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Stainless Steel Scratch Remover Tricks for Appliances

Sand out those ugly scratches in your shiny stainless steel finishes<p>Start with the scratch and then blend in. Determine the direction of the ‘grain’ …

How to buy a tankless water heater

In these energy-conscious times, cutting back on using the AC or saving water are common ways to save the environment and your bank account, too. But there are many other ways to conserve energy in the home. Case in point: The tankless water heater.<p>Tankless water heaters (or instantaneous water …

BSI-102: The Coming Stucco-Pocalypse

How can you take a system with thousands of years of history and screw it up? Easy. Keep improving it until it does not work. Babylonians used it. …

MLB Playoffs 2017: Ranking the 25 potential World Series matchups

Which World Series matchup do we want to see most?<p>Baseball's regular season came to an end Sunday night, and Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, the …

8 Types of Toxic People Who Will Rob You of Your Happiness

Science shows even small doses of toxic people can do outsize damage to your life.<p>Just how terribly destructive can spending time with toxic people be? Science offers a few clues (and they're all disturbing).<p>First, psychological research shows that criticism and insults are five times more powerful …

Trudeau's foreign policy vs. Harper's: There is little difference

What a splendid job Justin Trudeau is doing in carrying out Stephen Harper's foreign policy. Both men should be so proud.<p>There's been a lot of Liberal rhetoric about Canada being back on the world stage after a decade of Conservative darkness. Some of us aren't sure fighting wars in Afghanistan, …

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

3D Printing

Round-trip airfare from LAX to Portland, Ore., on Delta is a bargain at $117 — and it lasts all year

This is the gift that keeps on giving all year: Delta is offering a round-trip fare from LAX to Portland, Ore., for $117, including all taxes and fees.<p>The fare, subject to availability is good through December. You must buy your ticket at least seven days in advance, and holiday blackout periods …

EquipmentShare, the Airbnb of construction, raises $26 million

It hasn’t even been a year since EquipmentShare raised a Series A round of funding, but the “Airbnb of construction rentals,” has closed a $26 million Series B round. The Columbia, Missouri-based startup helps contractors rent out their under-utilized equipment, or rent safety tested equipment that …

NASCAR unveils Monster as new sponsor for Cup Series

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR's top series will be called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning next year.<p>The change of name from the Sprint Cup …

How to Turn Your Dumb Printer Into a Cloud Printer

Google runs a Cloud Print service that can make any printer, internet-enabled or not, accessible from over the web. If there’s a printer you need to …

Apps

Brace yourselves, Canucks fans: the club is facing a Roberto Luongo salary cap nightmare

In what might have been the twilight of his career, Roberto Luongo is playing great.<p>He’s giving the Florida Panthers security in their thinking about …

A Foot Surgeon Turned Shoe Designer on How to Shop for Heels (and the Shoe You Should Never Wear)

If success can be measured by how you apply what you know to benefit those around you, then we’re sure luxury shoe designer Marion Parke, who was a foot surgeon in a past life, is a name that will be on the tips of tongues for many seasons to come. Marrying her love of shoes and fascination with …

Miu Miu

El Gordo Is The Biggest Galaxy Cluster Ever Seen In The Early Universe

The El Gordo galaxy cluster is big. How big is it? It's so big that it would take 3,000 Milky Way galaxies to equal its mass. It's so big that it …

How principal-residence tax changes will affect every Canadian homeowner

Earlier this week, Finance Minister Bill Morneau introduced tax changes that were aimed primarily at foreign investors in Canadian real estate to ensure they abide by our existing tax rules. But the changes also catch many Canadian residents who, in the past, have often inadvertently escaped paying …

Real Estate

GPs repeatedly missing 'red flag' signs of bowel cancer

GPs are repeatedly missing “red flag” signs of bowel cancer, with one fifth of cases diagnosed in A&E found to have had alarm bell symptoms in the previous year, a study shows.<p>The UK research found that on average, patients who were not diagnosed until their case became an emergency had visited …

Dodgers honor Vin Scully with pregame ceremony

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers wrapped 67 years of Vin Scully's career into an hourlong on-field ceremony Friday night, and nobody seemed to mind one bit …

Feet still on the dash? I've got a bone to pick with you

When does your dumbassery become my business? When it becomes my <i>problem,</i> like when you cut me off with no signal or back down an off ramp.<p>I know when …

Why Doctors for Diabetics Now Recommend Surgery Instead of Drugs

Clinical guidelines published this week announce what may be the most radical change in the treatment of type 2 diabetes for almost a century. …

How the RCMP's secret surveillance tool works

<b>1</b> A police team turns on its device causing radio waves to emit from an unmarked police vehicle. The machine beckons to phones suggesting it is the strongest cellphone tower in the area.<p><b>2</b> It’s a “hit” – the targeted person’s phone automatically redirects its signal to the police device.<p><b>3</b> The …

Surveillance

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

The Ontario Liberals are trading cash for access. How is that even legal?

Should the Ontario Liberal Party be investigated by police for influence-peddling? That will seem like a far-fetched idea to some. After all, as Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne keeps saying, everything her party and her cabinet members do to raise money conforms with the laws of the province.<p>But the …

Canada

U.S. Sold $33 Billion in Weapons to Gulf Countries in the Last Year

If war is a nasty business, it’s also a lucrative one. New figures released by the State Department show that the United States has sold $33 billion …

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

Devastating Typhoon - Here There Everywhere

Typhoon Haiyan on Nov. 7, 2013, as seen from space. Composite credit: NASA Goddard via CC<p>An absolutely devastating typhoon swept through parts of the …

Everything you want to know about your car in the palm of your hand

Two years ago, when Mojio was nothing but vapourware, its founder, Jay Giraud, launched an Indiegogo campaign to suss out demand for his big idea. What Mr. Giraud found surprised him.<p>High-end Internet-enabled 'connected cars,' then as now, were attracting widespread interest. But what about the …

Here’s how to BitTorrent movies on your Apple TV

Popcorn Time is a fantastic — albeit questionably legal — Mac app that allows you to treat BitTorrent like Netflix, searching for movies and TV shows on sites like The Pirate Bay that you want to watch and then streaming them directly to your computer.<p>It’s a great app, but it has at least one …

Popcorn Time

Would lowering the pitching mound bring big league hitting back?

Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.<p>Ruling with an assortment of big-bending curveballs, sharp sliders and 100 mph heat, a new generation of pitchers has thrown major league hitters into a huge slump.<p>The …