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6 Amazon Prime Originals With Near Flawless Reviews You Have To Watch

Viewer approved must-watches!

Move over Netflix and chill! These Amazon Prime Originals are totally loved by viewers and worth the binge-watch. Crime, superhero dramas, and comedy are waiting for you. 

The streaming platform has gained quite the viewership with many checking out the unique selection of content that it has to offer.

This month, new arrivals for April will give you dozens of fresh movies and TV shows to check out that are sure to tickle your fancy. Amazon is also offering a 30-day free trial so you can binge-watch these series for free!

There are even so many films that received near-perfect and perfect scores on Rotten Tomatoes so you know the certified fresh content will impress even your pickiest friend.

This time around, the fans have spoken! These six original series have impressed movie critics and viewers who can't stop talking about them on Twitter. 

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

Rating: 71% on Rotten Tomatoes 

John Krasinski stars as Jack Ryan in two seasons as a CIA analyst who gets tossed into the spy game on a real-life mission he isn't at all prepared for. 

ZeroZeroZero

Rating: 83% on Rotten Tomatoes 

Another new series in its first season on Amazon Prime ZeroZeroZero exposes cocaine trading worldwide as product travels from the hands of sellers to buyers and users from places far and wide. 

The Boys 

Rating: 84% on Rotten Tomatoes 

Sink your teeth into the first season of The Boys, a series about a group of vigilantes with the quest to take out the corrupt superheroes in their city. The show is also exclusively filmed in spots in Ontario such as Toronto and Hamilton. 

The Expanse 

Rating: 93% on Rotten Tomatoes 

With a hearty four seasons, The Expanse is set in the future and follows a group of people who go looking for a missing woman but end up exposing conspiracy theories about the earth in the process. The sci-fi series stars a few Canadians and is also filmed around Toronto

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 

Rating: 87% on Rotten Tomatoes 

Everything is going perfect for Midge until she finds something else she loves, which is stand-up comedy. Set in the 1950s to 1960s, this comedy-drama will have you laughing out loud while crying at the same time. The Amazon Prime Original currently has three seasons. 

Catastrophe 

Rating: 98% on Rotten Tomatoes 

Rob Delaney stars in Catastrophe as a man who meets a woman during a trip to London and one night of no strings attached fun turns into an unplanned pregnancy. They decide to keep their baby and try to make it as a new family, creating a hilarious story for you to get your laughs out of. 

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More and more provinces are adopting vaccine passports these days, whether they're called that explicitly or not.

Ten provinces have confirmed that they will use proof of vaccination systems in order to stop the spread of COVID-19, but the specifics of each program can differ by quite a bit — in some places, for instance, the systems aren't even mandatory.

Whether it's in the organizations affected, the exemptions available or the fines for not following the rules, each province is choosing a different approach when it comes to implementing a vaccine passport.

Alberta

Alberta is one of the latest provinces to bring proof of vaccination to its residents, however, the system is a bit different than in other provinces. Alberta's vaccine certificates aren't mandatory, but they allow businesses and customers to opt-out of the province's strict new public health measures.

The exemption program is open for restaurants, retail shops, nightclubs and wedding venues, as well as any adult sport, fitness, performance, and recreation spot.

The program will be fully operational by September 20. It can be bypassed by people who have a medical exemption with documentation or who can provide proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test.

British Columbia

B.C. has had vaccine passports in place since September 13, which means anyone in the province can now access the government's website to get their own proof of vaccination.

You'll need it for lots of places in the province, such as concerts, sporting events, recreational facilities, indoor and outdoor dining, nightclubs, casinos and movie theatres.

The province's fines are pretty steep; if you show up to a non-compliant event you could be on the hook for a $575 violation ticket, and you could be fined $2,300 for hosting one such event.

The biggest difference is that B.C. says there are absolutely no exemptions allowed — whether medical or religious — except for children aged 12 and under.

Manitoba

Manitoba's proof of vaccination system was the second instituted in Canada back on September 3.

In a press release issued on August 27, the province announced that Manitobans want to eat indoors at a restaurant or on a patio, attend indoor or outdoor ticketed events (like sports games or concerts), go to movie theatres or casinos or participate in organized indoor recreational activities they'll need proof of vaccination.

Manitoba says that those under 11 years old will not be required to show proof of vaccination to attend the aforementioned activities but they'll need to attend with a fully immunized adult.

