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First-Born Children Really Are Treated Differently by Mom

But it's not because she likes you better.<p>The U.S. National Institutes of Health has dedicated its considerable resources to investigating one of the …

Parenting

The neuroscience of pessimism: Why some people always focus on the negative

Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty kind of person? Some people seem to inherently focus on the negative when faced with a …

Neuroscience

21 of the world's most beautiful restaurants

While excellent food is paramount, ambiance is another huge factor when it comes to dining out.<p>Whether you seek stunning views, unique locations, or candlelit romance, these are 21 of the world's most breathtaking restaurants.

Cabo San Lucas

Young couple have built up good savings, but cost of moving to Toronto could wipe them out

Situation: Couple wants to move to Toronto, but home down payment exceeds net worth Solution: Save up for a few more years, await raises, live a …

Recent immigrants bring foreign pensions but worry how to build retirement security in Canada

Situation: In their 40s, a couple who emigrated to Canada wants to know if they can pay for kids’ educations, then retire in their mid-60s Solution: …

How different nationalities spend their money

What you spend your disposable income on depends largely on where you are from, according to a new Eurostat report.<p>For Russians, the bulk of the monthly income goes on food, alcohol and tobacco. In the United States, healthcare is the biggest expenditure. In Japan, housing costs just over a quarter …

World Economic Forum

Inside Caroline Sieber’s Colorful London Home

Dining Rooms

Forces investigating soldier’s ‘racist’ comments toward Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan

The Canadian Armed Forces is investigating racist comments about newly appointed Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan made by a soldier on Facebook.<p>The military declined to identify the soldier or precisely what was written but a source said the non-commissioned member, a Quebecker, made an …

What it feels like to be Canadian

What it feels like to be Canadian: A video celebration of Canada’s most incredible people, places and experiences

Syria's First Responders Welcome Female Recruits

The women of the Syrian Civil Defense have to stabilize patients on the back of pickup trucks amid missile showers while dealing with a culture that says such situations are no place for women.<p>From October to December 2014, the Idlib Governorate in northern Syria endured 60 days of air raids. Bombs …

How The Fed Fostered The Oil Glut And Price Drop - Wall Street Losing Patience

Let’s start with <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> article, “Banks Struggle to Unload Oil Loans,” which reveals the Fed’s role in encouraging excess oil production that led to the inevitable price drop (italics are mine):<p>Energy-sector deals have been a bright spot at a time when once-lucrative businesses, …

Thus the Fight Begins: Ryanair Is Coming to the U.S.

We have predicted that it was only a matter of time and aircraft before Ryanair committed itself to transatlantic service. Now, just in time for St. …

8 Fashion "Rules" To Break Now

Debunking the 8 most common styling myths.<p>While trends are constantly evolving and changing, there is one thing we can be sure of when it comes to fashion—rules were meant to be broken. Come to think of it, we're not even sure who even made these rules, so it's time to debunk the 8 most common …

What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime and others in March

<b>(CNN) —</b> Raise your hand if you are ready for spring and some warmer weather.<p>We can't offer you that, but we can bring a little happiness in the form of the new original programming, classics and documentaries streaming in March.<p>This time around we've added Acorn TV which streams British programming.<p>…

How to Get Tipsy on Hot Chocolate

<i>We’re strong proponents of having a good home bar. Welcome to Cocktail Hour, where we’ll show you the best ways to put your liquor cabinet to use. This cocktail is brought to you by thebar.com.</i><p><i>Today: The best way to drink hot chocolate? Pour in some Irish booze.</i><p>This would be the official national …

27 Holiday Salads We Love

Gallery27 Holiday Salads We Love<p>Making a great, crowd-pleasing salad shouldn't be hard. From a winter citrus salad with jewel-toned oranges and clementines to a medley of winter greens, we've got 27 salad recipes that'll keep you coming back for more. And more. And...yeah...some more.<p>Get the …

See Lauren Scruggs & Jason Kennedy's First Official Wedding Photo

Here come the newlyweds!<p>In their first official wedding portrait, bride Lauren Scruggs, 26, wears a strapless Romona Keveza gown, while Jason …

Supercomputer gives most accurate picture yet of star formation

Scientists may finally have an answer to the question of why fewer stars than expected form out of interstellar material. So far, the best simulations have predicted that nearly <i>all</i> the matter in vast clouds of interstellar gases would eventually cool and become stars. However, only a small …

How to dress: the arty look

Is fashion art? The answer, definitively, is yes. Or at least, art is fashion. Well, OK, it is until July, when this season's trends reach their sell-by date. The most fashionable clothes of the summer look as if they could hang on a gallery wall, rather than in a wardrobe. Art is a good look right …