Carson Wong

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A London vacation for under $1,000

London is one of the most-visited cities on earth, and it’s also one of the most expensive. But thanks to several new discount flight options, the …

25 Skills Every Man Should Know: Your Ultimate DIY Guide

These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to do yourself. Study our master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way.<p>These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to …

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Toronto is Canada’s hottest job market – for better or worse

A company called Career Builder yesterday released a list of what it called the ten hottest jobs in Toronto, based on data about the occupations with the fastest increases in employment between 2010 and 2013.<p>That made me wonder: how does Toronto compare to the rest of the country in overall job …

Why owning a home is bad for you

Home ownership has troubling side effects, distorting the economy and taking a toll on our minds and bodies<p>Saying no wasn’t easy. Harpreet Pandher …

Time to put an end to the cult of shareholder value

Paul Polman, the CEO of Unilever, thinks American-style capitalism is broken, and he blames, in good part, the cult of shareholder value that has been all the rage since the 1980s. Since taking the helm in 2009 of the Anglo-Dutch consumer products giant that owns Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Dove soap …

Do you have the traits to be a star in your career?

<i>Adapted from, with permission of the publisher, from</i> The Young Professional's Guide to the Working World <i>©2013 Aaron McDaniel. Published by Career Press, Pompton Plains, NJ. 800-227-3371. All rights reserved.</i><p><b>The STAR</b><p>The Successful Young Professional is a <i>STAR</i> – Savvy, Tenacious, Adaptive, and …

Six ways to tame your stressed-out brain

It is late afternoon and a busy executive is trying to finish a project before she leaves to get her daughter from daycare. Already running late, she receives an urgent e-mail from her boss advising of a change in direction for a proposal due the next day. Just when she needs it most, her normally …