2:53 am - Wednesday December 2, 2020

Bruno Mars To Play Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show: It’s Official

It’s official: Bruno Mars will play the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show on Feb. 2, 2014. Reports of the “Locked Out Of Heaven” singer’s booking started circulating when the Los Angeles Times broke the news Friday, and were confirmed throughout the weekend. Mars himself... read more »

Dave Boling: Seahawks defense earns another chance to achieve ‘limitless’ g...

The Seahawks defense has been a statistical marvel, leading the NFL in most of the important categories, already establishing itself as one of the best in recent seasons. But it’s all different come January, when the stage is bigger, lights are brighter, and such displays of excellence can lead... read more »

Australia wins seat on UN Security Council

AUSTRALIA has scored a surprising and emphatic win in its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, coming well ahead of its opponents Luxembourg and Finland with 140 of a possible 193 votes. “Let me just say to you, it is always good to see Australia win,” said Foreign... read more »

Treasurer Wayne Swan claims credit for the Reserve Banks latest interest ra...

WAYNE Swan is claiming – no, demanding – credit for the Reserve Bank’s latest interest rate cut. In quivering fear of being lashed yet again by the Treasurer’s tongue, I’m more than willing to accede. Take it Wayne, take all the credit for: THE resources boom coming... read more »

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Tom and Gisele Have a “Perfect Sunday” in Boston

A little snow didn’t stop Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady from enjoying Boston with a large group of friends on Sunday. The couple bundled up against the elements, with Gisele sporting a chic coat and Tom wearing his signature massive beanie, as they walked hand... read more »

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Easy ways to lift your net profile

HAVING a website is good – but using it properly is better. A strong brand and compelling content will attract users, but business owners need to seize social media to promote their brand on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus accounts. It won’t... read more »

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What’s new in the world of travel

FROM the revamp of a Bali hotel to a TV chef on Lord Howe Island and big cat conservation tour, here’s our weekly wrap-up of what’s new in travel. Howe’s cooking TELEVISION chef Peter Kuruvita is hosting a cooking masterclass at Lord Howe Island,... read more »

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9 China hotels with ridiculously good views

Some hotels are there to let you get some shut-eye; others aim to keep your eyes busy day and night. Here are nine of the latter in China where a snapshot from the windows could be the best souvenir for your trip. The list is in no particular order. 1. St. Regis Lhasa... read more »

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Discovering ABBA in Stockholm

“ABBA made the best music there ever was, and I discovered them because as a little boy I had dental braces,” says Micke Bayart, ultra-fan and author of the book ABBA by Micke. “On one of the trips home from the dentist, I passed a record store and... read more »

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Upcoming events and festivals

A WHALE festival, a great country affair with rodeo and bush brekkies, an Italian fiesta and more – it’s time to get your festival groove on. The Darwin Fridge Festival When: Until October 28 Where: Various venues around Darwin, NT Perhaps the coolest... read more »

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Track across the Outback on The Ghan

WITH its towering, 70m-high rock faces bordering 13 gorges and ancient Aboriginal rock art, it is easy to understand why Katherine Gorge attracts 250,000 visitors a year. For many, the journey to the gorge starts on one of the world’s most iconic trains –... read more »

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Toronto Star Travel at 45: the world at your feet

Our first ever dedicated Travel section was just over 2,300 weeks ago. Ten pages it was, with a front-page focus on Bermuda. Some things haven’t changed since then. We’re still bringing you the best and biggest travel section in Canada and one of the top sections... read more »

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Why Romney is gaining ground with Latinos in Florida

Editor’s note: Ruben Navarrette is a CNN contributor and a nationally syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group. Follow him on Twitter: @rubennavarrette. Read this article in... read more »

Dems’ national security advantage at risk

Editor’s note: Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. He is the author of “Jimmy... read more »

Australian soldier killed on Afghan mission

A 24-year-old Australian special forces soldier has been killed by an improvised explosive device during a mission to target insurgents in southern... read more »

Etihad Stadium to launch smartphone app for spectators ...

SPORTS fans may never have to leave their seats to buy a beer or pie again. In a win for spectators not willing to miss a second of the action, Etihad Stadium... read more »

Meet the Pilgramers who say they have created a religou...

