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How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

Here Are the Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018 | Inc.com

Want inspirational quotes? Each year for the past several years, I've gathered the best inspiring quotes, one for each of the coming 365 days. Here's our latest installment: the top inspirational quotes for 2018.<p>Monday January 1, 2018<p>"There's a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is …

Motivation

Lyrid meteor shower: How to watch it tonight

In most of Canada it's just about warm enough to lie outside in the middle of the night watching for shooting stars — just in time for the annual …

It pays to work at some of these part-time jobs

While part-time jobs are often thought of as stressful, low-paying work, there are some positions that can at least let you make a living.<p>CareerCast, a job search site out of Carlsbad, Calif., has put out its annual list for the best part-time jobs in North America based on income, employment …

Gem of a Meteor Shower on Tap This Weekend

Break out a lawnchair and a warm coat for a December meteor shower.<p>Kick off the holiday season with celestial fireworks, stargazers, with the weekend's peak of the annual Geminid meteor shower.<p>Despite a bright quarter moon rising around midnight this year, the meteors should dash across the sky at …

Futuristic Wind Turbines Take the Form of Sleek Minimalist Trees

The <i>Wind Tree</i>, developed by the French <i>New Wind</i> group, is a prototype battery of small wind turbines in the form of a minimalist tree that seamlessly blends in with urban environments. Standing 26 feet tall, plastic pods resembling leaves, with miniature turbine blades inside, hang from the tree's …

Renewable Energy

How to make the leap to the VP’s seat

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>The single most important responsibility of a CEO is to …

Cyber Monday Clothing and Jewelry Deals and Sales

Now that the turkey's been carved and it's officially time to start thinking about holiday shopping, there's nothing better than Cyber Monday deals to get you going. With the focus on online shopping, the clothing and accessory sales might even be <i>better</i> than the ones on Black Friday (a …

How to get an MBA without ever setting foot in a classroom

When Anthony Yu's wife, Wanda, was nearly ready to give birth to the couple's third child, he was in the midst of finishing his MBA from the University of Fredericton's Sandermoen School of Business.<p>The situation wasn't unusual – there are lots of mature students completing higher education to get …

Students

Father Photoshops Three Daughters into Fantastical Scenes

Just by looking at these photos, it's hard to tell who's having more fun..the father or his three girls! About three years ago, John Wilhelm felt as though something was missing with his photography. Bored with just straight out of the camera shooting, he entered the world of digital manipulation. …

Photography

The six biggest barriers facing small businesses in Canada

With the loonie hovering around $0.90 (U.S.), a report by CIBC suggests small businesses in Canada are best-positioned to benefit from U.S. growth and to serve as our nation's growth engine over the next five years.<p>"Just as small and medium enterprises are less responsive to a rise in the value of …

Small Business

I’m unionized, can I sue my employer or union?

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>I work for a hospital in a unionized role. I have a grievance against my employer and the union supposedly representing me is refusing to advance that grievance, telling me that it's not going to go anywhere so it's not worth their time and effort. Since the union is not taking the case …

I lift weights all the time and can’t build any muscle. What’s wrong?

<b>The question:</b> I read your column a few weeks ago where you explain how to get stronger without getting bulky, but I want some bulk. I have lifted weights for years but I can't seem to put on any muscle. What am I doing wrong?<p><b>The answer:</b> The fact that genetics can predispose the body to react to …

Is it still cheaper to buy a slightly used car than a new one?

Car buying used to be simpler. With a deceleration in the depreciation curve of automobiles, a one or two year old car was a perfect balance of price and peace of mind.<p>There was enough of the factory warranty left to provide comfort, yet you avoided the really sharp depreciation rates of the car's …

Personal Finance

When it comes to home buying, smaller is better

<i>From Wealthing Like Rabbits – An Original Introduction to Personal Finance by Robert R. Brown. Copyright © Robert R. Brown, 2014. Reprinted with permission of Redford Enterprises. www.wealthinglikerabbits.com</i><p>When you buy a house, you're going to be facing a lot of expenses, most of which you …

Personal Finance

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