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Understanding shale oil and the controversial practice of 'fracking'

The Globe and Mail's Sherrill Sutherland explains what is shale oil, how it is drilled and why it's important to the energy industry

Justin Trudeau and the niqab

What Justin Trudeau says and what the Federal Court said<p>Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau stood and said Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s side was being …

Stepping up retirement income – GIC ladders still work

Like most retirees, Marcel Rainville relies on savings to fund his lifestyle. In fact, he and his wife are almost entirely dependent on their savings for retirement income.<p>"In our particular situation, my wife and I didn't have formal work pension plans," says the 66-year-old Winnipegger. "So …

Using an iPad Before Bed May Be Wrecking Your Sleep and Your Health

I've always been a bookworm, in fact my passionate enthusiasm for the collection of books might classify me as a borderline bibliomaniac. I grew up …

Canadian downloaders should expect a copyright notice in the mail

Have you recently downloaded a song, or a movie, or a TV show, from a site or service that didn't ask for money, and may or may not have been of dubious legality? You might be getting a notice in your inbox.<p>Millions of Canadians could receive copyright infringement notices in the coming days as …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63

View 18 Photos<p>The 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 has gone through some big changes. As previously reported, the last-gen C63 AMG's 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 is gone, replaced by a new and fancy 4.0-liter twin-turbo eight-cylinder that's similar to the one in the <b>2016 Mercedes-AMG GT</b>. Then, of course, …

Mercedes-Benz

There is no magic formula for small-business success – only this

I've been asked many times to lay out my magic formula for building a successful small or medium-sized business. I usually respond by saying there's no magic, only hard work and experience.<p>While this is certainly true, the success of a small or medium-sized business depends on dedicated execution …

With a new Harry Potter story out, 4 ways to profit from the wizard

Hey muggles, are you ready to make some money?<p>More than 15 years after the first Harry Potter book debuted, interest in the series appears to be on …

Harry Potter

What investors must know about new accounting rules

A huge new set of rules on revenue recognition from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board, …

Investing

Tremble at These Surreal, Sky-High Urban Roller Coasters

Officials at Toronto's Pearson International Airport are warning it won't be a normal travel day today due to fallout from yesterday's extensive delays and cancellations caused by freezing temperatures. http://cbc.sh/oUepUMU (Photo: David Donnelly/CBC)

Paul Walker, 1973–2013: A Retrospective in Filmic Sheetmetal

<i>The Fast and the Furious</i> star and noted enthusiast Paul Walker died Saturday afternoon in Santa Clarita, California, after the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT in which he was a passenger crashed and caught fire. The driver and owner of the Porsche was Roger Rodas, Walker’s longtime friend, racing partner, …

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Living Rooms

Honda announces three new VTEC turbo motors

Oh, be still, my beating heart.<p>Honda has just given every fan in the world what they've been waiting for: The kids in Tokyo have announced a trio of new turbocharged VTEC engines.<p>I'll let that sink in for a minute.<p>The three engines include a 1.0-liter three-cylinder, a 1.5-liter four-cylinder, and …

Apple’s Spaceship-Styled Headquarters Set To Make A Grand Visual Statement

Apple and revolutionary design go hand in hand and while it might not be interior design, it still is something that we find fascinating. But the new …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Man makes record-setting drive across the US in 28 hours, 50 minutes

Records, as the say, are made to be broken. Whether that's cramming the most hot dogs down your gullet, running a faster mile, or yes, driving across the United States, odds are that there's someone out there wants to eat more, run faster or drive harder. Speaking of that last example, the record …

Oreos more addictive than cocaine, study finds

If you've ever consumed an entire row of Oreos – daresay the whole package – only to wonder why and how, researchers from Connecticut College believe they've arrived at an explanation.<p>Your brain might like the sandwich cookies even more than cocaine.<p>The study subjected lab rats to two comparative …

Top Gear hosts made slightly creepy in 1:18 scale

If having the trio of <i>Top Gear</i> presenters on your TV isn't enough for you, you can always buy these new action figures. While the detail of the 1:18-scale models of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May is high, something may have been lost in the translation; for one, their heads arguably …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

Will Generation Y redefine work or fall into line?

Is Canadian corporate culture in for a major shake up? Count me among those who will be on the sidelines, popcorn in hand, waiting for the ground to shift when Guy Laurence, the incoming chief executive officer at Rogers Communications steps up to the plate.<p>For those not familiar with Mr. Laurence, …

10 Photos That Definitively Prove Math Is Really, Really Hard

Sure, we all know math is hard. But c'mon, advertising the price of something isn't exactly advanced trigonometry. Let's get it together people!<p><b>1. Why pay less when you could pay more?</b><p><b>2. Count 'em: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9... 20 calories!</b><p><b>3. Yeah... that's not the quadratic formula.</b><p><b>4. No wonder we never</b> …