Newfoundland and Labrador

The province's health minister John Haggie told reporters on September 15 that the province's upcoming vaccine passport will not be mandatory, according to CTV.

Haggie reportedly said that the system would use the same technology as Quebec's vaccine passport system but would in fact be completely voluntary – unless circumstances and recommendations from public health recommend that a certain area requires mandatory proof of vaccination.

New Brunswick

On September 15, New Brunswick's premier Blaine Higgs announced that the province would be instituting vaccine passports as of 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21.

Proof of vaccination will be required for indoor festivals, performing arts and sporting events; indoor dining, restaurants and pubs; theatres and casinos; indoor pools and gyms; and indoor group fitness activities. Medical exemptions are allowed but New Brunswickers will have to provide proof of said exemption in order to bypass proof of vaccination.

New Brunswick is also requiring proof of vaccination to skip a self-isolation period when entering the province.

"Enforcement officers will be monitoring compliance," Higgs said. According to Global News, people coming to New Brunswick with false proof of vaccination records or without any proof at all could face fines of $172.50 to $772.50.

Nova Scotia

Despite not using the term "vaccine passport," Nova Scotia's proof of vaccination system looks similar to those in other provinces.

Proof of vaccination will be required for residents going to restaurants, movie theatres and gyms as of October 4, 2021.

"Requiring proof of vaccination to participate in activities that are discretionary, recreational or non-essential means we can bring large groups of people together safely," Dr. Robert Strang, the province's health minister said in an announcement on September 8. "This gives us the best chance of staying open once we're open. We do not want to shut the province down again."

Strang also called the policy a " "time-limited measure."

The policy is only in effect for those 12 and up, and the province said a process is being developed to grant exemptions to people who can't get vaccinated because of a "valid medical or behavioural reason."

Ontario

Ontarians are close to the province's vaccine passport system coming into effect. When it does on September 22, it'll be required for cinemas, theatres, restaurants, indoor sporting events, indoor waterparks, indoor sports and recreational facilities and strip clubs, bathhouses and sex clubs.

The fines associated with not complying come to $750, and that applies to people who are caught providing fake documents. Businesses and organizations that don't follow the rules can be fined $1,000.

You don't need to show proof of vaccination in Ontario if you're attending a wedding or funeral between September 22 and October 12 (you can get tested instead) or if you have a medical exemption, are under 12 or you are under 18 and entering an indoor facility to play sports.

Quebec

The first province to institute vaccine passports, Quebec's system has been in place since September 1.

The list of businesses that must follow the system is extensive and includes outdoor events, fairs, craft shows, theatres, cinemas, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and casinos.

Fines are quite high in Quebec for not following the system. Refusing to use the certificate system can land you with a bill of anywhere from $1,000 to $6,000, and manipulating or fabricating avaccine passport can lead to criminal charges according to the province's Health Minister.

Those who cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19 can get a doctor to issue a QR code that can be used in lieu of a proof of vaccination. According to the province, that special QR code can be issued to someone who has a confirmed allergy to all COVID-19 vaccines in Quebec or who contracted myocarditis or pericarditis following their vaccination.

Saskatchewan

On Thursday, September 16, Premier Scott Moe announced Saskatchewan would be implementing a vaccine passport system in October.

The system will be in place in venues with congregating people like restaurants, bars, clubs, gyms and ticketed sporting events. They won't be required for hotels, weddings, funerals or any essential organization like grocery stores, places of worship or health care services.

The Saskatchewan government said they'd be issuing the certificate as a QR code, to be launched in the week of September 20, and children under the age of 12 will be exempt from the program.

Yukon

Yukon's vaccine passports are much more different than the rest of Canada's. According to Premier Sandy Silver, Yukon will be providing a "secure" proof of vaccination for residents but not instituting any vaccine mandates within the province itself.

"There is not currently any need for any vaccine mandates at this point," Silver said, referring to Yukon's high vaccine rates.

Private businesses, however, can use the credentials so that they don't have to "rely on the honour system," the Premier said.

"It's up to the individual to decide if they wish to share their proof of COVID-19 vaccination credentials," he added.

The weather this weekend is looking all kinds of wet and soggy, according to Vancouver's forecast.

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver and other locations stating that the areas could receive anywhere from 50-80 mm of precipitation.

The stormy weather is going to get started in the morning on Friday, September 17 with about 3-5 mm of rain per hour, according to The Weather Network. It's going to pick up in intensity later in the afternoon with rainfall coming in at 3-8 mm per hour, and then at 5-10 mm per hour in the evening and overnight.

Saturday, September 18 is the day you'll likely want to take cover. There will be bursts of heavy showers and a risk of thunderstorms with the rain coming down fast and furiously at 10-20 mm per hour.

Thankfully, it might not be raining cats and dogs all weekend. Environment Canada is calling for a 60% chance of showers on Sunday, September 19, which is a 40% chance that it'll be dry!

Histoire de créer ta propre route des pommes dans les environs de Québec, voici huit vergers près de la Capitale-Nationale où tu peux cueillir des pommes avec ta douce moitié, ou ta personne préférée au cours de la saison.

Entre les adresses qui se situent le long du fleuve Saint-Laurent et celles directement sur l'île d'Orléans, ce n'est pas le choix qui manque. Tu peux toutes les faire ou sélectionner celles qui offrent des produits différents à tester, comme du cidre, de la bière ainsi que du miel.

Pommes Belisle

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Coût : 25 $ pour un sac de 25 livres de pommes

Quand : À partir du 9 septembre, tous les jours de 9 h à 17 h

Adresse : 156, rte 138, Neuville, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : À environ une demie-heure du Vieux-Québec, les Pommes Belisle ont tout ce qu'il faut pour que tu passes une belle journée à grimper dans les pommiers pour trouver les plus beaux fruits. En plus, tu peux contempler le fleuve Saint-Laurent dans certaines allées.

Il est important de noter que la place accepte seulement l'argent comptant.

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À l'Orée du Bois

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Coût : 0,90 $ par livre

Quand : Du lundi au vendredi de 10 h à 17 h et du samedi au dimanche de 9 h à 18 h

Adresse : 3161, rte Marie-Victorin, Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : À la cidrerie et ferme fruitière l'Orée du Bois, tu peux prendre des sacs en papier à l'accueil ou apporter tes propres sacs réutilisables afin de cueillir tes pommes. Une fois à la caisse, le total sera calculé en fonction du poids de tes récoltes.

Sur place, tu peux aussi profiter de la vue sur le fleuve pour essayer l'un de leurs cidres.

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Le Verger Victorin

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Coût : À partir de 4,50 $ pour 5 livres de pommes

Quand : Du jeudi au lundi de 8 h à 17 h

Adresse : 3033, rte Marie-Victorin, Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Le Verger Victorin se trouve à seulement quelques minutes du verger l'Orée du Bois et tu peux y trouver des pommes, des prunes ainsi que des poires. Plusieurs formats de sacs ou de boîtes sont offerts, allant de cinq à 40 livres.

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Le Verger le Nicolois

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Coût : 12 $ pour environ 10 livres de pommes

Quand : Tous les jours de 9 h à 17 h

Adresse : 1918, rte Marie-Victorin, Saint-Nicolas, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Ce verger biologique te donne l'accès à ses allées d'arbres dès que tu dépenses 12 $, et tu peux t'installer sur les petites terrasses avec vue sur l'eau ainsi que te balader en longeant le fleuve.

En plus des pommes, il y a aussi des poires, des bleuets et des prunes, selon la période de l'année à laquelle tu fais ta visite.

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Le Verger Saint-Patrice et Les Ruchers Labrie

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Coût : 11 $ pour 10 livres ou 20 $ pour 20 livres

Quand : Tous les jours de 9 h à 18 h

Adresse : 2400, ch. Saint-Patrice, Saint-Henri, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Cet endroit tient une vingtaine de variétés de pommes dans leur immense domaine, où tu peux te promener et visiter une mini-ferme. Le verger Saint-Patrice cultive aussi des courgettes et des citrouilles, en plus de faire des produits à partir du miel ainsi que du sirop d'érable.

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Le Domaine Orléans

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Coût : 30 $ pour 25 livres ou 48 $ pour 42 livres, incluant un sac réutilisable

Quand : Tous les jours de 9 h à 17 h

Adresse : 1067, ch. Royal, Saint-Pierre, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Situé sur l'île d'Orléans, ce verger et cidrerie est ouvert afin d'accueillir les visiteurs et visiteuses jusqu'au jourde l'Halloween. Tu peux bien sûr faire de l'autocueillette, mais aussi prendre le temps de goûter à leur cidre et d'explorer leurs sentiers pédestres.

