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Quebec Helicopter Jailbreak Leads To Big Manhunt For Three Inmates

MONTREAL - The search widened Sunday for three Quebec inmates facing murder charges who used a helicopter to make a brazen escape from jail a day …

Six tips for networking at conferences and trade shows

A top seller once told me an excellent story about networking at tradeshows. He arrived at an event, aimed at hospital workers and spotted yoga on the list of extracurricular activities. So, each morning at 7 a.m., he did mountain pose with fellow attendees.<p>His rationale? When I asked, he said: …

Alberta’s real oil problem? Too much love

The way Alberta Premier Alison Redford tells it, if there is one problem with the oil sands, it's that people love them too much.<p>This was a message Ms. Redford sought to convey this week to anyone in Washington questioning Alberta's commitment to reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions from its …

Stephen Hawking on scientific breakthroughs, his new memoir and assisted suicide

Stephen Hawking may not be in the far corners of the universe, but he seems to be everywhere else these days: On the bookshelves with a new memoir, <i>My Brief History</i>; in a documentary, <i>Hawking</i>; and as the host of <i>Stephen Hawking's</i> <i>Brave New World</i>, a Discovery World show about the frontiers of science, …

These two stocks are rare – they pass both growth and value screens

<i>John Reese is CEO of</i> Validea.com <i>and Validea Capital, and portfolio manager for the National Bank Consensus funds. Globe Investor has a distribution agreement with Validea.ca, a premium Canadian stock screen service.</i> Try it<i>.</i><p>'You can't have your cake and eat it, too": For centuries, mothers have …

Lady Gaga Is Going To Sing In Space

In 2015, Gaga will blast off to Space (which may be her most natural habitat) and sing one song.

Banksy's Top 10 Most Creative and Controversial NYC Works

For the whole month of October, Banksy took over the streets of New York City with his <i>Better Out Than In</i> project, leaving his mark in different areas every single day. Though some of his graffiti has been painted over and his installations taken down, we're lucky enough to live in an age where …

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Man Spent 15 Years Building a Massive 5-Story Tree House

Anyone who ever wanted to have a small tree house in their backyard will be totally amazed by this massive construction, <i>The World's Biggest Tree House</i>, located in Crossville, Tennessee. Designed by Minister Horace Burgess, the structure relies on six oak trees as the base to support all five …

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Clever Illustrations Show the Origin of Superheroes and Villains

Las Vegas illustration team Ninjabot has created some fantastic illustrations that show the origin of some of our favorite superheroes and villains. The series of art prints will ask you to take a trip down memory lane as you remember how your childhood heroes all came to be.<p>As Ninjabot states, …

Makeup Artist Transforms Women in Stunning Before and After Photos

Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev shows what a little (ok, maybe a lot) of hair and makeup can do. While we've featured our fair share of artists on My Modern Met, this is one of the few times where we've shined the spotlight on a makeup artist. Using only cosmetics, and not any post …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

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Dating and text messaging: The advent of the “textlationship”

If you plan on dating in this day and age, you better make sure you have an unlimited texting plan. A recent study conducted by AT&T surveyed text …

Wemoto Clothing: Rap Idols Series

Skateboard decks have almost become as much about artwork as skateboarding itself. Sometimes that's just fine, especially in the case of German brand Wemoto Clothing's newly released Rap Idols Series. The decks feature three of the genre's most influential rappers in the brand's signature …

Miley Cyrus Style: The Complete Fashion Evolution

A young renter’s dilemma: Buy now or wait?

Her career established, Elspeth is starting to save a little money and wants help devising a financial plan. Most of all, she wants a home of her own.<p>“The biggest question is when can or should I go from renting to buying, particularly in Vancouver’s real estate market,” Elspeth writes in an …

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Is doing good a sustainable business model?

Call it wishful thinking, but there is a distinctive "feel good" vibe in the air.<p>It has been five years since Lehman Brothers collapsed, sparking a massive global financial crisis that many attribute to unbridled corporate greed.<p>As with all anniversaries, pundits and experts love to examine how far …

Canada has more doctors, making more money than ever

The number of doctors in Canada and the amount they get paid by government health plans hit record highs in each of the past several years – and 2012 was no different.<p>Canada had more than 75,000 doctors working last year, an increase of 4 per cent over 2011, and governments paid them $22-billion …

Your smartphone is your enemy

Your smart phone isn't your friend. It's the enemy, keeping you chained to work in the 21st century sweatshop that is the daily reality for many executives, managers and professionals. The flexibility it gives you is deceptive, an excuse for the organization you toil for not to be more efficient …

12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

Listen to a full recording of Dave Chappelle’s comeback concert in Chicago

When Dave Chappelle took the stage at Chicago’s First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre last Saturday (8/31), he unleashed a kiloton of verbal napalm against …

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Steve Murray imagines a few more things banned by the 'Quebec Values Charter'

<i>The National Post’s Steve Murray imagines a few other things that Quebec could ban in its values charter for stomping on the province’s values:</i>

How to keep workers from mentally checking out

The economic playing field is much more volatile than it was 20 years ago and that's created a generation of workers today who view their roles as temporary.<p>Workers see their jobs as stepping stones to something better, so they're always looking ahead to the next opportunity. Or they feel that …

I’m in my fifties. How do I switch careers?

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>I am an engineer and have been practising for 25 years. I want to keep working but preferably doing something else. I am in my 50s and could tolerate a moderate cut in pay to achieve happiness in my work, but I haven't a clue where to start. Can you advise me on some first steps to get …

The Science Behind Bigfoot and Other Monsters

The authors of a new book apply the scientific method to the study of some very elusive creatures.<p><b>Does Bigfoot exist? What about the Loch Ness monster? Or the Yeti? Or Mokele Mbembe, the Congo dinosaur?</b><p>There's ample circumstantial evidence for all these creatures: eyewitness accounts, blurry …

Quebec’s secular code cuts off the province from its roots of tolerance

Horrible. Unthinkable. Frightening.<p>A government that posts sketches of impermissible religious dress in the public-sector workplace, as the Parti Québécois did on Tuesday, has cut itself off from its province’s roots of tolerance and freedom of conscience, and Canada’s. And once it has done so, how …