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Carrick on money: The secret Craigslist for rich people

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>The insider's guide to negotiating your telecom package</b><br>A former telecom industry insider wrote this how-to on working the system to save money on cable TV, …

The 11 Untold Secrets of Menu Design

A CIA study showed that if a dollar sign is used in the price, diners are more likely to buy cheaper options. Even more so for euros or pounds, as those symbols are terrifying to the eye and the wallet.<p>Restaurants think about more than just whether to add pretty pictures when they're designing a …

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Modern Hostels -- They Do Exist! -- For the Low-Budget, High-Style Traveler

Forget no-frills lodging; today's new brand of hostels offers cool decor and plenty of perks. Sounds too good to be true? Well, we've got the scoop on hostels that pack a wow factor with upscale amenities, contemporary comforts, prime locations, and good food.<p>Forget no-frills lodging; today's new …

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The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Siamese fighting fish

These stunning portraits show Siamese fighting fish seemingly floating in mid air, displaying their long, flowing fins and brilliant colours. Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich uses specialist lighting and crystal-clear water to capture exuberantly finned and coloured varieties of <i>Betta</i> …

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This

I know. You have an image to keep up! Your public demands more information! Still, take a pause before you post.<p>The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?"<p>"I like to ride bikes, but I wouldn't call myself a cyclist," I said. "I'm nowhere near that …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

There are coastlines and then there are real dramatic coastlines like this: http://huff.to/19beWfs Where are you favourite spots where land meets water? Photo: Minube

11 Keys To Happiness From Other Cultures

You can hoard all the shot glasses you want on your next trip, but they’re not going to guide you to a higher echelon of personal fulfillment.<p>Take home a cultural souvenir instead! These 11 habits from other cultures are small changes that could mean big payoffs in your happiness levels. Try one …

Another way to avoid roaming rate shock: Telgo travel SIM cards

Why would you want to bother swapping out your smartphone's SIM card with one from the U.S. when you travel south of Canada's border? Let me give you a pair of painfully personal examples of why, for smartphone users at least, it's a very good idea.<p>Last January, despite having signed up for an …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Profiles<p>Atlanta’s realest rapper doesn't say much—but when he does, we listen.<p>By Samuel Hine20 hours agoView More<p>Editors' Picks<p>Your new summer secret …

8 Cultural Differences Between America And Other Countries

Lose your tooth in Greece? Better toss it on the roof. Here are some cultural discrepancies that might strike you as bizarre while you're abroad.<p><b>1. When kids lose their teeth in Greece (and reportedly other countries), they throw them on the roof.</b><p>According to one source:<p>The tooth is... thrown up on …

TV’s new season: Silliness, sex and generational conflict

There's a scene in a feeble, weirdly out-of-date sitcom called <i>Welcome to The Family</i> that nails the discombobulated state of comedy in the U.S. culture today. A character says: "When did this become about me having issues with Latinos? I have an issue with <i>that</i> Latino."<p>The show posits neighbourhood …

The Sushi Smackdown: Battle Kitsilano

Welcome back to Globe B.C.'s Saturday Morning Sushi Smackdown. This intermittent series features one-on-one matches between noted sushi restaurants in the same price class and neighbourhood.<p>For our second challenge, Battle Kitsilano.<p>In one corner we have Octopus Garden, a colourful sushi restaurant …

This Amazing Commercial From Thailand Will Make You Cry

Have a box of tissues ready before watching this incredible advertisement from Thai communication provider TrueMove H. The three-minute segment warmed the hearts of thousands since being released and serves as a powerful reminder of the power of being kind without expecting something in return.