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The man who created a $2bn ice cream firm in his kitchen

<b>The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we spoke to Justin Woolverton, the founder and chief executive of ice cream brand Halo Top.</b><p>Just a few years ago Justin Woolverton was pleading with US supermarkets to keep his reduced calorie ice …

Ice Cream

Vancouver man goes abroad and has his faith restored in Canadian cancer care

<b>The donor:</b> Tom Stefan<p><b>The gift:</b> Raising $10,000<p><b>The cause:</b> BC Cancer Foundation<p>When Tom Stefan was diagnosed with bladder cancer four years ago, the disease was spreading fast and doctors gave him only a couple of years to live.<p>Mr. Stefan, who lives in Vancouver, was skeptical about the Canadian …

Cancer

Thousands of Swedish citizens have adopted biochips over wallets

Biohacking is as lively as ever in Sweden, with thousands of citizens now opting for surgically implanted microchips to access their personal …

Personal Information

Kroger Just Made a Stunning Announcement That Could Change Everything You Think of When You Think About Supermarkets

The company's jumping into an experiment. If it can pull it off, everything will be different.<p>Supermarkets are changing. But if Kroger can pull off what it announced today, it will make getting groceries feel like living in a science fiction movie.<p>It goes far beyond ordering your groceries online, …

eCommerce

Amazon wants you to start a business to deliver its packages

If you have $10,000 and want to be your own boss, Amazon has a deal for you.<p>Starting Thursday, you can apply to start your very own small business, delivering Amazon Prime packages in Amazon (AMZN) branded vans and uniforms.<p>The company wants to help launch small businesses in the United States …

Enterprise Tech

Toys 'R' Us will close for good this week

The end is finally here for Toys "R" Us stores in the United States. The toy retailer will close its remaining 200 stores on Friday.<p>Toys "R" Us filed for bankruptcy in September in hopes of turning around. But terrible Christmas sales left it on life support. The chain had 735 US stores when it …

Lego

People’s egos get bigger after meditation and yoga, says a new study

According to Buddhist teaching, the self is an illusion. The religion preaches a fundamentally selfless worldview, encouraging followers to renounce individual desires and distance themselves from self-concern. To advance this perspective, millions of people around the world practice yoga and …

Meditation

These red velvet waffles are all that's served in heaven

Oftentimes, food mashups are a terrible idea: doughnuts and beer, chocolate and wine or – god helps us – pizza and Easter candy, to name a few. But …

Why the Stanford Prison Experiment was wrong about good and evil

The 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment is often held up in popular culture as proof that good people will slip into “evil” behaviours if they are put …

Canadian population reaches 37 million as record quarter for deaths offset by strong immigration

Canada’s population exceeded 37 million for the first time earlier this year, driven by a record first quarter for international migration.More than …

Canada's population tops 37 million after record two-year surge

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Ad revenue from podcasts is skyrocketing, up 86% from 2016

Most avid podcast listeners have an intimate relationship with the “skip ahead 15 seconds” button, pressing it in a pellet-seeking hamster haze to get past those endless Blue Apron ads the hosts sound forced to do at gunpoint. Apparently not all listeners operate this way, though, as podcast ad …

Podcasting

IHOP reveals the mystery of IHOb

The mystery of IHOb is solved.<p>IHOP said on Monday that it's temporarily changing its branding because the B stands for burgers.<p>It's only a marketing campaign. IHOP isn't changing its name. But the chain of breakfast diners took social media by storm last week with the cryptic announcement that it …

IHOP

McDonald's and the Price of Not Owning Delivery

McDonald's struggles make the chain's decision not to own the platform for delivery all the more puzzling.<p><i>(This is a guest post by Applico Head of Platform and Modern Monopolies co-author Nick Johnson.)</i><p>McDonald's is not loving it.<p>This week, the fast food chain announced a fresh round of layoffs as …

