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[21 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Women and sports (reporting) | ]

While sitting in class the other day with a fellow classmate discussing our futures, the subject of women covering sports came up. I’m female, pursing a career in sports broadcasting, and my male classmate stated I would have a successful career in sports broadcasting because I’m a woman and guys like to watch women because they’re a lot nicer to look at.
This statement really got me thinking about women and their place in the sports broadcasting industry and just being a woman and having sports knowledge in general.
From my own …

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[21 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Right ‘Round | ]

Ah, roundabouts.  You hail from the United Kingdom to help our traffic flow and eliminate unnecessary four-way stops and traffic lights.  As a person who loves driving and hates stopping frequently, you’re pretty good in my book.  Driving into a bend and then peeling off into another destination isn’t only fun, it’s really convenient.  So, why is it that people refuse to learn how to use you?  Or why is it that people are so afraid?  You’re not scary at all with your friendly foliage planted in the middle and …

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[20 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Links for November 20, 2013 | ]

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[15 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on D.U.I.: A Rob Ford Timeline | ]

Whether you’ve watched it on television or read it on the web, the recent surfacing of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s infamous “crack smoking video” has caught the attention of anybody remotely aware of their surroundings. The sheer amusement and astonishment at such behavior coming from the Mayor of Canada’s largest city seems like something better suited for Hollywood, or at the very least American politics. But after watching the video and comparing it with his three-year reign over the City of Toronto, a physiological pattern becomes clear. A pattern I’ve …

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[24 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Changing attitudes to mental health | ]

In her 30-plus years as a psychiatric nurse, Michele Luckett has seen thousands of young people struggling with the stresses and pressures of growing up.
She says digital technology has exacerbated those pressures, while at the same time making it more difficult for some teens to cope.
One girl in her early teens, Luckett remembers, always felt like an outsider at school but found comfort online. But then some of the people online started calling her names, telling her she was no good and unloved, and even suggesting she kill herself.Her previous …

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[17 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on No pressure, ladies | ]

First there was Photoshop for pictures, and now digital editing is being used to trim and slim celebrities down to an itty-bitty, unrealistic size in videos.
In her latest music video, “Work B***h,” Britney Spears dances around in next to nothing and is looking slimmer than ever. But wait, is her thinner figure a product of working out and eating right or yet another Photoshop scandal to grace the front pages of celebrity gossip magazines? RadarOnline broke news on Tuesday that the pop princess indeed had a little help with some …

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[17 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on The Fashion Hero could really be heroic | ]

I love fashion. I love the intricacies of it, how it can transform your day, and the self-expression it allows. However, sometimes I struggle with how I could possibly love an industry that tells me, seemingly every day, that I need to change in order to be a fashionista.
Recent fashion headlines have emphasized the lack of diversity on the runways and in major campaigns, with specific reference to Black women. This may be a shocking allegation in this day and age, but it’s true, and not just for Black women. …

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[10 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Is Hamilton still a Steel City? | ]

Hamilton’s history as Canada’s “Steel Town” is becoming a distant memory – and nowhere is that clearer than at the new Tim Hortons Field.
The skeleton of the $145.7-million stadium is being constructed using steel outsourced from three American companies: Nucor, Steel Dynamics and Gerdeau. That’s right – Steel Town will not even be supplying the steel for its own stadium.
According to Walters Inc., the steel fabrication company that was awarded the bid, Hamilton does not produce the appropriate materials for the job.
“It’s not because we don’t want to keep the …

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[10 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Broke. And broken down | ]

You’re in college, probably broke, but lucky enough to own a car. Your maintenance light illuminates on the dash, you gasp, and a puff of dust comes out of your empty wallet. Why would you give any of your barely-existent money to some mechanics who will just jerk you around?
Why not do it yourself? You can do this. You like to think of yourself as a handy person. Remember that birdhouse you built in grade school? That was all you and your mom loved it. Car? Piece of cake.
Whoa there, …

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[10 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on NYPR: Maybe it’s me? | ]

Hi. I’m Lauren, and I’m not easy to get along with.
So now what? I’ve admitted the problem, and according to the 12 Step program used by Alcoholics Anonymous, I now need to accept that there is a higher power who can help me: Oprah.
An article in O Magazine by author Maeve Binchy talks about “acts of friendship”: those things that you do to bring happiness to others. I make a conscious effort to do nice things: I bake cupcakes for my classmates, have friends over for dinner and whenever I …