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6 Tips To Build A Cyber-Security Culture At Work

Matthew Held | Posted 05.15.2017 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Criminals take the path of least resistance. The weakest link is the employee. Data breaches are mostly the result of employee error or an inside job, according to the ACC Foundation: State of Cybersecurity Report. The best way for organizations to protect themselves is to create and foster a culture of cyber security awareness.

I Don't Believe In Startup Unicorns

Joanna Track | Posted 05.02.2017 | Canada Business
Joanna Track

For us digital entrepreneurs, a unicorn is what we call a start-up with a valuation of more than a billion dollars. (Yes, I said billion -- with a B.) It's what every self-employed techie dreams of: coming up with that one needle-in-a-haystack idea that's going to pay off every penny of debt and let you live a carefree life for the rest of your life.

How I Survived A Lifetime Of Bullying

TamilCulture | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

I grew up in a refugee camp to begin with, and since my parents didn't speak German, I was not able to pick up the language very quickly, so I went to kindergarten and was picked on for not knowing German. Not just by fellow kids, but also the teachers, who isolated me and never included me in anything.

3 Ways To Build Morale And Performance Like A Leader

Barbara Morris-Blake | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Business
Barbara Morris-Blake

Let's face it, every organization goes through highs and lows, especially in startup mode. While milestones are often celebrated, there are the inevitable tough times all leaders need to face. These are the moments that you least want to start attempting to build morale and performance.

The Frightening Ramifications Of High-Frequency Advertising

Mitch Joel | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada
Mitch Joel

If you think that creativity will be safe from the automation of everything, you are wrong. It's not a question of "if" creativity and advertising wil...

'So, You Won't Be Marrying A Tamil Girl?'

TamilCulture | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

That's what my dad asked when I told him I had found the one. He was only half-joking. I think. I'm currently in a long-distance relationship with a girl of Caucasian descent, otherwise known as a vella pettai. We consistently have issues that we need to work around.

Ditch Takeout And Dive Into These Chinese New Year Recipes Instead

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

Kung Hei Fat Choi! The Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in Chinese culture, celebrated with traditional decorations, family reunions, fireworks and, of course, delicious feasts.

Why It Pays To Be A Happy Entrepreneur

Brian Scudamore | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

There's no big secret to success in business -- it's all about attitude. Approaching entrepreneurship with optimism means you can bounce back when ideas flop, and in general, you bring more energy and enthusiasm to the workplace.

Social Games And How Not To Play Them

Maria Calleja | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Living
Maria Calleja

Everyone plays social games and sometimes I believe that they are played so automatically and effortlessly that the game player may make movements som...

Indigenous People Are Not The 'Ghosts Of History'

Len Flett | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Politics
Len Flett

Canadian indigenous people have been described as "ghosts of history," spectres lingering in the background, haunting our legacy. This refers to the fact that indigenous people have been ignored to a great extent in Canadian history, yet Canadians are fully aware that indigenous people were here long before the arrival of the Europeans.

Let's Rethink The Pressure Of Cooking Family Meals During The Holidays

Merin Oleschuk | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Merin Oleschuk

While enjoying a wholesome meal together is surely a worthy goal, family meal campaigners don't always acknowledge the work that goes into this achievement: the time demands, parenting challenges and financial burdens required to put good food on the table. These pressures exist daily, but for many of us-particularly women-- they come to a head during holidays.

The Changing State Of My Mother Tongue

TamilCulture | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

When I was a kid, I wasn't up on a Saturday morning watching cartoons while eating fruit loops. Instead, like many Tamil children, I was usually half asleep trying to learn the language that I first learned to speak. I didn't hate going to Tamil school because I missed out on cartoons. I think I hated going because it was a hard language to learn.

Learn To Connect By Disconnecting

Kunal Gupta | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada
Kunal Gupta

These upcoming holidays, I challenge you to be fearless and disconnect from technology. Connection has been such a powerful theme in my life; it is s...

