The Merits of Failure

You can always rely on change to present itself in your life. Right when you get comfortable in one role, for example, as a high school student, the time comes for you to move on to college or university. By the time you reach your final year of undergrad, the time comes to make decisions

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Career Profile: Justin Ruppel, Lab Manager & Musician

Recently, we interviewed Justin Ruppel, a lab manager and research assistant at the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Toronto and a musician, who has performed around Toronto and toured North America. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology at the University of Toronto, he worked in labs at Mount Sinai Hospital, The

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10 Tips for Academic Success

With the beginning of a new school year, students are setting their academic goals. Once you have these goals, how do you go about achieving them? Below are 10 tips to help you as you strive for academic success: 1. Forget about your high school life. 2. Time management is important. Plan everything in advance,

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Status Anxiety and Deriving a Solution to Individual Happiness and Social Inequalities

Recently, I have been watching many educational YouTube videos; partially for research for school, but mostly because of my growing interest in philosophy and critical theories. A few nights ago, amidst a mountain of assignments and tasks, I came across this particular video, which attracted my attention and has since provoked a lot of thought.

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The Intimidation Factor

“What do you want be when you grow up?” Seemingly simple, yet a question that becomes increasingly popular as we grow up. For children, typical answers fall along the lines of “a movie star”, “firefighter” or even “president!” Fast forward to your senior year of high school and when the same question is presented, adults

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You Don’t Learn From Failure

After a week of late nights, hundreds of volunteer hours, and countless cups of coffee, you are finally ready to submit your scholarship application. You have put in all of the work, followed all of the proper steps, and rightfully, expect nothing less than success. A couple months pass and you’re still waiting for a

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