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The American election explained — for Canadians!

Can I run for president?<p>Well, no, you can’t. Not if you’re Canadian (unless you’re the Ted Cruz kind of Canadian, then you’re fine).<p>Here in Canada, …

The Most Powerful Lesson I’ve Ever Learned In Business

How to lead by first principles when everything is at stake<p>One morning in the depths of the 2001/2002 recession, a decision was looming large at a …

Google I/O Wrap-Up: Android M, Photos, Cardboard, and Everything Else

Woohoo! Google I/O is just the best. We just got a view of Google’s plans for the your future. Here’s all the most interesting stuff you might have …

Fighting gender stereotypes: Ten rules for raising active girls

One of the big questions around the inactivity crisis is why females are less active than males.<p>Dr. Dean Kriellaars, professor at the University of Manitoba's College of Rehabilitation Sciences, has found that a huge divergence in skills between boys and girls emerges as early as Grade 4. According …

A chance at a new life after the fall of Saigon 40 years ago

Forty years ago this week, my parents rushed my three-month-old sister and me onto a plane, and brought us to the New World. Like many newcomers to the West, we eventually arrived in Southern California. Unlike many others, we chose to keep moving to Canada – to escape the cold.<p>That joke has been …

Squeezed, and loving it: 5 kids, 2 adults in a 1,000-square-foot condo

Adrian Crook has discovered life is better once you abandon the accepted wisdom that you need a house and backyard to raise happy kids.<p>A divorced dad, Mr. Crook lives in a 1,023-sq.-ft. high-rise rental condo with his five children and partner Sarah Zaharia. He has three boys and two girls, ages 8, …

Vancouver Special Reno: An Old Family Home Blossoms Into Something Special

The first time Anita laid eyes on the boxy B.C. design known as a Vancouver Special, she was far from impressed.<p>"When my brother and I saw this house …

The Quiet Workout: A Killer Home Routine That Won’t Annoy Your Neighbors

Between an insane work or school schedule, a freak thunderstorm, and crowded locker rooms, exercising at home can easily trump trudging to the gym. …

The 20-Minute Pilates Workout for Any Fitness Level

All the straps, springs, and moving parts of a typical Reformer class make Pilates seem almost scary compared to those yoga classes full of …

Workouts

The Interval Running Workout to Make Time Fly on the Treadmill

We're sure there are some people who truly enjoy their hour-long runs on the treadmill—and more power to ‘em. But for many of us, just the thought of …

How to scan and archive your old printed photos

Chances are you have a stack of photo albums collecting dust in a closet somewhere. Maybe they make for a fun coffee-table chat, but if you want to share your memories with friends and family online, or create a backup of your photos, where do you start?<p>There are several ways to go about digitizing …

Vancouver’s high-tech makeover

When the guides of the future plan the itinerary for the walking tour dubbed "Vancouver: Tech City," they'll start in Railtown. After all, this is where the social media company Hootsuite emerged in 2008, amid the cheap, converted warehouses between the Downtown Eastside and the docks on Burrard …

​Stitch screenshots together on iOS with Tailor

It's safe to say we've all taken screenshots of an iMessage or Facebook Messenger conversation and sent them to someone else. The method is far easier than having to recap the conversation yourself, but sending multiple screenshots at once isn't always the best experience for those on the receiving …

Scientists Are Wrong All the Time, and That's Fantastic

On February 28, 1998, the eminent medical journal <i>The Lancet</i> published an observational study of 12 children: Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, …

Should you pay your kids to do chores?

The phrase "the value of a dollar" is misleading. The truth is, there are so many values contained in a buck it's hard to count them all. It's these values we are trying to impart when we give kids an allowance – that money has to be earned, that not every desire can be instantly gratified, that …

9 Healthy Smoothie Bowl Recipes You'll Want to Dive Into

If we’ve learned anything from our Instagram feed lately, it's that smoothie bowls are one of the biggest breakfast trends out there—and for good …

For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won't Do

Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes, must really hate bananas. Because according to his concert rider, which was recently made public, he doesn't want to lay eyes on one at his concerts.<p>A "rider" is the set of unusual contractual demands that some pop stars make of their hosts when they're on …

A Visit to the Forgotten Volcano That Once Turned Europe Dark

The following is excerpted from <i>Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World</i>, by Alexandra Witze and Jeff …

How Three Guys With $10K and Decades-Old Data Almost Found the Higgs Boson First

Author: Joshua Batson. Joshua Batson Science<p>Date of Publication: 01.23.15.<p>Time of Publication: 6:45 am. 6:45 am<p>On a fall morning in 2009, a team of …

It's Time to Fix America's Infrastructure. Here's Where to Start

President Obama believes America must build "21st century infrastructure—modern ports, stronger bridges, faster trains and the fastest Internet," and …

Why Did Vaccinated People Get Measles at Disneyland? Blame the Unvaccinated

The misery of a measles outbreak at the Happiest Place on Earth is an irony even the most jaded epidemiologist could do without, but the 52 cases …

A Convertible Pannier You Can Strap to Your Back or Bike

For long distance two-wheeled adventures, one of the least burdensome ways to tote your stuffs is to strap panniers to either side of your rear …

A Superbly Designed Camera Bag With Compartments Like Whoa

If you're one of those <i>a-place-for-everything-and-everything-in-its-place</i> people who also happens to be a serious photographer, this is the camera bag …

Fantastically Wrong: The Bizarre Mirages That Once Scared the Bejesus Out of Sailors

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 01.28.15.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Jesuit priests aren’t especially known for …

The Not-So-Crazy Plan to Build an Ice-Skating Highway Through Edmonton

Considering most the rinks are circular, ice skating doesn't seem like an especially good way to actually get somewhere other than where you started. …

Wheel Simple: Two Excellent New Single-Speed Bikes for Any Kind of Terrain

BEST FOR: City dwellers who love dirt—and don't mind a bit of extra weight.<p>The Nature Boy has always been a do-it-all kind of machine, great for …

Cyclo-cross

Review: Fitbit Charge HR

I find myself in a quandary about activity trackers. I'm already a very active person—a competitive athlete, even (I race bikes). Do I need one? How …

A Smart Backpack That Isolates Your Stinky Gym Clothes

<b>Gym clothes and</b> work stuff have always kept an uneasy peace—they can sometimes grudgingly occupy space in the same backpack, but if you're not …

BMW's Electric i3 May Be the Perfect Cyclist's Car

I love fresh air. I love the open road, and any way of getting around that doesn't require fossil fuel. I live in Seattle. I recycle. I ride bikes, a …