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Brazil's Social Media Boom Sparks Calls For New Privacy Laws

<b>Listen · 4:25</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>The use of social media is exploding in Brazil. It's the third largest market for Facebook and the fifth largest for Twitter.<p>The controversial women-only app Lulu recently launched here and quickly became the top downloaded app in the country, …

12 new and noteworthy laws taking effect across the US in 2014

Steven Senne/AP Photo.<p>Colorado's new laws regarding recreational marijuana are grabbing national headlines, but that measure is only one of hundreds of new laws to go into effect across the country on January 1. The Stream takes a look at a few of the noteworthy, and some unconventional, ones below.<p>…

Bank of Canada’s gold coins to be liquidated in federal push to balance books

Canada's first gold coins had barely been minted before Ottawa yanked them out of circulation a hundred years ago in an effort to stop gold from leaving the country during the First World War.<p>After a century of sitting in cloth bags inside the Bank of Canada vault, they are among a wide range of …

New year will see changes to light bulbs, foreign worker program

Canadians will see a range of federal rules come into effect this week governing everything from the taxes they pay to the type of light bulbs they …

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Nine questions about Ontario’s political future in 2014

<b>WILL THE ELECTION ACTUALLY HAPPEN?</b><p>Ontarians can be forgiven if they feel they've seen this movie before. Around this time last year, it seemed improbable that the scandal-plagued Liberals would survive another budget; then they did just that, with new Premier Kathleen Wynne doing enough to keep the …

Why Obama will want to keep dithering on Keystone

<i>Politics Insider delivers premium analysis and access to Canada's policymakers and politicians. Visit the</i> Politics Insider homepage <i>for insight available only to subscribers.</i><p>Another year gone and still no decision on Keystone XL.<p>Prime Minister Stephen Harper insists he won't take "no for an …

5 DIY Hangover Beauty Cures, Right From Your Kitchen

Photographed by Janelle Jones.<p>Since you're possibly nursing that New Year's Eve hangover right now, we'll keep this brief: We know that last night …

The Best Spring Nail Trends to Try Now

All-white nails with precise details, crisp stripes, sexy metallics, unexpected pastels, and over-the-top artwe tip off springs top nail trends.<p>All-white nails with precise details, crisp stripes, sexy metallics, unexpected pastels, and over-the-top art—we tip off spring's top nail trends.

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

Ten great cycling routes: from day-trips to long-distance adventures

Wind in your hair, landscapes whipping by, cruising through peaceful forests: embracing the outdoors on two wheels is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways to get around. Here’s our round-up of great cycling routes which offer something for everyone, from multi-day adventures to relaxing …

New Zealand's most wondrous night-time experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...<p>1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing<p>The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact combination of sulphurous lakes, huffing …

A guide to the eateries of France

There's a vast number of eateries in France. Most have defined roles, though some definitions are becoming a bit blurred. Here's a quick guide:<p>Auberge<p>An <i>auberge</i> (inn), which may also appear as an <i>auberge de campagne</i> or <i>auberge du terroir</i> (country inn), is usually attached to a rural B&B or small hotel …

A traveller's guide to India's festivals

Earlier this year the Maha Kumbh Mela, held in the north Indian city of Allahabad, was touted as the biggest religious gathering on Earth. More than 100 million pilgrims are estimated to have washed away a lifetime of sins by taking a dip at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

9 experiences you can only have in Argentina

OUT OF THE last 10 years of my life, I’ve lived in four different parts of Argentina. I’ve learned (and am still learning) how culturally, musically, …

4 Beautiful Cable Car Rides Around the World

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Cable cars and aerial trams around the world give you access to brilliant panoramic views without having to go through the effort of hiking a long, winding trail up a mountain or trekking through the wilderness in search of …

Top 10 Backpacking Destinations for 2014

If you don't get a monster travel itch after reading this list, you better check your pulse because you're dead, son. Dead and boring.<p>Photo by: Poler<p>With the World Cup and the Olympics quickly approaching, 2014 promises to be a sporty kind of year. Whether you're into being a mere spectator, or …

Europe’s top 10 scenic rail journeys

Give thanks to the engineers who built railways across Europe's most difficult terrain, their hard work has translated into some of the world's most picturesque journeys – in Scandinavia along icy rivers to fjords, in Germany, Switzerland and Italy through carved valleys in the Alps, along the …