Abraham Adams

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How Brampton, a town in suburban Ontario, was dubbed a ghetto

Author Noreen Ahmed-ullah poses at a South Asian strip mall in Brampton on Friday. (Mark Blinch/The Globe and Mail)<p>I live in a suburban Ontario town where the visible minorities are now the majority.<p>Brampton – a.k.a. “Browntown,” “Bramladesh”or “Singhdale” – is just like the nicknames imply: mostly …

Toronto

This Helpful Chart Shows You the Best Time to Book Your Flights

CheapAir analyzed 1.2 million trips to determine the answer.<p>Even if you're a world traveler with the biggest case of wanderlust ever, admit it: you still find booking flights intimidating. It's a complicated process, since there are so many airlines and prices are constantly fluctuating, making it …

Air Travel

The 18 best outdoor date ideas of all time

Summertime is quickly approaching, which means the days are getting longer and summer Fridays are just around the corner. The warmer months also …

CRA guides tax filers with new Auto-fill online service

The savings from filing your income tax return online keep piling up.<p>A growing number of tax apps and software products are now free, but that's only half the story. Under a new service called "Auto-fill my return," the Canada Revenue Agency is teaming up with providers of some tax apps and …

Even in death, Scalia is reshaping the American landscape

<i>David Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of U.S. politics.</i><p>Perhaps the death of no one else in the United States would so profoundly transform the country as Saturday's sudden passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin …

How to figure out if your partner is right for you

People all across the country say those words in the run-up to February 14 and the Valentine's Day holiday.<p>Whether you're asking a brand new paramour or a long-term partner, the question can evoke feelings both of romantic uncertainty and possibility.<p>But for the well-being of ourselves and our …

High Blood Pressure

What Canada can learn from Sweden about housing bubbles: Nothing

Currency analysts at Bank of Nova Scotia believe the Canadian dollar’s “petro-currency” status may be about to weaken.<p>Don’t get the wrong idea. The loonie’s ties to oil will remain, but possibly weaken, according to strategists Shaun Osborne and Eric Theoret.<p>“Weak oil prices have been closely …

Go beyond dairy for the calcium your body needs for good bone health

For years we've been told by governments and health organizations to drink milk to build strong bones and keep them healthy as we age. Health Canada, for instance, recommends consuming milk (or fortified soy beverages) every day to get essential nutrients, particularly calcium, for bone …

In Canada, Justin Trudeau takes pipelines in a new direction

It's getting harder to build an oil pipeline in Canada.<p>In 2013, when TransCanada Corp. proposed a cross-country pipeline that would be among the longest in the world, the Conservative Party was in power and the project's approval seemed a given.<p>But the new Liberal government of Prime Minister …

Five myths about borrowing money to invest

There's a new family in town. They're my neighbours, and I met them for the first time this past summer when their dog paid a visit to our home and stole my underwear. (No, I wasn't wearing it at the time.) It was out on the clothes line drying (Carolyn likes to air dry our laundry from time to …

World-class whine: Why Ottawa's haters are wrong

If Ottawa isn’t like other capitals, writes Paul Wells, it’s because Canada isn’t like other countries<p>My friend Andrew Cohen is vexed that the city …

Can changing your mealtimes make you healthier?

<b>Many people want to eat more healthily but find it difficult to change their diet. So what happened when Michael Mosley altered not what he ate, but when he ate?</b><p>We've known for some time that altering the time at which you eat can affect your weight and metabolism. At least if you are a mouse.<p>Based …

Body Fat

Here are your New Year’s investing quiz queries answered

After last week's New Year's investing quiz, dozens of readers asked me to explain certain answers. The "rich uncle" question, in particular, had a lot of people scratching their heads.<p>If you haven't taken the quiz yet, you can take it online here.<p>I'll get to the rich uncle in a moment.<p>First, I'll …

The dean of London Business School shares 4 skills you need to become a global leader

Why? Because the higher your function, the more opportunities you have to make a difference in your community.<p>That was one of the main findings of the World Economic Forum's Annual Global Shapers Community Survey, in which more than 1,000 millennials from 125 countries participated.<p>But what if we …

London Business School

How the Canadian dollar would crumble if the oil shock gets even worse

Canada added 23,000 jobs in December, surpassing expectations as gains in health care and education offset losses in the accommodation and food services, The Globe and Mail’s Rachelle Younglai reports.<p>The jobless rate remained at 7.1 per cent for the second consecutive month, according to …

Does Bernie Sanders Understand He's About To Abolish The Credit Card Industry And Cause A Recession?

