Tristen Courtnay

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Blockchain Economic Forum Latokenization Summit June 16-19

<b>When and where is it on?</b><p>San Francisco, June 16-19. http://bef.latoken.com/<p><b>How many years has it been going?</b><p>It’s the third event. The first one was in …

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Wedding Will Cost 800 Times More than an Average Wedding

It's a good thing the royal family's net worth is so astronomical because they're paying for one exorbitantly expensive royal wedding on May 19! The …

Prince Harry weds Meghan Markle: Everything you need to know about the royal wedding

Millions will be glued to their television screens, iPads, iPhones or streaming devices to watch Prince Harry marry American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday.<p>The wedding promises elaborate fanfare and is the culmination of immense planning efforts.<p>Here’s everything you need to know — and a few fun …

Hike to mortgage qualifying rate fresh blow to home hunters’ buying power

Expect a modest slowdown in housing activity and more demand for cheaper housing with the new qualifying mortgage rate, some experts say.<p>The Bank of …

We Spoke to Linda Evangelista About the Only Beauty Product She’s Ever Finished

The product material accompanying Erasa XEP-30 Extreme Line Lifting and Rejuvenation Concentrate should come with a warning: “After regular use, the …

From AC/DC to Aerosmith, Vancouver’s Little Mountain Studios was home to the biggest ’80s rock acts

From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, a nondescript building in Vancouver served as a laboratory for some of the biggest musicians of the …

SHERMANS: Did cops bungle probe of billionaire couple’s deaths?

The deaths of billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey is one of the most high-profile cases the city has seen in years — garnering headlines …

Barry and Honey Sherman: Canadian PM leads mourning of billionaire couple

The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has said he was “saddened” by the sudden death of pharmaceutical billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife as investigators await the results of their autopsies.<p>Toronto police spokesman Mark Pugash said on Saturday the deaths appeared to be suspicious but …

Why Meghan Markle, Like Kate Middleton, Will Never Actually Be a Princess

Meghan Markle may be engaged to Prince Harry, and moving into Kensington Palace, but that doesn’t mean she’ll ever be a princess.<p>As <i>Vogue</i> reported, …

Costco will finally deliver all those giant bulk items with its new grocery service

No longer will you need a pickup truck to successfully shop at Costco.<p>The big-box store just launched CostcoGrocery, which will provide two-day …

Mike Holmes: Got to get unwanted animals out of your place

With autumn here, and the weather starting to cool off, most of us will probably start to spend a lot more time inside our homes. We’re not the only …

Home Improvement

Which tech stock is up 500% since its IPO? Here’s a hint: it’s Canadian

Some students wait tables or landscape gardens to pay for college. Jack McCarthy scoured Midwestern vintage stores for the ugliest Christmas sweaters …

Missing McGill music professor found dead in Montreal

The dean of McGill University's Schulich School of Music says professor Eleanor Stubley, whose body was found after she had been missing for about one week, was utterly devoted to her students.<p>Prof. Stubley, 57, was last seen on Aug. 7 in southwestern Montreal and police confirmed her body was …

Hubble Telescope detects stratosphere on huge alien planet

A huge, superhot alien planet has a stratrosphere, like Earth does, a new study suggests.<p>"This result is exciting because it shows that a common trait of most of the atmospheres in our solar system — a warm stratosphere — also can be found in exoplanet atmospheres," study co-author Mark Marley, of …

Need a new password? Don't choose one of these 306 million

Troy Hunt, the security expert behind Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), has released 306 million previously-pwned passwords in a bid to help individuals and companies ramp up their online security. The passwords have been mined from dozens of data breaches, and now anyone can download them for free.<p>HIBP …

Sex matters: Male bias in the lab is bad science

When I first started doing experimental biology, I noticed that we only looked at males.<p>I was in a fly lab — a very good one — and we could have …

Chain restaurants are now required to post calorie counts — and these meals are the biggest offenders

