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Hint's & Tips
3

ACCOMMODATIONS
13

7 WAYS TO ENLARGE YOUR LIVING SPACE
15

9 TIPS EVERY STUDENT SHOULD KNOW TO PREVENT FIRES
14

HOTEL EXTRAS
18

Check In / Out Times
18

Continental Breakfast
20

Free Internet
20

In-Room Fridge And Microwave
18

Parking
18

Recreational Facilities
18

Student Discounts
18

HOTELS HIDDEN COSTS
20

Bottled Water
20

Mini Bar
20

Phone Calls
20

KEEPING YOUR LIVING SPACE TIDY
17

Clean And De-clutter Surfaces Regularly
17

Clean The Fridge Out Weekly
17

Create A Schedule
18

Do Your Dishes Immediately After Eating
17

Do Your Laundry Once A Week
17

Relax
18

Stock Up On Cleaning Supplies
18

Throw Out Your Garbage
18

LOOKING FOR ACCOMMODATION
16

Ask To See The Property In Person
16

Get To Know The Area
16

How To Avoid Being Scammed Online
16

It’s Too Good To Be True
16

They Want Your Money Up Front
16

SAVING FOR LAUNDRY DAY
20

SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU CHOOSE A ROOMMATE
13

Cleanliness
14

Finances
14

Guests
14

Lifestyle
13

Noise
14

Safety
14

Substances
14

HOUSING CONTACTS
13

HOW TO “GREEN“ YOUR HOTEL STAY
21

Adjust The Temperature
22

Do Not Disturb
21

Hang Your Wet Towel
21

Recycle
22

Take Shorter Showers
22

LANDLORD RESPONSIBILITIES
26

Can a landlord enter a tenant’s unit?
28

Can a tenant change the locks?
29

Can the landlord change the locks?
29

Does a landlord have to renovate a rental unit before a new tenant moves in? Or, renovate it after the tenant has lived there a couple of years?
28

Maintenance And Repair
26

Can a tenant withhold rent because their landlord isn’t properly maintaining their building or unit?
27

What should a tenant do if repairs are needed to their building or unit?
27

Who is responsible for maintaining the unit?
26

When does a landlord have to turn the heat on? What temperature does my landlord have to keep my apartment at?
27

What can a tenant do if their landlord does not turn on the heat?
28

Who is responsible for garbage removal?
27

Who is responsible for snow removal?
27

MOVING TIPS
31

Finishing Off
31

Getting Ready
31

Packing
31

NEED A PLACE TO CRASH
31

NEGOTIATING YOUR RENT
25

It’s Worth A Shot
26

Strategies That Work
25

PLANNING TO LIVE ON CAMPUS
32

Advise For Students And Parents
32

Find Your Life Style
32

Privacy, Safety And Security
32

Take Advantage Of The Advantages
32

Three Square Meals And Then Some
32

ROOMMATE AGREEMENT
22

Conflict Management
25

Three Suggestions For Being A Considerate Roommate
22

Topics To Discuss With Your Roommate
22

TENANT’S RIGHTS
13

How Long Does An Eviction Take?
13

THE WONDERS OF VINEGAR
20

Athletes Foot
21

Dandruff
21

Fleas
21

Handy Vinegar Uses Around The Home
21

Lice Shampoo
21

To Remove Nits
21

Types Of Vinegar
21

Weight Loss
21

YOUR RENT
29

Can a landlord ask a tenant to pay money to update their rent deposit?
30

Can a landlord charge a person a deposit or a fee to rent a unit?
31

Does a landlord have to give rent receipts?
29

What information must be provided in a receipt?
30

Does a landlord have to notify a tenant of a rent increase?
29

How is the rent on a rental unit decided?
29

How much can a landlord legally increase the rent each year?
29

How often can the rent be increased?
29

If a tenant is late with their rent, what can the landlord do?
30

When is the rent considered to be late?
30

AUTOMOTIVE
73

AUTO INSURANCE
74

Lowest Rates
74

Star Ratings
74

AUTO CARE
73

FINDING A FUEL EFFICIENT RIDE
75

THE KEY TO GETTING AND KEEPING YOUR LICENCE MIGHT BE BY PICKING THE RIGHT DRIVING INSTRUCTOR
75

TIPS FOR BUYING A VEHICLE
73

Avoid Any Seller Who
73

Buying Vs Leasing
73

COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS
70

CHOOSING A SMARTPHONE
70

Cell Phone Carriers
71

Platforms
71

Who Tracks Your Phone Calls
71

HABITS FOR HIGHTLY SECURE INTERNET
71

Have A Critical Eye
71

Passwords With Strength
71

Secure Your Internet Connection
71

Sharing A Computer? Be Careful
72

Stay Protected And Updated
71

Using HTTPS Whenever You Can
72

LAPTOPS Vs TABLETS
70

Tablets Biggest Limitations
70

Will Tablets Replace Laptops?
70

PROTECTING DATA FROM GOOGLE
72

EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) Has These Tips For You
72

