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Slow Train Coming - Lessons From COroNaFUSION

Slow Train Coming – Lessons From COroNaFUSION

A nanometer sized organism has thrown our orderly Sensex fueled lives into disarray. We are all left asking yourself about its aftermath and about the new ordinary. Or about the forced improvements into our lives as we transfer on, battling to retain our health, our jobs and our sanity. What will we try to remember this time period by? The images of despair, with thousands and thousands of our fellow human beings walking miles and miles, absent from the heartless…

U of T cognitive scientist livestreams daily meditation lessons during COVID-19

U of T cognitive scientist livestreams daily meditation lessons during COVID-19

How do our minds deal with the increasing complexity of the modern world? How can we train ourselves to face life’s challenges? How do we stay connected in a world full of distractions and alienation? Such questions are at the centre of the University of Toronto’s John Vervaeke’s academic work – not to mention his successful YouTube channel – and have never been more relevant than during COVID-19.   An assistant professor, teaching stream, in the department of psychology in the Faculty of Arts & Science…

Mounting job losses. Fear of the unknown. We’ve seen this before during the Great Depression. Here are some lessons learned.

Mounting job losses. Fear of the unknown. We’ve seen this before during the Great Depression. Here are some lessons learned.

Philadelphia’s support sector, the main job creator in a town that, ahead of the Depression, was called the “Workshop of the Environment,” has been decimated by the mandatory shutdowns of eating places, retail outlets, and offices. And although precise figures aren’t however accessible, the city’s black and Latino communities, which make up shut to 50 percent its inhabitants, can anticipate to be significantly tough strike. Resource connection

Phil Power: Lessons of Great Depression and past pandemics come home to roost

Phil Power: Lessons of Great Depression and past pandemics come home to roost

It’s now obvious that, for most of us, the coronavirus epidemic is the worst crisis of our lifetimes – which include potentially the Fantastic Despair of the 1930s. I wasn’t alive back then, but my moms and dads have been.  And they hardly ever forgot it. As soon as, I uncovered a box in their crowded attic – my mother was a diligent saver and a very careful labeler.  “String: Also short to be saved”, examine the label.  But there…