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A Funny Ode to the CBC

March 13, 2014 2:48 PM

WorkI still nerd out over working at the CBC in a Mary Tyler Moore beret-throwing kind of way. So when the CBC Connects team and I paired up with The Sketchersons’ Greg Chociej to make “Best CBC Day Ever!” you can be sure it was infused with everyone’s feelings of pride and love for...

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How I Started My Business with Knix Wear’s Joanna Griffiths

May 27, 2013 2:39 PM

WorkAs our friends started to have babies and dish about the joys and the horrors of it all, we finally understood why our moms used to joke about the dangers of sneezing. Incontinence affects millions of women in North America alone – it’s inconvenient, embarrassing and very commonplace. Momager Kris Jenner has publicly addressed...

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5 Tips For Auditioning From Sheila McCarthy

April 04, 2013 1:55 PM

Mentors & IconsI’ve had the good fortune of spending time with Canadian actress Sheila McCarthy this year because of my work on CBC Live. She’s one of the stars of CBC’s Little Mosque on the Prairie and she’s in Die Hard 2!! We recently watched her teach an acting course at Humber College and got this little bit of auditioning wisdom:...

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Improving Your Credit Score Can Save You Big Money

March 01, 2013 8:31 AM

WorkIt is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.– Anatole France Many of us don’t know that credit, when used responsibly, can actually improve our financial status substantially. Believe it or not, there is such a thing as “good” debt out there. Yes –...

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The S.E.C.R.E.T. to Writing Erotic Literature

February 12, 2013 2:35 PM

WorkI’ve always joked that my get rich scheme would be to write some erotic novels under a pen name. Well, joke’s on me because that plan works! And it’s exactly what Lisa Gabriele, author of S.E.C.R.E.T. – the hot new Canadian erotica novel – did. After writing two non-erotic novels under her own name, The...

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10 Simple Product Ideas That Made Billions – Infographic

February 05, 2013 7:11 PM

WorkIf you’re looking for your billion dollar idea this infographic by Grow America featuring “10 Simple Product Ideas That Made Billions” might be a good place to start. From the practical (Kleenex) to the uselessly fascinating (Slinky), get the backstory on how these simple ideas turned into billion dollar international brands and some tips on...

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What Successful People Do – An Infographic

January 10, 2013 5:11 PM

WorkWhen my Empirella partner, Amanda, emailed this link to me it was accompanied by one sentence:  “I need to stop watching TV when I get home at night.” Well, Amanda and I work in TV, which is kind of a loophole, but it certainly doesn't account for countless hours spent watching the Kardashians and offering...

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Best Business Advice for 2013

January 07, 2013 3:41 PM

WorkWe’ve gathered the best of the best advice on the web for your 2013 work and business endeavors. Click through to read the full articles for the predictions, tips and trends that help you make the strongest start this year. 1. Ten Resolutions the Most Successful People Make and then Keep via Forbes.com Best piece...

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Holiday Gifts For Your Boss, Co-Workers and Employees

December 15, 2012 10:49 AM

LifeThis is your last weekend to pick up gifts for the office and we say skip the coffee gift card and the boring boxes of candy because we've found really cool gifts at every price range for everyone from the big boss to the random person who'll get your awesome contribution to the office...

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Take a Time Out With Calm.com

November 07, 2012 3:18 PM

LifeIt's 3 pm – generally the time of day where I have a diet pop to subdue my craving to either rip someone's head off or go to sleep and never wake up. I discovered an alternative to all those options (gotta lay off that aspartame, you know) with calm.com. The simple site provides...

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