Monday, November 12, 2012

Eye Candy

We love enhancing our eyes with liners and eyeshadows, but we're not particularly pleased when there's residual make-up left around our pupils after we think we've removed it all. Enter MAKE UP FOR EVER SENS'EYES Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser, our new fave for soothing, optimal eye makeup removal. The mineral oil-free gel is incredibly gentle, and leaving our eyelids feeling moisturized - even waterproof mascara is no match for this cleanser. Bonus: the lightweight cleanser is gentle enough to use for removing lipstick, too.

 $11 (30 ml), $28 (100 ml) at

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pretty as a Peacock

Happy Halloween! Are you getting into the spooky spirit? Because we are, and so are our kiddies. We scoured stores far and wide, online and in our neck of the woods, to find the perfect getup for our baby. We are positively in love with the Pottery Barn Kids Baby Peacock Costume, which has layers of coloured felt and shimmering tulle. Made of micro-fleece and lined with poly cotton, our little peacock will stay warm and cozy as she trick-or-treats from door to door. Bonus for mom: the body suit has a Velcro closure — very helpful when you're struggling to put on and take off the costume from a squirmy toddler. And really, when you have a little one, any day is a dress-up day, so the costume will most certainly be re-used often for make-believe and playtime.

Check out more of the Pottery Barn Kids Halloween Costume Collection in this cute video:

Visit the official Pottery Barn Kids site to view the entire collection - it's never too early to start thinking about next year's Halloween. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Supernaturally Sexy

Halloween's just around the corner  time to get into the supernatural spirit! We're loving the OPI So So Skullicious Mini Lacquer Set that's made up of four mini lacquers in bold shades. The vivid colours included in the pack are "Hi, Pumpkin!" (jack-o-lantern orange), "A-Rose from the Dead" (hot pink), "Mourning Glory" (black), and "Candlelight" (bright yellow). The set also comes with skull decals to help make our nails look extra spooky. Now we just have to find a costume that's going to look as delightfully frightful as our manicure!

$14.95 at professional salons and spas

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Friday, October 5, 2012

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift

We are teenyboppers at heart, and no one does infectious pop music these days as well as Taylor Swift. Enjoy her latest hit as you break up with the work week:

Have a great weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On

Ever wonder where the line "Keep Calm and Carry On" came from? The well-known slogan dates back to 1939 when the UK government was looking to create a campaign to boost public morale during the beginning of the Second World War. Though we're not in war times, we can certainly identify with this slogan during stressful work periods.

Check out this short video - produced by UK bookstore Barter Books - to learn more about the catchphrase's humble beginnings to its widely popular status in today's society:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Confident 30s

If you're a twenty-something CCG, it seems your most stylish years are yet to come. CCGs in your mid-thirties? You've hit your stride and are looking (and probably feeling) more confident than ever. These are the findings of a recent study conducted in the UK, which had conclusions such as three out of four women believe their sense of style improved greatly after their 20s, and that six out of ten women believe men age better than they do, with two thirds attributing this to the fact men don’t have to give birth.

And who did women in the study vote as the female celebrity most considered to be in her prime? Find out by clicking here to read Study: Women Peak at 35, Become Most Confident or copy and paste this link into your Web browser:

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Getting Bookish with Baby

Call it the ambitious CCG mom in us, but boy, do we ever enjoy story time with our little one—the quality family time is just what we need to unwind from a work day, plus we're a big believer in helping our child to develop a love for reading at a very early age. One of our very children's books is Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, Illustrated by Marla Frazee (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). The large size format (it's 10.75" by 9.25") of this board book makes it extra easy for baby's small fingers to flip the pages. Your little one will revel in excitement over each page, depicting all the wonderful things that babies do (play, sleep, eat, make noise, etc.). You'll find that you can't help but have fun reading the clever, rhyming text to your little and, after many readings of this book, she's sure to imitate the sing-song tone. We're positive this will be a much-loved addition to the baby library collection.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Titanium - David Guetta feat. Sia

Even if there may have been days this week where you felt criticized, the bullets ricocheted, you got shot down, but you got up... and survived 'til Friday. Hooray!

Here's David Guetta's awesome track to get you pumped and feeling like titanium for the last day of the work week.

