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Earth Hour around the world – in pictures

Lights were switched off at famous landmarks in cities across the globe for an hour on Saturday night to mark Earth Hour

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Travel

Vikram Vij: 'I have to learn to calm down if something isn’t perfect'

In 1994, Vikram Vij opened his first restaurant in Vancouver – the original 16-seat Vij's, named to honour his grandfather – with $10,000 of savings and $23,000 in cash that his father carried from India in a brown paper bag.<p>In a classic Canadian success story, 20 years later Mr. Vij and wife Meeru …

Entrepreneurship

Ugly shoes stomp past competition to become season's must-have footwear

Rubber, flat and chunky shoes dominated the catwalks and are now becoming big news on the high street<p>Forget dainty kitten heels or towering stilettos. The sandal to be seen in this spring is the "ugly shoe": footwear that is hefty, flat and defiantly unsexy.<p>Seen on the catwalks of Céline, Prada and …

How TED got famous

In February 1984, a group of tech enthusiasts gathered in Monterey, California, to share thoughts on three subjects -- technology, entertainment and design. It was the start of the acronym (and the organization) TED, which marks its first three decades this week with a conference in Vancouver.<p>One …

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Packaging Design

Types of Lenses and How They Are Used

Lenses are one of the most important considerations in photography. The lens you choose for each shot can dramatically change your results; its best …

Landscape Photography

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Paula Schargorodsky, Filmmaker, Explores What It's Like To Be 35 And Single

"I’m 35, Argentine, Jewish and single."<p>That's how filmmaker Paula Schargorodsky describes herself in a Dec. 9 New York Times piece introducing her new short film. "35 And Single" documents Schargorodsky's experience as a single woman surrounded by couples.<p>"All my friends get married, move in with …

When my parents moved on, it fell to me to turn my childhood home back into a house

<i>The Essay is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at tgam.ca/essayguide.</i><p>I lived in an eastern suburb of Montreal called Anjou for the first 22 years of my life. My academic and social life was on the other side of the city, so I spent endless amounts …