Lifestyles

Share This: Social Media Scams Grow

(NC) -- Fraud artists can be ruthless when it comes to devising new ways to rip people off and it appears social media and networking sites are the latest crime scenes. Anything and everything is up for grabs and no one is immune from these devious fraudsters. March is Fraud Prevention Month and government and law enforcement agencies across Canada are reminding Canadians to be on the looko ....

Keep a pet-safe yard this spring

The yard can be a wonderland for your pet, full of interesting smells, grass to roll in, bugs to chase and shady spots for naps. But if you use fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals, it can be a potentially dangerous place pets too. Dr. Simon Starkey, a veterinarian with PetSmart Canada, gives us some important aspects to keep in mind for a safer outdoor adventure: Pesticides ....

Take your family outside to explore the winter wonderland

(NC) -- Winter brings a unique opportunity for parents and children to learn about and enjoy the great outdoors. In addition to fresh air and opportunities for exercise, Canada's beautiful landscapes deliver a tremendous opportunity for a hands-on, environmental education for the entire family. Here are some fun-filled ways to connect to the natural environment: • Have a winter picnic – ....

Anglican Church initiatives make a difference globally

(NC) -- Some of the lesser known relief organizations are also doing exceptional, life-saving work. For example, the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is the Anglican Church of Canada's official relief and development agency. With the support of Anglican parishes and dioceses across Canada, PWRDF makes financial and human resources available to support partners' initiatives ....

Parenting expert provides top tips for family TV viewing

(NC) -- A leading expert is encouraging parents to engage more proactively with their kids when watching TV, suggesting turning TV time into family time will help kids get more out of their viewing experience. The advice follows the recent launch of Kids Zone, a go-to hub for premium children's TV and movies. Available exclusively for Rogers customers at home and on the go, families can now ....

Host an all-girls Valentine bash

(NC) -- Single girls are never shy with the idea of letting their hair down, so when Valentine's Day falls on a Friday, like this year, it spells nothing but party time to celebrate one another. Invite your single gal-pals — plus any girlfriends who need a night out — to your place, and expect these ladies to bring a lot of laughter and a whole lot of fun. “Good friendships me ....

Relationships: Let Cupid spark love, family style

(NC) -- Your children are still small so it's not surprising that you find yourself home-bound on the most romantic Friday night of the year. But a Valentine's Day can be a great opportunity to fill the home with love. Everyone decorates, wears red, shares the food they love, and selects — or makes — a special Valentine card for each member of the family. Older children and teens may als ....

Personal Finance: How to beer-proof your budget

(NC) -- It may be that time of year for green beer and cheer, but beware, money and alcohol don't mix. That online shopping spree with a glass of wine or suds in hand may have seemed like a great idea at the time, but now, along with the credit card statement, often comes buyer's remorse. Mixing shopping and alcohol can lead to blown budgets, credit card abuse, and even identity theft. ....

Sport Safety: Put more bite into injury prevention

(NC) — The use of mouthguards in all high-risk sports has been proven to reduce the risk of orofacial injury. In fact, the chances of injury are 1.5 to 2 times greater when a mouthguard is not worn during athletic activity. Mouthguards are also a cost-effective investment in protection. The estimated cost to treat a lost front tooth over a lifetime can range from $5,000 to $10,000, yet th ....

Florida: High School senior suspended for appearing in gay porn

“Noel”, an 18-year-old high school senior who attends Cocoa High School in Brevard County, Florida has been suspended for causing a disturbance at the school. What did the high school student do? According to Gawker on Jan. 20, Noel was suspended after the school learned that he starred in a gay porn video.

After word got out about the porn video, classmates bullied Noel and as a result ....

Ottawa: The Secret Behind Nick Vandergragt

In the heart of the ByWard Market, radio personality Nick Vandergragt is shaking his head in disbelief about yet a new senate scandal.

His arms are moving frantically and he is jerking from left to right as he expresses his discontent about Justin Trudeau’s office and Rob Ford’s recall. While checking the score of the Maple’s Leafs game on his laptop, he engages his listeners George a ....

To get exacting personal insurance, go for broke

(NC) -- For the thorough protection of possessions like your home, vehicle, cottage, and valuables, the expertise of an insurance broker brings you many advantages, say observers in this field. Though it might be appealing to use comparison websites to seek the cheapest coverage, you might want to consider how purchasing insurance online compares with having a broker in your corner. Here are ....

Pets need dental care

(NC) -- If you're a responsible pet owner, there are certain regular trips to the veterinarian's office that you see as essential – heartworm pills, vaccinations, etc. You may not, however, have considered your dog or cat's teeth. Dental health for pets may be lesser-known, but it's an important part of veterinary care. It's also something pet owners are increasingly recognizing as a nece ....

The Difficulty of Aiming to be Human in a Money-Centred Civilization


In our current society, persons are being socialized to use their success at securing financial gain, to measure how effective their efforts have been.  However, it is important for each of us to be aware that our humanness is a cosmic-endowed gift, which came along to us from the source of our sentience roots.
Normal humans have therefore become intuitively aware that there i ....

Holiday Fashion: Go for the Baroque look to glitter like gold

(NC) – Fashion, romance and drama are in the air this holiday season. From cocktail dresses to accessories, true style is all about drama. Classic black is still the go-to choice for special occasions, but this year be sure to add elegance with gold accents and fashion jewellery that makes a statement, especially bold brooches and pieces featuring coloured gems. Play with metallic embelli ....

Make your baby's first holidays memorable

(NC) – Babies grow up so fast and that's why new parents want to make the first holiday season so magical. But exactly how do we find the time? “New parents are time crunched and often exhausted,” says Tracy Culleton at Sears. “They want to create and capture those special moments but adding the other stresses of the season, it's really hard. That's why we created this special place ....

Kiss your kiss-less moments goodbye

(NC) -- Picture this. It's your 10-year anniversary and you come home to your loved one holding roses. Romantic, isn't it? Imagine this scenario without a kiss or caress. Why must you say goodbye to romance? Three words: cold sore outbreak. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) and are spread from person to person through close personal contact, such as kissing. On average, ....

Canadian seniors: How to stay active and free from flu

(NC) -- Walking outside to keep bones and muscles strong is the main form of regular exercise for many seniors. So what can people over 65 years do to stay active and healthy during our long Canadian winters? Read on. Heading into winter, seniors can take ownership of their health by getting a seasonal flu shot, eating a balanced diet and getting plenty of exercise for their body and mind t ....