Have a great weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Gals We Admire: Charmaine Broughton-Dunn

Food writer and running coach Charmaine Broughton-Dunn has run countless marathons over the last nine years. We have a feeling her passion and dedication for long distance running is why she's a firm believer in a good night's sleep.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Text Peeves

Do you have proper text-iquette? If you aren't one of the people who attributed to this video's 4.7 million (and counting) YouTube views, check it out for your LOL of the day: What's your biggest text peeve?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

3 Things Missing From Your Will

In What’s likely missing from your will by Stefania Moretti (originally published at in April 2012), the question of who you plan to leave your digital assets to is raised. After all, though they may not be assets in the traditional sense like a car or house, your Aeroplan rewards and iTunes library still have some serious monetary value. 

The two other things probably missing from your will? Find out by clicking here to read Moretti's article or copy and paste this link into your Web browser:

Related articles:

Monday, September 24, 2012

Delectable Investment

Here's a treat that's a must-have for the emergency snack stash at work - OMG's are mouthwatering clusters of chocolate and graham wafers mixed with diced almonds and crunchy toffee bits. Available in both milk and dark chocolate, these candies are the brainchild of the same guys who brought us Clodhoppers and they were even featured on reality show Dragon's Den. The outcome on the show? They successfully secured an investment and, OMG, are we glad they did.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Lights - Ellie Goulding

If it's not the lights calling, calling, calling you home, then it's something else because Friday's arrived and it's time for some R&R. Here's Brit singer-songwriter Goulding's hit track for your listening pleasure:

Have a great weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Gals We Admire: Krista McLay

So what's it like to be working in business development for one of the hottest restaurant chains in the country? We find out from Krista McLay, who offers us a glimpse into her anything-but-typical daily work life. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Movie Worth Watching: Pitch Perfect

Is this Glee for the silver screen? Comparisons will certainly be made but we think Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures), starring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and Elizabeth Banks, about an all-girls a cappella group who rebuilds so they can make their way to the championship, has real potential to be a hit film for fall. 

Watch the official Picture Perfect trailer here:

Picture Perfect hits theatres everywhere October 5th. Don't miss it!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Busy body

Leah Eichler recently tackled a most interesting topic in her column in The Globe and Mail, asking the question Is being super busy so bad?

As one industrious career gal, who Eichler interviewed for the article, remarked, “I’m happiest when I’m teetering on the edge of chaos, when I’m pushing hard on several fronts at once.” The same person goes on to say, “It’s when I’m most productive, and I get a real adrenalin rush from making it all work.”

How about you? Do you feel most productive when chaos ensues, and you have to make sense of it all?

Click here to read the entire article or copy and paste this link into your Web browser:

Monday, September 17, 2012

"Tuff" Case to Crack

When we're working, we take our MacBook everywhere - to the office, cafés, the library, pretty much anywhere that we can get some typing done. And with carting it from place to place, we like to ensure our precious laptop's got a sturdy shield to protect it from potential nicks, bumps, and scrapes. Our top choice? UK-based Tuff-Luv's Slim-Line Leather Case Cover for Apple MacBook Pro 2011. The lightweight, stylish, faux leather case has a magnetic closure flap to keep the case firmly closed, as well as clips to the open lid while we're working (no need to remove the case when it's in use - awesome!). Six SD card slots and a business card holder on the inside of the flap also helps to keep us organized. This gorgeous cover for one of our most prized possessions is worth every cent.

$135.99 (for 13" screen) $143.99 (for 15" screen) at

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Movie Worth Watching: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

All Cindy (Jennifer Garner) and Jim (Joel Edgerton) want is a child to call their own. After being told they're unable to have one the old fashioned way, the Greens write down all the traits of the child they had always hoped of having and then bury the scribbled notes in a wooden box in their backyard, putting their dream (kid) to rest...or so they think. Mysteriously, 10-year-old Timothy (CJ Adams) appears seemingly out of nowhere and suddenly their biggest wish has come true.

Watch the official The Odd Life of Timothy Green trailer here: 

The Odd Life of Timothy Green hits theatres everywhere today. Don't miss it!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

9 Ways to Stop Ruminating Over Things

We all have a tendency to overthink things, and let's face it, if you're a woman, it's even more likely that you'll ponder certain situations much more than is required. Need help with quieting your mind? We stumbled across 9 Ways To Stop Overthinking Everything, an interesting post by Mike Torres from his Refocuser blog.

Torres offers nine tips on how to change your current thought process, but as he emphasizes, practice makes perfect so be patient with yourself in putting this plan into action.

