Lists

Why 3 To-Do Lists Are More Efficient Than 1

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Business
Rhonda Scharf

According to experts, every minute spent in planning saves you 10 minutes in execution. I think that if we have a list and follow it, we are saving substantially more time, and stress as well. If we create and use our Daily List of five tasks, we will save ourselves many hours of frustration just by being disciplined.

14 Toronto Spots That Give You Free Stuff On Your Birthday

Deepi Harish | Posted 07.01.2016 | Canada Living
Deepi Harish

When I say free, I mean FREE. Not "Buy one, get one free" or "Free after you've spent X amount." This is the list you've always wanted, but were too afraid to ask for. This is how you get absolutely free items, no strings attached, simply for being born. Go ahead and add this to your bookmarks.

Courage First, Talent Later: 10 Big Lessons Of 2015

Lacey Haynes | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Living
Lacey Haynes

Learning a lesson isn't always a straightforward endeavour. I'm talking about the slow-burners -- the Groundhog Day lessons we encounter over and over that take years (or a lifetime) to fully get and integrate into the core of our being.

Smartphone Apps To Help You Stay On Top Of The Holidays

Karin Campbell | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Living
Karin Campbell

The holiday season is upon us, which means keeping track of far more than usual. If you're anything like me, that means juggling everything from shopping lists and holiday party schedules, to budgets and gift wrapping on top of what I've already got going on at both work and home.

5 Books to Help Your Graduate Transition Into Adulthood

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

Graduation is a time for celebration, but it can also be as scary as hell. It's the official transition into adulthood, a transition into the real world, where people go to work and pay the bills. That can be a lot of pressure. Give the grad in your life one of these books to take the edge off and leave them feeling inspired about what's next.

Top 7 Reasons to Avoid Internet Lists

David Martin | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada Living
David Martin

They're written by idiots for idiots. Well, they're not exactly written by idiots because the writers are clever enough to create a headline that gets us to click on it like Pavlovian dogs. But there's little doubt that we, the readers, are not the sharpest clickers on the keyboard.

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?

7 Reasons Why Lists Pull Us In Every Time

CBC | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada Living

Lists are everywhere online these days — the 14 best of this, the 21 most of that. It seems as if every subject can be reduced to a list, from the...

Sex or Parenting?

Darlena Cunha | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

Yesterday, some words came out of my mouth. And those words got me thinking. It occurred to me that many of the phrases uttered by parents and children to each other in the heat of growing up a good family could also very easily be instead uttered in...the heat of the moment, if you know what I mean. Go over these phrases and try to figure out if they're Sex or Parenting?

To-Do Lists 101: Getting the Most Out of Your Lists

Darlena Cunha | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

I've never been very good at making lists. When I have been able to convince myself to make a list, it was rare that I was able to follow it -- until I became a stay-at-home mom. Sometimes a list can really help slow down the whirlwind. Here are some list tips from a person who doesn't do lists.

The Key To Getting Organized? Start With A Better 'To Do' List

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada Living

The first item on a highly successful to-do list: Make a better to-do list. With the new year comes the urge to accomplish all the things that were me...

Chic Boutique Shopping Etiquette

Lauren Baker | Posted 11.15.2011 | Canada Living
Lauren Baker

In retail, we're taught that the customer is king -- but that doesn't mean they're free to act like a royal pain in the ass. Here are some rules that all clothing shoppers should respect, particularly in vintage or consignment boutiques.