Betty Ann Heggie

Want to Get Ahead as a Woman? Follow Reese Witherspoon's Movie Lead

Betty Ann Heggie | October 20, 2014 | Canada Living
There are a number of lessons here for women. First, we have the capability to independently take our own journeys (metaphorically and in reality). We don't need a man. Next, we need to adjust our thinking about the events in our lives. Too often we ruminate on what we could have done differently or measure ourselves by an unachievable external bar, set way too high.
Bruce Moncur

Giving a U.S. Company the Contract for Canada's Community Mailboxes Is Insult To Injury

Bruce Moncur | October 20, 2014 | Canada Politics
Queen Elizabeth did not want to be the last monarch of Scotland, Lyndon Johnson did not want to be the first president to lose a war, ergo the postmaster general that has door to door mail eliminated during his tenure will go down in history as the worst to hold the position. If mail delivery to Canadian homes is eradicated on his watch, the postmaster general should be forced to resign.
Romeo Vitelli


How Do We Help Drone Operators Facing Burnout?

Romeo Vitelli | October 20, 2014 | Canada Politics
Despite the high rates of exhaustion and cynicism in drone operators, only a very small percentage of drone operators met the formal criteria for occupational burnout or viewed themselves as being ineffective at their jobs. The exhausting schedules that drone operators need to follow are definitely cause for concern due to the increased risk of mishaps during drone missions.
David Martin


How To Tell If You're Suffering From Severe Rewards Card Accumulation

David Martin | October 20, 2014 | Canada Living
First there was the obligatory second credit card everyone said I needed as an emergency backup. But it wasn't long before the card slots in my wallet began rapidly filling up. One soon held a blue Air Miles card, the one that requires years of collecting to get a one-way trip to Hamilton. From then on, the acquisition of cards continued unabated.
Abby Langer

Six Survival Tips To Get You Through Eating Season

Abby Langer | October 19, 2014 | Canada Living
When I was younger, I read something that Cindy Crawford said that has always stuck with me: "I'm not going to let anyone twist my arm and shove a cookie in my mouth". I'm sure most people have experienced that well-meaning (or not so much, but that's another blog) relative or friend who wants you to eat their 'special' cookies, casserole, or other sweet or high calorie treat.
Jason Tetro


What We Can Learn From Ebola in America

Jason Tetro | October 20, 2014 | Canada Living
The need for a harmonized communication system is paramount or infection will spread. A lack of smooth channels between departments within the hospital led to a combination of confusion and misguidance. Thanks to the whistleblowers, other secondary factors such as lack of proper equipment and disposal of medical waste appeared to be mishandled. Then there was the overall morale of those working inside, which seemed to be poor at best. While this could be expected, there was little questioning of the hospital when it apologized for its handling of the situation.
Alan Cassels


Sexual Dysfunction Drugs For Women Are About Profit, Not Equality

Alan Cassels | October 18, 2014 | Canada Living
The main problem is that no one seems to be able to precisely define "female sexual dysfunction" and the "disease" for which a pill might be warranted. Being too tired for sex? Being uninterested in the lout who wears sweatpants around the house? Living with a Neanderthal that doesn't know how to do laundry? There is not yet a pill for that but that hasn't stopped some in the drug industry from trying to characterize low sexual interest into a disease.
Jeff Rose-Martland


Canadians Need to Stand by the People Who Work Hard to Protect Them Every Day

Jeff Rose-Martland | October 18, 2014 | Canada
Every day, women and men put on uniforms for the RCMP and RCAF, RCN, and the Canadian Army. Every day, those men and women set out to be the wall of flesh between us and harm. Every day, whether a major catastrophe affecting thousands or just one of us lost in the wilds, we know who to look for, who to trust in.
Adam Moscoe


Key Ideas From the New World Forum For a Better Global Future

Adam Moscoe | October 18, 2014 | Canada
How are technological innovations shaping global futures? What could the next industrial revolution look like and who and what might bring it about? Have the eurocrisis and the rise of nationalist sentiments (and political parties) crushed the dream of European central governance? How can the emergence of a middle class...
Ian Lifshitz


