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Renovation nightmare: Lack of quality contractors leaves Toronto homeowners in a bind

The first sign that Isabel Freire’s renovation job wouldn’t be a piece of cake was when her basement flooded after a simple plumbing fix.<p>Ms. Freire’s plumber let two apprentices do a piping job without any supervision, she said, and they didn’t notice a three-foot crack in the waste pipe because …

Home Improvement

How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but have never heard of

English grammar, beloved by sticklers, is also feared by non-native speakers. Many of its idiosyncrasies can turn into traps even for the most confident users.<p>But some of the most binding rules in English are things that native speakers know but don’t know they know, even though they use them every …

Language

When It Comes To Free Textbooks... Who Pays?

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, or so the old saying goes.<p>The same is true of textbooks. Even with the popularity of open educational resources, in the end, somebody pays.<p>With OER use increasing, the costs are shifting from students to institutions of higher learning – or more accurately …

Education Technology

Why Justin Trudeau Is Able to Stand Up to Donald Trump

Right now is a nice time to be Canadian. Brought up in Canada, as I was, and married to a woman so Canadian that she is both Winnipeg Icelandic and Winnipeg Jewish (you would have to be a Canadian to grasp the full glory of that combination), I have the immediate urge to praise Canada, set in …

I Had a Dermatologist Critique My Skin-Care Routine—and Here's What I'm Changing

I vividly remember the way my mother used to rub her hands together to warm up her creams before smoothing them onto her face and neck. Now in her …

Don't Want to Work Today? Just Do This

I procrastinated for an hour before writing this article. After coming up with the idea, I left my home office and drove through traffic in the rain to a nearby shop. There, I debated whether or not to buy a new pair of trainers.<p>I didn’t even need a pair of trainers. I just wanted to avoid work. It …

Time Management

Anthony Bourdain Was a Teller of Often Unappetizing Truths

Anthony Bourdain entered the literary stage with an inside tip, delivered in the gruff whisper of a racetrack tout: Don’t order fish on Mondays.<p>It was the part that everybody remembered from his first published work, a long essay about the unglamorous and sometimes unsavory work of cooks and …

Anthony Bourdain was the best friend I never had

By Tim Carman<p>Food reporter/columnist<p>Tall, tattooed and quick with a barbed comment, Anthony Bourdain, who died Friday at age 61, loved to project his steeliness out into the world, as if nothing could ever penetrate the invisible armor he wore with such bravado. He was a cool, tough guy, a refugee …

Anthony Bourdain

Sculpt Your Abs in 6 Minutes With This Trainer's Killer Floor Workout

Ready to tone and strengthen your core in just minutes? Fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams shared a quick-but-killer floor workout on Instagram, featuring four ab moves that you can do anywhere. This would be a great one to fit into your morning routine at home or even on a vacation as …

Change the Shape of Your Arms With These 50 Essential Moves

Your tank tops and sleeveless dresses are so excited to help you show off your toned, strong, chiseled arms. And these arm exercises will help you get there. Some use equipment and some just your own bodyweight, but you'll definitely notice a difference in how your arms look and what they're able …

Confessions of a cottage-hater: Why I left the lake for a blissful summer in the city

There are still three weeks left till Labour Day. But I’m confidently predicting that, for the first time in my 45 years on this planet, I will get …

Grab Your Dumbbells For This Trainer's Quick (but Killer) Legs and Butt Workout

There's nothing we love more than a killer booty workout that's quick yet efficient. Fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams blessed Instagram with a simple home workout that fires up the lower body with just two dumbbells and three moves. The sequence combines strength training with some …

Should I raid my RRSP to pay off my line of credit?

