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Comic book hero Captain Marvel hits the big screen

The Conversation: Higher, further, faster: Marvel’s first female cinematic superhero

March 6, 2019 — 
The Captain Marvel movie will be Marvel Studios’s first female-superhero led film

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Canadian money. // Photo: KMR Photography/flickr

The Conversation: No vacation? Find serenity with these five financial wellness tips

February 27, 2019 — 
Have you been thinking about money lately? Wondering where to find more?

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Ann Petry (right) was interviewed after she won a fiction award for ‘The Street.’ All-American news 4 / All American news IV / All-American news reel no. 4/Library of Congress

The Conversation: The enduring contributions of African American women writers

February 22, 2019 — 
These women have completed the groundwork — and hard work — of envisioning a more just, inclusive society going forward.

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a robot hand holding a human hand, surrounded by hearts

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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Pills image from iStock.

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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a stethoscope wraps around the globe

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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Adult holds newborn baby's hand. // Image from iStock.

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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Coins on a table.

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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Pavement and road traffic photo. // Image from Leif Norman.

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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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