Click here to read the entire article or copy and paste this link into your Web browser:

Monday, August 13, 2012

Fairest of them All

Oh, how we love our coffee in the morning! We've found a fabulous new favourite in 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters, the Vancouver-based company that produces custom roasted coffee beans. Our current favourites include Guatemala La Bolsa Ventana Grande, El Salvador El Naranjo, and Organic French Roast.

What's more, we love hearing the story behind the green coffee. Owners and master roasters, Michael and Vince Piccolo, travel to coffee farms around the globe to meet with and develop ethical business relationships with the farmers who provide the beans for roasting. With the Piccolo brothers personally sourcing coffee beans from Africa, the Americas, as well as Central America and South Pacific, we can positively attest that every cup tastes like the freshest, highest quality coffee we've ever drank—now that's what we call a great way to kickstart the work day.

Starting at $14 (12 oz) at

Friday, August 10, 2012

Some Nights - Fun.

You've gotten through another week of being in the workplace trenches - end the week with this rousing indie pop track. 

Have a Fun. weekend, ladies, and see you Monday!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Pineapple Lover's Dream

We love serving (and eating!) fresh fruit in the summer and one of our all-time faves is pineapple. But oh, how we dislike the nuisance of cutting this fanciful fruit. Not anymore! We got ourselves the very handy Vacu Vin Pineapple Slicer & Wedger which peels, cores and slices a fresh pineapple in seconds. Working like a corkscrew, this easy-to-use manual gadget removes the flesh in perfectly formed rings. The separate wedger part can be used to cut the pineapple rings into uniform-looking pieces. And for us "it's all about the presentation" type hostesses, the intact shell is perfect for serving a desert or fruit salad with flair. Trust us, you won't want to cut a pineapple any other way once you get this!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Drive By - Train

The first single from the San Fran pop rock band's sixth studio album California 37,  is as infectious as their past hits Drops of Jupiter, Hey Soul Sister, and Marry Me. Enjoy this soulful tune as you head into the weekend.

Have a great weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Gals We Admire: Jean Blacklock

A lawyer who owns a cupcake business? Jean Blacklock certainly got our attention with her interesting career choices. In fact, you might just say she's got one sweet life. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Movie Worth Watching: People Like Us

Not into the rock 'em, sock 'em action blockbusters that are typical of the season? People Like Us (DreamWorks Pictures) is this summer's answer to a good-hearted, touching drama film about Sam (Chris Pine), a fast-talking salesman who is required to deliver a large sum of money (bequeathed by his deceased father) to Frankie (Elizabeth Banks), the sister he never knew he had. No CG or special effects in this one—the intriguing storyline and superb acting (including the return of the talented Michelle Pfeiffer as Sam's mother) are enough to keep you entertained.

Watch the official People Like Us trailer here:

People Like Us hits theatres everywhere June 29th. Don't miss it!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tips for a Successful Startup

In How to Run a Successful Startup by Danny Bradbury (Backbone magazine, April 2012), the founders of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, HootSuite, Fixmo, and other successful startups reflect on what it takes to build a company from scratch. Getting U.S. funding, managing growth, and testing market assumptions are just some of the pearls of wisdom doled out in this informative article.

Click here to read the entire article or copy and paste this link into your Web browser:

Monday, June 18, 2012

Taking Care of Kitty's Business

Why is it that cat litter boxes look so ugly and archaic? We were on the prowl for one for our feline friend and were disappointed to find limited choices in this necessary product. We knew we wanted something clean and contemporary, yet fun but not too childish. After much searching, we discovered one we absolutely love—the Cats Rule Charlie Litter Box. With a cat head-shaped entry (super cute!), it's wide enough for kitty's easy access, and the high sides and back help to reduce spraying and litter scratching.  The covered litter box, with double-venting to allow for air flow, is also the perfect size to allow kitty to move around and dig inside the box to do her business. We also appreciate that it’s seam-free making it easy to clean and there's even a spot to house the litter scoop right in the back of the box. How purr-fect!

$29.99 USD at

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Fighter - Gym Class Heroes feat. Ryan Tedder

Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic joins Gym Class Heroes for this inspiring song that's sure to get continuous airplay once the London Games kick off next month. Enjoy this video which also features American gymnast and Olympic hopeful John Orozco.

And as you croon the catchy chorus "give 'em hell, turn their heads, gonna live life 'til we're dead", congratulate yourself for surviving another work week.

