• Canadians traveling within the United States this summer can expect long line-ups and wait times beyond 90 minutes when passing through security at most U.S. airports.

    Going through security has always been a massive headache for most travellers, but this latest spate of delays has been largely self-inflicted. In 2014, U.S. Congress voted to reduce the number of TSA screeners by cutting $26.3 million in the agency’s personnel budget. The 2016 budget, the same as it was in 2015, is the lowest TSA budget in five years.

    Government officials anticipated that the TSA’s PreCheck advance screening program would justify the need for fewer screeners, but not enough passengers have enrolled to make a dent in the long lines. Instead the number of TSA screeners has fallen by 10 per cent, while air travel in the U.S. has increased by 12 per cent.

    “TSA’s primary focus is the current threat environment, as the American transportation system remains a high value target for terrorists,” said TSA

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  • Only US$4,470 a year (that's $373 a month) to rent a home in Canada? Where do I sign up?

    Perhaps Fox News knows the answer.

    In a tweet on Sunday, the U.S. news network offered up a basic assessment of the costs for a U.S. citizen looking to live in Canada.

    It included the aforementioned numbers on rent, as well as other costs, such as groceries, a visa and work permit, permanent resident application, car registration and gas.

    Fox News drew the numbers from the personal finance blog The Penny Hoarder.

    Unfortunately, these bargain-basement prices don’t exist in most of the country. In fact, these numbers are way below the average costs of rent for a one-bedroom apartment in major Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal, where they’re pegged at C$1,079, $1,122 $1,103 and $668 respectively.

    While Fox News's data was properly sourced, they misconstrued the data. The yearly rent

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  • In more than 82 per cent of fatal car crashes with pedestrians in the U.S. between 1996 and 2007, the point of impact was some part of the front end of a vehicle.

    In many of these collisions the front bumper will ram into a person’s lower legs, sending them away from the vehicle, while the upper body and head fall into the hood or windshield.

    When collisions occur at lower speeds, pedestrian will remain on the hood, but when the velocity is dialed up, the impact becomes much more extreme and can lead to severe injuries.

    According to a 2007 study on pedestrian injuries, at higher speeds people are often flipped upside down before landing on the hood, somersaulted onto the windshield or roof and, at the most extreme, cause them to “pass fully over the vehicle” before they slide, roll or bounce before coming to a rest.

    The severe injuries resulting from these “secondary impacts” is what Google is hoping to mitigate with a new patent for an “eggshell-like” hood that would break upon impact

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  • Like the persistent Fort McMurray wildfire that continues to grow, so too does the myth that a natural disaster of this scale is defined as an “act of God” and therefore not covered in homeowners’ insurance policies.

    The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) recently attempted to set the record straight around the misinformation and half truths that continue to swirl in the wake of the Alberta blaze that forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents and has caused billions of dollars in damage.

    Perhaps one of the biggest misunderstandings is the commonly held belief that certain “acts of God” are not covered under home insurance policies. An “act of God” is defined as a natural event that is beyond the control of a person or corporation. Fires, earthquakes and floods are good examples. And as much as the term “act of God” gets bandied about, it is persona non grata within insurance circles.

    “That issue of ‘act of God’ is a common insurance myth that comes up no matter what the

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  • By 2020, Millennials will make up 35 per cent of the global workforce. And while 33 per cent of Millennials across the world suspect they’ll retire between 65 and 69, about one in ten say they’ll likely “work until they die,” according to a sweeping survey of 19,000 Millennials across 25 countries by employment firm ManpowerGroup.

    In Japan, where work culture often dictates long hours and overtime is commonplace, that number rises to 37 per cent of Millennials not expecting to retire. It’s a stark contrast to the 14 per cent of Canadians in the demographic who anticipate working their whole lives.

    In the survey, ManpowerGroup likens the Millennial’s career paths to an ultramarathon.

    “Early retirement with a gold watch at 50 or even 60 is an antique attitude,” says the report. “Rather than having one job for life, Millennials think about careers in waves with changing paths, pace and regular breaks.”

