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To Save Coal, Trump Has To Raise Your Gas Bill

Republicans and Democrats both have reasons for perpetuating the idea of a ”war on coal,” energy experts said this week, but the decline in coal’s fortunes stems largely from competition with natural gas.<p>“Both sides have a vested interest in the storyline for their constituencies: one, that the …

Fossil Fuels

5 Things You Should Never Write in a Cover Letter

Drafting up a cover letter can be the most daunting part of job hunting. Sure, you’ve come up with a super original resume design and read up on common job interview problems, but your cover letter is the first step in landing that interview. Unless you happen to be BFFs with the hiring manager, …

Solar powering your home? An accountant and an economist weigh in

This past year, our family's combined monthly electric and gas utility bill hit $500 for the first time. It wouldn't be the last. In fact, even though we use roughly the same amount of energy we always have — perhaps even less — exorbitant energy costs appear to be the new normal for us.<p>This …

4 ways you could get tricked in your next job interview

According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive, 92% of survey respondents were anxious about some aspect of a job interview. Among the top reasons: being too nervous, and not being able to answer a specific question.<p>We all know tricky interview questions are coming our way — but what if …

Employment

Canada has a secret weapon in the war to crush Saudi Arabia for market share: Clean oil

Print<p>CALGARY — For 15 months now, Saudi Arabia’s 81-year-old celebrity oil minister, Ali al-Naimi, has taken on the role of the global oil market’s …

Oil

When did America stop being great?

The 2016 U.S. election cycle is all about urging America to be great again. Scott Gilmore disagrees with the premise.<p>Every political challenger …

7 Household Expenses You Need to Stop Paying for

It's time to break up with your landline.<p>Unfortunately, some things — like your mortgage, car payments, and cell phone bills — are unavoidable. But there are some other sneaky little line items you can cut entirely from your monthly budget.

1. Before you go to bed at night, tell your brain, “wake me up at __ a.m.”

Unless you got drunk the night before, you’ll likely start waking up right before the alarm clock startles you awake.<p>2. If the subconscious command …

Pushy Parenting Doesn't Pay

Confessions of an innumerate: though well aware of the risk to my academic career, as a teen I refused to struggle with math, so much so that my …

The world can't afford another financial crash – it could destroy capitalism as we know it

They bounce back after terrorist attacks, pick themselves up after earthquakes and cope with pandemics such as Zika. They can even handle years of economic uncertainty, stagnant wages and sky-high unemployment. But no developed nation today could possibly tolerate another wholesale banking crisis …

Liberals’ vow to legalize pot creating chaos, police say

Canada's frontline officers and police chiefs are alarmed by the growing chaos in the marijuana industry, saying the Liberal Party's promise to eventually legalize the drug has sparked confusion across the country.<p>Illegal pot dispensaries are opening up from coast to coast at the same time as some …

Cannabis

Use This Flowchart to Identify What Type of Procrastinator You Are

Procrastinators waste too much time, but to get over this bad tendency, you need to know why you procrastinate . Dr. Joseph Ferrari of DePaul …

Procrastination

'Game of Thrones' Cheat Sheet: What You Need to Know for Season Three

If the plot of <i>Game of Thrones</i> were a Facebook relationship status, it'd be, "It's complicated." HBO's epic fantasy, based on the <i>A Song of Ice and …

TV Series