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Featured Articles Archive

April 2020

Ranked: The World’s Most Downloaded Apps
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7 Tips to Create a Hack-Proof Password You'll Actually Remember
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Visualizing the True Size of Africa
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Costco is Building its 1st Store on First Nation Land
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Doorbell Face-Off: Google Nest Hello vs. Ring Video Doorbell, a Comparison by Consumer Reports
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Bonus Article: 50 Cognitive Biases in the Modern World
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Bonus Article: Why 2019 Was The Best Year Ever
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Bonus Article: The 7 Best COVID-19 Resources We’ve Discovered So Far
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Bonus Article: How to Spot Phishing Scams Arising From COVID-19
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Bonus Article: Internet Traffic is Surging But The Pipes Aren’t Bursting Yet
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Bonus Article: How to Clean Your Smartphone Safely
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March 2020

5 Reasons Stock Market Doomsayers Sound Smart But Are Almost Always Wrong
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So Your Adult Child Moved Back Home. Here's How to Set Limits — Fast
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Lessons I’ve Learned in Retirement
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Planning For An Inheritance
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These Are The Tax Changes You Need To Know About For 2020
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Bonus Article: 'What a Memory for Him': David Ayres, 42-year-old Zamboni Driver, Wins Hearts in Defeat of Leafs
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Bonus Article: Antarctica: For Polar Explorers Of All Ages
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February 2020

The habits of highly effective leaders
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Shouldn't the world's oil come from an environmental leader?
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The world of wine: visualizing an industry ripe for disruption
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Sustainable investing: debunking 5 common myths
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Retirement planning at every life stage
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Bonus Article: Where is the healthiest seat on an airplane?
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Bonus Article: FBI warning: protect yourself from your new smart TV
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Bonus Article: Generous parents take note: Gifts to your adult children could boost their support payments, if a marriage falters
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January 2020

10 Global Insights into a Transforming World
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Really Odd Medical Expenses You Don’t Want to Miss
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The World’s 25 Most Successful Media Franchises, and How They Stay Relevant
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A Visual Timeline of AI Predictions in Sci-Fi
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Attempted Sextortion Leads to Call for Stricter Phone Porting Rules
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Bonus Article: Chasing Unlimited Energy With the World’s Largest Fusion Reactor
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Bonus Article: Our Move To Zero Emissions Must Use Nuclear Energy
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December 2019

Exercise as medicine: UBC researcher unveils new tool to fight depression
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Why it's time to move beyond one-size-fits-all financial planning
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Ranked: Countries with the most sustainable energy policies
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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden interview with Brian Williams, on the eve of his memoir being published
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Form and function: visualizing the shape of cities and economies
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Bonus Article: The two psychological tricks Trump is using to get away with everything
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Bonus Article: 2020 TFSA limit announced
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November 2019

The World’s Most Powerful Reserve Currencies
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Who Owns Your Favorite News Media Outlet?
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The 25 Best Warren Buffett Quotes
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Quantifying The Value Advisors Provide
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Ranked: The Autonomous Vehicle Readiness of 20 Countries
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Bonus Fraud Prevention Article: How To Protect Your Bank Accounts From The SIM Swapping Scam
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Bonus Fraud Prevention Article: How To Protect Yourself From Debit Card Fraud
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October 2019

The Autonomous Vehicle Readiness of 20 Countries
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The 25 Most Fun Cities in the US
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Revisionist History Podcast (One of Mark’s favourites): Malcolm Gladwell Challenges His Assistant to the Law School Admissions Test
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Your iPhone Keeps a List of Every Location You Frequent — Here's How to Delete Your History and Shut the Feature off for Good
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Fraud Prevention: Learn About Ransomware and How Hackers Can Hold Your Files Hostage
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Bonus Article: Extortion Scams and How to Avoid Them
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Bonus Article: Canadians Should be Making Better Use of TFSAs
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September 2019

The Basics of the Stock Market
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The 10 Breakthrough Technologies That Will Define 2019
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What Summer Vacation and Retirement Have in Common - and Why That's a Problem
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Tax Issues When Canadians Have U.S. Executors
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How Much Oil is in an Electric Vehicle?
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Bonus Article: Mapped - The Literal Translation of Every Country’s Name
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Bonus Article: How To Be a Better Investor
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June 2019

33 Items You Should Buy at Costco - and 14 More You Should Skip Every Time
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Visualizing the Ranking of 100 Common Careers
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How The New Plant-based Burgers Stack up to Beef
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The Most Hyped Technology of Every Year From 2000-2018
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Donor-advised Funds Can Be Used to Establish a Charitable Legacy Experts Say
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Bonus Article: Can I Have a Multi-Generational RESP?
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Bonus Article: For Common-Law Couples, Estate Planning is Full of Pitfalls - Here's How to Avoid Them
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Bonus Article: The Instant Pot: Here’s Why Cooks Love It
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May 2019

40 Stock Market Terms That Every Beginner Should Know
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Canadians: Protect Yourself Against Fraud
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The Biggest Tech Companies by Market Cap Over 23 Years
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The Economies Adding the Most to Global Growth in 2019
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Stock Market Returns Over Different Time Periods
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April 2019

Watch Out For (And Protect Yourself From) These 3 Sophisticated Phone Scams
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The Controversy Around Stock Buybacks Explained
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Europe’s Top 50 Beaches
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How to Avoid Becoming a ‘Bored Boomer’ in Retirement
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The Crime Rate Perception Gap
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March 2019

Time To Set The Record Straight About These 5 RRSP Myths
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5 Hidden Ways That Globalization Is Changing
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Visualizing The World’s Busiest Ports
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Global Happiness: Which Countries Are The Most (And Least) Happy?
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Could Retirement In A Foreign Country Be In Your Future?
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North America’s Top 50 Beaches
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February 2019

The Anatomy of a Smart City
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200 Years of U.S. Immigration As Tree Rings
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The World’s Best and Worst Places for Ease of Doing Business
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RRSPs Are Getting a Bum Rap as a Tax Trap
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24 Cognitive Biases That Are Warping Your Perception of Reality
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Bonus Article: How Every Asset Class, Currency, and Sector Performed in 2018
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Bonus Article: The World’s Top 50 Beaches
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January 2019

By Not Claiming CPP Until 70, You Could Get 150% of The Income You Would Receive at 65
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The Global Transition to Green Energy
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Tax Insights: Count Your US days ─ The Snowbirds Sing… And The IRS Listens 
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Visualizing Global Shipping Container Traffic
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The True Size of Countries
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10 Genius Quotes From Warren Buffett
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December 2018

How to Handle Digital Assets of the Deceased
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The World’s 10 Largest Economies by GDP (1960-Today) Animation
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The World’s Top Countries for Tourism
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How to Protect Your Assets From Your Child's Ex
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How to Manage Your Money Like an NHL Hockey Player
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November 2018
 
7 Facts That Will Free You From the Fear of Stock Market Crashes
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What Is The Yield Curve?
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The World Map Drawn Based on Country Populations
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Crunching the Numbers on Mortality
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Amazon’s Dominance in Ecommerce
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October 2018
 
8 Myths About AI in the Workplace
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Which Degrees Get the Highest Salaries?
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A Simple Introduction to Investing
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The Skills Needed to Survive the Robot Invasion of the Workplace
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A Timeline of Media-Inflamed Fears (2000-2017)
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September 2018
 
The 10 Most Impressive Civil Engineering Projects of All Time
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How Not to Say the Wrong Thing
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The 6 Factors That Influence Exchange Rates
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The World’s Best Once-In-A-Lifetime Journeys for 2018
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Mapping the Price of Beer Around the World
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