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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

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

Charting an inclusive, nurturing future for all Canadians

LIFESTYLE (Troy Media) In celebrating Canada’s history, we recognize our accomplishments and we acknowledge our challenges which, if overcome, will ensure our future

Breaking technology’s pernicious grip on our children

LIFESTYLE (Troy Media) The formative years with our children only come once. When we make them the highest priorities in our lives, we give them the message that they’re worthwhile

Coming clean about the crimes of colonialism, at home and abroad

CHIDIAC (Troy Media) When we are truly honest with ourselves, we can find ways to heal society. This is the lesson we must live and share on a global level

Your right to choose a better world is in your hands

CHIDIAC (Troy Media) Citizens who are not informed and involved have willingly forfeited their democratic rights, and leave themselves open to manipulation

The beautiful, reaffirming cycle of kindness

LIFESTYLE (Troy Media) Being kind to others doesn’t mean we agree with them. It means we’re confident in who we are and aren’t threatened. It means we understand the big picture

Truth will triumph – but not without our help

LIFESTYLE (Troy Media) As we embrace the truth of humanity’s most horrific actions, hateful lies lose their power, we become enlightened and the path to a better world becomes clear

Laughing in the face of despair and tragedy

CHIDIAC (Troy Media) Humour breaks down walls that divide us and builds empathy and understanding. It’s one of the most amazing, enriching aspects of being human

Look for leadership from within when our leaders fail us

CHIDIAC (Troy Media) Does government really reflect the soul of its people? Is it okay to take credit for the work of others and refuse responsibility for our own mistakes?

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