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Trump scores big win in Nevada

<b>Las Vegas (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump notched a resounding win in the Nevada caucuses Tuesday, channeling the roiling anger of Republican voters against the establishment and sweeping almost every category of the electorate to build his dominance in the delegate count.<p>It was a stunning show of momentum …

Republicans

North Korea turns to 'old workhorse' rocket to repeat past success

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea’s weekend rocket launch repeated earlier success rather than breaking new ground, using a nearly identical design from a 2012 launch, experts said, adding the reclusive country probably remained years from building a long-range nuclear missile.<p>A metal object …

North Korea

JACK String Quartet’s Toronto gig shows why it’s one of world’s best

New York's JACK String Quartet provided a Toronto audience Thursday night with a thrilling demonstration of why it is one of the premiere performing ensembles in the world. Dedicated to the new in music, the quartet explored and challenged our most basic aesthetic ideas – what constitutes musical …

Your Coffee Maker Is A Bacterial Filth Hole

Specialized microbes that process caffeine lurk in your coffee grounds.<p>If you’re ever round at George Clooney’s place and he offers you a cup of coffee, you should probably refuse–unless he regularly empties and scrubs the drip-tray under the used capsules of the Nespresso machines he advertises. …

Coffee

Canada to expand military mission against Islamic State

The Liberal government will lay out its new role in the U.S.-led war against Islamic State next week that will include additional Special Forces, a non-combat air component and participation in an enlarged training mission, sources say.<p>The long-awaited announcement will be made by Prime Minister …

11 Surprising Facts About Coffee Every Caffeine Addict Should Know

Turns out there is an optimal time to drink it.<p><b>1. Most energy drinks don't contain as much caffeine as a Starbucks coffee.</b> Don't believe anyone who tells you those expensive energy drinks have more bang than a cup of coffee. A 16-ounce Monster has about 150 milligrams of caffeine — half the amount …

This Chart Explains Why You Shouldn't Try to Time the Market

Investor sentiment lags reality.<p>In 2007, just before the financial crisis, more than 90% of individual investors thought stocks were the best …

Volkswagen is going to offer generous compensation to 600,000 American car owners

The German car maker has still not decided whether vehicle owners will be offered cash, car buy-backs, repairs or replacement cars, Kenneth Feinberg told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.<p>Volkswagen in December asked Feinberg -- who earlier headed the compensation funds for the Sept. 11, 2001 …

Meet the University of Waterloo dropouts living the digital dream | Toronto Star

WATERLOO, ONT.—Hongwei Liu is standing in his office wearing head-to-toe black: crisp poplin shirt, jeans, suede sneakers. The co-founder and CEO of …

Masai Ujiri on how basketball is becoming Canada’s game

The Toronto Raptors GM discusses the NBA All-Star Weekend and his team’s winning ways<p>Masai Ujiri is used to trail blazing. The president and general …

Canada to 'respond appropriately' to North Korea rocket launch, says Stéphane Dion

Minister of foreign affairs says Canada supports UN Security Council's efforts to hold Pyongyang accountable<p>The UN Security Council held an emergency …

Can the Liberals deliver on infrastructure?

An audio briefing from the Maclean’s bureau in Ottawa<p>Each week, the <i>Maclean’s</i> Ottawa bureau sits down with Cormac MacSweeney to discuss the headlines …

Canada

No timeouts, reward charts or taking their toys away. So how do we get our kids to behave?

As most of us have taken spanking and other forms of corporal punishment out of our parenting tool box, time outs have become the go-to for parents struggling to manage unruly behaviour.<p>But, says the author of a new book on what brain science tells us about how to discipline our children, even that …

Don’t make these rookie RRSP mistakes

All the investing mistakes that people make during the year are writ large at RRSP time, when the pressure is on to make a contribution regardless of where the money goes.<p>Yet the principles of sound investing are every bit as important – having a diversified portfolio, sticking to an investment …

The Cities Where Rent Is Rising The Fastest

Rents in big, glittering metropolises like New York and San Francisco are notoriously pricey and getting pricier, but it’s quickly getting more expensive to rent in smaller cities across the country, too.<p>A new report from Zillow shows that rents are spiking in many U.S. cities, even places where …

Real Estate

Four key leadership lessons from top female executives

Recent studies have revealed something that many savvy women have known all along: women are good for business. With so many women-run startups cropping up and more companies looking to create diverse boardrooms, women are proving to deliver tangible and intangible advantages. A recent analysis by …

Money Makes You Less Sad, But Not More Happy

For a long time, researchers have been trying to untangle the relationship between money and happiness, and there’s mounting evidence that things are …

Happiness

These 12 slides from Albert Edwards predict the next global financial collapse

It was hosted by Albert Edwards, an economist at Societe Generale who is the voice of market bears, or people who think imbalances in the financial system will lead to a collapse.<p>In a little over 100 slides, Edwards and speakers Russell Napier and Andrew Lapthorne took apart the global economy and …

Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail

I mentioned on Monday that this past week was intended by the CDC, WHO and other health authorities to be a global awareness week for antibiotic resistance. Alarming news that came out of China at the end of the week certainly created new awareness of resistance, but possibly not what the …

E.coli

Top 10 Adventure Trips

Travel Photography

What Makes a Buddhist a Buddhist?

photo credit: Steven Schwartzberg<p>Here's an old Jewish joke:<p>Stan has been shipwrecked on a desert island for decades. One day he is rescued. Before leaving the island, he shows the rescuer how he spent his years alone: Building a main street with several huts, each with a different purpose.<p>"This hut …

This Is What The Inside Of A $53 Million Jet Looks Like

<i>By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photos: Embraer)</i><p>To step inside the Embraer Lineage 1000E is to enter a world of among the finest amenities money can buy--and the Federal Aviation Administration will allow. At $53 million, this private jet--which was unveiled earlier this year at Geneva's …

Elon Musk Explains What Happens When A Tesla Crashes

As the surprise speaker at the Baron Investment Conference in New York Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk discussed the claims that his company’s electric …

Notable airline bombings and foiled plots

<b>(CNN) —</b> For almost as long as there have been passenger planes, there have been criminals and terrorists who want to bring them down.<p>The first happened 82 years ago; the most recent definitive incident -- twin bombings in Russia -- was 11 years ago. And U.S. intelligence suggested Wednesday that an …

Airplanes

The Best Foods to Help You Sleep (and Others to Avoid)

Ever wonder why some nights you can’t make it 10 minutes into your latest Netflix obsession without falling asleep, while other nights, you fall down …

Nutrition

Are you emotionally intelligent? Here’s how to know for sure

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 per cent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source …

Emotional Intelligence

Meat and soda industries prepare to fight new US dietary guidelines

Lobbyists for the US meat and soda industries are rallying the troops after a government committee on healthy eating has recommended that Americans consume less red meat and sugary drinks, and more fruit and vegetables. The 571-page report published by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee …

Teens

The Entrepreneur Who Is Beating Amazon At Same-Day Delivery

Retailers are worried about competing with Amazon, but the cofounder of a crowdsourced same-day delivery service has figured out another way.<p>Before Daphne Carmeli started Deliv with the intent to build a same-day delivery service that would upend the standards of well-established couriers, before …

The US is about to drop its decades-old warning against cholesterol

'Cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.'<p>Every five years, the United States government updates a set of Dietary Guidelines intended to help its citizens make healthier food choices. These guidelines also help inform how companies package and market their products. …