Today is Orange Shirt Day is a national movement which invites all Canadians to wear orange shirts to acknowledge the history of residential schools. Residential schools inflicted on harm to Indigenous communities by taking children away from their families. This day was meant to honour those who survived. Are you strong enough to stand up for Indigenous rights and freedom?
Los Angeles Comic Con just announced that they will go ahead with their event this December at LA the Convention Center with coronavirus safety measures. What is interesting that most people come back home sick from conventions in NON-pandemic years. Knowing that the pandemic is not over, would you still attend the Comic-Con?
New research shows that sufficient Vitamin D levels can prevent severity of Covid infection. It can prevent Covid-19 patients’ condition from deteriorating and it can even reduce the need for oxygen. In general, we should try to eat our vitamins and eat heathier regardless.
There is only so much injustice people can endure. Thousands of protesters around the country are going out into the streets to make a stand. Demonstrations in New York, Seattle and other cities across the United States are making their stand.
It’s true that we spend too much time on social media. Is it because, we feel that we have no choice? There is no doubt that Tech companies have invested infinite money, time, and engineering power to design systems that keep us hooked. Have you given up happiness, spontaneity, time with your families, to check the latest posts on Facebook?
Everyone knows that you need to use technology and social media with caution. Other than apps collecting our data, it seems that too much time scrolling through them can be harmful, especially for mental health. Social media can be known to spread a great deal of misinformation.
Ever since the “Like” button was introduced in social media, do you feel that the work you create online is heavily motivated towards getting as many “likes” as you can. According to a Facebook engineer, the only motivation was to “spread positivity and love in the world.” No one could have imagined that people would become deeply depressed for lack of Likes.
BBC News reports that a coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford appears safe and trains the immune system. Trials involving around 1,077 people showed the injection led to them making antibodies and white blood cells that can fight coronavirus. Meanwhile, Ontario is searching for those eligible to get a COVID-19 antibody test through OHIP, laying out limited circumstances for its use beyond research. Do you think this may actually work?
Last month, the president told reporters at the White House on Monday afternoon that his administration will take action to ban the video-sharing app unless it’s sold to a US company by September 15. It seems that Microsoft is prepared to continue discussions to explore a purchase of TikTok in the United States. A hostile takeover perhaps?
It seems that more Canadians are shopping for their groceries online, consumers and other businesses in the food supply chain may end up paying a steep price for the convenience. Walmart Canada, for instance, has shifted the cost of its e-commerce onto suppliers, charging an extra five per cent on products sold online in what appears to be setting a precedent for grocers. Do you think that added costs could ultimately lead to less variety and quality in the food supply, higher prices and a weaker Canadian food system?