Brothers in fur: Tuxedo Stan and Earl Grey

The human guardians of mayorial candidate Tuxedo Stan and his brother Earl Grey (who may run in the upcoming provincial election) have created this simple, yet beautiful video about the brothers.  The video is particularly touching, as Stan is succumbing to lymphoma, in spite of his valiant fight against it. Here is hoping that Earl Grey will continue his brother’s fight to improve the welfare of abandoned, neglected, and homeless cats in Halifax.



A map of education technology

This article speculates about the nature of education technology over the next few decades. “Considering that 10 years ago very few students carried smartphones, and tablets didn’t even exist, it’s impossible to look 20 or 30 years into the future. It is likely, however, that cloud-based technology will be the foundation for educational technology and that remote, online learning will continue to grow at a faster pace.”

Which companies help protect your data from the government?

This report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation examined “the policies of major Internet companies — including ISPs, email providers, cloud storage providers, location-based services, blogging platforms, and social networking sites — to assess whether they publicly commit to standing with users when the government seeks access to user data.”

Healthy veganism

In her article, VegNews founder Colleen Hollander the changes in her eating choices in her eighteen years as a vegan, noticing that the increased number of vegan snack foods and processed foods has had a negative effect on the quality of the food she consumes.  I can well relate to Ms. Hollander, as I find myself surrounded every day with an increasing number of vegan options that are full of sugar, fat, and lacking in nutritional value. While I eat healthy and nutritionally-balanced foods, I have noticed that I’m indulging a little more in decadent vegan treats.  I try to limit these indulgences to my Saturday trip to the vegan vendors at the Seaport Market, but it can be a challenge at times.  Who would have thought, when I first embraced veganism, that I would be ruing the large number of vegan products on the market?

Infographic: Rising student debt

The infographic paints a troubling story of rising student debt in the US.  Students in Canada face similar challenges. Perhaps all those politicians who make a point of reminding us that our children are our future should take a long and hard look at how this translates to tangible measures to help ensure that these children will have the access to the education they need.



Vegan nuggets

Emily Moran Barwick  has created a vegan education video series featuring short, digestible, and approachable information on the vegan lifestyle. Ms. Barwick has a website that provides further information.