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Testosterone replacement products boost heart attack, stroke risk, FDA says

The<p>Food and Drug Administrationhas ordered the makers of testosterone replacement products, which have been aggressively marketed to men with symptoms of low energy and libido, to bear a warning that there is a "possible increased risk of heart attack and strokes" in patients taking the medications.<p>…

One trader’s advice: Don’t aim to be a jack-of-all-trades

There's only one good strategy for trading online, says Mike Ser.<p>For a decade and a half, Mr. Ser has been trading independently online. He has mentored others like him and started a business, Ser Man Traders, training traders in Richmond, B.C. He also has partnered with one of the people he …

Trading

Does Stretching Increase Flexibility?

Many people think stretching is essential to improving flexibility. Runners stretch their hamstrings before hitting the pavement, gymnasts do …

Exercise

15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.<p>Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be expensive, but fortunately the initiative for …

Siblings find sweet success as macaron makers

Butter Avenue has had steady growth since its 2011 launch and was profitable within two years. ‘We want to become a global brand, and have our stores all over Canada, U.S., and Asia,’ co-owner Calvin Su says. (Rosa Park for The Globe and Mail)<p>Mastering the art of making macarons is no easy feat. …

The Supreme Court confronts assisted suicide, again

From the archives: Why is the court taking a second look? And where’s Parliament?<p><i>On February 6, 2015 the Supreme Court struck down Canada’s ban on</i> …

Assisted Suicide

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6 Decisions You'll Never Regret Making

We have a lot of decisions to make in our lives: Where to live, what job to pursue, what flavor coffee to drink. Some are obviously more serious than others, but regardless of the frivolity of some choices, we still are constantly making selections on a daily basis. And when we're unsure, it's hard …

Six reasons to downgrade retirement savings as a financial priority

There are more important things than saving for retirement.<p>Not many, but some.<p>Monday marks the deadline for contributing to a registered retirement savings plan and getting a deduction for your 2015 tax return. What a judgmental time of year this is. Smart people contribute to an RRSP or tax-free …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

CANNABIS DEAL Aurora, CanniMed end row with tie-up valued at more than $1-billion Subscriber content<p>TRADE Trudeau goes on NAFTA offensive with key U.S. executives in Davos Subscriber content<p>Canada offers to engage on Trump’s toughest demands in effort to spur NAFTA talks Subscriber …

Teardown Reveals iPhone 6 Costs $200–$247 to Build

The iPhone 6 sells at between $649 and $849 (USD) unlocked, but it costs Apple between $200 and $247 only to build, while the iPhone 6 Plus bill of …

On campus: Sorry, Gen Y, don't get your hopes up

Traditional life cycle of the adult Canadian: Graduate from college or university, rent a place, buy a car, get married, buy a house, have kids, buy a bigger house, coast into retirement.<p>Generation Y, don't get your hopes up. Your parents' life may look like this, but yours will probably be …

This is what caffeine does to your brain

Why do regular coffee drinkers seem to need more and more coffee to maintain the buzz? Can coffee actually kill you? An AsapSCIENCE video has answers.<p>If you're an avid coffee drinker like me, you probably need three to five cups in the morning to feel like a normally functioning human being. You …

Coffee

Uber delivering lunch in Santa Monica

Guess who's coming to lunch? The ride-sharing company Uber, which has begun testing home-delivery of the midday meal in a pilot program in Santa Monica.<p>Westside Uber customers, starting this week and running until Friday, September 5, will be able to order a pret-a-manger meal delivered to their …

A physics experiment might soon tell us if we're living in a 2D hologram

This is how scientists determine if the world around us is an illusion<p>For all we know, the three dimensional world we see around us is really an illusion — one that’s actually in 2D. It’s a slightly unsettling idea, but it’s also one that physicists have been thinking about for some time. …

'Love' hormone makes old muscles new again - Futurity

Oxytocin, a hormone associated with nurture and romance, can quickly repair muscles in older mice, new research shows.

Muscle

What Happens When Mice Eat Nothing But Powdered Food

Possible hints of the consequences of a long-term Soylent diet<p>A new study has found that eating powdered food for weeks on end gave mice higher blood pressure, higher levels of glucose in the blood, and higher levels of certain hormones in the blood. That's compared to mice who ate the exact same …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Excess sugar can triple risk of dying of heart disease: report

Eating too much sugar in foods such as soft drinks, cakes and cereals will not just pack on the pounds, it can increase the risk of dying of heart disease.<p>New research published on Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine shows that people who get 25 per cent or more of their daily calories …

Sitting Still Is Bad For Your Neurons

A sedentary lifestyle can be alarmingly harmful, according to a new study published in <i>The Journal of Comparative Neurology</i>.<p>Researchers gathered a dozen rats and split them between two types of cages: enclosures with running wheels and enclosures without. After three months, scientists injected the …

Neuroscience

For a winning holiday cheese board, try these blue-ribbon Canadian cheeses

Whether it's an office party, an intimate dinner gathering or an open-house cocktail party for the neighbours, a cheese board is never out of place during the holidays. It can centre your buffet table or complete a multicourse meal. And this year, to elevate the festivities, you need to get the …

Doomsday poll: still a 98% risk of 2014 stock crash

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Yes, “Doomsday poll: 98% risk of 2014 stock crash” was my midyear headline. And yes, it still fits. Why? …

Stock Markets

How markets are rigged against you

Amanda Lang looks at ways the financial system is rigged in some people's favour<p>Every day, trillions of dollars are exchanged by buyers and sellers …

These nine year-end tax tips could save you money

Getty Images/Fuse<p>Consider donating to charity for the first time<p>The new federal First-time Donor’s Super Credit is meant to encourage people who have not donated to charity before, or who had fallen out of the habit. If you haven’t claimed a donation receipt since before 2008, your donations could …

Birth defect risk affected by father's diet, study suggests

Folate-deficient diet linked to abnormal epigenetic markers in sperm<p>About one in 33 babies are born with a birth defect, and half the time the cause …

Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions

And why their "bad" decisions might be more rational than you'd think.<p>In August, <i>Science</i> published a landmark study concluding that poverty, itself, hurts our ability to make decisions about school, finances, and life, imposing a mental burden similar to losing 13 IQ points.<p>It was widely seen as a …

Online Brokers 2013: The best, and cheapest, online brokers in Canada

Stock Trading Commission Comparison<p>Here are the online stock trading commissions that would apply in three different transactions. Where multiple prices appear, the first applies to clients with accounts big enough to qualify for commission discounts and the second applies to small accounts (see …

The kids don’t play any more

The brand-new subdivisions of Toronto roll on and on into the cornfields, a new one every month. I drive by them all the time. This is where young families live. But the streets and sidewalks are eerily quiet. You hardly ever see a child. No kids riding bikes. No kids playing shinny. No kids …

Parenting