James Xia

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If fruits and vegetables had labels, here’s what their nutrition facts would say

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>What does “Per Cent Daily Value” mean on food labels? How does it apply to my diet? How do I know what the per cent daily values are for fruits and vegetables?<p><b>THE ANSWER</b><p>On every nutrition label you’ll find a daily value percentage (per cent DV) for fat, saturated and trans fat, sodium, …

The business case for healthy and happy employees

If you're interested in increasing your company's profitability, consider setting up a wellness program for employees. Sure, that may involve an expenditure of time and money. But the best evidence is that an investment in wellness programs returns two to five times the cost to the bottom line. …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Benefits Of Meditation In Before And After Pictures

Meditation may be the hottest buzzword for everyone from Katy Perry to Russell Simmons, but the benefits of the age-old practice are anything but …

Welcome to the last days of the unregulated Internet

Would you trust an unregulated banking industry to look after your money? After the financial crisis of 2008, the question sounds absurd. Isn't it odd, then, that we trust largely unregulated tech companies with everything from our correspondences to our nudie pics?<p>Then again, the fact that one …

No real estate bubble here: home prices to level off

Home prices increased 12.2% from February 2013 to February 2014, marking the 24th consecutive month of year-over-year growth, according to the most …

Signs You May Have an Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States, and women are among those at greatest risk.<p>Iron is critical for …

Mental Illness Myths: 11 Common Things You Hear About Depression, Bipolar Disorder And ADHD

You may not realize it, but you've probably already been impacted by mental illness. In Canada alone, 20 per cent of Canadians will personally …

You Have Everything You Need in This Moment

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...<p>In this lifetime we can waste precious time …

Where the hot jobs are for graduates

Last September, with completion of his MBA still months away, Joseph Hokayem received job offers from three banks on the same day.<p>Now a graduate of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, he accepted an offer from Credit Suisse Group to join the bank in Geneva, Switzerland, …

I want to work in the oil sands. What will my salary be?

<b>Job:</b> Oil sands worker<p><b>Salary</b>: It's the money that makes this work so attractive. Salaries range from about $90,000 to $120,000 a year, not including overtime, says Roland LeFort, president of Fort McMurray, Alta.-based Unifor Local 707A.<p><b>Education:</b> A Grade 12 education is typically required, given …

Is coping with work stress good enough?

<i>Welcome to The Globe and Mail's Your Life at Work Survey, done in conjunction with Howatt HR Consulting. Take our survey, measure your stress levels, find out your Quality of Work Life (QWL) score and determine whether you're able to cope.</i><p><i>The scenario below, the third in the series, continues to</i> …

Can I invest in international stocks without being taxed?

<i>Dear Nancy</i><p><i>Can I invest in international equities or stocks without being taxed?</i><p><i>Thanks,</i><p><i>Ted</i><p>Dear Ted,<p>It depends whether you mean growth or income. The income from companies that are not headquartered in Canada or the U.S. is subject to non-residency withholding tax. This is imposed by the country …

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This is what you don’t want to do in Palm Springs

<i>Sometimes things don't go as planned – and those moments often make for the best stories. Tripping columns offer readers a chance to share their wild adventures.</i><p>When I suggested we top off our four-day jaunt to Palm Springs with yet another tour, my husband was not thrilled. We had already …

How to calculate the true cost of retirement

In the past, experts routinely said you needed to replace 70% to 80% of your pre-retirement income for your golden years. Plus, the experts said, …

Why taking breaks will make you more productive

Ann Gomez was frazzled on Monday, Remembrance Day, as she rushed through tasks and prepared for an 11 a.m. presentation. But before the Richmond Hill, Ont.-based productivity consultant began her talk, her group observed a preplanned moment of silence. As she paused, her mind released itself from …

Why you need to let your work force go mobile

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' new Leadership Lab series, where executives and leadership experts share their views and advice about the leadership and management issues of today. There will be a new column every weekday. Find all Leadership Lab stories at tgam.ca/leadershiplab</i><p>Mobility has …