Life Outside Work


Just What Time Is It Anyway?

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Oct 2015

Just What Time Is It Anyway?

The clocks are changing this weekend. Daylight savings and the semi-annual changing of time always reminds me of the one time, in 1988, when I almost missed my plane due to human error. The “human” meaning, of course, me. I arrived for my flight with more than an hour to...

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Packed vehicle with bags of luggage

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Jun 2015

Preparing for Murphy’s Law When Traveling

All thoughts of a stress-free, relaxing vacation have vanished. The luggage carrousel spit out the last piece of luggage ten minutes ago and you are the only one left watching the last few baggage items circle for the hundredth time. The representative at the lost luggage counter expects you to...

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A System for Making Choices

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Apr 2015

A System for Making Choices

Life is a series of choices. Some are simple, such as deciding to take an umbrella with you on a cloudy day forecast for showers. Others, however – such as which refrigerator to purchase from a wide selection of colour, configuration, brands, benefits and prices – are not. When trying...

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Let’s Be Real! When Does Photoshopping Go Too Far?

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Mar 2015

Let’s Be Real! When Does Photoshopping Go Too Far?

Stacey Campbell-Coady Recently my kids brought home their picture day order forms from school. Every year I question the price (crazy!) and the need for these photos. But, looking back on my own childhood, I recall my parents getting all excited to see how I’ve changed from year to year,...

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Not Just For Fun: Gamers Helping Science

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Feb 2015

Not Just For Fun: Gamers Helping Science

Linda Varga Back in 2001, I was at a party where a guy mentioned that he was trying to find intelligent life in the universe using his home computer. At the time I thought it was the beer talking, but he explained that a program funded by NASA allowed home...

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Bird's eye view of New York City streets

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Jan 2015

The Grid: Supercities Made Easy

I love New York. That’s the saying, right? Google tells me it’s been New York’s slogan to promote tourism since 1977. Upon my recent visit to NY for the first time, I have to admit, it’s the perfect slogan – I too love New York. The culture is amazing, the...

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