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Rex Murphy: A mirror could show Trudeau why Alberta is suffering. No research required

There are mysteries beyond the ken of us mortals. How Star Wars came to be accepted as entertainment will torment the minds of the future’s great …

Canada

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you? | Dylan Curran

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business<p>Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I …

Spying

5 Dinner Salad Recipes Better than Your Restaurant Favorites

Slotting salad night into my family's weekly meal plan did not come easy in my house. It was a slow-won battle, and the key was showing my husband …

Why Doug Trump and Donald Ford are cut from the same froth | The Star

Ontarians who loathe Donald Trump are now liking Doug Ford.<p>How to explain this apparent contradiction among voters — reviling the U.S. president …

Donald Trump

COMMENTARY: Privilege is the right of everyone to speak, not the burden of some to stay quiet

Check your privilege. In the House of Commons, that used to mean, check your constitutional rights and immunities. You can’t be sued for what you …

Only 2% of people can solve this Einstein riddle — see if you can figure it out

There's nothing like a good riddle to stimulate your mind and give you an excuse to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes. Sure, the thrill of solving puzzles may not give you the adrenaline rush of a skydive, but regularly doing logic and crossword puzzles can keep your brain young as you age. And …

Albert Einstein

Trump Considering Firing Dow Jones Industrial Average

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—After watching it suffer its worst losses since he became President, Donald Trump is “seriously considering” firing the Dow Jones Industrial Average, aides have confirmed.<p>According to the aides, Trump is “furious” at the D.J.I.A. for going down so precipitously and …

Stock Markets

Your smartphone📱is making you👈 stupid, antisocial 🙅 and unhealthy 😷. So why can't you put it down❔⁉️

A decade ago, smart devices promised to change the way we think and interact, and they have – but not by making us smarter. Eric Andrew-Gee explores the growing body of scientific evidence that digital distraction is damaging our minds<p>In the winter of 1906, the year San Francisco was destroyed by …

The Greatest Bubble Ever: Why You Better Believe It, Part 1

During the 40 months after Alan Greenspan's infamous "irrational exuberance" speech in December 1996, the NASDAQ 100 index rose from <i>830</i> to <i>4585</i> or by</i> …

Biking 101: Bike Fit & Geometry — Part 1

Understanding a bike’s geometry is key to finding a bike that has the fit and ride qualities you’re looking for. In Part 1 of our 2-part Bike Fit …

Geometry

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

The Canada most people don't see

It has an unemployment rate worse than Sudan. The infant mortality rate is worse than Russia. And the injustice is appalling.<p>Imagine your daughter, …

B.C. leads the push to eliminate letter grades from school report cards

When the school district in Maple Ridge, B.C., asked for volunteers to pilot a new report-card system that abandons traditional letter grades, officials expected a few schools to sign up. Instead, 17 of the district's 21 schools stepped forward.<p>"Suddenly it was like, 'Holy cow, how are we going to …

19 Recipes to Make the Most Out of Your Cast Iron Skillet

I've spent my whole adult life living in apartments, which means I've never had the space to amass as many pans as I'd like. Practicality dictates that I only buy what I'm really going to use. There are just a couple pans I own that I have no trouble justifying: a carbon steel wok, an eight-inch …

Parents of successful kids have these twelve things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …

Tour du Mont Blanc: The Perfect First Solo Hike

By Evan Przesiecki of Carleton University<p><b>The accessible 170km route traditionally encircles Western Europe's highest mountain, crosses through 3 different countries and introduces walkers to some of the most dramatic alpine scenery in the world.</b><p>The Tour du Mont Blanc encircles the Mont Blanc massif …

Hiking

History fans will love this map showing the birth of cities across nearly 6,000 years

In 2016, some 54 percent of the world’s population lives in cities, with that figure expected to rise to 75 percent by 2030.<p>Curious about how …

Geography

This is what your histogram is for and how to use it

The histogram is based around a fairly simple principle, but one that many still struggle to get to grips with. Put simply, it’s a graph showing the …

Photography

Traveling Costa Rica with kids

Costa Rica is a family travel playground, specializing in big adventures guaranteed to get your kid’s heart pumping; whether you are zipping through the leafy canopy or spying a lazy sloth, this little dynamo of a country offers a plethora of fun experiences that every family member can enjoy. …

5 photo apps you need for your next trip

It takes more than an Instagram filter and a tap on your touch screen to get a winning photo. A good travel photo has to tell a story and capture the essence of the place. It also has to look aesthetically pleasing. Luckily, there's an app for that – there are plenty, actually. From editing like …

Here's the truth about the stock market in 16 charts

For this post, we're going to skip the laundry list of reasons why stocks might be getting whipsawed right now. Rather, we're gonna think longer term and bigger picture.<p>Every major sell-off in history has been accompanied by a mix of economic concerns, monetary policy shifts, geopolitical tensions, …

Stock Markets

Here's the periodic table of commodity returns

At the beginning of each year, U.S. Global Investors puts out a fantastic visualization called the Periodic Table of Commodity Returns. This year's version has an interactive design that allows users to sort returns by various categories including returns, volatility, and other groupings.<p>For those …

Why Europeans understand the danger of Donald Trump better than anybody else

But there is a danger in not looking at hate speech as anything other than what it is. Europeans now understand this very well. Because Europe's recent experience with extremist rhetoric suggests that Americans ignore Trump and his politically motivated bigotry at their peril.<p>For much of the last …

Europe

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

21 signs you're a narcissist

You're more likely to find a narcissist in the C-suite than on the street, research suggests.<p>That's because the traits that make narcissists so difficult to hang out with or date — including a constant need for validation, a willingness to control people, and a ruthlessness in getting their needs …

Jimmy Fallon

Pete McMartin: Enough already, it’s time for a change

Print<p>Related<p>In the one TV ad in which Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses voters — an ad released Friday during a Toronto Blue Jays game, making …

6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know

A Primer on Reading and Using Histograms

Image histograms are useful tools that can be used to help properly gauge the exposure and contrast within a scene during shooting or to balance the …