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US blinks under Turkish pressure in Syria

The Turkish President Recep Erdogan gave a stark warning to the Trump administration on Friday by stating his intention to order an assault on the …

High demand, limited supply pushes Vancouver house prices to new highs

Even by the city's lofty standards, price surges in the red-hot Vancouver real estate market have crossed into jaw-dropping territory.<p>The median price for single-family detached homes sold on Vancouver's coveted west side reached $2.91-million last month. That's up 15.9 per cent over the past year …

Canadian Real Estate

10 Insane Grilled Cheese Recipes Worth Dying For

<i>By Perry Santanachote</i><p>A recipe for grilled cheese may seem unnecessary, but so are ball pits, and that doesn't make them any less awesome. And unlike ball pits, there are some simple steps and affordable ingredients that can transform a standard grilled cheese into legendary status.<p>But before you …

Breakfast

Even if you borrow to carve out rental space, you can get ahead financially

When Don Campbell married in 1987, he took a look at his new home's basement and saw a whole lot more than concrete and pipes.<p>He saw opportunity.<p>Building a rental unit in the basement just made sense for the Vancouver-based senior analyst of the Real Estate Investment Network and author of <i>Real</i> …

Real Estate

Filipinler'de sanal seks şebekesi çökertildi

<b>Filipinler'de polis, internet üzerinde şantaj düzenleyen bir suç şebekesinin düzinelerce üyesini tutukladığını açıkladı.</b><p>Şüphelilerin birçok ülkeden kişileri internet kamerası önünde soyunmaya veya açık görüntülerini göndermeye teşvik ettikleri öne sürülüyor.<p>Daha sonra bu kişilerin, para ödememeleri …

Apple Wins Patents for Removable-Lens iPhone Designs

For those intrigued by the notion of add-on lenses for smartphones but put off by the bulky design, Apple offers hope with a couple of recently …

Money tips for home remodeling

A 20-year-old house in suburban Atlanta is getting a makeover to create a more open floor plan for its kitchen, dining room and living room. The …

Home Improvement

Most popular remodeling projects

Slide 1 of 7<p>Remodeling spending is expected to jump this year, as homeowners begin to feel more comfortable about their home’s value — and have …

Home Improvement

Beef barley soup

Begin by making the broth, splashing a thin film of vegetable oil into a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat. Chose a pot with a tight-fitting lid. Heat the oil until it's hot, but not smoking. Brown the beef in several batches, taking care not to overcrowd the pot. Adjust the heat as …

Cooking

Turkish prime minister accuses opposition candidate of graft | News Home | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan brandished what he said was a file of graft allegations against a senior opposition figure on Sunday, raising the stakes in a political battle after a corruption investigation implicated his own government.<p>Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip …

North Africa

Three top stock picks from Northland’s David Cockfield

<i>David Cockfield is managing director and portfolio manager at Northland Wealth Management. His focus is Canadian equities.</i><p><b>Top Picks:</b><p><b>iShares North American Tech ETF</b><p>This ETF offers investors participation in a portfolio holding leading North American tech companies. The following is the recent weight …

Business (Canada)

Nutrition Basics: Don't let these weight loss myths sabotage your diet

Dietitian Leslie Beck debunks some trendy (and detrimental) weight loss theories that could derail your diet in 2014

Nutrition

Why keeping fit is the best kind of personal therapy

<i>Welcome to Health Advisor, where contributors share their expertise in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us @Globe_Health.</i><p>I've been told that men shouldn't take selfies, but in this case I'm calling for an exception. In the shot I'm smiling, clinging to my …

Paddleboarding

Drake on SNL recap: Six reasons the Toronto rapper wowed as host and musical guest

"Who better for you than the boy, huh?"<p>Drake, the Canadian rapper and apparent comedian, continued his world domination scheme with a lively, winning turn as the <i>Saturday Night Live</i> host and featured musical performer for its first show of 2014. Double-duty Drizzy started from the top (with a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Does it make more financial sense to own a condo or rent an apartment?

<i>From The Condo Bible for Canadians, Everything you must know before and after buying a Condo, by Dan S. Barnabic. Copyright © 2013 by Dan S. Barnabic. Reprinted with permission of Neon Publishing Corp.</i><p><b>Investing vs. Renting: "In Principal"</b><br>For many people, it is more advantageous to own rather than …

What you need to know before, and after, buying a condo

Your life as a homeowner will likely include some time in a condo. Condos suit young adults, and retirees who want to downsize. As houses rise in price, more people in between those extremes may opt for condos. Given the strong foundations for condo demand, there are surprisingly few resources …

Real Estate

Analysis: Erdogan may prevail at high cost in Turkey's political civil war | News Home | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan looks to have the upper hand in a civil war rocking Turkey’s political establishment, but his bid to break the influence of a potent Islamic cleric could roll back reforms and undermine hard-won business confidence.<p>A woman walks past by billboards …

North Africa

Turkey’s Erdogan Battles Country’s Most Powerful Religious Movement

Both were religious men. In the early 1970s, Cemal Usak and Recep Tayyip Erdogan were classmates at the Istanbul Imam Hatip Lisesi, an Islamic high …

Ten habits of the world’s best connection makers

Over the years of my deep study and fascination with people and social dynamics, I've noticed that the world's best connectors do things in a pretty similar way.<p>We all know the people who meet people with ease, seem to always have the influencers in their corner and are constantly surrounded by …

Entrepreneurship

I bet on Tesla because most investors don’t understand electric cars

<i>Chris Umiastowski is the growth investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions here</i> <i>and view his model portfolio here.</i><p>Last week, I shared my thoughts on some growth investing trends that I think are worth paying attention to in 2014. I hope most readers understand by now that …

Electric Vehicles

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

iPhone users smartest, Test of Wits says. BlackBerry? Sorry

A series of brain teasers, called Test of Wits, put brainy hurdles in front of 2,000 smartphone users. Apple users finish 5 seconds before anyone else.<p>You are your smartphone, and your smartphone is you.<p>It is, by now, an accepted wisdom that your choice of pocket computer says more about you than …

BlackBerry

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 …

Personal Finance

‘Know My App’ Maps Out How Much Data Your Favorite Apps Consume

People who accidentally go over their smartphone plan's data limit know that they need to scale back their app use. But finding out which apps are …

10 fees that might be worth paying

“Having the pass allows me to arrive a little later than I really should and I can still board the plane effortlessly,” says Newell.<p>Sticker shock …

The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android

Google was building a secret mobile product to fend off chief rival Microsoft. Then Apple announced the iPhone, and everything changed.<p>In 2005, on Google’s sprawling, college-like campus, the most secret and ambitious of many, many teams was Google’s own smartphone effort—the Android project. …