Myles Mackenzie

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How income inequality hurts every Canadian's chance of building a better life

The WealthParadoxA Video Explainer<p>Play Video<p>Every generation expects to achieve more than the one that came before it and for many years, those expectations came true. But a disquieting trend has emerged over the past two decades, as the gap between the richest Canadians and the rest has grown, …

What growing income inequality is costing Canada’s future generations

<i>This is part of The Globe's Wealth Paradox series, a two-week examination into how the income divide is shaping Canada.</i><p>It's been dubbed the Great Gatsby Curve.<p>Plot countries on a graph. Put income inequality on one axis, mobility between generations on the other.<p>A sobering picture emerges. The …

Teach Kids to Daydream

Mental downtime makes people more creative and less anxious.<p>Today’s children are exhausted, and not just because one in three kids is not getting sufficient sleep. Sleep deprivation in kids (who require at least nine hours a night, depending on age) has been found to significantly decrease academic …

What Happens When a Town Puts People Before Cars?

Guelph Outdoor Preschool takes the classroom to the meadow | The Star

It follows in the footsteps of forest kindergartens that first emerged in Denmark in the 1950s, and have long been thriving in Scandinavia, Germany …

Rain Forest Plants Race to Outrun Global Warming

Tropical plants are migrating due to climate change, but can they move fast enough?<p><b>From a 13,000-foot peak of the Andes Mountains in southern Peru, gazing east over the dense rain forests of the Amazon basin, all you see is undulating green—one of the most verdant places on the planet.</b><p>It's what you …

Cities bypass slow government to lead the way on climate change

Efforts by national governments to tackle climate change and other sustainability challenges have been mixed at best over the past 20 years, but there is one level of government that has embraced the challenge with gusto – and success.<p>"National governments have largely failed to act, while cities …

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Anthropocene Now! Two Projections of Global Warming

The New North: The World in 2050<p>Profile Books (2012)<p>Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth<p>HarperCollins (2011)<p>The recent release of the …

Secrets of the Highline Revealed!

Ok, I love the Highline. You've probably noticed this since I've mentioned it in almost every blog. The former abandoned, elevated rail line that …