Mental

Despite All the Laughs, Robin Williams Suffered

Mathieu Murphy-Perron | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living
Mathieu Murphy-Perron

Rare are the moments where reading of an actor's passing does much more to me other than illicit a half-shrug before I carry on with my day, but in the case of Robin Williams it stopped me straight in my tracks. Williams depression wasn't new. He was an alcoholic with a long history of substance abuse. He dodged consistent allegations of stealing jokes throughout his years as a stand-up comic. He suffered. Despite and through the laughs, he suffered.

Watching the Watchdog: The Organization Fighting "Isms" in the Media

Tim Knight | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Innoversity is a not-for-profit organization that has spent the past 13 years struggling with some success "to create opportunities for cultural minority, Aboriginal and disabled Canadians to actively engage with, and be reflected within, key social sectors and institutions." That's institution-speak for fighting racism and all the other isms that still stain our society, particularly our media.

The Dubious Science Behind Brain Fitness

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

It was only a matter of time, of course, before the health and fitness industry discovered its next big thing. "Brain fitness" is the new fad -- and not only among the aging baby boomers. So far, the diagnosis relies solely on the observation of its symptoms, as opposed to a genuine understanding of the actual causes.