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North Korea is not building nuclear weapons to destroy the US — the real reasons are much more surprising

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been called many things — crazy, mad, insane, and "rocket man" — because of his program to build nuclear bombs and missiles capable of launching the weapons to the US.<p>But experts say he is not crazy to want a nuclear arsenal. And Kim doesn't necessarily want …

North Korea

This is Why Patterns Look Great In B&W

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with patterns in B&W in the Patterns In Black And White Photo contest with chances to win …

Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters

SEATTLE — Like a college applicant waiting for that special message in the mail, officials in Boston got what they wanted on Thursday: a cryptic four-sentence note informing them that the city made the finals in its bid to host Amazon’s second headquarters.<p>“We would like to move Boston forward in …

Amazon HQ2

The Hasselblad H6D-400C Multi Shot Captures Monster 400MP Photos

Hasselblad just announced a camera capable of 400MP photos. The new H6D-400C MS is a “Multi Shot” camera that can capture 100MP photos with single …

'Shame on Trump!' World reacts to Trump's 'shithole countries' remarks

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's complaints about immigrants coming to the United States from "shithole countries" have prompted condemnation from around the world.<p>US Democratic and Republican lawmakers criticized those comments as "divisive" and "unacceptable," while Haiti summoned the top …

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Why Twitter should ban President Trump

It has not been a good week for anyone frightened about the future of the planet.<p>The menacing presence of U.S. President Donald Trump has once again darkened our doorways, creating even graver concern that the fate of the world lay in the hands of an unbalanced, paranoid control freak. On Tuesday, …

Crude Alberta gas station sign takes aim at Premier Notley, Trudeau over carbon tax

A profane sign posted outside a gas station west of Edmonton targeting the Alberta NDP and Trudeau government over the carbon tax has attracted …

Kelowna RCMP release photo of suspect who allegedly robbed M&M Food Market with a knife

Kelowna RCMP have released new photos of a suspect who allegedly robbed a food store with a knife in an effort to generate new leads.<p>Mounties …

RBC hit with online, mobile service disruptions

The Royal Bank of Canada says its online and mobile banking is working sporadically and it is working to resolve the issue.<p>The company's verified customer support Twitter account has been responding to customer complaints since early morning.<p>Twitter users have complained about trouble using the …

This couple wonder if early retirement makes sense with a high net worth

Marv and Maddy hope to leave their high-paying jobs and retire in 2020. Though neither has a company pension, they have substantial savings. He is 57, she is 56. They have a daughter, 21, who is living at home.<p>Marv will be walking away from $175,000 a year as a self-employed professional in the …

Start culling your photos for a more effective portfolio

One of the most common things I see today, especially from newer photographers is posting far too many images from a session online. We’ve all seen …

Photography

15 Tips to Make 2018 Your Best Year of Photography Ever

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate and happy shooting to all! This time of year is a great time to reflect on the last 12 months of photography. …

Landscape Photography

How to Get the Most Out of Your Camera

Not sure why your images aren't quite what you want them to be?<p>Well, it might be because your camera isn't set up to allow you to take shots quickly …

14 Must-Follow Outdoor and Landscape Photographers on Instagram

December 26, 2017<p>Nothing quite inspires a great photograph like a great scene — but landscape photography isn’t the same as it was twenty years ago. …

The Fujifilm GFX 50S’s High ISO Quality is Insane

The Fujifilm GFX 50S‘s ISO invariance makes it so easy to shoot the Milky Way that it’s not even funny. I was able to take an “impossible” shot, …

Toronto market turned on its head as flood of listings overwhelms buyers

Toronto real estate agent Davelle Morrison recently bought a truckload of modern chairs, crisp bed linens and stylish lamps. She had to, she says, because the surge in listings in the Greater Toronto Area has sucked up all of the furniture normally used to make properties look as appealing as …

The 4 Best Vaporizers for Outdoor Pursuits

As states continue to legalize marijuana—we’re up to eight (not including Washington, D.C.) after last November’s election—you may find yourself wanting to smoke a joint the next time you go on an adventure in one of those places. Here’s the problem: a joint involves smoke in your lungs, which …

Camping

How Not to Die in the Woods: 10 Essential Items for Backcountry Adventures

There are countless activities to do in the great outdoors, ranging from the typical hiking and camping to the not so typical cheese rolling and …

British Columbia has a plan to counter Trump’s tariffs with a blow to American coal

A worthwhile Canadian initiative.<p>British Columbia’s premier, Christy Clark, has an idea for Canada to hit back at President Trump’s new softwood lumber tariffs in a way that microtargets his political base — banning thermal coal exports from her province’s ports.<p>The ports themselves are under …

81 Captivating Travel Photographs From Around the World

Check out the top contributions to the 2016 Travel Photographer of the Year contest.<p>While we await the announcement of the winners to the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year on August 1, take a look back at some our favorite entries from the last year's competition.<p>Winners in …

Photography

Hiring a boomer could be the right move for your young startup

Now that the RRSP deadline has passed, the retirement conversation will move away from monthly contributions and back to more serious topics, such as what to do with an aging work force. Where some might see this as a strain on our economy and public resources, others see it as an opportunity.<p>For …

10+ Incredible Photos You Won’t Believe Are Not Photoshopped

Digital manipulation can do amazing things to your photographs (as seen here), but sometimes the most stunning images are the ones that haven't been …

A loud alarm on Canadian home prices and a reminder of the ‘ugly’ 1980s

Fitch Ratings is ringing fresh alarm bells over house prices in Vancouver and Toronto.<p>And rather loudly, at that.<p>Home prices in the two cities are “unsustainable,” the credit rating agency, one of the world’s big three, said in a new global report.<p>Canadian prices won’t contract outright this year, …

Humans causing climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces

Researchers behind ‘Anthropocene equation’ say impact of people’s intense activity on Earth far exceeds that of natural events spread across millennia<p>For the first time, researchers have developed a mathematical equation to describe the impact of human activity on the earth, finding people are …

Oroville Dam Spillway Failure: Nearly 190,000 Ordered to Evacuate

Mandatory evacuations remained in effect Monday afternoon for nearly 190,000 people in Northern California after a spillway serving the country's tallest dam developed a hole that threatened to release uncontrolled floodwaters, officials said.<p>The emergency spillway off the Oroville Dam was the …

Oroville Dam

Canada's oilpatch needs new customers. Who's willing to buy?

Dependence on the U.S. market has become a risk for the oilpatch. But the new markets are overseas<p>There's no question that the United States likes …

Housing market sizzles in Toronto’s suburbs

The market is sizzling for detached houses in Toronto's suburbs, approaching an average price of $1-million.<p>Last month, the price for detached properties sold in suburban Toronto averaged a new high of $999,102, a 27.8-per-cent surge compared with January, 2016.<p>While detached homes within the City …

The cheapest lighting solution for filmmakers - light, filters and barn doors for $90

It probably goes without saying, but – professional lighting is expensive. If you are just starting out your filmmaking career, or you’re simply a …

Filmmaking

Quick and Easy Tips for Improved Long Exposures

Long exposure images might look like they’re complex, but when it comes down to it, the process of getting a great long exposure image really isn’t …

Landscape Photography

Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him

<b>(CNN) —</b> Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN.<p>The …

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