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If you put a gun to our head and asked how long Canada's flag has been the Big Red Leaf, we would easily say 100+ years. Not true!
Feb. 15th marks 58 years since Canada changed their flag to the red & white maple leaf.
File this under "stuff we didn't think about before, but can't remember ever actually thinking about"? → r/vexillology
"Maddox also believes that there’s something in the way that information is presented on TikTok that makes it more credible to users. “Things like capturing video via front facing cameras increases intimacy,” she says. “This is what makes influencers and content creators so successful. It makes the user feel as if they are in a one-on-one conversation with a friend, as opposed to a stranger – and would a friend lie to you?”
The reality is yes, yes they would – especially if it means they could make money from views."
Why Do People Believe Everything They Watch on TikTok? → Vice
"The writer and comedian Viv Groskop believes that impostor syndrome has become a blanket term obscuring countless other problems, everything from long covid to the patriarchy. She told me a story about standing in front of five hundred women and telling them, “Raise your hand if you have experienced impostor syndrome.” Almost every woman raised her hand. When Groskop asked, “Who here has never experienced impostor syndrome?,” only one (brave) woman did. But, at the end of the talk, this outlier came up to apologize—worried that it was somehow arrogant not to have impostor syndrome."
Why Everyone Feels Like They’re Faking It → The New Yorker
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