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The Conversation: For the love of technology! Sex robots and virtual reality

February 8, 2019 — 
'It is fascinating to study how people use technology in their relationships'

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The Conversation: Tax breaks could soften the blow of a national pharmacare plan

February 6, 2019 — 
'Perhaps the fairest thing would be to grant tax breaks or exemptions for those working in affected businesses or industries (not simply the healthy and wealthy)'

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In 2017, Absolut Vodka ran their "Kiss With Pride" campaign

The Conversation: Out of the closet: Easing the backlash against same-sex couples in advertising

February 6, 2019 — 
Gay-vague advertisements have proven popular with the LGBTQ community members while avoiding backlash from straight consumers. However, as society has become more accepting, mainstream brands started featuring same-sex couples in their advertisements

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The Conversation: Fighting tuberculosis: Databases are new and powerful weapons

January 30, 2019 — 
'Partnerships with communities most impacted by TB are essential to ending TB through earlier diagnosis'

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The Conversation: Huge disparities in C-sections highlights inequalities in healthcare

January 18, 2019 — 
Because they can save women’s and infants’ lives, C-sections should be universally accessible, but they aren't

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The Conversation: Not every tax break is a smart tax break

January 15, 2019 — 
Whenever government adjusts taxation rules to offer a deduction or credit, economists call this a “tax expenditure” to distinguish it from the direct expenditures authorized by treasury boards

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The Conversation: After Humboldt: What is being done to reduce risks on Canadian roads?

January 9, 2019 — 
In the aftermath of a major road crash or a bridge collapse, two types of investigations are necessary

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The Conversation: Why you resolved to get thinner and fitter this year

January 7, 2019 — 
The patterns of resolutions, considered collectively, reveal what many of us consider to be virtuous

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Peer leader speaks to the sex worker community at the annual Baraza (community meeting) in Nairobi, Kenya. // Image from Julie Lajoie

The Conversation: Aspirin could help reduce HIV infections in women

November 20, 2018 — 
Imagine if instead of targeting the virus, we could make people less susceptible to HIV

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The Conversation: In defence of Statistics Canada’s request for financial data

November 19, 2018 — 
Proposal to collect a range of detailed financial data from 500,000 Canadians has certainly touched a nerve

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