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Apps to tackle smartphone addiction

Apps to tackle smartphone addiction

According to a study (published in June 2017) by University of Austin, Texas, presence of smartphones reduces cognitive capacity and brain power in users even if they are not using them. A Korea University study released at the Radiological Society of North America (published in December 2017) …
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Are ‘Supervised Injection Sites’ for Drug Users a Good Idea?

One of these is Vancouver’s Insite, which opened in 2003 and is North America’s first legal supervised injection site. Since Insite opened, more than 3.6 million people have injected illegal drugs under supervision there. Tiffany Akins, the communications leader for Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), …
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Changes Urged to Protect Children from Tech Addiction

There are many independent Waldorf Schools throughout North America. The schools center heavily on hands-on learning and aim to teach skills in “creativity and innovative thinking.” They also place importance on students developing “social and emotional intelligence” as part of the educational …
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Federal NDP’s Libby Davies and Don Davies say they’re considering runs for Vancouver mayor

Libby was involved in bringing North America’s first supervised-injection facility, Insite, to Vancouver in 2003. She’s an honorary member of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU). In response to today’s overdose crisis, B.C. health officials are giving increasing attention to the idea of …
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Sum 41 announce Does This Look Infected? 15th anniversary tour of North America

A few years ago, Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley was on death’s door following a lengthy alcohol addiction. Since recovering, however, the pint-sized punker has dropped another Sum 41 album, 2016’s 13 Voices, and returned to the stage. Now, the band has announced they’ll be embarking on a 15th …
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