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Ciera Anderson

Business

Organize Your Inbox: 5 Simple Tips to Manage Your Email at the Office

Have you heard those rumors that email is dead? Well, we all know that those rumors are greatly exaggerated, but sometimes we wish on certain days that email would meet its great demise. Of course, that is unlikely to occur in our lifetime, which means it is up to you to adapt…or die.

Maintaining and managing your email at work can seem like an impossible endeavour. The constant emails from clients, the regular check-ins from your superiors, the promotional emails that flood your inbox and the social media updates (we all know you get them). What’s the solution? It’s simple: better manage your email at work. This may seem easier said than done, but it is doable as long as you incorporate the right measures at work.

Here are five tips for managing your email at the office:

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Food

Opening a New Restaurant: 5 Tips for Buying Food Prep Equipment

When you’re a restaurant, especially a new establishment, you want to impress all of the patrons, generate some publicity and churn out sublime meals. The best way to achieve this is to have impeccable equipment in the kitchen.

One of the greatest pieces of tools to have in your restaurant’s kitchen is anything related to food preparation, which is primarily handled by your sous chef. That’s right. Food prep equipment will ensure that you deliver high-quality food at a fast pace. Remember, a way to make your customers disappointed is to have their food arrive to their table late – we all know how we behave when we’re hangry.

If you’re opening the doors to your new restaurant in the next few weeks, then you need to look for top-notch food prep equipment as soon as possible. Here are five tips for buying food prep equipment for your restaurant:

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Business

Stop the Leak: 5 Plumbing Emergency Tricks for the Frazzled Homeowner

You could be on the sofa watching old episodes of “Seinfeld.” You could be having a family dinner with your extended cousins (twice removed). You could be playing backgammon with your spouse. Then, out of nowhere, your plumbing starts acting up, causing a headache.

Whether your kitchen sinking is flooded or your toilet isn’t flushing, a plumbing emergency can be a real drag on your household affairs. This is especially true if you have a teenager…

Although many plumbers in your neighbourhood offer 24/7 service, sometimes you can’t wait an hour or two because it’s getting worse by the minute. It is up to you to fix your plumbing issues, even if you don’t have any plumbing experience. So, grab your tools, your plunger and your DIY hat, and get ready to fix your toilet. Here are five plumbing emergency tips that you can try out:

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Business

Proud to be Canadian: 5 Steps to Integrate Into Canada’s Culture

Immigrating to another country can be an overwhelming and terrifying endeavour. You are relocating to a new land with a different language and culture, unique from your own.

After a few years of dealing with attorneys, filling in extensive paperwork, going through the interview process and paying an exorbitant amount of money, you have finally immigrated to Canada. So, first off, congratulations – we hope you will be happy in the Great White North.

For the tens of thousands that immigrate to Canada, it can be hard at first. However, with the right game plan, you can integrate into society without any significant hiccups. Before you know it, you’ll be a Canadian who loves poutine, hockey and Tim Hortons coffee.

Here are five tips to successfully integrate in Canada when you immigrate:

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Business

Fix It Like a Pro: 4 Essential Tools for the Handyman (or Handywoman!)

The influx of power tools into the market has been positive, allowing people to complete home renovations with ease and save a significant amount of time. However, traditional hand tools have survived the test of time, proving to be useful even with the arrival of power tools that are able to replace them in some instances.
There are many power tools out there. It is beneficial to have many different tools to be able to tackle any job you need to, but there are certain ones that a household must have to be able to complete simple repairs and renovations.

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Business

Let’s Get This Party Started: 5 Unique Items for a Fun & Memorable Party

You finally set the date for you or your loved one’s birthday party. As you think about the reception you want to add a few things to make the party unique and entertaining for all.

Whether the person who the party is being held for will be turning 5 or 95, there are many options available to add some zest and enjoyment to the party to make it exceptional and memorable for everyone. Below are some ideas to consider for your special event rentals.
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Money

Life After Debt: 4 Ways to Survive and Recover From Your Financial Ruin

It can be surprisingly easy to fall in to debt, and some experts in Canada suggest that many Canadians are only one pay cheque away from slipping into the debt pit. In part, that’s because most people make only modest incomes and use credit and monthly payment plans to stretch their income. When misfortune causes an income to drop—divorce, loss of work, illness and many other factors—a person can quickly become overwhelmed and fall behind in their payments.

Embarrassment, confusion, or hope that changing fortune is just around the corner can keep someone from seeking out professional help and support for their problem. But there is help, and a wide variety of options that a person facing money challenges can use to get them out of debt and on the road to financial recovery.

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Miscellaneous

How to Stay Organized: 5 Guidelines to Manage Your Documents

Your cubicle has documents everywhere. We’re talking pages on your desk, pages on the floor, pages on top of your filing cabinet, pages on your computer monitor. They’re everywhere. This is life in an office that still deals with paperwork.

We are a long way from having a majority of paperless workplaces. Until offices somehow manage this impossible feat, cabinets will be bursting at the seams with folders and pages. Rather than becoming frustrated with documents and losing important files, you should establish a document management system. This will reduce headaches and eliminate the time you spend looking for files like you’re a chicken with its head cut off.

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Miscellaneous

Going Vintage: 4 Supplies When Packing Antiques

If you are moving, you always want to make sure everything is safe but this is especially true of valuables such as antiques. Antiques are breakable and more importantly irreplaceable so ensuring that they are safe during the moving process will prevent you the heartbreak of having to dispose of a broken piece that could hold significant sentimental value or be a family heirloom. There are certain packaging supplies that can assist you in keeping your antique collection safe and secure when you are moving to a new home.

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