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By denying my right to speak, our Parliament is weakened

<i>Elizabeth May is leader of the federal Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands</i><p>When I was first elected, the consensus among parliamentary observers was that I would never be heard from again. One MP, so it was said, cannot do anything in Parliament. Fortunately, I did not accept the …

Amazon Unveils New Army Of Warehouse Robots

Amazon spent $775 million acquiring Kiva systems in 2012 and now it’s ready to show off the fruits of its investment. Just in time for Cyber Monday, the company has revealed the eighth generation of its fulfilment centers with Kiva robots at the heart of the operations.<p>The company has 15,000 Kiva …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

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10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

U.S. retailers face pressure to raise cybersecurity spending | News Home | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp’s decision to speed up a $100 million program to adopt the use of chip-enabled smart cards is just a drop in the bucket when it comes to what retailers need to do to defend themselves against future cyber attacks, according to security experts and IT service …

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44 Classic French Meals You Need To Try Before You Die

Everything you wanted to know about French food but were afraid to ask.

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Dynamic Duo: BMW Unleashes All-New M3 Sedan And M4 Coupe for 2015

It has been a banner year for performance cars, with the launch of about a dozen new models, including the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang and Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG.<p>Now it’s BMW’s turn.<p>The M3, stuff of legends and myths, is all new for 2015. It loses weight, gains torque and, perhaps most …

10 Discontinued Cars We're Going to Miss

Last week we looked at cars that deservedly got the ax in 2013. This week we'll be a lot kinder because we're looking at the models that are disappearing altogether or making way for generation 2014, but that we'd love to have in our garage.

Best in Show: Our Favorites From the 2013 L.A. Auto Show

What was once a relatively small-potatoes event on the international auto show circuit now plays host to a number of major debuts, and we were on the scene at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show to comprehensively cover all the new sheetmetal. This year, a wide array of concept and production vehicles …

Staff Picks: Worst Cars of the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

After two days covering the latest production and concept car reveals at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show, we’ve compiled our list of worst cars on display. So what did we pick? Check out the <i>Motor Trend</i> staff’s picks for the worst cars of the show below and see our picks of the best cars HERE.<p>2014 …

TOTD: What's Your Favorite 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show Debut?

The media days at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show has come and gone, leaving more than 20 new concept cars and world debuts in its wake, not including the vast assortment of new trim levels, and U.S. debuts. For today’s Thread of the Day we’ll take a brief look at each debut, and let you sound-off …

Nissan Sentra NISMO Concept

The Sentra we'd all like to see in showrooms.<p>Lately, the words “Sentra” and “excitement” rarely appear in the same sentence. Nissan’s compact used to be quite the sleeper enthusiast’s ride, especially back in the early ‘90s. (Two-door SE-R, anyone?) These days, however, the Sentra has slowly ebbed …

Automotive Design

Nice Boots: The Fall 2013 Guide

Shop the top 9 trends<p>From lug soles to ultra-feminine shapes, wild patterns and subtle studs, shop the 9 chicest trends in fall boots and booties.

Coffee+Coke+Alcohol=Your Friday Salvation

A coffee cocktail that will give you a little boost of caffeine along with your buzz.<p><i>Welcome to our cocktail series, "The Happy Hour." It's Friday afternoon. Make yourself a drink.</i><p>The Dark Moon is the most appropriate end-of-the-week cocktail ever. Let us explain why.<p>It's Friday, which is great, …

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Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

Go Now: 5 Spectacular Fall Drives

(photo: Blue Ridge Parkway by NCBrian/Flickr Creative Commons)<p>America has so many breathtakingly scenic highways, it's no wonder that the family road trip is a national obsession. But summer isn't the only season to pack up the family and hit the pavement. With cooler weather comes the brilliance …

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13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of getting from one …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

America's Coolest Indoor Water Parks

Endless summer -- that's the promise of indoor water parks. And with it come surfing contests hundreds of miles from an ocean, waves lapping at pools the size of small lakes, and bright beach towels spread over lounge chairs as snow falls outside the windows.<p>The coolest indoor water parks keep kids …