Social Science

Does money buy happiness?

Sustainable Happiness Portfolio: Activity 7                 Marie-Jeanne Boudreau

Does money buy happiness?

It is a question that has been asked for many years now, and yet, many people do not come up with the same answers on the subject. That is mainly due to the fact that people have different views on money and on how it can be beneficial in the long run.

Can animals feel happiness?

Many societies, especially western societies, worry more and more about animals’ rights. Animals have the right to live free from harm in many countries in Canada, but can they tell the difference? In order words, do animals have the capacity to be happy? It is important to consider if farm animals, wild animals and domestic animals can be happy and how.


Does money buy happiness?


Just think about people who win the lottery. In an instant, their everyday life changes completely and they might believe their well-being will change for the best. Nevertheless, certain studies demonstrate that life does not become ideal when winning the lottery. In fact, it appears that it is the contrary; people take the risk of becoming heavily indebted, plus, family and friends might start taking advantage of their wealth. Consequently, does money truly buy happiness (Norton, n.d.)?

Who can tell whose story and why the story is more important that the teller?

This blog post concerns the telling of stories and who can tell them.

The main films that this post will focus on are "Half of a Yellow Sun" and "Rhymes for Young Ghouls".

The former film is based on the Biafran War told from the perspective of the ruling Igbo people and how the class clash between the Igbo and the Hausa tears a country apart and millions die in the process.

The latter film, on the Canadian residential school system and its intergenerational effects is told from and by indigenous people.

Weinstein And The Issue Of Gender Norms


Multiple accusations of sexual abuse have surfaced in the United States, displaying the dark truth behind many men in power. With Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Louis C.K., Al Franken and many more, Stephen Marche discusses the issue of sexual harassment in his article ‘’The Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido’’ for The New York Times.


Vote 2017: The Causes in LDP Victory

In Japan, the house of representatives’ snap election was held on Oct.22th, 2017. This snap election was held to ask the public about the authenticity of the current ruling coalition before the North Korean’s situation become bad (Yoshida.R, 2017). In this time, there are many parties participated this election, mainly the side of ruling party was the liberal democratic party and the opposition parties were the party of hope, Constitutional Democratic Party and the other five parties. All parties waved their banner of election manifestos, but the liberal democratic party victory.

Indigenous communities short-ended again


“ . . . Indigenous communities just don’t seem to be at the head of the line when it comes to dealing with environmental problems.” – Peter Tabuns (NDP Environment Critic)

Who Will Win the Game of Thrones?


There is a lot at stake in terms of power for Nova Scotia residents living in the Halifax community. Why, you may ask? A battle currently wages on three fronts – the first concerns the Canadian government, more specifically officials within the ministry of Environment and Climate Change. Northern Pulp, a manufacturing industry dedicated to processing bleached softwood into pulp, is the second player in this equation. The third and final participants in this confrontation are the people living and thriving in the Halifax community.

Blog post 2. Question 3

For the most part, I knew a lot about the historical events surrounding the Battle of Algiers, largely due to firstly my interest in the history of European colonialism (not just in Africa, but predominantly Asia) and secondly both my partner and former housemates are Algerian, and their grandparents are all veterans of the revolution, so they would at times tell me stories about their bravery and life under French rule. However, what I learned from the film is that the Algerian revolution was not an all-out war involving sieges and carpet bombings of whole cities, like in Syria.