Life Outside Work


Two dogs laying together: A german shepherd and a chocolate labrador retriever

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Jan 2015

Man’s Best Friend: No Judgment, Just Love

Stacey Campbell-Coady When people visit my house, they are greeted by two big, loving, and somewhat well-mannered dogs. It’s a greeting they won’t soon forget. And I, for one, wouldn’t give it up for anything. (Ok, maybe the jumping, but we’re working on that!) I have shared my life with...

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Classic-looking stop watch

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Jan 2015

Lineups: Time Slipping Away

In the lifespan of seventy years, researchers estimate that humans spend three years waiting in line. My first thought is…only seventy years in my lifespan!? My next thought… more than three years of waiting!? Of course, when you think of all the times you line up, you begin to wonder...

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Matrix text in background (numbers), and red and green lock icons in foreground

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Dec 2014

Beware of Online Christmas Scams

Linda Varga Christmas is less than two weeks away and it’s going to be a busy two weeks with parties, eating, and shopping!  Sadly, it is also a busy time of year for scammers out to defraud people who may let their guard down during this hectic season.  An HSI®...

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Pair of glasses resting on an optometrist's Letter Screen

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Nov 2014

Training the Lazy Eye

Linda Varga It is never good when someone uses the word lazy to describe any part of you. “Lazy: adjective; not liking to work hard or to be active; not having much activity; moving slowly” (Merriam-Webster, 2014). Nobody wants to be called lazy and nobody wants to admit they are...

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Little boy playing video game with headphones on

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Nov 2014

Breaking Barriers to Human Potential

In the world of child rearing, we are swamped with the latest literature for every stage of life, from when to introduce solid food to the best curfew time. Guided by these theories, I decided that video games were not good for my children.  After years of their pleading, however,...

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Planning Bachelor Parties: A Professional’s Guide

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Sep 2014

Planning Bachelor Parties: A Professional’s Guide

Alex Osborne I recently embarked on the difficult task of planning and organizing a bachelor party for my best friends’ wedding.  I can tell you from first-hand experience that proper planning, organizing and collaborative skills are critical for bachelor party success.  Trying to appease and organize twelve very different gentlemen...

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I Was Going to Be a Teacher

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Sep 2014

I Was Going to Be a Teacher

Emily-Ana Filardo I often wonder how people get to where they are in life. I wonder, was my dentist like Hermey the elf from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”? Did she always know that she wanted to be a dentist? Did Hermey inspire her? On the other hand, maybe she and...

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Harmonious Teamwork

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Sep 2014

Harmonious Teamwork

Musicians are a happy bunch and they work effectively together as a team.  When my daughter went to military boot camp as a reservist, her whole course was composed of musicians.  Their ultimate job was to perform in the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill. But, as in every military trade,...

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