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Faking Your Way through a Snow Day

There’s lots to hate about the winter. The way it scales your knuckles and breaks your back. The way it kills your gym dedication and deprives you of on-street parking. The way it makes everythingharder.  But there is an upside to this cruel season and it...

How Not to Get Sick in 2019

January—with all of us fat and sweatered-up, back in our office chairs in thick mounds of Christmas wool, our knuckles chapped and our spirits sagging—is a month ripe for sickness.  We are more likely to get colds at this time of year than any other, courtesy of...

2019: A Work Odyssey

There’s nothing like a New Year—white as a snow field, as full of potential as an untried recipe—for reinvention. And that’s no more the case than in the workplace. So what if the boss dogged your ass for all of 2018 or if Doug in accounting kept eating your granola....

The Holiday Party, With Regrets

’Tis the season of the holiday party and all its attendant follies. Think hazy encounters with your supervisor outside the bathroom stall, spiked careers around the spiked punch bowl, crushed egos amidst the crudité.  How egregious the follies, as it turns out,...

How to Work 100 Hours a Week and Still Have a Life

Nobody, Elon Musk tweeted on Monday, “ever changed the world on forty hours a week.” When a Twitter user asked just how many hours one needs to put in to “change the world,” Musk suggested anywhere between eighty and more than 100 weekly. “Pain level increases...

How to Murder the November Blahs at Work

It’s mid-November and everyone’s hurting. The reality of summer’s retreat is hard to ignore and the cold weather’s got you by the wrists. The days are short, the skies are grey and you look like a dork in your toque. Worse, work sucks because the same cheerless gloom...