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Couple on iconic Woodstock album cover still rocking decades later: ‘It’s us. That’s who we are. Still’

It’s Sunday, August 17, 1969, the third day of Woodstock, and mud creeps up the long, pink and white blanket swaddling a young couple surrounded by …

‘It was never just about the music’: Ahead of Rolling Stones exhibition, Mick Jagger talks life and style behind the scenes — and that dress

“It’s fair to say I’m not very nostalgic,” says Mick Jagger. It might seem an odd statement from the 72-year-old rock star as he prepares to launch a …

The Full-Bodied Stories Behind 20 Cigar Brand Names

Mark Twain once said: "Every morning, as soon as I'm up, I smoke a cigar, and then have breakfast at eight o'clock. After breakfast, I smoke another …

Cigars

This Couple Dropped Everything to Build a Pizza Boat in the Caribbean

(Photos: Where the Coconuts Grow)<p>This is no ordinary food truck. It's Pizza ∏, a floating pizzeria in the US Virgin Islands. Tara Bouis, a gourmet …

Three Central American Trips That Won’t Break The Bank - Minimal cost, maximum stoke, using LAX as your flight hub

<i>With the effects of El Niño still lingering, we may see northwest swells keep receptive spots alive into spring. Once south swells start rolling</i> …

10 Tips to Travel Safely Through Latin America

Latin America still has a bad reputation when it comes to safety whilst traveling. As much as one still needs to practice caution, it is much safer than even 10 years ago and remains a bucket list item for many travellers. Here is a list of 10 tips to best minimise dangers and enjoy this unique …

Must-Visit Destinations In Latin America

<i>Disclosure: Andrew Villagomez personally traveled to a majority of these locations over the years as a journalist and blogger while on media trips hosted by Superfeet, Inkaterra, Mai10 and the tourism organizations for Puerto Rico, Mexico City, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina. All opinions are his</i> …

Latin America

5 blue-collar jobs that pay $100,000 a year

Slide 1 of 7<p>Nearly half of U.S. states have added “good” blue-collar jobs that pay the median wage without bachelor’s degrees, according to a report …

7 things you must eat when in Belize

To shake up Canada’s wireless market, Wind needs a truly disruptive buyer

<i>Vafa Akhavan is founder and senior adviser at</i> <i>NueBridge. He has worked extensively with telecom clients but is not engaged with T-Mobile.</i><p>The recently proposed Shaw Communications acquisition of Wind Mobile for $1.6-billion is clearly a strategic play for Shaw. But any argument that the deal is good …

Wake up early to see 5 planets align for the first time since 2005

Early morning risers will be treated to a celestial surprise for the next couple weeks, weather permitting.<p>Starting on Jan. 20, five bright planets — …

Astronomy

How to retire abroad and make money, too

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>In 2013, at 70, Dr. David Vesely retired from work as a research scientist at the …

'I Want to See It Before It Changes' Is the Wrong Reason to Travel to Cuba

In May, I found myself riding atop a very short horse, my feet nearly dragging along the vibrant red, mud path, in the spectacular scenery of Viñales, Cuba. I was with my boyfriend (riding an even shorter horse) and our guide (a farmer we had stumbled upon minutes earlier) headed towards a tobacco …

7 Stocks to Profit From Cuba's Coming Boom

You can invest today in companies that will benefit from a loosening of the U.S. embargo.<p>American companies have long dreamed of setting up shop in …

3 fabulous — and affordable — Caribbean island locales for retirees

The perks of retiring to a Caribbean island — the warm weather, the laid-back lifestyle and the gorgeous surroundings — are as clear as the waters …

How to reduce estate taxes after you die: Roseman | The Star

There are two categories of court-ordered documents in Ontario.<p>A certificate of appointment of “estate trustee with a will” proves the authority of …

18 Movies to Watch Before They Leave Netflix in October

"That rug really tied the room together."<p>Every month, Netflix bids farewell to a collection of great titles, but this September is a particularly difficult month for those who love the streaming giant. From horror to drama to comedy, an unusually large number of notable films will disappear when …

The CIA just declassified a bunch of documents from the Cold War

Now, thanks to a major release of previously classified CIA documents, Cold War historians can read along with him the daily memos he and his successor Lyndon B. Johnson received.<p>The 1960s were tumultuous years, and the news on that day was far from clear. Kennedy's spy chiefs were seeking concrete …

Gen Y money: Four tips for managing money with roommates

<i>Welcome to our Gen Y money blog, where a recent grad chronicles her real-life journey to becoming a financially independent adult.</i><p>Rent eats up the biggest chunk of my paycheque by far. Until recently, I've been able to manage the high cost of living in downtown Toronto and keep a lid on my hydro …

When screening is bad for a woman's health

If you haven't gotten this message already, you should heed it now: The benefits of screening for<p>breast cancerare limited. We should be doing fewer screening mammograms, not more.<p>The data that support this conclusion come from studying the effects of mammography across time and place.<p>A couple of …

The US in Cuba: a history of organised crime | Latin America

In a recent blog post for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a prominent American membership organisation and think-tank, research associate Valerie Wirtschafter assesses the course of the "Cuban Renaissance" that is apparently now under way thanks to domestic reforms and the diplomatic thaw …

Cubans brace for the coming wave

Cubans brace for the coming wave<p>Long defined by belligerence and trade barriers, the relationship between Cuba and the US is on the cusp of …

Just Got Back: Should You Go to Cuba Now -- or Wait?

Cuba is trending big-time as it finally starts connecting again, step-by-step, with its northern neighbor. This isolated post-communist country with a throbbing heart may be only a 45-minute flight away from Miami airport, but right now for Americans it's hard to find a more alluring, politically …

Finding a second career may be easier than you think

Your chances of finding a new career in later life – one that pays you more and brings you more satisfaction – could be better than you think.<p>That’s …

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

The World's Loudest Sound Caused Shock Waves 100,000 Times That of a Hydrogen Bomb

A lithograph of the eruption (circa 1888).<p>On 27 August 1883, the Earth made the loudest noise in recorded history. Emanating from the island of …

Rosetta mission: Philae makes historic first landing on comet

The signal broke a seven-hour wait of agonising intensity and sparked scenes of jubilation at the European Space Agency’s mission control in Darmstadt. The team in charge of the Rosetta mission achieved what at times seemed an impossible task by landing a robotic spacecraft on a comet for the first …