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Insider Tips For Aspiring Business Owners

Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Business

Are you looking to start your own business and in need of some guidance or motivation? We’ve got you covered.

A Mass Email Is No Way To Say Goodbye

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Business
Rhonda Scharf

When someone sends a mass email saying they are leaving, they often haven't thought things through. They are probably having an emotional reaction to what is likely a very emotional situation.

Face Time Still Matters, People!

Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Living

Face time still matters, people! (Even in a world that has FaceTime).

Embrace Both Sides Of Your Gender Identity To Expand Your Career

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Business
Betty Ann Heggie

Why paint yourself with the either/or, black-or-white binary system of gender, when instead you could be a vibrant mosaic of masculine and feminine attributes? By letting go of stereotypes and celebrating individuals with a mix of traditional gender characteristics, you'll create more opportunities for yourself and others.

Are Open Office Environments Hurting Productivity?

Steve Titus | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Business
Steve Titus

Open offices create a more collaborative atmosphere because employees can interact more easily. However, there should be spaces that allow employees to be focused and others for collaboration. Open office frustration tends to happen when the spaces are not used properly.

How To Keep Relaxed In The Office With Yoga

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Sitting at a desk all day can do a lifetime's worth of damage to your body and posture. These yoga exercises can be done throughout your work day and are designed to directly combat the usual wear and tear of office life. Now let's get stretching!

Can't Work Out? Here's What You Can Do At The Office

Lee Boyce | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

If you're a workaholic, chances are you don't have the opportunity to work out as much as you'd like to. Throw in a family at home and minimal energy on the weekends, and the result is usually chronic pain, insufficient and unstable sleeping patterns, and no real escape from the cycle, day in and day out.

This Year, Leave Your Office Worries At The Front Door

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

Think back to the last time you arrived home and told your family you'd had a bad day. You probably expected them to cut you some slack, and perhaps forgive you for being in a bad mood. Why do we do that? Why do we behave the worst with the people we love the most?

Small Businesses Thrive When They Go Beyond The Bottom Line

Dan Kelly | Posted 12.24.2015 | Canada Business
Dan Kelly

When I see a small business plugging away all the while continuing their charitable and community-spirited endeavours (often in the face of near-insurmountable odds), it behooves all of us to reconsider what it means to be "productive."

Productivity Hacks To Take The Stress Out Of 2016

Adriana Girdler | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Business
Adriana Girdler

It's almost time for New Year's resolutions! It's when we engrave our new promised outlooks into our notebooks and minds -- determined to better ourselves in some small manner -- whether it's fitness, health, or even taking the stress out of our work life.

In Memoriam: The Communications Tools We Said Goodbye To In 2015

Peter Harris | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

There are three phone numbers on my business card: my cell, the landline and, a fax number. In my fifteen years of professional working life, no one has ever faxed me. Speaking of business cards, they're done too. Social media profiles are the new business cards.

How Millennials Have Changed the Workplace

Naomi Titleman | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Business
Naomi Titleman

When thinking of millennials, it's common to picture fresh-faced graduates straight out of school and ready to change the planet -- which is why it's easy to forget that this much-discussed generation (anyone born after 1981) has been in the working world for over a decade, with many of them now holding down senior titles and highly influential positions.

Great Interpersonal Skills Can Be Learned

Evan Thompson | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

If you feel you just don't have that gift of natural connection, don't worry. Great interpersonal skills can be learned. You can become aware of others and engage them more naturally and easily than you think. You first need to get over your belief that you're "just not a people person" and that it's not your responsibility to foster teamwork -- just results.

My Quest for the Perfect Standing Desk

Tetsuro Shigematsu | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Living
Tetsuro Shigematsu

Are you sitting down as you read this? If so, then good luck because you are going to die. Soon. According to a whole whack of journal articles, sitting is the new smoking.But maybe you already knew that. Maybe like me, you've been sufficiently terrorized into investing tens of dollars repurposing your heirloom Ikea furniture into a homebrew solution.

WATCH: The Most Annoying Guys On Transit.. In The Office

The Huffington Post B.C. | Ty Clark | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The shoulder sleeper, the farter, and others.

Why Schmoozing Works, However Bad It Feels

University of Toronto News | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Significantly, people who had more power in the office were less likely to report feeling dirty when it came to networking, and engaged in it more often. That effect can make it harder to penetrate existing power structures, because it means those already in power are more comfortable with networking and continue to reinforce and advance their positions.

How to Make Your Workplace Fitter, Happier, More Productive

Josh Bowman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Business
Josh Bowman

I've worked in a lot of different office environments, both non-profit and for-profit. Some of these places were wonderful, fun, and I was sad to leave. Other workplaces were, quite frankly, toxic. Happy employees are productive employees (to paraphrase Radiohead). So here are some tips to give your staff some love. (Hint: Stressing out your employees is a great way to achieve turn-over and burn-out.)

Dress Code: Decoding your Holiday Party Invitation

Karen Cleveland | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

Festive? Cocktail? Or festive cocktail? The language of party invitations is key to cracking the dress code, well, code. Following are some cues to heed in your choice of attire. And heed away. Here's a guide to help you interpret the holiday party lingo.

Can QuickLaw Really Help Lawyers?

Joshua Slayen | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Business
Joshua Slayen

LexisNexis and Microsoft have teamed up to offer a new solution called Quicklaw for Microsoft Office. They say it is designed to simplify legal research and ultimately save time for lawyers. I took it for a test drive to see if it's all they say it is.

How Shy People Can Get Noticed at Work

Karen Wensley | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Business
Karen Wensley

Many people find their career options are limited because they are shy. It's a myth that shy people can't have successful personal brands. It is true that if you never speak up in meetings, never talk to colleagues, and simply do the work assigned to you, you will not be at the top of the list for the next promotion. But shy people just need a strategy that is aligned to their personality, values and comfort zone. Here are some tips.

Get Out of the Office and Come to Your Senses

Michael Clarkson | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Living
Michael Clarkson

For our healthy enrichment, we must leave the office and the living room for that factory of senses -- Mother Nature. Sure, Google Images and HD television can provide stirring images of Niagara Falls, and yet they don't allow us the true roar of the falls and seagulls squawking over our shoulder and the touch and taste of soft mist on our lips. Treat your senses to time outdoors!

A Multi-Function Space for Work and Play

Candice Olson | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Style
Candice Olson

Cal is an animation artist, director and teacher -- and a first time homeowner. Cal wanted his live/work space to function on a variety of levels -- as a modern kitchen, as a professional office and as a cozy lounge area. And he wanted it all to be hip, creative and modern. So I got set to transform his home's main floor and give him a fashionable and functional space that fits his lifestyle.

Staying Germ-Free at the Office Takes More Than Washing Hands

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg A recent microbiology study of the office has gone further than any other and provided a path for the improvement of the quality of life in the office environment. The team swabbed offices in three major American cities and found the usual suspects -- fecal bacteria, skin bacteria -- but also identified 500 other types of microbes...

The NDP's Sneaky Attempt to Win Over Separatists

Tony Kondaks | Posted 05.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Tony Kondaks

In January the NDP leadership candidates held a debate in Montreal in which every one of them refused to support the federal government's Clarity Act. It is important to note that independence by Quebec in such circumstances would not only fly in the face of the Clarity Act but stand in opposition to the amending formula of the Canadian Constitution.

Creative Spaces: Where to Find Inspiration

Rana Florida | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada
Rana Florida

Creative workers need peace and quiet and privacy, but they need social stimulation. Can you do that in a fish bowl-style cubicle? Drab furniture, white walls, no natural sunlight, and bland, boring spaces do little to ignite the imagination.