The hidden germs in your workspace

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A couple that is sick in bedFlu season tends to create an onslaught of media reports about the dangers of germs to our health, happiness and productivity. We start looking through a microscope at every house and workplace nook and cranny to identify the unseen bacteria aiming to take us down. We become temporary germaphobes: we avoid touching doorknobs, pushing elevator buttons, and resolve to open bathroom doors only with accurately placed ninja kicks. In our anxiety to avoid obvious germ spaces, we turn a blind eye to the workspaces that are in fact busier germ central stations than a public toilet seat!

Germs in the workplace kitchen

The largest germ sites usually occur in higher …

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Tips to being a homework helper – Part 1

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mother testing a child in mathLet’s face it: homework and studying are not everyone’s idea of fun. In many homes, it is a time for many parents and children to struggle or to feel frustrated. This increases friction at home and makes that environment less conducive for learning. For some, homework can even lower a child’s self-esteem if they know that a parent may get upset when called upon to help, after a long day at work.

Luckily, there are ways to turn this daily chore into something pleasant and productive for your child. Here are some tips to get you started:

Setting up for homework success

  • Choose a quiet and comfortable location like sitting at
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Get off the couch and into a fitness routine

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women exercising The majority of Canadians don’t exercise regularly. Yet, roughly 15% of Canadians have a fitness club membership. Almost everyone can list off the benefits of regular exercise, yet few people have established a regular fitness routine. Figuring out what you need for support and motivation can be just what you need to overcome the challenge of exercising regularly and get into the habit of lifetime fitness.

Starting a fitness program: trial and error and so many questions!

After spending thousands of dollars on gym memberships, many people decide the gym isn’t for them. Alternatively there might be equipment gathering dust in the basement. On top of this, a big …

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The secret to living as a lone wolf parent

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mother hugging her sonBeing a lone wolf has its advantages when you’re single but it can become a challenge when you’re a parent. In this role, you are less able to live your solitary life as it is assumed that you will gravitate towards socializing with other parents at the playground and during school drop-off and pick-up. However, this may increase the stress level of those who cherish their solitude or who have social anxiety. The good news is that there are several ways to maintain the life of a lone wolf while still living as a parent who is part of the pack.

Participate in select group activities

Don’t feel pressured into …

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Facebook financial advice: hot money tips warrant the cold shoulder

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A couple looking at their money jarYears ago, we used to pick up hot stock tips while hanging around the water cooler. Now we get tips on Facebook and from other social media, but other than that, not much has changed; it’s still probably the worst way you could possibly get financial advice.

Let’s first consider why off- or online non-professional sources of financial advice are potentially bad for you, how they are almost comical in their logic, and when could the advice actually be dangerous. Once we put out the fire on hot tips, we’ll share some cool ideas that can lead to genuine financial prosperity.

Consider the source of the free stock advice

Getting …

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