Your stupid password has to go – says Microsoft (and common sense)

We’ve all been told that it is important to have unique and hard to guess passwords to keep our online data safe. However, many people just aren’t getting the message. So Microsoft has announced that it will start to ban some of the most commonly-chosen, obvious passwords from being used for its properties. Microsoft’s blog …

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How much does it cost to buy a house in each city across Canada?

The hot topic of conversation among my friends right now is how much real estate costs. Having grown frustrated by the state of play here in Canada, friends of mine decided to move to Germany. They went to https://residential.jll.de/ and found their dream home for much less than they anticipated. We’re at that age now …

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Five things not to say to someone who is struggling with infertility

So, there was something called “National Infertility Week” in late April and for some reason I didn’t hear about it at the time but this week am seeing infertility-related content all over the place. I was kind of disappointed that I missed it because I struggled with infertility for a long time and I think we …

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One police service is warning people not to use Facebook’s ‘Reactions’

If you value your privacy, maybe you shouldn’t be so quick to use Facebook’s new Reactions to respond to posts. That’s the word out this morning, anyway. The Belgian Police service have just put out a statement warning citizens not to use the new icons. They claim that Facebook is using the Reactions to gather …

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Study: The most sought-after skill by employers in 2016 (and how to demonstrate it in 12 words)

A new employer survey reveals what the most sought-after skills are by companies this year. Here is what they are looking for – and some strategies for demonstrating that you have the single most highly-ranked competency. Finding a job can be tough at the best of times. The Canadian economy has had a bit of …

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New executive survey reveals the best (and worst) time to schedule your job interview

When you’re trying to get hired for a new job, timing can be everything. Apparently job interviews later in the day tend to be less successful. If you’re given the option, try to request an interview in the morning. A new survey of executives by the accounting placement firm Accountemps found that hiring managers find …

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