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12 Habits Of Successful Young Entrepreneurs

Copying these habits of successful young entrepreneurs won’t guarantee you success, but it can’t hurt either.<p>We’re obsessed with studying the habits of successful people to figure out how to better structure our days and lives.<p>But how can you tell if your daily habits put you on the right track to …

Small Footprint, Soaring Stature: Modern vertical house maximizes views and nature

This “earthy-meets-industrial” house by Coates Design Architecture holds its head up high here on Bainbridge Island in Washington State. The home’s …

12 books that make you want to travel

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, here are our picks for books that make you want to pack your bags and trot the globe<p>Evoking jagged landscapes, mysterious cultures, and mouth-watering dishes, literature has the power to make us yearn to travel. Here are our picks of …

8 Simple Meditations That Can Change Your Life

What are you waiting for? The daily meditation you've been trying to commit to for years is here.<p><i>Photo by Joel Micah Miller</i><p>Meditation sounds so easy: Just sit still for as long as it takes to let your mind go blank, and feelings of negativity or distress will drift away. But who has such limitless …

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4 Food Rules For Strength Training

How your diet should (and shouldn't) change when you amp up your workout routine<p>When it comes to healthy eating for a fit and active lifestyle, certain facts are undeniable: Water is crucial, you can eat as many veggies as you want, and weight loss/maintenance is more a result of diet than …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

Consider this your weight-loss cheat sheet.<p>Lots of people call on nutritionists to help them overhaul their diets when they want to slim down. But what do R.D.s make sure to eat themselves if they notice their jeans have gotten a little snug? We surveyed 10 to find out which foods they swear by …

The to-do list method that actually works

I'm pretty sure there is no new information you could come up with as it relates to productivity and procrastination. Just about anything I could tell you has been written about at some point by someone, and in many cases, at many points by many someones.<p>So with that in mind – knowing that you've …

Eleven tips to de-stress your life

Have you ever wondered why after a stressful experience – like getting into a fight with your spouse or hearing that your office is announce massive layoffs, you have a physical reaction like a headache or stomach pain?<p>Being stressed isn't a fun experience. On top of the physical symptoms, stress …

10 National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

These lesser-known locales are just as breathtaking as Yellowstone and Yosemite

Follow these six rules to accomplish more each day

Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. We can have all of the best ideas in the world, …

Canadians' Earnings By Province: What A Difference A Couple Time Zones Makes

The median after-tax income for a family in Canada was $71,700 in 2012, according to StatsCan’s latest income survey, released last week.<p>But what …

Still Stuck for Gift Ideas?! 45 Edible Gifts to Whip Up for Everyone on Your List

It’s hard to believe we’re already a few days away from Xmas. (Seriously, where did 2014 go?) With tree decorating, holiday parties and Christmas decor DIYs, it’s a miracle we can even tie our shoes. If you’re still struggling to think of gift ideas for your loved ones, we’re here to help. We’ve …

22 Airport Hacks to Remember Before Your Next Flight

Traveling is always a fun and exciting experience, but getting through the airport can be a struggle. If it happens to be an unlucky day, you'll get stuck with long lines, rude airport security officials, or delayed flights. Luckily with just a little bit of research, there are many ways you can …

Rocky Mountain House Christmas Light Display To Shine For The Last Time (VIDEO)

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is stringing lights for Santa’s reindeer!<p>Alfred von Hollen’s Christmas lights display, by far the most popular …

Why I’m buying more of this bank stock

<i>John Heinzl is the dividend investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here<i>. You can see his model portfolio here.</i><p>It's been nearly three months since my last Strategy Lab update, so today I'll review how my model dividend portfolio has been faring. I'll also disclose what …

Avoid these eight mistakes as as new leader

It's not uncommon for new leaders to make mistakes, but I argue that some of these can be avoided.<p>Below are eight of those mistakes and how to avoid them:<p>1. Thinking you need to make every decision. Trying to make every decision will only turn you into a micro-manager. Strong leaders know there are …

Bill Nye: ‘Science is true, whether or not you believe it’

With his new book <i>Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation</i>, the Science Guy and Emmy-winning educator Bill Nye says he wants an evolution – says he wants to "change the world." We spoke to him about the religion-versus-science debate from New York, in advance of his appearance at the Queen …

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

There’s more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s …

Oil boom triggering cowboy shortage across Canada

There's been a lot of attention paid to how Canada's oil boom has helped make gasoline cheaper. What many people may not realize is that the boom is also driving up the prices they pay for burgers and steaks.<p>Surging energy investment in the Prairie Provinces, home to most of the nation's farms and …

The Globe 100: The best books of 2014

<i>Globe Books editors and reviewers name their favourite reads of the year, from fiction to poetry to kids' picks - and everything in between</i><p><b>On the mark: Books editor Mark Medley's 5 favourite books of the year</b><p><i>All My Puny Sorrows</i>, by Miriam Toews (Knopf Canada) A harrowing but ultimately uplifting …

Underwater bedroom over a coral reef: you haven't seen a hotel room like this

(Jesper Anhede/Genberg Art UW Ltd)<p><b>The Manta Resort Pemba Island</b><p>North Pemba, Tanzania; themantaresort.com; 16 rooms from $350 (U.S.) a night; one underwater room from $1,500 a night.<p>When Tony Soprano offers to let you sleep with the fishes, you’re not long for this world. But when the Manta Resort …

Seven important tax tips to consider before year-end

What's on your to-do list before year-end? At my house, we talked about this over dinner last weekend. My son, Win, turned 16 recently and so driving as much as possible is on his list. I'm not sure he's really ready for the road.<p>I asked him a simple question: "Who has the right of way when four …

Bombardier halves promised TTC streetcar delivery in latest delay

Bombardier Inc. has cut by more than half the number of streetcars it is promising to deliver to Toronto this year, the latest in a series of delays that has left the TTC head and city politicians outraged.<p>The Toronto Transit Commission has been struggling for nearly two years to get a meaningful …

I got fired after my operation

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>I was off work for three months following an operation. This was the second operation I had recently. As soon as I returned to work, I was fired. The worst part is that because my former employer has less than 50 employees, they can fire me for whatever reason they want. I have zero …