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10 Jun

Four fun, productive ways to pass the time at home

None of us expected that we’d still be self-isolating into June, but here we are—about to enter the summer season while still stuck inside our homes. Aside from binging on Netflix and scrolling through endless animal memes, there are plenty of things we could be doing when we’re not homeschooling the kids or working at […]

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19 Mar

The “dos and don’ts” of social distancing

A lot can happen in a single week. But the abrupt changes we’ve seen since the lead-up to March Break, urging “social distancing” as schools, daycares, sporting events and many borders shut down, is best described as something out of an apocalyptic movie. This of course is for very good reason. Communities around the world […]

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10 Mar

Afternoon tea: a short history of a timeless tradition

Afternoon tea might be considered the quintessential English custom, but the history of tea dates back to ancient China, roughly 5,000 years ago. Legend has it that Emperor Shen Nung discovered tea in 2732 B.C. when a few leaves from an overhead tree fell into his pot of boiling water. Intrigued by the resulting scent, […]

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20 Feb

Tap into the magic of a March staycation

With winter winding down and thoughts of spring break drawing us out of hibernation, March is a month with a lot to offer. That said, not everyone will be jet-setting off to some sunny, exotic locale—which is why the term “staycation” first emerged in the mid-2000s. It means engaging in new and exciting activities at […]

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4 Feb

How to host an outstanding corporate event

The business world is rapidly changing thanks to advancements in digital technology. While most would argue that the changes have been for the better, one notable drawback is the decline in human contact. Why connect in person when you can communicate through a computer? Well, the reigning opinion among productivity experts is that in-person meetings […]

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21 Jan

Five cultural celebrations to keep you warm until spring

Don’t let the miserable weather get you down. Instead, raise your inner spirits by partaking in an exciting new tradition. You don’t have to be Scottish to hoist a glass on Robbie Burns Day—nor do you have to be Christian to appreciate the spirit and merriment of Mardi Gras. Being Canadian is a good enough […]

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