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Humour

MARCH 2018:

WHAT ABOUT OTHER SPECIAL DAYS WHICH COINCIDE? / A WIDER RANGE OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS / TOP 10 CONTEMPORARY SIGNS OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY / LIFE LESSONS FROM THE WINTER OLYMPICS

FEBRUARY 2018:

TRAVEL TIPS

JANUARY 2018:

ADDING VALUE / YOU KNOW IT’S TIME TO MOVE ON

DECEMBER 2017;

TOP 10 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR 2018 / THE UNTAPPED INSURANCE MARKET / 10 ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES FOR SELF-IMPROVEMENT

NOVEMBER 2017:

TOP 10 ‘BLACK FRIDAY’ SHOPPING REALITIES / A MULTIDIEMSIONAL PALETTE / HOW TO INCREASE BUSINESS AS MUCH AS 500%

OCTOBER 2017:

TOP 10 DARWINIAN HALLOWEEN ESCAPADES – INEVITABLY REVISED / TOP 10 FRIDAY THE 13TH ARCHIVE NOTES / EVEN MORE BREAKING NEWS

SEPTEMBER 2017:

MORE BREAKING NEWS / TRAVEL ON SALE

AUGUST 2017:

TOP 10 MODERNIZED FORTUNE COOKIE MESSAGES / URBAN VS RURAL DRIVING / TOP 10 WAYS TO SURVIVE WAITING AT AIRPORTS

JULY 2017:

GOING ON HOLIDAYS MESSAGES / TOP 10 RENOVATION CONCERNS

JUNE 2017:

TOP 10 LESSER KNOWN CANADA 150 EVENTS / TOP 10 ESOTERIC FATHER’S DAY GIFTS / THE SCHADENFREUDE OF HAVING A DOPPELGANGER

MAY 2017:

LIFE LESSONS FROM BILLIONS / TOP 10 THOUGHTFUL EXPRESSIONS TO HONOUR MOTHER’S DAY

APRIL 2017:

TOP 10 POTENTIAL SURPRISES OF CARIBBEAN GETAWAYS

MARCH 2017:

TOP 10 SIGNS OF THE BEGINNING OF SPRING IN CANADA / TOP 10 MODERN SIGNS OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY

FEBRUARY 2017:

TOP ‘UNDER THE RADAR’ AWARD SHOWS / TOP 10 2017 VALENTINE DAY SAYINGS / AT THE END OF THE SLICED BREAD / WHAT WE’RE SENSING

JANUARY 2017:

LIFE LESSONS FROM ANGIE TRIBECA / ‘HEADLINES REVISITED’ PART TWO

DECEMBER 2016:

TOP 10 NEW YEAR’S ‘WITHOUT A BOX’ RESOLUTIONS / ‘HEADLINES REVISITED ‘ / TWERE THE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS / LIVING AN ACRONYM FILLED LIFE / MISTAKES IN SELECTING A TARGET AUDIENCE / RECOMMENDATIONS TO RENT

NOVEMBER 2016:

TIME TO EVALUATE / GREEN BUYS & CYBER / BLACK DAY IN NOVEMBER / A GRADE OF B / A CUTE STORY

OCTOBER 2016:

RE-ANIMATED DARWINIAN HALOWEEN ESCAPADES / A ROCK VERSUS A SOFT PLACE / GUIDANCE FOR NEANDERTHAL THINKERS / TOP 10 CANADIAN THANKSGIVING GRATITUDES

SEPTEMBER 2016:

DEBATE DO’S & DON’TS / BLENDED GENRES AT A SCREEN NEAR YOU / MODERN RULES OF ORDER / THE EXPURGATED VERSIONS / THE LABOUR DAY STATISTICAL TRANSITION

AUGUST 2016:

CONSUMER AGREEMENT STIPULATIONS / POTENTIAL SUMMER OLYMPIC SPORTS / THE AWARDING EXPERIENCE / LIFE LESSONS FROM ‘THE SIMPSONS’ / ESOTERIC TERMS & CONDITIONS / IMPLICATIONS OF PARTIALLY OBSERVED HOLIDAYS

JULY 2016:

SURVIVAL OF THE FITNESS / PASSWORD WAS ONCE (MAINLY) A GAME SHOW / GETTING CARDED / IF THEY CAN DO THAT… / CREATIVE HOT WEATHER WARNINGS / TEN MORE ‘AGELESS’ MARKETING IDEAS / TEN ‘AGELESS’ MARKETING IDEAS

JUNE 2016:

TOP 10 BENEFITS OF THE OFFICIAL START OF SUMMER / LIFE LESSONS FROM “THE NEWSROOM” / HOW DEEP IS YOUR BUCKET LIST?

