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News in Review - April 2019 Loneliness: The New Silent Killer

More people are lonely than ever before. Studies show that one in five Canadians identify as being lonely. Loneliness is more than a feeling of occasional solitude – it’s a prolonged feeling of perceived isolation. While long seen as being bad for mental health, loneliness is now recognized as being physically harmful too. It's being called the silent killer – ...
  • 2019
  • 00:19:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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CBC Short Docs Vika

This film tells the story of Vika, a 17-year-old orphan in Eastern Ukraine, in her final year under state care before she ages out and is forced to leave behind the only support she's ever known. It’s also the story of the bond she fights to maintain with her 10-year-old sister, Arina. Arina was adopted by a family in Toronto ...
  • 2017
  • 00:25:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/14/2018

Bookaboo Giraffe and Bird with Molly Parker

Bookaboo shares a story about an unlikely friendship with House of Cards star Molly Parker.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:09
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/12/2018

How Human Are You? The Dating Game

When it comes to mating rituals, the animal kingdom has it all. Chimps pound their chests, alligators emit guttural groans, and elk pee on themselves. Humans, it turns out, are not all that different in displaying sex-related behaviours. And we conduct experiments to prove it. In examining courtship rituals, we find that playing footsie is as common among people as ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/03/2016

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Ape Man Social Climbers

Primates are highly social, and most primate species live in groups. Being part of a social group is key to survival, so apes will do everything they can to avoid being excluded. But living in big groups isn't easy – it takes a lot of intelligence to form and maintain the number of relationships necessary to ensure you don't get ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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