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A Rogers Affair

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 30, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About a Rogers Lawsuit - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

Just when you thought you heard it all, a women is saying her marriage fell apart because her Rogers cellphone bill exposed her extramarital affair and guess what, she’s suing Rogers, Canada’s largest cellphone provider, because of it. Read the rest of this entry »

A Touch of Risk

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on June 29, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About A Touch of Risk - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

The next time you decide to walk into a casino or invest in the stock market, tell the women surrounding you, to keep their hands to themselves. A new study conducted by the University of Alberta found an association between touch and risk taking, all it takes is a tap on the shoulder from a woman to make an adult more likely to gamble, by going for riskier investments or trying to win big. Read the rest of this entry »

Toronto’s Buzzing

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Pets, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 28, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About a Trend in Beekeeping - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

Do you love the sweet taste of fresh honey? Well, you don’t have to go far to find it. Urban beekeeping is rapidly gaining popularity around the world, especially in Toronto and bee enthusiasts are rejoicing in it. The Canadian Opera Company is getting in on it, with its announcement of two hives situated on the roof of its Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts and The Royal York has already been producing its own honey for two years with plans of expanding its bee venture. Read the rest of this entry »

Well Done

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Pets, Religion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 27, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About Cooked Meat - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

Did you know that the barbecued meat you just ate could give you cancer? When meat is cooked at high temperatures (above 400F) it produces harmful carcinogens. This major change in molecules creates large quantities of creatine that combine with amino acids and form heterocyclic amines (HCAs) which bond to DNA and cause genetic mutations that can trigger cancer growth. Read the rest of this entry »

Hug a Tree

In Beauty, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 26, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About the Health Benefits of Trees - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

Trees have been around for millions of years, some of our oldest trees are 3,000 years old and still kicking. However, you may not be aware of all the benefits trees provide. In a year, a single tree can offset the carbon dioxide produced by a car driving 41,600 kilometers, how’s that for bragging rights. Read the rest of this entry »

Deli Meat Dilemma

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Religion, Writing (all kinds) on June 25, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About Deli Meats - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

Next time your thinking of piling on the deli meat, think twice and reach for some slow cooked roast beef. A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that red meat may not be that bad for us, as long as it hasn’t been smoked, cured or preserved in any way. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s With Munsch?

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on June 24, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About Robert Munsch - Photo Courtesy of Google Images


By Chris Temelkos

Popular children’s author, Robert Munsch may seem like a kid at heart but even he has some skeletons in his closet. With 30 million copies of his books sold worldwide, you would think Munsch is living the high life, but looks can be deceiving. Read the rest of this entry »

HARD AND ABLE 2010, JUNE 29TH BUDDIES IN BAD TIME THEATRE

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 23, 2010 at 9:57 PM

HARD AND ABLE 2010, JUNE 29TH BUDDIES IN BAD TIME THEATRE

with ASL interpretation !!

After our last year’s event was a SOLD OUT success, we’re back with the

“2nd annual Hard & Able: celebrating queer disability”
Read the rest of this entry »

Simply People Festival 2010

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 23, 2010 at 12:39 PM

Simply People – June 23, 2010

Cover Art of Do Not Know - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

I will be showcasing my book Do Not Know at this festival on July 20, 2010. Find out more by clicking the link above.

Cell Phone Hazard

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 23, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About The Hazards of Cell Phone Use - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

If your a frequent cell phone user, you might want to put your phone down, it could be hazardous to your health. A study, called Interphone studied cell phone use among 5,100 people diagnosed with brain cancer in 13 countries and found that those who spent half an hour a day on their cell phone for over 10 years had a higher risk of a rare and deadly brain cancer called glaucoma. Read the rest of this entry »

Grieving at the OSPCA

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Pets, Writing (all kinds) on June 22, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About a Mock Funeral - Photo Courtesy of the Toronto Star

By Chris Temelkos

Over 100 protesters, several dressed in black, were in tears, as a mock funeral was held for the 99 animals euthanized after a ringworm outbreak at the Newmarket shelter. Read the rest of this entry »

Problogger by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett: Book Review

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 21, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Does A Review of the Book Problogger - Photo Courtesy of Google Image

