International index of ignorance

New international poll reveals the ‘most ignorant’ countries (Canadians aren’t the dumbest)

Peter Harris | Oct 30, 2014 6:12 pm

An international survey of public perceptions reveals how much Canadians know about the basic make-up of our population and the scale of some key social issues. Here’s what most of us get wrong and how we compare to other countries.

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The skinny on salary: How your weight affects your paycheque

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 20, 2012 6:59 am

Several new studies reveal that the salaries of men and women are affected very differently by how much they weigh. Find out just how many decisions are being made based to a great extent on people’s weight and body type.

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It’s not enough to be tall and beautiful anymore

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 19, 2012 9:26 am

How tall and beautiful do you have to be to get ahead? A new experiment tests how people react to taller and more attractive people in a variety of social situations. What happened?

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It’s true: You really can accurately judge a person by their shoes

Peter Harris| Jun 15, 2012 1:54 pm

Researchers at the University of Kansas have found that people can accurately judge 90 percent of a stranger’s personal characteristics just by looking at the person’s shoes. What does your footwear say about you?

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What drives your coworkers crazy?

Colleen Clarke| Jun 15, 2012 11:49 am

Colleen shares some of the most common complaints she hears people make about their colleagues in her workplace management seminars. The top 20 most frowned upon behaviours?

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Crossing the divide: Women finally out-earning men?

Jenna Charlton| Jun 14, 2012 11:50 am

It’s taken awhile, but slowly and surely women are closing the gender earnings gap. Due to the combination of gains that woman are making in the workplace and the declines in traditionally male-dominated industries, are females ultimately coming out on top?

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Millions of stolen LinkedIn passwords highlight the need to protect your online privacy

Peter Harris| Jun 13, 2012 11:34 am

Late last week the story broke that nearly six and a half million LinkedIn account passwords has been stolen and leaked on the Internet. This has us reviewing how to protect your online accounts and the worst 25 passwords that you could possibly choose.

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Career path in decline: Bank robbers poorly paid for their efforts

Peter Harris| Jun 12, 2012 5:31 pm

This week in alternative career news, it turns out that crime, in fact, doesn’t pay. A new economic report shows how much most bank robbers actually pocket, and they could be earning more money working in the fast food industry.

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Survey: Hiring intentions of Canadian employers

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jun 11, 2012 9:58 am

The most recent Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada indicates that hiring has slowed down in this country, but is better news, a recent survey of employers shows that many are still planning to add staff this year.

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Canadian job market cools down after two months of solid growth

Peter Harris| Jun 8, 2012 9:48 am

While the Canadian economy added 140,000 jobs in March and April, May saw much more modest growth. Still, there are some bright spots on the job market. Which sectors and regions saw gains last month, and who took a hit?

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