Ma'in Haddad

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Meet The Photographer Who Immortalized Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architecture

A new PBS documentary shines a light on Pedro Guerrero, photographer to the Starchitects of the 1950s and ’60s.<p>Fresh out of school, Pedro Guerrero (1917–2012) landed the role of Frank Lloyd Wright’s photographer and played a pivotal role in presenting the architect’s work to the public. During the …

A guide to the cost of renting in Canada

Nobody loves a renter.<p>We bomb home buyers and owners with helpful advice and tools, but ignore renters. Partly, it's a money thing. Huge chunks of the economy – lenders, lawyers, retailers and real estate agents – make big bucks from home sales, not renting. In a country with a near 70-per-cent …

ISIL has blown up Palmyra’s ancient Baalshamin Temple, Syrian activists say

BEIRUT — ISIL militants have destroyed a temple at Syria’s ancient ruins of Palmyra, activists said Sunday, realizing the worst fears archaeologists …

Enjoy Canada's low dollar while you can

Even though we know it's supposed to help the economy, sometimes it's hard to love the low loonie.<p>It's certainly hurting John Stiles at Calgary-based …

Why variable-rate mortgages are more expensive than you think

These days, anyone with Internet access and a typing finger can find variable mortgages at 1.95 per cent or less. Today's variable rates – which seem more like savings account rates than lending rates – are tantalizing people like financial candy.<p>To many homeowners, they're simply too low to …

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5 depressing facts about Canada's exports

It’s in the nitty gritty of what we sell to the world, where it goes—and where it doesn’t—that the shortfall in Canada’s exports is most glaring<p>It’s …

Housing is everyone’s issue – and critical to Canada's economy

<i>This is an op-ed by Jane Morgan, President of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association.</i><p>Given the complex economic and social linkages between homes, …

The ten most expensive paintings in history

Wealthy buyers in the Gulf and China have set a string of records as they have snapped up some of the world's most important artworks in recent years<p>When Pablo Picasso's masterpiece, <b>Les Femmes d’Alger, sold for $179 million (£116 million) in New York on Monday night</b>, it smashed the record for a …

The Most Productive Ways To Waste Your Time

Whether you’re watching stand-up comedy on TV or cat videos on YouTube, studies have shown that laughing can do everything from relieve stress to boost your immune system.<p>One Oxford University study even found that laughing is an effective treatment against pain. Across a series of experiments …

How do I remove salt stains from my car's floor rug?

<i>After the winter we've had, my car floor is covered in salt stains. How do you remove salt stains from a car's floor rug? - George in Mississauga</i><p>With some water, vinegar and care. You will need a brush, some absorbent rags and a vacuum, preferably a wet/dry shop vac. First off, vacuum the area …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Tax time 2015: Why tax cheats in Canada are rarely jailed

If you're going to get caught cheating on your taxes, get caught in Canada.<p>You might have to repay every withheld cent — plus fines and interest. But …

Tax season 2015: 10 ways to attract a CRA auditor's attention

<b>Ignoring the CRA's</b> <b>requests for further information.</b> So, the tax department has asked you to submit a receipt for that big moving or child-care …

Canada's Tallest Building, 'The One,' Proposed For Toronto's Yonge And Bloor

The CN Tower might not be so lonely in the sky if developers have their way.<p>London-based architecture firm Foster + Partners on Thursday revealed …

How to Create a Ridiculously Interesting Magazine (In Four Steps or Maybe Less)

MagMaker / July 16, 2014<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a blog, sharing photos, posting social updates, or curating a magazine on Flipboard: if …

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2014<p>Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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Qatar Unveils Luxurious Off-Grid Floating Hotels for 2022 World Cup

Sigge Architects has partnered with Global Accommodation Management to propose a series of floating hotels and apartments for the 2022 World Cup in …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 17 on Dwell.com - Dwell

From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from the week with these abodes from around the world.<p>John Pawson's minimal home and an experimental residence by …

Walking City: An Evolving Video Sculpture Morphs in Response to Architecture | Colossal

<p>Anyone who follows Colossal knows that digital animation and motion graphics are a rarity here, but this clip is a solid exception. Created by …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …