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Funny ( weird) Facts About Love and Halloween

Back in the day -whenever that was-  Scottish girls believed they could see images of their future  husband, if they hung wet sheets in front of the fire on Halloween. Still other girls believed they would see their boyfriends faces,

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The Ancient Tradition of Trick or Treat, eh?

Trick-or -Treating evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to placate spirits  at Samhain, a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic calendar year.  by the way…Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween. The

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A Brief History of the Jack O’Lantern – oooooo….scary!

According to Irish legend, Jack O’Lanterns are named after a stingy man named Jack who, because he tricked the devil several times, was forbidden entrance into both heaven and hell. He was condemned to wander the Earth, waving his lantern

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How to Make the Perfect Pancakes, According to Science

According to the American Chemical Society, apparently it’s all about the buttermilk (an acid) and baking soda ( a base), which combines to form carbon-dioxide bubbles – those fluffy air pockets that make pancakes so delicious and fun to eat. 

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New Independent Report: Rise of Automated Vehicles Spells Doom for Taxis, Buses in next 15 years

According to research by the Goldman Sachs Group, less than 10 per cent of travel in North America is taken in non-personally owned vehicles. However, report author Bern Grush – a systems engineer and futurist – says that by 2030,

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Your Birth Date Can Reveal Whether You Need More Adventure

Born between March and August?  Then you’re likely a bit of a thrill-seeker, says Swedish researcher Jayanti Chotai.  The  study of 4,000 people also reveals that those born between September and February prefer familiar places and activities.  WHY?  Because, cold-weather

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Rock ‘n Roll Pioneer- Antoine ‘Fats’Domino – February 26,1928 – October 24, 2017

We’ve lost one of the true greats, one of the cornerstones of rock ‘n roll. Fats Domino has died at age 89.  He was born Antoine Domino in New Orleans, into a musical family. He started playing piano at age

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The Secret to Work Happiness and Success

The secret to work happiness and success:  Just be yourself! While it’s good advice in almost any situation, it’s especially important when it comes to your job. Researchers found that employees who let their true colours shine in the work

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Canada Post Celebrates the Legacy of the Toronto Maple Leafs by releasing fabric stamp to mark their 100th Anniversary

For the first time ever, Canada Post has adhered a miniature fabric crest to a stamp – to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Toronto Maple Leafs, one of the most storied teams in the National Hockey League. The commemorative

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Rare Balvenie 50-Year-Old Scotch Whisky to be Released in Calgary, Alberta

On the rare occasions that Scotch whisky is left in cask to mature for 50 years, there is no guarantee it will turn out to be a great Single Malt. Monitored closely by The Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart over

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The 2017 Orionid Meteor Shower

The Orionid meteor shower is 1 of 2 meteor showers created by debris from  Halley’s Comet . There is another  in May. It’s  the second meteor shower created by debris left by  Halley’s Comet. Halley’s Comet takes around 76 years

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Happy Diwali – 2017!

Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali starts today. It is the biggest holiday in India and lasts for 5 days. Popular celebrations include feasting, lighting millions of lamps, setting off fireworks and shopping for new clothes and presents.

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Billy Bishop Airport Ranked One of the World’s Best Airports in Condé Nast Traveler 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards – Again!

For the second consecutive year, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Billy Bishop Airport) has been named one of the best airports in the world in the Condé Nast Traveler 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards, the premier international travel industry awards voted on

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A Daily Serving of 5 Prunes Helps Slow Bone Loss and Lowers the Risk of Osteoporosis

Scientific research has found that simply eating a serving of five prunes a day may help slow and prevent bone loss. In April 2017, a comprehensive review of 24 studies on prunes and bone health was published in Nutrients.The author found

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Gord Downie 1964-2017- A Truly Remarkable Canadian

Last night, Canada lost one its true leaders.  Not a government, military  or corporate officer, rather an everyday person who had the amazing knack to bring us closer -mostly through music with his amazing band- The Tragically  Hip. Gord Downie

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