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Turns Out the Nervous-system Functions Differently in those with ADHD

This. So much this. It’s often challenging to explain to people what ADHD is like for me. ‘Not feeling like it’ isn’t a sufficient explanation for being unable to complete mundane tasks that most people have little to no trouble with. The “interested-based nervous system” as described in this article is one of the most accurate illustrations of my […]

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy: Whence the Battleground of the Human Spirit

Oh God, and *wow*. Just finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I can’t stop crying. Heartbreaking and horrifying, it is also rife with love and hope for the worthiness of “carrying the fire” that’s inside us always. McCarthy’s harsh and precise prose, sparing dialogue –pregnant with endless layered subtexts of the relationship between father and son, parent and child, one […]

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What should Vancouverites do if they can’t afford to buy in the city they live in?

Vancouver Skyline at Night

I’m inclined to agree with Spencer Thompson‘s article “The Problem Isn’t Vancouver’s Astronomical Housing Costs— It’s the People Who Buy“, in which he comments on the cause of, and solution for, Vancouver’s housing market becoming increasingly out of reach for it’s citizens. Thompson purports that when we sell our real estate to foreign investors who don’t want to live here we make […]

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Gina-Lily Cooper

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