As a first responder, I’ve been asked this question countless times. Trust me, you don’t want to know. I have been working as a paramedic in British Columbia for five years now. I have officially lost count of how many … Continue reading I’m a Paramedic, Please Stop Asking Me About the Worst Thing I’ve Ever Seen
It was enough to warrant a story all of its own: the courageous investment banker who actually took his paternity leave. In 2016, this Wall Street Journal scoop, headlined “A Top Investment Banker Actually Took All His Paternity Leave for Once,” told … Continue reading Mandatory paternity leave might be Wall Street’s best bet for gender equality
As an active member of the literary community, I was shocked at how naive my assumptions about banned books were. Did you know books are still being banned by school boards and administrations, political and religious groups, and even the … Continue reading Banning Books Is Still A Thing? 17 of America’s most surprising banned books
“Congratulations! The job you wanted to have when you were five [years old] is now yours. What do you do now for a living?” This prompt from music publicist and radio host Eric Alper prompted a lively discussion on Twitter back in … Continue reading The question we should ask kids instead of “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Here are 10 Questions Scientists Don’t Have Answers To. You could be the Scientist that answers these for us! #stayinschool 1. How did life start on Earth? There are many theories that attempt to answer this question but even people who have … Continue reading Do you or someone you know want to be a Scientist?
Tall undulating seaweed known as kelp grows in thick underwater forests off the southern coasts of Africa. The kelp forests were once thought to provide a safe haven to Cape fur seals from great white sharks. Then researchers put GoPro-like … Continue reading Scientists Put Cameras on Sharks to Watch Them Hunt Seals in a Kelp Forest
The new 8-episode miniseries, made by the makers of ‘Planet Earth,’ shows the Earth in all its majestic glory—and serves as a reminder that this majesty is slipping away. Beauty and tragedy are intertwined in Our Planet, never more so than … Continue reading Netflix’s ‘Our Planet’ Is the Ultimate Plea for Fighting Climate Change