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Wish You Had More Time To Listen To Music? You’re Not Alone

As we grow older, the amount of time we spend listening to music diminishes. Interest in new music seems to peak in our early 20s. After that, we tend to cling to the music we discovered in our youth. There

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Old School Music Formats Making An Impressive Comeback

You’ve probably heard that vinyl sales have increased for 11 straight years. Can you guess what other old school music technology is also making a comeback? The image above should provide a clue! Vinyl boasted a 22% jump and CASSETTE

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Low Value Of The Loonie Has Many Canadians Re-Thinking Vacation Plans

All of those beautiful TV ads for Newfoundland & Labrador might really pay off this year. The lower loonie has Canadians rethinking their summer travel plans. In a recent BNN.ca poll, 40 per cent of respondents said they would stay

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Which Companies Are Canadian’s Sending Their CVs To?

Homegrown tech companies and the country’s big banks dominate a new ranking of the companies Canadians most want to work for. The ranking, put together by the social media site LinkedIn, named TD Bank the country’s most desirable place to

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The Resurgence In Vinyl Album Sales Continued In 2017

The revival of ‘vinyl’ continued in 2017. Judging by the numbers, it’s clear people needed more Beatles records for their turntables. Two of the band’s classic albums took the top two spots on the year-end sales chart for the resurgent

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2018 Vacation Trend – Revisiting A Childhood Destination

Canada was named The New York Times top travel destination of 2017, on account of Canada 150 celebrations. For 2018, travel company Booking.com has some predictions for popular international getaways. In a survey of 19,000 travelers across the globe, nearly

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Airbnb’s Top 10 Most Booked Travel Destinations For 2018

Travel trends for next year? Well, if Airbnb bookings are any indication… It’s not so surprising to find that the most popular cities for Airbnb bookings are: Tokyo, Osaka, and Paris, followed closely by cities like New York City, London,

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Game Of Thrones Inspires A New Trend In Baby Names

I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Game of Thrones names are showing up on baby name registries these days. Game of Thrones cast members have common names that you’d find in our world, as well as fictional

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Greater Ottawa-Gatineau Region Population Tops 1,450,000

Ottawa’s population continues to increase, with western suburbs seeing largest growth in 2016. Here’s a quick snapshot of trends, from the City of Ottawa’s 2016 development report, which was published this week. – The City of Ottawa’s population at the

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Netflix Data Shows Interesting Patterns In Our Viewing Preferences

Does this ring true with you? Netflix tapped into user data from 22 countries over six months to find trends in viewing patterns. Netflix found that users were 34 percent more likely to watch comedies in the morning than any

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When Did You Start Outgrowing Your IKEA Furniture?

At some point in our lives, the IKEA furniture we purchased in our 20s and 30s tends to get replaced with furniture from more upscale stores. A student loan startup in the U.S. called ‘Earnest’ has done the number crunching,

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