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How to avoid RESP penalties if your child quits university

Parents may dream of giving their children the best possible postsecondary education by setting up an RESP account, but if your son or daughter decides school is no longer in the cards, prepare for a big tax hit.<p>With lucrative government grants and tax-sheltering benefits, a Registered Education …

3 Habits of Exceptionally Productive Leaders

How to lead without being a boss and how to be productive without getting everything done.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity isn't about getting <i>more</i> done, but about getting <i>what matters most</i> done. With this in mind, here are three habits productive …

Time Management

9 Workplace Hacks to Increase Productivity and Happiness (but Most Bosses Don't Think of Them)

Here's one: Sit by a window (no joke).<p>Since people, culture, and productivity in the workplace are the little planets that revolve around my professional universe, I subscribe to and receive a ton of information, research, and product offers from companies that know what they're talking about.<p>One …

The Workplace

Healthy Eating: A Beginner's Guide on How to Eat Healthy and Stick to It

Healthy eating. It's something everyone knows they should do, but few of us do as consistently as we would like. The purpose of this guide is to …

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …

Self-improvement

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

<p>Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …

Wellness

Don't Overlook Standard Operating Procedures: Use These Apps to Put Them in Place

<i>Synergy. Downsizing. Mindshare.</i> You just rolled your eyes, didn't you?<p>There are few things more obnoxious than business buzzwords. And <i>Standard</i> …

Is your company an outstanding employer?

<i>To register for you company to be considered for the Employee Recommended Workplace Award, visit the registration site: www.employeerecommended.com. Note: Registration for 2017 has now closed. Winners will be announced in Spring 2017. Sign up to receive an e-mail about registration for 2018 at</i> …

35 things to do for your career by 35

We're also big fans of not putting a timeline on things. We've even said that there are plenty of things you don't have to have by 30 (or 40, or 50, or ever...).<p>But when it comes to your career, there are some things that we do recommend getting started on sooner rather than later.<p>Not because some …

How introverts can successfully manage extroverts

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab.<p>As introverts have become an increasing part of the …