    But the fragmented expectations around retirement show the divergence of the

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  • In May 2016 Apple struck a deal with seven of Canada’s major banks, including every member of the big five (RBC, CIBC, BMO, TD and Scotiabank) to expand the compatibility of its Apple Pay mobile payment system to all credit cards and debit cards issued by those banks.

    When it launched in Canada in November 2015, Apple Pay was only compatible with cards issued by American Express, which limited the technology’s usefulness, since many stores in Canada don’t accept American Express on account of high merchant fees. Now however, Apple Pay is already compatible with cards from RBC and CIBC and the new deal with the big five banks virtually assures that the majority of Canadian bank account holders will be able to pay with their iPhone the same way they can now tap and pay with their physical credit and debit cards.

    “Our mission in this world is for merchants to give consumers the ability to pay however they want to pay and more … that’s with electronic means,” says Rob Cameron, chief

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  • Canada is lagging behind the leaders in the Western world in terms of the presence of women in company boardrooms and bridging the wage gap between genders.

    Data from PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 2016 Women in Work Index says between 2000 and 2007 there was a 19.2 per cent shortfall between a woman’s median wage and a man’s.

    And in Canada, women only made up about 13 per cent company boardrooms.

    The numbers place Canada in a tie with Spain for 19th for boardroom representation among the countries examined, just one spot ahead of ahead of the U.S.

    In terms of wage equality, Canada finished in the bottom third, coming in at 24th, just ahead of Switzerland.

    <div>Data from PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 2016 Women in Work Index says between 2000 and 2007 there was a 19.2 per cent shortfall between a woman’s median wage and man’s. </div><div></div><div>Meanwhile, Canadian women only made up about 13 per cent company boardrooms.</div>

    Souha Ezzedeen, a professor at Toronto’s York University who researches the role of gender in management, told Yahoo Finance Canada that she’s unsurprised by the findings and classified the country’s results as “low.”

    She said women’s participation in lower levels of organizational hierarchies, as well as their graduation rates from

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  • Canadians may be less apt to brag about professional achievements than our American counterparts, but modesty could be holding us back from getting the job.

    According to LinkedIn’s @Work study – which explores generational, cultural, and industry-specific changes in workplaces around the world – 29 per cent of Canadians say they’re proud to talk about professional achievements compared to 40 per cent of Americans.

    In fact, over half of Canadians surveyed say they feel like they’re bragging when they talk about their achievements, with 55 per cent adding that they’d rather talk about their colleagues achievements than their own.

    But knowing how to talk about your achievements without feeling like you’re boasting is key, whether you’re interviewing for a new job or reviewing your performance with the boss, says Eileen Chadnick, an executive coach and founder of Big Cheese Coaching.

    “Your track record and accomplishments are testaments to what you can do going forward,” she says. 

    Yet

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  • Does your mood swing up and down with the TSX? Does the price of oil keep you up at night? If you’ve got your finger on the pulse of the business news scene in Canada, then this quiz on the week’s top business stories should be a breeze. Find out how savvy you are about Canadian and international financial news.

  • Typo turns Oregon woman’s $300 loan into a $40,000 nightmare

    Stephanie Banks' $40,000 payday loan nightmare may soon be over. After two years, hundreds of dollars in legal fees, and an ongoing court battle, the lender, Wichita, Kan.-based Rapid Cash, claims it was all a misunderstanding.

    An Oregon woman’s $40,000 payday loan nightmare may soon be over. After two years, hundreds of dollars in legal fees, and an ongoing court battle, the lender, Wichita, Kan.-based Rapid Cash, claims it was all a misunderstanding.

    The mix-up, they say, all came down to a rather unfortunate typo.

    Stephanie Banks, 64, took out a $300 loan from Rapid Cash in the fall of 2013. At the time, Banks had retired early from her job as a bookkeeper in order to undergo chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer.

    Without any income outside her monthly Social Security benefits and with medical bills stacking up, Banks found herself short on rent money. She drove to a Portland, Ore., Rapid Cash storefront and put up her car as collateral for a $300 title loan, just enough to pay her landlord. The loan came with a 153% interest rate, the legal maximum allowed by the state of Oregon.

