is traveling at a rapid pace, anything that promises to enhance our productivity is welcomed with open arms. But while …

Success

For a gay Syrian refugee living in Hamilton, Ont., disconnect and loneliness bring new challenges

In his three years as a refugee, Julian, who is gay, suffered several assaults. He now lives in Hamilton, Ont. (Photos by Annie Sakkab)<p>As he sits cross-legged on his apartment floor, Julian plays a video on his phone of a group of gay men at an underground party in Damascus. The men are clad in …

Top 27 Mindfulness and Self Discovery Socrates Quotes

Socrates the classical Greek philosopher Born in 470 BC died in 399 BC was one the founder of the Western philosophy.<p>To read the full bio, I will …

Five of the best meditation apps

The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can often feel like they amplify our daily stress.<p>Turning to your smartphone for respite from the digital clutter may feel as …

Apps

What China’s Monumental Move to Cut Meat Could Mean for the Future of our Planet - One Green Planet

It seems that the way that governments around the world view meat and dairy is finally beginning to change. Recently, the UK government recommended …

The Snapchat score is a perfect example of what an ex-Googler calls unethical app design

The tech industry has been busily debating that question since former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris posted a fantastic essay on Medium earlier this week.<p>He writes:<p>And this is exactly what product designers do to your mind. They play your psychological vulnerabilities (consciously and …

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

New Research Proved That Theory of Relativity Put Forward by Einstein is Still Valid

Galaxies 13 billion light years away from us have been shown on a 3D map. The Japanese-led team has discovered that the Theory of Relativity put …

Nightime walks and other pleasures: Syrian refugees learn to love smalltown Canada

One-year-old Elyas Albik and his parents have a love affair with Alberta's nightlife, but it's not what you think.<p>Ziad, 33, Boushra, 24, and Elyas fled Syria for Lebanon in 2015 and arrived in Claresholm, Alta., last month thanks to members of the Faith Community Baptist Church who sponsored them.<p>A …

How Adults Can Encourage Kids To Be Original Thinkers

When I first read <i>Originals</i> I couldn't help but take notes. What I jotted down was essentially a to-do list for how I could be more creative, how I could think up and then communicate new ideas.<p>But the book — written by Adam Grant, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania …

Creativity

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

Toyota's Latest Concept Car Is Made of Wood

Concept cars are typically designed to showcase futuristic ideas and technology. Toyota is taking a decidedly Old World approach with a concept car …

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain. Here Are 7 Ways To Reverse This Effect.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University …

Trudeau's Davos trip 'all about selling Canada'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he hasn't been partying it up with Hollywood celebrities and rock stars at this Alpine ski retreat for the global super elite, but working hard to persuade wealthy tycoons to invest in Canada.<p>"People who invest billions of dollars in the global economy gather here …

This Is How Climate Change Deniers Are Tricking You

National Review tweeted out an impressive-looking graph on Tuesday. Don't be fooled.<p>If there's one takeaway from this misleading climate change graph shared by the conservative National Review, it's that data visualization is only as honest as the people using it.<p>National Review, a conservative …

Artist Illustrates Unusual and Romantic Holiday Traditions from Around the World

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a series of illustrations that are both whimsical and culturally enlightening? In collaboration with illustrator Marie Muravski, jewelry designer Vashi once again commissioned drawings of a romantic nature, except this time they asked for 20 …

Powerful New Banksy Provides Perspective on Migration Through Steve Jobs' Life

Proving once again that art can be more powerful than words, Banksy has emerged with several new artworks in Calais, a refugee camp in France also known as the “Jungle.” Approximately 7,000 migrants and refugees call this their temporary home, the majority from Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea.<p>His …

Reefer madness: On teens and pot, those stars you see are asterisks

Legalizing marijuana is now an official goal of the federal government, and not just a campaign promise. Ontario's premier even suggested this week that the province's liquor stores could sell weed next to wine. The natural worry for parents and policy makers is what this might mean for teenagers. …

Deepak Chopra shares 4 ways to be mindful like the most successful people on earth

"They are machines. There is no difference between you and your computer," the award-winning author and physician told Business Insider this week while promoting the new documentary he's in, "Mindfulness: Be Happy Now."<p>To combat this, people can practice mindfulness, or the art of being present. …

One of the US' greatest mysteries

Atop a desolate hill in a small US town are the Georgia Guidestones: an eerie 19ft tall granite monument with a post-apocalyptic message for the world.<p>The drone of the man’s oak didgeridoo reverberated off the granite. “Not that I know when Doomsday is,” he said, parting his lips from the …

On Syrian refugees, are the Liberals deliberately courting controversy?

In 1933, Franklin Roosevelt told Americans that "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." That summed up the dynamics of an economic downturn where people stopped borrowing and spending, for the simple reason that they were afraid. The Great Depression was so miserable because policy-makers …