On perfection and creation: “If perfection believes in me, maybe I...

Are you at home with your idea of perfect? Is perfection a good roommate? Is it a lover you are trying to please? Or is it that grumpy editorial voice constantly editing away your unique thoughts into the not-good-enough category? Is perfection the imposter that seduces you into feeling unqualified and no good? Or is it that attention that unfurls our awareness into seeing perfection in an imperfect world?

Porn is not sex

Through the centre, I work with a team of people who go into high schools and give a presentation we call “Sexual Integrity.” We do this in hopes of preventing teen pregnancies, STIs, and the fast-growing use of pornography. This is necessary because the reality is kids have sex, talk about sex, and watch sex.

Bible-based movies cleverly cater to a certain demographic, and remind us...

So here’s the scoop. People are up in arms about the invasion of Christian films that will be flooding the cinema screens in 2014. Hollywood has created and is in the process of issuing more than six films this year entirely composed of Biblical content. So, why is this a big deal?

With big changes coming in April, Canada Post might be sidestepping...

As a kid, I was an avid stamp-collector. I’m not sure I’ve ever told anyone that before; it’s one of those embarrassing facts that aren’t hidden, per se, but which any sensible human will avoid mentioning in polite conversation.

“I’ll probably get called a socialist for this, but…”

Yes, these strikes are inconveniences, but when the government disallows the workers of the nation to express their dissatisfaction with the way things are being run and managed, is that not a step in the wrong direction – perhaps even away from democracy?

Plants can hear you (and they’re getting sick of your shit)

Plants are much more observant than you think, so it might be a good idea to smarten up a bit around them. In his new book, What a Plant Knows, Daniel Chamovitz writes about his findings on plant intelligence. Plants, he claims, can feel, communicate with each other, smell and even remember.

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor

UFV Kinesiology grad Jennie Wyness, alongside her husband Dave and their dog Dexter, have set sail for an atypical journey across the Pacific. Due to a difficult job market and rundown economy, she has chosen to focus on personal growth rather than choosing to settle into a job that would just get her by

Ban on religious symbols contradicts Canadian ideals

There has never been the slightest indication that religious materials alone alter work ethic. This possible change has put all minorities on alert; there is no harm done to the believers of the most popular religion, as they are “permitted to wear crosses, as long as they aren’t too large,” an exception described as “Putinesque” by The Globe and Mail.

“From the Sea, freedom:” Inside the Principality of Sealand

The Sealand station itself is only 10,000 square feet large, most of its space devoted to two hollow cement cylinders which extend deep underwater.

Puppy room moves from myth to reality

Pet therapy is used for reducing anxiety, lowering blood pressure, improving recovery from heart disease and providing an all-around boost in mental wellbeing. Programs like Therapeutic Paws of Canada (TPOC) and St. John Ambulance (SJA) provide pet therapy for hospitals, long-term care facilities, and schools all over Canada.