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Finding the Middle Grounds as a Parent

Too tired to set limits with your children? Well, the short-term gain (not having to deal with tantrums) is likely setting you up for long-term pain! It’s understandable that sometimes parents just want some peace and quiet whenever they can get it, and therefore will let some of their children’s poor behaviours slide, or give in to whatever demands their ... Read More »

Child Labour: A Serious Global Issue

Child labour is one of the most devastating consequences of persistent poverty but 81 percent of British Columbians think it’s easy to turn a blind eye to child labour in developing countries. Children should not have to work but according to the World Bank, an estimated 250 million children are working worldwide. Of these, 61 percent are in Asian, 32 ... Read More »

Punjab Drug Epidemic

Punjab, the land of five rivers, located in the north west of India, is one of the smallest and most prosperous states of India. With agricultural fields epitomizing the spirit of the entire country, Punjab is the food pocket of the country, leading India’s green revolution and transforming the landscape into a food-surplus country. Rich in cultural diversity, architectural monuments, ... Read More »

The good (and bad) Muslim

Our mind automatically and inevitably categorizes people and things in stereotypes. It helps us make sense of the world and satisfies our need to understand and predict the social world. We categorize individuals as members of groups, and assign a defined set of characteristics to this group based on appearance or our assumptions. The tragic bombing in Boston evoked speculation ... Read More »