Have a great weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Gals We Admire: Carla D’Andreamatteo

Carla D’Andreamatteo has work days that are anything but typical. The registered dietician runs her own nutrition consulting business in Manitoba, and embraces the fact that her chosen field of profession is one that is forever advancing giving her infinite opportunities to learn and thrive.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

How to Deal with Financial Adviser Woes

Thinking about giving your financial adviser the boot? In this video, produced by the Investor Education Fund (IEF), Rob Carrick, Personal Finance Columnist for The Globe and Mail, sits down with personal finance expert Gail Bebee to discuss what to do if you're not satisfied with the person in charge of your investments.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fit Physique, Fat Paycheque

On the blog, a recent entry Want a 9% Raise? Hit the Gym by Jack Hough reports on a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Labor Research, in which the findings were that, on average, workers who exercise regularly earn a higher pay than those who don’t.

What do you think? Have you noticed a correlation between sweating it out and salary increases among the workers in your office?

Click here to read the entire blog post or copy and paste this link into your Web browser:

Monday, June 11, 2012

Hydration On-the-Go

Call us purified water snobs, but with the easy spreading of germs in public places, we simply refuse to drink tap water from water fountains. The Brita Bottle has become our new best friend for quick and easy filtered water wherever we may be. Whether we're at the office, the gym, the mall, you name it, the squeezable, reusable bottle provides 151 litres of filtered water before the built-in filter needs to be replaced. So, now our eco- and health-conscious selves can say bye-bye to plastic water bottles, and hello to an endless supply of great-tasting H20.

$9.99 (includes 1 filter); $7.99 for 2-pack filter refills at Walmart and other major  retailers and grocery stores
Click here to get a $2 OFF coupon (Coupon expires June 30, 2012)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Big Hoops (Bigger The Better) - Nelly Furtado

Take it from Ms. Furtado - do lots of fun things this weekend, "the bigger the better".

Have a great weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Gals We Admire: Mirella Amato

Who knew beer could be so much fun and interesting to learn about? Mirella Amato did! Once upon a time, discovering beer was just a hobby for Amato. Now? It's her full time job.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

How to Stop Fighting Over Money

Money—it's one of the biggest issues couples fight over. Rob Carrick, Personal Finance Columnist for The Globe and Mail, sits down with personal finance expert Kelley Keehn who gives her take on what are the main causes of money fights, as well as advises on how money can best be managed in a relationship (Keehn's recommendation? Have separate and joint accounts). 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Funny Gals Can't Get a Break

In a recent post on The Globe and Mail's Hot Button Blog, Zosia Bielski wrote on the topic of Female jokesters bomb in the boardroom, study shows. The study, done at a British university by a linguistics expert, found that "about 70 per cent of the women opted for self-deprecating humour [however] more than 80 per cent of the jokes were met with painful silence." On the other hand, "90 per cent of jokes made by men scored 'immediate laughter.' Consequently, men were three times more likely to kid around while leading a meeting."

The study appears to suggest that "these men used humour to display their dominance [while] women would rather laugh at themselves on the whole than laugh at others because it is the safe option".

Friday, June 1, 2012

Dance Again - Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull

On this day in 1999, On the 6, the debut studio album of Jennifer Lopez, was released. And 13 years after hits like "If You Had My Love", "Waiting For Tonight", and "Let's Get Loud", JLo is proving she still knows how to make chart-topping, club-loving songs (and steamy music videos to match!).

Dance your way into the weekend with her latest track, yet another team-up effort with Pitbull:

Have a great weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Gals We Admire: Leah Eichler

We're a big fan of Leah Eichler's Globe and Mail column about women and careers. And as co-founder of Femme-O-Nomics, a networking and content portal for professional women, it's clear she's got her finger on the pulse when it comes to issues that affect women in the modern-day workplace. Find out how Eichler spends her days, and get some of her personal pearls of wisdom on boosting your own career.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Movie Worth Watching: Brave

The latest film offering from Pixar Animation Studios is Brave, a grand adventure about about a headstrong princess who's also a skilled archer. Featuring the voices of Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kelly Macdonald, and Robbie Coltrane, this flick promises to be a story full of heart, humour, and memorable characters.  

Watch the official Brave movie trailer here:

Brave hits theatres everywhere June 22nd. Don't miss it!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

6 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Shopping Bill

When it comes to trips to the grocery store, we're prone to veering off our list (ooh, look! Orange juice on sale!). Keep your supermarket spending in check by following these 6 budget grocery shopping tips by Daniela Payne (originally published on the Canadian Living website).

