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First the kids, then the dog: at some point, everyone leaves home

The vet’s footsteps reverberated on the porch stairs through the stone silence inside our house. I squeezed the hand of one son and glanced over at my other. I turned my gaze back toward Jessie. She lay on a green quilt by the front window as the sun set in the winter sky. When my…

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Earth Day 2021 – “Together, We Can Restore Our Earth”

Earth Day is observed every year on April 22 to encourage environmental protection. A three-day event from April 20 to April 22, 2021, will be organized globally by #EARTHDAY.ORG which will include 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. Earth Day was established in 1970 as a day of education about #environmentalissues. This will be…

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The Most Successful People Spend 10 Hours a Day on These 6 Things

Successful people fascinate us. We are intrigued by how they live and how they achieve success. So, we study their habits and best practices. In studying the time management techniques of successful people like Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffet and Albert Einstein, serial entrepreneur Michael Simmons discovered a common practice these high performers shared. He calls the practice,…

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Corporate Canada needs to take an active role in dismantling anti-Black racism

For many Canadians, the last few months have been a personal and collective reckoning on #antiBlackracism. Black Canadians have long raised their voices about systemic bias in our systems. But society as a whole had not truly listened or fully understood that by characterizing incidents as one-offs or not reflective of who we are as…

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9 Things That Have Absolutely No Business Being on Your LinkedIn

Given that 90% of recruiters report regularly checking LinkedIn, it’s no surprise that how well-optimized your profile is can mean major things for your #jobsearch. But it’s not just about strategically adding the right things to your profile — it’s about leaving off the wrong things, too.  Below, here are nine things that should absolutely not

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12 Sneaky Interview Questions That Are Designed To Trick You

We want to start by offering the following reassurance: nine times out of ten, employers aren’t formulating #interview questions with the express purpose of tripping you up. They’re asking for information that can legitimately help them come to a hiring decision, and they have nothing to gain from blindsiding you with a “Gotcha!” just for…

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5 Rude Emails You Send Without Realizing It

Even the most likeable and well-mannered among us can still look like jerks in an #email. Writing an email that comes across just like you do in person is a fine art. During a conversation, you adjust your tone, facial expression, gestures and posture in order to fit the mood of what you’re conveying. You…

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#Zoom calls and productivity apps are great, but nothing can replace heading back to the #office

As kids head back to school, many workers are now anticipating a long-awaited return to our offices in the coming weeks. For introverted colleagues, that may be a bit of a bummer, as many of you have thrived at home. Among more extroverted colleagues, it can’t happen soon enough. Organizations have learned plenty about supporting…

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On the issue of climate change, we are choking

The viscid layer of smoke that had draped itself over much of southern British Columbia has slowly begun to dissipate thanks to a blast of cool Pacific air. The air quality was so bad in Victoria, Vancouver and surrounding environs on the weekend and into Monday – the air ranked among the worst in the…