MAY 2016:

SUBJECT TO INTERPRETATION / TOP 10 BENEFITS OF SPRINGTIME HEAT / AN ALTERNATIVE TO MEDITATIVE MINDFULLNESS / ‘WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY’ / TOP 10 OMITTED CENSUS QUESTIONS

APRIL 2016:

TOP 10 BENEFITS OF THE APPEARANCE OF SPRING / SOME ‘BUTS’ ABOUT IT

MARCH 2016:

TOP 10 SIGNS OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY (REVISITED) / IT STARTED TONGUE-IN-CHEEK / BUMPER HEADLINES FOR 2016

FEBRUARY 2016:

CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART LI / LITTLE KNOWN GOVERNMENT BUDGET MEASURES / WHAT IS SUITABLE / TOP 10 ‘COPING WITH WINTER’ ACTIVITIES (REVISITED) / APPLICATIONS FROM BINGE WATCHING / ANOTHER TOP 10 LESSSER VALENTINE’S DAY SAYINGS / TOP 10 LESSER VALENTINE’S DAY SAYINGS / BEING HUMOUROUS WITHOUT BOUNDARIES / TOP 10 PROVOCATIVE COMMUNIQUES FROM PETS / THE DEEPER MEANING OF GROUNDHOG DAY

JANUARY 2016:

TOP 10 TIPS TO EFFECTIVE GOAL ACHIEVING / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART L / TOP 10 LOST EPISODES OF ‘THE X-FILES’ / TOP 10 THINGS ENTREPRENEURS CAN LEARN FROM SURVIVAL SHOWS / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XLIX / TOP 10 WAYS TO COPE WITH MARKETS TURBULENCE / HUMOUROUS ANALOGIES

DECEMBER 2015:

TOP 10 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS (Revisited) / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XLVIII / TOP 10 LITTLE KNOWN HOLIDAY SEASON TRADITIONS (Revisited) / TOP 10 SNOWLESS WINTER SPORTS / TOP 10 JOYS OF HOLIDAY SHOPPING / TOP 10 MODERN ETHEREAL MYSTERIES / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XLVII / TOP 10 LITTLE KNOWN OR APPRECIATED HOBBIES

NOVEMBER 2015:

CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XLVI /  TOP 10 BENEFITS OF LESS DAYLIGHT / TOP 10 OMINOUS FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH HAPPENINGS / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XLV

OCTOBER 2015:

TOP 10 DARWINIAN HALLOWEEN ESCAPADES / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XLIV  / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XLIII / TOP 10 POTENTIAL COLLECTIBLE COIN SERIES FROM THE CANADIAN MINT / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XLII

SEPTEMBER 2015:

TOP 10 ALTERNATIVE ELECTION SIGNS / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XLI / TOP 10 NEBULOUS BIRTHDAY PRESENTS / TOP 10 WAYS TO USE HUMOUR IN SPEECHES / TOP 10 LABOUR DAY ACTIVITIES / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XL

AUGUST 2015:

TOP 10 UNASKED QUESTIONS OF WINNERS’ FAMILIES / TOP 10 SIMPLEST ELECTION PROMISE SOLUTIONS / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXXIX / TOP 10 BIZARRE CITY BY-LAWS & POLICIES / TOP 10 UNCOMMON FORM EVALUATIONS / TOP 10 WISTFUL RESPONSES TO RUDE SITUATIONS / TOP 10 YIN & YANG WITH HAVING SUMMER VISITORS / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXXVIII  / TOP 10 REASONS FOR AN EXTRA-LONG POLITICAL CAMPAIGN

JULY 2015:

CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXXVII / TOP 10 ‘URBAN OLYMPICS’ EVENTS / TOP 10 NON-QUALIFYING PAN AM SPORTS / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXXVI / TOP 10 LESSER KNOWN ‘BLACK FRIDAY’ DEALS / TOP 10 WAYS TO COPE WITH HOT WEATHER / TOP 10 TORONTO PAN AM GAMES – UPDATE / TOP 10 THRILLS OF HAVING THE PAN AM GAMES IN TORONTO / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXXV / TOP 10 QUESTIONABLE DRIVING BEHAVIOURS

