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Wanted: A summer vacation

The warmer weather is on its way (we hope), bringing with it school-free days for kids and hopefully some well-earned vacation for yourself. It may be difficult to pry yourself away from the confines of your cubicle, but some experts argue it’s essential to our well-being and productivity. Cornerstone Dynamics president Adriana Girdler says working…

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Beep, buzz, ping

With all of the tweets, beeps and buzzes distracting us while we work, it can be hard to stay on task. CornerStone Dynamics’ president Adriana Girdler of Burlington – an entrepreneur herself – has penned some productivity hacks to make sure you don’t lose your focus and fall behind. To start, silence it all, Girdler…

Now: Mark Korcyznski is a creative blacksmith. Then: He shifted from previous careers in grahics, automotive, and food industries.

Careers 2.0 – starting over

Does your career need a reboot? Here’s the place for inspiration. Hamilton Business reporter Natalie Paddon talks to 10 brave people who completely reinvented their work lives. She finds out: Why they did it. Where they succeeded. Where they failed. Here are  some of the lessons learned. “I went from the frying pan to the fire…

Sixteen varieties of tomato grow in the Cillis garden.

How Oliver’s gardens have grown

Oliver Allen-Cillis was six years old when he saw some kids in the Sherman-Barton-Street area picking through recycling bins.   When his mom Stacey explained they were probably collecting bottles and cans for money so they could buy necessities, including food, Oliver had a suggestion. The family was trying to raise funds for a trip…

A collection of music, sport and art

Behind the scenes at a recording studio (think Abbey Road!), and a ping pong palace Amy Kenny The Hamilton Spectator From Oh! Darling to Ohsweken – the console at Jukasa Recording Studio spent more than a decade at Abbey Road before coming to Jukasa. Besides just being a great story, says head engineer Darren Magierowski,…