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Talking to strangers might make you happier, a study on ‘relational diversity’ finds
Have you ever thought about the diversity of human interactions you have in a day that could make you happier? Scientific research finds that the more categories of people one interacts and converses with, the happier one is. This result is found in a large sample across many nations. So challenge yourself to have conversations with your colleagues, some friends, and a few strangers, even when you go shopping, get food or walk your dog! Humans are social creatures at heart. The more diverse your social portfolio, the happier you are. Take care of yourself – stay healthy physically, emotionally and mentally. Read more of npr’s insights.
What is Mental Diversity? Mental Health and Online Social Networking
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Canada: Toronto city council will be more diverse when councillors are sworn in. Here are the new faces
Toronto city council in Canada is getting more diverse than ever. Many new councillors are from Black or other minority communities, including the first hijab-wearing Muslim woman, a gay Black man, and a Chinese-Canadian whose family immigrated to Canada from Chile. Diversity in government representation is essential because the population is becoming more diverse. The diversity of life experiences that many new council members bring will help traditionally marginalized communities’ voices to be heard and bring more new ideas into the policy debate. How diverse is your government representation? CBC news has the story.
USA: Students rip ‘woke’ colleges for Halloween ‘offensive’ costume warnings
What Halloween costumes have caught your attention this year? This topic may bring your office an opportunity to reflect on cultural sensitivity. Cultural appropriation is becoming a topic of discussion on American college campuses. As children are getting ready to dress up for Halloween, colleges advise them on how to appropriately celebrate the occasion while respecting others.
From pagan spirits to Wonder Woman, CNN shares a brief history of the Halloween costume.
Australia: Parliament’s code of conduct should cover racism and ‘micro-aggressions’, Anne Aly says
What is microaggression? Microaggression takes place at any time, anywhere. Anne Aly, the federal minister for early childhood education and youth shared that she had experienced racism in politics and suggested the parliamentary committee to investigate on a code of conduct for politicians, and that there should be more attention to “racism and micro-aggressions towards people of colour”.