    Shortly after she took out the loan, Banks moved to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and most of her debts were

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  • Choose where you want to call home. With $1 million, you can invest in your perfect property, in whichever Canadian province your heart desires. What that home looks like, however, will vary greatly depending on where you look. Here’s what’s on the market for $1 million this week.

    Montreal, Quebec

    In the nation’s cultural capital this week, 2 Rue des Jardins-Mérici, #101-102 is now available. This reconstructed condominium is complete with four large private terraces, floor-to-ceiling windows and lovely south-facing views of the St. Lawrence River.

    With three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a loft and two garage condos, feel free to spread out. If you still need more room, conveniently, there are two meeting condominiums at your disposal. Plus, Downtown Quebec is your backyard, with shops, restaurants and amenities all within walking distance.

    Keats Island, British Columbia

    For $1 million, buy yourself a stunning home on Keats Island in British Columbia. 594 Walkabout Road has panoramic views

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  • More than a third of Canadians came up short last year when it came to housing expenses. A study by Manulife Financial found that 37 per cent of Canadians surveyed had failed to make their housing payments at least once this past year and only 40 per cent are confident they’ll have enough savings for retirement.

    The survey also found the average Canadian homeowner has an outstanding mortgage balance of $181,000, up from $175,000 reported last fall – with Vancouver reaching a staggering $259,000 on average compared to Toronto at $194,000. Calgary and Edmonton were in the middle at $217,000.

    There’s no doubt it’s a tough time, especially for new homeowners facing rising housing prices and eclipsing debt burdens, says Leslie Gardner, a Nanaimo, B.C.-based financial planner with Money Coaches Canada.

    “Often people will get in a home that at the beginning they can certainly afford it – (the cost was) a little bit high but they’re doing okay,” says Gardner. “But what happens is things like

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  • He has rubbed shoulders with the rich and powerful, donated millions of dollars to charitable causes and run an investment, manufacturing and trading group.

    But now, Victor Dahdaleh, a 72-year-old Jordanian-born tycoon who grew up in both Toronto and Montreal, has been implicated by a joint investigation by CBC/Toronto Star into the Panama Papers.

    The probe into offshore financial records alleges that Dahdaleh is the shadowy middleman described as “Consultant A” in U.S. court documents who handed out tens of millions of dollars in inducements to government officials in Bahrain for more than a decade on behalf of a unit of Alcoa Inc., the U.S.’s biggest aluminum producer, to win contracts to sell alumina to the Persian Gulf state’s processing plant.

    In 2014, the unit pleaded guilty to foreign bribery charges from the U.S. Justice Department. Alcoa also agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that saw the company slapped with a fine of US$384 million – the

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  • The six most important wealth-building lessons from multi-millionaires

    How exactly have the rich made their millions? Popular stereotypes of the wealthy imply that they’ve amassed their wealth through a combination of shrewd business decisions, taking on greater investing risks, and of course, benefiting from cushy upbringings.  

    But as is the case with most stereotypes, these are gross exaggerations: a new study shows that a vast majority of high net worth investors come from humble beginnings and built their wealth using some of the most basic tenets of money management.

    U.S. Trust, a private wealth management subsidiary of Bank of America, has released its annual survey of 684 high-net-worth individuals — people who have $3 million or more in investable assets.

    Among the study’s most striking conclusions: much of the 1%'s road to wealth was paved not with gold but remarkably average upbringings and investment strategies.

    “Perceptions of the wealthy in history and popular culture have been painted with a broad brush that doesn’t reflect the majority of

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  • New iPhone 7 photos reveal significant design changes

    So far iPhone 7 leaks have had one consistent message: prepare to be disappointed. But, following the release of new chassis photos, that might be about to change…

    Picked up by the ever reliable Nowhereelse.fr are new images which suggest the iPhone 7 may actually make a few very significant design alterations after all.

