Wellness: The Vitamin D-Fence

Medical pills, inscription vitamin D and shape of sun at beach

If you’ve seen the many recent headlines claiming that “sunlight may prevent cancer,” you probably wonder if the world isn’t going crazy. Sun exposure causes skin cancer, so how can this be?

Goofy Props Essential for Diversionary Humour

Young beautiful women in a studio, laughing.

Your six-year-old chooses this morning to decide he isn’t going to school. The 45 minutes it takes to cajole and threaten him with time-outs and loss of TV privileges means you miss that project meeting you spent months setting up.

The Income Tax: A Noble Beginning

Financial Advisory, Corporate Tax Planning or Optimization

No reasonable citizen will argue against the notion that it is a civic obligation to provide financial support for the services provided by national, provincial and municipal governments.

How To Quit Your Job

Happy Young Man Starting Career in Business

Those two little words changed Henry’s life. During the 17 years he worked for Company X, Henry suffered through boredom, disrespect and a shamefully low wage. And although his friends asked him, almost daily,

It’s Time to ‘But-Out’ in the Workplace

Briard dog in autumn park

Letting Go of a Very Bad Habit: the Instinctive Urge to Control Conversations
This column isn’t about smoking in the workplace. It’s about a simple little change in communication behaviour that can pay big dividends in collaboration and productivity. Bluntly put, I think it’s time to regulate the use of the little word ‘but’ in everyday work relationships.

What I Think: A Million-Dollar Question

A toast to life

I was kayaking and enjoying the beautiful autumn colours with a friend recently. I was in the moment, fully aware that I would not be able to paddle the lake again until next year.

Boost Your LPM Rating at Work

Laughing elegant young businesswoman explaining a project to her

Everyone knows it’s a good thing to use humour in presentations. And since we all agree on the importance of humour, I’m going to go right to the nuts and bolts and show you how to write a stand-up-comedy-style joke.

Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!

Delicious tiramisu dessert

A few, very rare things in life have the power to transcend space and time, creed, colour and custom to become a Universal Tradition. Chocolate is one of them. Who doesn’t love the rich, swirling, sweet, delicious burst of flavour offered by a slab of milk chocolate?

A Career-Enhancing Move

Young coworkers sitting on an office floor during a break

Today’s corporate environments are unique worlds, with every possible personality type interacting in the dance constituting the office social network.