Click here to read the entire article or copy and paste this link into your Web browser:

Monday, May 28, 2012

Feel Radiant

It's not fun dealing with "that time of the month", which is why we're happy to try out new products that make our period less of a hassle. Tampax Radiant Tampons have great absorption that helps to stop leaks before they happen, so we can be out and about with confidence in our choice of monthly protection. And there's even a re-sealable wrapper for worry-free disposal—such a simple yet ingenious idea, we're surprised no one's thought of this before.

$4.99 at major retailers and pharmacies

Friday, May 18, 2012

What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction

The boy band craze is officially back. Kick off the Victoria Day long weekend with this infectious pop tune and to remind yourself you're beautiful.


Have a great long weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Song For Mama - Boyz II Men

Here's a song for the ultimate "career gal", for mothers everywhere who have one of the most important jobs in life.

Have a great Mother's Day weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Gals We Admire: Samantha Pynn

Growing up, Samantha Pynn says what she wanted to be changed many times, from a singer in the musical Cats to a children's book author to a gardener and farmer. Her decorator tendencies of cleaning and styling the house won out in the end - find out more about the host and designer of HGTV's Summer Home.   

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Gals We Admire: Kathleen Trotter

Kathleen Trotter loves that her work allows her to be active every day. Find out how the personal trainer spends her days, and why she says she never gets bored.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Smooth Criminal - 2CELLOS (Šulić & Hauser)

If you don't know the names Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser, you may know them better as 2CELLOS. The dynamic cello duo was signed to Sony Masterworks in April 2011 after their YouTube video upload of a cello-only cover of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal went viral. Dreams really do come true.

Check out the song that started it all for these two talented musicians:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

3 Ways to Be Heard

Feel like your ideas are not being heard? Check out How to speak so people really listen by Judith Humphrey. The communication expert who is the president and founder of The Humphrey Group offers three tips to ensure your message is heard loud, clear, and confidently.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Let it Flow

For moms who've opted to bottle-feed, the Evenflo Bebek Starter Set is just the kit to make feeding time stress-free. With three different bottle sizes and a pacifier, this set has everything baby needs to thrive. The bottle's ergonomic shape is comfortable to hold for both mama and baby. The soft, wide-base nipple provides an easier latch for baby, and its one-piece design with integrated vent allows for easy assembly and a leak-free feeding. All that's left is for mommy to settle into a comfy spot and enjoy snuggling with her baby.

$22.99 USD at

Set includes one each of: 2-oz bottle, 5-oz bottle, 8-oz bottle, small pacifier, pacifier holder, and bottle brush

Friday, April 6, 2012

Feel So Close - Calvin Harris

Chill this Easter weekend to this catchy tune by Scottish DJ and singer-songwriter Calvin Harris.

Have a great long weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Gals We Admire: Vicki So

She's a proofreader by day, and a budding author the rest of the time. Get great advice from Vicki So, and her literary alter ego Vicki Essex, on how to accomplish your dream of becoming a writer.  (Tip: don't give up).

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Recipe: Easter Bread

Celebrating Easter this weekend? Chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich, joined by her granddaughter Julia, show you how to make a special and traditional Italian treat—Easter bread.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

5 Stereotypes about Young Workers

There are a lot of misconceptions about the work ethic of those born in the 80s. In Five myths about Gen Y workers, Harvey Schachter examines these common stereotypes and seeks to refute them. Perhaps workers in their late 20s and early 30s are not completely different from the Gen Xers and baby boomers after all.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Read It and Weep

Looking for a story that will tug at your heartstrings? Pick up The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing), and you'll find the king of romance has done it again (he's the author of other tearjerker novels such as The NotebookA Walk to Remember, and Message in a Bottle). In his latest book, we meet Dawson Cole and Amanda Collier, high school students from opposite sides of the tracks who fall madly in love with one another. As young romances tend to go, their relationship comes to an end in their senior year. Fast forward twenty five years later, and the two have gone on to forge different lives, neither of which they had imagined for themselves. The death of a mutual friend bring Dawson and Amanda back to their hometown for a weekend, and they are faced with some hard truths and answers to questions that have haunted their pasts. Be sure you're in the mood for this one—it's a tale of sorrow and heartbreak that will enthral you from beginning to end. 