    Also read: Game-changing products Apple will launch in 2016

    Let’s break them down:

    Change #1 – Four Way Speaker Heaven

    Last year Apple introduced a brilliant quad array of speakers with the iPad Pro 12.9, something it continued with the smaller iPad Pro 9.7 and now these new photos suggest Apple will bring them to the iPhone 7.

    iPhone 7 chassis leak shows four speakers, including two at the top. Image credit: Nowhereelse.fr

    How is this done? The photos show dual speakers top and bottom. No, they still aren’t front firing like some rivals but they would likely give the iPhone 7 external audio which is up there with the best.

    No this wouldn’t be world changing or my

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  • The not-so-secret way millionaire investors get way richer

    Buy. And then hold.

    It would be nice if there were a surefire and legitimate way to get rich quick. But there isn't.

    According to a new study from Bank of America's US Trust, 77% of the firm's clients rose from middle class and poorer backgrounds to become high net worth (HNW) individuals by building their wealth slowly over time.

    As for investing, do HNW individuals — those with at least $3 million in investable assets — have access to some secret trading strategy exclusive to rich people?

    No. For the most part they employ a "basic, long-term approach to investing."

    "Eighty-six percent of HNW investors made their biggest investment gains through long-term buy and hold strategies, traditional stocks and bonds (89%) and a series of small wins (83%) versus taking big investment risks. Their use of more sophisticated investments grows as their wealth increases."

    "Buy and hold" is exactly what it sounds like. You buy what you think is a good stock, and then you hold on to it with the expectation that it may

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  • [Artist’s rendering of a new shipping container home on the Honomobo Facebook page.]

    A new Edmonton venture is looking to help homeowners earn passive income by putting renters up in shipping containers-turned-backyard apartments.

    Honomobo is selling pre-fabricated shipping container garage suites – self contained living spaces – that comply with the city’s new rules announced last summer. 

    Honomobo’s units range from $99,000 for a studio to $147,000 for a two-bedroom with the added cost of about $25,000 for the new garage. According to estimates from co-founder Devon Siebenga, it’ll cost about $500 a month for the mortgage, property tax increase, electricity and water but comes with the potential bonus of a $20,000 affordable housing grant from the city.

    But the company is by no means the first to snatch headlines for building with shipping containers. The trend of micro homes has seen a serious spike across Canada over the past two and a half years, says Robert Leonardo, who co-founded

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    It may be unofficial—and it’s certainly premature—but the May 2-4 weekend is Canada’s favourite summer kick-off celebration. Soak in those summertime vibes with a free or affordable event, complete with food, fun and good company, no matter where you are this weekend.

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    Toronto

    Ashbridges Park will have shoot off over 2,000 fireworks at dusk on Victoria Day, free to attend (but as with all fireworks shows on the list, get there early as the best viewing points fill up fast).

    If you’re willing to pay a little extra for a party, head to Wasaga Beach. Thousands are expected to hit the sand for Electric Elements, a trendy music festival featuring the best DJs from both close to home and across the globe.


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    Vancouver

    Among Western Canada’s most popular family events, the four-day Cloverdale Rodeo and County Fair is a blast to the past, sure to trigger memories of your favourite childhood adventures at the local fair. A full-out,

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  • Does your mood swing up and down with the TSX? Does the price of oil keep you up at night? If you’ve got your finger on the pulse of the business news scene in Canada, then this quiz on the week’s top business stories should be a breeze. Find out how savvy you are about Canadian and international financial news.

  • Canada’s population increases a little more than 1.2 per cent per year, and immigration accounts for about two-thirds of that increase. Canada welcomed 271,662 new permanent residents in 2015 in addition to hundreds of thousands of international students and temporary workers, and Statistics Canada projects that immigration will continue to be a key driver of population growth in the future.

    All of those people translate into big potential business for banks, and the major banks across Canada are vying for a piece of that booming market.

    “The bankable population might be a quarter of that, with four people per household,” says Puneet Mann, Director of Branch Customer Experience & Multicultural Banking at Scotiabank of the total number of new immigrants per year. Sponsoring “financial education” events within a targeted community has been identified as one of the most effective ways to connect with immigrant groups, and can position a bank as a community supporter and build brand trust.

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  • Beau’s Brewery is celebrating its tenth birthday by selling the company to its employees starting next month.

