Author: Jessica

63% of Canadians agree eating healthy positively impacts emotional well-being

With the rise of superfoods and trends in holistic health, it seems that Canadians are taking a new approach toward nutrition. New research from Mintel reveals that two in three (63%) Canadian consumers agree that what they eat impacts their emotional well-being, while 84% believe it impacts their physical well-being. It certainly seems that it is what is on the inside that counts as some 45%of Canadians say that they are interested in trying the latest foods which claim to boost health, including chia seeds or spirulina, and more than one third (35%) try to include superfood ingredients, such...

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Become a better listener

One of the prerequisites to success is excellent communication skill. And how do you become a better communicator – silence! You may be very knowledgeable in a particular subject, but you will only be selling yourself short when you fail to listen to others. The essence of effective communication is idea sharing. Naturally, we humans aren’t good listeners. It takes time and patience to build good listening skills. In his book “How to win friends and influence people”, Dale Carnegie explained that part of making good friends is learning how to listen. Naturally, we would go on talking about...

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The hidden costs of buying a new home

After months/years of hard work, you were finally able to save enough make down payments and then offset the rest through mortgage. But wait a minute – do you even know that certain hidden charges come with buying a home and are you prepared to pay them? You will have to pay for home appraisal and the money would be used to evaluate the real value of the property you intend buying. You wouldn’t want to overpay for the property, and so you have to first appraise the property. Depending on the size of the property, cost of appraisal...

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Buenos Aires Tourism Authority Launches Free Gastro-Tours

Buenos Aires is this year’s Ibero-American Capital of Gastronomic Culture. As a result, the Tourism Authority (ENTUR) is organizing free monthly visits to discover the secrets and highlights of Buenos Aires’ unique an ever-evolving culinary art scene. The city of Buenos Aires is enjoying a special year with its designation as Ibero-American Capital of Gastronomic Culture. Tourists will now be able to join free tours alongside locals and get an insider’s view of the city’s restaurants and eateries, including perennial favourites and hot new discoveries. The tours will take place on the third Saturday of each month at 5pm,...

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Montreal Replaces Paris as World’s Best Student City

Montreal has ended Paris’s five-year run as the world’s best student city, according to global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds. The fifth edition of its QS Best Student Cities Ranking, enumerates the world’s top 100 urban student destinations. This year’s ranking features a ‘Student View’ indicator for the first time. Findings for the United Kingdom provide reassurance to those concerned about the potential effects of the UK’s impending exit from the EU on its higher education sector. Montreal’s success is the latest of a series of propitious signs for a city beginning to escape a period of economic...

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