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10 Best Ways to Keep Employees Happy, Engaged, and Motivated

Here's what leaders and employees can do together to boost employee engagement and motivation.<p>If you haven't heard, it's worth repeating: Gallup revealed that in 2015, only 32 percent of U.S. workers were considered "engaged" in their jobs, meaning they were involved in, enthusiastic about, and …

British Muslim woman detained after flight attendant reports her for ‘suspicious behaviour.’ She was reading a book

Faizah Shaheen was returning to England from her Turkish honeymoon last week when airport security pulled her out of the line of people waiting to …

Trump Allies Plot Candidate Intervention After Disastrous 48 Hours

Key Republicans close to Donald Trump’s orbit are plotting an intervention with the candidate after a disastrous 48 hours led some influential voices in the party to question whether Trump can stay at the top of the Republican ticket without catastrophic consequences for his campaign and the GOP at …

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How to explore the world's greatest archipelagos

Readers share their tips on exploring the world's archipelagos.<p>This week's winning entry<p><b>Escape from modern living</b><p>Inspired by your article in Discover, we explored Palawan and the surrounding islands on the only sailing paraw [outrigger] in the Philippines. This is as remote as travel gets. …

First Nation drops out of ‘frustrating’ oil-sands monitoring talks

An Alberta First Nation has pulled out of talks over improving environmental monitoring in the oil sands, citing a "frustrating and futile process" and the "evolving and unco-ordinated" efforts by the Alberta and Canadian governments.<p>The governments responded by pledging to push to keep Fort McKay …

The gluten-free craze is out of hand. Here are 8 facts to counter the madness.

The gluten-free craze continues in the United States, fueled by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and well-debunked books like <i>Wheat Belly</i><i>.</i><p>By 2016, Americans are expected to spend more than $15 billion on gluten-free products, with up to one-third telling pollsters they're trying to cut gluten …

Marco Rubio’s deranged religion, Ted Cruz’s bizarre faith: Our would-be presidents are God-fearing clowns

Rand Paul, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton all spout pious religious lies. We must grill them on what they really mean<p>Aspirants to the White House, both Democratic and Republican, have, as we all know, begun “announcing,” thus initiating, from a rationalist’s point of view, a media carnival featuring, …

8 Foods that Pack on Muscle

Nutrition

15 Foods You Should Never Eat

The foods to eliminate from your diet now.<p>We know we should stay clear of hard-and-fast food but some foods can seriously mess with your health.<p>"It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die if you eat a dangerous food once," says Nneka Leiba, deputy director of research at the Environmental …

Nutrition

The intergenerational trauma of First Nations still runs deep

Imagine a knock on your door. You open it and are met by strangers accompanied by a police officer. These people are speaking a different language so you don't understand what they're saying. Eventually, you come to the surreal realization that they've come for your children. There is some time …

John Doyle: The end of Sun News is both national tragedy and farce

So farewell then, Sun News. Gone on Friday the 13th with a wee whimper.<p>How to classify the closing? It is tempting to mock. Shortly after Sun News went dark came a release from Fox announcing that 10 more episodes of <i>World's Funniest Fails</i> had been ordered. Tempting to throw Sun News into <i>World's</i> …

Dinos Got High, Oldest Grass Fungus Fossil Hints

Millions of years before LSD and rock and roll, dinosaurs munched on psychedelic fungus, a new study suggests. The hints that dinos got high come …

Vancouver’s brilliant answer to food waste

The U.S. throws away around 30 million tons of food every year<p>Food waste is one of the biggest environmental problems that we can actually help fight on a daily basis. We throw away around 30 million tons of food away every year (which is pretty despicable considering how many people don't have …

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

How many times have we been told to stop comparing our achievements with someone else’s success? <i>Numerous.</i><p>How many times have we unintentionally …

14 Tips To Make 2015 Your Most Productive Year Yet

We talk to the most productive people all year, here are their best productivity tips for 2015.<p>In case you haven’t noticed, we’re a little obsessed with productivity.<p>To make your quest for a more productive self this year something you can really work towards, we asked some of the most productive …

The Beer Store: Canada’s best political satire

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne surprised many observers when she announced today that, after months of study, she has decided that rather than ending the private monopoly known as The Beer Store, her government will instead use it as an inspiration to revitalize the provincial economy.<p>"I originally …

Suburbs and the New American Poverty

More people with low incomes now live outside of cities, and some areas are ill-equipped to deal with the influx of the poor.<p>NORCROSS, Ga.—Every weekday around 3:15 p.m., a big, yellow school bus stops on Pelican Drive outside Norcross Extended Stay, near the intersection with Best Friend …

Urban Design

Self-Refinement Through the Wisdom of the Ages: New Year’s Resolutions from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds

At the outset of each new year, humanity sets out to better itself as we resolve to eradicate our unhealthy habits and cultivate healthy ones. But while the most typical New Year’s resolutions tend to be about bodily health, the most meaningful ones aim at a deeper kind of health through the …

Literature

Calgary triathlete risked her life in daring rescue of drowning couple during Mexican vacation

CALGARY — As Tamara Loiselle stood on a Cancun beach looking out into the surging ocean where two stranded swimmers gasped for air, she glanced …

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

A Japanese company thinks we should all go sleep with the fishes in its sustainable “Ocean Spiral” city.<p>As coastal cities face growing threats from rising sea levels and urban planners debate where to build next, a Japanese company has an unconventional proposal: Maybe the cities of the future …

World's Best Ecolodges

National Parks

2014 Was a Tough Year To Be Female

Social Media<p>If there's one thing Twitter has shown us this year, it's that there's power in numbers. Over and over again, women came together online …

With social conservatism seemingly spent as a political force, its adherents forced to rethink their strategy

CALGARY — Her party reduced to a rump of five, former Wildrose opposition leader Danielle Smith gave one justification for her historic defection to …

How Far 3D Printing Came in 2014 – And Where It's Headed This Year http://www.techvibes.com/blog/3d-printing-2015-01-02

5 Secrets to Using Your Time Wisely

<b>1) Schedule things that make you happy</b><p>You often schedule things that are “important”, but what about the things that make you happy? Activities on …

Four 2015 Energy Ideas 'Back to the Future' Got (Almost) Right

Hoverboards, flying cars, and auto-fueling are closer than you think, and garbage energy is here.<p>Energy is so cheap and easy in 2015 that we all have flying cars and robot gas attendants. That's not the reality as of New Year's Day, of course, but rather the "future" depicted in the hit 1989 movie</i> …

These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Acts of kindness that prove 'even Torontonians can be friendly and helpful'

We asked readers to share any acts of kindness they witnessed throughout the year. Someone or something that inspired them and left an impression. Here are some of their responses - we hope they help spread some joy this holiday season:<p><b>Now that's teamwork</b><p>I was in a Toronto café, eating a quick …