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The Best Movies to Watch in August 2015

The most promising releases in theaters and on Netflix and Blu-ray in the coming month.<p>August is typically one of—if not the—dreariest months for movies, though this year, a surprising number of strong premieres will make going to the theater anything but a chore. From stripped-down genre efforts …

Entertainment

12 Family Fun Summer Road Trips from Calgary

Calgary is a great city to live in and to visit. As the weather warms up, though, I get the itch to travel a bit farther afield. Thankfully there are …

Hiking

37 Tragically Mispronounced Pop Culture Things

Prabal, jicama, HAIM.<p>Okay, so maybe John Travolta didn't so much "mispronounce" Idina Menzel's name as he said an entirely <i>different</i> name, but we can't really judge him that much when there are so many words (fashion designers, indie bands, GOOP-y foods) we here at ELLE.com mumble through because …

Peter Thiel

These photos show what springtime was like in Paris in 1960

Over fifty years ago, avid traveler and amateur photographer Charles W. Cushman traveled to Paris in the springtime and documented the city.<p>The images of Paris in 1960 show a glamorous and romantic city that hasn't changed all that much today.<p>These photos are being shared with permission from the …

France

The Unkillable Arnold Schwarzenegger

How does an action-hero ex-governor spend his golden years? Loudly<p>Arnold Schwarzenegger boards an elevator beside a mural of Arnold Schwarzenegger, …

Arnold Schwarzenegger

NYC Auto Show in Pictures

Sports Cars

Loblaw to open 50 new grocery stores as part of $1.2-billion investment

Canada's largest supermarket chain has big plans for expansion this year, as it increases its footprint in the competitive grocery market.<p>Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it will build 50 new stores and renovate or improve more than 100 existing stores in 2015. The additions will be across the country, …

Solstice Seasonal Cuisine

Read on for capsule reviews, and a tool for sharing the list of featured restaurants you've tried<p>The restaurant scenes in Alberta's two major cities have been blossoming in recent years, with a new crop of high-end eateries rounded out by the proliferation of ramen and Korean cuisine in Edmonton …

Here’s an 80x Super-Telephoto Lens for Smartphones

We recently shared an impressive demo of the 65x optical zoom lens on the Canon SX60. If you’re a smartphone shooter who wants the same reach without …

After two years lying dormant, the Large Hadron Collider again revs up

A cluster of galaxies imaged by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope is superimposed with a false-colour map showing the regions of the cluster (blue) where dark matter is mostly abundant based on its gravitational effects. (NASA, ESA, CFHT, CXO, M.J. Jee (University of California, Davis), and A. …

22 Egg Recipes to Kickstart Your Morning

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs …

Black hole breaks records, swallows up scientific theory

Scientists say they have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow.<p>Scientists said this black hole was formed …

Mortgage rate war heats up as smaller lenders offer deep discounts

Less than a month after the Bank of Canada's surprise interest-rate cut, a renewed mortgage-rate war is in full swing. But, this time, it's being driven by an unlikely source: smaller lenders.<p>Even as Canada's big banks have cut rates to near three-year lows, small credit unions and mortgage brokers …

Happy 50th birthday of the Canadian Flag!

Illinois Gov. Rauner strikes blow against public sector unions, ends forced dues

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner struck a first official blow on Monday against the public sector labor unions he has frequently criticized by ordering an end to a requirement that workers pay dues even if they decide not to join a union.<p>His executive order sets up a fight with the state's powerful …

Majority of Canadians saving enough for retirement, survey says

The vast majority of Canadians are saving enough for retirement to ensure a standard of living similar to their preretirement lifestyle, according to a new large-scale survey of household finances.<p>A financial survey of 12,000 households by consulting firm McKinsey & Co. shows 83 per cent of …

Construction starts on the CN Tower

Feb. 6, 1973<p>A hazard to birds and planes. A company’s phallic monument to itself. The CN Tower faced no shortage of criticism when construction began. But no one flagged what would be the most enduring knock against the tower – that it would become a civic cliché, a concrete curiosity that served …

Thousands of dollars raised for Detroit man who walks 34 kilometres to and from work

Hundreds of people have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to help a Detroit man who says he typically walks 21 miles (34 kilometres) to get to and from work.<p>The Detroit Free Press reports that James Robertson rides buses part of the way to and from his factory job in suburban Rochester …

City Politics

Now trending: Missy Elliot performs with Katy Perry at Super Bowl halftime - and steals the show?

<b>MISSY'S BACK</b><p>Katy Perry may be one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, but she still got served by Missy Elliott on the Super Bowl halftime show.<p>As reported by Jezebel and Billboard, the <i>Teenage Dream</i> singer delivered a typically strong performance headlining last night's Super Bowl XLIX halftime …

Seattle Seahawks

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

High Blood Pressure

BOOM! National Right to Work Act Introduced to End Forced Union Dues

While this certainly will garner a Presidential veto if passed, it only takes 67 Senate votes to override said presidential veto. via the National …

Income Inequality

Going for the big tax refund? Here’s a better alternative

A good friend of mine, Allan, is a professional photographer living in British Columbia. A few years back he was hired by a newspaper to take some aerial pictures of a serious forest fire that threatened to destroy some neighbourhoods. So Allan arrived at the airport where he was told that he'd be …

Personal Finance

7 of the scariest theme park rides in the world | CNN Travel

Travel

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

San Francisco

The Surprising Amount of Time Kids Spend Looking at Screens

New research suggests children are far exceeding the two-hour daily limit recommended by pediatricians.<p>Slouching posture, carpal-tunnel, neck strain, eye problems. The negative effects that technology use is having on humans’ bodies are surprising. Kids who spend much of their days in and out of …

The winners and losers of the oil price war

The price war rages on. Barrels of oil, lobbed into the world's well-supplied market, are now worth less than $50 (U.S.) apiece.<p>Producer factions are reporting their casualties. Multibillion-dollar budget cuts. Multithousand employee layoffs. Hundreds of rig releases. Major project delays. And it's …

Missing the mark: Five reasons why Target failed in Canada

@TargetCanada @Target I can't buy anything if your shelves are empty. #Target pic.twitter.com/949ev4xrj6— S. Bryan (@QueQat) January 7, 2015<p>Empty shelves<p>The company struggled from the outset to find a proper mix of inventory, often having too much of some products and not enough of others. Shoppers …

Canada

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

Art

In oil boomtown Fort McMurray, ‘it’s like the place has gone dead’

<i>This article is part of a year-long Globe project about Fort McMurray, Alta., which has come to be the emblem of Canada's energy sector, and all the issues that surround it.</i><p>Debbie March calls it, affectionately, Fort McMurray's Newfie restaurant – Ms. B's, popular among the Newfoundland and …

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