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Canada’s AAA Rating Is on Thin Ice

A Triple-Eh credit rating?<p>For Canada, maintaining the trust of borrowers is a source of national pride, like winning the gold medal in Olympic ice …

The Untold Story of Napoleon Hill, the Greatest Self-Help Scammer of All Time

Napoleon Hill is the most famous conman you’ve probably never heard of. Born into poverty in rural Virginia at the end of the 19th century, Hill went …

Robo-advisory firms shake up The City

The robo investing-advisory industry is in its infancy and already the market pioneers are talking about the inevitable shake-out to come as new competitors arrive in droves.<p>In Europe and the United States, less so in Canada and Asia, robo advisers – also known as digital wealth platforms – are …

The 10 Sexiest Books That Are Also Really Well Written

It’s lit<p>Most sex writing is notoriously terrible. For the most part, the reason we blush when reading a sex scene is not because we’re getting all hot and bothered, but rather because we’re embarrassed—for the author, for ourselves, for, like, <i>literature</i>.<p>And yet, when sex writing is good, there is …

Books

Bordeaux: the wine region that always deserves an encore

Why do I return so often to Bordeaux? It’s the only wine region I visit not just once but often twice every year. This isn’t just because I love to get lost in the southern suburbs (it happens every time) looking for Château Haut Brion; to head north up the back roads, into the Médoc, ticking off …

How Solar Panels Work

How Solar Panels Work Solar panels are the rage these days. According to industry reports, solar power made up about 40% of all new electric capacity …

The man who made Shakespeare famous

<i>Fifty years after his death Shakespeare was all but forgotten, his plays dated and derided. It took one actor, and one theatre, to bring him back from the dead</i><p>The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death is nearly upon us, with a cavalcade of exhibitions, concerts, broadcasts and performances of …

The $2 Billion Market for Passports

As migration and inequality continue to get significant attention from the U.S. presidential candidates, it is worth noting a rising phenomenon at …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

Goldman Sachs: 'Brexit' could crush the pound

The pound could crash by as much as 20% if Britain decides to leave the European Union, Goldman Sachs has warned.<p>Goldman (GS) is the latest in a growing array of big companies warning investors about the potential cost of a so-called 'Brexit.' The bank said leaving the EU would weigh on Britain's …

The name's Snow, Peter Snow: 18 Bonds who never were

The list of men who might have played James Bond – and they are all men, despite some wild early Nineties talk involving Sharon Stone – features some of the most suave, elegant actors of the 20th century, men of immaculate breeding and taste.<p>It also includes a number of rogues, goofballs and …

18 Headphone Brands Ranked from Worst to First

Full-time rapper and part-time headphone brand Dr. Dre likes to say that “people aren’t hearing all the music.” A more accurate assessment: people …

Solar eclipse selfies could cause blindness, warn experts

Anyone tempted to take a selfie in the eclipse could damage their eyes, specialists have warned<p>Snapping a selfie during Friday’s solar eclipse could lead to eye damage, specialists have warned.<p>Camera phones did not exist during the last eclipse in 1999 but now millions are likely to be tempted to …

This Simple Fact Can Ruin Your Life for an Entire Decade

Anybody who’s ever lost a job knows it’s a miserable experience, but a new study shows that the aftereffects of being laid off last far longer than …

Stony Brook University

How the World’s Oldest People Live So Long

At 118, the world’s oldest woman says her secret is eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Sounds good to us!<p>How do you live to be 109 years old? Exercise, …

The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

Walk into a row of greenhouses in rural Britain, and a late English-winter day transforms to a swampy, humid tropical afternoon. You could be in Latin America or sub-Saharan Africa, which is exactly how cocoa plants like it.<p>"It's all right this time of year. It gets a bit hot later on in the …

The SIM card is about to die

Apple just dealt the first blows, and the wounds are mortal<p>If there's one thing I've learned about Apple's dealings with SIM cards in the past seven years, it's that Apple gets what Apple wants.<p>The little gold-plated circuits — which identify you as a subscriber on a particular carrier — plug into …

A Stronger Way to Connect.

Connect your company.<p>Trove can turn your company email into a searchable, data driven network.<p>Select your company’s provider to get everyone set up …

Does Unlimited Vacation Really Work? | Inc.com

Imagine everyone coming into work when it works for them--and not when it doesn't. In such a scenario, employees at all levels could decide whether they felt like taking a few hours off each day, or taking an entire month (or more) off depending on what's happening in their lives. Is this vision …

The Real Lesson of Lehman

What would have happened if the federal government had saved Lehman Brothers back in September 2008? Could the Great Recession have been avoided? …

UK mobile operator EE to launch a TV set-top box: Telegraph | Reuters

(Reuters) - Britain’s mobile operator EE might introduce its own set-top box on Wednesday in an effort to keep pace with rivals BT Group Plc and TalkTalk Telecom Group Plc, the Telegraph reported.<p>An Everything Everywhere (EE) mobile phone store sign is seen in London February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Neil …

Prolonged German downturn could prompt stimulus rethink | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - The last thing the faltering European economy would appear to need right now is a sudden downturn in Germany, hitherto the bloc’s pillar of strength.<p>General view of the characteristic Frankfurt skyline with its banking towers, January 16, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach<p>But a bout …

UK shop price decline accelerates in September: BRC | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Prices in British shops fell last month at a faster pace, driven down by a steep decline in prices for non-food products, the British Retail Consortium said on Wednesday.<p>A man walks past a shop window displaying a sale sign in central London January 25, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan …