Remember when mom would punish you for swearing and tell you that there are "bad" words you can't use? Well, turns out she was wrong. Science has spoken - swearing is actually good for you. There are so many health and emotional benefits that come along with swearing, that it's stupid not to fvcking swear. That's really good news, especially on a Monday morning, when all I can think of is... FML. Without further ado, I present to you a bunch of reasons why swearing is really good for you.
1. People who curse are smart
Contrary to popular belief, swearing should not make you sound stupid. Dr. Richard Stephens, who is a senior lecturer from Leeds University says: “The stereotype that those who swear have a low IQ or are inarticulate is wrong. It is rich emotional language.”
2. Swearing makes you bond with your peers
If you curse in front of your group of friends or even co-workers, it means that you're comfortable enough in their company to be yourself and feel relaxed. By cursing in front of other people, you send them the signal that you're open, honest and easy going.
3. People who curse are more attractive
Elitedaily conducted a survey to see whether cursing makes you more attractive to the opposite sex. The results are quite surprising. Apparently, both men and woman find the opposite sex significantly more attractive when they swear, under one condition - it must be in appropriate circumstance.
4. People who curse are more confident
Swearing can make us feel like we have more control over a bad situation. When you're stuck in traffic, for example, and you just scream out "Fuck!" and you're all alone in your car - it's empowering. The act of swearing makes us feel more confident. We're no longer passive victims of the situation, you know? So fuck you traffic!
5. Swearing relieves pain
It's been scientifically proven that swearing activates the "fight-or-flight" body response, that consequently starts an adrenaline surge followed by an analgesic effect. A Keele University study showed that people who swear are able to hold their hands in ice water for twice as long. So next time you bump your toe against something, let your soul scream profanities because it will make the pain go away.
6. People who curse are less violent
Swearing makes it possible to get back at people or situations without having to resort to violence. Instead of being physically violent, one can use violent words. It's still pretty bad, but it's better than punching someone in the face, right?
7. People who swear are more expressive
Swearing makes everything clearer. People understand what you're going through or your emotions much better when you add a swear word to a sentence. For example, "I'm sad" VS "I'm fucking sad". Which one sounds more dramatic? I'll let you be the judge.
"Today, it is important to recognize the systemic racism against First Nations and Inuit within the health and social services network in order to put in place structuring actions to promote a more egalitarian and fairer relationship between these communities and nurses," said a statement by Luc Mathieu, president of the OIIQ.
The organization said that, after Echaquan's death, it made a "firm commitment" to prevent similar acts of racism by health care providers, as well as to rebuild trust with Indigenous communities to ensure they get the safe medical care they are entitled to.
In order to strengthen nurses' knowledge on Indigenous relations in health care, the OIIQ said it tasked its education committee with evaluating nurses' initial training in intercultural relations and cultural safety for First Nations and Inuit patients.
The organization also said it is taking necessary steps to implement continuing education activities for nurses on the same topics.
The duties of the officer include conducting, coordinating and directing investigations that target specific subjects or countries, conducting research and analyzing information related to Canada's national security.
To apply for this position, applicants only need a completed bachelor's degree from a recognized Canadian institution.
Candidates should have good interpersonal skills, analytical skills, good oral and written communication skills, good judgment, and the ability to adapt. Knowledge of at least one foreign or indigenous language is considered an asset.
To accommodate diversity, CSIS gives priority to visible minorities and Indigenous peoples. Training will be provided for those who meet the hiring criteria except for bilingualism.
If selected, you will also be required to "successfully complete the Intelligence Officer Training Program (IOTP) which is offered in Ottawa," says the CSIS.
And finally, make sure to be very discreet about your application process. In fact, a polygraph security interview and background investigation are required to obtain an "Enhanced Top Secret" security clearance.
In what could possibly be the most fun experience you'll ever have getting a vaccine, Piknic Électronik is partnering with the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal to host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Sunday, July 11.
The clinic is open to festival-goers as well as anyone visiting Parc Jean-Drapeau. Since it's no secret that drugs and alcohol go hand-in-hand with music festivals, we asked what you should you know if you're planning on getting a vaccine dose and also planning on being inebriated.
A Piknic Électronik spokesperson told MTL Blog that "there are no known interactions between vaccines and substance use (drugs and alcohol)."
Still, public health told us it does not recommend attending your vaccination appointment under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Annie Dufour, media relations advisor for the CIUSSS, gave us a few reasons why that is.
Firstly, she said the health care provider giving the vaccine needs informed consent from the person receiving it before administering the dose.
"Alcohol and drugs can impair the ability to fully understand the information given," she said.
Secondly, the side effects of excessive substance use and the side effects of drugs and alcohol may be the same, making it difficult to interpret "clinical manifestations" after vaccination.
In other words, how can you tell if you're feeling faint due to a reaction to the vaccine or due to too much booze?
She said health care professionals on-site will be able to assess whether a person can receive the vaccine.
According to Piknic, the location and time — from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the entrance to the site — were chosen strategically in order to ensure people can give their clear consent if they want to get vaccinated.
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The government plans to deploy a vaccine passport system only "once the possibility of having access to two doses of a vaccine has been offered to the entire Quebec population aged 12 and over," according to a Thursday press release.
The target date for that benchmark is September 1.
Moreover, it would only be used if there's a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the province — or, as the Ministry of Health puts it, "only if there is a deterioration or change in the epidemiological situation in a given territory that would justify its use."
The idea is that the vaccine passport would give Quebec an option other than simply locking down non-essential sectors again.
What activities could require a vaccine passport in Quebec?
In its press release, the Ministry of Health listed a number of non-essential services for which a vaccine passport could be required.
These include activities it identified as "high risk" ("gyms, team sports, bars, restaurants, etc."), as well as "moderate or low-risk activities involving a larger number of people," like festivals and sports games.
The vaccine passport would not be required for essential services.
In a statement, Dubé called the current state of infections in the province "encouraging," but said officials are "closely monitoring the emergence and spread of variants."
The passport, he added, would enable fully vaccinated Quebecers to maintain some level of normalcy.
"In the event of a further increase in cases, with the deployment of a vaccine passport, adequately protected individuals will be able to continue with their daily activities, and the economy and public sectors will be able to remain open," Dubé said.
The ministry encouraged Quebecers aged 12 and over to get their second vaccine doses this summer.
Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccines and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.