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Charities in trouble? How millennials are changing how we give

By Devlyn Lalonde If you are a charity you may be looking at the next generation of donors and scratching your head. You might have seen contradictory articles, telling you that millennials are both the most and the least charitable generations in modern history.  Much has been written about this subject and the answers to […]

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Millennials save but why don’t they invest?

By Devlyn Lalonde We asked millennials for their outlook on their personal finances and their views on investing. Overall, we found that while most millennials are savers, few are investors. While three quarters of millennials have their money in their savings accounts only 41% put their money in growth vehicles likes stocks, bonds, or government […]

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What’s the Deal with Meal Kits

By Oksana Kishchuk The meal kit industry has taken off in Canada and is currently valued at more than 120 million in the total global meal kit market of 2.2 billion. Meal kit subscriptions offer convenience, customization, and worry-free meal prep like no other offering in the food industry. The promise of a fresh, quick, […]

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The Millennial Market of eSports

The global phenomenon of the eSports industry is only continuing to gain more traction, and you guessed it, it’s powered by millennials. For those who don’t live behind their computer screens, eSports are digital competitions between players of electronic games. Console (think Xbox and PlayStation) and computer games are the most popular, and players either […]

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Millennials Not on Vacation

Can’t imagine the workplace without you? Does logging off your work account stress you out? Does spending your paid vacation days on the beach frighten you? If you said yes to any of these questions, then you’re not alone. It’s July and vacation season is underway, but not for millennials. Despite the abhorrent number of […]

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Give me a Tip? Give me a Break!

Let’s be honest, the conversation about tipping can be uncomfortable for millennials – especially since CreditCards released their study results that determined Millennials are terrible at it. It thereafter inspired many other articles in the past few days titled along the lines of, “Millennials are the Worst Tippers”. The first thought that struck me when […]

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OUTSOURCED Part 3: Peer Networks: The Currency of Trust

Outsourced By Callista Ryan How do we decide whom and what we place our trust in? Generally, you trust your parents and family members because you were born into their lives. You typically trust your spouse because there is an underlying attraction which facilitates its development. But how do you trust a stranger? How do […]

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OUTSOURCED Part 2: In Peer, I Trust: Outsourcing Our Minds to the Web

Outsourced By Callista Ryan Looking for a place to eat out tonight? Well, if you’re like most people you probably started your hunt with a web search of “top 10 restaurants in (insert your location here)”. Dozens of lists from search engines to local bloggers accompanied with a ranking and sometimes hundreds of reviews appear. […]

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OUTSOURCED Part 1: The Peer Employer: No References Required

Outsourced By Callista Ryan The world used to be a simpler place. To get a job you would visit prospective employers, hand in your resume, provide prestigious references, and wait for your call back. Today, the hiring process is more invasive than it has ever been. Before hiring, employers will view as many social media […]

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Will June 7th belong to the millennials?

By Callista Ryan   There is less than a week till June 7th – election day for the province of Ontario.   There is a question looming over the heads of Ontario’s political parties. That is, whether millennials will turn up to vote or not and if they do, where their votes will be cast. This […]

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