Trump’s misleading boast about the women’s unemployment rate, briefly explained

Trump’s misleading boast about the women’s unemployment rate, briefly explained

Trump takes credit for Obama’s work. President Donald Trump commemorated International Women’s Day on Friday in characteristic form — by posting a misleading brag about himself on Twitter. “Women’s unemployment rate is down to 3.6% – was 7.9% in January, 2011,” Trump tweeted. “Things are looking good! Women’s unemployment rate is down to 3.6% – was 7.9% in January, 2011. Things are looking good! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2019 Trump’s tweet suggests…

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The extraordinary therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs, explained

The extraordinary therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs, explained

I spent months talking to psychedelic guides and researchers. Here’s what I learned. I had a close call on the second night of the ayahuasca ceremony. I saw my teenage self melting into particles and eventually disappearing altogether. I pulled off my sleep mask and saw the people around me shape-shifting into shadows. I thought I was dying, or perhaps losing my grip on reality. Suddenly, Kat, my guide, appeared and began singing to me….

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For Her: A celebration of Canadian female sports heroes

For Her: A celebration of Canadian female sports heroes

“For Her” celebrates, honours and pays tribute to Canadian women, and their participation and accomplishments in sports. It begins with a reflective, heartfelt collection of words spoken by various influential female athletes, who outline the ups and downs, the joys and hardships, the struggles, obstacles and euphoria that organized sports and physical activity can bring. Then “My Song” by Alessia Cara brings it home in a powerful “through-the-generations” musical montage to pay homage. This is…

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A public defender explains why Paul Manafort’s sentence is so unfair

A public defender explains why Paul Manafort’s sentence is so unfair

It’s indicative of the disparities in the criminal justice system. Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort officially received his sentence on Thursday and it’s quite a bit lighter than many were expecting. For conviction on eight counts of bank fraud, filing fake tax returns, and failure to report foreign assets, Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in jail, which comes out to just shy of four years. Legal experts across the board were flummoxed. Many…

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