Timothy Kruszynski

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20 Everyday Habits That Sabotage Weight Loss Goals

If you Google “how to lose weight” you get nearly a million results. You’d think with all the weight loss tips out there, we’d be a nation of people …

Canadian Tire, Target learn home is where the profit is

There's a cautionary narrative that links two big retailers – one Canadian, the other U.S. – that will report fourth-quarter results this week.<p>It was two decades ago that Canadian Tire, after suffering a string of mounting losses, pulled out of the U.S. market following an ill-fated expansion into …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Canada falls behind global growth of offshore wind power: report

The amount of electricity generated around the world from offshore wind farms will quintuple over the next six years, but little of that is likely to come from Canada.<p>A new report from British-based research firm GlobalData says offshore wind will continue its dramatic expansion for the rest of …

The real goods on fake currencies

<b>Wildcat Currency</b><p><i>By Edward Castronova</i><p><i>(Yale University Press, 265 pages, $32.20)</i><p>Canadian Tire money isn't real, in the sense of authorized by the government, but most people would be willing to give you money in exchange for the store's faux currency because they know it's redeemable at the store. By …

Here's what $400K buys you in housing markets across Canada:

How 20 popular websites looked when they launched

From Google to youtube, from craigslist to flickr - how some of today's biggest sites looked back in the early days of their existence.<p>Remember the days when the word Google was not interchangeable with internet? Or when every site seemed to have a Netscape icon on it? Or when Flash was still …

Internet

Bitcoin believers: Why digital currency backers are keeping the faith

On Wednesday nights, a disproportionately male, thirtysomething crowd jams into a spartan room in a small downtown Toronto building to plot the future of money.<p>The weekly "meet-up" is for people interested in bitcoin, the controversial Internet currency that supporters believe can displace much of …

Ten things you may not know about TFSAs

The tax free savings account, or TFSA, has been around for six years now and there are still many Canadians that are not taking full advantage of this investment opportunity.<p>Part of the reason may be a misunderstanding about how a TFSA truly works and its benefits. Here are 10 important things to …

Obama budget outlines $3.9 trillion in U.S. spending plans

President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget Tuesday that would funnel money into road building, education and other …

Economics

Pilot shortage may mean higher prices for flyers

Many already frustrated flyers may get even angrier as a possible pilot shortage—or at least a shortage of pilots willing to fly for some regional …

Air Travel

33 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your House Awesome

We’ve all got some sort of idea of how our dream home might look. Some of us have just got to have a pool, while others want clever modern design, …

The 8 trends that will make or break you in 2014

2013 has drawn to a close and it was one for the record books with the best yearly stock returns in almost 15 years. While not as eventful as …

Stock Markets

Bank CEOs ‘should be worried’ about real estate: TD’s Clark

Ed Clark, Toronto-Dominion Bank's outspoken chief executive officer, is playing the contrarian card one more time, publicly arguing that he and his fellow bank CEOs should be cautious about the country's heated real estate market.<p>While he isn't worried about a full-blown bust, Mr. Clark believes …

The Best Response For When Anyone Calls Young People Lazy Today

Bank of Canada rate stance could have adverse effect on housing market

The Bank of Canada is worried about the risk of a hot housing market. Ironically, it's a risk the central bank is likely to make worse by changing its stance on rate hikes.<p>The central bank is keeping its key interest rate at 1 per cent, but decided to remove language in its policy statement that …

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Study Skills

Post-shutdown America is on the verge of outright civil conflict

Investors, central bankers, governments and ordinary people around the world are relieved that the United States avoided default on its debt at the eleventh hour and ended its partial government shutdown. Everyone knows, however, that this is a very temporary solution and that the potential exists …