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How consumers stand to benefit from credit unions jumping into the banking business

The online bank Tangerine is currently running a terrific TV commercial about how hard people work.<p>Give it top marks for production values, emotional punch, gritty realism – and hypocrisy. "You work hard for your money," the spot concludes. "Does your bank?"<p>If you judge by the tiny 0.8-per-cent …

Banking

Take a first look at Abu Dhabi's floating Louvre museum

The dream of the Louvre Abu Dhabi just got a bit closer to reality with construction reaching a significant milestone.<p>Temporary walls have been removed from around the museum, allowing the sea to come right up to the 55 separate buildings that make up the ‘museum city’. Architect Jean Nouvel …

Is your favorite TV show canceled? A guide to what’s renewed and what’s in trouble.

By Emily Yahr<p>Emily Yahr<p>Style reporter covering pop culture and entertainment<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Next week marks the 2016 broadcast upfronts, where executives from NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS and the CW will officially unveil their primetime schedules for the fall and announce which pilots they have ordered to …

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Giant iceberg in Antarctica kills off 150,000 penguins

Researchers believe a grounded iceberg in Antarctica – which is larger than Luxembourg – could lead to the loss of an entire colony of Adélie penguins which have been forced to travel 70 miles to feed<p>An enormous iceberg in Antarctica has killed off 150,000 penguins and threatens to wipe out an …

Burning Man's black campers explain why they are the 1%

After three treks to Burning Man, the famously hedonistic festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, I must admit it: I am a black Burner. My black friends and family think I’m crazy for going to Burning Man. According to its own 2014 census, Burning Man is 87% white and 1.3% black. But while Burning …

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

Stack Overflow

Little Things That Make Travel Way Easier

Good things come in small packages, and here are some of our favorite travel items from the petite end of the spectrum.<p>We have all heard the phrase, "It's the little things that count." In these days of shrinking airplane seats and limited luggage allowances we truly need to be conscious of the …

Incredible Underwater Hotel Room In Dubai Will Make You Want To Sleep With The Fishes

Sleeping under the sea is a rare treat for us land dwellers. Luckily, a new wave of underwater hotels and suites in places like Bali, Pemba Island in Tanzania and the Atlantis The Palm in Dubai are letting lucky patrons sleep under the sea.<p>Atlantis The Palm in Dubai gained notoriety this week when …

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BMW's Mini Coopers labelled 'junk' as owner hit with $10K engine repairs

An Ontario woman has decided to Go Public, as she fights to get Mini Canada, owned by BMW, to pay $10,200 to repair her Mini Cooper, after a blown …

The Oral History Of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop To America)

Everyone’s favorite emoji began in Japan. But without Google, it may have stayed there.<p>If the story of the poop emoji’s rise were told in emojis, it would look like this:<p>…which is to say, it is an international tale of drama, cultural differences, and near-disasters. This is that tale, told for the …

The Cargo Moto

EQUS is an electric cargo motorcycle that allows you to bring along a variety of goods on your commute, while running errands or when you’re out for …

The best cars for tall drivers

The vertically gifted do not always have it so easy. Yes, they can pull items from the top shelf, and their probability of dunking a basketball is much higher than most. But when cantilevering their bodies into a vehicle, those advantages quickly disappear.<p>To learn what tall company drive, BBC …

First drive: 2016 Smart ForTwo

Can this all-new two-seat city car right the wrongs of its predecessor? Top Gear’s Sam Philip investigates.<p><b>What's this?</b><br>At long, long last, it's the all-new Smart ForTwo. It's been developed with Renault, and shares much with the new Twingo and a very-soon-to-arrive Smart ForFour.<p>The ForTwo retains …

BMW M235i: The baby Bimmer with the big bite

A shorthand for power and speed, BMW’s “M” is a scarlet letter, a talisman for tire-smoking sin. The consonant was most recently applied to the new 2 Series compact sport coupe, specifically to its M235i varietal.<p>Our Melbourne Red Metallic test car carries a 320-horsepower twin-turbo in-line …

McLaren 650S versus fog

A fog-shrouded Laguna Seca Raceway: chain link fences, concrete barriers, corkscrewed 2.238-mile asphalt track – all of them soaking. In a suite above pit lane, a blue-eyed Englishman in a McLaren vest discussed a new car and its hydraulically damped suspension with another man in a likewise …

Carbon Fiber

Citroën Traction Avant: The car that propelled a nation

Summer, 1940. The Luftwaffe is poised to begin air raids over Paris, and Panzers are advancing through the Ardennes forest. On a farm just 100km south of the French capital, a man spreads straw over the dusty black flanks of a 1939 Citroën Traction Avant; the advancing blitzkreig has an insatiable …