Why I Took Email Off My Phone

Kunal Gupta | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Business
Kunal Gupta

Email, like a bag of chips, is addictive. Even with the most discipline, you will break. Having email on your phone is the equivalent to walking around with an open bag of chips with you. All the time. It doesn't sound very healthy, does it?

Saint-Émilion: A Medieval French Village Ideal For Art, Culture And Wine Lovers

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

Note: Airfare provided by Air France. Accommodation and activities arranged courtesy of Atout France, Aquitaine and Saint-Emilion Tourism. Tours of th...

Breaking Down Silos: Tips For Collaboration And A Culture Of Innovation

Joseph Donia | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Business
Joseph Donia

To devise innovative solutions to emerging challenges, organizations of all shapes and sizes will need to break down the silos that stifle the collaboration and creativity needed for innovation to thrive. The digital economy has reshaped many jobs, and one of the clearest illustrations of this trend is how the CMO's role has evolved over the last decade.

Keep Your Hands Off My Kid's Lunchbox

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

There's a new trend happening around town and it's one that may be catching on. Consider this my civic duty to spread the word and stop the idiocy of being legislated. That's right -- schools are now trying to tell me what I can and can't put in my kid's lunchbox.

How To Learn A New Language Without Losing Your Mind

Shannon Skinner | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

Learning a new language can be inspiring, frustrating, infuriating and sometimes downright embarrassing. But there are many good reasons to learn a new language. The more languages we know, the more people we can communicate with. It adds depth to our creativity. Best of all, it helps build overall self-confidence.

The Best Places In The World To Celebrate Diwali

Booking.com | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Travel
Booking.com

Diwali is one of the biggest and most beautiful celebrations in India. Marking Hindu New Year, this ancient five day festival celebrates the triumph of light over dark and good over evil. Witness incredible light displays, mesmerising fireworks and symbolic burning of candles, while families get together to feast and share gifts. This year Diwali is celebrated from October 30th and we've put together some of our favourite destinations to celebrate this one of a kind festival.

You're Not A Mess, So Stop Saying It

Lauren Ross | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Living
Lauren Ross

Confidence is intimidating, but it shouldn't be. Why should I feel guilty about being happy with myself? I have flaws, sure, but I am not a mess. So why do I participate in mess culture? Why, at brunch, do I feel obligated to chime in with a self-disparaging comment? There is no reason to participate in something that downplays what I have to offer.

Cultural Remedies For Vancouver: A City Without Duende

Hadani Ditmars | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Hadani Ditmars

Is Vancouver a city without duende? For those unfamiliar with the term, a creative force evoked in the art of flamenco, I defer to Garcia Lorca -- the poet killed by right-wing Spanish civil war era assassins whose work seems ever more resonant in our time of vulgar demagogues and neo-liberal pretenders.

As A First-Generation Tamil Canadian, I Discovered Identity Can Be Inclusive

TamilCulture | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

My older sister and I moved to Canada from Sri Lanka in the early 90s when I was nine, after both of our parents had passed away. We were fortunate enough to have family members who had been living here since the 70s with the means to sponsor us through a formal process.

When Did My Parents Get So Cool?

TamilCulture | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

This past December, I was finally home for the holidays, after missing two years of the holiday season with my family and friends in Toronto. In fact, in the past two years, I have only been home for a total of three times and each of those three times, there's been an emerging trend: "When did my parents get so cool?"

You Should Totally Go To Ibiza (In Your 40s)

Andrea Traynor | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Travel
Andrea Traynor

I was a club kid of the late-'90s in London, when house music had merged into the mainstream and was no longer solely entertaining audiences of the "underground" variety. Back then, I never made it to the music Mecca that is Ibiza. And I've always regretted it. Twenty years later, to prove that a 40-something could still work the local scene, I hightailed it to what may very well be considered the clubbing capital of the world.

'Died Like A Pig' Outrage Raises Questions For Chinese Canadians

Karen Lin | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Living
Karen Lin

When Byron MacDonald said a 14-year-old Chinese swimmer "died like a pig" during the course of the women's 4 X 200m swimming relay race at the Rio Olympics, it created an uproar in the Chinese community here. Some felt he was a downright racist.