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Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Time I

How to Pitch a Brilliant Idea

Coming up with creative ideas is easy; selling them to strangers is hard. All too often, entrepreneurs, sales executives, and marketing managers go to great lengths to show how their new business plans or creative concepts are practical and high margin—only to be rejected by corporate decision …

Creativity
Art

How the rise of Canada is in some ways greater than even America’s

The countries that are today the G-7 leading democratic economic powers all underwent radical political changes between 1865 and 1871. The United …

Canadians feel for aboriginals, but our patience for too many insults has limits

It seems the federal Liberals are starting to pay a price for their arrogance. It is a cautionary tale for others including aboriginal militants …

Father Raymond J. de Souza: In Newfoundland, Canada’s history as a nation is given its truest expression

ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND —Strictly speaking, Canada 150 is a misnomer here, as Newfoundland only joined the Confederation in 1949. Yet Newfoundland …

When Squirrels Attack

A cautionary tale<p>Summertime in Washington, D.C., sometimes seems like an exercise in survival. There are swampy heatwaves in a region where the standard dress-code includes a blazer. And a metro that always seems to be catching fire.<p>But also: squirrel attacks.<p>“I was attacked by a squirrel while …

Squirrels

How East and West think in profoundly different ways

Psychologists are uncovering the surprising influence of geography on our reasoning, behaviour, and sense of self.<p>As Horace Capron first travelled through Hokkaido in 1871, he searched for a sign of human life among the vast prairies, wooded glades and threatening black mountains. “The stillness of …

Psychology

How to build a business that lasts 100 years

If you want to build a business that lasts, there may be no better place to look for inspiration than your own immune system. Join strategist Martin …

APIs
Literature

Toppling the Idol of 'Shareholder Value'

Once it was a good idea to link CEO pay to the stock price. But the practice has gone too far.<p>"Maximizing shareholder value" is one of those concepts that falls under the adage, "Be careful what you wish for." I know this because, a long time ago, I was one of those wishing for it.<p>It seemed like …

American Airlines

The 'Pernicious Nonsense' Of Maximizing Shareholder Value

<i>The Economist</i> recently declared maximizing shareholder value to be “the biggest idea in business.” It may well be the biggest idea, but it’s also “the error at the heart of corporate leadership,” according to the current issue of <i>Harvard Business Review</i> in an article by two distinguished Harvard …

Hedge Funds

How to Become a Coach or Consultant After You Retire

The vast majority of senior professionals don’t want to “retire.” They have interesting, fulfilling work that they’d like to continue — just not at the frenetic pace of top corporate jobs. That’s why so many, lured by the promise of flexible hours, higher rates, and location independence, are …

Employment

How to Improve Your Sales Skills, Even If You’re Not a Salesperson

At some point in your career, even if you’re not a salesperson, you’re going to have to sell something — whether it’s your idea, your team, or yourself. So how can you improve your sales skills, especially if you don’t pitch people often? What should you focus on first? And what should you do if …

Selling

Bizarre Mini Brains Offer a Fascinating New Look at the Brain

Brain balls sound like something straight out of a Tim Burton movie: starting as stem cells harvested from patients, they eventually develop into …

Neuroscience

The top 30 sandwiches in Toronto by neighbourhood

The top sandwiches in Toronto display an astounding variety, offering everything from classic childhood favourites like grilled cheese and BLTs to …

Chinese Food

A Refresher on Cost of Capital

Babo Schokker<p>You’ve got an idea for a new product line, a way to revamp your inventory management system, or a piece of equipment that will make your work easier. But before you spend the company’s hard-earned money, you’ve got to prove to your company’s leaders that it’s worth the investment. …

Finance

Research: Stale Office Air Is Making You Less Productive

How often do you consider the air quality in your office and how it affects employees and their productivity? Chances are it’s not often.<p>There is a tendency to assume that, as long as commonly used standards for air quality are met, it won’t be an issue. But these standards aren’t very high. One …

Green Living
Management

A top futurist predicts the largest internet company of 2030 will be an online school

According to futurist Thomas Frey, in 14 years it'll be a big deal when students learn from robot teachers over the internet.<p>It's not just because the technology will be that sophisticated, Frey says, but because the company responsible for it will be the largest of its kind.<p>"I've been predicting …

Artificial Intelligence

Mac archeologists search for seafaring Neanderthals

The first archeologists to find strange stone artifacts on Naxos were French researchers working on the Greek island in 1981.<p>Naxos, the largest in a …

Learning

Best Restaurants In Scarborough: 30 Of The Tastiest Places To Eat

An east-end suburb of Toronto, Scarborough is home to some of the most diverse, authentic and inexpensive cuisines in the city. And while it may take …

The Best Cheap Eats in Scarborough

The best cheap eats in Scarborough let you take advantage of one of the most diverse (and delicious) culinary scenes in the world. From Afghan-style …

U of T library acquires a 500-year-old classic

When librarian P.J. Carefoote saw the opportunity to add what would be the oldest English-language book to the University of Toronto’s collection, he …

Rastafarian restaurant in Scarborough offers vegan meals from scratch | Toronto Star

“We don’t believe in killing or hurting things in the world, so that’s why we are vegan,” Freeman explains. “We believe in one love.”<p>Like Stephens, …

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