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The complete guide to the best tablets on the market

Apple<p>Apple’s bigger slab: iPad Air<p>Apple’s original tablet received a significant rebuild this fall and was rebranded as the iPad Air, and justifiably so: It’s the thinnest, lightest version of the 9.7-inch display device yet. Weighing in at one pound, it’s 28 per cent lighter and 20 per cent …

Abraham Lake In Winter Is Gorgeous.. And Explosive (PHOTOS)

Photographs of Abraham Lake frozen in the middle of winter rival, in beauty and awe, those of any other Alberta mountain lake.<p>It may be man-made but …

Nelson Mandela’s final resting place promises to be a point of contention

When the time comes, will it be home or away?<p>It’s dusk on a Friday evening in Qunu, and the N2 highway is the village’s most happening scene. The …

Yes, 'Irregardless' Is a Word

<i>Originally posted on Arrant Pedantry:</i><p>My last post, "12 Mistakes Nearly Everyone Who Writes about Grammar Mistakes Makes," drew a lot of comments, some supportive and some critical. But no point drew as much ire as my claim that <i>irregardless</i> is a word. Some stated flatly, "Irregardless is not a …

Which puzzle is celebrating its 100th birthday? Need a clue?

The word "FUN" looms large at the top of the first crossword that appeared out of nowhere on Dec. 21, 1913 – luring in people who should have known better than to put their trust in a three-letter word for simple amusement.The crossword has since occupied a century's worth of brainpower, and it …

Crossword Puzzles

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Cordcutter gift guide: Best TV streaming boxes for Canada

Apple<p>Best streaming media player: Apple TV (Third Generation)<p>I’m not going to lie to you: There’s more sophisticated streaming media hardware out there, and we’re going to talk about it later in this guide. But here’s the thing: When you plug a streaming device into your television, you expect it …

Top business books of 2013

The best business book of the year echoes the work of powerhouse author Jim Collins (<i>Good to Great</i>), although it lacked the same buzz. But it went one better than Mr. Collins, boiling down success to just three rules. And, oh yeah, like Mr. Collins's work, it turns some of our cherished management …