Il y a même un petit café caché sur le site où prendre un verre et déjeuner. Il s'appelle Les Gamines.

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La Cidrerie Verger Bilodeau

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Coût : 1,15 $ par livre

Quand : Tous les jours de 9 h à 17 h jusqu'à la mi-octobre

Adresse : 1868, ch. Royal, Saint-Pierre, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Jusqu'à la mi-octobre, tu peux te rendre sur l'île d'Orléans pour cueillir la quantité de pommes dont tu as besoin pour faire tes recettes préférées. Il n'y a pas de minimum côté prix pour accéder au verger et tu peux aussi visiter la mini-ferme ainsi que faire des dégustations de cidres.

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Les Vergers De Tilly et Microbrasserie La Confrérie

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Coût : 12 $ pour 10 livres ou 20 $ pour 20 livres

Quand : Tous les jours de 10 h à 18 h jusqu'à la mi-octobre

Adresse : 4385,rue Terrasse des Chênes, Saint-Antoine-De-Tilly, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Question de combiner deux dates en une, ce verger inclut une microbrasserie où tu peux t'asseoir le temps de boireune bière ou de partager un plateau de dégustations. En ce qui concerne l'autocueillette, tu peux te promener avec un chariot afin de récolter tes fruits et faire des tours de tracteurs.

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Over 55K People Are Voting Outside Of Canada & Here's Where Most Are Casting Ballots From

Lots of voting kits have been sent to the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere!

During the federal election, voting outside of Canada is available for citizens who are at least 18 years old on election day and have lived in this country before.

Elections Canada has data on the number of special ballot voting kits that have been issued to people in Canada and out of the country, and it seems like so many Canucks living abroad are going to cast their ballots. As of September 16, more than 55,000 voting kits have been issued to people living outside of Canada who will be voting in the federal election.

The top 10 countries where ballots are being cast from are the U.S. with over 24,000, the U.K with over 5,000, Australia with over 2,400, Germany with 2,100, France with over 1,900, Hong Kong with over 1,700, Switzerland with over 1,100, Netherlands with over 800, Japan with over 700 and New Zealand with 700.

According to Elections Canada data, some countries only have one person who's requested a special voting kit so far. That includes Zambia, Malawi, Greenland, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Afghanistan, Cuba, Uzbekistan, Grenada and Zimbabwe.

Regardless of where they're coming from, completed ballots must arrive at Elections Canada in Ottawa before 6:00 p.m. ET on election day, September 20, and people's votes will be cast in the Canadian electoral district they last lived in.

Hope you're hungry foodies: Toronto just kicked off its brand new initiative to support the city's local restaurants, and it involves some not-so-pricy set menus.

Starting today, September 17, until October 3, over 270 restaurants are participating in the City's ShowLoveTO initiative, DineTOgether. Since there are so many options to choose from, we've narrowed down some $20 dinner choices for you to consider for your next night out in the 6ix.

Ambiyan on Yonge

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Price: 💸

Cuisine: Indian

Address: 1560 Yonge St., Unit 114-115, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This Midtown Indian restaurant offers up some incredible vegetarian options on their DineTOgether menu like chana masala as well as classics like butter chicken and lamb vindaloo.

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Ryus Noodle Bar

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Japanese

Address: 786 Broadview Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Ryus Noodle Bar's ramens will have you slurping them down in seconds. Now for the next two weeks and for just $20 total, you can throw in some gyozas as an appy.

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Gaspar Cafe

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Portuguese

Address: 10 Sousa Mendes St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you can't get over a good sandwich then you might want to add Gaspar Cafe. They are also offering a smoked salmon croissant that sounds like an elevated version of the classic smoked salmon bagel. Plus, you can pick up some egg tarts after dinner's over!

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Bar Bacan

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Argentinian, Latin American

Address: 369 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Their dessert is the iconic Latin American staple, flan, and topped with a healthy scoop of dulce de leche. Plus you get to choose whichever arepa you want to try off their menu with a side of yuca fries.

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Hugs & Sarcasm

Price: 💸

Cuisine: British

Address: 859 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you're a fan of classic British food like bangers and mash and sticky toffee pudding, then you might want to consider Hugs & Sarcasm. They also have vegan and vegetarian options available on the DineTOgether menu.