$28.99 (Hardcover) or $16.50 (Paperback) at

Friday, March 30, 2012

We Are Young - Fun. feat. Janelle Monáe

Here's a Fun track for you to enjoy on this lovely Friday!

Have a great weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Gals We Admire: Kathy Stecyk

Kathy Stecyk believes she was meant to be a guide of sorts—as a professional golf instructor, she is certainly fulfilling that role. Find out what a career "on the green" is like. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ric Elias: 3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed

This TED Talk was recently brought to our attention and we thought it was worth sharing. In March 2011,  Ric Elias shared his experience of being on the January 15th, 2009 US Airways Flight 1549, the plane that successfully ditched in the Hudson River in New York. Take five minutes out of your day to watch this inspiring video:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

5 Ideas for Tackling Job Burnout

Feeling drained from your work responsibilities? In Beat Job Burnout by Shelly Field, you'll find a quick self-assessment questionnaire that gauges your level of burnout. More importantly, if you are experiencing persistent mental and physical fatigue due to your work, there are five suggestions on how to make your job more enjoyable and less stressful.

Click here to read the entire article or copy and paste this link into your Web browser:

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hair Delight

We make every effort to incorporate eco-friendly practices into our lives, so it's only natural we'd want to give our hair a "green" clean, too. It didn't take much convincing for us to try Green Beaver Cranberry Delight Shampoo and Cranberry Delight Conditioner—they're Canadian, certified organic, and well-priced. Specially formulated for dry, damaged or colour-treated hair, this effective duo leaves our mane feeling moisturized and rejuvenated. And with Canadian cranberries, indigenous carrot and organic Prairie seed emollients as their key ingredients, the shampoo and conditioner are almost good enough to eat. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Glad You Came - The Wanted

It's Friday and tonight when "the sun goes down, the stars come out... all that counts Is here and now". Celebrate the end of another work week with this great track by Brit/Irish boy band The Wanted:

Have a great weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Gals We Admire: Jennifer Gough

Jennifer Gough says the biggest challenge in her career is "simultaneously incorporating the creative and business sides". Find out more about how this visual artist spends her days. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

10 Best Jobs for Women in 2012

Check out this video highlighting the best jobs for women in 2012, based on findings from jobs expert Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., author of Best Jobs for the 21st Century, and as reported by Forbes staff writer Jenn Goudreau:

Do you agree with the list?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Willpower

Want to build up your "stick-to-itiveness"? Check out How to pump up your willpower by Courtney Shea for five helpful tips that will help set your mind to achieving your goal, whether it be a professional one or a personal one.

Click here to read the entire article or copy and paste this link into your Web browser:

Monday, March 19, 2012

Fluffy Fun

We were drawn to this book immediately with its colourful image and "puffy"-feeling cover—so fun and playful! And the contents of Marshmallow Madness! Dozens of Puffalicious Recipes (Quirk Books) by Shauna Sever are just as whimsical. Once we mastered making Sever's classic vanilla marshmallow, we were on our way to whipping up the book's other recipes including yummy cocktail-inspired versions (margarita or crème de menthe marshmallows, anyone?) As an added bonus, there are tasty recipes for homemade graham crackers, whoopie pies, and s'mores cupcakes, too. Delicious!

$18.95 at

Friday, March 16, 2012

Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen

Here's Carly Rae Jepsen's fun, flirty track to enjoy on this week's last work day.

Have a great weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Gals We Admire: Timea Rae Wharton

Photo credit: Kamshuka Photography

Growing up, Timea Rae Wharton says "dance was always at the back of my mind as a profession, but I was an academic, and wasn’t convinced I could make a career of it." Find out how this MBA grad wound up pursuing her life's calling to teach movement, choreograph, and perform.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Stay Cool with ALDO

In anticipation of spring, which is just six days away, we've been browsing for the season's trendiest footwear. There's no doubt we'll be stopping into our local ALDO (often!) to check out their dazzling styles. 

Check out one of ALDO's playful ads for their Spring/Summer 2012 campaign, directed by Barnaby Roper:

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Avoid Bidding War Pitfalls

Spring is in the air—and "For Sale" signs are starting to pop up on front yards as quickly as the flowers are blooming. To avoid getting forced into overpaying for a home, check out The true cost of bidding wars by Bryan Borzykowski (originally published at After all, as Borzykowski puts it, "no one wants to be house poor, so paying too much for a home, even if it’s the one you’ll be in for years, isn’t a wise idea."

Click here to read the entire article or copy and paste this link into your Web browser: