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Last-minute guide to the Oscars®
If you’re among the many who’ve seen few (or even none) of the movies nominated for an Oscar this year, you can still enjoy Sunday’s Academy Awards show with your friends and family. By dividing the nominees into must-sees, nice-to-sees, everyone’s-already-seens and wish-we’d-seens, the Yummy Mummy Club has the Best Picture race covered.
Use these capsule descriptions to guide your weekend viewing as well as last-minute Oscar pool picks. And don’t forget the Canadian angle: One best-picture nominee (Argo) is about what’s known as the Canadian Caper on this side of the border, and another (Life of Pi) is the dramatization of an award-winning Canadian novel.
Oscar movie must-sees
Where’s the best place to save your money?
Should you stash your cash in an RRSP or a TFSA? That depends, says money maven Gordon Pape in the Toronto Star’s Personal Finance section. Your age, goals and income, whether you have a good pension and whether you think you’ll need government support during your retirement — all make a difference.
TFSA or RRSP — try these tests
The future of performance management?
With an increasing number tasks being performed online, Toolbox goes one step further and imagines a workplace where your boss is not only off-site, he/she’s also not actually human. In this scenario, a machine would handle most day-to-day matters, and human-to-human contact would be reserved for personal or strategic issues.
My boss is a machine and I LIKE it!
How to buy a dress for success
When throw-away fashion just won’t do, it’s time to spend some real money on a high-quality frock. The Hip and Urban Girl’s Guide lists what to look for in an investment dress, and how to be sure you’ll get your money’s worth of wear out of it.
5 tips for choosing an investment dress
Twelve steps to beating a food addiction
If your relationship with food is making you unhappy, you might be a compulsive eater. In Girl Get Strong, a food addict shares her story of how she hit bottom and started to climb back up, thanks to a 12-step program and a strict diet.
Secret confessions of a true food addict and how to overcome it
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