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Best restaurants in Canada, according to Yelp reviews

The foodies have spoken, once again crowning Toronto as the centre of the culinary universe.<p>The city is home to 40 of the country’s top 100 …

What Gen Y needs to know to become leaders

Much advice has been offered in recent years to managers who have to oversee millennials, a generation with a different attitude to the workplace. But now the tables are turning.<p>Millennials, also known as Generation Y, were born from 1981 to 2000, so the oldest ones have entered their thirties. …

11 Impossibly Difficult Job Interview Questions

Ever had to sit through a 5-hour interview filled with team projects, skills tests and a question-and-answer period in front of five company managers? If not, be grateful.<p>For while many job interviews can be rough, there are a select few so difficult that applicants should be excused for any …

Energy East pipeline: Fact and fiction

Lower oil prices? Nope.<p>It’s been a week since TransCanada announced that it had secured sufficient commercial commitments and would be proceeding …

Build a Career Worth Having

We live in a time of chronic dissatisfaction in the workplace. Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace study found that as many as 70% of working Americans were unfulfilled with their jobs, 18% to such an extent that they are <i>actively undermining</i> their co-workers. This is a marked increase in …

What Inspiring Leaders Do

What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries. The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.<p>Our own …

15 Tasty Tomato Recipes for Summer

15 easy dishes to show off peak flavor.<p>Delicious and packed with healthy antioxidants, fresh tomatoes are at their peak in late summer. Whether they're stewed, grilled, or baked in a tart, here are 15 new ways to try them.

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Animated movies that are better than most live-action blockbusters

While the summer movie blockbuster shuffle may make you think that live-action is the only way to go for a spectacle, we beg to differ. There are</i> …

How to get better at email: What science tells us

Email is all-pervasive, and arguably one of the most important tools of modern business. But the fact is most of us are not particularly good at it, wasting time on messages we should ignore and losing track of those that we should be focusing on. Then there’s the base human instinct to cc: …

Carnegie Mellon University

10 Things MBAs Should Learn About Startups

Here are the things that MBAs that are going to be startup founders <i>should</i> learn about how startups -- but often don't.<p>1. No amount of strategic …

Why the IPO boom may be over

Investors have sobered up about new stock issues with the punch bowl draining. Computer retailer CDW and tool wholesaler HD Supply both were forced to slash their debut prices on Wednesday night. Until then, buyers had been lapping up initial public offerings at a pace not seen in six years. …

Let's Talk Investing: Should you rent or buy a home?

How do you know when you can afford to buy a home and meet other financial obligations? How will higher rates affect the rent versus buy question? Rob Carrick takes a look

The Most Effective Ways to Make It Right When You Screw Up

After promising your boss you would complete an important assignment on time, you realize you’re behind and it’s going to be late. You unintentionally leave a colleague out of the loop on a joint project, causing him or her to feel frustrated and a bit betrayed. On the subway, you aren’t paying …

Case Study: Escaping the Discount Trap

“Beautiful,” Cora Milano said, looking up at the soaring spires and gothic arches of the immense charity hospital.<p>Her colleague, Augusto Tolentino, barely paused. He was in a hurry to get to their meeting — and to make a point to Cora.<p>The two worked together at Bosi e Faora, a São Paulo-based …