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How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

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Mullets and VCRs: Why this family committed to living like it's 1986

Morgan Patey and Blair McMillan have committed to living an entire year like it's 1986 to help them unplug and spend time with their kids

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

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Water detected on Saturn’s geyser moon raises hopes of finding alien life

<b>THE FIND</b><p>Scientists working with NASA's Cassini spacecraft have found the strongest evidence yet for an extensive liquid-water ocean beneath the frozen surface of Enceladus, a small, icy moon of Saturn. The moon is believed to have a rocky core, so the ocean would sit atop that core, centred under …

The top 10 small business stories of 2013

1. Three travel gadgets you shouldn't leave home without<p>When it’s time to hit the road, every traveler’s goal is to bring as little as possible, but be sure they have absolutely everything they need. That causes quite an interesting challenge when packing, but there are a few travel gadgets that …

Lightgazing | Japan’s best illumination spots of 2013

Illumination. It’s an odd word to hear in a sentence, made only odder as a seeming tourist destination. But In Japan, especially around this time of …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Ottawa to tighten rules on prepaid credit cards

Ottawa is moving ahead with new regulations on so-called prepaid credit cards, but not in time for the holiday shopping season.<p>A source says the federal government will bring in an array of regulations governing prepaid cards, including an end to expiry dates and a prohibition on charging …

How one man removed himself from the sex-offender registry

And what it means the for the developing system<p>The perpetrator’s name is shielded by a publication ban, a measure put in place to protect the …

Job hunting in the selfie era

After a year of talking to big recruiters, Emilie Cushman knows what they're up against. "You're recruiting thousands of students, or at least getting spammed with thousands of applications. The applicants all look exactly the same because they're all coming out of school," Cushman says. "And …

New or resale. Which home is the better deal?

<b>Question:</b> <b>We're starting a family and looking to buy our first home. We like the idea of buying a newly-built home, but we've been kind of shocked by the prices. We thought a new home a little ways outside the core would be cheaper, but they don't look cheap to us! What's up? Is buying an old</b> …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Updated: Nov. 5, 2017<p>Editor’s Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is …

Giant Hovering Roundabout for Cyclists in the Netherlands

<i>Hovenring</i> is an incredible suspended roundabout conceptualized and designed by IPV Delft specifically for cyclists to safely make their way across congested traffic by traveling overhead. Located between Eindhoven and Veldhoven in the Netherlands, above the Heerbaan/Meerenakkerweg intersection, the …

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Stop irritating your employees

<i>This is the latest news and information for workers and managers from across the Web universe, brought to you by Monday Morning Manager writer Harvey Schachter. Follow us on Twitter</i> @Globe_Careers <i>or join our</i> Linked In <i>group.</i><p>Here are some habits that consultant Art Petty says irk your employees: …

What happened to the man I married?

The other day, my husband and I started talking about a winter vacation. Florida? Arizona? We weren’t sure. It’s hard to plan vacations with him. He doesn’t like to take a lot of time off (he works on contract) because he secretly thinks he might never find employment again.<p>“You know,” I said after …

Giant George Dead: Former Guinness World's Tallest Dog, Has Died

A gentle giant has gone to doggy heaven.<p>Giant George was formerly the world's tallest dog, according to Guinness World Records. With a staggering height of 43 inches, Giant George towered above most living things he came into contact with.<p>Sadly, George passed away last Thursday, one month away from …

Busy Schedule? Try These Easy Ways to Eat Healthy On the Go

Demanding professional careers and busy family lives have many of us longing to be healthier. Poor nutrition can leave us over extended, overwhelmed …

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The ultimate mortgage checklist: 63 steps to negotiating the best deal

Here's what you need to consider ClickTap to see more<p><b>The Rate</b><p>1. Is the rate you're quoting me the lowest I can possibly get, given my qualifications and mortgage preferences?<p>2. If I find a lower rate for a similar product elsewhere, will you match it?<p>3. How many other lenders did you check when …

TELUS SharePlus Data Promos End, 6GB Plan for $65/Month Returns

Back in September Telus offered a double the data promo on its 1GB-3GB SharePlus plans, to match similar promos from Rogers and Bell. As of today the …

Digital piracy not harming entertainment industries: study

British researchers say music, movie industries have been helped by file sharing<p>A new study by researchers at the London School of Economics suggests …

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Ontario issues $50,000 prize for best new energy-conservation apps

Ontario is challenging software developers to create new apps to help residents monitor their electricity use, conserve energy and save money.<p>The Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge is offering $50,000 to support the best new apps that use electricity data collected by smart meters.<p>More than 4.7 …

How far will Quebec go to nurture its video game industry?

It is the one piece of good news that stands out in an otherwise grim Quebec fall. Video game developer Ubisoft Entertainment SA will invest $373-million over seven years and create 500 positions in Montreal.<p>In a province that added a dismal 5,000 jobs in the past year, this private investment …

Stolen phones blacklist launches in Canada

Cellphones, tablets and other wireless devices that have been reported lost or stolen can no longer be activated — and therefore used — on most …

Mobilicity receives creditor protection as it awaits government approval for a potential sale

Mobilicity has announced the approval of protection against its creditors as it waits for Industry Canada to give the nod to a potential sale by an …

BlackBerry valuation under fire as overly generous

There's a $2-a-share gap between how much BlackBerry Ltd.<b>'s</b> largest shareholder believes the company is worth and where some analysts stand on the company's valuation – with investors stuck in the middle.<p>A week after announcing its intent to purchase BlackBerry and take the company private, Fairfax …