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Can better sex be achieved with a bit of mindfulness? | The Star

Rooted in science, the book includes mindfulness exercises that anyone can try at home. It also tells the stories of women who embraced Brotto’s …

Mindfulness

The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Sound familiar? It might …

Workouts

Are variable mortgage rates still the best choice for saving on interest?

Variable rates have long been a favourite option for mortgage nerds. In part, that’s because of a 2001 study showing that Canadian mortgage holders …

Canadian Real Estate

America is facing a housing shortage — here's why more people aren't selling their homes

In March, the housing market continued to underperform its potential. Actual existing home sales are 4.5 percent below the market potential for home sales, according to our Potential Home Sales model. The lack of supply is the primary culprit. The inventory of homes for sale in most markets remains …

Real Estate

Stacked containers on skinny, west Toronto lot create unique home | The Star

A gawk-inducing scene began on a narrow Toronto street last month when a flatbed truck bearing a 53-foot steel shipping container inched its way to a …

Builders Are Scrapping Pre-Sold Condo Towers in Toronto

Builders in Toronto’s frenzied condo market are walking away from giant towers they have pre-sold, reflecting a rougher road to profits -- and …

Canadian Real Estate

A Decade After The Bubble Burst, House Flipping Is On The Rise

Amid saguaro cactuses and yucca plants, Lauren Rosin shows off a house that she's renovating in Phoenix's Central Corridor, a pricy neighborhood north of downtown.<p>"This was actually a courtyard and I blew it out," she says, pointing to what will now be an extra-large open kitchen with custom …

Real Estate

GTA housing market poised for spring thaw | The Star

Even if the volume of transactions remains relatively low in the Toronto area, demand is building, said Soper.<p>Young people who haven’t been able to …

Canadian Real Estate

Buying your first laptop? Students need to do their homework first | The Star

<b>Do your homework</b><p>One of the biggest mistakes first-time laptop buyers can make is buying the first model they like, Semine said. Doing a bit of …

Microsoft Office

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Happiness

The 18 Best Workout Moves For Your Chest

Your chest deserves more than just the bench press.<p>To build a strong (and strong-looking) upper body, you'd better start with the chest.<p>You don't want your pecs to look droopy and uninspired, and you <i>definitely</i> don't want to skimp out on the strength benefits that come from a well-trained chest.<p>If …

Workouts

Toronto’s Alo tops list of Canada’s top 100 restaurants | The Star

After the total domination of fine dining last year by Toronto and Montreal, smaller cities have taken a bite out of the popular metropolises.<p>On …

Toronto

Who are the condo investors in Toronto? A new study sheds some light | The Star

Many are purchasing real estate as a retirement investment or a way to help their children get a foothold on the property ladder.<p>“The majority of …

Canadian Real Estate

2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging — here's how to incorporate them into your life

One of the most powerful means of reaping these benefits is exercise — and in many cases, you already have everything you need to get it: a body.<p>As we age, two forms of exercise are the most important to focus on: aerobic exercise, or cardio, which gets your heart pumping and sweat flowing, and …

Exercise

Georgian Partners rewriting the rules for venture capitalists as it closes in on record Canadian fund

Georgian Partners is on the cusp of closing Canada’s largest private-sector venture capital fund to invest in innovative software companies – while innovating itself.<p>Sources in the investment community say that investors have committed US$450-million of its US$550-million fundraising goal for its …

Venture Capital

How to accomplish more in 30 days than most people do in 365

“The best ambition killer is trying to play someone else’s game.” — Dan Sullivan<p>Craig Ballantyne, author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the …

Self-improvement

Canadian Housing To Be Listed On Chinese Amazon-Style Site

The move comes at a time when many communities are trying to restrict foreign home-buying.<p>Chinese consumers will soon be able to buy a home in Canada …

Canadian Real Estate

If You Want to Retire in 10 Years, Do These 5 Things Now

This article was originally published by <i>Money</i><p>After 30-plus years of working and socking away savings, you can finally see retirement on the horizon. …

Retirement

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

7 Compelling Reasons to Have More Sex

Everyone knows that, along with eating chocolate and drinking wine, having sex is one of the best things you can do for your health…<p>In all …

Immune System

The One Thing I Wish I Knew Before Painting My Kitchen Cabinets

Anyone who’s drastically changed the wall color in a room knows how big of an impact paint alone can make in a space. And it’s a big impact for …

Kitchens

What does Google know about you? Here’s how to find out

Much like Facebook, Google has probably amassed a vast storehouse of data on you.<p>How vast? I downloaded my files from the platform just now (here’s …

Google Maps

Tim Hortons and franchisee group spar over $700-million renovation plan

Tim Hortons plans to renovate most of its Canadian restaurants over the next several years in what some franchisees say is another “ill-conceived” move that will cost individual restaurant owners about $450,000.<p>The coffee-and-doughnut chain and its restaurant owners will invest $700-million to …

Canada

These Are the Best Places in the World To Live on the Beach for a Bargain

1 of 10<p>Zlatni Rat, Croatia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Dominical Beach, Costa Rica<p>3 of 10<p>Myrtos Beach, Greece<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Tulum, Mexico<p>Advertisement<p>5 …

A new housing crisis emerging?

Home construction is approaching its lowest level in decades as fears emerge that a new, different industry crunch could be emerging.<p>Home construction per household is near its lowest level in 60 years, according to the Kansas City Fed, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. This comes a decade …

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

The eSports competitive video gaming market continues to grow revenues & attract investors

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>What is eSports? History & Rise of Video Game Tournaments<p>Years ago, eSports was a community of video gamers who would …

eSports

These 8 Prefabs in Seattle Make Us Want to Move to the Emerald City

There's a reason why prefabs are becoming ever so popular in the booming northwestern corner of Seattle, Washington.<p>Although Seattle has long been acclaimed for being surrounded by water, mountains, and evergreen forests, more recently, it's become a hotbed for modern design and high-quality …

Architecture

The Hottest Sectors for Launching a Business in 2018

Starting a business is always a risk, but pursuing one of these promising sectors will improve your odds.<p>If only a good idea and a bit of luck were all you needed to launch a successful startup. The reality is that it takes a lot more. Timing, competition, and future market conditions can make or …

Pew Research Center

4 countries where you can live on just $1000 a month

There are many reasons why you might be thinking about taking the plunge, uprooting your life, and moving abroad. Perhaps you're looking to find an exotic retirement paradise where you can make the most of no longer having to spend so much of your time going to work. It could be that you're moving …

Thai Food