Are Tamil Restaurant Workers Stuck in the Back of the Kitchen?

TamilCulture | April 26, 2015 | Canada Living
I was recently directed to an article that discussed the phenomenon of visible minorities working in Toronto restaurant kitchens. Interestingly, the Sri Lankan Tamil community was cited as staffing almost a third of these kitchens. However, few visible minorities, including Tamils, have found success in the "front of the house" as restaurateurs or culinary chefs.
Jason Tetro

The Fecal Bacterium You'll Learn to Love

Jason Tetro | April 26, 2015 | Canada Living
Within your feces is a species of bacteria that may one day be able to help prevent inflammatory disorders including colitis, inflammatory bowel disease and possibly even Crohn's disease. It's known as Faecalibacterium prausnitzii and has the potential to become one of the next generation probiotics.
Jason Meller

This Blue Jay Is Making the Best of a Bad Injury

Jason Meller | April 26, 2015 | Canada Living
Instead of playing baseball this week, Blue Jay pitcher Marcus Stroman will be returning to Duke University to complete his degree, after tearing his left ACL during Spring Training earlier this year. Instead of moping and feeling sorry for himself, Stroman is going about things the only way he seems to know how -- with a positive attitude.
Marcia Sirota

Why You Should Stop Being Nice and Start Being Kind

Marcia Sirota | April 26, 2015 | Canada Living
A lot of people are attached to the idea of being "nice." It's not so easy for these individuals to let go of their need to be nice, or to appreciate how different it is from being kind. This distinction is important, however, because these two ways of being lead to very different outcomes in one's personal and professional life.
Rhonda Scharf

It Pays to Pay Attention to Details

Rhonda Scharf | April 26, 2015 | Canada Business
Do you know how many emails you get each day that you shouldn't be receiving? When I teach my time management programs, I ask this and very rarely does anyone know the answer. For those of you allergic to details you are probably wondering why these details matter. They matter because they add up to a more efficient use of your time.
Patricia Enair

My Daughter's Links To The Drug Trade Started With A Joint At School

Patricia Enair | April 26, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Then comes the day that your kid doesn't have the money to buy the pot they feel they need. Someone will tell them that is OK, here is some pot to sell to your friends, and that is how it begins.
Maija Leivo

Most Media Stories About Wildlife Usually End Up Being About Us

Maija Leivo | April 25, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
When I consider most media stories about wildlife, it usually ends up being about us.
Bea Rhodes

Business Is No Longer a Man's World

Bea Rhodes | April 25, 2015 | Canada Business
Back in the 1970s, there were few positive female role models as business leaders. We live in an information age, we need leaders who are great communicators, understand the need for team work, and can bring a nurturing spirit to the workplace. Women are naturally effective in these areas. Although women have not yet achieved quite the salary equity of men, nor rule the majority of Fortune 500 companies, this is all changing as women step into their natural leadership capacities. Good leadership does not require a particular gender, but an individual who has developed good character, integrity and wisdom.
Marcia Sirota

You Can Become More Confident, Right Now

Marcia Sirota | April 25, 2015 | Canada Living
Do you wish you were the person who takes a leadership role in the workplace and who is often given roles of greater responsibility by the bosses? Do you want to become the person who is rarely beset by self-doubt, self-criticism, or insecurities about your abilities? It's all possible. You simply need to gain confidence.
Lori Gard

A Letter of Thanks From Parents to Teachers

Lori Gard | April 25, 2015 | Canada Living
Dear teachers, Quite honestly, we can hardly believe the school year is quickly coming to a close. But we also realize that this last mile toward the finish line is a treacherous one. This is the reality of the work you teachers do. Believe us: your acts of kindness do not fall by the wayside unnoticed.
Leyla Seka

6 Ways to Make Math, Science and Technology Fun for Girls (and Boys)

Leyla Seka | April 24, 2015 | Canada Living
Over the past few months there's been a lot of conversation about whether women are getting a fair shake in Silicon Valley. It's fantastic that there's so much focus on gender equality, but most of the discussion bypasses the fact that we still need to get more women to even try to succeed in technology.
Julie Blais Comeau

Sticky Situation: Five Apple Watch Etiquette Guidelines

Julie Blais Comeau | April 24, 2015 | Canada Living
One thing is for sure, the proud Apple Watch owners will be the first to energetically turn their wrists to answer the boring "What time is it?" question. If you are one of the fortunate Apple Watch wearers, show Agent 99 "Smart thinking," by using these five B.A.W. (Before Apple Watch) techno etiquette guidelines of dos and don'ts.
Stephen Cornish

The Fight Against Ebola is More Hopeful Than Ever, But it's Not Over

Stephen Cornish | April 24, 2015 | Canada Impact
I am in Sierra Leone to visit some of the Ebola treatment centres run by Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in response to the West African epidemic that began just over one year ago. That the Prince of Wales centre in Freetown, and other Ebola centres are closing is a sign case numbers have plummeted from the historic highs seen in the outbreak.
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

4 Steps to Developing Mindful Eating Skills

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | April 24, 2015 | Canada Living
So many people struggle with eating when they are not hungry. This in turn can trigger feelings of guilt and shame especially if you are trying to lose weight. Understanding whether you are eating due to hunger or other reasons begins with being mindful before taking the first bite.
Sue Nador

Should I Donate to a Child in Need, or Pay for My Loving Dog's Surgery?

Sue Nador | April 24, 2015 | Canada Living
My dog was carefully assessed, x-rayed, and operated on by the best veterinary surgeon, and then received excellent private follow-up care. All of this cost several thousands of dollars. I did not think twice about spending the money. But after reading a piece in the New York Times recently, John and I began to grapple with the ethics of directing so much money to an animal.
Sandra Charron

Treatment for Mental Illness Is as Necessary, and Normal, as Chemo

Sandra Charron | April 24, 2015 | Canada Living
I often use cancer as an example when making a point about the lack of support when speaking of mental illness because the very fact that cancer campaigns are many, funding is frequent, and nobody denies its existence nor attributes stigma to the disease is the direct antithesis of that ascribed to any mental illness.
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Not One (Plus) Size Fits All

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | April 24, 2015 | Canada Living
When it comes to treating weight problems, even experts believe that similar methods can be applied almost universally: Put your patients on a diet, have them engage in regular exercise, and, if all else fails, recommend some surgical procedure. What gets rarely looked at are the differences between overweight individuals that may have led to their unhealthy weight gain in the first place.
Lynn Posluns

Women's Brain Health Needs to Be a Priority, Too

Lynn Posluns | April 23, 2015 | Canada Living
When I first launched the Women's Brain Health Initiative a few years ago, my primary goal was to create awareness about women's brain aging disorders. It was shocking to me that women suffer from depression, stroke and dementia twice as much as men as they age, but brain health research was male-focused.
Vikram Vij

Heading Back to My Culinary Roots in Banff

Vikram Vij | April 23, 2015 | Canada Living
A bowl of spicy stew got me into the kitchens of an historic hotel known around the world. I sometimes still can't believe it, but I am so grateful that it happened. My career certainly would have gone in a different direction. Instead, Ivor became my mentor and showed me how running a business is as much about creating an experience as it is about a product.
Marion Roche

A Food Budget of $1.75 a Day Guarantees 'Hidden Hunger'

Marion Roche | April 23, 2015 | Canada Impact
Hidden hunger is the type of hunger where the belly is full but the body is still hungry for nutrition. Poverty and nutrition are two sides of the same coin. Poverty often determines food choices. Although it is possible to make choices of what foods to buy on a limited budget, many nutritious foods are simply not affordable or accessible.
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