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Sunday Drive: One of these things is not like the others

The Camaro gets a new face while Ford shifts its Focus<p>One of these things is not like the others. And we don't mean that one is a Chevy while the rest are all from Ford. No, what we're looking at here are a bunch of performance cars, with one lone economy car thrown in for good measure.<p>The lone …

Sports Cars

On the Red Couch: University of California President Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano left her role as secretary of Homeland Security under President Barack Obama almost two years ago to become the president of the University of California. Although she is out of Washington, D.C., the former Democratic governor of Arizona said she still has her “ear on the ground” …

Silicon Valley

Inside a Charming 1,050-Square-Foot Bungalow in Los Angeles

A subtle palette and honest materials bring out the best in designer Chris Barrett's small house.<p>A subtle palette and honest materials bring out the best in designer Chris Barrett's small house. Read the interview with Barrett here.

Interior Design

Carrick Talks Money: The smart RRSP strategy almost no one uses

The Globe's Rob Carrick speaks with Talbot Stevens, speaker and author, about what people are doing wrong with their RRSPs

Business (Canada)

Seven tips to become a more confident public speaker

I never intended to get involved in public speaking, and then my life took a dramatic turn: I was out of a job and struggling to make ends meet as an entrepreneur.<p>I started looking for new ways to gain exposure and expand my network. I researched successful entrepreneurs in my industry and came to …

Public Speaking

9 Lies You Tell Yourself About Organizing

Don't let these common misconceptions derail your decluttering efforts. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>Having trouble staying organized at home? We hate to break it to you, but it might be you (not your stuff) that's the problem. We asked professional …

Drones helping sell Canadian homes and property

Canadian real estate agents are embracing the use of drones to help sell homes and properties, especially useful for "showing" them to potential …

Drones

Five quick tips on speaking powerfully

General managers of major-league baseball teams meet to gauge other's interest in their players while perusing the list of available free agents looking to add key personnel to their teams. While my hometown team, the Toronto Blue Jays, hold the distinction of MLB's longest playoff drought, which …

Public Speaking

Depressed? Then improve how you cope with stress

We've all had the "blues" at some point or another, but real depression is complex. Not all symptoms of depression can be explained by a person's genetics; some clinical depression stems from a person's life choices. Psychosocial risk factors also can play a role.<p>Depression negatively effects …

Airstream Autobahn is a super-fancy Sprinter

The truth is, we talk a lot about how great a Mercedes-Benz S-Class or a Bentley Mulsanne or a Rolls-Royce Phantom would be for a cross-country drive mainly because they're far, far sexier than the real kings of the long-distance haul: vans.<p>Yes, whether it's as simple as a minivan or something more …

Seven steps to a more fulfilling life

Tricia Molloy has run her own marketing consultancy in Atlanta for 26 years, helping entrepreneurs with their messages. But since 2006, after she published a book for entrepreneurs with tips for attaining success, <i>Working with Wisdom,</i> she has found herself increasingly giving presentations and …

Warren Buffett's letter a refresher in patient investing

Warren Buffett is offering a refresher course on his approach to investing in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders.<p>Buffett's …

Investing

What can we do if a colleague emits a strong odour?

<b>Question:</b> We need guidance regarding a recent hire. The person constantly has bad breath, a strong body odour and smelly feet. She was hired to meet with my clients, but I can't expose them to this. Over the past three months, we have had to deal with it every day and realize it's not an occasional …

Facebook sends $19-billion mobile message with WhatsApp buy

Facebook Inc. will write the biggest cheque in its history for a chance to rule the world of instant messaging.<p>The social network said on Wednesday that it will pay almost $20-billion (U.S.) to acquire WhatsApp, one of the most popular mobile messaging companies in the world. With almost 500 …

Why a condo’s status certificate is important

• Who is the property manager?<p>Most deals are conditional on the buyer’s lawyer being satisfied after reviewing all of the condominium documents, …

Yahoo to partner with Yelp on local search engine results: WSJ | News Home | Reuters

(Reuters) - Internet portal Yahoo is partnering with consumer reviews website Yelp to beef up local results in its search engine, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.<p>A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle, 30 km (19 miles) east of Geneva, in this file picture taken …

Local Search

The 2014 Chevrolet SS is a four-door Corvette

The rear-drive, moonlights-as-a-cop-car, zombie-Pontiac rock star.<p>The new Chevy SS is sharp, tactile, a joy to abuse, and the most rewarding Chevy sedan we've ever driven. It's also a bit of an oddball, a performance cardoing its best not to look like one.<p>We've been waiting for the SS ever since GM …

Does it make more financial sense to own a condo or rent an apartment?

<i>From The Condo Bible for Canadians, Everything you must know before and after buying a Condo, by Dan S. Barnabic. Copyright © 2013 by Dan S. Barnabic. Reprinted with permission of Neon Publishing Corp.</i><p><b>Investing vs. Renting: "In Principal"</b><br>For many people, it is more advantageous to own rather than …

Broad-based stock market rally bodes well for future gains

NEW YORK—The stock market rally of 2013 has been as broad based a rally as Wall Street has seen in a very long time.<p>In fact, despite references to …

Taking a hard look at the Big Six banks’ mortgage risk

The amount of debt on Canadian bank balance sheets tied to residential housing is staggering. Combine residential mortgages with home equity lines of credit, and the Big Six banks have just under $1-trillion worth of exposure to the housing market.<p>To the untrained eye, that sum can seem terrifying. …

Housing bubbles: inflated by foreign capital?

(Photo: Dennis Novak/Getty)<p>Three economists, two of whom from the Federal Reserve, have a new paper out estimating that foreign capital inflows …

Private mortgage insurers prod Ottawa to ensure CMHC raises premiums

Canada's private mortgage insurers are pressing the federal government to get Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. to raise its premiums, sources say, a move that could add to the cost of a home for some buyers.<p>The two private sector players, Genworth MI Canada and Canada Guaranty, compete with CMHC …

Canadian Real Estate