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Is this a scam? Red flags

Posted on 03 March 2019

(NC) From spam emails to fake government workers asking for personal information on the phone, scams are all around us. Some are more obvious than others, but do you know how to protect yourself from the sneakier ones? Here are some warning signs for both online and offline scams: Wire transfer. Many scams involve a request to wire money electronically using a money ...

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Is your credit card safe when you shop online?

Posted on 03 March 2019

(NC) Online shopping can be great for finding special deals or items you can’t find in store. But it also poses unique security risks that aren’t present when shopping offline. To keep your personal and financial information safe, check out these tips. Use your own network. Avoid public computers or Wi-Fi hotspots, such as in coffee shops, to access or provide ...

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Smart tips for reducing screen-related eyestrain

Posted on 03 March 2019

(NC) How much screen time have you had today? According to research by Essilor, 72 per cent of Canadian adults spend seven or more hours in front of three different electronic devices per day. A full 90 per cent of them reported at least one eye-related problem linked to digital devices last year. While smartphones, tablets and computers have become an essential, unavoidable part of ...

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How to find the perfect pair of eyeglasses

Posted on 03 March 2019

(NC) While buying a new pair of eyeglasses may not rank as a major life purchase, it can sure seem like a big deal to decide how your face will look for the foreseeable future. After all, this is your chance to create a fresh look for yourself, and the right frames can make all the difference. Whether you’re going for cool, fashionable, professional, smart or all of the above, here ...

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Top 5 ways to protect yourself from insect bites abroad

Posted on 03 March 2019

(NC) Travelling abroad is a great way to introduce yourself to new cultures, people and places. However, it may also put you at risk for travel-related diseases. Zika virus, malaria, chikungunya, yellow fever and dengue are spread by mosquitoes. But you can also get Lyme disease, tick-borne encephalitis and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, which are spread by infected ticks.  ...

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6 ways to beat the post-vacation blues

Posted on 03 March 2019

(NC) Even the most relaxing getaway can be overshadowed by the thought of returning to the daily grind. Did you miss anything important while you were away? Did any of your projects fall behind? How will you ever tackle your inbox? Fortunately, with a little pre-vacation planning your break with be blissfully stress-free. Healthy-worker.ca, an initiative by Public Services Health & ...

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Most popular handyman jobs for spring

Posted on 03 March 2019

(NC) As the weather warms, it’s an ideal time to tackle home renovation projects. Here are the top jobs worth hiring a handyman for this spring: Deck and patio repairs. If you have one of these outdoor spaces, it’s a safe bet that you’re planning on spending a lot of time out there over the summer. Since decks see so much action, they require proper maintenance ...

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Dealing with baggage on your trip

Posted on 03 March 2019

(NC)Nothing is more embarrassing than having to unpack your baggage at the airport. It’s common to overpack because you want to make sure you have everything you need for your trip – the right shoes, a jacket in case it’s cold, a bathing suit in case there’s a pool. But you must be mindful of the baggage restrictions. So, how can you be smart with your baggage when travelling? ...