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Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents. Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

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Why Canada’s Tech Industry Will Be More Important Than Ever in 2016

For years, the trope that oil, gas and other natural resources would drive employment and economic growth in Canada has been common. It’s been the …

Apple is working on a new e-commerce system based on your credit card balance

In a patent application filed today, Apple proposes a new e-commerce system that uses a mobile phone to deliver targeted ads to users based on what they can actually afford. This new patent comes on the heels of another recent in-development project for creating and tracking ads — and the Apple …

Five reasons your kid should go to camp (there’s still time!)

“I want to go to overnight camp,” my eight-year-old self tells my mom. She was in shock. Send her only kid off to be taken care of by strangers? But she was supportive.<p>So on a sunny July day in 2000, my family drove me to a hockey rink in Markham, where school buses were waiting to take hundreds of …

The staggering price of Quebec independence

Living in Montreal for 25 years has helped me understand why many Quebeckers desire independence. Quebec's society is obviously "distinct," whether one considers the language and music or the political mentality and general lifestyle. The case for independence usually comes down to that famous …

How history explains bitcoin, Mt. Gox bankruptcy

Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are worth the same now that they were a week ago, before bad news headlines, hints at possible government or …

19 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Turned 20 So I Didn't Waste a Decade

<i>A list poem for working-class girls trying to grow up and into themselves.</i><p><b>1. It is okay to leave anyone and anything and anyplace that makes you feel like shit.</b> It's hard, but it's okay. And fuck explaining anything to anyone, unless you want to. Let them fucking wonder.<p><b>2. Know who the fuck you …

It takes a lot of hard work to get a lucky break in business

(Photo: Virgin Atlantic)<p>The great South African golfer Gary Player once mused, “The harder I practice, the luckier I get.” While no amount of …

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Bitcoin Is a High-Tech Dinosaur Soon to Be Extinct

For all the regulatory crackdowns on Bitcoin in recent weeks, the cryptocurrency's advocates remain unfailingly optimistic. Bitcoin is the future, …

Bursting the bitcoin bubble

As a Serious Economist, I had been happily ignoring the recent bitcoin frenzy, safe in the smug knowledge shared by all Serious Economists that the surge in bitcoin value is a bubble that will soon pop.<p>Recently, however, my own protective bubble was shattered as I was walking through a large …

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

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Should data centres have a Canadian address?

Data centres, which at their simplest are offices designed to house computers rather than people, don't get the attention given to other real estate asset classes, such as retail or industrial. But that could soon change.<p>Demand for this relatively new asset class is growing rapidly, driven by the …

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