McDonald's

How WeWork became the most hyped startup in the world

On a Thursday morning in March, a group of young professionals file through the security gates of a co-working space in Moorgate, tapping their …

WeWork

Cristiano Ronaldo Was Just Dethroned as the World's Highest-Paid Athlete

This is who took over the top spot.<p>The 2018 world’s highest-paid athletes list is out — and Cristiano Ronaldo has been kicked out of the top spot.<p>The …

Bill Gates Is Giving All 2018 College Grads His New Favorite Book—For Free

Bill Gates thinks college graduates shouldn’t neglect learning after leaving school.<p>He believes it so much, he’s promised to cover the cost of one …

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness

Trudeau slams 'insulting' tariffs against Canada in U.S. TV interview

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the U.S. administration's decision to place tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel citing national security issues …

America's poor becoming more destitute under Trump: U.N. expert

GENEVA (Reuters) - Poverty in the United States is extensive and deepening under the Trump administration whose policies seem aimed at removing the safety net from millions of poor people, while rewarding the rich, a U.N. human rights investigator has found.<p>Philip Alston, U.N. special rapporteur on …

Donald Trump

Walmart's perk for workers: Go to college for $1 a day

Going to college just got a lot less expensive for Walmart workers.<p>Under a new benefit program, employees will pay just $1 a day to earn a degree, the company said Wednesday.<p>Walmart will cover the remaining cost for tuition, fees and books.<p>All Walmart and Sam's Club workers in the US will be …

College & University

Canadian aluminum shows its mettle in face of Trump's tariff

Trade actions like the ones taken by the Trump administration this week are intended to inflict pain, and the steel and aluminum tariffs levied by …

Trump blasts ‘highly restrictive’ Canada, threatens lumber in latest salvo

U.S. President Donald Trump is blasting Canada – and threatening its lumber industry – a day after starting a trade war with his neighbours to the north.<p>Mr. Trump took to Twitter Friday morning to falsely claim that Canada has a “really high” trade surplus with the U.S.; according to the U.S.’s own …

German car makers hit by report Trump wants to drive them out of U.S.

A report that U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to pursue German carmakers until there are no Mercedes-Benz rolling down New York’s Fifth Avenue dented shares in the luxury car manufacturers on Thursday.<p>An excerpt from German magazine Wirtschaftswoche’s article, which cited several unnamed …

What This YouTube Star With 7.3 Million Subscribers Is Doing to Deal With Burnout

Alisha Marie started on the platform at age 15 but recently has been feeling creatively squeezed.<p>11 min read<p><i>In this series,</i> YouTube Icon<i>, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular YouTube channels to find out the secrets of their success.</i><p>Alisha Marie created her YouTube channel two …

Leaked Facebook documents show its shifting hate speech policies

Over the last year or so, Facebook's public statements have reflected the ongoing process of its moderation policies, both when it comes to election fraud and the even pricklier issue of hate speech. Now, beyond its publicly available Community Standards and various apologies, <i>Motherboard</i> has …

The ‘perfectly optimized’ webpage

Just what is search engine optimization, anyway?<p>It’s the practice of creating a digital piece of content or web page that is Google-friendly. If a …

Meghan Markle makes gold sales sparkle

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Meghan Markle effect has spread to yellow gold jewelry, helping boost United States sales in the first quarter of 2018 with further gains expected, jewelers said.<p>The first three months of the year were the strongest first quarter for gold jewelry demand in the United States …

DavidsTea co-founder Herschel Segal aims to put retailer ‘on the right track’ amid leadership spat

Management and incumbent directors at DavidsTea Inc. face a colossal challenge to keep their jobs as dissident shareholder Herschel Segal seeks to push them out and take over the embattled Canadian retailer at a crucial vote next month.<p>With about 46 per cent of DavidsTea shares already under the …

The Smartest Marketing Strategy: Agile Marketing

One of the most popular digital marketing buzzwords of 2018 is agility. Considering how fragmented the social media landscape has become and the …