Monthly Archives: September 2013

The challenges of working remotely

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The challenges of working remotelyWorking from home is becoming more and more commonplace, with about 3.6 million or 19 per cent of the Canadian workforce working remotely. Technology and globalization are at the root of this change, enabling more and more people to stay connected from their home office or on the go via mobile.

While studies have shown that working remotely may increase productivity and improve mood, for those of us with a home office, it doesn’t always feel that way. Working from home presents some unique challenges.

Top five challenges of working remotely

  1. Lack of structure – When you work from home, you don’t have the same structure that an office provides. This can create challenges in self-discipline and sticking to
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Six relationship tips to keep the spark alive

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Six relationship tips to keep the spark aliveYou want to grow old together… so how can you and your partner keep from becoming another break-up statistic? How can you keep things rewarding and satisfying as the years go by? How can you stay happy together? To get some insight into this elusive realm, we asked a few long-term happy couples just those questions. Here’s the advice they had to offer:

Never be too busy for each other

Our world gets crazier every day, and it can be all too easy to find yourself afloat amongst countless competing demands that can take over and drown your relationship if you’re not careful. Make a concerted effort to schedule regular time together – time set aside for you and your …

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World Suicide Prevention Day

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World Suicide Day posterFor most of us, the thought of suicide is unpleasant and disturbing. But today, to mark World Suicide Prevention Day, we want to talk about suicide to raise awareness and help you recognize the signs so you can help reduce the risk of losing someone you love to suicide.

Every year, about one million people die from suicide – that’s one person lost every 40 seconds or 3,000 every day.

If you are reading this, perhaps you have been touched in some way by this tragic occurrence or perhaps you have considered taking your own life. When we increase our awareness, we can make a difference to someone who is …

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Eat well, learn well

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Eat well, learn wellWhether it’s your favourite time of year or your family’s got the back-to-school blues, planning well always gets you off to a good start – especially when it comes to food.

As you get your children ready to go back to school you may ask – Does eating well help children learn better at school? The answer is yes! By following a few simple tips, children will be eating their way to a love of learning, better test scores, improved attention in class and a more positive school experience.

Sound nutrition for developing minds

  1. Breakfast of champions – We’ve heard it before but it’s true, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for children. Children learn better
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How to avoid the Freshman 15

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How to avoid the Freshman 15The fear of the Freshman 15 and the dreaded weight gain that most students experience in their first year of university is something that can be avoided if you know what key pitfalls to avoid.

A study published in the Journal of American College Health found 70% of students reported weight gain in the first two years of college. Typically students gained around 4-10 pounds in weight and I was no exception. For me, one of the biggest pitfalls was opting for junk food as my late-night study snack. Fueled by the sugar rush of high-carb, high-fat foods, I would get through my studies, ignoring what was happening to my waistline. By December, I was passing over my skinny jeans …

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