Amplify: The most fraught relationship of my life is with money

Everybody knows the rules of polite conversation: Don’t talk religion. Don’t talk politics. And whatever you do, don’t talk money. I’m Lara Pingue, an editor at The Globe and I’m hereby breaking that last rule. To put it plainly, I’m a little obsessed with money. I grew up watching Robin Leach swoon over the wealthy…

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The most fraught relationship of my life is with money

Editor’s note: With the holidays – and the New Year – right around the corner, we’re thinking about our resolutions for 2020. We want to hear from you. What are your personal and professional goals for the New Year? Send your response to amplify@globeandmail.com and it could be featured in a future edition. Everybody knows the rules…

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The odd encounter that pulled Dad out of his Alzheimer’s fog

A few years ago, at a medical laboratory clinic in Waterloo, Ont., a tiny elderly Vietnamese lady sat poker straight on the edge of a waiting room chair belting out the tune, My Heart Will Go On. Other than a slight rhythmic rocking of her torso to the famous Titanic theme song, she was essentially motionless, with her eyes…

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International Human rights day

Today is international Human rights day. “Human Rights are moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behaviour and are regularly protected as natural and legal rights in municipal and international law.” (Wikipedia). “2019 Theme: Youth Standing Up for Human Rights – spotlighting the leadership role of youth in collective movements as a…

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Canadians are richer than they think

Americans don’t often talk about Canada, except when they need a foil in a political debate. Bernie Sanders has praised our health-care system. Gun-control advocates point to radically lower rates of firearms fatalities north of the border. Even President Donald Trump has praised Canada for elements of our points-based immigration system. But Americans seldom express…

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The informational interview – your secret advantage for your next job

Whether you’re thinking about your next step in your current career, or have your sights set on new and exciting challenges elsewhere, informational interviews can be your secret advantage in the highly-competitive world of job searching. Part networking, part information-gathering, and part low-key self-promotion, an informational interview is a powerful way to position yourself as…

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Are you constantly overwhelmed at work?

If you’re constantly feeling overwhelmed at work, the culprit can seem to be the whole messy bundle of activity before you. But executive coach Rebecca Zucker says to gain a sense of balance you need to pinpoint the primary source of the overwhelm. That starts by asking: What one or two things, if taken off…

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