Most researchers believe there are three primary motivating factors behind dating someone at work -- love, ego and job. Men do it for love. Women do it to get ahead. That's the outrageously biased way people judge office romances -- and another example of women getting a bum deal.
With all the rapid change around medical cannabis and talk about legalization efforts, it's important to note that these changes are not without challenge: women's disproportionate responsibility for dependent children intensifies the risk associated with smoking cannabis and being known as a cannabis user.
In China, crooks don't have to go to the casino because intermediaries called "junkets" will swap Yuan for gambling chips that can be cashed into Hong Kong or Macao currency at the casino then wired by Hong Kong banks to tax havens or accomplices offshore. The goal is to buy a condo or luxury goods with funds from a trust managed by a shell company in Grand Cayman, owned by another trust in Guernsey with an account in Luxembourg managed by a Swiss banker who doesn't know who the owner is.
Nearly half of Imperial Metal's donations were made after Christy Clark was sworn in as premier, while $45,720 of Mount Polley's donations came via six separate cheques issued in one week alone in March 2013. Guess bank charges weren't an issue for the company.
Although aging Canadians were typically the most financially stable age group, older Canadians are piling up debt more quickly than other demographics. A recent study by the Vanier Institute of the Family showed that more than 70 percent of those aged 55 to 64 held some form of debt in 2012, up from 61 percent in 1999.
Summer in Canada is short. For four months of the year, the majority of Canadians are heading to patios, beaches and national parks -- anywhere they can soak in the sunshine and try to forget about the frigid winter that just passed. To truly win over consumers we need to provide timely value and relevance with every touch point.
This matter must be considered when tax dollars are in play: unlike a company where shareholders can sell their shares or consumers can choose not to patronize its products, taxpayers are "on board" with all government expenses. That requires more judiciousness than shown by Alison Redford and her staff.
In retrospect, shareholder capitalism wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Look at the flat or declining wages of most Americans, their growing economic insecurity, and the abandoned communities that litter the nation.
The more time I spend in a leadership role, the more acutely aware I become of how often decision-making moments arise. A hiring decision, a strategic play, or, one of the toughest decisions for any business: when to say no to revenue-generating opportunities.
This summer has been mostly go-go-go for the family. With school just around the corner, Jill and Joey want some adventure away from home. But can the Does afford it, considering all their recent expenditures? There must be activities that will help them stretch their "kid-fun" dollars, right?
Amazon's e-book pricing dispute with Hachette raises a myriad of fascinating issues. But one aspect of the dispute is particularly fascinating: The crazy tone and content of Amazon's public statements.
Canadian films struggle -- most people acknowledge that. The films struggle to get made, to get distributed, to get promoted, to be seen, and to be accepted by viewers. Maybe instead of producing a 100 low-budget films we need 50 moderate budget films. Or 25 decently budgeted films.
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The complete failure of the tailings dam at Imperial Metals' copper-gold mine is the most depressing thing to have happened in Canadian mining since the Bre-X debacle in 1997. But what makes all this particularly depressing is that Imperial Metals is one of the class acts of Canadian mining, and the mine was built by highly skilled Canadian miners to modern technical standards in our own backyard.
I always tell people that those who plan ahead stand a better chance than those who don't. Don't risk being blown off course by a sudden change in the wind. As sailors say, "plan for the worst and hope for the best."
"I just got a call from the day care center, and my two-year-old is sick. I have to go. Would...?" The raised eyebrow of one CEO said it all. They had worked hard to carve 60 minutes out of their schedules to begin discussions on a merger. Now this.
With the curtains slowly opening around politicians and corporate owners, the sordid, unholy bedfellow goings-on would make Ron Jeremy blush. (Cover your eyes now children and those pure of heart.)
While I know I'm on the right track with my finances, I'd be lying if I said staying out of debt has been easy. In fact, it's been a bigger challenge than I ever could've imagined. But that's just one of the lessons I've learned since making my final payment. Here's what a year of being debt-free has taught me.
Income disparity also means that working and living in the same place is a luxury few of us can afford -- not just in third world countries, but in small Canadian rural communities as well. Ironically, our stronger economy is also leading to a weaker society. We can't be there for one another as much as we once were. We're too busy making money.