    When Steve Beauchesne and his father Tim launched the Vankleek Hill, Ont. brewery in 2006, there were 86 breweries across Canada. Today there are more than 500, according to Beer Canada. And while some of those breweries that have started out as independent have been snapped up by mega-brewers like Toronto’s Mill Street Brewery which was bought by Labatt (which is part of beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev), Beau’s wants to keep its independence.

    “Our success during this time is strongly rooted in the support of our employees and fans, who have always believed in our promise,” said Beauchesne in a press release announcing the Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP). “By handing the reins over to our employees we are saying this changes everything, because this change is everything – we look forward to our expansion and success across Canada, with the help of our new company

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  • Ontario is hitting the gas pedal on adoption of the electric car, but in order to meet the government’s aggressive goals, consumers and industry will have to accept some big changes, according to experts.

    The provincial government’s $7 billion climate-change strategy, leaked this week in The Globe and Mail, lays out $285 million in electric vehicle (EV) incentives, including up to $14,000 on each car purchased, as well as cheap power and a pledge to build charging stations. The goal is to have 12 per cent of all vehicle sales to be electric by 2025, compared to the current levels of a fraction of one per cent.

    But don’t expect to be fighting lineups down at the Tesla dealership just yet, say analysts.

    “Believe me, I would love to see more electric cars as much as everyone else, but 5 per cent by 2020 and 12 per cent by 2025… I think it’s a tad unrealistic,” says Kumar Saha, aftermarket research manager at consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.

    Predictably, environmentalists are largely

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  • The Payoff: 7 smart ways to save on your wedding

    Weddings shouldn’t bankrupt the bride and groom. I’ve got some great tips on how to save on your big day this week on The Payoff.

    Use a decoy cake. I’ve talked to a lot of brides about the cake. A lot. And they all tell me that at 6 bucks a slice, it’s a big waste of money. Instead, buy a smaller, fancy cake for cutting. Then order a large, no-frills sheet cake to cut up in the kitchen for guests.

    Go digital. For $40, I signed up for an app called Appy Couple. It sounds corny, but it’s actually saving us a ton of cash. We don’t have to spend money on RSVP cards because people can RSVP directly on the app or the free website that comes with it. There is a bunch of other wedding planning apps and websites out there if you’re tech savvy.

    Choose whatever flowers are in season. Getting married in October? Don’t go for June or blooms like daisies or orchids. You’ll save a lot by choosing flowers that are already in abundance during your wedding season.

    Better yet, buy your flowers

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  • How would you like to spend a night with the stars overhead and the City of Light all around you?

    Vacation rental-home service Homeaway is giving away the chance to spend an evening in a custom-built apartment inside the Eiffel Tower during the UEFA Euro 2016, which is being held in France over the span of a month starting on June 10.

    “We present this unprecedented Eiffel Tower history-making adventure, guaranteed to provide the most epic vacation memories of a lifetime,” said Brian Sharples, cofounder and CEO of HomeAway, in a press release.

    The contest will have four winners, and up to five additional guests, who will stay in the accommodations on first level of the nation’s most iconic monument, during four separate evenings at the end of June and the beginning of July. 

    HomeAway says the winners will be making history as the first people to ever sleep inside the Eiffel Tower. 

    It has enlisted French interior designer Benoit Leleu to create the temporary living quarters, which will

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  • After growing up just blocks away in Toronto's Forest Hill neighbourhood, Drake is moving on up to the swanky Bridle Path neighbourhood, which has been home to famous faces like media mogul Conrad Black, the late musician Prince, and Robert Herjavec of "Dragon's Den" fame.

    Aubrey Drake Graham has filed plans with the City of Toronto to build a 21,000 square foot mansion, applying for extensions to the current zoning bylaws in order build his vision, which includes an indoor pool and basketball court.

    The Globe and Mail reports that the plans on file with the city includes several other luxurious elements, like a bar with "chilled wine" and "chilled champagne" chambers on either side, and a jersey museum, presumably to show off some of the swag obtained while representing the Toronto Raptors as their Global Ambassador.

