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Are investors being set up for a letdown?

As I recall the 1970s, there were many reasons to think that society was falling apart. The decade burst into being with an outbreak of violence in Quebec, blasted complacency with Richard Nixon's resignation and then smacked us with runaway inflation. Mix in disco and you have an era many of us …

Acquiring the capabilities you need to go digital

Some of the talent and tools won’t necessarily be found in-house. Here’s how to create a sustainable strategy for sourcing the right people and …

Chelsea Handler: Bill Cosby Tried To 'Cosby' Me

Another celebrity has joined the chorus of Bill Cosby accusations; this time, it's comedian and TV personality Chelsea Handler.<p>Handler even turned …

In Canada, you are where you live, population profiles say

Canada is a land populated by tribes of cosmopolitan elites, urban digerati and ex-urban homesteaders. It's also a land of the aging and active, of South Asian society and of people who lunch at Tim's. This is the country, sliced up, labelled and profiled, according to a data company that believes …

Don't Miss These 7 Great Tax Deductions for Parents and Caretakers

April 15th will forever be synonymous with an-often dreaded American obligation: filing our income taxes. It can, and often is, a tedious process …

Personal Finance

Ottawa’s delay on Asian infrastructure bank shows divided approach to China

Ottawa's delay in staking out a position on a new Beijing-led infrastructure bank is raising questions about the Conservative government's strategy toward China at a time when relations between the two countries appear to be improving.<p>Britain, France, Germany and Italy all announced this month that …

How Did Half of the World's Wildlife Vanish in 40 Years?

The Earth has lost half the population of all its wildlife since 1970. What has caused the decline, and what can we do to address the …

Wildlife

Temperature-regulating Thermo Tents offer the most comfortable camping experience ever

Summer is coming and we can’t wait to go camping! However, those freezing nights and hot mornings can suck the fun out of the experience and make the …

grumpy

Traders worry new Aequitas exchange won’t change anything

Few people dare say it publicly, but the impending launch of a new trading venue in Canada comes with one glaring question: Will it actually change anything?<p>Come Friday, Aequitas Innovations Inc. will cap its two-year journey to create a new stock market. Backed by major financial institutions, …

6 Stand-Out National Wildlife Refuges

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>America’s national parks get plenty of laudatory ink, but what about its wildlife refuges?<p>As the name suggests, these wild sanctuaries were created to safeguard the habitats native animals need to survive and thrive in an ever developing world. Together, they protect 150 …

7 memorable things hockey fans have thrown on the ice

The Ottawa Senators don't want any more hamburgers to go to waste.<p>That's why the team is asking fans to stop throwing them on the ice in honour of …

Nudging Climate Scientists To Follow Their Own Advice On Flying

<i>Queries is a recurring feature that ventures beyond the headlines by presenting discussions with researchers that put new scientific findings in</i> …

Two Taiwan Homes Take Beautiful Inspiration from Nature

• 1 |<p>The first project is called “Urban Palace” and it is located in Taipei, Taiwan. It combines elements of a palatial estate suited for royalty from …

Interior Design

How gourmet doughnuts became the new cupcakes

Whether stuffed with almond praline or oozing white chocolate custard, doughnuts have had a serious makeover<p>The Dutch are thought to have invented them. The Indonesians make them from potato flour. And over in Brazil, they're filled with guava paste. Doughnuts, first mentioned in a recipe book way …

Time Management And The Power Of 1440

Can the number 1440 change your life?<p>When I developed the Time Management Style Quiz my goal was to help people to understand their mastery of two dominant factors for productivity: knowing <i>what</i> to do, and <i>how</i> to get it done. Overwhelmingly the responses I received were a variation of, “Please give …

Directioners Are Donating Everything They Have To Buy One Direction From Their Current Management Team — This Is Serious Business!

This is INSANE!<p>Fan girls DO run this world!<p>Everything hasn't really been the same since we all found out <b>Zayn Malik</b> left <b>One Direction</b> on Wednesday …

Alberta to cut ‘sharply’ today as oil collapse mars budget

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Thursday, March 26, 2015</i>.<p><b>Two key budgets</b><br>We'll get a deeper look today at how the rout in the oil market is playing out in Canada.<p>Two provinces, Alberta and Quebec, are unveiling key budgets, with their own set of issues.<p>The question in Alberta, the …

Caliber is the Business Messaging App LinkedIn Needs

There’s been a lot of ‘Tinder for X’ companies over the past few years – I wrote about another one yesterday – and Caliber started out like that last year.<p>It applied the swipe left/swipe right model to making business connections but it’s now shed that idea to become a really handy professional …