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Academic takes on Vancouver’s housing-supply ‘myth’

In Vancouver, the detached house owner is often vilified. So too, is the resident who protests density.<p>They are vilified by what one academic is calling "the housing supply myth," which is the belief that we need more housing in order to lower costs. It's an argument commonly used by politicians, …

Cannabis is Canada’s moment to lead the world

Sometimes it takes someone from outside Canada to make us realize what a great thing we have going.<p>A few years ago, a Brazilian investment firm, 3G Capital, bought Canadian coffee icon Tim Hortons. In 1995, Labatt Brewery was swallowed up by Interbrew from Belgium, which was in turn merged with …

Best app ever lets you create your own Trump Executive Order memes

You've seen the memes: President Trump proudly displaying the latest Executive Order, only the text has been replaced with a kid's drawing. Or a …

Ed Royce

A Finder's Guide To Facts

Are we really in a post-truth era? Somebody on the Internet said so. Many people, actually.<p>The presidential campaign was filled with falsehoods. Our president-elect no longer poses as a truth-teller: Aides and supporters say we should not take him literally. That's good for him, since he endorsed a …

Journalism

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Markets

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

Forget the office perks and show how you really care

Sorry, but free M&M's just aren't going to cut it anymore.<p>Early in Google's heyday, much was made of the company's fun and loose corporate culture: the massage chairs, foosball tables and of course, cafeterias offering up free food with snack closets full of gratis goodies, including M&M's.<p>Such …

5 Super-Useful Things You Can Do With Your Old iPhone

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Virtual Reality

It Only Takes 5 Minutes to Become a Morning Person

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>How you start your day sets the context and your mindset for the rest of the day.<p>Yet, most …

Zano Micro-Drone is Tiny, Autonomous, and Equipped with Optical Image Stabilization

Micro-drones are typically thought of as more of a toy rather than a tool. If you want to capture real recreational aerial footage, you buy a bigger, …

5 Non-Evil Ways to Get People to Do What You Want, From Dan Pink

I’ve posted about getting people to like you, winning arguments and FBI methods for negotiation — but let’s take it to the next level.<p>There are ways …

of-towners for live music and good drinks

You can only spend so much time stuck in the house surrounded by mountains of food and hordes of visiting family during the holiday. If you're …

The home security device that's always listening

For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?<p>A new …

Google adds 36 university campuses across the US and Canada to Street View

Google today announced it has added 36 new university campuses across the US and Canada to Street View in Google Maps. Want to go on a tour of a school without actually driving there and you know, walking? Done.<p>The addition will be useful for college applicants, their parents, and anyone else in …

Could even Facebook become a convert to privacy?

The mining of personal data drives profits at Facebook and Google – but companies could give users more control<p>The stunning $19bn Facebook paid last week for messaging service WhatsApp has made all of the headlines. But tucked away in the announcement of the deal is an interesting comment from …

Researchers close in on experiments that could solve physics' 'biggest single problem'

The theories of quantum mechanics and general relativity have held up time and again at describing the physics of our universe at a micro and a macro scale, but when it comes to gravity, the two pose a major problem that physicists haven't been able to resolve: for certain interactions, the two …

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P3: Toward Privacy-Preserving Photo Sharing

@inproceedings {180333,<br>author = {Moo-Ryong Ra and Ramesh Govindan and Antonio Ortega},<br>title = {P3: Toward Privacy-Preserving Photo Sharing},<br>booktitle …