Entries by Rachel Ryan from 07/2012

Are We Healthier Now Than in 1900?

| Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada Living

This month, the New England Journal of Medicine published an illustration showing that not only are people now living longer, they are dying of fewer things. However, with this progress, we have also fallen victim to a new subset of maladies. For example, diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

Generation Y-ny Isn't Busy, They're Lazy

| Posted 07.05.2012 | Canada Business

The New York Times editorial The Busy Trap is a justification for a generational sense of entitlement. A rationale underlying the newfound idea that we, Generation Y, are somehow not only entitled to a fulfilling career at the ripe old age of 22, we are also entitled to plenty of rest and relaxation. But whining about the barrage of emails and offering an escape to the south of France is hardly a solution. It is utterly laughable and disgustingly entitled.

Are Today's Facebook Haters Yesterday's Telephone Haters?

| Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada

To all the anti-establishment hipsters lamenting technological advancement and the resulting popularity of social media: nostalgia for a bygone era is hardly avant-garde. Drastically different social norms are not an indication of societal "decline," but simply an indication of human nature's astounding ability to both create and adapt to change.

Is Dating a Cold, Careless Game?

| Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Living

There is a very prevalent hostility between the sexes, constantly reinforced by today's no-strings-attached dating game. No one has to commit. No one is responsible. Everyone is out for himself or herself. Everyone is on the defensive. So many options and no need to choose. Immediate gratification coupled with complete lack of empathy.

Why Men and Women Are More Alike Than You Think

| Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Living

On my most recent piece, Is Dating a Cold, Careless Game?, a reader offered the below: "Instead of constantly talking about Mars and Venus and how different men and women are, I wish we'd focus more on what common ground we have and how we complement each other." It got me thinking...