Josh Smith

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Companies that help employees finish a college degree

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Nearly 3 ½ million Americans age 50 or older have taken some college courses but haven’t …

Friends want life advice? Tell them to travel more

From broadening perspectives to creating lasting memories, seeing the world can be a major exercise in self-improvement.<p><i>“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”</i> – Mark Twain<p>Mark Twain is just one of history’s many …

Mark Twain

What I’ve given up to live abroad

MY PARENTS RECENTLY VISITED ME in Hong Kong. It was their first trip back to their birthplace in nearly 20 years, as well as their first time …

5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada (that have nothing to do with a Donald Trump win)

As Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump pledged to “Make America Great Again,” a slogan that appears to be helping him close in on the White …

The Best Pictures from my Asia Trip

Well I’m back in the USA from a whirlwind of a work trip that covered Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Singapore over two weeks. At the last minute (literally …

Top Employers for Young People tap into the next generation

Up with millennials! The most popular of the special interest competitions, Canada's Top Employers for Young People sends out a message of confidence in today's students and recent grads just starting their careers. The 95 winning companies for 2016 not only welcome young people into their ranks, …

Bay Area ‘Flying Saucer House’ sold for $20.5 million

Slide 1 of 12<p>It has been more than 24 years since the devastating Oakland Hills fire of October 1991. And while more than 3,000 homes were destroyed …

Infographic: 10 curious customs from dinner tables around the world

Are your table manners up to scratch? You might answer yes, but what about abroad? Do you stand out in Mexico because you eat your taco with a knife …

Infographics

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Art

Canada's richest 1% earned $454,800 average in 2013 and paid $151,900 in tax

Canada's richest one per cent of tax return filers saw their share of the country's total income remain the same in 2013 and their average total …

Advice from 30-year-old me to 20-year-old me

I recently turned 30. For some very odd reason I’ve not warmed to the idea of it just yet. However as I began to evaluate my 20s I realised how many …

Rex Murphy: This election will come down to the measure of one man — Stephen Harper

This has been one great sprawl of an election, which has ricocheted from the great to the small, from the Duffy courtroom to the oath of citizenship, …

Government

What to try in Canada if you’re in your 20s

Do it now, while you’re still okay with occasionally having to sleep in your back seat or taking a piss in the bushes. Plus you’ll get to see some …

Canada

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Fall's Best Fashion Ads, from Alexander Wang to Zara

Screw January — as far as fashion is concerned, September marks the start of a fresh year. Not only is Fashion Week around the corner, but the biggest magazine issues of the year are plopping on doorsteps, fattened by pages and pages of glorious ads. The advertising images that run in September …

10 dream trips every traveler should experience | CNN Travel

Tourism

12 top Labor Day destinations for marking the end of summer

Summer is coming to a close, it's back to school and soon it'll be pumpkin-spice season. So while the sun is still shining and the heat is still …

5 things Hispanics born in America want you to know

I was born in the United States, specifically in New York City. My father was a Chilean immigrant, and my mother a Hispanic American born in the US …

Interviewed for a job? Prepare to wait

Patience has never been my strong suit, but to apply for a job these days, you need plenty of it.<p>Fortunately, I haven't needed to apply for a job in a few years, since my last experience as a candidate left a terrible impression. The hiring manager made several last-minute changes to our interview …

Which language best fits your personality? [QUIZ]

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

Can Canada teach the rest of us to be nicer?

Life is hard enough, with plenty of jagged edges and pointy bits. Why not coat it with a glaze of politeness and humility?<p>Every August my family embarks on that great American ritual: the road trip. And we always head north. Canada may not be the most exotic of destinations, but sometimes, exotic …

Canada

5 of the most bizarre job-interview questions

What did you have for breakfast? Job-seekers might get asked this in a job interview. But, according to a new survey of wacky interview questions, …

23 of the most inspiring views on the planet (and how to get there)

There are so many inspiring places and sights in our world — far more than the 23 listed here, most with names less widely known. Temples, …

National Parks

Can Hawaii Heal a Broken Heart?

As the airplane approached my final destination, the flight attendants passed out state forms that collect information about its visitors: age, …

Which culture most matches your parenting style? [QUIZ]

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People without Jobs — Jobs without People: Decoding Canada’s ‘skills crisis’

As the first wave of baby boomers hits retirement age and younger people stay in school longer, the percentage of Canadians in their prime earnings …

David Beckham Cries At Last Home Game (VIDEO)

David Beckham got emotional after playing his final home game for Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday.<p>The legendary footballer announced his retirement earlier this week.<p>As the PSG captain departed the field, the stadium erupted in applause. When he embraced his teammates, he began to cry.<p>Later, he …

Richard Florida: Saving capitalism from itself | Toronto Star

Just as the industrial era wreaked havoc on agricultural workers, post-industrialism has seen the blue collar Working Class decline from roughly 40 …