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Archive for August 2010

Back to School Part III

Going Back to School? This ends the three-part series in going back to school for students of all ages. If you have not checked out Part I and Part II – you can find them on this magazine. Here are the tips for Part III: Make sure you sleep! It is extremely important to sleep and rest while you are in school. This will help to keep your stress level […]

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Back to School – Part II

Getting ready to go back to school? Here are some tips to help you out on your new journey: Food can be a big expensive while you are studying. There is a program called Foodshare that will allow you to get fruits and vegetables for as low as $12.00 CDN for an individual. This is a great way to keep healthy and stave off the extra pounds from the sedentary […]

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Back to School – Part 1

What an exciting time it is for many people of all ages all over the world as they return to school for September. Being a teacher and student myself, here are some tips on how you can make your new learning experience, or continued learning experience its best: Get to know your professors: this is something that one of my former students told me about while he was my student […]

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Car Conference

By Dennis DesRosiers Dennis DesRosiers – August 28, 2010 Once in a while, a really good idea comes along and this is one of them. One of the forgotten elements or at least little talked about or understood elements of the restructuring of the automotive sector in Canada is the new car dealer. The average dealer in Canada has upwards of $8 million in debt tied to the survival of […]

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Psychics

I have done some research into various psychic companies, and here are my findings. In general, if you are into alternative spirituality paths – the best thing to do is to seek your guidance from within. There are websites such as http://www.facade.com that can help you to find your own answers for absolutely free. They have a number of tools you can use on that site, such as Tarot, Runes, […]

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Decade in Review – Part 44 – WD Store Counts – 2000 to 2009

By Dennis DesRosiers Dennis DesRosiers – August 26, 2010 Attached are store counts for the major WD/Buying Groups in Canada for 2000 to 2009. Warehouse Distributors/Buying Groups for those not knowledgeable about the aftermarket are the companies that own massive warehouses that distribute aftermarket parts to thousands of wholesalers across Canada ( if in the US they would be called Jobbers and are often called Jobbers north of the border […]

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Childhood Memories

Written by: Jennifer Winters The movie “Field of Dreams” said it perfectly, “if you build it, it will come” a line that can be used for almost anything. I had grown up with a computer engineer as a father and a busybody great cook as a mother, having sports in that mix was in the interesting mix. Usually, it is the parents that put the kids into sports, but for […]

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Reunited

Written by: Jennifer Winters Do you ever wonder where your friends from the past are now? Friends do come and go throughout the years, and it is natural to go different directions during your life. There are those that do stay around, and then there or those who move away and hope to see again but you just never know. I have always had a hard time keeping friends and […]

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ID Please!

Written By: Jennifer Winters Driving, drinking, gambling is only a few examples of when one would require government photo identification. If you do not do any of these outings, it would seem pointless to have ID with you. In Ontario a health card is not sufficient enough for proof of who you are, even to open up a movie account to rent movies you need two pieces of ID. I […]

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Inked!

Written by: Jennifer Winters It seems that wearing the latest fashion, or keeping up the styling hairdo, it is tattoos that have made the list of things “you must have”. The only difference is tattoos don’t come off, so make sure it is what you really want. I started getting inked back in 2006, and it far formed a fashion statement or a cry for help. I knew my fairly […]

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Shoes, glorious shoes! (Originally Published on Neatfreak Blog)

By Clare Kumar Yes, shoes are glorious, but more often than not, storing them can cause less than glamorous feelings. If you’re feeling footwear frustration, you’re not alone. I often get questions about how and where to store shoes, and especially now we’re in winter, beautiful boots. Here are some tips to get your shoes in order. Read through and keep in mind your personal habits to determine which options […]

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Avoiding Moving Madness – 5 Tips to Address the Stress (Originally Published on Neatfreak Blog)

By Clare Kumar Moving is known to be one of the most chaotic and stressful events you can go through. Studies show up to 25 percent of people move each year. If this year it’s on your agenda, read on for tips on minimizing the anxiety related to a move. 1. Build your master move checklist There will be a multitude of things to do whether you are moving around […]

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WHY HOME STAGE WITH A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER? (from Streamlife Newsletter – April 2010)

By Clare Kumar Preparing for and living through a move is one of the most stressful things one can do. The benefits of staging a home to sell are now almost universally understood. If you want to maximize the sale price of your home and the speed in which it sells, staging is critical. Staging involves three steps: 1. The consultation – guidance on what is required to present the […]

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An Organized Office is a Productive Office (Originally Published in Neatfreak Blog)

By Clare Kumar Investing time in getting organized may sound like the last thing you need to add to your “to do” list. However, just as you can spend money to make money, did you know you can spend the time to make time? And who doesn’t need more of that? Simply answer the following questions to organize your office space and boost your productivity: 1. What exactly do you […]