Google’s Motto Is “Don’t Be Evil”
72

CORPORATE SPONSORS
96

DINING OUT
56

ANTIOXIDANT FOODS
66

Antioxidant Foods
67

What Are Free Radicals?
67

What Produces Free Radicals?
67

DINING OUT AND WATCHING YOUR WEIGHT
63

Ask For Substitutions
64

Enjoy Sauces On The Side
63

Have Just One Piece Of Bread
64

Order Foods Grilled Instead Of Fried
64

Share Entrées Or Get Leftovers To Go
64

Start With Soup Or Salad
63

Take A Pass
64

EATING HEALTHY
56

Eating Smart: A Key Step Towards Healthy Eating
57

EAT SMART! WHEN YOU EAT OUT
61

Help With Finding Healthy Restaurants In Toronto
61

FACTS ABOUT THE NUTRITION LABEL
65

FOOD AND NUTRITION
56

FOOD ASSISTANCE
56

HEALTHY EATING SIMPLIFIED
57

Fibre
58

The Two Types Of Fibre Are Soluble And Insoluble
58

Carbohydrates
57

Putting Protein Into Perspective
59

Vegetables And Fruits: Vitamin Antioxidant And Fibre Powerhouses
59

Whole Grains Consumption For Long-Lasting Healthy Carbohydrate Energy
58

Make Sure You’re Really Getting Whole Grains
58

HEALTHY SPICES NUTRITION FACTS
65

Culinary Uses Of Spices
66

Spices Are Categorized Botanically As Follows
65

Why Spices In Our Diet?
65

Nuts, Seeds, Beans, And Tofu: Alternative Sources For Healthy Proteins
60

SOME FOOD FACTS
64

BBQ Tips: Meat Math
65

Some Facts About A Few Popular Food Myths
64

Support Your Health And The Environment By Eating Locally Grown Food
60

TIPS TO DINE OUT ON A BUDGET
63

TIPS TO SAVE YOUR DOUGH ON FOOD
64

Some Smart Shopping Ideas For Those Who Cook At Home
64

TOP 10 TIPS FOR EATING OUT
61

WHEN YOU DO EAT OUT
62

Appetizers
62

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
33

BODY LANGUAGE BLUNDERS
35

Arms And Hands
35

Eye Contact
35

Mirroring
35

Smile
35

BUILDING YOUR RESUME
35

Contact Information
36

Content
36

Education
37

Interests
37

Key Personal Skills
36

Other Skills
37

References
37

Reverse Chronological
36

Skill Based Vs Reverse Chronological
36

Skills Based
36

Work Experience
37

EMPLOYMENT WHILE STUDYING
34

TEMPORARY OR LEASED EMPLOYEES
35

TERMINATED FROM A JOB?
38

How To Get What You Deserve
38

Top Resume Tips
37

WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED
33

WORKING AND STUDYING
34

The Cons
34

The Pros
34

While It’s Difficult To Lay Down Guidelines Here Are Some Factors To Be Considered
34

