Seyon Rajaratnam

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Ten words to cut from your writing

As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing.<p>When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need – such as the 10 included in this post:<p><b>1. Just:</b> The word "just" is a …

Powerfully Dramatic Landscapes by 23-Year-Old Shane Hawk

Whether we are watching or not, the sun rises every day and sets every evening. On a regular basis, 23-year-old photographer Shane Hawk turns his eye towards the sky to document the daily magic that takes place overhead. Based in California, Hawk began photographing with just an iPhone. He has …

Landscape Photography

Rumours Claim iPhone ‘Phablet’ Coming in Spring, ‘iPhone 6’ in September

Chinese news site Huanqiu reports that Apple is planning to release its next generation iPhone earlier than expected. The company is said to be …

Mobile Technology

71 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014: ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ And More

Upcoming<p>We waded through more than 600 films to bring you the best of 2014. From Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson movies to blockbuster sequels, …

Toronto Zoo Panda's Adorable Snowy Tumble Will Melt Your Heart (VIDEO)

It looks like one of the Toronto Zoo’s new pandas is <i>really</i> enjoying his first Canadian winter.<p>Da Mao, one of two pandas currently housed at the zoo, …

Amber fossil shows ancient sexual reproduction in flowers

Scientists have discovered a 100-million-year-old chunk of amber that captures what they say is the oldest evidence of sexual reproduction in a …

Gogo’s In-Flight Network Now Live Over Canada

Gogo, a global leader in in-flight connectivity, has expanded its reach into Canada. In December we reported WestJet was in talks with Gogo to bring …

Top technology from CES 2014

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<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' new Leadership Lab series, where executives and leadership experts share their views and advice about the leadership and management issues of today. There will be a new column every weekday. Find all Leadership Lab stories at tgam.ca/leadershiplab</i><p>Imagine for a …

Thirteen pointers for writing a memorable keynote speech

What is your best tip for writing a great, memorable keynote-type speech (think TED) that really moves the audience?<p><b>1. Don't write a speech.</b> The best way to really motivate an audience is to connect with them, and the best way to connect with an audience is by not reading a printed piece of paper …

Fifteen things Canadians can do to be healthier this year

Joren Cull for The Globe and Mail<p>A pickle a day<p>At one time, fermented foods were common with every meal. Research has now shown that fermented foods are full of good germs that improve our overall health. By bringing foods such as sauerkraut, kimchee, kombucha, fermented sausages, fermented …

Jumbo ski resort violates First Nation’s rights, court hears

A pristine region in southeastern British Columbia known to the local First Nation as Qat'muk, the place where "grizzly bear spirits" gather, would be profoundly transformed if a $450-million year-round ski resort is built.<p>For that reason, a lawyer for the Ktunaxa Nation told a B.C. Supreme Court …

Isaac Asimov's Predictions For 2014 From 50 Years Ago Are Eerily Accurate

Fifty years ago, American scientist and author Isaac Asimov published a story in The New York Times that listed his predictions for what the world would be like in 2014.<p>Asimov wrote more than 500 books in his lifetime, including science fiction novels and nonfiction scientific books, so he was …

Mobilicity Launches $30 Promo with Unlimited Data, Talk and Text

Newer wireless entrant Mobilicity has launched a new $30 per month holiday promo today which should knock your socks off. For $30/month, you get …

Director Kevin Smith’s five top tips for success

Kevin Smith had a meteoric rise in the early nineties – from convenience store clerk to celebrated indie director of <i>Clerks.</i> Since then he has experienced both the highs and lows of Hollywood-level fame – these days he would rather record a podcast than direct a billion-dollar blockbuster. Here, the …

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

'Gravity' Movie Trailer Hilariously Remade for IKEA

These Touch Screen Compatible Winter Gloves are 50% Off, Shipped Free [Deals]

If you commute during the winter than you know how ‘painful’ it can be to use your iPhone in the freezing cold with your bare hands.<p>Well, solve that …

Dog Follows Owner To Hospital To Make Sure He's OK

A dog named Burke is really earning the moniker of man's best friend.<p>After an allegedly intoxicated truck driver crashed into an Idaho home last week, injuring Burke's family, the black Great Dane is believed to have followed an ambulance to a hospital in search of his owner, Jeffrey …

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Extreme Races: 10 Mind-Blowing Marathons (Photos)

NYC Is for Amateurs<p>Running 26.2 miles is crazy to begin with. So why not do it in one of the most extreme—and spectacular—places around? Sign up for …

College Student's Speech Makes Him King of the Nerds

If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.<p>The epic — yes, epic, there is no …

A Beautiful Collection of Insects

The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program is program run by biologists with the U.S. Geological Survey in Maryland. Part of their work is to develop identification tools and keys for native bee species by creating accurate and detailed pictures of native bees and the plants and insects …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #14

It has been a while since the last post… Come again and explore the wilderness with us. We are rediscovering that only through sharing will we save this magnificent planet. Social media gives us the ability to share photographs, thoughts, ideas, and knowledge almost instantaneously with powerful …

Nokia Lumia 925 "Catwalk" breaks cover in leaked picture

Nokia is set to showoff “what’s next” for Lumia tomorrow. Nokia previously provided a 21-second teaser video that showed a glimpse of this device, …