WizeWorld Volume 118

Apr 7, 2023

Welcome to the 118th volume of WizeWorld: a collection of stories and sounds to round out your month, pique your curiosity, and widen your wizdom. 

This month is all about helping hands—whether it’s the way a workout buddy can help us maximize performance (and fun), or taking advice from five thought leaders on how to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. 


We’ll be looking at:

  • Why working out with a friend is better for your brain
  • An interview with skateboarder Spencer Hamilton
  • The stunning shots of humans’ impact on Sub-Saharan Africa
  • A summertime set from Vancouver DJ Unmarried Woman
  • Five ways to live well feat. Gabor Maté and more



An image of two people jumping up to do box squats in synch.

We’ve all made a workout pact with a friend for added accountability (and some fun), but it turns out that making time for social exercise could have big benefits for brain health—especially as we get older. Early research suggests that two of the major factors for dementia include inactivity and low social participation, both of which can be remedied by calling up a friend to go hit the gym (the track, the trail, and more).

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An image of Spencer behind a glass sliding door wearing a black sweater and a white hat.

Enjoy this throwback interview with longtime Canadian skateboarder Spencer Hamilton. Hamilton, a legend in his own right, looks to Ottawa skateboarders like Joe Buffalo and Tony Ferguson for regular inspiration when needed. And when it comes to stayed hydrated and energized, he likes to drink his coffee in the morning but switches to Wize in the afternoon to avoid jitters or crashes. 

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An image of what appears to be an oil spill in surrounding turquoise-blue waters.

Photographer Edward Burtynsky brings us a stunning collection of photographs that he calls African Studies: a look at the ways in which people leave their mark on Sub-Saharan landscapes. From the tiny walking routes through awe-inspiring canyons to the mountains of trash we leave behind.

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An image of Vancouver DJ Unmarried Woman in a blue shirt with flowing blonde hair.

With the weather finally getting warmer, we’re sharing a little slice of summer to get you in the mood. British-born and Vancouver-based DJ Unmarried Woman played this set at the 2022 Bass Coast Festival, full of everything from vintage disco to retro hip hop and much more.

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Get inspired

An image of two outstretched hands cheers'ing with coffee cups, with mountains in the background.

Positive News rounded up five amazing minds to give you small slices of advice on ways to improve your health, wellness and happiness—from the importance of a balanced gut microbiome to Gabor Maté’s revolutionary approach to trauma support. 

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