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The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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Are you drowning in debt? See how you compare to other Canadians

Saving<p>If you're saving...<p>10%+ of gross income<br>• Close to 10%<br>• A little better than 5%<br>• 1 to 5%<br>• Nada<p>Canada’s household saving rate eased to a near five-year low of 3.6 per cent of disposable income in the fourth quarter of 2014, the third straight quarterly decline. Canadians are spending more and saving …

If defensive investing feels right, do it

I spent a lot of time selling the stock market to investors in 2014.<p>Now, I'm starting to have second thoughts. Not because of the risk of a stock market crash – those happen every so often, and recoveries always follow. The bigger question is how much exposure some people should have to stocks. …

Fix Your Knees, Get Bigger & Stronger

Here's what you need to know...<p>Stretching sometimes makes things worse.<br>• If your knees hurt while doing squats, box squats are a perfectly viable …

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Majestic Canada, coast to coast

Meandering train journeys through jaw-dropping scenery are still one of the most immersive ways to explore the world’s second-largest country.<p>When Canada’s inaugural transcontinental train trundled from Montreal into British Columbia’s Port Moody in 1886, it practically and symbolically linked the …

The Truth About Soreness

Here's what you need to know...<p>Getting really sore after lifting weights doesn't necessarily mean that you had a good workout that will lead to …

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50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

The 10 Most Ethical Destinations On Earth

Ethical Traveler wants your adventures to have a positive impact on the world.<p>As eco-tourism gains more and more recognition, Ethical Travel has compiled a list of the ten best "ethical destinations" on earth. These are countries that are "working to maintain strong environmental, human rights, and …

Understanding Umami

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Which ingredients carry that fifth taste -- and the best ways to cook with them.</i><p>A long, long time ago, only four tastes ruled the culinary world: sweet, …