Hamilton Trail Blazers Meetup

539 Flips | 1 Magazine | 17 Likes | 7 Followers | @HTBcindy | We are primarily a cycling and hiking group exploring the trails in the #HamOnt area.

'We need to rethink the entire plastics industry': Why banning plastic straws isn't enough

Reduce, Reuse and Rethink <i>is a CBC News series about recycling. We're exploring why our communities are at a turning point and exploring ways to</i> …

How to give your small garden the wow factor all year round

Tips, tricks and advice in this ultimate how-to guide to keep your small garden looking fabulous all year long.<p><b>Most of us have what garden writers call a 'small garden', but we call it a perfectly sized garden.</b><p>If it's big enough to sit out, big enough for a few plants, big enough to make a lovely …

Samsung's newest phone can't connect to the internet

If you're worried about racking up a big mobile data bill, or want a phone for your kids or elderly relatives, the options aren't great. Mostly because the default is to just opt for whatever low-end Nokia candybar is available for $30 on the aisle end at the mall. Samsung is hoping to capture some …

I Literally Drove to the End of the Road in North America to Photograph the Northern Lights

Having spent years photographing the night sky from the Milky Way to exploding meteors to man-made space junk disintegrating in the atmosphere, I …

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 …

Top 13 Nutrition Lies That Made the World Sick and Fat

Nutrition is full of all kinds of nonsense.<p>The worst examples are listed here, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here are the top …

57 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

The ultimate list of research-backed weight loss tips that will keep the pounds off for good.

A Brand You’ve Never Heard of Makes Better Jackets than Arc’teryx. And They’re on Sale Today for 40% Off

The Scandinavians have pretty harsh winters and no shortage of mountains and resorts to ski. Arc’Teryx, Fjall Raven, Bergens and Hestra have set the …

Driverless cars are coming. Is Montreal ready?

Picture this:<p>You rise from bed, grab a bowl of cereal and head out to meet the YouGo driverless car that arrives at your door each weekday morning at …

Ancient human, giant sloth remains found in world's biggest flooded cave

Archaeologists exploring the world's biggest flooded cave in Mexico have discovered ancient human remains at least 9,000 years old and the bones of …

Food fraud: 6 of the most commonly faked products and how to avoid them

If you’re a smart shopper you may always be on the lookout for counterfeit bags, shoes and watches when heading to the mall. But what about having to …

Scientists find thousands of Mayan structures under Guatemalan jungle | The Star

“There’s state involvement here, because we see large canals being dug that are re-directing natural water flows,” said Thomas Garrison, Assistant …

Archaeology

Extra-low-cost airline Swoop to launch June 20; offers $0-fare promotion

WestJet Airlines Ltd. says Swoop, its new ultra-low-cost carrier, will launch on June 20. To celebrate, it offered the first 2,000 seats with $0 …

Toronto is having a big tech moment

After promising to search North America for the perfect home for its next headquarters, Amazon has narrowed its list to 20 cities — 19 of which are in the United States. The one exception? Toronto.<p>An outlier on Amazon's list, Toronto has earned the attention of the technology world due to its …

Computer Science

Half of Canada's monitored wildlife is in decline, major study finds

New report paints a bleak picture for wildlife in a country that is home to a quarter of the Earth’s wetlands, 8,500 rivers and more than 2m lakes<p>A new analysis looking at the long-term trends of more than 900 species of wildlife in Canada has found that half of them have seen their populations …

Biodiversity

The best to-do list app right now

Get the app and then get things done<p>The best to-do list app will always be whatever works for you. One reason for the enduring popularity of pen-and-paper-based methods is that they can map perfectly to your individual needs. Bullet journals, which have surged in popularity in recent years, …

Apps

Why women (especially) should delay taking CPP

Women have good reason to worry about retirement finances – they tend to live longer than men, have lower pensions and are more likely to become widowed and need long-term care. That means that for women, in particular, delaying the start of taking their Canada Pension Plan (CPP) retirement …

Why you should avoid virtual meetings

Patrick Lencioni, a consultant and author of a series of best-selling business books, including <i>Death by Meeting</i>, has always been leery of virtual meetings. And after having been involved in a virtual team for the past three years, he realized they are worse than he thought.<p>"When given a choice, …

This Ex-Military Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Is a Craigslist Custom Done Right

Recently, the folks over at <i>Outside Magazine</i> covered a unique recreational vehicle build based off a former U.S. Army M92382 military personnel …

Here’s what the first Tesla solar roofs look like in the wild

Customers are sharing photos of the new solar tiles—and how well they perform<p>When Elon Musk started taking preorders for Tesla’s solar roof tiles in 2017, he said they’d be installing the roofs on Tesla employees homes first as a way of test-driving the technology before it was available to the …

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

Remodeling 101: Concrete Countertops

From rough hewn to refined, concrete countertops have moved beyond the drab slabs of the past. Advancements have catapulted concrete into the world …

In rare display, northern lights could be visible across Southern Canada Sunday

The northern lights are expected to glimmer over much of Canada Sunday night in a rare display that could reach as far as southwestern Ontario and …

Inspired by the Iconic Farnsworth House: Modern Texas Home Cloaked in Greenery

A Ludwig Mies van der Rohe masterpiece that has been studied by architects from across the globe for over six decades, the <i>Farnsworth House</i> offers a …

Architecture

Motif Essential coffee pot built to brew delicious home drip

Motif's Essential coffee maker will challenge elite brewers at home.<p>The $169 (£132 in the UK, roughly AU$224 in Australia) Motif Essential coffee maker may look familiar. It shares a similar sleekness of shape with many other premium coffee makers from the likes of Technivorm, Ratio, and Bonavita. …

Coffee

53 movies you need to see in your lifetime

Television might be on an upswing, but nothing will ever replace movies. In the past century that they've been around, they're given us unforgettable stories and characters.<p>Here are 53 movies everyone should watch in their lifetimes. They're a mix of movies to see when you're growing up, stone-cold …

Canada the contradiction: What have our blessed lives cost other people?

As Canada turns 150, Denise Balkissoon reflects on how her perceptions of this country have changed, and what it taught her<p><i>This story is part of The Globe's coverage of Canada's sesquicentennial</i><i>.</i><p>It's easy to forget, but the Earth is a physical thing, a bright blue ecosystem making a little circuit …

Mango Is Launching A 45-Piece Sustainable Collection

Mango is following in the footsteps of fast-fashion competitors like H&M and Zara by making moves on the eco-friendly and ethical production front. This spring, the Spanish retailer is launching Mango Committed, a 45-piece sustainable collection made up of 25 women's and 20 men's styles.<p>The brand …

Pamella Roland Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection

The politicized canvases of Mark Rothko may be the furthest thing from your mind when looking at Pamella Roland’s frothy eveningwear, but this season the designer had modern art on the mind. “I just love the colors that he used, and when I saw his work I knew that these were the colors that I …

The new way to tell if you’ve saved enough for retirement

The standard measure of how well-prepared people are for retirement is very close to useless.<p>This gauge is called the replacement ratio. You're supposed to save enough money to generate annual income of about 70 per cent of what you grossed in your peak working years. Some experts say 50 per cent …