Watch This: Star Wars – Rebels

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I’m rarely on the cutting edge of TV, and I love it. When I finally discover a new show to watch there are usually a couple of seasons just waiting to be enjoyed.

So after getting my first real fix of Star Wars in years with last month’s The Force Awakens, I was frantically searching for more galactic adventures and Star Wars: Rebels scratched that itch.

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Mankind’s troubled history of blaming human nature for bad behaviour

Mankind’s troubled history of blaming human nature for bad behaviour

What are we left with if we throw out human nature?

National Post

TORONTO — By invoking human nature to explain sexual abuse in the military, Canada’s top military man, General Thomas Lawson, walked a familiar but dangerous philosophical path.

“It would be a trite answer,” he told Peter Mansbridge this week, evidently realizing his comment was going wobbly before he even said it. “But it’s because we’re biologically wired in a certain way and there will be those who believe it is a reasonable thing to press themselves and their desires on others,” he said.

“It’s not the way it should be,” the general added, as if to say: It is just the way it is.

From the Garden of Eden to the modern metaphors of genetic fate and “hardwired” brains, the concept of human nature has long been associated with bad behaviour. It conjures images of animal desires held in check by flimsy civilization, and is typically brought up when people…

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Will cat gifs fuel the future of Journalism?

You won’t believe the answer.

Let’s be honest, BuzzFeed probably isn’t the future of journalism. They are, however, all over the web and they’re doing something interesting. They’re adapting to the publishing realities of the internet age by using the internet’s most valuable currency: cats.

Here’s how they’re doing it.

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Why We Love The Oscars

Awards season is upon us and you know what that means. It means we will mercilessly judge well-dressed strangers while sitting in our pyjamas with a bag of chips.

Celebrities make it easy to be cynical. They’re practically living advertisements for the clothes and jewelry designers loan them for the night, and many of us are aware of this. Why then, do we love to watch the Oscars? Is it the glamour of fame and fortune, critical interest in filmmaking? Perhaps for some, but I think most of us are watching for a reason that goes a bit deeper: validation.

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