Suraj Verma

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20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

WATCH THIS!<p>From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the …

Five dividend stocks to buy and hold

As a portfolio manager at Lincluden Investment Management, Robert Gill isn't looking to flip stocks for a quick buck. His firm, which manages about $3.5-billion for clients including pension funds and high net worth individuals, takes a long-term view of investing.<p>"When we buy a stock for the …

10 things life insurance agents won’t say

<b>1. You actually have too much life insurance</b><p>Americans bought more than $1.6 trillion in individual life insurance coverage in 2013, according to the …

Retirement

Twenty companies with healthy profits, zero debt

<b>What are we looking for?</b><p>Canadian companies that have healthy profit margins and zero debt. This could appeal to you if you are very risk-averse and don't like the idea of potential dividends going toward interest payments. It could also mean that these companies are missing out on the chance to …

Invest like a legend: Bill Miller

Miller is chairman and chief investment officer of Legg Mason Capital Management and currently oversees the Legg Mason Opportunity Trust Fund. He formerly ran the Legg Mason Value Trust, which beat the S&P 500 Index for 15 consecutive years, from 1991 to 2005.<p><b>What's your outlook for the U.S. market?</b><p>…

Lack confidence as a leader? That may be a good thing

<b>Confidence</b><p><i>By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic</i><p><i>(Hudson Street Press, 258 pages, $27.50)</i><p>Confidence is prized in leadership, as long as it doesn't tip into arrogance. But Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a professor at University College London, says our thirst for confidence is misguided. What we need for success is …

‘High Hopes’ for pope’s new War on Inequality

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Yes, “the Boss” Bruce Springsteen’s new hit “High Hopes” is the perfect battle hymn for Pope Francis’s “War …

The seven secrets for happiness at life and work

Gyles Brandreth's quest for happiness – and the balance involved – began in 1997 after he was defeated in his bid to return to the British Parliament as a conservative Member of Parliament.<p>"I was kicked out by the people. They say you shouldn't take it personally because it involves party swings, …

Three top stock picks from Leon Frazer’s Ryan Bushell

<i>Ryan Bushell is a portfolio manager at Leon Frazer and Associates. His focus is on large-cap Canadian dividend stocks.</i><p><b>Top picks:</b><p><b>Cenovus Energy Inc.</b><p>I recommended this stock a year ago and subsequently throughout 2013 as the company struggled through relatively minor operational issues and wide …

Five stocks that will raise their dividends early in 2014

<i>John Heinzl is the dividend investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here<i>. You can see his model portfolio here</i><i>.</i><p>Which way is the market heading this year?<p>Beats me. I gave up predicting market moves a long time ago. But here's something I can say with a high degree of …

The dangers of going gluten-free

It’s the biggest health craze of our time, though some doctors fear it’s creating real problems. (Even the Wheat Belly guru is worried)<p>The first time …

Cut the capital gains tax, cut the income gap

There has been significant news coverage recently on income inequality and the increasing income gap between the average worker and the top 1 per cent. The federal government now has the opportunity to reduce this inequality by removing the barrier to charitable donations of gifts of two …

How to manage employees with flexible schedules

I struggle with my desire to be flexible in business while trying to build business systems that are repeatable and broadly applicable. Balancing these two priorities is particularly challenging when it comes to human resource policies and procedures. How can you accommodate the needs of your …

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Lightgazing | Japan’s best illumination spots of 2013

Illumination. It’s an odd word to hear in a sentence, made only odder as a seeming tourist destination. But In Japan, especially around this time of …

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

Articles about 5 unique houses austin texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.<p>Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed this 4-bedroom, 4-bath house on Lake Austin in Texas,...<p>After an architectural epiphany, a family of traditionalists builds a monument to …

Architecture

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Dividend growth: the gift that keeps on giving

<i>John Heinzl is the dividend investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here<i>. You can see his model portfolio here</i><i>.</i><p>It's been 15 months since I started my Strategy Lab model dividend portfolio, and I'm pleased to report that everything is unfolding as I had expected.<p>Today, I …

Candy Crushed: IPO delayed by a game that’s too successful

<i>Candy Crush Saga</i> is one of the biggest mobile games ever, so ubiquitous among Facebook users and mobile gamers that the company behind it has pumped the brakes on a planned initial public offering.<p>According to reporting out of the U.K., King – the developer behind the perniciously addictive puzzle …

Why more companies are doing the splits

<b>Why do companies split their shares, and what do investors gain, if anything?</b><p>With the recent rise in stock prices, more companies are deciding to split their shares. Two high-profile examples are Toronto-Dominion Bank and National Bank of Canada, both of which announced two-for-one stock splits …

Could you live with a 30-hour workweek?

In 1930, famed economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that as a result of technology, productivity would rise, and by the start of this century, no one would have to work more than 15 hours a week. Well, scratch that prediction.<p>Working hours in most Western countries remain intractable or rising. …

Marijuana Use Causes Man Boobs?

Pot-smoking dudes, beware: That joint you're toking may be causing your breasts to blossom.<p>In a post for CNN on Thursday, Detroit-based plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn warned that marijuana use could be behind the development of man boobs, known in the medical world as "gynecomastia," because of …

Don't hate the woman behind the 'world's worst selfie'

It's the most selfish "selfie" ever! While police officers tried to talk down a man who was preparing to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge, a woman in the park below took out her phone and posed for the type of photograph that recently gave Oxford Dictionaries its word of the year.<p>She made the cover of …

How 16 utility stocks fare on investors' meter

<i>Mr. Bowman is a portfolio manager at Hamilton-based</i> Wickham Investment Counsel Inc.<i>, an adviser to high-net-worth clients.</i> michael@wickhaminvestments.com<p><b>What are we looking for?</b><p>With the TSX Utility Index down about 6 per cent this year amid fears of rising interest rates, my colleague Rob Belanger …

Fighting Poverty With Actual Evidence

(Photo: Innovations for Poverty Action)<p>Our new podcast is called “Fighting Poverty With Actual Evidence.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at …

Why Hollywood doesn't get South Korean cinema

South Korea's cinema boom continues to echo through Hollywood, with the country's acting talent heading Stateside and Korean stories regularly remade. Yet these Americanised versions often end up drained of the weirdness that made them so bracing. It's like trying to make coleslaw out of kimchi. …