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.

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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.

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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!

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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."

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Give Me All Your Luvin' - Madonna feat. M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj

The iconic Madonna is back with her twelfth studio album MDNA, which hits stores March 26th. Show Friday some luvin' by singing along to the first single.

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

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy International Women's Day!

To all the fierce and fabulous Canadian Career Gals out there, we're giving you a shout-out today (and every day!) for being fierce and fabulous and for all the outstanding contributions you're making to society.

Check out this awesome video by Kronos that provides interesting facts and statistics about the changes and developments that have impacted women in the workforce. 

Gals We Admire: Karen Sealy

Karen Sealy believes that to be a "successful business woman and inspiring member of society, all we have to do is trust our instincts and live with integrity." Find out how Sealy went from working as a behavioural therapist to a director of marketing to fulfilling her destiny of being an interior designer.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tips for Packing Your Carry-on

With checking in your luggage, there's always the nuisance of having to wait around at the carousel for your bags, as well as the minor nagging thought that maybe your luggage didn't make it to its final destination. These are two things you don't need whether you're departing or returning from your business trip.

Want to learn the tricks to travelling with just a carry-on every time? Watch this video from FabSugarTV for space-saving tips, keeping your delicates wrinkle-free, and how to fit in those last-minute items.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Redefining "Having it All"

In Having it all depends on what ‘all’ means, Leah Eichler suggests there is room to broaden the definition of "all", a word that is equated to being successful. Eichler suggests a big key to success ("having it all") lies in reconciling your inner goals with the external markers of success. So, for some, a six-figure salary and a lofty job title may be the epitome of success while for others success may include such factors as a happy family life, giving back to society, and working in a job they truly enjoy.

The bottom line is that each woman needs to come up with her own definition of success so that yes, indeed we can "have it all".

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Monday, March 5, 2012

How We Think

Ever wonder what exactly makes your brain tick? In The Female Brain by Dr. Louann Brizendine, we get a vivid picture of how a woman's mind develops in every stage from conception to post-menopause—and how our basic brain biology differs from men. And in the case of nature vs. nurture, it turns out nature still plays a huge role in women's lives. This insightful book sheds light on why your 1-year-old daughter prefers dolls to why you might worry more than your male partner.