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The Changes to Autism Funding in Ontario

Big changes to autism funding in Ontario hit the news last week, and while it doesn’t really affect the teens or adults, I think it’s worth discussing. The Changes: $333 million […]

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Rosa Parks Day: Daniel Lanois on recording iconic Neville Brothers’ anthem “Sister Rosa”

Rosa Parks Day: Daniel Lanois on recording iconic Neville Brothers’ anthem “Sister Rosa”

February is Black History Month and February 4th is Rosa Parks’ birthday [born 1913]. Rosa Parks – A Brief History From Wikipedia: Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, […]

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Video Of The Day: The Chanukah Song by Neil Diamond

Video Of The Day: The Chanukah Song by Neil Diamond

    Hey, tonight’s the first night of Chanukah, so our Video Of The Day is the super-awesome The Chanukah Song by the equally awesome Mr. Neil Diamond. Everyone loves […]

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Video Of The Day – Higgs Boson/Nobel Prize Edition: Rolling In the Higgs, A Capella Science

Video Of The Day – Higgs Boson/Nobel Prize Edition: Rolling In the Higgs, A Capella Science

Congratulations to über-Nerds, Peter Higgs and François Englert on their Nobel Prize for Physics.  Their Higgs Boson Theory, originated in the 1960′s, was the basis for the creation of the […]

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Being The Change – Social Activist Rockstar Craig Kielburger

Being The Change – Social Activist Rockstar Craig Kielburger

We all know the quote from Mahatma Gandhi “Be the change you want to see in the world”.  It’s a beautiful sentiment and aspiration, and in 1995, one 12 year old […]

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Why Is Kim Kardashian More Famous Than Doug Engelbart, Inventor of The Mouse?

Why Is Kim Kardashian More Famous Than Doug Engelbart, Inventor of The Mouse?

The young woman is instantly recognizable, the gentleman, probably not.  The pretty young woman is American reality television star, Kim Kardashian.  Even if you’ve never seen an episode of her […]

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We don’t patronize Abercrombie & Fitch…do you?

We don’t patronize Abercrombie & Fitch…do you?

Dear Mr. Jeffries, DIFFERENT IS COOL. PLEASE READ & SHARE. Clothing brand Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries [pictured above] has been outed as having a VERY limited definition of […]

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I Carry Your Heart With Me: An Ode To Art & e.e. cummings

I Carry Your Heart With Me: An Ode To Art & e.e. cummings

At Different Is Cool we are passionate about art – art is a tangible representation of the human soul – it tells the story of our collective human history, of […]

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Happy Pi Day! BYU’s rap makes Mathletes cooler than athletes-WE LOVE THIS!

Happy Pi Day! BYU’s rap makes Mathletes cooler than athletes-WE LOVE THIS!

Brigham Young University believes that its star Mathletes should receive the same kind of adulation and school spirit as its star athletes.  And so they created this totally awesome BYU […]

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A look back at the most popular music of 2012 from DJEarworm

As we enter into 2013, we take a look back at the most popular music of 2012, via one of our favorite mashup artists,DJ Earworm – with his brilliant, layered […]

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