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Writer/Producer

Shonda Rhimes: My year of saying yes to everything

Shonda Rhimes, the titan behind Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, is responsible for some 70 hours of television per season, and she loves to work. "When I am hard at work, when I am deep in it, there is no other feeling," she says. She has a name for this feeling: The hum. The hum is a drug, the hum is music, the hum is God's whisper in her ear. But what happens when it stops? Is she anything besides the hum? In this moving talk, join Rhimes on a journey through her "year of yes" and find out how she got her hum back.

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5 Trends

Demand for specialized expertise among top trends influencing hiring in legal field

Toronto - As law firms and companies strategically supplement their legal teams to pursue new business opportunities, competition is increasing for job seekers with in-demand skills and niche backgrounds. Applicants with expertise in high-growth practice areas and industry sectors, such as corporate law and financial services, are seeing greater than average starting salaries.

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Garbage

What Does Your Waste Say About You?

U of G professor Kate Parizeau studies garbage to understand what we throw away - by Susan Bubak

Guelph - What does your waste say about you? The thought of rummaging through your garbage — or worse — someone else rummaging through your garbage may make you cringe, but that’s what geography professor Kate Parizeau has done to understand what we throw away and why as part of her research on waste management.

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Development

New developments, ‘The Standard’ and ‘Riverbank Lofts,’ announced in Hespeler Village

Cambridge - Yesterday, the City of Cambridge and HIP Developments officially announced project details for the Render-Second-View-WEBrevitalization of the former American Standard property along the Speed River in Hespeler Village.

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Innovation Tour

OpenText Innovation Tour 2016 Enabling the Digital World

Waterloo -- OpenText announced its Innovation Tour 2016 conference series. The global series of events will be held in five cities around the world from February 23rd to March 10th, 2016. Thousands of attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of keynotes, CIO presentations, breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, executive tracks, and networking opportunities to explore the latest trends in digital business and prepare attendees for success in the digital world.

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Startup

Startup Builds a New Breed of Software to Organize Enterprise Knowledge

Toronto - Meemim, a tech startup based in Toronto, is ready to take on the problem of organizing information and knowledge within companies with their new software. "Almost every company has difficulties collating and organizing information in such a way that employee can find it quickly when they need it. There are solutions. However, for the most part, they are ineffective. The biggest issue is the sheer amount of time users have to spend searching for information that may or may not exist," said Alec Pestov, founder and CEO of Meemim.

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Design Reno

Reimagining the library as the town square

Toronto - Once considered simply a place to return books on time, today's library may now play host to activities for star gazers, Minecraft players, aspiring tech talent, fashion designers, writers, yoga practitioners, and music lovers. That's just part of what Kitchener Public Library enthusiasts now enjoy, thanks to the award winning sweeping $46-million redesign and renovation by LGA Architectural Partners and Maystar General Contractors.

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Math Guide

Clickable Math Study Guide from Maplesoft Deepens Understanding of Multivariate Calculus

New e-book illuminates subject with over 600 examples that use the newest interactive and syntax-free technologies

Waterloo - Maplesoft announced the release of a Multivariate Calculus Study Guide based on Maple™, the mathematical computing software for education and research in mathematics, engineering, and the sciences. This guide takes advantage of Maple’s Clickable Math™ approach to cover the standard multivariate calculus course, making this often challenging subject more comprehensible to students.

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Planning for Retirement

Retired Canadians, On Average, Live On 62% of Their Old Working Wage

Six in Ten (62%) Retirees with a Financial Advisor Saved Enough for Retirement Compared to Four in Ten (38%) That Don’t Have an Advisor

Toronto – Retired Canadians, on average, live on 62% of the salary which they earned in the period just prior to their retirement, according to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Sun Life Financial. Atlantic Canadians, on average, live on 67% of their old working wage, which is higher than the percentage of the old working wages retirees live on in the other regions: Manitoba and Saskatchewan (65%); Quebec (64%); British Columbia (63%); Ontario (60%) and Alberta (59%).

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Research

New evidence suggests Zika virus can cross placental barrier, but link with microcephaly remains unclear.

Rio de Janeiro - Zika virus has been detected in the amniotic fluid of two pregnant women whose foetuses had been diagnosed with microcephaly, according to a study published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The report suggests that Zika virus can cross the placental barrier, but does not prove that the virus causes microcephaly, as more research is needed to understand the link.

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Foreign Fintrade

Canada's international transactions in securities for December 2015

Ottawa - Canadian investors acquired $17.4 billion of foreign securities in December, a second consecutive month of strong investment abroad. Meanwhile, foreign investors reduced their holdings of Canadian securities by $1.4 billion, led by federal government debt securities.

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Too Much Too Late

Why Open Space Offices Didn’t Have To Happen

By Barbara Hemphill

Estimates on time wasted by executives on searching for data ranges from 150 hours to six weeks per year. That means if an executive makes $200,000 per year, the company is spending anywhere from $16,600 to $25,000 per year, per executive, looking for lost information. Not only does it represent a dollar loss, but a time loss as that executive spends 8% to 12.5% of their time just finding what they need to work.

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Contradictory Find

Study Finds Stigma Regarding Weight Loss May Be Overblown

A qualitative study from North Carolina State University finds that most people who have lost a lot of weight don’t perceive themselves as being “judged” because they used to be overweight or obese – which contradicts earlier research that people were still stigmatized even after reaching a healthy weight.

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Study

Bullied preemies may develop mental illness as adults

This is the first study to fully illustrate the profound and long-lasting effects of bullying on the mental health of preterm survivors

Hamilton – Babies born at an extremely low birth weight (ELBW) are miracles, but they are more likely to be bullied as children, and this can significantly increase their risk for mental health problems as adults.

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Retirement

Canadians are living on just over 60 per cent of what they earned before retiring

Survey finds almost 90 per cent of retired Canadians positive about retirement

Toronto — A new survey released yesterday found that Canadian retirees are living on 62 per cent of the income they had before retiring, despite this prolonged period of slow economic growth in Canada.

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Crime

Youth crime in Canada in 2014

Youth crime declining more rapidly than crime in general

Ottawa - Overall, Canadian youth aged 12 to 17 were more than twice as likely to be accused of a police-reported crime in 2014 than people aged 25 years and older. However, rates of individuals accused of crime in 2014 were highest among young adults aged 18 to 24.

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Rules

New payroll remittance rules mean changes for employers

Concord - Every employer knows the central and ongoing role remitting source deductions plays in the payroll process. That's why it's crucial to know and follow the current rules.

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Translations

Automation Doesn’t Solve Everything

Six Things You Should Know About Machine Translation - By Caitilin Walsh

Taco Bell’s return to Japan in 2015 was widely anticipated, but the company’s launch of its Japanese-language website spawned a media frenzy—not because of the food. With machine-translated menu items that turned "Cheesy Fries" into “Low Quality Fleece” and "Crunchwrap Supreme - Beef" into “Supreme Court Beef,” the company had to rush to take down the site to mitigate the damage to its image.

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Sport Event

Canada’s best synchronized skaters headed to Waterloo for 2016 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships

Ottawa/Waterloo - Synchronized skating teams from across Canada are travelling to Waterloo, this weekend, for the 2016 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships, taking place from February 19-21, 2016, at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex.

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