Top Hacks For Back To School Savings

Sari Friedman | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Parents
Sari Friedman

Love it or hate it, the kids are heading back to school in less than a month, and while over 50 per cent of Canadians are looking forward to getting back to a routine, more than one-third cite expenses as the number one stressor when it comes to back-to-school shopping. Here's how to beat those budget blues.

Top Beauty Trends For 2016 Go Bold And Bright

Sari Friedman | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Style
Sari Friedman

Dewy skin, bright colours and achieving that au naturel look is all the fuss this season. How do you get this season's hot beauty trends without spending a pretty penny? Here are a few tips and tricks.

Tips To Save On Last-Minute Travel

Sari Friedman | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Travel
Sari Friedman

March Break is just around the corner and, like many Canadians looking to get away, you might be feeling a little pessimistic about how the loonie's nosedive is impacting your travel plans. But while many of us may claim there is nothing good about a low dollar the majority of Canadians will still make the most of their March break vacation - whether that means a staycation or snapping up last minute deals. By being savvy, flexible and creative, you might be surprised and just have one of your best vacations yet!

We're All Blue Jays Fans When We Gather Around the Same TV

Marcia Sirota | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

I remember in the fall of 1993, when the Blue Jays last won the World Series, and how the celebrations in the streets went on all night long. Even those of us who weren't die-hard baseball fans were caught up in the thrill of our home team winning the series. We were all proud Torontonians, and we felt the communal aspect of the win. When we watch sports on TV, we can't help but have strong emotions.

What Does Being a "Friend" Really Mean?

Natasha Koifman | Posted 02.12.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Around the holidays we hear all about spending time with loved ones, being grateful and showing them how much we care. A lot of our thoughts will be about our family and friends. But lately social media has changed our perception of friendship, how we view it, how we behave towards our friends, even how we use the word "friend."

The People in Your Inner Circle Can Make Your Life Richer

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada Business
Nancy A. Shenker

As we craft our business plans for next year, we focus on our profit objectives, marketing efforts, and ideas for innovation. Here's another category to ponder: Who are those people in my business life who truly "have my back"?

Can a Loyalty Concierge Help Brands?

Tod Maffin | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Business
Tod Maffin

A shopper will saunter over to the kitchen appliances section, whip out their smartphone, scan the UPC symbol on a food processor, and walk out. What just happened? Their phone just looked up that processor and told the shopper where they can get it within a three-minute walk. Welcome to the terrifying new world of retail and declining brand loyalty.

Watching the Watchdog: Will Microsoft Produce the Next Walter Cronkite?

Tim Knight | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Once upon a time when the world was young and had hope, and global warming, the one per cent and social media hadn't yet been invented, there truly was a golden age for TV news in North America. Could Microsoft bring that golden age back since its split from MSNBC?

Tim Knight's Watching the Watchdog: Journalists Are Killing Journalism

Tim Knight | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Today, graduates of journalism school see the profession as just that: a job. A paycheque. A security. They do what they're told to do. They're not journalists; they're employees. They don't buck the corporate system. They're part of it. Newsrooms are turning into mere offices.