Monthly Archives: May 2015

What an addict could tell you about your tech habit

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coworkers on cell phonesA man walks into rehab. He takes off his jacket and puts down his Google glass. Then he checks himself in for alcoholism and tech addiction treatment. Sounds like a joke, but it isn’t. According to CNN, the man had been connected to his Google glass approximately 18 hours per day for several months leading up to his rehab check-in. For many of us who are always connected to our mobiles, this time frame may not sound too excessive, but in reality it should be cause for alarm. At what point does our tech habit make us a potential …

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Brown Bag Budgeting: the financial benefits of having a lunch plan

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Colleagues eating lunch togetherDropping $260 at lunch recently got me thinking about how much I save when I pack my lunch instead. And yes, I was eating alone but please don’t judge me. You might be spending even more on lunch than I did if you really think about it. The problem is that most of us don’t think about it at all.

So, how did I manage to find a lunch that cost that much? Actually, it found me. I was working downtown for the day and headed down to the underground mall to grab a bite. I saw some amazing …

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Solo Parenting

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Family packing luggage in trunk of carIn today’s global world, employees are frequently being asked to work away from home sometimes for a few days and often for weeks or months at a time. This may be part of a contractual obligation for employment or a necessity to remain employed. Many employees will accept a job thousands of miles from home in order to work in their field or earn a higher income. Regardless of the reasons for this, the challenges it can create among couples and in families are vast. How do couples not only manage to stay connected, but also effectively co-parent, when …

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Food Revolution Day – more fun than you think

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Jamie Oliver with kidsWhat adults don’t know about good food is surprising. What kids don’t know about good food is reason enough to join Jamie Oliver’s food revolution! It’s the fun kind of revolution; a violence-free movement to put compulsory and practical food education on the school curriculum in all G20 countries.

Parents, let me tell you why it’s easy to get on board!

When your kids learn about good food:

  • They get interested in what’s going on in the kitchen
  • Food becomes fun
  • Fun means learning how to make things in the kitchen (“It’s a game, get the spatula!”)
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Smoking e-cigarettes: is second-hand vaping bad?

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Father taking to sonThere are a lot of concerns floating around about e-cigarettes and the dangers that the smoking vapours pose to the health of the smoker (aka the vaper). But what about the health of the vaper’s friends and family members who are potentially inhaling the same smoke, but second-hand? Are the vaping risks equally toxic as those of traditional cigarettes, or are they a worry that we can all send up in white smoke?

Can second-hand e-cigarette smoke harm me or my friends?

E-cigarettes vaporize a liquid nicotine solution that is released into the air in an odourless water vapour that smokers inhale. Some argue that this second hand …

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