“I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order.” ~John Burroughs Spending time outdoors in nature is a big part of my life. When I first started hiking and backpacking, I liked being able to explore new places and get some exercise outside. In my twenties, I traveled
A Toronto-based health professional has created nine holiday cards to help people opt out of holiday events and prioritize their wellness. December is often described as “the most wonderful time of the year,” but it can also be the busiest. READ MORE: What stress can do to your brain during the holiday season “There is
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Ekpedeme “Pamay” Bassey likes to lead by example. Bassey has been the chief learning officer at Kraft Heinz Co. since December 2018. In her 11 months on the job, she has modeled daily the type of continuous learning mindset that she would like to spread among the food and beverage giant’s 38,000 employees.
One Florida family wasn’t even safe in their own home after a hacker took over their surveillance camera on Sunday night. Josefine Brown, who lives in Cape Coral, Fla., was at home with her family when a loud alarm suddenly began to sound from their Ring security camera and a voice began spewing racial slurs.
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” ~Jim Rohn For years I dreamed of leaving the winters of Northern Ontario, Canada and basking in the warm golden sun somewhere in Central America from October to May. I would joke with my co-workers every winter “This is my last winter
A Missouri teacher has reportedly been put on administrative leave after giving students a culturally insensitive math assignment asking them to price slaves. The Mehlville School District confirmed to CNN that it was investigating the incident, which took place at one of its schools, and that the teacher had been placed on leave. In a Dec.
“Death is indeed a fearful piece of brutality; there is no sense pretending otherwise. It is brutal not only as a physical event, but far more so psychically: a human being is torn away from us, and what remains is the icy stillness of death. There no longer exists any hope of a relationship, for
While the strategic priorities for the members of i4cp’s Chief Diversity Officer Board are varied, the goal of promoting and developing inclusive leadership is clearly a shared objective for the year ahead. Almost all respondents to our recent Board Priorities Survey mentioned initiatives planned for 2020 related to building out the capabilities of inclusive leaders
A recent study made headlines for its scary findings: Hair straightener and permanent dye products may be associated with a higher risk of breast cancer, especially among Black women. The medical records and hair-care patterns of 46,709 women between the ages of 35 and 74 were analyzed over an eight-year period, and the results were
“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” ~Joseph Campbell Do you ever feel like there’s got to be more to life? More purpose, passion, meaning—whatever your word of choice is? It’s happened to me twice. The first time was during
Lori Harito felt refreshed after last year’s holiday season — largely because she got out of town. Harito, a Toronto-based PR professional, and her partner decided to head to London, England, for 12 days and forego rushing between her family’s Christmas celebrations and his. “We pre-planned that we would cook Christmas dinner and stay in
Talent acquisition (TA) leaders recognize that the achievement of their organizations’ business strategies hinge on their ability to bring in the best talent. In the process, they must shrewdly leverage data and marketplace insights to enable talent decisions, deliver targeted sourcing/acquisition of talent, impact representation, continuously improve experience for both the candidate and the hiring
That was one expensive snack. The banana art piece that made headlines around the world because it was duct-taped to a wall and estimated to cost CA$160,000 has been consumed by another artist. The banana was stuck to a wall with duct tape by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, someone who is already known for his
“Let go of the need to control the outcome. Trust the process. Trust your intuition. Trust yourself.” ~Unknown I was talking with a friend one day at work, and we were discussing dating and the rejection that comes with that and the sense of failure and disappointment. We were talking about how we struggle to
Food plays a vital role in getting a good night’s sleep, something Graham talks about in his book Workfuel. Eating before bed though will offer occasional relief at best and isn’t a viable long-term strategy. An important understanding for better nights sleep is that, as diurnal beings, humans are not designed to eat at night.
An Italian artist stuck a banana to a wall and raked in CA$160,000. One man’s banana became an artist’s masterpiece at this year’s Art Basel, an exclusive, star-studded art fair that happens every year in Miami, Fla., Basel, Switzerland, and Hong Kong, China. Mauizio Cattelan is known for his satirical artwork, but this year’s big-ticket
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” ~John Burroughs I sat on the front stoop sobbing, unable to move. Hunched over like a heaving dog hugging my knees and clutching a wad of decomposing tissues. About fifteen minutes before, I’d managed to get myself off
In 2018, the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) published in partnership with ROI Institute, Four Ways to Advance Your People Analytics, our third longitudinal study on people analytics. In the conclusion of that report, we noted that the field of people analytics has been steadily maturing over the last decade, with organizations moving up the
The director of the charming new animated short film Hair Love hopes it will start conversations about representation of Black culture in mainstream media. The six-minute film features a young Black girl named Zuri and her overwhelmed dad as they learn how to style her thick, curly hair — a task usually handled by the
“Simple living doesn’t solve all my problems, it just removes distractions.” ~Melissa Camara Wilkins At times it’s felt like my phone was my only access to the outside world. A place to connect in the middle of the night. The means to stay in touch with friends and family on the other side of the
New York could bar doctors from performing so-called virginity tests under legislation prompted by rapper T.I.’s controversial remarks that he has a gynecologist check his daughter’s hymen annually. Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages said Tuesday the bill she submitted last month would prohibit medical professionals from performing or supervising such examinations, though it’s unclear how common they
“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places.” ~Hemingway We all know of post-traumatic stress (PTS) but how many of us know of post-traumatic growth (PTG), a very hopeful and attainable way of life beyond the loss, adversity, and trauma we’ve experienced? It’s a term that was coined in the
The majority of mergers and acquisitions fail, and most of the time when they don’t work out, “culture synergy” is the culprit. Yet organizational culture is rarely explored at the outset of M&A transactions…it’s almost always about the economic or business fit. New research from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) reveals that high-performance organizations
What a young person is taught about sexual health will influence their behaviour and views about sex as they grow up. Unfortunately, for many youth with disabilities, these lessons never come — neither in school nor in conversations with health care providers. A new literature review found that of 5,500 research articles on talking to
Takeaway: There are countless ways to form a new habit, which James Clear covers in Atomic Habits (and in our interview). A few of my favorites: sort your habits by how much they’ll help you out in the long-run; become more thoughtful about your environment; question habits that provide immediate enjoyment; make new habits take
Dwyane Wade has spoken out against trolls criticizing his son’s appearance. Gabrielle Union recently shared a family photo on her Instagram account. In it, husband Wade holds their one-year-old daughter, Kaavia, and Wade’s 12-year-old son Zion is standing between them. Comments started coming in criticizing the parents for allowing Zion to sport acrylic nails, but
“You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you—it’s something inherent.” ~Danielle Koepke
Have you ever seen someone hop off an elliptical machine without wiping it down? According to a recent survey, many gymgoers witness this offending behaviour — and they hate it. One in five people said not wiping down equipment was the worst breach of gym etiquette, a report by Treadmill Reviews found. That being said,
A Toronto man is suing Airbnb after being shot at a party at a rented house. The 19-year-old Humber College student, Sean McCann, was shot in the pelvis on April 27 in the city’s Etobicoke region. He was taken to Sunnybrook Hospital and was released after four days, a press release on the legal action