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Ageism in the Workplace

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Over 45 and Struggling At Work? You're Not Alone
You can find anti-bullying, anti-smoking, anti-racist and anti-discrimination groups of all kinds online, but regardless of how hard you look you will find little information on age discrimination laws that are in effect across every province of Canada. According to a 2013 joint CARP-Ceridian study, “ageism discrimination against mature workers exists within the Canadian corporate culture, despite how far we like to think we have come.”

In the U.S. the Age Discrimination in Employment Act forbids employment discrimination against anyone at least 40 years of age, and in the EU a ban on age discrimination was introduced with varying consequences.

Age of the Worker Does Not Define Capability
There is no truth in the assumption that our flexibility, capability and knowledge is defined by our age. When I first studied Multimedia Computer Design Applications over age 35, I was concerned that my age would preclude my being able to achieve …

Beet Greens Boost Health

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Beet Greens – Don’t Throw Them Out!
As a life-long borscht maker, I only recently discovered the value of beet greens.

According to nutrition data, beet greens are very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. They are also a good source of Protein, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
Livestrong says that beet greens boost the nutrients in any dish they're added to. Even though some nutrients, especially vitamin C, are lost when greens are cooked, when you compare a 1-cup serving of raw to cooked beet greens, you gain more nutrients from the cooked version.

We know how delicious borscht is, winter or summer. But to add that extra addition to your diet, make sure to steam your beet greens. Your body will thank you - and you will feel better!