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14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …

Stuff Your Cock in a Sock For Cancer

If you’re a big believer in the "As long as you’re doing it for cancer, what the hell" philosophy, or if you just happen to hate wearing little blue ribbons, then let us inform you about Cock in a Sock, the new U.K. campaign aimed at raising awareness for testicular and prostate cancer. It’s sort …

20+ words you should learn before visiting South Africa

“Ja no, lekker hey boet. Come round for a braai later. We can have a few dops and throw some boerie on the fire.”<p>Look, when you have a country with …

All Non-Moscow Flights Canceled in Crimea Ahead of Referendum

All commercial flights other than those going to and from Moscow were canceled at Crimea's Simferopol Airport on Tuesday as the Ukrainian region geared up for a referendum to become part of Russia.<p>One Ukrainian Airlines plane was forced to turn around en route to Simferopol from Kiev, according to …

Female historian says human rights museum censored her

A Canadian historian believes she is being censored by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.<p>Veronica Strong-Boag said she was asked to …

Human Rights

My Morning Routine: Designer Richard Chai's Secrets for Better Looking Skin

Between managing his own collection, consulting as creative director for Andrew Marc, and designing Cristiano Ronaldo’s underwear line CR7 (watch out Beckham, it’s coming to the US later this year), Richard Chai has become a master at prioritizing his time. When it comes to his morning routine, a …

Federal intelligence analyst fired over contacts with Russians

An intelligence analyst who fought money laundering for the Canadian government was fired after socializing with Russian diplomats.<p>The case of Irina Koulatchenko – a 36-year-old who came to Canada as a Russian refugee via Cuba – is laid out in a court ruling released this week, as part of her …

Quebec goes from 'Pastagate' to 'Livre du visage'

Two weeks ago, the Facebook page for Delilah {in the Parc}, a women's clothing boutique with locations in Ottawa and Chelsea, Que., had fewer than 600 likes. As of Monday afternoon, it had 10,110; by the end of this week, that number may well have doubled. This remarkable surge in popularity comes …

Libyan PM says government safe after army statement | News Home | Reuters

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Friday the government was safe and security under control after a senior army official called for the parliament to be suspended and the armed forces to “rescue” the country.<p>A man holds up a red card, which reads: "Not extendable", during …

Tolstoy's words ring true as Putin goes for Sochi gold | News Home | Reuters

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Has Vladimir Putin been inspired by Leo Tolstoy at the Winter Olympics?<p>Russia's President Vladimir Putin meets with members of the Public Council for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games preparation and organization in Sochi, February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolskyi/RIA …

Exclusive: Russia, NATO plan joint operation on Syria's chemical weapons | News Home | Reuters

MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia and NATO are drawing up plans for a rare joint naval operation in the Mediterranean to protect the U.S. ship that will destroy Syria’s deadliest chemical weapons, officials and other sources said.<p>U.S. dock workers wait to tie mooring ropes to the U.S. MV Cape Ray …

Thousands flee Syrian town as 'major assault' looms | News Home | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Thousands of people have fled a rebel-held town in Syria after it was bombed and shelled in an operation that has prompted fears of a major assault by ground troops, the United Nations said on Friday.<p>A boy cleans debris near buildings damaged by what activists said were shelling …

How to Be Successful in Your Twenties | The Art of Manliness

<b>At age 20:</b> Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and cofounded Microsoft, and Sir Isaac Newton began developing a new branch of mathematics.<p><b>At age 21:</b> …

Improve Concentration With Scientifically Designed Music

Focus@will is a new music service based on human neuroscience. It helps you focus, reduce distractions, maintain your productivity and retain …

5 Exercises to Work Your Abs to Exhaustion

Only Arctic nations should shape the North, Harper tells The Globe

<i>This is part of The North, a Globe investigation into the unprecedented change to the climate, culture and politics of Canada's last frontier. Join the conversation with #GlobeNorth.</i><p>Stephen Harper says the Arctic should be the domain of countries with territory there and he would oppose efforts to …

Exclusive: Russia steps up military lifeline to Syria's Assad - sources | News Home | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - In recent weeks Russia has stepped up supplies of military gear to Syria, including armored vehicles, drones and guided bombs, boosting President Bashar al-Assad just as rebel infighting has weakened the insurgency against him, sources with knowledge of the deliveries say.<p>Forces …

Tension mounts in Thailand after blast wounds 36 protesters | News Home | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - An explosive device tossed at anti-government protesters wounded 36 in central Bangkok on Friday and tension rippled through the Thai capital after several days of relative calm that had suggested the movement was running out of steam.<p>Anti-government protesters try to break an …

Reasonable accommodation at York is not a slippery slope

Here are the three things you need to know about last week's teapot-scale tempest at Toronto's York University:<p>It is not unreasonable for a university student to ask a professor to accommodate his or her religious beliefs; it is not a slippery slope for a university to consider that request; and …

How to Improve Your Posture in Just 5 Minutes

Think of some of the most confident, successful people you know.<p>Do you ever recount seeing them slouching or maintaining bad posture even …

Iran nuclear deal to take effect on January 20

ANKARA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A deal between Iran and six major powers intended to pave the way to a solution to a long standoff over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions will come into force on January 20, the Iranian Foreign Ministry and the European Union said on Sunday.<p>Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad …

South Asia

California tests natural disaster early warning system

<b>An early warning system for earthquakes, tsunamis and floods is being trialled in the US.</b><p>Scientists are using GPS technology and other sensors to detect the impending threat of natural disasters.<p>The network is installed in Southern California and has already helped scientists to alert emergency …

Homemade Sriracha

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: In this dark time, when the fate of Sriracha is up in the air and the world is up in arms, Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is showing us</i> …

Canada’s cadets face winter-clothing crunch as military cuts budget

Military budget cuts are leaving cadets out in the cold, with a freeze on the purchase of parkas just as winter kicks in.<p>A $2-million chop to the outfitting budget also means some of Canada's 53,000 cadets will have to recycle and swap used uniforms, and to forgo military-issue gym gear.<p>The …

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Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor

<b>Listen · 6:29</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the early 1990s, a team of researchers decided to follow about 40 volunteer families — some poor, some middle class, some rich — during the first three years of their new children's lives. Every month, the researchers recorded an hour of sound …