Peter Harris

A marketing and careers expert, Peter began his career as a travel writer and advertising copy writer, and went on to build the original Canadian content for Monster.ca, serve as editor-in-chief of Workopolis, and deliver the country its daily breaking news and features as the homepage editor of both the Sympatico / MSN portal and Yahoo! Canada.

Of course, you should judge a book by its cover. That’s what covers are for.

How you look and what you wear are deliberate choices you make about how you present yourself to the world. These choices can affect not only how others perceive you, but also how you think and act. I’ve been thinking about this since I got home. I was in the grocery store, picking up the …

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A survival guide to awkward parties for introverts (and people who hate work functions)

Let’s face it. Most social gatherings suck, and organized occasions, such as work parties or association functions are the worst. Weddings, extended family events, and other forced communal festivities are usually pretty bad too. Well, maybe not for everybody. I’m sure there are people out there who enjoy making small talk with folks they barely …

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Five classic rules of grammar you can (and often should) break now

It turns out that the ways we write and speak have changed some since the textbooks were written. Case in point. My friend Emery gave me an English grammar “Rules and Observations” book published in 1838. The inside cover page of the book reveals that it is intended “for assisting advanced students to write with …

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Everything you need to know about career success – you learned in elementary school

Remember how as kids in the schoolyard teams were often chosen by ‘captains’ picking out the members they wanted on their side from the crowd of potential players gathered there? Well, we’ve all gotten older, but very little else has changed over the years. In the world of career survival, that scene of picking teams …

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New research reveals the horrifying future Netflix has in store for us

A new report has combined data from various healthcare studies on how a sedentary lifestyle affects the human body. The news isn’t good for Netflix addicts. I’m not singling out one particular platform, the report is actually called “Future Netflix Bingers.” The researchers created virtual models, “Eric and Hannah”, digital representations of what a man …

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