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Bank robber returns to the scene of his crime 60 years later — for lunch

For the folks at Ottawa's Riviera restaurant, it was a reservation request unlike any other.<p>Six decades ago, the fancy art deco-inspired eatery was …

Bank of Canada

These are the 20 biggest retailers in America

It's no surprise that Walmart and Amazon are two of the biggest retailers in America right now.<p>A recent ranking in the National Retail Federation's Stores magazine used sales data from Kantar Consulting to take a look at the top 100 retailers in America. It found that the biggest retail companies, …

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Kayaking

How one Canadian food court eliminated 117 bags of garbage a day

Reduce, Reuse and Rethink <i>is a CBC News series about recycling. We're exploring why our communities are at a turning point and exploring ways to</i> …

Sustainability

Aerosmith’s old tour van discovered in Massachusetts forest

If you go down to the woods today...<p>A dilapidated van used by rock legends Aerosmith has been found during the filming of a US antiques programme,</i> …

Aerosmith

Guitar Smashers: The 11 Deadliest Ax Wielders of All Time

Musicians are a temperamental lot.<p>When the music is flowing and the vibes are good, we couldn’t be happier.<p>But if our guitars won’t tune, the …

Guitar

Ford brings 'exosuits' to workers in 15 factories

<b>Carmaker Ford is in the process of giving mechanical "exosuits" to 75 workers at 15 of its factories globally, following successful trials of the technology.</b><p>The devices, called EksoVests, wrap around the upper body and assist when lifting or reaching overhead.<p>It is hoped the suits will lower …

Automotive Industry

Pubs closing at rate of 18 a week as people stay at home

<b>Pubs are continuing to struggle with 18 closing a week in Britain, according to the latest industry figures.</b><p>The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) said there were 476 closures in the first six months of the year, 13 more than in the last six months of 2017.<p>Camra's chairman Jackie Parker said the high …

Craft Brewing

Krav Maga: A Primer on the Martial Art of the Israeli Defense Forces | The Art of Manliness

I can’t remember how I first heard about Krav Maga, but I do remember being immediately intrigued. All martial arts have an appeal to most men and …

A perfect day in Whitstable

First up<p>Scandi-cool café <b>Blueprint</b> on Oxford Street is part espresso bar and part bookshop, with a focus on provenance: the beans are from small batch …

Kent

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip-club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI …

Crime

Where are musicians making money these days? On the road — and that’s about it: Alan Cross

We can credit The Beatles as being the first stadium band. When they played Shea Stadium on Aug. 15, 1965, no other act had played in front of so …

Music

In pictures: Blood moon around the world

<b>People in many countries have caught a glimpse of a</b> <b>"</b><b>blood moon</b><b>"</b> <b>for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century</b>.<p>In Greece, the Moon rose behind the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, near Athens.<p>In a lunar eclipse, the Earth stands between its natural satellite and the Sun.<p>Although no longer …

Abu Dhabi

Sean Connery co-wrote a Bond film that was never made

The original 007 co-wrote a caper about nuclear bomb-carrying sharks. It was called Warhead, and elements popped up in later films, writes Nicholas Barber.<p>James Bond has done some memorable things in his time, from dodging laser blasts on a space station to driving an invisible car across a …

Secret Service

Here’s how much each artist was paid at Woodstock ’69; Jimi Hendrix is believed to be on top with $18,000! “1. Jimi Hendrix – $18,000 2. Blood, Sweat and Tears – $15,000 3. Joan Baez – $10,000 4....

Here’s how much each artist was paid at Woodstock ’69; Jimi Hendrix is believed to be on top with $18,000!<p>1. Jimi Hendrix – $18,000<br>2. Blood, Sweat …

The Bizarre Story of the Seattle Mystery Vending Machine

In the city of Seattle, Washington there exists a vending machine that over the years has become something of a local landmark amongst residents who …

Cassette Navigation 1971

(YouTube link)<p>Imagine a GPS (or SatNav, if you're British) in 1971. There was such an idea, but since the satellite technology wasn't there yet, it …

Is Toronto home to the world’s smallest coffee shop? | The Star

In a city that only recently discovered itself, it’s no surprise that land has grown so valuable so quickly. One result is the paradox of …

Beer Can Supremacy: Are Beer Bottles an Endangered Species?

The rise in popularity of the beer can is now being driven by craft brewers.<p>The first time I ever had a sharply hopped pale ale from a can was around …

The Six Most Valuable Guitars of All Time

<b>By Christopher Scapelliti</b><p>John Lennon’s 1962 Gibson J-160E jumbo acoustic-electric flattop smashed world records when it sold for $2.4 million at …

Every Wedding and Summer Party Needs a Prosecco Van

Because the best way to drink Prosecco is on wheels.<p>When it comes to outdoor parties, one UK-based company definitely knows how to beat hot summer days by serving bubbly in the coolest way possible.<p>London-based company Bubble Bros. has converted a tiny Piaggio Ape into a sparkling wine bar on …

Why Dutch teenagers are among the happiest in the world

Teens in Netherlands regularly top life satisfaction tables, with schooling playing a big role<p>In a biology class at a secondary school near Rotterdam, Gerrit the skeleton is not the only one with a permanent grin.<p>The Groen van Prinstererlyceum, which first trialled happiness lessons a decade ago, …

Git

Australia's Largest Known Record Collection With 80,000 Vinyls Is Up For Sale

If you are a fanatic of collecting vinyl, think again. One man, Ken Perkins in Australia amassed a collection of about 80,000 vinyl over his, …

Messi Walks Better Than Most Players Run

In the 12 years since he became the youngest Argentine to score a World Cup goal, Lionel Messi has won more Ballon d’Or trophies, awarded to the …

On Amazon’s Time

At the beating heart of Amazon’s unstoppable ecommerce expansion is a very basic promise: jobs.<p>When a Fulfillment Center opens, the expectation is …

Machine learning predicts World Cup winner - MIT Technology Review

The 2018 soccer World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday and is likely to be one of the most widely viewed sporting events in history, more popular …

Machine Learning

Gossiping Is Good

The surprising virtues of talking behind people’s backs<p>Word on the street is that gossip is the worst. An Ann Landers advice column once characterized it as “the faceless demon that breaks hearts and ruins careers.” The Talmud describes it as a “three-pronged tongue” that kills three people: the …

Psychology

World Cup coming to Canada as United bid wins effort to host soccer’s biggest showcase | The Star

MOSCOW—Alphonso Davies strode across the stage at the Expocentre and treated it like every other stage he’s stepped up on to in his remarkable …

These Blends Should Be in Your Spice Cabinet

Making your own spice blends isn’t particularly challenging, but buying a single bottle of a blend is both more convenient and fiscally responsible …