<b>Q</b><i>.</i> My wife and I currently have a mortgage of $297,000. On top of that we’ve had to dip into our line of credit (unsecured) to the tune of $44,000. …

A Week In London On A $77,837 Salary

<i>Welcome to</i> Money Diaries<i>, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they</i> …

What It's Like When Your Grandparents Don't Care About You

Oftentimes, when you hear a grandparent discussing their grandchildren, they'll have the biggest smile on their faces. And if that grandparent happens to be your own parent, you'll probably also get pieces of advice (some wanted and some unwanted) from when they raised you. They were your parent …

Pearson conducts experiment on thousands of college students without their knowledge

By Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter<p>Pearson, the largest education company in the world, conducted a “social-psychological” experiment on thousands of college students in the United States — without asking for permission — by adding language into some of its software programs and then tracking how much the …

Education

Pearson Embedded a 'Social-Psychological' Experiment in Students' Educational Software [Updated]

Education and publishing giant Pearson is drawing criticism after using its software to experiment on over 9,000 math and computer science students …

Education

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after news broke that 50 million Facebook profiles were passed along to UK data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and used for political profiling. CEO Mark …

Immigration alone can’t keep Canada young

<i>Parisa Mahboubi is a Senior Policy Analyst and William B.P. Robson is President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute</i><p>Canada is getting older. Not just us Canadians as individuals, but our population as a whole.<p>Our fertility rate dropped below the replacement rate of 2.1 required for population …

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

How to Walk Off 10 Pounds

The quick-stepping secret to dropping 10 pounds and flattening your belly in just three weeks.<p>When you want to shed serious weight, walking might not …

Why Can't Everyone Do the 'Asian Squat'?

All the way down! Not on your toes!<p>Among the more practical advice that can be offered to international travelers is wisdom of the bathroom. So let me say, as someone who recently returned from China, that you should be prepared to one, carry your own toilet paper and two, practice your squat.<p>I do …

China

Get Ready For the Oscars With This Red Carpet Shoulder Workout From Simone De La Rue

The 2018 Academy Awards are coming up! On March 4, Hollywood's most beloved stars will gather together for the last award show of the season. Celebrity trainer Simone De La Rue has helped prepare countless women for the Oscars in her time, and she shared a shoulder workout on her Instagram that's …

This Is The Best Exercise For Sculpting Sexy Shoulders

We asked a trainer which is better: dumbbell alternating shoulder presses or lateral raises?<p><i>Check out</i> Women's Health<i>'s Fitness Faceoff every week to learn which moves will best help you reach your fit goals. Here's this week's faceoff:</i><p>Don’t give all the attention to your abs and booty. Strong …

After 4 Years Living In Asia, I'm Suddenly A Minority Again (And It Sucks)

To get to my favorite movie theater in Hong Kong, I had to walk through the thick of touristy Tsim Sha Tsui and down the congested shopping street of Nathan Road.<p>When it was just me, rushing on foot from my apartment to meet my husband or a friend after work, I could make it in 10 minutes flat.<p>But …

Special report: Cheating claims, Christmas McDonald's and throwing matches to catch flights - the reality of pro tennis away from the elite

<i>In the first of a three-part series on the realities of professional tennis, Telegraph Sport learns the effects of high travel costs and pitiful prize money.</i><p>It was Christmas Day 2016, and Jay Clarke was desperately trying to find somewhere – anywhere – in Hong Kong to make a video call to his …

10 Expert Tips to Care for Wood Floors

Whether you’re thinking about adding hardwood floors to your home or just need to take better care of the ones you have, now is the perfect time to …

How a diverse Canada is growing through immigration

Indigenous peoples: The First Nations, Inuit and Métis population has grown 42.5 per cent since 2006, four times faster than the non-Indigenous population. Read more below<p>Immigration: Immigrants who arrived in Canada between 2011 and 2016 make up 16.1 per cent of the total foreign-born population …

Women students are still leaving computer science. Here's why

If you're trying to find women in tech, one place to look might be an introductory computer science class.<p>At Carnegie Mellon University, for instance, 48 percent of the incoming freshman class in computer science for the 2016-17 school year was female.<p>But having a strong showing early on may not be …

College textbooks are going the way of Netflix

<i>This is the second in</i> The Vanishing University<i>, a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America. Here are parts one, three, and four.</i><p>A new copy of Glenn Hubbard and Tony O’Brien’s widely used introductory economics textbook costs more than some smartphones. The …

Textbooks