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'The idea is coming of age': Indigenous Australians take carbon farming to Canada

The Aboriginal Carbon Fund has signed an agreement with Canadian First Nations peoples to share lessons from successful land management program<p>Australia’s world-leading Indigenous land management and carbon farming programs are spreading internationally, with a formal agreement signed to help build …

Australia

First Nations tax exemptions aren’t helping Aboriginals, yet they cost over $1 billion

<b>By Lee Harding</b><p>First Nations populations and on-reserve commerce are growing faster than the Canadian average. This growth should be welcomed by the …

Canada

Chart Every Country's Favorite Book on This Map

Navigate the world of literature through the books that impacted a country’s population the most.<p>A well-intentioned illustrated map colors the globe with book covers representative of popularitywithin their country of origin. Reddit user Backforward24 respectfully pulls beloved literature and …

Maps

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

Top picks from TIME staffers who love a good read.<p><i>This story originally appeared on Time.com.</i><p>Great literature grows out of periods of change, and …

Books

21 Thought-Provoking Books That Will Stay On Your Mind For Days

Prepare to make your bookshelf considerably heavier.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Don't Entrust Economics to the Experts

A new book points out that improving people's lives requires their participation.<p>Why has so much of the world succumbed to populist demagoguery and xenophobic nationalism? To a non-trivial extent, economists may be responsible.<p>This idea finds some support in a new book, "The Econocracy," written by …

Economics

Cheap Airfare to Europe: Fly Almost Anywhere for about $400 Roundtrip!

All three major airline alliances are having very cheap fares sales to Europe. Sales are from dozens of U.S. cities to dozens of cities within …

Flying

215 Hours of Free Foreign Language Lessons on Spotify: French, Chinese, German, Russian & More

In September, we highlighted for you 75 free audio books available on Spotify--books written by the likes of Jane Austen, James Joyce, Charles …

Is Political Science Dying?

While the campus grievance mongers cry for <i>Justice!</i> and continue their drive for power and safe spaces, I note an extraordinary story in the latest …

Political Science

Canada Learning Code initiative aims to reach 10 million Canadians by 2027

A new programming initiative called Canada Learning Code plans to provide 10 million technology education experiences over the next ten years.<p>Aiming …

Canada

Changing How You Ask This Question Will Transform the Way You Network | Inc.com

It's a question you hear at the start of a meeting, while lingering in a waiting room, in line while waiting for coffee, and hundreds of times at conferences and networking events.<p>The dreaded <b>"What do you do?"</b><p>It has some close relatives, like "Where do you work?" and "What's your role at Company …

Entrepreneurship

How a new diet has given me my life back after Irritable Bowel Disease

Having tried and tested medication to help with her debilitating stomach condition for years, Victoria Young found the specific carbohydrate diet - …

What Scientists Mean When They Say 'Race' Is Not Genetic

If a team of scientists in Philadelphia and New York have their way, using race to categorize groups of people in biological and genetic research will be forever discontinued.<p>The concept of race in such research is "problematic at best and harmful at worst," the researchers argued in a new paper …

Genetics

Robert Reich: Paul Krugman just doesn’t get it

The rich have wrested control of our democracy. We need Bernie more than ever, argues the former secretary of labor<p>New York Times columnist Paul Krugman yesterday warned Bernie supporters that change doesn’t happen with “transformative rhetoric” but with “political pragmatism” – “accepting half …

Middle-class

Cover Letters Are Hard to Write—But This Template Makes it a Breeze

“Thanks for helping me customize my resume,” my friend said cheerily. “Now I just have to find the cover letter I used for my last job application …

5 Small Things That Make Recruiters Leave Your LinkedIn Profile (and Never Come Back)

LinkedIn can make or break your chances of getting an interview—you probably already know this. But just like with your resume, what you leave off …

4 Signs You're NOT Acing the Interview - And How to Fix It

You stand up, shake the interviewer’s hand, and head home happy that you nailed the interview. A week later…still no call. What...

8 Ways You Should Be Using LinkedIn (but Probably Aren’t)

LinkedIn, that workhorse of social networks, lacks a lot of the excitement of its peers. It doesn't have Facebook's 1 billion daily active users, …

CSR

If you want to be more successful, stop networking

The biggest reason why connecting with people benefits you is simple: It allows you to extend your reach further, which in turn allows your ideas to make a much bigger impact.<p>The result is that you achieve your goals a lot faster with a few key friends to help you out than if it is just you, …

Success

IMF warns of African economic slowdown

<b>Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is slowing sharply, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.</b><p>In its latest African Economic Outlook, the fund forecasts growth in the region of 3.75% this year, the slowest growth in six years.<p>Next year, the report forecasts growth of 4.25%.<p>Low oil and …

Economic Development

How Many Taxpayers Fall Into Each Income Tax Bracket?

Most taxpayers are aware that the federal income tax is designed to tax individuals with higher incomes at higher rates. Specifically, the income tax …

The Nobel prize in economics was awarded for showing the world as it is—not how it should be

The Nobel prize in economics* has been awarded to Angus Deaton, British-born professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University. The 69-year-old received the award for his research on measuring and understanding consumption, poverty, and welfare, especially in developing …

Economics

How to Have Two Awesome Hours that Change your Work Days Forever (Book Review)

I rarely read books, but if I do read one, it must be the awesome-kind-of-book. One of the books that I recently read is Two Awesome Hours by Josh …

Productivity

Carrick best reads: These careers have the highest pay growth

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>These careers have the highest pay growth</b><br>Offered up for young people and parents who are considering what to study in college or university.<p><b>Why I love investing</b> …

6 scientific tips to improve your writing - Futurity

A new book uses insights into the reading brain to give writers clear-cut, science-based guidelines—and to debunk some classic writing advice.

Writing

Greece’s real tragedy is that it’s just the second act in a ‘crisis trilogy’ threatening the rest of the world

Even as the country turns out to the polls this weekend, financial disasters, or the potential for them, are starting to appear in countries all over the globe<p>As Greece goes to the polls on Sunday, with Alexis Tsipras once again fighting for his political life, all eyes will be on the …

Great Depression

3 Things to Know About Paying Off Student Loan Debt

Not all debts are created equal.<p>Americans have a total of $1.2 <i>trillion</i> in student loan debt, and the average new 2015 graduate with loans will leave …

Personal Finance

Glamour Editors Reviews of Warner No Side Effect's Bra That Stops Armpit Fat | Glamour

When Warner's Bra launched a new commercial that focused on the company's No-Side effects bra, our interest was piqued. The bra, originally introduced in 2014, claimed that with it's "groundbreaking design" it would solve the problem of sleevage, also known as armpit fat, side-arm fat, or underarm …

Clothing

KRUGMAN: Europe is crazy to let Greece implode, but, given this, Greece is doing the right thing

The fact that no one really knows is not helping to set minds at ease.<p>Nor are memories of the last time governments intentionally allowed a major financial player to fail — namely, the US investment bank Lehman Brothers in the fall of 2008.<p>Amid this tension, everyone's pointing fingers, and a lot …

Economics

Scorching Vancouver house prices put pressure on politicians

The average price for detached homes within the city of Vancouver has rocketed to a record $2.23-million as the provincial government faces pressure to cool off the scorching housing market.<p>Prices for those coveted properties in Vancouver proper have surged amid low interest rates, limited listings …

Canadian Real Estate