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Clearing the air

Rain might ruin a picnic, but when it comes to air pollution, it can actually be a really good thing. This is because, on rainy days, most of the common air pollutants and pollen in the air are washed away, helping to increase the quality of the air. This phenomenon is called Wet deposition.

To be more scientific: ‘Wet deposition’ refers to the natural processes by which material is removed (‘scavenged’) by atmospheric hydrometeors (cloud and fog drops, rain, snow ) and delivered to the Earth’s surface. A number of different terms are used more or less synonymously to describe this phenomenon—such as ‘precipitation scavenging’, ‘wet removal’, ‘washout’, and ‘rainout’. 

As a result, getting your steps in on days that are gray and cold can be especially important, especially considering the importance of exercise for mental and physical health.


CPP Retirement pension

You must be at least 60 years old and have made at least one valid contribution to the CPP to qualify. Valid contributions can be either from work you did in Canada, or as the result of receiving credits from a former spouse or former common-law partner at the end of the relationship. You should apply in advance of when you want your pension to start. The monthly amount is based on your average earnings throughout your working life, your contributions to the CPP, and the age you decide to start your CPP retirement pension.


Workplace Stigma

1 in 5 employers believe that age discrimination occurs in their organization. 

76% of employers see older workers’ experience as crucial to their success. 

54% of workforces agree that an age-inclusive team would increase productivity.


Drink up

Water is crucial for brain health. Science suggests that even 2% dehydration can decrease your cognitive abilities. Afternoon slumps and mid-day unproductivity is often symptoms of dehydration. You should start your day with a tall glass of water and sip water throughout the day.


Preventing distracted driving

1) Put away loose objects

2) Properly secure children and pets

3) Avoid eating, drinking and grooming while behind the wheel

4) Set your phone on do not disturb

5) Organize GPS, playlists or podcasts before you leave.



Here are a few tips to help you lose weight; do not skip breakfast, eat regular meals with plenty of fruit and vegetables, be more active, drink plenty of water, eat high fibre foods, use a smaller plate and read food labels.

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