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The 25 scariest movies of all time—and how to watch them online

When you think of the scariest movies of all time, what comes to mind? <i>The Exorcist</i>, <i>Texas Chainsaw Massacre</i>, <i>The Shining</i>, <i>Halloween</i>? These films are all …

Horror

11 Ways to Keep Houseplants Happy in Winter

Whether your potted plants live indoors year round or have sought temporary shelter from freezing temperatures, they may be looking a little sad …

40 of the best Android apps of 2016

This year saw a great crop of new and updated apps to make your Android device more useful, productive and entertaining.<p>We’ve rounded up 40 of the best ones we tested all through 2016 – flip through our list, find your favorites and be sure to let us know which ones you’re rocking on your own …

17 useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

Most of us have heard of Google's well-known and much-loved tools — Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps, and many more. Those products and services are used by millions of people around the world every day.<p>What many people don't know, however, is that Google actually has a bunch of other features and …

Apps

How to Defrost Your Car Windshield in Less Than a Minute

If you live in a place where it snows for three or more months out of the year, you know that defrosting car windows is not just a slight …

4 Questions That Will Impress Any Hiring Manager in an Interview

It’s something that gets asked by almost every hiring manager at the tail end of almost any job interview: “Do you have any questions for me?” Shrug …

Employment

These 11 Christmas Movies Will Scare the Bejesus Out of You

'Tis the season! But just because it's a time for cheer doesn't mean you need to temper your love of scary-ass movies. Besides, we don't have the energy to pretend all is bright right now.

Finally you can say ‘OK Google’ to command Android Auto in your car

Took long enough<p>“OK Google,” the voice command that can be used with everything from Google Home to the Pixel smartphone, is finally coming to Android Auto — albeit very slowly. As reported by <i>Engadget</i>, the search giant is in the process of rolling out the hands-free, hot word-based command for its …

Why 2016 was one of the greatest years for horror movies ever

Though Disney has taken most of the box-office headlines in 2016 as it nears an industry record of $7 billion earned worldwide in the year, the scrappier horror genre made close to $600 million domestically, according to Box Office Mojo. Not only did several titles find near-universal critical …

The only guide to Tokyo you need before you visit

Photographer Tim Walker and <i>Vogue</i> UK stylist Kate Phelan embarked on a journey to the land of the rising sun. Here, they share some of their favourite …

The 50 Most Scenic Drives Across the Country

When you want to hit the open road, here's where to set your GPS.<p>Here are 50 drives—one in every state—where you'll lose yourself in the surroundings, stumble upon the unexpected, and possibly blank on where you're ultimately headed. Do final destinations really matter?

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Google Pixel XL review: The best Android phone money can buy

Two weeks ago, Google unveiled the first phones it “designed inside and out”: the Pixel and Pixel XL. We had the opportunity to play with the latter device, though you can read our hands-on to get a feel for the smaller Pixel, as well.<p>Keep in mind that these flagship phones, which start shipping on …

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to motivate people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave …

Four major changes to Canada’s housing rules

<i>Are you a first-time home buyer concerned about the housing rule changes? Email RYounglai@globeandmail.com and you could be featured in a story.</i><p>The Liberal government has announced sweeping changes aimed at ensuring Canadians aren't taking on bigger mortgages than they can afford in an era of …

Ambrosio's Cave: a site you mustn't overlook in Varadero's off-the-beaten path | Ernesto Alvarez

Those who know me well know that I’m a unfulfilled archaeologist, because since I was a little boy, I loved to investigate my country’s aboriginal …

Stranger Things: 10 eerie electronic gems to hear if you loved the Netflix show

<b>Netflix’s Stranger Things is an early contender for TV show of the year, and its soundtrack is one of the best TV accompaniments since Angelo</b> …

15 uses for your phone's camera (other than taking selfies)

How to become an expert in reading other people

We'd all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Anti-RRSP arguments are merely financial urban legends

In a recent column, I wrote about an individual who had a large sum of cash and was planning to contribute part of it to a registered retirement savings plan.<p>Well, it wasn't long before the anti-RRSP crowd weighed in.<p>RRSPs are a terrible idea because "you lose the lucrative dividend tax credit and …

Want Your Kids to Be Successful and Happy? Research Recommends This Parenting Style

A new study asks adults about how they were parented to uncover the best way to raise successful kids.<p>When it comes to folk wisdom on how to raise happy and successful kids, we all do the same thing. We look at the families around us and try to identify what's working and what's not. Then we …

Parenting

Your Next Vacation: One of These 5 Unique Islands

Island life is fundamentally different than being on the mainland — no matter where you are in the world. The pace is slower, the cultural traditions …

The Overseas Highway ends in the Land of Margaritas

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Super Guide to Booking a Cruise

There are lots of factors that come into play when booking a cruise. What’s the best way to book it? When do you have to put down a deposit, and how …

Personal Finance

Aer Travel Pack

Just about two years ago now Aer jumped on Kickstarter with a bag that they believed was the ideal solution for carrying office and gym essentials. …

The secret to picking the perfect plane seat

Our Travel Hacks series features top tips to make your next holiday a lot less stressful.<p>In this video, Nick Trend, Telegraph Travel's Consumer Editor, suggests three ways to ensure you get the best possible plane seat.<p>Previous episodes have looked at how to survive a long-haul flight...<p>...how to …

The Mobile Commerce Gap

While nearly two-thirds of online shopping in the US happens on mobile devices, the channel only accounts for 19 percent of sales.<p><b>NEW YORK, United</b> …

The deepest 3-D map of the universe ever made confirms Einstein was a genius

This theory, among other things, stated that the speed of light in a vacuum is the same for all observers, regardless of the source.<p>In 1915, he followed this up with the publication of his theory of General Relativity, which asserted that gravity has a warping effect on space-time.<p>For over a …

What to eat before and after every kind of workout

Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s healthy on a regular basis is not necessarily a good choice for the race course, or even for a workout,” explained Barbara Lewin, RD, a sports …