Tips

Step into 'The Ring': Workshop offers new approach for screenwriters

Katherine Brodsky | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Katherine Brodsky

As many writers can attest to, getting a script idea out of your head and onto the page isn't always so easy.

15%? 20%? How Much Should We Tip Next Year?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Living

In 2014, look for the ongoing dialogue on North American tipping culture to reach a tipping point, as both restaurateurs and patrons consider putting...

The Top Five Things Parents Need To Know About Kids and Social Media

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

If your kids see you jostling to get the best shot of the most mundane moments of life, just so that you can post a picture of it on your Instagram account, they'll follow suit. If you post inappropriate images or comments on social media, the will be seen by your children, guaranteed. Limit and moderate your own social media activity.

I'm a Believer: How My First Men's Facial Changed Everything

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada
Adrian Brijbassi

After years of searching, I found the perfect hangover cure. It wasn't the hair of the dog that bit me, and it wasn't any sort of nasty concoction borne out of my medicine cabinet. It was, in fact, a facial. And I think I finally understand what all the hype was about.

There's More to Vegas than The Hangover Lets On

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

According to TripAdvisor users, there are two types of people: those who love Las Vegas and those who don't. I thought I was firmly in the second camp, until my partner suggested we go to Vegas for my first Travelzoo Experience. These tips should help gamblers and non-gamblers, luxury lovers and deal hunters alike to plan the perfect Vegas vacation.

Six Tips for Niagara-on-the-Lake Visits

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

Being a Toronto native I have been to Niagara Falls many times, but never actually spent quality time in Niagara-on-the-Lake. What a completely different experience! There are many ways to experience the region, but here is a list of tips and tricks that we discovered on our getaway:

Tiny Tips for Starting on the Road to Health

Joel Garten | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Living
Joel Garten

If you are starting from a standpoint of not doing any exercise or not paying any attention to your diet, you might find my tips helpful in starting to be healthier. I have found a couple of keys to starting on the road to health: first, start in tiny micro-steps; and second, discover what you personally like to do -- what works for you.

I'm an Entrepreneur and I Have it All

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Living
Lisa Ostrikoff

My life has been "busy" and a lot of work for quite some time now, and that's something I don't want to change. I still take the necessary time to unplug and fill myself and my family up, but cannot deny that I also thrive off of creating and growing in business. That will likely always be part of me, even with a new baby at my side. My work is very much tied into what I want to create for my family to benefit from. I have complete respect for the women who grow up with a complete focus on wanting to stay home and raise a family... but for me, part of what I want to represent to my children is showing them that they have the ability to "have it all."

5 Mental Health Tips for Students

Roger Covin, Ph.D | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Living
Roger Covin, Ph.D

University is stressful and students can develop mental health disorders at this time. In fact, the majority of these disorders tend to develop around this age group. Getting help early on for mental health problems is always a good idea. For example, it is ideal to prevent problematic shyness from becoming Social Anxiety Disorder and normal sadness from becoming clinical depression.

How to Maximize Back to School Shopping With Your Kids

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

I recently went shopping for back to school clothes with my three young kids in tow. As insane as it may seem to take your kids along with you while picking out clothes for the season, it actually makes things easier and more efficient as you're able to size things on the spot. As the first day of school looms, here are some proven tips for back to school shopping with kids.

Top 5 Summer Safety Tips For Kids

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

School's out and the kids are antsy. Is it any wonder that parents worry about their children getting into trouble during the dog days of summer? Whet...

Five Ways to Deal With Your Kids in Public Bathrooms

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

The thought of entering a public bathroom with your kid is more than you can bear. Have no fear the next time this scenario presents itself. There are, thankfully, some very simple tips and strategies that parents can use. Following are the top five ways to deal with public bathrooms when out with the kids.

The 10 Mom Types That You'll Find at the Park

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Moms at the park playing with their kids are a common sight in most neighborhoods. Not surprisingly then, is it any wonder that there are as many different types of moms at the park as there are days of the week? Read on and you'll find that you'll likely recognize at least a few of these parents at your local playground.

The Top 10 Lies Parents Tell Their Kids

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

The reality of being called "mom" or "dad" means that you're gonna have to bend the truth somewhat. The lies parents tell their kids range from the ridiculous to the sublime. These lies can range from a simple white lie to a real doozy. It's all just a matter of scale. Whatever it takes, right?

Why You Should Never Go On a Cruise

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Like all forms of luxury travel, a cruise isn't inherently dangerous. But these days, buyers need to be more aware than ever when making their cruise purchase. My advice when someone asks about going on a multi-day cruise aboard a mega-liner is always the same: Don't go.

My Secret Ingredient in Vegan Baking

Meghan Telpner | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

This cake wasn't dry at all. It was super moist, just sweet enough and way too good to have around the house. What was my secret weapon? Apple sauce. I love using apple sauce in my gluten free baked treats because it works in three magical ways to make for baking success.

So Your Dream Fails, Now What?

Shannon Skinner | Posted 01.05.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg It is wise to be driven by enthusiasm and to have a well thought-out plan to make it happen, and it is certainly nice to fantasize about, but reality has a habit of ensuring that not everything we start in life comes to fruition. Like it or not, accept it or not, it is simply the way it is.

Don't Be Tricked by Treats: How To Avoid Overindulging At Halloween

Meghan Jessiman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Jessiman

2012-10-31-halloweenbanner.jpg Let's face it: Halloween is a holiday dedicated to candy so the opportunities to derail your regularly balanced diet are going to be all over the place for at least a week. Here are four handy tips for keeping your cravings under control and and avoiding being scared away from the scale come November.

Make Your Home Feel Like A Home With These 10 Tips From Sandra Rinomato

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

Creating an oasis in your home or apartment may seem like a daunting (or expensive) task. But Sandra Rinomato, host of 'Buy Herself' and a real estate...

Just Say No To Stretched-Out Bikini Bottoms

ConsumerSearch.com | Posted 05.28.2012 | Canada Style

Swimsuits aren't cheap. So when you find the perfect one (which in itself isn't easy), you want to make it last longer than a season. But there are...

Tommy Smythe, Sarah Richardson's Sidekick, Gives Us His Top 5 Design Tips

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.28.2012 | Canada Style

It's always better when designing together -- that's what Sarah Richardson and her right-hand-design-man Tommy Smythe believe. In the latest seaso...

Five Tips on How to Keep Employees Happy

Srinivas Kandula | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Business
Srinivas Kandula

Good news: job creation in Canada is increasing. Bad news: employees who were holding on during the recession might now start looking for better offers. So how do you keep employees engaged, motivated and productive? Here are five tips on how!

Your Start-Up Life: When Is it Time to Fire Someone?

Rana Florida | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada Business
Rana Florida

I have two key employees who have been with me for three years, both performing at a C+. I'd love to replace them, but they are both crucial positions and I just don't have the time to search for and train replacements. Should I fire them and suffer trying to find someone better or do I keep jogging along at a C average?

Peer Pressure: the Silent Killer?

Erika Katz | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada Living
Erika Katz

Bullying has been the hot topic of late but it usually has its roots in peer pressure. As parents how do we prevent things we would never think of? While you can't anticipate everything your child might do, you can discuss peer pressure and how to handle it. Here are a few tips to give your child.

10 Tips for Staying Sane at Work

Deri Latimer | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

2012-05-07-mentalhealth1.jpgMore and more, people in workplaces everywhere are reporting that they are experiencing a constant state of 'overwhelm' and mental exhaustion. Here are 10 tips for practicing positive mental health at work -- whether you're the new guy or the boss.