JUNE 2015:

TOP 10 WAYS TO RECOGNIZE CANADA DAY / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXXIV / TOP 10 WAYS TO CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXXIIi / LOW TECH MAGIC TRICKS YOU CAN TRY AT HOME / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXXII / TOP 10 WAYS TO DEMONSTRATE GOOD DINING & CONVERSATION ETIQUETTE / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXXI

MAY 2015:

TOP 10 WAYS TO MAKE AN INTRODUCTION OR FIRST IMPRESSION / TOP 10 WAYS TO DISPLAY LEADERSHIP / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXX / TOP 10 TRAVEL INSURANCE CONCERNS / TOP 10 TV LATE NIGHT TRANSFORMATIONS / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXIX  / TOP 10 TIPS FOR STORYTELLING / TOP 10 WAYS TO CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXVIII  / TOP 10 WAYS TO OVERCOME FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

APRIL 2015:

CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXVII / TOP 10 WAYS TO RECOGNIZE EARTH DAY / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXVI / WAYS TO MAKE TAX FILING SEASON MORE ENJOYABLE / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXV / TOP 10 BUREAUCRACY ‘SHOULD BE’ RULES’ / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXIV / TOP 10 EASTER ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITIES

MARCH 2015:

TOP 10 STRATEGIES FOR COPING WITH ENDLESS WINTER WEATHER / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXIII / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXII / TOP 10 SIGNS OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY / TOP 10 BENEFITS OF THE END OF WINTER / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XXI / LESSER KNOWN IMPACTS OF THE SWITCH TO DST / MY CUSTOMER APPEALS / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XX

FEBRUARY 2015:

CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XIX / LESSER KNOWN AWARDS SHOWS / SNL – 40th ANNIVERSARY OPUS / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XVIII / LESS POPULAR VALENTINE’S DAY SAYINGS / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XVII

JANUARY 2015

CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XVI  / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XV / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XIV / SPOILER ALERT! / TOP 10 WORKING APHORISMS TO START THE NEW YEAR / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XIII

DECEMBER 2014

TOP 10 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS  / TOP 10 ‘COPING WITH WINTER’ ACTIVITIES / TOP 10 ‘BOXING DAY’ PROMOTIONS / TOP 10 LITTLE KNOWN HOLIDAY TRADITIONS & CAVEATS  / TOP 10 COMPETITIVE ‘SHOULD BE’ SPORTS RULES / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XII / THE PSEUDO COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART XI  / MEMORABLE QUOTE # 15 / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART X / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART IX

NOVEMBER 2014

IN THE BLACK / CLICHÉS UPGRADED – PART VIII / EVEN YET STILL MORE CLICHÉS UPGRADED / YET STILL MORE CLICHÉS UPGRADED

OCTOBER 2014:

TOP 10 HALLOWEEN CLICHÉS / STILL MORE CLICHÉS UPGRADED  / YET MORE CLICHÉS UPGRADED / EVEN MORE CLICHÉS UPGRADED / MORE CLICHÉS UPGRADED

SEPTEMBER 2014:

CLICHÉS UPGRADED / THE MYSTERY OF THE CURTAIN RODS / TWO TRUE KINDS OF PEOPLE / FOR WHOM THE POLL CHIMES

AUGUST 2014:

THIS COLUMN BROUGHT TO YOU BY… / MORE TOP 10 TIPS / TOP 10 SALES TIPS / DID YOU KNOW… / HOW ARE YOU? PERFECT!

JULY 2014:

THE BARREL IS ALWAYS DEEPER – PART 5 / CANADA DAY – CELEBRATE OUR HERITAGE

JUNE 2014:

THE BARREL IS ALWAYS DEEPER – PART 4 / THE BARREL IS ALWAYS DEEPER – PART 3 / THE BARREL IS ALWAYS DEEPER – PART 2 / THE BARREL IS ALWAYS DEEPER – PART 1 / MORE EUPHEMISMS FOR ONTARIO ELECTION RESULTS / EUPHEMISMS FOR ONTARIO ELECTION RESULTS

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