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Where, exactly, rising interest rates may leave Canadians in danger of losing their homes

<b>WATCH ABOVE: These Canadian communities are at risk of drowning in debt if interest rates continue to rise.</b><p>When we visited Ellisa Atherton’s living …

A House In India Built As A Stone Monolith

In order for a house to truly feel rooted to its location there has to be a special connection on some level between the building and its …

Architecture

4 steps to getting anything you want in life

“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more …

Try This Fat-Melting Core Workout For Washboard Abs

​This core and cardio combo will shred your six-pack<p>If you've been looking for something extra to sweat away the fat and sculpt your abs, you've found it. This cardio and core finisher strategically combines moves that will turn up your metabolism to shed fat and chisel your abs.<p>The combination of …

Workouts

Stunning revival of the humble shipping container

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1937, a young trucker named Malcolm McLean was delivering a load of cotton to a harbor in Hoboken, New Jersey. As he watched workers slowly transport the boxes by hand onto a ship, the story goes, he thought there had to be a better way to do it.<p>It turns out, there was: a big metal box …

Architecture

Dark websites: The best sites to get started with on the dark web

Dark websites aren't as easy to find as those on the regular internet so here's our pick of the best and how to access them<p>There are plenty of useful …

Privacy

How Haiti became poor

In case you missed it, the President of the United States called Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries “shitholes,” then pretended like he didn’t …

Sauna with a view: Best hot rooms for lazing and gazing

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's nothing quite as restorative or relaxing as kicking back in a nice, hot sauna -- except, perhaps, one that comes with a beautiful view.<p>From glittering city skylines to tranquil alpine landscapes, here are eight saunas that also feature stunning views:<p><b>1. Aro Hā</b> (Glenorchy, New …

New Zealand

Researchers May Have Just Discovered an Entirely New State of Matter

Altered States<p>In a new study published in <i>Nature</i>, researchers lead by a team from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) reveal that they may have …

Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas That Blend Looks And Function In Crazy Ways

Having a fire pit out in the backyard is simply genius. It gives you the perfect entertainment setting for outdoor. The fire pit is an excellent …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

John Cena’s Workout Routine Is INSANE!

We all know John Cena for his reign as the world’s most famous professional wrestler and for his leading roles in various movies. But did you know …

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal-setting, here's what the high-achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

Warren Buffett and 26 Other Successful Leaders Share Their Best Piece of Advice for New Graduates | Inc.com

If clichés like "follow your passion," "give 110%," and "be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you, we've got some fresh takes on how to get a head start on your career.<p>From "don't work too hard" to "relax," here's some of the best--and oftentimes unconventional--advice for your people …

Self-improvement

Builder's tiny houses caught in a mortgage quagmire

<i>Each week, we seek expert advice to help a small or medium-sized business overcome a key issue.</i><p>Three years ago, Christoph Kesting built a tiny home for himself in Guelph, Ont., using a standard shipping container as the base. Then, after selling it – the buyer ended up moving it across the province …

The Training Strategy Handbook

How Should You Train?<p>High volume, low volume, high frequency, infrequent training, to failure, not to failure, heavy loading, "pump" training. Now …

Exercise

Chinese drone maker unveils human-carrying drone

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chinese drone maker Ehang Inc. on Wednesday unveiled what it calls the world's first drone capable of carrying a human passenger.<p>The …

Drones

10 Reasons to Visit La Palma Now

<b>1. Appreciating one of the lesser known Canary Islands</b><p>Along with El Hierro and La Gomera, <i>La Palma enjoys a privileged location West of Tenerife</i>, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria the main touristic spots in the Canary Islands, Spain. But fear not, that only means you will be able to have a …

Ja Rule reading 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' is surprisingly delightful

Every Rule down in Ruleville liked Christmas a lot. But Ja Rule, who lived just north of Ruleville, did not.<p>Why, exactly, is this beloved '00s relic …

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Self-improvement

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The Artists Who Paint Dinosaurs

The strange beauty of paleo art<p>I have a theory about why kids love dinosaurs. You might think it’s their size, their ferocity, the number and sharpness of their teeth. It is all of these things, but it is something else, too.<p>Dinosaurs are remote from us in time. They belong to an alien realm. They …

Six Oaks is a Modern Yet Rustic Shipping Container Home in California

1/11<p>Six Oaks Shipping Container Home by Modulus in California<p>Six Oaks is a recycled shipping container house located in the forested mountains …

Restaurant Sitting on a Rock Surrounds Diners with Idyllic Ocean Views

At first glance, this ocean-side structure in Zanzibar looks to be someone's private, makeshift getaway built atop a lone boulder. But, the unassuming locale is actually a bright and airy eatery called The Rock Restaurant, an establishment that sits 23 feet above the water and boasts idyllic, …

Indian Ocean

Prosthetic pin discovered in ancient Egyptian mummy

7/12/2015 09:00:00 PM<p>Researchers during a routine DNA test on a male Egyptian have made an astonishing discovery after finding a 23cm iron …

The 9 Strangest Flying Robots from the World’s Biggest Drone Show

In the past year, drones have crashed onto the White House lawn, hauled ra­dio­act­ive cesi­um to the roof of the Ja­pan­ese prime min­is­ter’s Tokyo …

Drones

How to survive a trip to Las Vegas - Lonely Planet

This is it. This is the biggie. The so-called deciding factor in the whole thing. The moment when all that naysaying is rendered moot and suddenly …

The 'Cat Mantra': How Astronomers Handle an Ungraspable Universe (Podcast)

<i>Michelle Thaller is the Assistant Director of Science at Goddard Space Flight Center at NASA. She contributed this article to</i> Space.com's Expert …

Universe