Vol. 19 Iss. 38

Volume 19 Issue 38 - 10/07/2011

Editorial – Hang Up!

Hang up! It’s a message That’s taken off across North America lately. Distracted driving laws, like those recently introduced in Alberta, are cracking down on those who text behind the wheel?or chat without a hands-free device. Bloggers and life coaches are reminding us that failing to hang up when we pick up our kids from… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Advice To and From Writers

Would-be writers seek out the counsel of those who have succeeded. We hope for kernels of inspiration and, please dear God, some shortcuts to success. We latch onto any crumbs of insight or advice buried in the countless how-to books and blogs which have become an industry unto themselves. I especially love to hear about… Read more »

AUSU Update – Autumn 2011

Update on AUSU awards program AUSU has long had a student awards program to recognize outstanding students and assist those in need. Over the course of the last couple years, though, we’ve sought to revamp and revise our awards portfolio to improve existing awards and add new ones! We now have a wide array of… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Metropia

Film: Metropia (Atmo 2009) Director: Tarik Saleh Script: Fredrik Edin, Stig Larsson, Tarik Saleh Cast: Vincent Gallo, Juliette Lewis, Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård, Alexander Skarsgård, Sofia Helin ?If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face?forever.? George Orwell, 1984 Brazil’s 1984-Style Matrix in 21st-Century Sweden At the end… Read more »

Health Matters – Cranberries

When you think of Thanksgiving, what comes to mind is usually a food-filled holiday, complete with turkey or similarly festive fare. And don’t forget the sides: mashed potatoes, in-season vegetables, and, of course, a dish of sparkling red cranberries. But did you know that cranberries are more than just a Thanksgiving dinner add-on? Cranberries boast… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Birthing Live – Around the World: Mercury, the Pitted Planet

At Home: Birthing Live Most pre-birth seminars involve a ?realistic? film of the childbirth experience?and It’s often scarring. But Canadian birthing coach Nancy Salgueiro is combatting the negative stereotypes: She’s live-streaming video of her third child’s impending birth. As The Toronto Star reports, the Ottawa mom?who’s also a chiropractor?told reporters that She’s hoping to send… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Pass the Veggies

October is World Vegetarian Awareness Month. Even if You’re craving turkey and gravy this weekend, consider implementing a few vegetarian dishes into your Thanksgiving menu?or into your meal plan over the course of the month. Vegetarian fare isn’t bland and tasteless; in fact, a large percentage of the world’s population eats primarily meatless meals, and… Read more »

Did You Know? – Student Award Finder

Scholarships can seem difficult to locate, particularly for distance learning students. Search engines tend to be inefficient at locating a good match, and scrolling through lists of possibilities is usually a frustrating task. Good news: you may be eligible to apply for one of Athabasca University’s many scholarships. they’re available to both undergraduate and graduate… Read more »