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How I failed at Paris: Why I didn’t fall in love with the City of Light

How I failed at Paris: Why I didn’t fall in love with the City of Light

News July 14, 2017 at 5:37 am 0 comments

The stairs to the author’s flat in Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Credit: courtesy of the author)

Excerpted with permission from "A Paris All Your Own: Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light," edited by Eleanor Brown (G.P. Putnam’s Sons). Copyright 2017 Eleanor …

Globe editorial: The Bank of Canada vs. the interest rate iceberg

Globe editorial: The Bank of Canada vs. the interest rate iceberg

News July 13, 2017 at 5:29 am 0 comments

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz takes part in a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, July 12, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS)

This week, a part of the Larsen C shelf broke off of Antarctica and became one of …

How a can of beer checked in as only luggage on a Qantas flight is breaking the internet

How a can of beer checked in as only luggage on a Qantas flight is breaking the internet

News July 12, 2017 at 8:15 pm 0 comments

Clearly, the baggage handlers appreciated that this valuable cargo meant quite a lot to someone and took care to send it along without a scratch too.(Facebook)

A bizarre tale of a travelling beer can is breaking the internet. And how! …

The lottery winners who beat the odds – twice

The lottery winners who beat the odds – twice

News July 12, 2017 at 11:16 am 0 comments

Winning the lottery would change your life: that one stroke of good fortune would transform your fortunes forever, so you would think that after a big win, most people would assume their lottery days were over forever. However, for some …

Mind your language and step into your boss’s shoes: how to speak up at work

Mind your language and step into your boss’s shoes: how to speak up at work

News July 12, 2017 at 8:26 am 0 comments

When it comes to getting ahead at work, your ability to argue your corner and defend your ideas can be as important as the ideas themselves. Don’t let an inability to advocate for yourself be the reason your hard work …

No Worries For Feds – Yet – On ‘Wall Of Shame’ Lists Expanding Beyond VA

No Worries For Feds – Yet – On ‘Wall Of Shame’ Lists Expanding Beyond VA

News July 12, 2017 at 5:29 am 0 comments

David Shulkin (R) arrives with Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson for his confirmation hearing on his nomination to be Veterans Affairs secretary on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque.

Federal workers fearful that the …

Exclusive: Ken Blackwell: ACLU Lawsuit Against Trump and Election Commission ‘Attack on the Rule of Law’

Exclusive: Ken Blackwell: ACLU Lawsuit Against Trump and Election Commission ‘Attack on the Rule of Law’

News July 11, 2017 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

WASHINGTON, DC—Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in federal court on Monday, accusing the commission of violating federal transparency laws. Prominent commission

Exploring Jordan’s cultural fusion

Exploring Jordan’s cultural fusion

News July 11, 2017 at 11:16 am 0 comments

Camels hang out in front of Petra’s Treasury building, which was carved from a Jordanian canyon 2,000 years ago. (Giovanna Dell’Orto/The Associated Press)

PETRA, Jordan — I squeezed through the narrow desert chasm just as the early morning sun lit …

School admissions: why complaining to the watchdog will get you nowhere

School admissions: why complaining to the watchdog will get you nowhere

News July 11, 2017 at 8:23 am 0 comments

The general election seems light years away and the result scored a line through many of the prime minister’s manifesto pledges. There is widespread relief that new grammar schools have been dropped. But what of the promise to review school …

Canada’s under-19 basketball team returns home to cheers after World Cup win

Canada’s under-19 basketball team returns home to cheers after World Cup win

News July 11, 2017 at 5:29 am 0 comments

R.J Barrett has his photo taken with a well wisher after arriving at Toronto’s Pearson Airport with other members of Canada’s under-19 basketball team on July 10, 2017. (Chris Young/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

RJ Barrett couldn’t help but take a friendly …