Award: Worst Cheese in a Leading Role<p>Award: Worst Cocktail Design<p>Award: Most Ridiculous Ending<p>Award: Least Original Breakfast<p>Award: Worst Adapted Pasta<p>Award: Most Damage from a Supporting Vegetable<p>Award: Worst Original Appetizer<p>Award: Worst Visceral Effects<p>Facebook/Buffalo Wild Wings</b> …

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Madonna in Malawi to open children's hospital ward

US pop-singer Madonna has opened a children's hospital wing in Malawi. It was funded by her charity, Raising Malawi.<p>Madonna has officially opened a …

Is Seattle’s minimum-wage debacle coming to Ontario?

Everybody loves Seattle. It's among the nicest, most progressive places on the planet. Three years ago, Seattle announced a bold new plan to hike the minimum wage from $9.47 (U.S.) an hour all the way to $15. The move was widely applauded. Since then, the "Fight for $15" movement has caught on. …

The whole universe fits in one image with a special trick of math

The universe is enormous — so vast that it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like in one image.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA.<p>He created the image below that shows the observable …

Universe

Ontario gets it right with move to higher minimum wage

<i>Lars Osberg is McCulloch Professor of Economics, Dalhousie University. Craig Riddell is Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of British Columbia. Michal Rozworski is Research Analyst at the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations. Jim Stanford is Harold Innis Industry</i> …

Colourful Night Lights at MOTAT to Celebrate Matariki

The seven stars of Matariki are the inspiration behind <i>Night Lights,</i> a bright and colourful event taking place in the evenings at MOTAT in Auckland. …

Goldman Sachs' new online lending business has already hit a $1 billion milestone

It was a departure from what Goldman Sachs is best known for, namely, wealth management, trading, and investment banking.<p>And the business has already hit a $1 billion milestone, according to Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein.<p>Blankfein said in an interview on CNBC's "Mad Money with Jim Cramer" that "we …

Goldman Sachs

Five Steps To Becoming a Successful Artist on Spotify

Spotify has been building out its resources to help musicians who are uncertain about streaming find more success. How to use them to your advantage.<p>From the look of things, streaming is shaping up to be the savior that the music industry has been clamoring for since the early 2000s. But is it …

Canada’s top cash-back reward credit cards

The popularity of credit cards offering cash back rather than travel rewards is definitely on the upswing. Travel cards appear to be a mature category with little innovation these days, But there's a lot of action in the cash-back category – new products and new twists on earning rewards. While …

The payment service banks hope will kill Venmo is called 'Zelle'

Next year, will we be "zelle-ing" people to pay them back for dinner?<p>The payment service that banks hope will quash Venmo will be called Zelle, the</i> …

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls Warren Buffett, Lloyd Blankfein, and Bill Clinton for advice

It's hard work, with long hours, and you have to make decisions that affect tens of thousands of employees.<p>But he has a few people he can turn to for advice, Cook revealed in a lengthy interview with The Washington Post.<p>Those people happen to be former President Bill Clinton, Goldman Sachs CEO …

Bill Clinton

Musk: Tesla's factory will become an 'alien dreadnought'

And evidently, those production problems became severe this year. After the car maker released second-quarter earnings on Wednesday, CEO Elon Musk took analysts questions and revealed how many issues Tesla had with first-half 2016 manufacturing:<p>"We were in production hell," he said. "We climbed out …

Life On Earth May Have Arisen Unusually Early

Now we wait for the rest of the cosmos to catch up<p>In the grand scheme of the cosmos, life on earth might have popped up far sooner than it should have.<p>A team led by Harvard astronomy department chair Avi Loeb crunched some numbers comparing the size of stars to how soon life should form on the …

Universe

Robert Herjavec Throws Party for Boy Whose Prosthetic Leg Was Stolen One Day After Marrying Kym Johnson

Robert Herjavec kept his promise to 4-year-old Liam Brenes, the California boy whose prosthetic leg was stolen.<p>Less than 24 hours after getting …