To look smart at Saturday night dinner

News moves quickly. A look back at the notable events of the week, just to give you a head start in time for your weekend dinners.




Ways to reduce stress

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There are solutions to better organize our work… and improve our productivity as well as our satisfaction in the office.

Does returning to work mean reconnecting with overflowing email systems, multitasking and, consequently, exhaustion? However, there are solutions to better organize our work… and improve our productivity as well as our satisfaction in the office. In a stimulating interview with our columnist Marie-Eve Fournier, neuroscientist Sonia Lupien, author of the book Stress at work vs. work stress, explains to us what science teaches us. A very enlightening read which will certainly fuel discussions between friends, and around the coffee machine!

Vaping: protecting our adolescents

PHOTO OLIVIER JEAN, LA PRESSE ARCHIVES

A little more than one in three young people in secondary school vapes in Quebec.

The most recent figures reveal that a little more than one in three fifth-year secondary school students vapes. Public health experts are worried. Quebec reacted, in particular by banning the sale of products with flavors other than tobacco. However, journalist Charles-Éric Blais-Poulin recently told us that the industry manages to get around this rule by offering attractive aromatic additives… alongside vaping products. How can we truly limit the appeal of vaping? By tightening the screws on the industry, illustrated our columnist Philippe Mercure this Thursday. “The health of our adolescents is at stake,” he recalled.

Salaries of more than $100,000 in the public sector

PHOTO MARTIN TREMBLAY, LA PRESSE ARCHIVES

Teachers on strike in Montreal on December 22

The strike was long and some teachers had to resort to going to food banks to get enough to eat before Christmas. Their mobilization was, fortunately for them, not in vain. With the increases granted by Quebec, teachers who have more than 13 years of experience will now earn a little more than $100,000. Columnist Francis Vailles has calculated the new salaries of many public sector employees, even nurses, who do not yet have an agreement with the government.

Talking about money with your children

PHOTO DAVID BOILY, LA PRESSE ARCHIVES

In eight out of ten Quebec families, financial questions have already been discussed with the children, reveals a recent survey.

Good news: in eight out of ten Quebec families, financial questions have already been discussed with the children, reveals a recent survey carried out for the Financial Planning Institute. But, underlines journalist Marc Tison, certain important questions, such as long-term project planning and investments, remain little addressed. However, it is better to start early to protect your back, as Nicolas Bérubé explains in his most recent newsletter, called “Why your twenties are the best time to get rich”. Good to know this season of resolutions!

A (surprising) text about Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift

A surprising article about Taylor Swift published in the New York Times has caused a lot of talk (or shouting, it depends) at the start of the year. Anna Marks wonders if the singer who sits at the top of all the charts hides from her audience that she is in fact lesbian or bisexual. However, this hypothesis is not based in any way on facts, but rather on a series of “clues” that are sometimes truly far-fetched. “Reading this text literally gives you hallucinations,” writes columnist Mario Girard, who denounces a contested practice and, to use his words, completely outdated:outing.


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