Cliff on January 18th, 2016
"The incentives that govern the actions of financial sector employees tend to reward speculation, rather than long-term wealth creation."

From +The Economist: http://ow.ly/XeRLh

Finance and economics: What’s wrong with finance | The Economist

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"Justin Roy Dupuy's right leg was amputated above the knee last October, where the main tumor was. He suffers from a rare form of cancer called sarcoma."

"Since then, he's been using an artificial leg paid for by Quebec's medical insurance board, the RAMQ — but he says the leg, which costs about $20,000, doesn't allow the geological engineer the mobility to do field work."

"Making matters worse, he discovered that if he had lost a leg in a car accident, instead of to cancer, he would have been eligible for a mode advanced leg which would allow him to work in the field, walk up and down hills, and swim. The leg, called the Ottobock Genium X3, costs about $110,000."

"Roy Dupuy suggests the issue lies with his public insurance — if he had been involved in a car crash, he would have had to deal with the automobile insurance board (the SAAQ), and not the RAMQ."

"Despite lobbying from technicians at his rehab center, the RAMQ has indicated it won't pay for the Genium X3 limb. He's raised more than $7,000 in the first 48 hours the page has been up."

From CJAD 800 – News. Talk. Radio.: http://ow.ly/WOIqy

Cancer patient turns to crowdfunding for new prosthetic leg
A 26-year-old man who lost his right leg to cancer is has now turned to crowdfunding to buy a new prosthetic limb.

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"Some days, the road to becoming healthier or more fit is fraught with bumps, obstacles, and confusing junctions. It might feel easier to just throw in the towel because dealing with these hazards can be such a hassle, but before you give up, try to imagine your alternate reality to renew your motivation."

From +Lifehacker Vitals: http://ow.ly/VSe6f

Think About Your Alternate Reality When You Feel Like Giving Up On a Goal
Some days, the road to becoming healthier or more fit is fraught with bumps, obstacles, and confusing junctions. It might feel easier to just throw in the towel because dealing with these hazards can be such a hassle, but before you give up, try to imagine your alternate reality to renew your motivation.

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Kalotem offers innovation services to startups as well as small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). / Kalotem offre des services d'innovation aux start-up et aux petites et moyennes entreprises (PME).

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Cliff on November 19th, 2015
"With the Holidays quickly approaching, the struggle to maintain work/life balance is top of mind. We don’t need another article explaining that there is a struggle. So instead, here’s what real entrepreneurs in the trenches are saying about how they try to find some balance."

From FounderDating: http://ow.ly/UQO5a

The Truth About Work/Life Balance At Startups
With the Holidays quickly approaching, its hard to balance work/life. Here’s what real entrepreneurs in the trenches are saying on how they find a balance.

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