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Bin Laden 'focused on US to the end', papers show

<b>In his final years, Osama Bin Laden urged his followers to remain focused on attacking the US, newly released documents show.</b><p>US officials have published a trove of files found at his Pakistan hideout the night the al-Qaeda chief was killed.<p>They include Arabic correspondence with his lieutenants, a …

How Any Canadian Can Start Watching Content from US Netflix in a Matter of Minutes: 2015 Edition

Netflix’s low fee of $8 per month is easily one of the greatest gifts to home entertainment, especially in Canada, where cable is expensive and …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

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Answering e-mails after hours? You could be entitled to overtime

<i>Stuart Rudner will take part in an online chat with Globe Careers on Wed., March 26 at 1 p.m. ET to answer readers' questions about technology and overtime.</i><p>The next time you reach for your BlackBerry on your night stand, consider whether you should be claiming overtime. And if you are an employer …

Age of the alpha woman

What do you have in common with Christine Lagarde, Sheryl Sandberg, Hillary Clinton, Janet Yellen, Christy Clark, Heather Munro-Blum and Beverley McLachlin?<p>Maybe more than you think. Women like these are highly educated with full-time careers (and then some). They work like dogs. They have fewer …

Tune out distractions – and tune into happiness

Too much noise can knock you off balance.<p>That's the warning from Shawn Achor, San Antonio, Tex.-based author of the bestselling book <i>The Happiness Advantage</i> and the recently published <i>Before Happiness</i>. But Mr. Achor is not talking about the noise of a neighbour's stereo blasting away or drilling at a …

Searching For Your Dream Job? Better Check Your Ego At The Door

Receiving a call from a headhunter can put you on the path to landing that dream opportunity -- or it can lead to frustration, rejection and …

Miserable at work? It’s your fault

<i>Reprinted by permission from the publisher, John Wiley & Sons Inc., from</i> The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace <i>by Cy Wakeman. Copyright © 2013 by Cy Wakeman.</i><p>Phil, a salesperson and one of my clients, was on the brink of losing his job. His sales were down because, he said, his customers' budgets …