    Other proposed features include a gym, a hot tub beside the pool in front of a projection television, a spa and tub retreat with massage room, and covered terrace on the

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  • When it comes to tying the knot, everyone knows that nuptials run up a hefty tab. In Canada, depending on which province you live in, the actual cost of a wedding can come in as low as a meager $300, since all you need is a basic license and someone to marry you. Everything else is technically extra. But oh, those extras… By the time you factor in extravagant venues, music, flowers, dresses, a honeymoon and the like, the average Canadian couple now spends just over $30,000 on their big day.

    That doesn’t take into account, however, the out-of-pocket costs for those attending such luxurious affairs. As a guest you’re expected to spend a certain amount of money on watching a friend or family member on the happiest day of his or her life — not to mention the engagement parties, bridal showers and bachelor/bachelorette weekends that have become increasingly part of the equation. If recent numbers are any indication it’s all beginning to take a massive toll on the old savings account.

    A

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  • This year, I’m buying my first home.

    It’s a goal that was planned over three years ago, when my fiancé and I said goodbye to our gorgeous 700 sq. ft., 18th floor Yonge and Eglinton apartment with sweeping southern views of Toronto. We traded that in and said hello to a basement apartment with soyoothing sounds of the subway rattling by. We also embraced staying in on the weekends, holding up lines in the name of couponing and making our own wine at only $3 a bottle. With a budget set and goals to meet, our dreams slowly began taking shape while living a less than idyllic life in The 6ix.

    We began the journey to home ownership in over our heads and about $70,000 in the hole. Student debt and having too much fun had caught up with us, and we were drowning. This is not unlike most people in their mid-twenties, and I for one had accepted that I would always carry debt and would never be able to afford any sort of down payment. Such is life. Until one day, it hit me: I want to grow up.

    Over

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  • These might actually be the best jobs in the world

    Have you ever dreamed just packing it all in and going and getting a fun job somewhere abroad?

    For some inspiration, FloridaTix has created a list of some of the more awesome jobs you can find elsewhere on the planet.

    From a dog surfing coach to lego sculptor, some of the most unlikely and unusual jobs, really do exist.

    RELATED: Tasmania's 'Chief Wombat Cuddler' is the job of your dreams

    RELATED: This Guy Quit His Job to Travel the World

    Could you have all the hidden qualities that would make an amazing roller coaster engineer, or one of the world’s leading ice-cream tasters?

    Check out the infographic – which includes the requirements and salary for each role – and dream about these enviable jobs.

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  • Janelle McGlothlin, Joanna McFarland and Carolyn Yashari Becher know firsthand the struggle involved with getting their kids to and from school and extracurricular activities.

    Between them they have eight children and it was a “constant” battle getting them to activities such as soccer, karate, tennis and dance.

    That’s when the three of them decided to create HopSkipDrive, a ride-hailing app similar to Uber but aimed to help ease some of that burden and hoped meet parents’ justifiably high safety expectations. 

    Uber does not provide rides to users under the age of 18, unless they are accompanied by an adult.

    “We knew that we were solving a problem that is a major pain-point for families on a daily basis,” Janelle McGlothlin, co-founder and CMO of HopSkipDrive, told Yahoo Finance Canada by email.

    “Every parent wants the best for their kids. They want to give them all the opportunities they deserve, but sometimes transportation is the hurdle.”

    The service launched in Los Angeles, Calif.

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  • “Save your country, eat three more pounds of cheese!”

    It’s a rallying cry every American needs to get behind if they want to consume the country’s surplus of the good stuff. 

    With America’s dairy industry expected to produce a record 212.4 billion pounds of milk this year – the most, ever – that overflow is funneling towards cheese makers who have clinched their own record: 1.19 billion pounds of cheese in commercial cold storage.

    Unfortunately, as attractive as guilt-free patriotic cheese munching sounds to our neighbours to the south, that surplus could spell trouble for Canada’s dairy farmers, says Sylvain Charlebois, dean of the faculty of management and professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University.

    The potential issues centre around something called diafiltered milk, a U.S. protein used as a stand-in for milk in cheese. On the one hand, the Canadian Border Services Agency classifies diafiltered milk as a protein ingredient, whereas the Canadian Food

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