Michele Simpson

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Elon Musk turns 47 today — here's the incredible story of how he went from getting bullied in school to the most interesting man in tech

On Thursday, Musk turns 47 years old, and he's already racked up a long string of victories.<p>As CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, founder of The Boring Company, and cofounder of OpenAI, Musk seems to be everywhere all at once, pushing all kinds of incredible new technologies. He's said he won't be happy …

Elon Musk

The dragon in the room

Hostility toward rich, Chinese newcomers has left many asking the same question: Why is Canada willing to take our money, but then belittle us? Frances Bula talks to a hesitant community<p>At an ornately decorated Chinese café on a back road in suburban Richmond, three dozen people are picking at …

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

Recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat, the Mediterranean diet is easy to follow with this 7-day meal plan.<p>The …

Healthy Eating

The New York Times Wants To Know How Canada Became So Cool

It’s official. The New York Times thinks Canada is “hip.” Or, more accurately, “hip?”<p>In a piece published Saturday, “With the Rise of Justin Trudeau, …

We aren't talking enough about cybersecurity

The top five issues are: the economy, education, energy and environment, immigration and health care. The sub issues were listed as: Civil rights, disabilities, fiscal responsibility, foreign policy, taxes and a dozen more.<p>Cybersecurity was not listed at all.<p>Let me tell you what is strange about …

The rise of Satya Nadella, the game-changing CEO of Microsoft

Microsoft Windows 8 had been a disaster. Microsoft employees were constantly battling behind the scenes for supremacy. And all the while, consumers and developers alike were losing the faith.<p>Times change.<p>Now, in 2016, Microsoft has found its groove again as a company that provides software and …

Life at $20 a barrel: What the oil crash means for Canada

As the price of crude plunges, and drags the loonie with it, the pain stretches far beyond the Alberta oil patch. What’s next for Canada’s economy?<p>In …

Oil

This is the mistake almost everyone makes when buying a new camera

The best single piece of advice I've ever received as a photographer wasn't about technique. It was about equipment.<p>It came from my friend and photo-mentor Candice Cusic, a wedding photographer and photojournalist who won a Pulitzer Prize as part of a Chicago Tribune team in 2000. I was getting …

State of the Union: Meet Cody Keenan, President Obama's Speechwriter

Cody Keenan started his political career in a windowless office in Washington.<p>Thirteen years later, he's still in one. Only now it's at the White House.<p>Keenan, Obama's chief speechwriter, was up until early Tuesday morning in that corner room in the basement, making final, frantic edits to his …

The White House

What ‘Bob from Calgary’ really meant when he posted his NYT comment

<i>Robert Summers is a researcher and instructor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta.</i><p>A number of years ago, while visiting Calgary, I glibly signed up to The New York Times to post an off-the-cuff comment in response to a Paul Krugman article. Apparently, …

Here's How To Actually Eat Healthier This Year

This one-week clean eating challenge is a healthy eating boot camp that'll teach you how to cook awesome food all year long.<p>It's great to want to eat healthier but crash diets don't work — you need a sustainable plan. So, with the help of nutritionist Abby Langer, we put together a weeklong meal …

The Ten Commandments of winter driving

<b>Thou Shalt Purchase Winter Tires</b><p>Few drivers understand winter tire design, or what "all-season" really means. All-season tires are a major compromise and can increase stopping distances in slippery conditions by more than 300 per cent compared with dedicated winter tires.<p>The key to maintaining …

‘Let’s open our hearts’: Justin Trudeau's holiday message for Canadians | The Star

I see it in the overflowing bins collecting toys for children, who deserve nothing in life but happiness and hope.<p>In these quiet, often …

Canada

TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

Fairy tales are where you find them, but any number seem to begin in the dark German woods where Angela Merkel spent her childhood.<p>The girl who would …

Europe

Why Obama and Trudeau are so close

When you're the leader of the third party in the House of Commons, you have a lot of time on your hands. Justin Trudeau spent some of that time cultivating relations with the American embassy and, through it, the Obama administration.<p>That investment is paying off, with President Barack Obama and …

The value of going ‘dark’ on vacation

<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>This summer, one of my companies, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, had a major …

Liberals detail how they will roll back TFSA contribution limits

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau confirmed Monday that the contribution limit on the tax-free savings account will drop back to $5,500 from $10,000 effective Jan. 1, 2016, but that the limit for 2015 will remain untouched. Mr. Morneau also announced that contributions will be indexed to …

Google Glass 2.0 could be a funky-looking flexible device with images viewable by both eyes (but probably not)

Google seems to be keeping its options open on what the next generation of Google Glass may look like. We’ve previously seen a larger prism reportedly destined for the Enterprise Edition, and last week heard that the company is working on two audio-based models without a screen via Project Aura.<p>A …

Ski Deals - Ski Travel and Budget Tips

Ski deals can be found in any one of three or four seasons in which snow is present.<p>There are the times early in the year and near the end of the …

Skiing

Tapped phone led Paris attack leader to his death

PARIS (Reuters) - Police watched the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks being led by a woman into an apartment the evening before both died there in a raid by special forces, a police source said on Friday.<p>A police officer stands guard at Place de la Republique a week after a series of …

Terrorism

Refugees will face a cultural cliff in Canada — and Canadians will be tested too

“All I know about Canada is the weather.”<p>That is what Ali Alali, a former Syrian culture ministry clerk who fled ISIL with his family last year, told …

Q&A: Why we should be horrified, but not shocked, at Paris

A Q&A with expert Phil Gurski, a longtime analyst at Canada’s spy agency, on the allure of terrorist groups like ISIS<p>Long before the so-called …

How dividend investing can help you raise your family

Over the years, I've written dozens of columns about dividends: Dividends are great for retirees, dividends get a tax break, dividend stocks have outperformed non-dividend stocks, dividend stocks pay you to sit there and do nothing.<p>All true. But today, I want to explore a benefit of dividend …

Will early retirement put a dent in this couple’s long-term plans?

A bout of cancer a few years back got Melody thinking about how she'd like to spend the rest of her life.<p>"The thought of a recurrence is never far from my mind," Melody writes in an e-mail. "It is this thought that is prompting me to question whether I should leave my career behind earlier than I …