Weekend reading list – week of February 12, 2018

February 16, 2018

Each week, we share the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of February 12, 2018.

Why are we told to fear robots?
With each passing day, the rising influence of robots and artificial intelligence looms ever closer. Despite this generally accepted truth, we are taught to fear robots. Why?
Read it on Medium Pocket

The big truth about the small penis
Historically, a large male member was often associated with extreme lust, foolishness and man’s animal nature. Why has our perception changed so much since then?
Read it on Le Devoir (In French) Pocket

The meme macabre
One recent viral meme depicts young people joyfully ingesting Tide Pods. We all know that these pods are toxic and yet, the thought of willingly risking one’s death by eating one is pulling in big Internet laughs. Why are Millennials making memes about wanting to die?
Read it on Salon Pocket

Sex toys in 2030
The first sex toys date from the Ice Age, yet selling them is still illegal in Alabama today. Hallie Lieberman, author of Buzz: A Stimulating History of the Sex Toy, talks about the evolution of sex toys.
Read it on The Verge Pocket

Who said that paper is dead?
Having started out with greeting cards, Rifle Paper Co. is now a lifestyle brand with 160 employees and over $22 million in annual revenue. Here’s how co-founder Anna Bond proved that paper isn’t dead.
Read it on Fast Company Pocket

Thiago and Léa’s Valentine’s Day story
The merger of Havas Montréal and TP1 brought about a wave of change, including love! What started with pleasant lunchtime chats between Thiago Diezel and Léa Jeanmougin turned into happily ever after. 💕
Read it on Download

On your screen: Intersection
For our first video instalment of Intersection, Andrea Viens, our Social Media Strategist visited Salon de l’Amour et de la Séduction to talk about love and technology.
Watch it on our Facebook page

This week’s favourite thing
Oh, figure skating! The elegant, yet athletic sport is always one of the most impressive at the Olympic Games. Athletes are required to have discipline and learn total control of their bodies. Except, perhaps, for their facial expressions

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