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Carole's Cheesecake Cafe

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Comfort food

Address: 114 Cumberland St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Get your fill on everything cheesy here from baked mac 'n' cheese to a nice slice of cheesecake for a dessert. You can pick whatever non-vegan cheesecake or cake you want, and there's a variety of different baked macs to indulge in from pulled pork to veggie.

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Premier Doug Ford and Tim Hortons have a very special bond and he's proven it on multiple occasions.

Ford's relentless love of Tim Hortons has confused Ontario at times, from endorsing Smile Cookies to ending a COVID-19 press conference by gushing about their egg sandwiches.

Here are six times Ford has proven his unbridled devotion to the coffee chain.

Tim Hortons Smile Cookies 2021

Ford posted a Smile Cookie promo video to his Twitter telling folks to "go pick up a nice cookie, have a little bite mmm mmm, great cookies." He even deemed them the "best ever" before ending his video with a cheeky grin.

Egg Sandwich Endorsement Of 2021

At the end of a COVID-19 press conference in February 2021, Ford plugged Tim Hortons' new real egg sandwiches, saying, "Oh yeah, I got to give Timmies a good plug. The best thing you guys ever did is make those real egg sandwiches. I used to go eat those other ones. They're the best, those real egg sandwiches. So whoever did that at Timmies, good for you."

Casually Flexing His Tim Hortons In A Pic 

Ford posted this picture on August 6 and couldn't help but flex his love for Tim Hortons with not one but five Tim Hortons cups on the table.

Camp Day 2020

Last summer, Doug Ford went out to his favourite Tim Horton's location ( yes, he really disclosed he has a location preference) to encourage everyone to buy a coffee and bracelet to support kids going to camp.

National Coffee Day 2020

Ford couldn't let National Coffee Day pass him buy without giving a shout out to Tim Hortons in 2020.

Smile Cookies 2020: Pit stop Edition

Coming back full circle, in September 2020 Ford gave a pit stop promo for Smile Cookies on his way to Guelph before a 1 p.m. announcement.

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Beyond Monet Is Coming To Ottawa & You'll Get To Explore An Enchanted Garden

It's one of the largest immersive experiences in Canada. 😍

A new immersive exhibit, Beyond Monet, is coming to Ottawa in 2022.

Brought to you by the same team behind Beyond Van Gogh, the show will launch next spring at the Aberdeen Pavilion.

Justin Paquin, co-producer and director of Live, Paquin Entertainment Group, says, "Beyond Monet spans thousands of square feet, making it one of the largest immersive experiences in Canada."

Inside there are 400 works to explore, including an infinity room inspired by the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris.

Exploring the projected artworks, you'll feel like you've stepped into Claude Monet's famous paintings like Water Lilies.

Tickets for the event will be available for sale soon, and you can register online for updates.

Beyond Monet: The Immersive Experience

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Price: TBA

When: Spring to summer 2022 (exact dates TBA)

Address: 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: The dazzling one-of-a-kind show spans 50,000 square feet show will take your breath away.

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Are you hungry for knowledge and low on savings? Well, fret not, because Ontario universities are offering tons of free courses this fall.

Aspiring students have the opportunity to sign up for a growing selection of open courses that cover a variety of topics.

In fact, you can learn about everything from how relationships work to science fundamentals.

Strategic Account Management

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School: Queen's University

Who Should Apply: You will learn how to maintain customer relations as you continue to build your business.

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Sales Enablement & Analytics

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School: Queen's University

Why You Should Apply: You will learn what tools and technology you can use to create value for your clients and customers.

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Building Science Fundamentals

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School: University Of Toronto

Why You Should Apply: You can learn the basics of building science including how to control heat, moisture, air movement and solar energy.

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Behavioural Economics in Action

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School: University Of Toronto

Why You Should Enroll: You gain in-depth knowledge of how people make decisions and what "nudges" people into the right direction.

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Death 101: Shaping The Future Of Global Health

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School: University Of Toronto

Why You Should Apply: You can gain eye-opening insight into what causes of death will look like in 2030, and what can we do to reduce premature death.

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The Arts and Science of Relationships: Understanding Human Needs

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School: University Of Toronto

Why You Should Apply: Learn all about how relationships work.

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