6 simple job search tips people tend to forget. | USA TODAY College

Simple job search tips people tend to forget.

“So let’s do this: Let’s boil things down to a short list of sound, timeless, simple job search tips that’ll help you fine-tune your strategy so that you may sail through the process (or at least cut out some of the unnecessary time and frustration).   1. MAKE YOURSELF A “SMACK-IN-THE-FOREHEAD” OBVIOUS FIT When you …

Bizarre laws in our sometimes bizarre world.

Pet ducks are illegal.

There are some countries in the world who take the concept of law and its implementation far more seriously than they ever should be, resulting in the following bizarre laws in our sometimes bizarre world. These laws are not only present in the world but are implemented in the most diligent and active way possible. …

Buying your first home? Don’t do like I did – do it right!

Buying your first home.

Over 25 years ago, I was 26, single, barely making ends meet, couldn’t afford the rents required for decent places, and ended up buying my first home. Are you buying your first home? Learn from my mistakes and do it right.   On a whim one day, I checked the real estate listings and found …

Care for each other, as much as yourself… Zen Pig

Zen Pig children's book.

Care for each other… …and never lose sight, that love is true wealth.   Such is the philosophy and lesson for our children brought forth by Mark Brown, author of “Zen Pig”. “Zen Pig” is a critically-acclaimed children’s book character that teaches gratitude, mindfulness, and compassion in easy to understand language and is brought to …

Our dogs’ ears perk up when ears of corn are cooking.

Chilliwack corn on the cob.

It’s late July, corn season in Chilliwack, BC…   It’s that lovely time of year when Mark comes home from work every night carrying a bag filled to overflowing with a dozen large ears of corn. After the first day he brings the corn home, I know it’ll be corn for dinner every night until …

History gives the present a royal salute. | The Globe and Mail

Queen Elizabeth's nazi salute.

“The present is not the past. It’s frightening how easy it is to blind ourselves to this simple truth. Sometime in 1933, a seven-year-old girl who is now Queen Elizabeth took a break from playing with the royal corgis and briefly raised her arm in what we call a Nazi salute. Then she lost interest …

4 benefits to house rendering in Sydney (or anywhere else for that matter).

Home rendering with cement and other materials.

If you’re a Sydney homeowner, you might have considered hiring a rendering contractor in Sydney to make home improvements to your most important asset. But are you completely clear on all of the benefits you’ll experience with a house rendering?   I live in Canada and I checked out home rendering in both Canada and …