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Beware of These COVID-19-related Cyber Scams

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There are always opportunists who will act quickly to exploit a major event for their own gain while threatening the safety of others. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different, with cyber criminals aiming to take advantage of the confusion, distraction and large-scale shift to remote work resulting from the pandemic. The most common COVID-19-related cyber scams include the following: Phishing …


Trends to Continue Post-coronavirus

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The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in many changes as organizations worked to adapt to the altered landscape. As reopenings commence, organizations should consider continuing several of these changes into the “new normal,” such as the following: 1. Increased Focus on Wellness Organizations should continue to focus on wellness to ensure a healthy and satisfied workforce. Continuing the focus on wellness may …


Lowering Your Hydro Bill This Summer

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Don’t lose your cool as the temperature heats up. According to experts, residential electricity sales are expected to increase by 3 per cent this summer because more people are working from home and social distancing. Consider the following tips to save energy and keep energy costs down: Seal any cracks and openings. Warm air may leak into your home around …


Ontario’s COVID-19 Guidelines for Reopening Non-essential Businesses

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As Ontario continues to allow more non-essential businesses to reopen as part of its COVID-19 framework for reopening the province, it’s important to stay in the know on how your organization is affected and what guidelines you should follow to remain legally compliant. THE THREE PHASE RECOVERY PLAN Ontario’s COVID-19 framework for reopening the province is composed of three phases. …


Backyard Grilling Safety Tips for Summer Barbecues

Anthea Healthy Living

As warmer weather hits, the smell of food on the grill fills the air. However, thousands of home fires each year involve grills, so it’s important to brush up on barbecue safety. Consider the following grilling safety tips: Grill outside only. Do not use your grill in a garage or other enclosed space, even if it’s ventilated. Choose a safe …

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How to Improve Relationships in the Workplace

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Full-time employees often spend more time with their co-workers than they do with their families, making workplace relationships a vital part of an employee’s mental health. Fortunately, there are ways you can facilitate positive employee interaction and team bonding. In doing so, you stand to benefit from happier, more productive and more loyal employees who genuinely care about the impact …


Why Cleaning Your Home Can Boost Overall Well-being

Anthea Healthy Living

Deep cleaning doesn’t need to be a one-season chore. Experts say doing a thorough cleaning of your home has a number of health benefits. A clean home can strengthen your immune system and help you avoid illnesses. A decluttered living space can also reduce stress and depression as well as help avoid injuries, like tripping. According to a recent survey, …


How to Improve Your Relationship with Your Phone

Anthea Healthy Living

Smartphones have made our lives so much easier, but they can also impact our physical and mental well-being. To build a healthier relationship with your phone, keep in mind the following: Set clear boundaries. If you are always waiting for work or personal messages, you may feel chained to the device, so it’s helpful to set boundaries that outline when …


Celebrate World No Tobacco Day by Learning About Smoking Cessation

Anthea Healthy Living

According to experts, smoking kills over 480,000 people every year. Few people would disagree that smoking is hazardous to their health, yet millions continue to take part in this unhealthy habit. The most recent data from Statistics Canada shows a decline in Canadian adult smokers, but an estimated 4.9 million still smoke cigarettes. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that …