Bias

Actual Things Doctors Have Said to Overweight Patients

Arya M. Sharma, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Arya M. Sharma, MD

That we have a widespread anti-fat bias and discrimination out there is no secret. But when this comes from the very people who should be there to provide help and support to those struggling with excess weight, I guess we really have a problem. I asked readers to share the stupidest remarks they have ever heard from a health professional about their weight -- the response was overwhelming.

Just Because Your Brain Objectifies Women Doesn't Make it Right

Jeff Fraser | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Living
Jeff Fraser

Cognitive psychologists have discovered that our brains reduce women to their sexual body parts, and treat those parts as objects. The data confirms what many of us have suspected all along: we objectify women without even thinking about it. But does that mean that sexism is an inevitable result of our physiology? That's not so easy to answer.

The Social Web is a Golden Cage of Information

Randall Craig | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Business
Randall Craig

Do you actively seek out different opinions than your own, or unwittingly reinforce your personal conventional wisdom by only consuming "agreeable" content? While we may think it is the former, too often we live in a bubble. Here are some reasons why we're not as open-minded or as free as we may think, and how the internet is really preventing us from experiencing new things.