Consumer insolvencies on the rise, raising concerns about financial well-being of Canadian households

Consumer insolvencies rose by 9.5 per cent in 2019 to the second-highest total on record, raising concerns about the financial well-being of Canadian households and their ability to manage burdensome debt loads. Just more than 137,000 consumer insolvencies were filed in 2019, an increase of nearly 12,000 from a year earlier and the largest total…

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Do I run for it? The split-second decision every commuter must make

There’s nothing more frightening and paradoxically life-affirming to any commuter – but especially a Vancouver SeaBus passenger – than noting the time to the next departure. You know that, with a hurried pace, anything over the minute mark on the countdown clock means you will be able to slide onto the ferry just before they…

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In the 2020s, our climate-change bill will come due

In one sense, what’s going to happen to the planet in the 2020s should come as no real shock: Scientists have been warning us in great detail about what to expect, and their warnings have mostly come true. But since most people seem not to have believed them, it will probably be a surprise to…

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How to get the almighty job interview, and what to do afterward

We usually consider interviews to be where we win jobs. But we can help our efforts in important moments both before and after those interviews, according to tips from Natasha Nurse and John Sullivan. Ms. Nurse, an entrepreneur, suggests applying the common journalistic Five Ws and How to your résumé. Those storytelling ingredients are important…

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The First 100 Days in A New Job – Make Them Count!

Have you recently taken on a new challenge? The first 100 days in a new office are absolutely pivotal when it comes to your success! Here are our tips on making your first 100 days count. The first 100 days decide whether or not you’re a successful hire, or a complete flop. It no longer matters…

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World Cancer Day

February 4 is #WorldCancerDay – an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008. The primary goal of World…

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How to manage your expectations so they don’t manage you

Dr. William Glasser, author of choice theory, taught that when we have a difference between what we want and what we have it often results in a brief burst of emotional pain. This pain signals that something’s not right and prompts us to act to close or eliminate the gap.AWARENESS Expectations that aren’t fulfilled the way…

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In the 2020s, our climate-change bill will come due

In one sense, what’s going to happen to the planet in the 2020s should come as no real shock: Scientists have been warning us in great detail about what to expect, and their warnings have mostly come true. But since most people seem not to have believed them, it will probably be a surprise to…

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