How Small Businesses Affect the Future of Sustainable Sourcing

Ian Lifshitz | October 18, 2014 | Canada Business
With more and more attention focused on global environment and climate change, stakeholders (citizenry at large) are hungry for actionable solutions and real commitments. As companies start to more and more define their supply chains with sustainability as a core value, transparency and accountability in these efforts will be increasingly critical.
Daniela Andrews

Why You Should Never Ask a Woman This Question

Daniela Andrews | October 18, 2014 | Canada Living
The reality is, when you ask someone when they're planning to get pregnant, you have no idea what their reality is. They might be trying to no avail. They might not want kids. They might be wavering in their marriage. They might be part of the witness protection program and you've just blown their cover.
Raina Delisle

Halloween Costumes Are Sexualizing Our Youngest Trick-Or-Treaters

Raina Delisle | October 18, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
We quickly located a firefighter costume for boys, complete with a bright red jacket, a traditional helmet and an axe. The girl's version, on the other hand, is a skin-tight, short, shiny dress that's surely flammable. It includes a fascinator (in lieu of a helmet) never before seen on a real firefighter.
Jessica O'Reilly

Stop Looking, You Will Never Find A Soulmate

Jessica O'Reilly | October 18, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
The concept of a soulmate, the perfect partner who complements you on every level and completes all of your missing pieces, may be destroying your love life.
Denette Wilford


'Star Wars Rebels' Review: Rebels With A Cause

Denette Wilford | October 17, 2014 | Canada TV
Despite some minor issues, and a major golden chatterbox, "Star Wars Rebels" continues to be something everyone should watch.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Exercise and Pregnancy Tips From an Olympian

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | October 17, 2014 | Canada Living
It's really important to talk to your doctor about what you're going to do. It's good to be in shape before you get pregnant. And doing some form of exercise in pregnancy and after. But enjoy your baby! I wasn't rushing back into training. It's a special moment when your baby arrives and that's your focus.
Sharon Vinderine


Top Reasons You Need to Put Your Smartphone Down Right Now

Sharon Vinderine | October 17, 2014 | Canada Living
Our phones have become our lifelines, our mode of socializing, our way of staying connected. But in fact, by using this "appliance" to stay connected, I would say we are in fact losing all of our connections. There is something to be said for distraction free living. It is no wonder that stress levels in our society are at an all-time high and use of anti-depressants have peaked.
Michael Groberman

There's Something Wrong With Vancouver's 'Rainmaker'

Michael Groberman | October 16, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
The play itself is interesting enough, and the characters strong enough, to sustain our interest for more than two hours. It premiered in 1954 with Geraldine Page as Lizzie and received a Broadway revival in 1999 with Woody Harrelson as Starbuck. As an exercise for young actors, this production probably works well. As a coherent piece of drama, not so much.
Barbara Aleks Hecht


5 Ways to Style a Plain White T-Shirt to Match Your Mood

Barbara Aleks Hecht | October 16, 2014 | Canada Style
Much like many of my clients, I am a woman of many moods. Instead of letting it confuse or overwhelm, why not embrace it and go with it. Below are my picks for how to style just some of the many moods you might be feeling. For each look, I've chosen to go with a simple white T-shirt and jeans to show how easy it is to switch up some basics.
Mark McEwan

Five Easy Steps for a Stress-Free Dinner Party

Mark McEwan | October 16, 2014 | Canada Living
For red wine, open the bottle about an hour before your guests arrive so the wine can breathe, or serve it in a decanter. Either way, you won't have to worry about opening the bottle in front of your guests or any potential spills. Stoneleigh Pinot Noir is a great option for a medium-bodied red wine that is a real crowd-pleaser and a great match for many different types of food.
Kathy Kaufield

One Night Inside a Mom's Brain

Kathy Kaufield | October 16, 2014 | Canada Living
Did I take the meat out for supper tomorrow night? Uh, wait, we have no meat for supper tomorrow night. Great. Just great. And skating goes until 6. That's a problem. OK, you can't fix that now, so just go to sleep. I am sooo tired.
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