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Plans for 800 new London art and design studios rejected

A proposal by architects SelgasCano to turn a south London car park into 800 creative workspaces has been rejected by the local council.<p>The Bold Home …

Boris Johnson

Apple, Microsoft, and Google are trying to incite a quiet app revolution

Reports have been circulating that Google is working on a hybrid operating system that combines the best of Android and Chrome OS, while simultaneously promising to keep supporting the two independently.<p>It's the perfect example of this dilemma in minature.<p>Google, a company famously and perpetually …

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Rex Murphy: This election will come down to the measure of one man — Stephen Harper

This has been one great sprawl of an election, which has ricocheted from the great to the small, from the Duffy courtroom to the oath of citizenship, …

Bralettes, midi skirts, replacing oversized sweaters and maxi skirts in hot Google search data

The bralette is a crop top, except shorter and with lace.<p>You may not have heard of it, but the teeny lace top was #1 among the top ten rising …

See Jane Run... and Run and Run

“I think it’s a hoot that, at my age, people are calling me a fashion icon,” said Jane Fonda, who freely admits to being 77, on a beautiful spring evening in Manhattan. She was in her small apartment-like hotel room (“I love to have a kitchen”) near Lincoln Center, and she was wearing a chic gray …

Yves Saint-Laurent

The world’s most extreme runways

From the Himalayas to the Maldives, some landings can inspire awe – while others bring about terror.<p>Long lines, terse agents, overpriced food and delays – in the world of travel, airports are notorious for being necessary obstacles standing between travellers and their final destinations. But …

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In a world filled with gluts, one metal is suddenly hard to find

Tucked away in the remote limestone plateaus of northern Australia, the owners of a massive zinc mine have begun preparing its transition back to cattle-grazing land.<p>For the miner, China's MMG Ltd., it's a problem because replacing the tapped-out mine - which is responsible for 4 per cent of the …

Get Lost in These 5 Cartography Magazines

In the age of smart devices, it’s getting easier to find your way around with GPS and map apps. Map-reading becomes a handy skill when you don’t have access to the Internet. Hundreds of years of cartography and intrepid navigation yielded the very first maps, which were representations of land or …

In photos: Canada's 5 weirdest Kijiji vehicle ads

The online classified site Kijiji is a place where one can look for jobs, houses, vacation rentals, twerking lessons, Isa red chickens or a dresser possessed by the spirit of an ex-girlfriend. But by far the biggest section on the site is autos. Ten years ago when the site first launched there were …

Canada accuses EPA of ‘distortion and omission’ in Keystone XL assessment

The Canadian government attacked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday over its assertion that the Keystone XL pipeline might worsen greenhouse-gas emissions.<p>In a letter signed by Ambassador Gary Doer, the Canadian government accused the EPA of "significant distortion and omission" …

Transportation, mortgages take bulk of Canadians' spending budget

Major spending categories by income, 2013<p>Statscan groups household incomes as follows: Lowest quintile: Household income up to $30,668; Second quintile: $30,669 to $51,804; Third quintile: $51,805 to $79,722; Fourth quintile: $79,723 to $121,291; Highest quintile: $121,292 and higher. As the chart …