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In the fight for kids’ attention, parents don’t stand a chance

HEALTH (Troy Media) Study shows Canadian kids see more than 25 million online food and beverage ads a year – mostly for junk food. It’s time for that to end

The challenge of talking about caregiving at work

CAREGIVING (Troy Media) Developing a language that meaningfully resonates with our experiences is an essential step toward creating and leveraging social support

On the road to travel trauma? How to find a better route

TRAVEL/LIFESTYLE (Troy Media) When things aren’t going quite according to plan, breathe. No one likes travel stress, but sometimes we create our own problems and cause unnecessary delay

Concerns over household debt in Canada are overblown

LIFESTYLE (Troy Media) The drop in interest rates has been so significant that the interest burden of servicing debt has declined as a share of income, despite growing household debt

An open and shut case: how the backfire effect closes minds

CHIDIAC (Troy Media) When evidence contradicts our deeply-held beliefs, we tend not to change our viewpoint but to become more entrenched

The Summer of Love was a media event, not a revolution

HISTORY (Troy Media) People across the globe, of all classes, loved the music but could live without the hippy idea, thank you very much

Canada should be preserving history, not erasing it

TAUBE (Troy Media) We must stop this ridiculous trend of renaming edifices and cleansing evidence of people’s existence from history. If not, where will it end?

Fergus has a shocking experience in the barnyard

LIFESTYLE (Troy Media) Our puppy was in the barnyard sampling disgusting delicacies and developed a digestive issue. I was up several times a night, changing puppy pads

Protect yourself from financial phishing

YOUR MONEY (Troy Media) Welcome to the predatory online scamming world. Fraudulent emails, often containing links or attachments, are dangerous. If it seems too good to be true, it is

Satisfaction comes with sharing other people’s joy

CHIDIAC (Troy Media) There are a number of ways to cultivate positive empathy (ability to share other people’s joy): spending time with children and animals, and seeing beauty in art and athletics

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