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Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Why praising your children could do more harm than good

Parents and other adults may naturally want to heap praise on kids with low self-esteem, but telling little Billy that he's incredibly great might actually do more harm than good.<p>In a new study to be published in the journal psychological science, researchers found that kids with low self-esteem …

National Defence spent $14,000 on poll about superheroes' abilities

A sample question: Can superheroes leap over skyscrapers?<p>OTTAWA – Defence researchers spent almost $14,000 on a survey that asked whether superheroes …

Why it's taking so long for some Torontonians to get power

Toronto Hydro still can’t estimate when the work will be done, and warns of further outages<p>Torontonians who’ve gone without heat, electricity or …

Hydrogen Car: Pros, Cons, Costs

Epoch Times is taking a look at each of the major options for green driving. Hydrogen cars are not currently sold commercially, but some will be …

Energy

Don't get taken by cheap 'Canada Goose' parkas (like I was)

<i>This piece was originally published in 2013.</i><p>Having indulged in a lot of online shopping this Christmas, I should've remembered that famous Abraham Lincoln quote that pops up on the web from time to time: "One shouldn't believe everything one reads just because they see it on the Internet."<p>I bought …

Six years after real estate crash, Ireland's housing market surges

On a recent weekend in the South Dublin suburb of Kilmainham, a lineup formed outside a small, red brick house with a blue door. Listed as a two- to three-bedroom "in need of complete refurbishment" it drew a sizeable crowd: young families seeking a starter home, investors sniffing a deal. By the …

Thousands without power on Christmas as communities recover from ice storm

TORONTO, Cananda – Tens of thousands of people in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick had no power in their homes this Christmas as communities …

Ukraine expects remaining $12 billion of Russian bailout in early 2014

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine expects a $15 billion bailout package from Russia to be fully disbursed in early 2014, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said on Wednesday after Kiev received the first $3 billion tranche.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Ukrainian Prime Minister …

The dangers of going gluten-free

It’s the biggest health craze of our time, though some doctors fear it’s creating real problems. (Even the Wheat Belly guru is worried)<p>The first time …