Why Students Should Consider Taking A Gap Year

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Parents often fear that a gap year will set their children back, stunting their education and career opportunities. On the contrary, hitting the pause button to gain life experience before resuming studies can actually boost future prospects.

Microvolunteering Makes It Easy To Give Back

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Welcome to microvolunteering, 10-minute increments of doing good that can (mostly) be done from home. Code-slingers and charities are inventing ways to make use of these small pockets of downtime to give a growing movement of people the chance to step up for a cause.

Can VR Help Us Develop Real Empathy?

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Professor Jeremy Bailenson has been researching the neurological and psychological impact of virtual reality for 15 years at Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab. Visual, auditory and dynamic spatial cues mimic real-life responses in the brain; he's found that the immersive quality of this technology leaves an indelible mark on users in a way that still images don't.

Extreme Gardening And The Future Of Food

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Food demands on our planet will double by 2050, when the population is set to reach 9.7 billion. With the global dinner table getting crowded, and the planet running out of arable land, it's going to take some extreme gardening to keep everyone fed. These breakthroughs could herald the future of food production.

Mental Health First Aid Fights Stigma And Saves Lives

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Living
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Unlike blocked arteries or broken bones, mental illness is shrouded in stigma. People are reluctant to talk about it and, when confronted with someone in crisis, few know what to do. Still, odds are much greater that you'll encounter someone with an anxiety disorder or depression than someone with heart disease. Statistically, mental illness affects much more of the population -- one in five Canadians. You don't have to be a passive bystander, struggling for words or paralyzed by ignorance. You can become a mental health first responder.

Social Media Wins Gold For Sexism Backlash

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The Rio Olympics have now come to a close, but here's a satirical spectator sport for those of us who were frustrated by the nightly highlight reels belittling female athletes. It's called "Olympic media sexism bingo." Comedian Megan Ford posted the game card on her Twitter account.

'World Schooling' Turns Travel Into An Educational Experience

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Parents
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Ed Gillis wanted to teach his sons about how glaciers are formed, so he took them to the top of New Zealand's Fox Glacier and let them fire questions at a pair of geologists. For eight-year-old Heron Gillis and his brother Sitka, six, the world is their classroom. World schooling can take experiential service learning to the next level.

These Canadians Died Trying To Create A Better World

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Although they are not soldiers, humanitarians working abroad face risks like war, disease, and nature's wrath. In honour of World Humanitarian Day on August 19, we are introducing you to a few of the too-many Canadians who have given their lives in the service of others.

Social Intrapreneurs Are The Change They Wish To See At Work

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Most workers can't risk their steady income to start a social enterprise or renounce materialism and move to Calcutta to volunteer. Social intrapreneurs protest from within, while on the payroll. This is the best of both worlds at work -- with personal, social and economic benefits.

Meet The Fundraiser On An Epic Journey To Change The World

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

By the time Mark Quattrochi had biked through China, he had raised enough to build a school room. Rather than stopping at the border, he plotted a new route that allowed him to visit all of the other communities in India, Kenya, Ecuador and Nicaragua where he wanted to build school rooms.

Golden Globes: Ranking The Past 15 Best Original Song Winners

HuffPost Canada Music | Anne T. Donahue | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

It’s that time of year -- the time in which we say, “it’s that time of year!” while indulging in our need to judge. That’s right: it’s awa...

Madonna Is No Goddess

Valerie Stachurski | Posted 11.16.2011 | Canada Living
Valerie Stachurski

While many seemed to agree that Madonna's alleged behavior at TIFF was completely out of line, there were also people who responded by saying that they wouldn't expect anything less. "It's Madonna, she's a GODDESS" one even said. Well, no, no she isn't. She is a pop star.