Are you thinking of becoming a real estate agent? Real estate is a rewarding career, but it takes certain skills, hard work and dedication. Since real estate is an interpersonal field, there are certain personality traits needed that will help you build trust and form relationships with your clients. These include excellent communication skills, organizational abilities, problem solving, resourcefulness, honesty, tact, self-motivation, and persistence, to name a few. As there are over 100,000 people in Canada with a real estate license, the competition is fierce. For example, the number of members in the Toronto Real Estate Board now exceeds more…

Having properly running water in your home is vital to your quality of life. Sometimes, however, you may find yourself in a precarious situation when you discover that it has stalled. Even worse, actual hot water may have even halted completely. You don’t have to panic if this arises. There are usually several reasons as to why that may be the case.

There are people who only display serious yet functional office supplies on their desks. And there are people who work surrounded by fun gadgets and cool, colourful objects. Those are often the ones who know how to make their coworkers smile or laugh during a boring, or stressful day.

Have you ever wondered why wine glasses are shaped in such a strange way? Why the long stem, and delicate glass that makes them so easy to break and tip over? More recently, we’ve seen the introduction of stemless wine glasses, which have essentially changed the rules of how to hold a wine glass. Wherever you are, whatever event you are attending, and whoever you’re with, it’s best to know the right way for how to hold a wine glass, so you’re always set to impress. Learn the following eight ways on how to hold a wine glass:

3D printing is a wonderful technology that has many incredible uses in our world today. As 3D printers become more common and affordable, you’ll probably have some questions or even concerns about the technology. Maybe you think it looks cool and you’re kind of interested in seeing what the fuss is all about, but you’re hesitant to purchase your own machine (or use a publicly available one, such as one at your local library). We understand your hesitation! Any kind of new tech should be open to questions and comments. In this blog post, we’re going to take a look…

The possibilities when it comes to 3D printing are very exciting. In addition to endless opportunities when it comes to design innovation, 3D printing is also more accessible to the average person than it has ever been before. What being said, a lot of things being 3D printed tend to be a bit useless, trinkets or ornaments that are interesting for about five minutes before they get tucked away never to be seen again. That doesn’t need to be the case though. 3D printers are a wonderful new technology that has lots to offer. Below are twelve most useful things…

Cardboard is pretty amazing, when you think about it. The thing is nobody really thinks about it, do they? Yet, we probably see cardboard every day. Millions of tons of cardboard are used every year all over the world. It has many impressive characteristics. Businesses know this and that’s why it is used every day in the business world.

There’s no shortage of irritating events and obstructions that you encounter when you’re driving. Comedians have an entire routine about the hazards and irritants that occur on the road. Cars that don’t signal, cars that never turn off their signal, cyclists who ride closer to the road than they should, ignorant joggers obsessively listening to earphones. Even red lights can prove to be an irritant – particularly when they’re no synched properly. For one neighborhood, if can take up to a million dollars to properly sych the light system, forcing the city to just ignore the problem rather than fix…

Starting a company can be quite risky, stressful and challenging. Factors such as startup capital, legal requirements and assets needed are critical when starting a new business. The first step to starting a new business is finding a need or a gap in the market and conducting in-depth research to understand how to meet these needs. The challenge is beginning your business ventures with minimal capital outlay, although there are a variety of loans online and other business financing methods available if you need them. Get a mentor with a strong track record of success in the industry to keep…

Ouch, my back! How many times do you say this in a day? If it is more than you can count, then perhaps it is time that you learn if you are suffering from something way more serious than just an abnormality and a weekly occurrence. It could be a chronic health condition or it could the beginning of perpetual daily pain. Either way, it is important to first identify the symptoms of your back, then seek out solutions, and then finally visit a doctor.

Every manager eventually comes across an employee that’s tough to deal with, negative, and who has to be coached. What one may consider a ‘difficult employee’ likely has a reason for being the way they are. They may be dealing with a difficult situation at home or there may be another issue of some kind that needs to be addressed. Don’t let yourself be held hostage by employees who aren’t cooperating.

If you have a dark room with no light or windows, you will want to ensure the wall paint is light or bright pale colours to help brighten up your room. You don’t have to always choose white. There are lighter creme, blue, gray and purple shades that you can use. When buying your paint, ensure to find a company that offers an unlimited paint palette. You should also seek out a company that offers a free colour consultation and an image gallery to see all the projects they have completed.

Insects are hugely annoying pests and, unfortunately, there are many different types that are quite common in households across the country. Nobody likes to open up their cupboards to see ants scurrying away (or worse – cockroaches!). You don’t want your bowl of fruit to end up housing a swarm of fruit flies. And what about the more dangerous insects, like weevils or germ-filled flies?

When you are about to buy or sell a home, it is extremely easy to find an agent. It seems like just about everyone and his dog is a real estate agent. Finding an agent to represent you will be no problem whatsoever. However, the problem is in getting the right person. It is imperative to make this selection right. For example, if you saw an ad on a bus, you could quickly note it down. However, you must use different means as well. You could ask for referrals and other methods.

Phones can get viruses. Did you know? It is less likely to occur on your phone than on your computer. Like any device which we use to access the internet and to communicate with others, your phone can get a virus. And as phones have become more and more a part of our everyday lives, the number of viruses has also increased. There are some who claim that iOS is immune. This is not true, viruses on iOS are rarer, but they do happen. These viruses get into your phone through apps that you download, emails, texts and web pages.…

Working in the aviation industry comes with many rewards. That said, pilots can still face their fair share of negatives. For some, it’s the dream job they’ve always wanted and then there are others who find out pilot work isn’t like anything they expected.

You have plenty of options when it comes to mail packaging these days. In fact, it is easier than it has ever been before to send all sorts of things by post. Mail solutions are easy to use, environmentally friendly, and even come in fun and customizable designs. Although your options will vary from company to company, here are some of the most popular types of mail packaging that you can use next time you have a special item to send.

From the very beginning, the telephone has been used as an instrument of direct communication between business associates. The first message transmitted by telephone was sent by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. Bell called his assistant Thomas Watson to say, “Mr. Watson—come here—I want to see you.” Though brief, Bell’s message quickly identifies the purpose of the call and clearly states what he wants, anticipating some of the basic telephone etiquette that still applies in business communication today. Today’s business leaders, entrepreneurs and skilled customer service professions who assist clients in an inbound call centre all know that much of…