Vol. 20 Iss. 34

Volume 20 Issue 34 - 09/07/2012

Study Space – Slow and Steady

You’ve got your books. You’ve got your supplies. You’ve carved out time and finances and a space to work, and now You’re ready to begin the school year. Except that You’re not, really. You sit at your desk and stare at the schedule?and stare and stare. You have a headache. You’re terrified. You want to… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Give Us the Numbers

Most lifestyle television programs have a regular health and nutrition segment with guest experts?dieticians, naturopaths, doctors, nutritionists, cookbook authors, and consumer advocates. Depending on their particular skill sets and biases, they try to bring us old information in a new way or even announce a new truth. In this world full of noise and short… Read more »

Write Stuff – Reader Beware

Dishonesty in book reviews is nothing new. As this Atlantic article points out, as far back as 1846 Edgar Allen Poe bemoaned the ?tissue of flatteries? that misled readers. Still, consumers have relied on respected sources like The New York Times book reviews to get advice on buying?or avoiding?books. Then came the populist revolution in… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – A Separation

Film: A Separation (Sony Pictures Classics 2011) Director/Producer/Screenwriter: Asghar Farhadi Cast: Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat, and Sarina Farhadi ?Whenever You’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.? William James ?When two people decide to… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Thought Beneath Film, Part II

Thought Beneath Film is a five-piece alternative rock band based in Hamilton, Ontario. The band has recently released its debut EP, Detours, and is now touring Canada’s East Coast. Recently vocalist, lyricist, and guitarist Brent Wirth took the time to talk to Wanda Waterman about Carl Jung, feeding the muse, and managing writer’s block. Read… Read more »

Did You Know? – Student ID Cards

Studying by distance? You can still get student discounts at the movies, bookstore, or train station! According to the AU Student Calendar, every ?active Athabasca University student? is eligible to request a photo student identification card. To apply, you need to complete the required form and submit a photo. Acceptable photos are ?taken by an… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – School Days

September’s here, so It’s back to the blackboard, chalk, and workbooks. Or maybe not; over the past few years, teaching innovations in elementary, high schools, and even university and graduate programs are shifting the face of education to a multi-faceted one. Here are a few unique approaches to the three Rs: Fresh Prep Time to… Read more »