Planning

Putting Progress Ahead Of Process In Transit Planning Is Unsustainable

Murtaza Haider | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

A successful public transit project is one that achieves a sustainable and sufficient ridership that could not be served by less expensive modes. The mere provision of trains operating devoid of riders is not a success but a failure resulting from putting 'progress' ahead of the process.

First-Class Hacks For Staying Fresh During A Long Flight

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

If you have to fly overnight with the expectation that you'll be meeting folks within minutes of landing, consider travelling in more comfortable clothes and changing into your more business-like outfit at the airport. Above all, take the time to review your schedule

11 Ways To Give Yourself A Mid-Winter Boost

Jen Lawrence | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

Even if you started off the year with a heart full of good intentions, it can be hard to maintain your enthusiasm. To celebrate the fact that there are still 11 months left to make this your best year ever, here are 11 ways to give yourself a mid-winter boost.

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.

How to Host the Perfect Canadian Thanksgiving

Lisa Orr | Posted 10.03.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Orr

Thanksgiving is about celebrating and giving thanks for our wonderful families and the other gifts in our lives. Regardless of what's on the menu, where you serve it or how you eat it, the key to a perfect Thanksgiving meal is to focus on our gratitude and on being together with our most precious gifts, our family and friends.

The Truth About Finding Time for Fitness

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 08.28.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

Have you ever told yourself, "If I can just get through the next day/week/month/year, things will calm down and I'll be less busy?" Trust me on this -- you're never going to find time for a fitness program. If you want time, you have to make it, then take it.

How to Snap out of Being Risk Averse

Shelagh Meagher | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Living
Shelagh Meagher

Acquired Risk Aversion Syndrome seems to be everywhere these days. That's what I'm calling the tendency of people to get less adventuresome as they go through life. I don't mean to create panic but ARAS is alarmingly prevalent and I keep running into more people who are suffering from it.

4 Simple Steps To Avoiding Post-Summer Anxiety

Alyson Jones | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

The summer is a great time for doing some thinking and once you have put some thought into your vision for the future, the next steps are to identify and evaluate your priorities and create a realistic plan that will move you forward in these areas. In order to achieve this, I offer a simple and practical structure to get you going.

How to Budget For University

Melissa Jarman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada Business
Melissa Jarman

By now, most students planning to start college or university in the fall are beginning to think seriously about what needs to be done before their classes start. So how do we help students prepare for the coming year? A good starting point would be by taking some time now to review and discuss the following questions.

How I Learned to Stop Logging Time as a New Mom

Alona Feroze | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Living
Alona Feroze

In my three-month tenure of being a mom I have been swallowed whole by a paradox that only a new parent can experience: the simultaneous lack of and abundance of time. I have dubbed this enigma the mom phenomenon.

Be Bold, It's Sold: Keeping Yourself Informed Before an Auction

Robbie and Kathleen Baggio | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada
Robbie and Kathleen Baggio

After fifteen years on the auction circuit, we know how to turn a single night of work into thousands of dollars in profit. In fact, we've bankrolled family vacations, our daughter's tuition, and a complete home Reno with auction earnings alone. And we just keep coming back for more.

Italian Examples of Cities Made for People

Ron Dembo | Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada
Ron Dembo

I love the Italian Piazza. You find them in every town, big or small. Rome is full of them. They are gentle and filled with human sounds, blended voic...

Cancer Taught Me to Live in the Moment

Stephanie Gilman | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Living
Stephanie Gilman

2013-02-04-kickingcancersass.jpg For as long as I can remember, I have been an obsessive planner. I love to make plans, to organize, to prepare. And I'm quite good at it, too. Long-term goals, schedules. These are things I like. A fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants girl, I am not. With my cancer diagnosis, a lot of things came crashing down around me.

Vancouver Bureaucracy More Convoluted Than the Subway Map

Jordan Bateman | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada
Jordan Bateman

What was once a simple sewer, water and garbage disposal utility has become a bureaucratic, democratically-unaccountable spending machine. It's time to move the Metro Vancouver Regional District back to basics.

Pick: Have a Wedding, or Keep Your Job

Cassandra Scrimgeour | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada Living
Cassandra Scrimgeour

I'm employed on contract. I'm thankful for this. But when this contract ends, what will be next? What if my luck runs out and I can't find anything? The thought of unemployment fills me with anxiety, and a fear I feel in my bones. It's unknown territory that I'm not anxious to discover.