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Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands

China

Red ink will rule, but optimism in the oilpatch as earnings released

After 2 years, are things turning around in the oilpatch?<p>Precision Drilling announced some full-on good news last week with its third-quarter …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Oil rig count falls by 15

The US oil rig count fell 15 to 372 this week, according to driller Baker Hughes.<p>It's the lowest total since the week of November 13, 2009.<p>The gas rig count rose by 3 to 92 this week, taking the total tally down 12 to 464.<p>Last week, the tally of oil rigs rose for the first time in 13 weeks, by one. …

Oil

The Intense World Syndrome – an Alternative Hypothesis for Autism

Abstract<p>Autism is a devastating neurodevelopmental disorder with a polygenetic predisposition that seems to be triggered by multiple environmental …

Neurology

5 Best Meditation Apps to Find Your Inner Calmness

There are numerous health benefits to mindfulness and meditation. Here's how you can achieve zen in less than 10 minutes.<p>The glowing trend of achieving mindfulness through technology and mobile apps couldn't have come at a better time. With National Relaxation Day coming this weekend (Saturday, …

Meditation

Three free utilities to make your computing life easier

Get ready to work faster, smarter and better. These tools amp up your mouse, keyboard and clipboard. Plus: a $150 Windows hybrid.<p>Yesterday's post about Norton Identity Safe, the surprisingly good free password manager, got me thinking about other great freeware -- the utilities I use daily and, …

Seeking Stephen Harper, historically

Despite being prime minister for nearly a decade, Stephen Harper remains a mystery to many Canadians. Proroguing Parliament affords us a tremendous opportunity to similarly pause and refresh our thoughts about him. A good way to seek a better understanding is to recall three leaders with whom he …

WordPress 3.7 Arrives with Background Updates

WordPress.org today announced the debut of WordPress 3.7, which focuses much more on the backend than the frontend. You can download the new release now from WordPress.org/Download (it’s 4.8MB).<p>Dubbed “Basie” in honor of American jazz pianist and composer Count Basie, WordPress 3.7 is the first …

The Best Antivirus App for Windows

Windows has more antivirus programs than we can count, and none of them are quite perfect. Right now, we recommend Avira for the best balance between …