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Will Tesla's home battery really bring power to the people?

Tesla’s Powerwall battery pack could help homes go off-grid. Just don’t toast bread and make coffee at the same time.<p>Elon Musk, the CEO of electric …

Why Canada's economy would wither without the port of Vancouver

Captain Dwayne Slade helms the Smit Orleans (left) as it approaches the tanker New Constellation on Burrard Inlet early on a Monday Morning. Nich McElroy for Report on Business magazine<p>Monday starts early in the Vancouver harbour. It’s 4 a.m. on a rainy March morning when Captain Dwayne Slade …

DIY Dining Room Table (with Copper Legs!)

We've been making some major progress these past few weeks at our studio house. This past week we've been ripping through dining room and kitchen …

Tutorial : Macrame Lawn Chair

Macrame Chairs!<p>Hello everybody and welcome to the first ever Henhouse video tutorial. I know crazy, right? I’m not super good at these sorts of …

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

Kino MacGregor’s Love-Your-Hips Gratitude Practice

<b>YogaJournal.com is challenging you to get in the season’s thankful state of mind with gratitude-geared practices all month long. Share yours and tag</b> …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

The Power of Sleep

Health<p>Search<p>North KoreaU.S. Has Plan to Dismantle North Korea's Nuclear Program in a Year, John Bolton Says<p>John McCain'I’m Never Going to Forgive …

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What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Scotland says No: What the best Globe voices say

Doug Saunders writes the Globe and Mail's international-affairs column, and also serves as the paper's online opinion and debate editor<p>The last few months have provided a lesson in the new realities of nationhood: It’s never been easier, nor worth less<p>Jeffrey Simpson is The Globe and Mail’s senior …

The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams

How the humble tree became our most powerful visual metaphor for organizing information and distilling our understanding of the world.<p>Why is it that when we behold the oldest living trees in the world, primeval awe runs down our spine? We are entwined with trees in an elemental embrace, both …

Americans want to be Bill Gates. Canadians want to be careful

Someone recently ask me if I found any differences between the audiences I speak to in Canada and the U.S. The answer is yes. "Americans want to be Bill Gates. Canadians want to be careful."<p>I'm not sure why this is. While Canadians are known for their more conservative approach in general, our …

First Look: The FDA's Nutrition Label Gets A Makeover

Ready for a reality check about how many calories you're eating or drinking?<p>The proposed new nutrition facts panel may help.<p>The Obama administration Thursday released its proposed tweaks to the iconic black and white panel that we're all accustomed to seeing on food packages.<p>The most visible change …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>It's the most wonderful time of the year! From ice cream and hand pies to crisps and cupcakes, peaches, plums, blueberries, strawberries and the …

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This summer, lose the gadgets and let nature entertain you - Quirks and Quarks

<b>By Bob McDonald, Quirks and Quarks</b><p>While travelling through the mountains of B.C. recently, I was stunned by the sight of young people sitting in the …

If fruits and vegetables had labels, here’s what their nutrition facts would say

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>What does “Per Cent Daily Value” mean on food labels? How does it apply to my diet? How do I know what the per cent daily values are for fruits and vegetables?<p><b>THE ANSWER</b><p>On every nutrition label you’ll find a daily value percentage (per cent DV) for fat, saturated and trans fat, sodium, …

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 …

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Apps to make your trip more fun, less frustrating

Postale<p>This iOS app combines the fun of old-school postcards with the modern convenience of social media. You can use your own just-shot vacation snaps to create your card and the whole process takes mere minutes: Choose a layout and background, add photo, title and message, then finish it off with …

Metropolitan Museum of Art Makes Public 400K High-Res Images of Its Collection

NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has officially made available 400,000 high-resolution digital images of the collections it currently has in its …

The Perfect Office - Sony 4K Media Player, Nomad Desktop CNC Mill and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

The beautiful magazines setting out to prove print isn't dead – in pictures

A new wave of publishers is bucking the digital trend with stylishly printed magazines that are as much a joy to hold as behold. John O'Reilly leafs through the visual and textural delights

Fred Mortagne a.k.a FrenchFred: Putting Skaters in their Environment and Beyond, Part 1

The internationally renowned skateboarding filmmaker and cameraman, Fred Mortagne – a.k.a FrenchFred – shares in this two part series a selection of …

Fred Mortagne: a.k.a FrenchFred: Putting Skaters in their Environment and Beyond, Part 2

Here is the second part of our interview with renowned skateboarding filmmaker and cameraman, Fred Mortagne (a.k.a. FrenchFred). He shares more …

Dark side of the zoo - captive animals in black and white

Alex Teuscher photographs captive animals in black and white, producing dark, atmospheric portraits