Stefan Evans

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Your Goal Is To Find A New Job, But You Need To Implement A System To Make It Happen

Everyone concocts grandeur dreams designed to alter the entire trajectory of their lives.<p>Starting January 1, my New Year’s resolution is to hit the gym every day and get into the best shape of my life. I plan to lose 50 lbs before my trip to the islands and fit into the swimwear I wore on college …

Employment

We've ranked Vancouver's 8 best beaches - did your fave make the cut?

You have to admit, one of the best things about living in Vancouver is the fact that it feels like you’re constantly on vacation. (And that’s not …

Beaches

'All hell broke loose': Second Narrows ironworker recalls bridge collapse

Gary Poirier thought he was dead.<p>It was June 17, 1958 and the 18-year-old ironworker was submerged in the water below the Second Narrows Bridge, …

Documentary revisits 1958 collapse of Vancouver’s Second Narrows Bridge

Peter Hall was about 10 minutes late for disaster on June 17, 1958.<p>That day, that blip of time separated the draftsman for the Second Narrows Bridge from being on the under-construction crossing when two large pieces collapsed, sending dozens of workers into the Burrard Inlet.<p>Eighteen of 79 workers …

99 Percent of Job Seekers Fail to Answer "Why Do You Want This Job" Correctly. Here's Why

An innocent response could cost you the job.<p>As a career coach, I work with people every day on interview preparation. Interviews are a form of public speaking. 99 percent of people fear public speaking more than death. Thus, it's no wonder interviews unnerve my clients. Not only do we go over all …

Employment

Conservation group purchases farm near Fernie, B.C., to protect grizzlies

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has bought a parcel of land near Fernie, B.C., in the Rocky Mountains in a bid to protect prime territory for …

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

What is the Nordic diet? (And why should you start eating it?)

<b>(CNN) —</b> You are probably familiar with the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil. The diet has been associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes, as well as a reduced risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's …

Nutrition

Best rooftop patios in Vancouver

With a collection of secluded, enclosed, and most importantly, elevated outdoor spaces in the city, we’ve compiled a handy list of the best rooftop …

Here's How to Calculate (and Adjust) Your Calorie Intake For Fat Loss

When you're just beginning your weight-loss journey, it's hard to know exactly where to start. Do you give your fridge a makeover? Establish a workout plan? According to online fitness coach Rob Allen, your first step should actually be setting your daily caloric intake, which can be done with this …

Body Fat Calculator: Get an Instant Body Fat Percentage

There are different ways to measure your body fat percentage. Using a simple body fat calculator is the easiest method because it requires no special …

Fitness

Seattle, by the book

Living in Vancouver, I often ignore the dismal exchange rate and travel to Seattle for a convenient getaway. But I’ve fallen into comfortable habits — favourite restaurants, familiar parks, and cafés that serve as good a cup of joe as I can get in, well, Vancouver.<p>Yet a familiar travel destination …

Which Viking God Are You?

Quiz<p>Are you a leader like Odin, or a troublemaker like Loki?<p>Norse, or Viking, Gods had flaws just like mortal humans. They were playful, selfish, vengeful, foolish, and occasionally silly. Are you a trickster, or a leader? Take this handy quiz to see which deity is your double.<p>Our March issue …

Archaeology

The Spirit That Crosses the Equator Twice Before It Hits Your Glass

Bottles of Linie Aquavit have made a winding sea journey for centuries.<p>When pouring Linie Aquavit into cocktails at The NoMad Bar in New York City, …

A complete guide to Vancouver's beaches and outdoor pools

Vancouver’s burst of warm and sunny weather has made its long-awaited return. The long days and above 20° temperatures are giving Vancouverites a …

The high art of pâté en croûte

In the days leading up to Canada’s 150th birthday, Scott Draper, a butcher at Sanagan’s Meat Locker in Toronto, had his head down creating a pâté en croûte worthy of the occasion. With Canada as his inspiration, he made a terrine with pheasant at its centre, surrounded by a deep-red venison pâté …

Photo: White-crowned sparrow sings its heart out

<b>Our photo of the day comes from beautiful Morro Bay, California.</b><p>While I would half expect to hear Pavarotti's voice issuing forth from this earnest …

Vancouver’s Best Brunches, Mapped & Ranked

It’s incredible how far this city has advanced on the brunch front in just a few short years. The lazy weekend mid-morning to mid-afternoon meal used …

Journey Across Canada by Train

Riding the rails from Toronto to Vancouver is a once-in-a-lifetime smorgasbord of scenery.<p>I’m an introvert. A real rather-do-anything-than-make-small-talk introvert, not just someone who prefers TV to cocktail parties. So what am I doing having breakfast with three strangers—and enjoying it?<p>Blame …

House boating on Shuswap Lake

Sometime between being shot out of the waterslide like a cannon ball and jumping off the top deck into shimmering Shuswap Lake, we declare house …

If You're Planning on Starting the Keto Diet, You Need These 11 Must Haves From Amazon!

We get it, committing to a new diet can be a scary task. Especially if you're trying the keto diet. Short for ketogenic, this superpopular weight-loss regimen consists of eating low-carb and high-fat foods, which ultimately helps burn more fat. In addition to having the perfect grocery list, we …

Nutrition

Only 17% of people can correctly answer the world's shortest IQ test — see if you're one of them

The Cognitive Reflection Test (CRT) has been hailed as the world's shortest IQ test. Apparently, it only takes three questions to separate the Einsteins from the Homer Simpsons of this world.<p>The quiz, developed in Princeton in 2005 by psychologist Shane Frederick, is designed to test your ability …

Frozen Nanaimo Pie

Ingredients<p>3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs<br>• 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut<br>• 1/3 cup finely chopped walnut<br>• 1/4 cup cocoa powder<br>• 1/4 cup granulated …

Regrets, they have a few: Vancouver planners look back

Ann McAfee grew up in the 50s and 60s, when Vancouver was an entirely different place from what it is today. It was "an unspectacular city in a …

Help wanted: B.C. mountain city of Fernie struggles to fill 200 job openings

A small city in the Rocky Mountains in southeastern B.C. is struggling to find enough people to keep businesses sufficiently staffed.<p>Fernie, with a …

What's the Difference Between the Paleo and Keto Diets?

<i>This article originally appeared on Shape. For more stories like it, visit shape.com.</i><p>Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, …

Doctor on the Rock

• <b>Author:</b> Christian Belcourt<p>DOCTOR ON THE ROCK recounts the experiences of Christian Belcourt, a doctor in Ferryland, Newfoundland, from 1959 to 1962, during the early days of outreach medicine. The book also covers the period of his childhood when he was inspired to do medicine as a career, future …

My house is plummeting in value. And I couldn’t be happier

Given what houses are currently going for in my neighbourhood, it would appear I’ve lost a couple hundred thousand dollars or so in recent months. I couldn’t be happier.<p>After spending the past few years lamenting the affordability crisis in Metro Vancouver (and elsewhere), bemoaning the complicity …

Learning Is a Learned Behavior. Here’s How to Get Better at It.

Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. For them, learning is an immutable trait like eye color, simply luck of the genetic draw. People are born learners, or they’re not, the thinking goes. So why bother getting better at it?<p>And that’s why many people …

B.C.'s newest men's league baseball team doesn't have any men on it

If you're a ballplayer, there are few things more soul-crushing than a rainout on opening day.<p>No one knows that better than the the newest team in …