Most of us have heard the phrase “wining the hearts and minds” many times over. It is a phrase vital to the mission in Afghanistan; It is easier said than done. This has been repeatedly shown to the United Nations with regards to Haiti. We all know how hard it is to overcome hurts and [...]
Three years ago, I came home from work one day to discover that my life was about to change forever. My husband of six years informed me that he wanted a divorce. I had thought we were planning for children; clearly we had different goals for our marriage! I was completely stripped of everything I [...]
When I was a student (in the 1980s), the computers sat ominously at the back of the classroom, taunting us to touch them. That mysterious box that you only got the privilege of using if you were finished all your work and in good favour with the teacher drove me to near insanity….When I became a teacher, I swore that I would make all the tools and toys accessible to my students; no students were going to pine after “computer time” on my watch!
There are two trends that are exploding in popularity now: interest in food and wine, and the convenience of mobile apps, says MacLean. That makes the Nat Decants Drinks Matcher a natural fit—like Stilton and port. As a wine-loving geek, I love finding ways for new technology to help us savour all of life’s pleasures, wherever we are.
The Canadian Labour Congress is asking Canadians to send 20 postcards in 20 days to the prime minister telling him to take action now to end violence against women.
“On December 6th it will be 20 years since 14 young women were murdered in Montreal simply because they were women,” says Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress. “Ironically, as this anniversary approaches, our government is trying to eradicate the firearms registry, the one concrete measure taken to reduce gun violence against women.”
Hi, my name is Vicky. I was nine this summer when I went to Just Us Girls Camp, or as we all called it J.U.Gs, at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). It was a really good experience—you have all sorts of different fun. All the girls in the camp got to plan the things to do over the two weeks.
I blame HGTV. Yes, you heard right. After years of watching Design Inc., Home Heist, and Design to Sell, I stupidly thought that while home renos weren’t necessarily easy, they would be quick. After all, Colin and Justin transform rooms in half an hour, right? Less if you consider the commercials.
Today I watched as my husband pulled his Harley out of the garage for his first ride this season. I wanted to be going with him – on my own bike – so very much. But instead, I’m watching and waving goodbye from the front door. There’s just something about that first warm and sunny [...]