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The 'supply-and-demand model of labor markets is fundamentally broken,' and that's why you're not getting a pay raise anytime soon

Troy Taylor, the CEO of the Coca-Cola franchise for Florida, was asked at a recent conference of the Federal Reserve's Dallas branch whether he expected pay raises in the future. The context to the question is that America has ultralow unemployment. In fact, it has even reached what policymakers …

Economics

Why going beyond stocks and bonds can boost your portfolio in high-risk markets

Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to defining risk. A person’s background and their experiences all help shape this perspective but …

14 Gorgeous Shade-Tolerant Plants That Will Bring Your Shaded Garden Areas to Life

Do you have a shaded area in your yard that it seems like nothing will grow?<p>I feel your pain because I have the same problem spots in my yard. But …

Canadians end up the big losers in the apocalyptic climate change debate | The Star

It’s now clear the Canadian debate over climate change and carbon pricing is serving no one’s interests.<p>It was always idealistic, if not naïve, to …

Doug Ford ducks questions about London West candidate

Doug Ford’s campaign staff ducked questions Tuesday about what he did to vet a London candidate who admits to a history of reckless behaviour that …

How to install Kodi on Chromecast

All about Kodi<p>We also looked at:<br>1. How to install Kodi on iPhone/iPad without jailbreaking<br>2. How to install Kodi on Android and Android TV<br>3. How to …

12 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Maps Could Do

Some of the best features of Google’s mapping app are among the hardest to find—until you know where to look.<p>Google Maps is great for just getting around. But don’t be fooled: The app is much more than a glorified Garmin. Maps has all sorts of powerful features and time-saving shortcuts that aren’t …

Maps

White Evangelicals Are The Most Fragile Of All White People

I once attended a missions conference run by a predominately white evangelical organization where, for one night, black styles of worship, preaching and spirituality were the focus. The worship team wore Black Lives Matter shirts and the preacher exhorted the thousands present to repent of the ways …

A sound debate about Canada’s emissions, brought on by fury over Trans Mountain

<i>Tom Rand is the lead clean-tech adviser at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.</i><p>Absent the Paris Accord, the furor over the Trans Mountain pipeline is overblown. Despite the escalating rhetoric of provincial Premiers John Horgan and Rachel Notley, jurisdiction falls squarely on the federal …

Blockchain can lead to less greedy companies — seriously

A new wave of companies is coming which will view the sharing of revenue with their users as natural part of doing business. This vision is fixed in code, written down in smart contracts on a blockchain protocol. These contracts automatically secure and execute the vision, and the operation of the …

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Economics

The real costs and benefits of carbon pricing

Opinion: Yes, carbon pricing, like all climate policies, will have economic costs. But that doesn’t mean we should take no policy action.<p><i>Dale Beugin</i> …

Uniting progressives to defeat Doug Ford | The Star

For voters who care deeply about progressive policies and values in Ontario, it’s not too early to start thinking about how to stop Doug Ford from …

Canada

Ignore The Conservatives Crying Wolf Over Liberal Budget Deficit

While it would always be preferable to balance the budget, there is little reason to worry about running a deficit equaling roughly one per cent of …

Sana Labs wants to disrupt $5 trillion edtech market - Zuck and Tim Cook are impressed

Joel Hellermark, 21, wants to change education for good.Sana Labs<p><b>Sana Labs is an education tech startup founded by Joel Hellermark, 21.</b><p><b>It provides an artificial-intelligence platform designed to individualize a student's learning in subjects like language and math.</b><p><b>Applying AI to education has so</b> …

Climate change soon to cause movement of 140m people, World Bank warns

Climate change will result in a massive movement of people inside countries and across borders, creating “hotspots” where tens of millions pour into already crowded slums, according to the World Bank.<p>More than 140 million people in just three regions of the developing world are likely to migrate …

World Bank

Statins and hayfever pills could be driving antibiotic resistance, warn scientists

Statins and hayfever pills could be fuelling antibiotic resistance by changing the growth of bacteria in the human gut, scientists have found.<p>Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) looked at the impact of 1,000 common drugs on the 40 strains of gut bacteria and found that …

How to protect your Facebook privacy – or delete yourself completely

If the revelations that Cambridge Analytica acquired the records of 50 million Facebook users has you wondering how to protect your own personal information, you may already have discovered the maze of privacy settings the social networking site offers.<p>First, the good news: the feature that allowed …

Privacy

Forget Canopy Growth Corp, Aurora Cannabis and Aphria Inc : This Next Crop of Cannabis IPO’s could be this year’s unicorns

Canopy Growth Corp (TSE:WEED) (OTCMKTS:TWMJF) (FRA:11L1), Aphria Inc (TSE:APH) (OTCMKTS:APHQF) (FRA:10E), and Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSE:ACB) …

Cannabis

Tom Kitchin’s recipe for peppered fillet steaks

A genuine classic, above and beyond changing tastes and fads – this is perfect for those times when you’re looking to show off a little<p>This is a classic, a dish that will never go out of fashion. If you’re looking for a treat or to impress someone, this is at the top of my list. Whenever I make …

Recipes

Firefox can block pesky site notification requests

Website push notifications can be helpful. The way you're asked to enable those notifications? Not so much -- the constant requests can drive you up the wall when you're just trying to check the latest news. Mozilla is coming to your rescue. Its newly released Firefox 59 for the desktop gives you …

‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

Mental Health

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make money from home and are limited to what they already have in …

7 oral sex moves you're going to want your partner to try

Ask them to do these immediately.<p>Oral sex is freakin' awesome... if done right. It's great being able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. But while taking a totally hands-off approach can be blissful, it's a very wise idea to know what you like (or want to try out), and ask for it.<p>“Oral sex is …

What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

Guns

It's Time to Say It: Retirement Is Dead. This Is What Will Take Its Place

The tired old notion of retiring is absolutely the wrong way to think about the most important part of your life.<p><b>We get old when the weight of our memories and regrets starts to exceed that of our dreams.</b><p>When it to comes to the topic of retirement, the old rules no longer apply.<p>In 1935, when the …

Retirement

The best hookup apps for casual daters

The biggest players in the online dating scene tend to emphasize the chance for a lasting connection. But the reality is, plenty of people out there …

Microsoft To Embrace Decentralized Identity Systems Built On Bitcoin And Other Blockchains

In a new post today, Microsoft announced their embrace of public blockchains, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, for use in decentralized identity systems. Initially, the longtime tech giant will support blockchain-based decentralized IDs (DIDs) through the Microsoft Authenticator app.<p>Unlike the forms …

Blockchain

Family values are no longer conservative values

At some point, the long-running movie known as conservative politics dropped its Family rating, and lately it seems to have given up on Parental Guidance.<p>Family values have ceased to be a conservative thing. The United States has dropped the farthest from the family tree, its Republicans embracing …

Best Kodi Box 2018: Top Android set-top boxes for Kodi streaming

<b>Kodi is one of the most popular streaming platforms around, but it won’t run on just any ol’ set-top box – for most people, an Android TV-powered</b> …