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A record 3,415 Americans ditch their passports

Goodbye, sayonara, ciao, Uncle Sam!<p>The number of Americans choosing to give up their passports hit a record 3,415 last year, up 14% from 2013, and 15 times more than in 2008, when only 231 people renounced their citizenship.<p>Experts say the recent surge is coming from expats who no longer want to …

Skip the resolutions and make these 5 commitments instead

For business owners, every new year is an opportunity to change. But how many of us actually keep our resolutions when the daily grind catches up to us? This year, I suggest you dump those resolutions – and make commitments to yourself instead.<p>I read a great article about commitments by Chris …

How Canadians Can Watch US Netflix

<b>Click here for the updated 2014 version.</b><p>Netflix’s low fee of $7.99 per month is easily one of the greatest gifts to home entertainment. And with the …

Man Pronounced Dead after being Electrocuted by his iPhone 4S [Report]

A man in Thailand, who was reportedly using an unauthorized third-party charger to charge his iPhone 4S, was pronounced dead after being electrocuted …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

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Why taking breaks will make you more productive

Ann Gomez was frazzled on Monday, Remembrance Day, as she rushed through tasks and prepared for an 11 a.m. presentation. But before the Richmond Hill, Ont.-based productivity consultant began her talk, her group observed a preplanned moment of silence. As she paused, her mind released itself from …

McRib's 'Comeback Tour' hits a snag as McDonald's Canada employee's unappetizing photo goes viral http://natpo.st/HTWMd3

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

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Scrutiny of audit firms gets boost from new disclosure requirements

Canadian securities regulators are planning to increase the amount of disclosure required by audit firms when they are facing restrictions as a result of problems with their work, further boosting scrutiny of audit firms.<p>The Canadian Securities Administrators, an umbrella group for Canada's …

10 Ways To Stop A Cold In Its Tracks

<i>By Jessica Levine for Men's Health</i><p>If you don't fast-forward commercials, you've seen this one from Zicam: A pretty woman daintily sneezes into her elbow when out of nowhere a snot-nosed monster of a cold is chasing her. "That first sneeze. You have a pre-cold," the voiceover says. She runs. He …

Oreos more addictive than cocaine, study finds

If you've ever consumed an entire row of Oreos – daresay the whole package – only to wonder why and how, researchers from Connecticut College believe they've arrived at an explanation.<p>Your brain might like the sandwich cookies even more than cocaine.<p>The study subjected lab rats to two comparative …

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Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

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2013 Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach

Action shots of the wipeouts and whimpering of the wet dogs at the 5th Annual Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach. Also see photos from last year’s event and 2011.<p><i>Follow Bryan Chan on Twitter @bryanchanphoto</i>

Diet heavy in fruits, vegetables protects mental health, while fast food may invite depression: Finland study http://natpo.st/16j7jTg

20 Reasons A Cat Is The Best Investment You'll Ever Make

We've given you plenty of reasons that prove that getting a dog can solve 99 percent of your problems, but if you've been on the Internet in the last decade, you know that cats can weave magic into your life, too.<p>And here's why.<p><b>1. It definitely has something to do with the proportion of a kitten's</b> …

The View From Aurland Lookout Is Seriously Vertigo-Inducing

Sometimes nature and architecture can combine to create a unique image and experience.<p>At the Aurland Lookout in the Sogn og Fjordane region of Norway, this is certainly the case.<p>Originally designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen as part of a program on tourist routes commissioned by the …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

The 19 Most '90s Songs Of The '90s

We've been writing a lot about bad songs lately.<p>And for some reason, most of them happened to be made during the '90s. Which isn't to say the '90s didn't also have its fair share of great songs.<p>Quite the opposite. Sort of.<p>Dipping our toe like this into the '90s nostalgia movement left us wanting …

Fair For Canada campaign paints Verizon as the greedy incumbent

<i>“It makes me angry that the government is selling us out.”</i> – Mike from Bell.<p>That sentence, along with many others, ring out emotionally and …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Meteorite reveals that Mars volcanoes erupted recently

A meteorite from Mars at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum has changed the way scientists view the seemingly cold, dormant Red Planet, revealing that it …

10 Things Google Glass Needs Before It Goes Mainstream

Wearable technology is definitely not going anywhere. But Google Glass, as it exists today, isn’t ready to change the “face of technology”.<p>As one of …

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B.C. lake explored for clues to life's beginnings

On the surface, Sakinaw Lake is a vacationer's paradise – a freshwater gem tucked among the steep ridges of British Columbia's Sunshine Coast.<p>But 30 metres down, the lake undergoes a serious personality change. That's where it becomes a salty, oxygen starved-haven for microbes that thrive in an …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …