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Sun News: Summer ends with three-way tie among federal party support

DAVID AKIN | PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU CHIEF After a summer of one embarrassing Senate scandal after another, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are likely to take whatever little good news they can find these days.And, in the latest survey provided exclusively to QMI Agency by Abacus Data, there is, in fact, the tiniest nugget of good news for the ruling

Les miserables: Millennials plagued by stress, anxiety and rising obesity

SOURCE: POSTMEDIA NEWS Misty Harris Published: September 4, 2013, 3:00 pm When Alexandra Knoll landed a job that was actually related to her university education, she cried for an entire day. After spending months sending out resumes, working 50 to 60 hours a week at restaurant gigs, and struggling with anxiety on a near daily

99 problems and a niche is one: Challenges abound as Millennials seek their happy place

SOURCE: POSTMEDIA NEWS Misty Harris Published: September 3, 2013, 3:00 pm Millennials grew up being told they could do anything. As adults, however, just paying the bills and putting food on the table have become ongoing challenges for too many. “Literally every day we’re wondering how we’re going to make it, how we’re going to

Generation Why: Millennials will “reinvent everything” – just as soon as they land careers and leave home

SOURCE: POSTMEDIA NEWS Misty Harris Published: September 2, 2013, 3:00 pm They’re your office interns, retail checkout clerks, and disembodied drive-thru voices asking if you want fries with that — and they’re set to be the single most powerful group of Canadians since the Baby Boomers. Once dubbed “the hero generation,” Millennials were supposed to save

The Outsiders: How Can Millennials Change Washington If They Hate It?

By: Ron Fournier The Atlantic Aug 26, 2013 Forget what you’ve read about the “Me, Me, Me Generation.” Here are four things you probably don’t know about the 95 million Americans born between 1982 and 2003: Millennials, in general, are fiercely committed to community service. They don’t see politics or government as a way to

Allstate Survey: Condo owners’ lack of insurance knowledge puts them at financial risk

SOURCE: Allstate Canada   Allstate Canada launches contest to find GTA Condo Hero TORONTO – August 15, 2013 – New research conducted by Allstate Insurance Company of Canada and Abacus Data has found that 61 per cent of Canadian condominium (“Condo”) owners don’t know or incorrectly assume their building’s insurance will cover damage to another unit from

How To Encourage Millennials To Drink Responsibly

By: Paul Aziz PSFK Aug. 13, 2013 Alcoholic beverages company Diageo launched ‘Think How You Drink’ as a CSR campaign to convey the importance of drinking responsibly to millennial consumers. The campaign taps into the consumer segment’s sense of shame and embarrassment in a humorous manner to avoid being ‘preachy’. The video content spotlights various drunken walk styles

Why paying millennials by the hour is a mistake

By: Eric Chester Fast Casual Aug. 13, 2013 Q. What’s the simplest way to pay an employee? A. Wage per hour. Simply multiply the number of hours worked by the agreed upon hourly wage, subtract taxes and presto — a paycheck! Hourly compensation has been a staple of the free enterprise system since Rosie fastened

How Small Businesses Can Build A Relationship With Millennial Customers

By John Mason, General Manager of IBM‘s Midmarket Business Forbes Aug. 12, 2013 By 2017, millennials –- those consumers now in their mid-teens to mid-30s –- will have more spending power than any other generation in history. This is also a generation that has grown up with information at its fingertips, and isn’t afraid to use — or share

Can You Actually Teach A Millennial How To Do Social Media?

By: Dorie Clark Forbes Aug. 6, 2013 Go ahead, try to “teach” today’s typical college or graduate student how to use Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Reddit. As Forbes’ Mark Fidelman reported last year, many graduate programs aren’t even trying – perhaps because of ossified course approval processes, which often take years to get new material into the
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