By Chris Temelkos

If your looking to delve into the world of professional blogging, Problogger by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett is your first step to becoming a successful blogger. This easy to read book will show you all the ins and outs of blogging, from creating a blog to making a profit from your blog and everything in between. Read the rest of this entry »

Overworked

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on June 20, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About Work and Health - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

If your putting extra hours in at work to impress your boss, you may want to think twice. A study published in the European Heart Journal found that, employees who regularly put in 11-12 hour days increase their risk of a heart attack by 60%, compared with those who work 7-8 hours. However, the hours themselves are not to blame, rather the stress and demands felt by putting those extra hours in. Read the rest of this entry »

Facebook Fad

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 19, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About the Potential Passing of Facebook - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

If your having second thoughts about using Facebook, you may be one of the many users leaving the popular social networking site for good. Facebook has faced a number of security issues, including a recent hole in chat functionality that allowed your friends to view your conversations, making frequent users more wary and adding to Facebook’s bad reputation for lack of concern. Read the rest of this entry »

Stop The Pain

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on June 18, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About Pain Sufferers - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

Do you suffer from moderate to severe pain? If so, you’ll be interested to hear that a pain awareness group is calling for a national strategy to address the problem, due to the crippling health and economic costs of pain. Read the rest of this entry »

Hamilton Croc

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Pets, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 17, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About Crocodiles - Photo Courtesy of the Globe and Mail

By Chris Temelkos

The last place you’d expect to find a crocodile was in Hamilton, Ontario, but expect the unexpected. On his usual nature outing to a local Hamilton Pond, Tom Badeau was startled when what he thought was a branch dipped into the water, upon uploading a photo of the so called branch and enlarging it, him and his wife discovered it was a crocodile. Read the rest of this entry »

Aboriginal Literature in Canadian Schools

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Sports, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 16, 2010 at 1:37 PM

Here is a listing from the Government of Canada on Aboriginal resources that can be used in education: http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/site.nsf/eng/ao31045.html.

Cougars at Risk

In Beauty, book reviews, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on June 16, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About the Peril of Cougars - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

By Chris Temelkos

Attention Cougars, a younger man may be bad for your longevity. A new study conducted by Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research surveyed close to two million Danish couples and found that a woman’s life expectancy decreases the more years there are between her and her husband, especially if the man is younger. Read the rest of this entry »

Biodiversity at Risk

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 15, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About Biodiversity - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

It looks like the world is not doing enough to save our biodiversity. 8 years ago, world leaders came together and pledged to reverse a large decline in biodiversity by 2010. However, a new report by the United Nations shows that losses keep adding up and conditions are getting worse. Read the rest of this entry »

Teeth Grinding Nightmare

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on June 14, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About Teeth Grinding - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

Do you ever wake up with a sore jaw? Perhaps, you are unconsciously grinding your teeth in your sleep. Bruxism, a movement characterized by grinding or clenching of the teeth, which usually happens while asleep, affects 20% of Canadians and can develop in childhood or adulthood. Read the rest of this entry »

Workplace Bullying

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on June 13, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About Workplace Bullying - Photo Courtesy of Dreasmtime.com

By Chris Temelkos

You may think you’re days of being bullied are behind you. Think again, bullying continues to plague us in the work place and women are the biggest culprits. A 2003 study, done by the Workplace Bullying & Trauma Institute indicates that 58% of bullies in the workplace are women and 87 per cent of the time, women bully other women. Read the rest of this entry »

CanWest Sold

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 12, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About CanWest Global - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

There may be drastic changes coming to CanWest papers. The Canadian company has accepted an offer from its creditors for $1.1 billion. President Paul Godfrey will remain head of the struggling company. Read the rest of this entry »

Dangerous Devices

In Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 11, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About the Danger of Handheld Devices - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

If you still have your cell phone in one hand and your steering wheel in the other, you will want to cut that old habit out, cold turkey. The handheld electronic device ban, which came into full force on February 1, 2010, has seen 4,397 drivers ticketed over the past three months. Read the rest of this entry »

Furry Fate

In Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Pets, Writing (all kinds) on June 10, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About Ringworm in Animals - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

