Voters Must Stay Involved Post-Election For Real Change to Happen

John Izzo | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Politics
John Izzo

Citizens tend to blame our leaders for the kind of government we have. We ought to look in the mirror instead. Getting engaged every four to five years for six to eight weeks is not what it means to be a citizen.

Refugee Crisis Highlights Need for More Engagement Among Canadians

Steven Zhou | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Steven Zhou

Data from UNHCR shows that only about one per cent of the world's displaced population resides in Canada. In fact, Canada has yet to meet its own targets for refugee acceptance when it comes to the current crisis, which originates primarily out of Syria and Iraq. Canadians, especially Muslim Canadians, interested in changing this status quo now have a lot more incentive to show up on October 19 to vote and do their part in the political process.

The Perfect Proposal For Thrill Seekers

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Living

This couple is in for the ride of their lives.

The Evolution of Popping the Question

Melanie Nathan | Posted 09.20.2015 | Canada
Melanie Nathan

The night is quiet and cool. He or she slowly drops to one knee. A gleaming diamond ring is held aloft, and the warm tears start to flow. Yes, the moment when someone proposes marriage is truly unforgettable.

10 Tips for Surviving a Marathon Indian Wedding

masalamommas | Posted 09.01.2015 | Canada Living

Anyone who has had or has ever been to an Indian wedding knows that they are not like other Canadian weddings. Indian weddings can last four or more days of festivities -- they really do become a marathon of sorts.

How to Announce Your Engagement

Karen Cleveland | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

Congratulations on your engagement! You found your match -- that's the hardest part. The rest is just blissful happily ever after, right? Well, sort of. Engagements tend to bring an onslaught of unsolicited advice.

We Finally Know Why This Guy Proposed At Someone Else's Wedding

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Living

UPDATE: According to the New York Daily News, the entire proposal was the bride's idea — because the woman getting engaged was her sister. "“My fi...

Man Proposes To The Woman He Saved Three Years Ago

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Living

Three years ago Melissa Dohme was fighting for her life, but today the domestic violence survivor and advocate is starting a new chapter with the man ...

How To 'Get Engaged' in 2015

Amitha Kalaichandran | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Living
Amitha Kalaichandran

Make 2015 the year where you make the effort to engage with each other -- even strangers. It doesn't mean you have to talk to every stranger you meet, but at least keep your eyes and ears open to what you might learn and experience. It could be something small such as making eye contact with others when you walk down the street.

How to Navigate the "Prediction Season" for 2015

Jeff Quipp | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Living
Jeff Quipp

As the holiday season nears and 2014 comes to an end, we're at the cusp of being inundated with countless lists and predictions about what 2015 holds. Everybody has the desire to gain insight into what's on the horizon. But with such a huge number of resources to turn to, how do you cut through the noise and find what is truly valuable?

Advertising Through Smart Technologies -- How to Be Intelligent Without Being Intrusive

Carlos de Torres | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Business
Carlos de Torres

The key to smart and successful marketing is finding the right time and the right experiences to engage. In fact, today's smart technologies can do a lot to reduce information overload -- countering Orwellian fears some might have about machines that know so much about us.

Stressed Out Employees Stress Out the Organization

Dan Pontefract | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada
Dan Pontefract

What if you were in a horrible job and it resulted in more visits to the doctor's office? What if the Western world was actually getting unhealthier as a result of unhappy careers and even unhappier workplace environments? What if there were health consequences to the predicament employees face in their current positions?

Valentine's Proposals: Selecting the Ideal Diamond

Kelsey Malenchak | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Living
Kelsey Malenchak

Presenting a diamond ring can be one of the grandest gestures a man will make so it should be almost perfect. Many choose Valentine's Day as a romantic time to pop the question. With February 14 right around the corner, selecting the ring is a difficult and anxiety-filled process. Educating yourself before purchasing that once-in-a-lifetime piece will ensure you get exactly what you want (and what she wants).

The Wrong Kind of Chill During a Heat Wave

Ron Dembo | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Politics
Ron Dembo

In the past few days I have received a number of requests form Toronto Hydro asking me to conserve. So when I went into the Body Shop on Bloor Street in Toronto at midday on Wednesday the 17, the doors were wide open as if they were trying hard to air condition Toronto. I beat up on them to close the doors and they did.

Empty Your Inbox and Fill In Your Team

Deri Latimer | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Business
Deri Latimer

There are several online sources for email management tips from Personal Excellence.co. As I perused what's available, these key tips kept coming up.

Hey Ladies, What's Stopping YOU From Proposing?

Colette Kenney | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada Living
Colette Kenney

So many women ask the same question: why won't he propose? Well, this week, a man wrote in and flipped the script -- hey ladies, what's stopping your from proposing? (Or for that matter, asking men out on dates, and paying for that date?) We've come a long way from the 50s, maybe we should start acting like it...

WHY Won't he Propose?

Colette Kenney | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Living
Colette Kenney

OK, it's been covered before, but women still have questions (all the time!) about just why men won't propose. What is it about the act that freaks men out and makes women weak in the knees? A conversation with a married man helped clear things up a bit...

What to do When He STILL Won't Propose

Colette Kenney | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada Living
Colette Kenney

You and your boyfriend have been together for years, you're perfect together, in fact he's told you that you're the one. So what gives? Why won't he just propose already? Here's some advice for those who lay awake at night wondering when -- if ever -- the big day will come.

What To Do If He Doesn't Propose

Colette Kenney | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada Living
Colette Kenney

Isn't it totally frustrating? You're with the man of your dreams. He tells you how much he loves you. He tells you that he wants to be with you forever. And yet he refuses to pop the question. So what gives?

The Fallacy Behind "Social Media Gurus"

Mitch Joel | Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

While it's nice to get drunk on the social media Kool-Aid and point fingers at those who have gained exposure and popularity through it (both positive and negative), all of that pales in comparison to the fact that we still don't even really know just how powerful this new media is.

Better Than A Free Bag Of Pretzels: 'Perfect' Proposal Takes Place On Plane

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.22.2011 | Canada Living

As the YouTube generation grows up, we can expect more and more life events of strangers recorded for our viewing pleasure. And when it comes to askin...