Dan Levy had quite ably carved a place for himself in entertainment by hosting MTV Live, acting in a handful of series, and appearing in a Tina Fey film, all without the help of his famous father. But when he came up with the concept for a TV comedy called Schitt’s Creek, about a wealthy family who suddenly loses their fortune and are forced to live in a motel in a backwater town they bought as a joke, he did what he’d resisted doing for years: he turned to his dad, legendary comic Eugene Levy. Click here or on the icon above to read all about how the series came together, in my latest piece for Emmy Magazine.
It’s smart to keep your hand on your hip when on a crowded bus or train, in case a pickpocketing passenger is lurking nearby. But in today’s high-tech world, sneaky fingers can steal your private information without it ever leaving your pocket. Contactless credit and debit cards are embedded with a radio-frequency identification (RFID) microchip and antenna that transmits information to wireless payment terminals, making for quick and easy transactions, but also quick and easy loss to thieves. To find out more, and how to protect your cards, click here or on the icon above to read my latest piece for Connected Rogers.
You’ve come up with a brilliant invention or business idea that will change the world, and bring you fame and fortune in the process. But before you unveil it, you need to protect your bright idea from green-eyed copycats. To find out how, click here or on the icon to the left to read my latest piece for Connected For Business.
Walk in for a routine checkup, walk out with information that could save your life. Dentists and dental hygienists are looking at more than your pearly whites when they tell you to open wide. Researchers are discovering an association between poor oral health and certain diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, Crohn’s disease, cancer and stroke. And more than a family doctor, who may not be as familiar with the many intricacies of the mouth, your dentist has the training, the tools and the eye to spot more than just a cavity. To find out what that is, click here or on the icon above to read my latest piece for Yahoo!
It’s killed a soccer star and a super model. It’s even overpowered a Superman and a man of god. Now it’s claimed stage and screen star Patty Duke. This indiscriminate assassin is sepsis, and most people have little understanding of what it is and how easily it could affect them. That’s because the word “sepsis” isn’t used as often as it should be to explain cause of death. For more information on the condition, and who else it’s taken down, click here or on the icon above to read my latest piece for Yahoo!
Here’s a sobering stat: half of all small businesses fail in five years. Why? A rush to judgment. According to a study by Intuit Canada, nearly 70% of entrepreneurs thought their ideas were so surefire that they launched their companies within six months of concept; one-third did it in a month. Had they taken the time to fully develop their idea, things might have turned out differently. To find out how to be sure your vision is viable, click here or on the icon above to read my latest piece for Connected For Business.
What do Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian, Charlie Sheen, Kim Jong-un and the blowhard in the next cubicle have in common? They’re all narcissists, to varying degrees (and there are many degrees). They’re drunk on an over-inflated sense of self, have an insatiable need for adoration and validation, and have little patience or empathy for others. Narcissistic celebrities and co-workers can be annoying; those in positions of power can be dangerous. A healthy self-esteem, on the other hand, is vital to well-being and success. To learn about the differences, click here or on the icon above to read my latest piece for Yahoo!