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Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …

Cycling

Conquering the mental challenges of prepping for a big race

The Boston Marathon is less than a month off and, as usual before a big race, I'm getting jittery, nervous and excited. But during these last weeks of training for my second run on the storied course, I've also been feeling something more akin to dread.<p>My worry is not about running a race where, …

Marathons

Funding announcement hints that foreign-aid efforts increasingly focus on mining industry

The federal government is providing added funding aimed at boosting transparency in the extractive sector, a sign Ottawa's foreign aid efforts are becoming increasingly focused on the mining industry.<p>International Development Minister Christian Paradis said Saturday that he believes mining …

Mining

Obama warns of 'fallout' for Israel if peace effort fails | News Home | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, issuing a veiled warning to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the eve of talks, said in an interview published on Sunday it would be harder for Washington to defend Israel against efforts to isolate it internationally if U.S.-led Middle East …

South Asia

Professional Juggler Creates Crazy Hinge System

Sweden-based Erik Åberg has created a rather crazy system of hinging cubes together. Even more interesting is his background: Åberg is a professional …

This Is The First Public Art Installation To Use Google Glass

Head on over to the National Portrait Museum if you want to try out Google Glass (and see some art, I guess).<p>Artist David Datuna has an ongoing series called “Viewpoint of Billions,” in which a large collage is layered over with different optical lenses. But for his newest entry in that series, …

Seven days, seven salads: See if you can do better than these delicious lunches

(Tad Seaborn for The Globe and Mail<p>1. Virtuous Greens<p>Kale and Brussels sprouts team up in what may (surprisingly) become one of your favourite combinations. Tender textures and bright, fresh notes from the lemon deliver lots of flavour, and matchstick strips of Granny Smith apple add a tart …

How to tell when your memory loss is normal – and when it’s dementia

<i>Welcome to Health Advisor, where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us</i> @Globe_Health<i>.</i><p><i>This is the first instalment of a series that will explore the question: Am I Normal?</i><p>It's hard not to be fascinated by the abnormal in …

Feast Your Eyes on Dubai’s World Record-Setting New Year’s Fireworks Show

Forget Times Square, the place every photographer wishes they were on New Year’s Eve 2014 (or is it 2013?) was Dubai. Why, you ask? Because this year …

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

12 Shoes for 12 Lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz: Part 1

Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has never been one to be afraid of pushing the boundaries and his latest project entitled 12 Shoes for 12 …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

Every single Black Friday deal you need to know about

Black Friday

'This isn't Toronto,' sheriff says after U.S. mayor's drug arrest http://cbc.sh/oUU2NZR "We will not tolerate illegal drug activity, in my jurisdiction, by anyone to include our elected officials." What's your response to his comments?

Why franchise consultants shouldn't be drafting your disclosure documents

As a lawyer, I'm often asked to do work that isn't, strictly speaking, "legal work."<p>Rather than pretend to be an expert in a field I'm not trained in, I often direct my clients to accountants, business valuators, advisers and franchise consultants. This is especially true in cases where clients are …

Small Business

Free Design Resources: UI Kits

I thought it would be a good idea to find more freebies around the web for you guys. These are some very useful UI Kits for those moment when you're …

Try It Now

These two stocks are rare – they pass both growth and value screens

<i>John Reese is CEO of</i> Validea.com <i>and Validea Capital, and portfolio manager for the National Bank Consensus funds. Globe Investor has a distribution agreement with Validea.ca, a premium Canadian stock screen service.</i> Try it<i>.</i><p>'You can't have your cake and eat it, too": For centuries, mothers have …

This App Is A Roll Of Duct Tape For The Internet Of Things

Billing itself as the Napster of the connected world, MakerSwarm wants to inspire a new generation of engineers.<p>MAYA Design is working to give every man, woman, and child on the planet a superpower. Just as the <i>X-Men’s</i> Magneto can detect the metal within and control it with his mutant powers of …

Robert Seidel's Fountain Projection is a Real-Life 'Fantasia'

Disney's fantasy movie "Fantasia" gave us all false hope when it comes to the magic behind composing music (and hanging out in forests in general). …

Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

Natural Gas

Unique Warped Window at Londons Church of St. Martin

<i>East Window</i> is a striking, site-specific design that unexpectedly warps a large church window into a visually intriguing abstraction. The installation, created by Iranian artist Shirazeh Houshiary, is located in the east window at Church of St. Martin in the Fields (Trafalgar Square, London). …

Architecture

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

Surreal Photos of Singapore's Solar-Powered Supertrees

Is it just us or do these trees look like something out of a sci-fi movie or, the very least, digital paintings? Sure, there's a bit of post processing done to these images but, for the most part, these are actual photos of Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Back in 2009, we posted on …

Arunachal Pradesh

6 Science-Backed Reasons To Go Read A Book Right Now

In a world of omnipresent screens, it can be easy to forget the simple pleasure of curling up with a good book. In fact, a HuffPost/YouGov poll of 1,000 U.S. adults found that 28 percent hadn't read one at all in the past year.<p>But the truth is that reading books can be more than entertainment or a …

See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

It’s a Google Earth after all. At least according to a new map detailing each country’s most visited websites.<p>An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global Internet Empires–but we already kind of …

Google Earth

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

Bridges

Selling your home? Steer clear of biases like the ‘IKEA effect’

<i>The following article is from</i> Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine.<p>In classical economics it's assumed that humans are self-interested actors who can make rational decisions toward their own goals. No economist would argue that homo economicus, economically rational man, exists in reality; they …

Canadian Real Estate