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This week, while all eyes are on New York City where world leaders are meeting for the General Assembly of the United Nations, another exciting event is taking place: UNICEF Canada and the women of The 25th Team are also gathered in New York to discuss global issues.
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I often remember hearing family and friends suggesting that someday you will find the one and you will just know. I usually dismissed their suggestions and thought that the chance of love was unlikely. This past year I have found and am now engaged to my beloved so the journey of engagement is something I am facing at now.
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If you are hiring summer students, have teenagers slouching around the house, or you are a forward-thinking CEO, you are spending some time thinking about Gen Z. The follow-on generation to the Millennials is something of an unknown to most. The biggest question: how they are going to perform in the workforce?
Within each work day, there are only so many hours you have to produce your best, which is why it's important to maximize and monitor the time you spend on anything. This of course leads to the difference between working more versus working smarter.
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In the non-Jewish world, ours is what you would call an arranged marriage. But I dislike that term because in my mind that equals a "forced" marriage. And mine, like most others in my community, was anything but. At any time you have the option of saying no.
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Ultimately, you want your people moving up the leadership ladder, going from being told what to do, to providing opinions and recommendations, to advising what they intend to do and what they have done.
The more comfortable your people are in making decisions on their own, the more control the leader is giving up.
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As technology, culture and social norms are all changing rapidly, employers need talent that can combine technical know-how with general capabilities, or soft skills. As such, hiring managers are now looking for more than IQ and EQ in prospective employees.
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Citizens tend to blame our leaders for the kind of government we have. We ought to look in the mirror instead. Getting engaged every four to five years for six to eight weeks is not what it means to be a citizen.
Data from UNHCR shows that only about one per cent of the world's displaced population resides in Canada. In fact, Canada has yet to meet its own targets for refugee acceptance when it comes to the current crisis, which originates primarily out of Syria and Iraq. Canadians, especially Muslim Canadians, interested in changing this status quo now have a lot more incentive to show up on October 19 to vote and do their part in the political process.
This couple is in for the ride of their lives.
The night is quiet and cool. He or she slowly drops to one knee. A gleaming diamond ring is held aloft, and the warm tears start to flow. Yes, the moment when someone proposes marriage is truly unforgettable.
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Anyone who has had or has ever been to an Indian wedding knows that they are not like other Canadian weddings. Indian weddings can last four or more days of festivities -- they really do become a marathon of sorts.
Congratulations on your engagement! You found your match -- that's the hardest part. The rest is just blissful happily ever after, right? Well, sort of. Engagements tend to bring an onslaught of unsolicited advice.
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UPDATE: According to the New York Daily News, the entire proposal was the bride's idea — because the woman getting engaged was her sister. "“My fiancé told her he didn't want to ruin their day and she...
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Three years ago Melissa Dohme was fighting for her life, but today the domestic violence survivor and advocate is starting a new chapter with the man who rescued her all those years ago. Dohme, who wa...
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Make 2015 the year where you make the effort to engage with each other -- even strangers. It doesn't mean you have to talk to every stranger you meet, but at least keep your eyes and ears open to what you might learn and experience. It could be something small such as making eye contact with others when you walk down the street.
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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?
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The key to smart and successful marketing is finding the right time and the right experiences to engage. In fact, today's smart technologies can do a lot to reduce information overload -- countering Orwellian fears some might have about machines that know so much about us.
What if you were in a horrible job and it resulted in more visits to the doctor's office? What if the Western world was actually getting unhealthier as a result of unhappy careers and even unhappier workplace environments? What if there were health consequences to the predicament employees face in their current positions?
Presenting a diamond ring can be one of the grandest gestures a man will make so it should be almost perfect. Many choose Valentine's Day as a romantic time to pop the question. With February 14 right around the corner, selecting the ring is a difficult and anxiety-filled process. Educating yourself before purchasing that once-in-a-lifetime piece will ensure you get exactly what you want (and what she wants).
In the past few days I have received a number of requests form Toronto Hydro asking me to conserve. So when I went into the Body Shop on Bloor Street in Toronto at midday on Wednesday the 17, the doors were wide open as if they were trying hard to air condition Toronto. I beat up on them to close the doors and they did.
There are several online sources for email management tips from Personal Excellence.co. As I perused what's available, these key tips kept coming up.
So many women ask the same question: why won't he propose? Well, this week, a man wrote in and flipped the script -- hey ladies, what's stopping your from proposing? (Or for that matter, asking men out on dates, and paying for that date?) We've come a long way from the 50s, maybe we should start acting like it...
OK, it's been covered before, but women still have questions (all the time!) about just why men won't propose. What is it about the act that freaks men out and makes women weak in the knees? A conversation with a married man helped clear things up a bit...
You and your boyfriend have been together for years, you're perfect together, in fact he's told you that you're the one. So what gives? Why won't he just propose already? Here's some advice for those who lay awake at night wondering when -- if ever -- the big day will come.
Isn't it totally frustrating? You're with the man of your dreams. He tells you how much he loves you. He tells you that he wants to be with you forever. And yet he refuses to pop the question. So what gives?
While it's nice to get drunk on the social media Kool-Aid and point fingers at those who have gained exposure and popularity through it (both positive and negative), all of that pales in comparison to the fact that we still don't even really know just how powerful this new media is.
As the YouTube generation grows up, we can expect more and more life events of strangers recorded for our viewing pleasure. And when it comes to asking for someone's hand in marriage, arguably the sca...