IF social media is the new religion, then hallowed be thy meme. Plenty of us are now spending long periods on Facebook, Twitter and other networking websites... read more »

Food

Jury out on organic food

THE debate over whether organic food is better for our health keeps raging on as the conclusion of four decades of studies seems far from clear. The controversy was back in the news last month when... read more »

How to handle the aftermath of infidelity

DAVID and Gwen perched at opposite ends of the couch the first time they came to my office. As soon as they sat down, David started talking about... read more »

What is the best time of day to run?

Will running in the morning provide any extra benefits compared to training at any other time of day? Blackmores’ Online Personal Trainer and Weight Loss... read more »

Dr Michael Gelb shares his tips for a healthy mind

MENS sana in corpore sano” is a Latin phrase coined 2500 years ago by Socratic priests. But its meaning (a sound mind in a healthy body) is just as... read more »

Fancy hot dogs are coming to Toronto in a big way

Pizza Hut will be stuffing its crusts with wieners for the next six weeks and just last Tuesday this city’s latest stab at a gourmet hot dog joint opened on... read more »

Real Estate

Beware the building cost of carbon tax

THE introduction of the carbon tax on July 1 has received much attention, with most commentators acknowledging that it will have far-reaching implications. Despite this, Master Builders has been... read more »

Risks of renovating

EVEN the most careful renovations can devalue your home, so how far should you go to improve your house for sale? Real estate expert Andrew Winter... read more »

BANKS’ failure to pass on full interest rate cuts...

Research by global ratings agency Moody’s reveals that mortgage customers are increasingly defaulting on their payments – albeit at low official... read more »

Loblaw cuts 700 Toronto head office jobs

The decision by Loblaw Companies Limited to chop 700 jobs from the payroll in administration and at head office in Brampton on Tuesday was met with mixed... read more »

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart—the Best of Their ...

Did anyone really think Robsten wouldn’t survive a little cheating scandal? Of course not. Since word of their much-anticipated reconciliation broke this... read more »

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New lows for coal prices – Whitehaven

WHITEHAVEN Coal chairman Mark Vaile says there is little sign of a market rebound in coal prices, but demand from China is expected to pick up in early 2013. Mr Vaile told shareholders at... read more »

Year in Review: The Best of Girls’ Generation in 2...

At first glance, 2013 appeared to be a quiet year for Girls’ Generation, with few promotions as a group in Korea after “I Got A Boy”. A closer... read more »

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Cheap weddings for older couples but guests are still paying the price

WEDDINGS might be getting cheaper these days, but only for the bride and groom Loved up Aussies are heading down the aisle later than ever and most are paying $35 000 for the... read more »

My ex-husband committed suicide

KATIE Paul didn’t expect her new partner to stick around in the aftermath of her ex-husband’s suicide. But he did, and they learnt to make every day together count. Nothing... read more »

Can the world keep its promises on schools?

The millennium pledge made by international leaders that all children would have a primary education by 2015 is going to be “missed by a large margin”. That’s the stark... read more »

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How to exercise in the fresh air while protecting your skin from the sun

A WORKOUT in the fresh air is a boon for your health. Not only will it boost your fitness and body image, but benefit your mental wellbeing too. A recent survey of body+soul readers by... read more »

Meet Bianca Rinehart, who loves to blow stuff up

MEET Bianca Hope Rinehart, the daughter of the world’s richest woman. Despite being famously media shy, Rinehart has posed in designer gowns for the December issue of Vogue Australia (out... read more »

Breast cancer survivors bare it all

For women facing breast cancer, there is nothing like talking with those who have walked the path before them. On Wednesday, that sharing will be taken to a new level. After medical... read more »

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Misogyny fight in Australia sparks a change in dictionary definition

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA—Australia’s prime minister did not define “misogyny” wrong in a blistering attack on a male rival — the dictionary did. Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s fiery... read more »

Lance Armstrong dumped by Nike, his biggest corporate supporter, ...

Nike, the biggest corporate supporter of Lance Armstrong, has terminated its endorsement deal with the embattled cyclist following last week’s damning report by the U.S. anti-doping... read more »

Lawless execution of Gadhafi, followers pinned on militias

Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi lived like an emperor, but died like a hunted animal. On Wednesday, Human Rights Watch released a detailed report showing vivid evidence of Gadhafi’s... read more »