A contagious ringworm outbreak in the OSPCA’s Newmarket shelter has forced two OSPCA veterinarians to sentence approximately 350 dogs, cats, rats and other small animals to death, over the next few weeks. The horrible news comes only days after a failed attempt to contain the fungal infection. Read the rest of this entry »

Afrofest and The World Cup

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 9, 2010 at 1:51 PM

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

A pre-Afrofest World Cup event. On June 11 the world’s eyes will be watching Africa’s first ever hosting of the FIFA World Cup. Join Quartier Latin and Music Africa in a musical celebration at the Opera House. Read the rest of this entry »

To Sin for a Job

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Writing (all kinds) on June 9, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About a New Trend Among Teachers - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

With the growing population of unemployed teachers, desperate times call for desperate measures even if it means committing a sin, such as lying to a priest to get a job with the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Read the rest of this entry »

A Bad Rap

In Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Pets, Writing (all kinds) on June 8, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About Pitbulls - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

The Pitbull ban has been in place across Ontario for five years, but New Democrat Cheri DiNovo says she will be submitting a private member’s bill to banish the breed ban. Read the rest of this entry »

The Walrus: Magazine Review

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on June 7, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About The Walrus - Photo Courtesy of The Walrusmagazine.com

By Chris Temelkos

The Walrus is a unique Canadian magazine that delivers readers with an eclectic mix of well written pieces. The vast Canadian content suits the Canadian reader’s curiosity regarding issues and interest pieces pertaining to Canada and the Canadian perspective. Read the rest of this entry »

Tea for the Soul

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Restaurant Reviews, Writing (all kinds) on June 6, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About Tea - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

Good news for all you tea drinkers out there. A recent study conducted by scientists at Tufts University in Massachusetts recruited 65 men and women with moderately high blood pressure, not on medication. Some were selected to drink hibiscus tea three times a day while others received a tea-flavored placebo. The results; after six weeks the hibiscus tea group saw a drop in systolic pressure compared to the placebo group, that saw no change, suggesting that the tea was somewhat effective. Read the rest of this entry »

Foxy Mischief

In Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Pets, Writing (all kinds) on June 5, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About Foxes - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

Foxes have taken up residence in a Bloor West Village neighborhood and residents want them out. The foxes have been causing mischief in the community, chasing cats, trotting up and down the street, basking in the backyards of residents and skinning squirrels to feed their kits. What concerns residents the most is that their den is across from a day care center. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the week of 7 to 11 June 2010‏

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 5, 2010 at 12:19 AM

CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the week of 7 to 11 June 2010

The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice. Read the rest of this entry »

Behind The Gumball 3000

In Beauty, Business, cars, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 4, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About Gumball 3000 - Photo Courtesy of Gumball 3000.com

By Chris Temelkos

The 12th annual Gumball 3000 kicked off on Thursday, May 7, 2010, in Yorkville. For those of you that don’t know, the international rally sees the very wealthy travel from city to city, showcasing their luxury rides and partying hard. This years event saw celebrities like Xzibit and Tony Hawk. The event garners much attention, but it isn’t always positive. Read the rest of this entry »

Friend or Foe

In Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on June 3, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About Friendship - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

Friendships have taken a hit in modern day, the good old days of a loyal friendship is long gone and been replaced with friendships of convenience. Not to sound cynical but, friends no longer have your back, no longer stick up for you when your not around to defend yourself and they only seem to need you when they want something. Read the rest of this entry »

Knowledge is Power

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 2, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About Knowledge - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

It is often said that knowledge is power. I have to agree with this statement, the more we know the more powerful our minds become, allowing us reach new heights and experience life through keen awareness. Whether we choose to read, pursue academics or question the world around us, we are improving ourselves. Read the rest of this entry »

The Career Switch

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 1, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Chris Temelkos Writes About Career Switching - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Chris Temelkos

Are you happy with the career direction you’ve taken? If you answered ‘No,’ then maybe it’s time for a career change. Whether you’re young or old, it’s never too late to make the switch. The sooner you make it, the happier you’ll be. We all learn from our mistakes, although it takes some of us longer than others to realize it. A wrong career choice is just another mistake, that can have a major impact on our life. To avoid the same mistake again, we must carefully analyze our future options. Read the rest of this entry »

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