“Somewhere Between”: Four Adopted Girls Search for a Sense of Identity

Somewhere Between (2011) is an emotional look at young women who walk the divide between two worlds. The film follows four teenagers, all of whom were adopted from China by American parents. Raised far from their homeland as average American girls, they must deal with a wide range of issues including their complicated sense of […]

“Serving Life”: The Softer Side of Prison

In the prison system, punishment and rehabilitation go hand in hand. It’s hard not to picture convicted criminals as dangerous people who cannot change. This bad-to-the-bone image strips prisoners of their humanity. Lisa R. Cohen’s film Serving Life (2011), a documentary originally produced for the Oprah Winfrey Network, smashes these stereotypes by introducing audiences to a […]

How recreational cannabis will be packaged

Source: Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis: Summary of Comments Received During the Public Consultation Different regulations for cannabis and tobacco packaging is reasonable, says public health expert In March, Health Canada released a report that summarized the regulation of its recreational cannabis consultation period. Come legalization, packaging for cannabis products must have a […]

Inside every human is a story written in genetic code

A sequence of 3.2 billion letters, made up of chemical compounds known as DNA, weaves together a narrative that stretches across eons back to the dawn of life of this planet. In 2000, for the first time ever, scientists were able to announce that, thanks to the human genome project, they had finally read the […]

ScreenTime Junkies

Photo by Harrison Haines from Pexels It is seven o’clock in the evening and my husband is busy reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar to our six-month-old daughter. The term reading, however, is applied here in the loosest possible sense. While my little girl sits on her father’s lap listening attentively to the words being read […]

Put Down the Kale and Pick Up Some Hot Chocolate

Photo By: Mary Collier (@mk_collier) It’s mid-January. It is raining so much you have built about 10 arcs and you have already ditched half your resolutions because let’s be real, no one really wants to eat that much kale. What do you really want to do on these dark and dreary days? You want to […]

Vancouver Brewery Tours Makes You Feel Like You Are In Italy

Photo By: Regina Ip (@pigoutyvr) Dine Out Vancouver kicked off last week and Vancouver Brewery Tours is participating by showcasing a special brewery and culinary experience. This will be the 6th year in a row they will be hosting the event. Local guides handpick breweries and restaurants in Vancouver, then plan a delectable tour for locals and […]