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How to send large files for free

For bigger file transfer, email is a no-go. So what are your options?<p>E-mail is creaking under the demands of the internet, and nowhere is that more …

Life under Kim Jong Un

Recent North Korean escapees relate how the secretive country has changed under the “Great Successor.”

Asia

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

Cochrane's marathon man Martin Parnell pushing for return of Afghan ice rink

Girls in a remote Afghan village strapped on skates and took to the ice for the first time in their young lives thanks to the generosity of Canadian …

Ontario

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

The Brain

Moves business owners can make now ahead of the proposed tax changes

Small-business owners are scrambling to figure out what actions to take right now, if any, in light of Ottawa's controversial tax changes and proposals. The Globe spoke with tax planning experts about some strategies businesses may want to consider in the weeks ahead.<p><b>Income splitting</b><p>The government …

Stunning Images of the Solar Eclipse

Outdoors

'He should be as well known as Schindler': Documents reveal Canadian citizen Julius Kuhl as Holocaust hero

He lived for decades in relative anonymity in Toronto, where he ran a construction company. But documents shared with The Globe show that Julius Kuhl – who died in 1985 – should have been one of Canada's most celebrated citizens, a hero of the Holocaust who saved hundreds, perhaps thousands, of …

As Afghan politicians squabble, Afghans die, and Canada looks the other way

On July 24, dozens of civilians died as a result of a terror attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attack coincided with the first anniversary of a …

The easy way to remove water stains from wood furniture

No need to go to the hardware store -- you have everything you need to remove water marks.<p>Nothing ruins the luster of wood furniture quite like a watermark.<p>Watermarks -- or water stains -- are often caused by cold glasses, spills, or hot dishes places directly on the wood. Luckily, though, they …

Opinion: 7 real ways for millennials to save money (not by brownbagging and skipping Starbucks)

It seems young people get blamed for everything these days. Millennials have been accused of killing marriage, home ownership, chain restaurants, …

Terrorism and the De-Gentrification of Istanbul

A devastating string of attacks and woeful city planning have driven away locals and tourists alike, prompting a swift process of decline.<p>Istanbul's central Beyoğlu district experienced sweeping gentrification throughout the 2000s, as its popularity increased among locals and a boom in tourism …

The Long, Lonely Road of Chelsea Manning

On a gray morning this spring, Chelsea Manning climbed into the back seat of a black S.U.V. and directed her security guard to drive her to the nearest Starbucks. A storm was settling over Manhattan, and Manning was prepared for the weather, in chunky black Doc Martens with an umbrella and a …

Surveillance

More flour brands added to Robin Hood national flour recall

Items were identified during ongoing investigation<p>The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has added more brands of flour and flour products to the …

Afghan women’s symphony faces hatred in pursuit of change

Afghanistan's first – and only – all-female symphony is trying to change attitudes in a deeply conservative country where many see music as immoral, especially for women.<p>The symphony's two conductors show how difficult that can be, but also how satisfying success is.<p>One of them, Negin Khpolwak, was …

STRAIGHTEN UP

After years of slumping over a keyboard, Wency Leung says she developed the posture of a wilted parsley stalk. But while posture correction is proving to be big business, what exactly is ideal posture?<p>The other day, I caught a glimpse of myself in an office window and noticed that I wore my body …

Five muscle groups that are too often ignored at the gym

After 12 years as a trainer, I know that having a training plan is crucial. A plan keeps you focused, allows you to track your progress and gives you objective data to understand why you are, or are not, reaching your goals.<p>I also know that developing a strength routine can be stressful, …

Trump’s Lies vs. Your Brain

Unfortunately, it’s no contest. Here’s what psychology tells us about life under a leader totally indifferent to the truth.<p><b>All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said</b> <b>he was not</b> a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of …

Donald Trump

Obama's farewell: Read his final speech in full

Returning to the city where he celebrated his 2008 victory as the first black U.S. president, Barack Obama gave a tearful goodbye – and one final 'yes we can' – to the American people in Chicago on Tuesday night. This is the full text, as prepared for delivery<p>It's good to be home. My fellow …

Compound cuts melanoma's spread by up to 90% - Futurity

"The majority of people die from melanoma because of the disease spreading," says Richard Neubig. Tests show a chemical compound inhibits that …

Cancer

Ottawa spending half a billion dollars for Canada’s 150th anniversary

The federal government is spending half a billion dollars to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation – with everything from a cross-country RV tour to a Parliament Hill extravaganza marking the occasion.<p>The largest share of the money – $300-million – is being delivered by regional …

How a little-known patent sparked Canada's opioid crisis

The untold story of how a single pill sparked Canada's opioid crisis, and ignited one of the biggest pharmaceutical battles in Canadian history<p>In the fall of 1992, a relatively unknown pharmaceutical company based in Pickering, Ont., filed a 47-page document with the Canadian Intellectual Property …

The Globe 100: These are the best books of 2016

Canadians to face some tax changes in 2017

Canadians will ring in the new year with a number of tax changes that will affect the bottom line of federal and provincial governments. Here's a look at some of them.<p><b>Nationally</b><p>The federal government is ending four child tax credits this year: arts, fitness, education and textbooks in 2017. Parents …

Three key ways to avoid knee injuries this winter

Before tackling any winter sports this season, give some thought to protecting yourself from knee injuries.<p>Damaging the ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is one of the most common knee injuries. With a sudden, acute injury – which can be caused by a sudden change of direction combined with a …

Black or white?

It was a policy born of good intentions but has stirred up perplexing, often painful, questions: What makes a person black, or white? Is it facial features? Hair? Family? Or an experience of racism? And who gets to decide?<p>Jacqueline Chaves checked the Internet every day, waiting to see test results …

The graffiti kids: How an act of teenage rebellion sparked the Syrian war

At the start of it all, before the uprising and the civil war – and the refugee exodus and the terror and the hatred that have sprung from it – a 14-year-old boy stood giggling with a can of black spray paint, pointing it at the wall of his school in southern Syria.<p>Naief Abazid’s graffiti sparked a …

A practical guide for learning meditation through the art of gaming

Gaming and meditation have more in common than you think. These seemingly unrelated pursuits both offer important self-development lessons that use similar parts of our brains to mold us into better humans.<p>Both also suffer from public perception problems: Gaming is often seen as a potentially …

Meditation

14 science and tech breakthroughs we're thankful for this year

Trudeau sought audience with Clinton before election, e-mails show

<b>POLITICS BRIEFING</b><p><b>By Chris Hannay</b> (@channay) <b>and Rob Gilroy (</b>@rgilroy<b>)</b><p><i>The Globe Politics is pleased to include a roundup of news and opinion on U.S. politics, through until this year's election in November. As always, let us know what you think of the newsletter. Sign up here to get it by e-mail each</i> …