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A list of the past entries in our "Link of the Day" feature:

 21-Oct-14 How Your Cat Is Making You CrazyJaroslav Flegr is no kook. And yet, for years, he suspected his mind had been taken over by parasites that had invaded his brain. So the prolific biologist took his science-fiction hunch into the lab. What he’s now discovering will startle you. Could tiny organisms carried by house cats be creeping into our brains, causing everything from car wrecks to schizophrenia?
 20-Oct-14 Michael Geist: The Government’s Political Advertising Copyright Exception: Fine Print Shows Proposal Privileges Politicians’ Speech Rights Over the Public Last night I posted on reports that the Canadian government is considering a new copyright exception for political advertising.  While many have been harshly critical of the plans, I’ve noted that political speech is critically important and that copyright law should not be used to stifle it.  My post argues that the law may already cover some of the uses and that if changes are needed, a better approach would be to adopt a fair use provision in Canada.
 17-Oct-14 The bridge between suicide and lifeFor many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken — and listened — to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.
 16-Oct-14 RSA Shorts - The Power of EmpathyWhat is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? How can you really be there for another person?  In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to get in touch with our own fragilities.
 15-Oct-14 I had a black dog, his name was depressionAt its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don't know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery.
 14-Oct-14 Exercise Is ADHD MedicationThe findings, according to University of Illinois professor Charles Hillman and colleagues, "demonstrate a causal effect of a physical program on executive control, and provide support for physical activity for improving childhood cognition and brain health." If it seems odd that this is something that still needs support, that's because it is odd, yes.
 13-Oct-14 Cranberries: How this tangy treat gets to your Thanksgiving tableCranberry sauce is likely to add a tang to the rich flavours filling many Thanksgiving dinner plates across Canada this weekend. But the tartness some diners seek is just one of the many benefits that can be reaped from the bright red berry.
 10-Oct-14 Future Journalism Project:James Risen wins the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Journalism Award for excellence in journalism.James Risen recently won the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Journalism Award for excellence in journalism.The Pulitzer Prize winning national security reporter has long been hounded by the US Justice Department to disclose his confidential sources from his 2006 book State of War.
 09-Oct-14 Barnes & Noble releases survey of millennials The survey results serve to dispel 2 myths about millennials: “millennials lack focus as it relates to their future career” and millennials are driven by money, power, and fame, and think they “know it all.”
 08-Oct-14 Adobe’s e-book reader sends your reading logs back to Adobe—in plain textAdobe’s Digital Editions e-book and PDF reader—an application used by thousands of libraries to give patrons access to electronic lending libraries—actively logs and reports every document readers add to their local “library” along with what users do with those files.
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