I sometimes make a vinaigrette salad dressing with raspberry or strawberry jam. Around 1 part jam, 2 parts vinegar and some dashes of Montreal steak spice. Adjust to taste from there. » 3/02/15 5:23pm 3/02/15 5:23pm

Midwives in Canada sound more like the UK than the US it seems. Ours was an RN that had an additional set of training, likely 24 months of in class and practical experience from what I recall talking to one. » 12/04/14 11:27pm 12/04/14 11:27pm

I'm not a fan of letting companies automatically debit my account every cycle. This article is one reason why, the other is that getting them to stop can be a problem too. Lastly I want something that will fail and cause the vendor to call me and say I'm overdue instead of letting them be paid and having to argue… » 12/04/14 6:13pm 12/04/14 6:13pm

After close to 20 years of managing staff I've learned that one way isn't never the right way for everyone. You'll learn to look at a team as individuals and vary YOUR approach and style when dealing with them. For the person that wants little oversight - work with that. But someone may want more so YOU need to… » 12/03/14 6:38pm 12/03/14 6:38pm

I carry an army (not sure whose army) folding shovel in the winter. Plastic snow shovels are great for digging out fluffy snow but if a plough has gone by you're in trouble. Because it's small I'm not likely to use it somewhere else so it'll stay in the car for when I need it. » 12/03/14 6:24pm 12/03/14 6:24pm

I really don't like financial rules of thumb . Let's not forget that most of these financial institutions have a vested interest in getting you to save more (more fees for them). » 11/26/14 3:50pm 11/26/14 3:50pm

I always tell my staff to take their lunches and breaks. The company doesn't give them to you because it's nice, it gives them to you because Taylor said it made you more productive. » 11/14/14 6:03pm 11/14/14 6:03pm

Every resume I submit is tailored to the specific job I'm applying too. If I don't have a number of specific "STAR stories" that match the job description I wouldn't normally apply to the job. » 11/03/14 1:49pm 11/03/14 1:49pm

I wanted to post that there were two lethal attacks by would-be jihadists in Canada last week. Everyone seems to forget the Warrant Officer in Quebec. » 10/27/14 12:30pm 10/27/14 12:30pm

Any ideas how well this would work in Canada? Amazon has very little selection in content here (if any) and I wouldn't want to get something locked in that has very few options. » 10/27/14 10:47am 10/27/14 10:47am

I always look at it as having a toolbox. If all you have is one set of tools your limited in what you can fix and limited in how you'd approach the problem. It's the old line - if all you have is a hammer - every problem looks like a nail. » 10/27/14 7:17am 10/27/14 7:17am

The downside is that Google tells me about the traffic jams when I'm either in them or even 'better' when I'm on the train going 70 mph beside that traffic congestion. » 10/10/14 11:55am 10/10/14 11:55am

My next phones won't be bought through our carrier. We're on an old set of plans - $30 for 6Gb and our 'voice' costs are basically $20 on top of that. The newer plans start at $70/month and limit you to 1Gb of data. If you want a hardware subsidy you have to move to the new plans. » 10/10/14 11:48am 10/10/14 11:48am