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Buy into Alibaba, but don’t buy into the China Dream

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Buy Alibaba. Biggest IPO ever. Tops $20 billion. Bigger than Amazon and eBay, thanks to investment bankers …

Wall Street

Can Google predict a real estate boom based on searches? Apparently

The Globe and Mail | <br>Show Description<p>The Globe and Mail's Affan Chowdhry looks at Google's past efforts to predict trends based off of Internet searches<p>More from this section<p>Editor's Picks<p>Add to Watchlist<p>We've run into a glitch. Please try again later.

5 crazy ways to get over shyness immediately, no drink/drugs required

Even a couple of years into my travels, I was still a little awkward around people I didn’t know well. I didn’t know what to talk with them about. …

52 of the world’s best tourist attractions that actually live up to the hype

FOR MANY TRAVELERS, once a place gets hit so much it becomes a “tourist attraction,” it loses much of its attraction. Still, there are some places so …

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Investors double down on dumb idea

Average investors are known for having a few classic bad habits.<p>Right now, however, they may be avoiding one of their bad traits by actually doing …

Investing

Regain control with a ‘don’t do’ list

<i>This is the latest news and information for workers and managers from across the Web universe, brought to you by Monday Morning Manager writer Harvey Schachter. Follow us on Twitter</i> @Globe_Careers <i>or join our</i> Linked In <i>group.</i><p>Athletic coach Kedric Kwan says you can improve your productivity with a …

10 Reasons You Should Be Cooking With Lard

In a not so distant past (about a century ago) and in a not so foreign land (like, in America), lard was <i>the</i> fat that people cooked with. It wasn't butter. Nor canola oil. And definitely not extra virgin olive oil.<p>Lard -- rendered pig fat -- was what people used when they needed to make pastry; when …

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

Iran-U.S. relations enter a new era

Barack Obama's outstretched hand has been firmly grasped by Iran's ruling mullahs.<p>It has taken seven years but Iranian-American relations are now closer, more constructive, and hold more promise for bilateral co-operation and furthering peace in the Middle East than at any time since the Shah, a …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

TRADE At Montreal talks, Canada proposes new approach to breaking NAFTA auto gridlock Subscriber content<p>Morning Business Briefing How U.S. became ‘the Wal-Mart of the oil market’ and an unprecedented threat to status quo Subscriber content<p>CANNABIS DEAL Despite ultimate friendly deal, Aurora and …

How to use your tax refund: A quick guide for busy people

A big tax refund puts the same pressure on you as a lottery win.<p>There's an opportunity to do some things you normally can't afford when a cheque from the Canada Revenue Agency arrives (or a direct deposit lands in your bank account). Don't blow it.<p>To help you make sound choices, consult this Quick …

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How to Be Popular, ’50s Style: ‘Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek’

When 15-year-old Maya Van Wagenen had trouble fitting in at middle school, she looked to a popularity guide from 1951 for answers. Read an excerpt …

Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 30

When I was thirty, I was living my dream.<p><b>When I was thirty, I was living my dream.</b> I'd already accomplished most of what I'd set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill …

Genealogy

The American Dream turns into a Global Nightmare

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — The American Dream? Now a Global Nightmare? A ticking time bomb, a lethal virus spreading worldwide, could …

Income Inequality

7 Characteristics Associated with Long Life (and How to Cultivate Them) | Mark's Daily Apple

May 15, 2013<p>By Mark Sisson<p>As much as we focus on food and fitness as the “physical” arbiters of health and longevity, there appears to be much more …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Mortgage shopping? Two stars and four dogs from today’s market

Eight months ago, some were proclaiming the end of 2.99-per-cent five-year mortgage rates, for years to come.<p>And now, low and behold, they're back.<p>But you have to hunt much harder for 2.99 per cent than you did last spring. Some lenders, especially banks, are wary of advertising sub-3-per-cent …

Why Castlight’s IPO is a bargain at $1 billion

A previous version of this March 10 column misstated a sales estimate for Castlight. The column has been corrected.<p>OK, laugh. But if you’re laughing …

Health Care

Warning: These 10 Beliefs Keep You Stuck in Life

Holding onto beliefs that you formed as a child can keep you stuck in your adult life. You may feel that you can't break free of them because of your family; you would be seen as disloyal. If you begin to question long-held family patterns and behaviors, where does this leave them? Where does it …

Self-improvement

Six simple strategies for better money management

Smart money management is about more than understanding the math. That part is simple: Spend less than you earn, and invest early and often so compounding will make you rich when you're old.<p>The numbers aren't difficult, but the psychological and emotional hurdles that prevent most people from …

Personal Finance

A retirement spending rule that's simple (and seriously flawed)

Ken Steiner is no fan of simple, mechanical rules for determining how much to spend in retirement. So he's developed a thinking person's alternative.<p>The retired actuary offers a free spreadsheet that allows retirees to adjust their spending goals every year to reflect their actual experience – …

12 steps to a blissful retirement

OK, maybe "blissful" is a bit too strong to be realistic as an image describing retirement. But some of the smartest people I know have figured out …

Happiness

10 best places in the world to retire

Slide 1 of 12<p>Sophisticated cities with every modern convenience, beach-front hideaways, medieval towns, tropical islands, temperate mountain valleys. …

Health Care