FINANCIAL & LEGAL
90

CANADA’S COURT SYSTEM
91

Outline Of Canada’s Court System
91

FINANCIAL FITNESS
92

BMO Suggests All Students Should
92

FINDING FREE MONEY FOR SCHOOL
91

Show Me The Money
91

LEGAL
90

LEGAL AGES
92

MONEY MISTAKES AND TIPS
93

How To Manage Your Money
93

Three Biggest Money Mistakes
93

SAY NO TO SCAMS
92

Tips On How Not To Be Scammed
92

THE ONTARIO STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
90

Application Deadlines For OSAP
90

Applying For OSAP
90

OSAP Appeals
91

OSAP Loan Default
91

OSAP Loan Overpayment
91

HEALTH & BEAUTY
76

BENEFITS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
87

Is Cosmetic Surgery For Me?
87

Risks Of Plastic Surgery
88

What To Expect From Having Plastic Surgery
89

CHOLESTEROL
83

What Do I Need Cholesterol For?
83

What’s Meant By “Good” And “Bad” Cholesterol?
83

Where Does Cholesterol Come From?
83

CONDOM SENSE
82

COUNSELLING PSYCHIATRIC & CRISIS SUICIDE PREVENTION
76

EXERCISE AND WORKOUT TIPS
85

FACIAL MAKE-UP TIPS
85

FAMILY COUNSELLING / SERVICES
76

KEEPING FIT
83

10 Exercise Misunderstandings
83

NUTRITION AND WEIGHT CONTROL
77

QUIT SMOKING
79

SEXUAL AWARENESS
81

Herpes
81

Other symptoms of primary herpes may include:
81

Symptoms Include
81

STEROIDS
85

SUBSTANCE ABUSE
76

SUGAR FACTS
79

Some Truths About A Few Popular Food Myths
79

TIPS TO STAY HEALTHY WHILE IN SCHOOL
82

WALK-IN & AFTER HOURS MEDICAL CLINICS
80

WHAT TO DO AFTER UNPROTECTED SEX
80

The Morning After Pill
80

What Not To Do
80

INFORMATION & RESOURCES
5

DRIVING IN ONTARIO
7

Consider Your Driving Options
7

Drinking And Driving
8

Driving Outside Ontario
7

Some Demerit Points
7

Stunt Driving / 50km Over
8

Why Fight Convictions?
8

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY STUDY FOR AN EXAM
9

Eat And Drink
10

Figure Out Your Study Methods
9

Find A Study Buddy Or Group
9

Keep Calm
9

Know What Material Needs To Be Covered
9

Make A Study Plan
9

Memorize
9

Organize Before Your Exam
10

Show Up On Time
10

Study The Important Topics First
9

OTTAWA AND ITS HISTORY
6

Museums & Historic Sites Of Ottawa
7

SLEEP
10

Remedies To Sleepless Nights
11

Bedroom
11

Keep A Journal
11

Keep The Noise Level Down
11

Relaxation Techniques
11

Sleep Cycle
11

Stop Trying So Hard
11

Getting Sleep When Stressed
10

Why You’re Not Sleeping
10

Anxiety
11

Caffeine
10

Cortisol
10

Over Scheduling
10

Over Thinking
10

UNDERGRADUATE GRANTS AND BURSARIES
8

USEFUL CONTACT NUMBERS
5

Assistance
6

City Information
5

Discrimination & Harassment
5

Legal / Credit Bureau / Tax
6

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transsexual Services
6

Medical Contacts
5

Parks & Recreation
5

Sex / Birth
6

Sexual Information
5

Sleep Disorders
5

Television & Radio
5

OUT & ABOUT
45

BATHING SUITE TIPS
55

9 FLIRTING TIPS WHEN OUT AND ABOUT
53

1. Know What You Want And What Is Reasonable To Expect
53

2. Make Sure Your Hair Is Clean And Your Body And Breath Smell Good
54

3. Charm And Whit
54

4. When You Buy A Woman A Drink, That Is All You Are Buying
54

5. Don’t Do The Rounds Of A Group Of People
54

6. Concentrate On Making Conversation, Not On Getting A Date
54

7. Give Genuine Compliments
54

8. Don’t Get Nervous
54

9. If You Ask For Their Phone Number, Be Sure You Intend On Using It
54

CLUB DRUGS
46

DRINKING AND THE HANGOVER
45

ECSTASY
45

If E Makes You Feel So Great Then Why Is Everyone Condemning It?
46

HOME SECURITY TIPS FOR WHEN YOU ARE GOING AWAY
49

HOW YOU CAN AVOID GETTING YOUR DRINK SPIKED
46

KARAOKE TIPS AND ADVICE
52

PARTYING
49

Get Creative: Top 10 Party Theme Ideas
50

Seven Safe Party Tips
49

So here’s a list of our top 10 to get you started:
50

1. Letter
50

2. Anything but clothes (ABC)
50

3. Hollywood/Suit up
50

4. Graffiti
51

5. Rubik’s Cube
51

6. Around the World
51

9. Stoplight
52

10. Heaven or Hell
52

POISON IVY & OAK
48

How Does Poisoning Happen?
48

How Do I Identify The Plants?
48

How Do You Deal With The Rash?
48

What Are The Symptoms Of Poisoning?
48

SAFETY TIPS
46

SOCIALIZING TIPS WHEN OUT AND ABOUT
47

Keep Your Hands To Yourself
47

Knowing Limits
47

Know What Is Reasonable To Expect
47

More Than Just Looks
47

Personal Presentation
47

See You Again
48

Sell Yourself Without Buying Consideration
47

Venues And Getting Out
47

THINGS NOT TO WEAR ON A FIRST DATE
53

TIPS FOR GOING TO THE BEACH
54

Essential Items:
54

TOP 10 PLACES FOR A FIRST DATE
52

SHOPPING & DISCOUNTS
39

A BETTER BARTERING SYSTEM
43

CONSUMER PSYCHOLOGY
40

CREDIT TIPS
40

Beware When Rectifying Your Credit
41

Know Your Rights
41

LAYAWAY ANOTHER WAY TO PURCHASE
40

OTTAWA OUTLET SHOPPING
42

Shop And Pay Less For All The Best Name Brands
42

The Solution
43

The Trap
43

What Your Getting Yourself Into
43

Why You Should Avoid “Buy Now Pay Later”
42

PROTECT YOURSELF SHOPPING ONLINE
42

SAVING TIPS
44

THE TRUTH ABOUT SHOPPING REBATES
39

After Purchasing A Product That Has A Rebate
39

TIPS ON SAVING MONEY
41

Discount Flyers
41

Five Thrifty Tips
42

Is Less Better?
41

Save Money On Groceries
42

Try Before You Buy
41

Semester Timetables (printable)
94

Weekly Timetable (printable)
95