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Frustrated by the modern job hunt? Know how to beat the bots

Looking for a job is a lot like dating.<p>Two parties put out feelers, share a limited amount of information with each other and decide whether there is enough interest to take it to the next level.<p>However, as technology plays an increasingly significant role in both dating and job hunting, the rules …

The single most effective step to start getting rich, from a 78-year-old personal finance classic

Their wealth all started with one emotion, he argues: <b>desire.</b><p>"Wishing will not bring riches," he writes in "Think and Grow Rich," the culmination of his interviews with Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and hundreds of other successful people.<p>"But desiring riches with a state of mind …

Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days.<p>– …

Want to Lose Weight? Follow These Eating Habits

Skip fad diets and get back to the basics by establishing healthy eating habits that will help you lose weight. Here are our tips.

Weight Loss

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership will help the auto sector

Calls to maintain import barriers reflect an old way of thinking about trade, and will actually harm the very sector they are meant to protect<p>The …

Five surprising things super successful people do

What separates the super successful from everyone else? There are well-known factors such as work ethic, passion, intelligence and grit. But there are also less obvious habits that allow certain individuals to separate themselves from the pack and become truly great at what they do.<p>Below are five …

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5 Mistakes That Will Cause Your Pursuit of Happiness to Backfire

There are a lot of advantages to being a happy person. Studies consistently show happy people enjoy benefits ranging from better relationships and improved health to enhanced creativity and better problem-solving skills.<p>It seems as though people are trying harder than ever to be happy these days. …

Try It Now

Lightweight camping gear: how to pack

<b>YOU WINCE AT THE</b> memory of the feeling: the soles of your feet tenderised black and blue, straps cutting into your shoulder blades, your hip belt …

5 Steps to Self-Mastery for Success and Happiness

We can infer then that happiness is enabled by an ability to create at will what we need, mentally, emotionally and materially. Although this sounds like a hybrid of the Law of Attraction and great portfolio management, to measure success in this way is really determined by our levels of willpower …

Will Power

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

Happiness

12 Ways To Say ‘Goodbye' To That Insanely Annoying Body Fat Forever

There's nothing more frustrating than trying to lose a few pounds of flab.<p>Trust me, I know how hard it can be to maintain a bangin' beach bod when …

Life's Stories

How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.<p>In Paul Murray's novel <i>Skippy Dies,</i> there’s a point where the main character, Howard, has an existential crisis.“‘It’s just not how I expected my life would be,'" he …

Framing

This 8% yielding Canadian dividend stock is worth buying

<i>Fabrice Taylor, CFA, publishes</i> the President's Club investment letter<i>, for which The Globe and Mail provides marketing services and receives compensation.</i><p>Diversified Royalty's shares were on a pretty good run until recently, when they dropped sharply. In my view this fast-growing dividend-paying …

7 Habits That Transformed My Own Happiness

If I reflect back on my life over the last four years, the one thing that has been the most positive change is the new habits that I have created. I …

Successful people act quickly when things go wrong

<i>This is the latest news and information for workers and managers from across the Web universe, brought to you by Monday Morning Manager writer Harvey Schachter. Follow us on Twitter</i> @Globe_Careers <i>or join our</i> Linked In <i>group.</i><p><b>Productivity</b><p><b>Pivot quickly to maximize success</b><br>Airplanes are off course 90 per …

Six beaten-down stocks with turnaround potential

Investors can dig for bargain-bin stocks, but price isn't everything. While the goal is to buy low and sell high, struggling stocks need catalysts to set them climbing. That might be a fresh new management team or potential acquisitions or an expected rebound in an industry.<p>We asked three portfolio …

Wealth secrets of the one per cent: How the super-rich became uber rich

’Let us assume, dear reader, that you are interested in one thing, and one thing only: obtaining a vast fortune.” So begins economist Sam Wilkin’s …

Recovery? A peek at how the oil industry’s ‘fiscal pulse’ will look in 2016

It's federal budget time. Debits and credits won't quite balance this year, in part because of the poor health of the country's largest resource industry. The mettle of the Canadian oil and gas industry has been stressed on numerous occasions over its 155-year history. Yet when we look back years …

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

These are the stocks that millennials are investing in

24-year-old David Sotolotto likes wearing Nike shoes when he runs, and his favorite fast food is Taco Bell.<p>It turns out, the first stocks he invested …

Skip the crunches – here’s how to really work your core

So you want to strengthen your core – join the club. "The core" is part of every fitness class that we all love to hate, and we feel ripped off if we don't work it. Am I right? The endless crunches, the two-minute plank holds and the straight leg lowers are what we want because we think if we feel …

'Space Pirate Captain Harlock' Finally Receives A Western Domestic Release

The 2013 CG adaptation of one of manga and anime’s most revered and loved series, that of Space Pirate Captain Harlock, will finally be receiving a domestic release on March 31st.<p>Captain Harlock was originally the creation of Leiji Matsumoto and was adored by fans across the world for his stoic …

Cook Rice Differently To Reduce Its Calories

Researchers say it can curb obesity in countries where rice is a staple<p>Rice, the base for cuisines all over the world, contains a lot of starch. That makes it delicious but also high in calories. While that may a boon for people who struggle to ingest enough calories each day, it’s becoming a …

Oil price shock delivers conditions fit for Canadian buyback spree

There are no greater supporters of stocks than the companies that issue them.<p>Flush with cash and disinclined to spend it on riskier ventures, the U.S. corporate sector is directing ever more substantial sums to the repurchase of their own stock. That source of demand has come to represent a key …

The ghost children: In the wake of China’s one-child policy, a generation is lost

The ghost children<br>of China<p>In 1980, China introduced the one-child policy. In the process, it created a lost generation – second and third children who went unregistered, couldn’t go to school, and who continue to live in the shadows. <b>Nathan VanderKlippe</b> explores the human and economic costs of one …

The Ultimate Guide To Performance Nutrition

Representing the greatest combination of speed and handling ever devised, a Formula One race car is a marvel of mechanical engineering. Every square …

Bodybuilding

Which foods and drinks add to fat in the mid-section? - Canada Q&A

From Ann Ranson, Ottawa<p>Reader Ann Ranson in Ottawa asks, “Which foods and drinks add to fat in the mid-section?” Globe Health’s fitness expert Kathleen Trotter says, “Great question. Excess abdominal fat can be aesthetically annoying, but it is also associated with a higher risk of developing …