Monthly Archives: November 2014

Learning the Lockdown Lingo

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boy looking out school windowMost adults can recall participating in emergency drills at school, from “duck-and-cover” cold war era drills, to “line-up-and-file-out-of-the-classroom” fire drills. These seem almost laughable in comparison to the seriousness surrounding lockdown drills at our children’s schools today. However, these exercises are an important fact of life for our kids, and while it may sadden us that the world has changed, we can’t shy away from talking about lockdowns. We need to recognize that our children
are going through the drill motions, and that they may need help going through their emotions.

Here is the basic lockdown lingo every parent should know:

  • “Lockdown” – A school lockdown happens in response to
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4 generations of workers together – a new reality

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coworkers looking at a computer screenThe popular 1970’s sitcom “Sanford and Son” was reflective of a historical reality: two generations of workers struggling to keep their business viable. It pitted the values of a father, the seasoned-but-aging entrepreneur against the modern values of his son – a second generation employee. Fast forward three decades, with the mass-marketing of desktop-computers, and the world is now a very different place.

Father and son or Mom and Pop businesses survived but multinational corporations fight side-by-side with small web-based entrepreneurs for consumer dollars. Global markets are now as close as the click of a mouse. And as business structures and practices continue to evolve, so does the workforce that supports it. Today we are seeing a new historical …

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The prostate monologue

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A man thinkingIt’s that time of year again when we see more and more men growing a moustache as part of a fundraiser in the fight against prostate cancer. I’ve even seen some women paint on a “Mo” to help support this serious cause: prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst Canadian men, and 4000 men will die from prostate cancer this year. Amazingly, Movember was established in 2003 with only 30 members, and has grown into a global movement with over 4 million Mo’s by 2013. This fast-growing campaign has truly helped us men start paying attention to and taking care of our prostate. Participating in such a global …

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