Jamie Long

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Does it make more financial sense to own a condo or rent an apartment?

<i>From The Condo Bible for Canadians, Everything you must know before and after buying a Condo, by Dan S. Barnabic. Copyright © 2013 by Dan S. Barnabic. Reprinted with permission of Neon Publishing Corp.</i><p><b>Investing vs. Renting: "In Principal"</b><br>For many people, it is more advantageous to own rather than …

Six reasons you’ll love the Two-Minute Portfolio

The Two-Minute Portfolio is a stock-picking strategy designed to provide a quick, easy and effective way to invest in the Canadian market. You simply invest equal amounts in the two largest dividend-paying stocks in each of the 10 sectors of the S&P/TSX composite index at the beginning of the year. …

From burnout to business books: The best of Harvey Schachter in 2013

The top read story by the inestimable Harvey Schachter, who writes our Monday Morning Manager column, our biweekly Managing Books reviews and our online Friday column Balance, was a story he wrote in early 2011 with Sam Geist about job interviews. This story just keeps going, and going, and …

Internet Ephemera Awards: The Web is still the best at being the worst

Let us reminisce now, in these joyous final hours of the waning year, about the Harlem Shake.<p>Do you remember the Harlem Shake? Sure you do. It was what the kids call a viral video – a series of them, in fact; thousands, a full-blown epidemic.<p>Like most viral outbreaks, the Harlem Shake started …

Meet the man trying to shake up luxury retail in Canada

Richard Baker jumps out of his chauffeur-driven SUV in front of the Hudson's Bay store at Bloor and Yonge Streets in Toronto. He takes one look at the concrete-encrusted building and deems it "ugly." Baker, the majority owner of Hudson's Bay Co. (HBC), suddenly produces an architect's rendering of …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

He's nearly 80 and his Family is smaller, but darkness still surrounds America's most notorious criminal<p>In California's San Joaquin Valley, about …

Want to try high-intensity interval training? Consider these four things

Back in 2005, when Dr. Martin Gibala and his colleagues at McMaster University first suggested that as little as six minutes a week of ultra-intense exercise could produce many of the same changes as prolonged, moderate cardio workouts, observers were skeptical. How could the fitness benefits of an …

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Prepare for the coming deluge of digital currencies—and meet the people who would control them

The Pembury Tavern sits in a modest 19th-century building at the corner of five roads in Hackney, a relatively poor neighborhood in east London. There is little to distinguish it from the hundreds of other pubs sprinkled around the area, except for one thing: The Pembury made headlines in late June …

Bitcoin

Globe investigation: The Ford family’s history with drug dealing

<i>This investigative report reveals that:</i><p><i>Doug Ford, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s brother, sold hashish for several years in the 1980s.</i>• <i><br>Another brother, Randy, was also involved in the drug trade and was once charged in relation to a drug-related kidnapping.</i>• <i><br>Their sister, Kathy, has been the victim of</i> …