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Organizing Dad’s Closet – Part One – 5 Key Storage Strategies (originally published at www.neatfreak.com/blog)

By Clare Kumar Although most men don’t seem to be concerned about the state of their closets (yes, I know there are exceptions!), almost all men appreciate order in the house. Here’s some advice on how best to manage a guy’s stuff – in two parts. The first installment explores key strategies for storing dad’s duds. The second will take you through a guys garb item by item and provide […]

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Highway of Heroes Unveiled by TPS

Hotmail Active View FNS Youth To Unveil Highway of Heroes Mural August 12, 2010, 11am-Coroner’s Office, Toronto Play video 00:02:26 Added on 09/08/2010 92 views Toronto Police Service News Release Media advisory, Thursday, August 12, 2010, 11 a.m., Coroner’s Building laneway, 25 Grenville Street Highway of Heroes Mural Unveiling Wednesday, August 12, 2009 – 5:00 AM Public Information 416-808-7100 On Thursday, August 12, 2010, at 11 a.m., in the laneway […]

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Automatic Headache: When Dealing with Phone Companies

Written by: Jennifer Winters I can see the attraction of the Amish lifestyle, where there is no electricity and telephone communication is rarely used on a daily basis. Although the simple life may not always be simple, I am sure they never have to deal with phone companies and try to not yell at the poor soul on the other side. Telephone service providers are like Politicians; they say they […]

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If it doesn’t fit… DON’T WEAR IT!

Written by: Jennifer Winters As summer is here fewer clothes are being worn in public. I am all about “feeling comfortable in your own skin” however I do not need to see everyone’s bits hanging out? Yes, it is hot, but there are clothes that are suitable to wear when the weather is hot. I am the last person to know anything in fashion as I feel like I should […]

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Something to Write About!

Written by: Jennifer Winters Writing can truly be the essence of a new beginning for people. A reality of seeing the words you write is usually the truth of how you feel. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but for all of those words that you write that is the source of your feelings. It is never too late to journal when it is hard for people to […]

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It’s Right Around the Corner. Is it?

Written by: Jennifer Winters How well do you know your own town? If you have lived in the same place for your whole life, it would seem like second nature to give someone directions. There are some that just can’t give directions to save their life. Toronto being the tourist site to be during the summer time it is normal for people all around the world to come down here. […]

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The Theory of Daddy’s Girl

Women who are prostitutes, politicians, businesswomen & beauticians all have one thing in common. They are all “Daddy’s Girls.” The book The Theory of Daddy’s Girl presents an obscure but simple formula for raising successful women. The Theory of Daddy’s Girl features Myia J and several other writers, including leading experts such as Ken Canfield of Pepperdine University’s Center for the Family and media artist Karen Taylor-Good, a Grammy-nominee. A […]

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I Can’t Hear You.

Written by: Jennifer Winters Sirens, shattered glass, and babies crying are all sounds that a deaf person is unlikely to ever hear. Unfortunately in today’s society ignorant people still exist and fail to acknowledge that people who are deaf are no different than anyone else. Gratefully, there is a Deaf community that is simply a group of people that share and express their concerns, language, and experience. A personal interest […]

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Walking to Dreams

Written by Jennifer Winters As a child, I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I always went with what everyone else said: A firefighter, a policewoman, a doctor. When really none of these things did I ever inspire to be. At a young age do you really know what you want to do or who you want to be? Dreams are like clouds, they […]

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Would You Like Fries With That?

Written by: Jennifer Winters Since when did retail get into the same category as fast food joints? No one really wants to get hassled when walking into a store, do they? YES, the economy is a little rough right now and businesses are suffering from it. That does not give them the right to push and push customers into a sale. This should give employees more reason to respect customers […]

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“Put that thing back where it came from or so help me”

Written by: Jennifer Winters There is a difference between being a messy person and a dirty person. A dirty person leaves food, muddy clothes, doesn’t flush the toilet etc… Rather than a messy person who just doesn’t put things back where it is supposed to go in the first place. When a messy person does these things they begin to have piles and piles of crap. Which then starts to […]

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CARN 98.7 FM is on the Air – Listen Now to the test broadcast!

Toronto, ON, Canada: After many unforeseen delays and obstacles, CARN Radio is proud to announce that it commenced the testing its 98.7 FM frequency on Monday, May 31st, 2010 at 10am EST. CARN is aimed at serving Toronto’s vibrant Black and Caribbean population in the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding communities. Tune in now to listen – 98.7FM!!!! “This is a great day for our community,” says Fitzroy Gordon, President […]

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