October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S., so we wanted to take this opportunity to both raise awareness about this disease and to share some of the best breast cancer awareness ads we’ve ever seen.
Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy — and our own self-awareness.
Date: Thursday, 25 September, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Organizer: MEC Toronto Price: Free
Please join us at MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-operative) Toronto for a seminar on travels in Nepal with Ariel Estulin and Louis Au.
Nepal is a land of high mountains, yaks, monasteries and mantras. Wedged between the Himalayan range to the north and the steamy jungles to the south, Nepal’s cultural landscape is as diverse as its physical one. Its people’s religious practices ranges from Indian-style Hinduism to Tibetan Buddhism. In this talk, photographers Ariel Estulin and Louis Au will present their work from their travels to Nepal. Their journey begins in the chaotic city of Kathmandu and continues into the high Himalayas. You will embark on a photographic journey on the centuries-old stupas and temples and the spectacular vistas of the Himalayas.
If you are interested in star photography, you might want to check out this upcoming workshop on Saturday in Torrance Barrens Conservation & Night Sky Preserve. The location is only 2 hours by car north of Toronto in Muskoka.
The Torrance Barrens Conservation Reserve consists of 1990 hectares (about 5000 acres) of crown land south-east of Bala, which is administered by the Province of Ontario. The first of its kind in Canada, the Torrance Barrens is now officially recognized as a “Dark Sky Reserve.” The geology of the landscape is characterized by low ridges of Precambrian Shield, which was formed approximately 2.5 billion years ago.