Shahla Ahmad

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The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Inside Flipboard / April 18, 2014<p>Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient …

Seven Pieces of Advice for New Lightroom Users

Photography

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Sears accuses Canada Goose of bullying, ‘campaign of intimidation’

Canada Goose is trying to "bully" Sears Canada Inc. and other retailers through litigation, Sears is alleging in court documents as it hits back at a trademark infringement lawsuit.<p>The parka maker's real motive is to curtail the sales of lower-priced winter jackets so Canada Goose can keep selling …

Canada

Snorkel with Beluga Whales in Manitoba

Would YOU want to sleep underwater? http://huff.to/1j2jfUE Photo credit: Oregon Coast Aquarium

A manager – not my own – is swamping me with ‘urgent’ assignments

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>I work as a paid intern at a publishing company. On paper, I work for a supervisor on a single magazine owned by the company, but in my day-to-day work, I'm frequently called upon by other staff to help with assignments like editing and fact-checking.<p>A manager who doesn't have an intern …

My Name Is Marie, and I Love My Fat

<i>This post originally appeared on Bustle.</i><p><i>By Marie Southard Ospina</i><p>Hi, everyone. My name is Marie, and I'm here to say I love my fat.<p>For a long time, I wasn't happy. I could go into the details here in a long rant, but let's do the abridged version: I was bullied as a kid by peers and relatives for …

Plus Size

Why a single failing grounded the F-35

<i>Michael Byers holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia.</i><p>The F-35 and its powerful single engine were supposed to be the highlight of this week’s Farnborough International Airshow, the world’s coming-out party for new models of …

Stunning Macro Details of Uniquely Beautiful Snowflakes

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov isolates single snowflakes in order to capture the unique beauty of the delicate, icy crystals that fall to the ground during a snowstorm. The Moscow-based photographer gets quite up-close and personal to capture the geometric shapes and lines of snowflakes that …

Photography

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Scuba Diving

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Optical Illusions

Is it disrespectful for advertisers to tweet about Remembrance Day?

Remembrance Day

Essential conversation skills for leaders

A leader's day is filled with conversations. Success comes from how effective leaders are during those talks. "You can define leadership as a series of conversations every day," said Richard Wellins, Pittsburgh-based senior vice-president of Development Dimensions International Inc., a human …

Calgary’s oil boom threatens to bust the middle class

<i>This is part of The Globe's Wealth Paradox series, a two-week examination into how the income divide is shaping Canada.</i><p>There's been no lack of work.<p>When Necole Hines moved to Calgary from Toronto nine years ago, she was offered teller positions at four different banks. When she got laid off from a …

Housing

Hyperrealistic Paintings of a Woman Covered in Paint

<i>The Mess of Emotion</i> is an expressive series of hyperrealistic oil paintings by Korean artist Rim Lee that features a woman covered in thick, acrylic paints. The artist's work is a combination of performance, photography, and painting. Lee herself plays with pigments as the model for her photos, …

Art

Why Does Music Help Us Exercise?

Several years ago, cognitive scientist Tom Fritz spent some time in northern Cameroon, a mountainous and culturally isolated region in the middle of Africa. He was observing the people who live there, the Mafa, who (from our western perspective, anyway) have some fascinating musical rituals.<p>The …

Age of the alpha woman

What do you have in common with Christine Lagarde, Sheryl Sandberg, Hillary Clinton, Janet Yellen, Christy Clark, Heather Munro-Blum and Beverley McLachlin?<p>Maybe more than you think. Women like these are highly educated with full-time careers (and then some). They work like dogs. They have fewer …

Sheryl Sandberg

Articles about 10 spectacular dream homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The vacation location of choice of the Obama family, you really can't go wrong choosing to spend some downtime on the Hawaiian...<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an …

Home Tours

Slides reveal Canada’s powerful espionage tool

Security experts say that Canadian intelligence has developed a powerful spying tool to scope out and target specific phones and computers so as to better set up hacking and bugging operations.<p>The outlines of the technology are contained in the slides of a PowerPoint presentation made to allied …

Surveillance

Quebec's White, Privileged Feminists Don't Speak For Me

As the Charter of Quebec Values debate continues to heat up in this province, proponents and opponents of this cafeteria-style secularism (pick and …

Feminism

So this is how you build an island in Dubai... Photo found on Reddit: http://bit.ly/18fIWuy

Ripley’s Aquarium makes a splash in downtown Toronto

Toronto is a great place to live, but where do you take an out-of-town visitor? The ROM or the AGO? Sure. A ball game or a hockey game? Certainly. Toronto Island. Yes, if the weather is nice. Casa Loma? Meh. Despite all the great things there are to do in this growing, active city, Toronto is shy …

The return of Kashmir

Newfound peace comes to a divided paradise, where life’s pace is set by echoing calls to prayer and the gentle paddling of colourful canoes in glistening Dal Lake.<p>In India, miles of concrete dominate the crowded urban landscape. But in the remote northern region of Kashmir, the summer capital of …

Pakistan

A Nervous System From Half A Billion Years Ago

If I tell you that scientists have studied the nervous system of a creature that’s half a billion years old, it’s hard to appreciate what that means. Half a billion years is, to paraphrase Douglas Adams, a vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big span of time, when even last week seems like an age …

Brobesity? 3-D Avatars Of The Average Joe Are A Hefty Dose Of Reality

Graphic artist Nickolay Lamm serves America’s obesity epidemic a dose of the big fat truth (in avatars in underpants).<p>Does this man look familiar? He should. This avatar, created by Pittsburgh artist Nickolay Lamm, represents the body of America’s Average Joe: He spends 10% of his disposable income …

Gorgeous Long Exposure Photography of the Northern Lights

Astronomy photographer Tommy Richardsen provokes one to sit back and enjoy these absolutely captivating night landscapes, filled with the visual …

Landscape Photography

Winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

<b>2013: Wildlife Photographer of the Year</b><p>Winners of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition were just announced where more than 43,000 images from 96 countries were whittled down to just eighteen. Now in its 49th year, the competition showcases the very best in nature …

Nature