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Let There Be Neon: A look inside the NYC shop that’s been making the best neon signs since 1972

Neon as a design element in New York nightlife is nothing new. It was a focal element of Studio 54’s opening as a nightclub in 1977, when vibrant …

Design

Black market dealers reveal secret to super cheap cellphone plans

Some black market dealers have spilled their secrets to CBC News, revealing how they can offer Canadians cellphone plans at almost half the regular …

Canada

19 Things About Life You Should Know Before You Turn 29

A lot happens in those 10 years.<p>It's October.<p>Which means 2017 has officially flown by. (Remember all those things you swore you were going to do back in January? Have you done any of them?)<p>One of the things I prioritize doing Q4 of every year is taking a considerable amount of time to reflect on …

Motivation

6 Things You Can Do to Retire by 40, According to People Who Did It

Retiring by 40 might seem like a pipe dream to most people. But it’s surprisingly attainable if you apply the right knowhow and financial …

Retirement

Soundcheck: The 15 Best Music Releases Of The Week

King Krule, GoldLink, Anna of the North, + many more<p><i>Every weekend, we’re bringing you</i> <i>#SOUNDCHECK</i><i>—your new destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week’s round</i> …

How To Hear What Your Voice Sounds Like To Other People

Hearing your voice the way others hear it can be a bit jarring at first, and I know plenty of people who claim they can't stand the sound of their …

Music Production

The 10 New TV Shows You'll Be Obsessed With This Fall

New comedies, dark prestige dramas, and an epic Ken Burns docu-series await.<p>Summer is ending, and with it comes the conclusion of our obsessive chronicling of every incestuous hookup on <i>Game of Thrones</i> and the preposterous Roadhouse booking on <i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i>. But don't leave the couch just …

Want to get rich? Here’s what 7 millionaires were doing in their 20s

At what point do you know whether you’ll be financially successful? If these seven millionaires (and billionaires) are any indication, the answer …

Tim Cook

Clever Street Artist Is Transforming NYC’s Streets into One Giant Playground

We love clever street art, so we couldn't help but admire the work of artist Tom Bob, who has been running amok on the streets of New York and Massachusetts. If you're a fan of famous street artist OakOak, you'll love Tom Bob's work, as he uses forgotten elements of the street to create whimsical …

Streetwear

Kindness is contagious in Canada

Solomon Hailemariam survived his first real winter with a little help from a whole lot of locals<p><i>Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at</i> tgam.ca/essayguide.<p>The weather in Canada was unfamiliar to me. I came to Toronto from …

Burger King ad that made Google Home users regret their purchase wins prestigious Cannes Lion award

Burger King has won a Cannes Lion, one of the advertising world’s most prestigious awards, for its recent Google Home-inspired ad.<p>The infamous ad …

Burger King

The Ringer’s Midyear TV Awards

<i>There has been A LOT of good television in 2017 — we could hold an entire Emmy Awards for the shows that came out in April alone. But just like every</i> …

TV

Tragic case of Robert Chu shows plight of Canadian medical school grads | The Star

After he was passed over twice for a medical residency program, after he quizzed university officials and career counsellors about the reasons for …

Kathleen Wynne

A two-headed worm is changing what we know about survival in space

Experiments in space have given researchers insights into how regeneration works and how space flight could affect human biology, and it starts with …

Biology

Trump keeps rolling back Obama legacy by tightening travel and trade with Cuba

The new rules will stop individual travel to Cuba and seek to restrict the flow of payments to the many Cuban companies owned by the regime’s security forces<p>Donald Trump has announced a partial rollback of his predecessor’s rapprochement with Cuba, tightening travel and trade rules on the grounds …

Cuba

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things

Happiness isn't always about what you do. Happiness is often about what you don't do -- especially if it involves these nine things.<p>If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back …

Self-improvement

Need Some Summer Reading? These Are the 15 Best-Selling Business Books Right Now

These are the books you're likely to spot everyone reading this summer, according to Amazon.<p>The lazy days of summer are here. That means you need some books to fill them with.<p>There are tons of recommendations out there from business icons, other entrepreneurs, and thought leaders, but if you really …

Self-improvement

The 20 Best Mountain Towns in America

Explore America’s mountain towns, with trails, microbrews, lakes, and scenic views.<p>For a real recharge, spend some time at altitude.

You Won't Be Able To Resist These S'mores Recipes

Summer can't come fast enough.<p>INGREDIENTS<p>Graham crackers<p>Peanut butter cup<p>Roasted marshmallow<p>INSTRUCTIONS<p>Place graham cracker face down.<p>Add peanut butter cup, then a roasted marshmallow.<p>Top with another graham cracker.<p>INGREDIENTS<p>Chocolate chip cookies<p>Roasted marshmallow<p>Chocolate<p>Chocolate hazelnut …

The 9 Best Dermatologist-Approved Sunscreens for Summer

Summer is finally here, and while the season is synonymous with rosé-filled weekends spent poolside for some, or riding waves for others, it also recalls the often-dreaded task of applying and reapplying layers of thick sunscreen for all. With the weekend in reach and plenty of new foolproof …

The 100 Best Burgers in America, Ranked by Our National Burger Critic

<i>We sent our National Burger Critic Kevin Alexander on a year-long Burger Quest, which took him to 30 cities and saw him consuming 330 burgers. Read</i> …

Add digital tracks to an analog cassette with Mixxtape [Sticky or Not]

You might not miss CDs and you might not miss cassettes, but you probably do miss mixtapes.<p>Mixtapes allowed us to share multiple music tracks in a …

Ross Intelligence opening R&D headquarters in Toronto

Ross Intelligence, an IBM Watson-powered platform that helps lawyers find relevant cases with natural language search, is returning to its roots in …

The best fried chicken in all 50 states

Fried chicken might just be the ultimate food of summer. To find the best deep-fried bird in the country, <i>Mic</i> asked Yelp to identify the best places …

Cooking

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

Science Fiction

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits

Real confidence is built through hard work and excellent habits.<p>Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in …

Self-help

Google plans to 'fix' Toronto by building smart city

Google has its sights set on piloting its vision for the smart city of the future in Canada's largest urban centre. But its reasons for picking …

Smart Cities

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

Books

The books every new graduate should read, according to a dozen business leaders

New graduates may think they’re ready for the world, but even after all that learning, there’s still room in their heads for some wisdom. We asked a dozen business leaders—from CEOs of big companies and startups, to deans of leading business schools—what books they would put in the hands of a newly …

Books