By Astrid Lange Toronto Star Fri., Sept. 7, 2018 Everybody seems to be talking about it, but as the legalization date for recreational cannabis looms, how much do you really know about the ins and outs of the new legislation and what Canadians can and can't do? Take our cannabis in Canada quiz to see how prepared you are. App readers, click here to launch the quiz. TOP STORIES, DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX. NEW NEWSLETTER HEADLINES SIGN UP … [Read more...] about How much do you know about pot? Take our cannabis quiz
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By Kate Carraway Special to the Star Mon., Aug. 27, 2018 Last weekend, I had the terrible opportunity to see myself objectively: I was organizing boxes of old photos, finding iterations of myself at 16, 17, and 18, and realized that I look almost exactly the same. My hair, then as now, still defaults to a messy bun. My party clothes have been upgraded maybe 6,000 per cent, but my daywear still recalls the sartorial lineage of Bart Simpson. The marginal effort that I continue to make with outfits and grooming is contiguous with the millennial habit of misunderstanding the concept of effort as what we make for ourselves, not for other people. The idea of dressing and grooming “appropriately” to demonstrate respect and reverence for the people around us, and for particular social occasions, just kind of missed us, in part because culture has been aggressively de-etiquetteing for more than half a century, in part because we are a super-individuated, … [Read more...] about How much should you primp for a date? It’s all relative
By Samantha Beattie Staff Reporter Thu., May 31, 2018 “An election,” Kim Campbell infamously said during the 1993 federal election campaign, “is no time to discuss serious issues.” Her Progressive Conservatives were decimated in the vote that followed — a fact some blame in part on her statement. But experts are split on whether she was right. The controversy over the Progressive Conservative platform, released this week, and whether it delivers on PC Leader Doug Ford’s promise of a full fiscal accounting of his promises has raised an old question: just how much do platforms or the policies they contain influence the outcomes of political campaigns? Former NDP strategist Robin Sears, for instance, said the late release of the PC platform is likely to hurt the party in the polls. First, Sears said, Ford attracted “jeering” from opponents for not releasing it, now he is coming under enormous scrutiny over … [Read more...] about How much do political platforms influence the outcomes of elections?
According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were 246,800 foreign domestic workers working in Singapore as of 31st December 2017, comprising 18 per cent of the foreign workforce in the country. Not only that, as the demand for foreign domestic workers grew, their bargaining power also has been growing as well, translating into higher salaries and better protection through comprehensive insurance packages. While this is a good news for the helpers, it could conversely result in higher costs for households in Singapore. Then, just how much does one have to earn to afford a FDW in Singapore today? HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A FOREIGN DOMESTIC WORKER? According to our research, it costs about S$1,400 in one-time fees just to hire a maid foreign domestic worker. Most households hiring a helper for the first time usually go through maid agencies as they take care of all the paperwork and can also help out with mediation if things do not work out between you and your new FDW. Hiring a … [Read more...] about How much do you have to earn to hire a foreign domestic worker in Singapore?
caption Minneapolis, Minnesota, is quickly becoming a health-tech hub. source Eric Miller/Reuters Silicon Valley has long reigned as the tech capital of the US. But as the cost of living continues to skyrocket, San Francisco Bay Area residents are fleeing the region in droves. In fact, San Francisco lost more residents than any other US city in the last quarter of 2017. For many, it’s time to start looking for other options – but where? Compensation monitoring site Comparably narrowed it down to the 10 cities that are emerging as new tech hubs. Comparably also compiled the local salaries of some of the most popular tech jobs by analyzing more than 8,000 anonymized salary records from employees at U.S. tech companies. Here are the 10 emerging tech hubs from around the country, along with what local employees make each year. Atlanta, Georgia is home to Coca-Cola, UPS, and Home Depot, but it’s also becoming a tech hot-spot. source … [Read more...] about San Francisco is so expensive that people are starting to look at these 10 US cities as the next tech hubs — here’s how much local employees are making