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The Science Is In: Dogs Are More Lovable Than Babies

The term "pet parenting" has been on the rise for the past few years. But what does it mean to be a "pet parent" -- beyond occasionally having the urge to put your pug in a Baby Bjorn? It is obvious that all pet owners show some level of attachment to their animal companions but could being a "pet parent" also mean that you truly love your dog, perhaps even as much as you might love your child?

Canada's Foreign Worker Program Has a Trust Problem

Employers are not "hooked" on temporary foreign workers because they provide critical skills on an emergency basis (as the program was intended) but because they work hard (and presumably for cheap). So who's to blame? It's time for management to look in the mirror. For the last 50 years organizations have invested in just about anything except their employees, who are increasingly treated as replaceable widgets. The federal government is also complicit. Why should employers bother to train, motivate and engage their workers when they can simply replace them with foreign "temporary" workers?
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Should Canadians Go to U.S. Universities?

It is once again university acceptance season. And for a growing number of Canadian grade 12 students, the letters and e-mails include offers of admission from U.S. colleges and universities in addition to the usual array of Canadian schools. But does it actually make any sense for a Canadian to go to a U.S. university?
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Clay Christensen Explains the Capitalist's Dilemma

Last week in Davos, author and Harvard professor Clay Christensen expanded his theory of the "innovator's dilemma" to include macro-economics and markets. He calls it the "capitalist's dilemma" and said that the relatively jobless economic recovery in the U.S. and elsewhere is the new normal.
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Is College Now the Ultimate Crapshoot?

If and when a Canadian decides to go to university, they just... go. For student and parent alike, the process is straightforward, inexpensive and seemingly non-traumatic. Or maybe that's just the grass-is-greener perspective of a parent in the throes of the American college-application maelstrom.
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U.S. Scientists Oppose Keystone Pipeline

Scientists from some of the most prominent institutions in the U.S. have written a letter to president Barack Obama urging him not to approve a pipeline that would deliver bitumen from Alberta's oilsa...