I came across something in Salon which, even for there, seemed to me to be a very odd thing to be celebrating. Which is a speech Bernie Sanders gave in which he threatened to pretty much kill off the entire credit card industry. That isn’t, of course, what he thinks he said but it is the meaning of …

Best new ways to save money

From an app that pumps up your card rewards to tools for finding the great college your family can afford, here's how you can …

A habit that takes less than 5 minutes a day has made all the difference with my money

It can take a while to form new ones: 66 days on average, up to 254. The good news is that some of the most valuable habits are also the simplest ones.<p>Consider my go-to money habit, for example: <b>I take five minutes at the end of each day to record everything I bought.</b><p>I simply open my Excel …

Personal Finance

11 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got a Job in Public Relations

You might never figure out the perfect work-life balance.<p><b>1. You don't have to major in public relations, but it will be harder to get into the industry if you don't.</b> I went to a liberal arts college and studied sociology. The people who majored in PR do have a significant leg up, so if you study in …

Ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became<p>interestedobsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to “get a part-time job.”<p>But …

Personal Finance

I spent 5 years studying rich people, and here are the 9 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

What secrets about managing money do the rich know that the average person doesn't?<p>I spent five years trying to answer that question. I asked 233 millionaires 144 questions and discovered that the rich have certain specific money habits we all should adopt immediately.<p>Below are some strategies that …

Study Skills

7 steps to get rich, from a 90-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

The "secret" to getting rich is not much of a secret at all.<p>"It is practical. That which one man knows can be taught to others," George S. Clason writes in his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon."<p>Clason's collection of parables, based in the ancient city of Babylon, starts …

Personal Finance

How to invest $500

If investing feels like a rich person's game, it's not your imagination: Many online brokers impose initial deposit requirements of $1,000 or more. Mutual funds, a common investment choice with close to $16 trillion in U.S. assets, often have similar minimums.<p>But that doesn't mean you should sit on …

Investing

7 Things to Do and Never Do While Dating

Welcome to the world of dating, where you'll meet folks from all walks of life and always get a little more than you bargained for. Sifting through potential suitors can be confusing, as people put on their best face in the beginning. But if you apply a bit of mindfulness, you can discern who's a …

Relationships

The 'American Dream' is over

Not only do they know the economy-and their financial security-is one crisis away from meltdown, they're also fed up with all the official gerrymandering of data to make the economy appear healthy.<p>The American Dream-characterized by plentiful jobs offering living wages, security and opportunities …

Economics

Why Broke People Stay Broke

I wish I had a $1 for every time I received an email asking, "How can I afford personal development if I'm broke?" I'd likely take more online classes than I do now. What else would a self-proclaimed self-help junky do with such a windfall?<p>My response is typically the same. "Personal development …

Self-improvement

10 skills that are hard to learn but pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>In an effort to ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.<p>Effective time management …

Self-improvement

8 Quick Brain Teasers to Challenge Your Attention and Memory

Look­ing for some fun, and free, cog­ni­tive stim­u­la­tion this Decem­ber? Here you have a few quick brain teasers to challenge your atten­tion and your work­ing mem­ory-the abil­ity to keep infor­ma­tion in your mind while work­ing on inte­grat­ing, pro­cess­ing it.<p>Given them a good try...they …

The Brain

How to save $1,500 — and then turn it into an income machine

<i>Fool contributor Kay Ng owns shares of FORTIS INC, Royal Bank of Canada (USA), and TELUS (USA).</i><p>One thing we can do for ourselves is to save early and …

When “The Office” is Wal-Mart: “Superstore” tackles workplace comedy with an eye on the minimum wage

<b>(NBC)</b><p>NBC’s promising new comedy focuses on Amy and Jonah, two young workers at a discount mega-store in Middle America<p>Sonia Saraiya<p>November 30, 2015 11:58pm (UTC)<p>This story has been corrected since it was originally published.<p>“Superstore,” an upcoming NBC comedy that is airing a sneak peek of its …

TV