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How To Keep Your Home Secure

According to Steve Kolobaric at Weiser , one of Canada’s most trusted lockset manufacturers, there are several security tips that everyone should be aware of this season as they take in the springtime temperatures. Weiser recommends homeowners and renters follow these tips to ensure their properties are safe and secure as everyone breaks out of winter hibernation. Spring cleaning - If you’re tossing out boxes or packaging from items that you bought throughout the year, be sure to properly cut, stack and tie the cardboard together when you put it by the curb for recycling. Plopping the boxes for your 72” TV, Playstation and MacBook out in front of your house gives would-be burglars some tips on what they can find inside.  Check for damage - Take some time to inspect your house and property once the snow and ice has melted. Check your windows and make sure they still lock properly, replace any burned out outdoor light bulbs and see if an

What's In Your Rug - Spring Cleaning Edition

Ahdoot Oriental Rugs  has created an infographic showing what could be lurking in your rug after these past winter months titled, “What’s In Your Rug: Spring Cleaning Edition.

Miss Nina & The Jumping Jacks

Miss Nina & The Jumping Jacks Every Day's Your Birthday   Packaroonus Records   6 May 2016 Why Wait 365 Days? ...   ' EVERY DAY'S YOUR BIRTHDAY ' NEW ALBUM BY MISS NINA & THE JUMPING JACKS SET FOR MAY RELEASE "Every so often an album comes along that I unequivocally love ... Think of the very best of Sesame Street-style ditties and add a little edge." --  Babyology   "Wall to wall talent and fun." -- Parents' Choice ®  Silver Honor Award review of Miss Nina's  Sha Doo Be Doop MAPLEWOOD, NJ  -- Sporting two  Parents Choice® Awards  in her hip pocket, beloved children's musician and YouTube favorite  Nina Stone (a.k.a.  Miss Nina ) is thrilled to announce the  May 6  release of her third album for kids and families -- and the first album  Miss Nina  has made with her band,  The Jumping Jacks  --  Every Day's Your Birthday . Every Day's Your Birthday   can credit its own nativity to the concept that no matter what day

Diana Panton - I Believe In The Little Things

Diana Panton I Believe in Little Things   Little Things   18 March 2016 DIANA PANTON 2015 JUNO WINNER FOR BEST VOCAL JAZZ RECORDING PRESENTS HER DEBUT FAMILY ALBUM ' I BELIEVE IN LITTLE THINGS '     "Diana Panton has a magical quality.  Her voice and singing are charming and romantic, yet never too sweet, and she sometimes sounds divine." -- Shouji Ichikawa,  CD Journal  (Japan) "As an interpreter of beautiful jazz standards, Panton carves her own path -- and that's not something just any singer can do.  In a word:  lovely." -- Tim Tamashiro,  CBC Music    (Canada) HAMILTON, ONTARIO  -- As winner of the  2015 JUNO Award for Best Vocal Jazz Recording  for her album,  RED , along with a multitude of other accolades,  Diana Panton  is accustomed to the praise that comes with being recognized as one of Canada's leading jazz vocalists.  With her first album for children and families,  I Believe in Little Things ,  Diana Panton  is ready to bring

Accept Me - Philanthropic fashion and accessories brand

Accept Me ,  a brand new philanthropic fashion and accessories brand  that supports breaking the barriers of social marginalization through awareness and education.  Accept Me  has just launched their clothing and accessories line in the United States and Canada.   Offering selections in men's, women's and children's apparel,  Accept Me  donates a portion of all proceeds to   Bullying Ends Here   and the   Boys ClubNetwork . Accept Me  has also donated clothing to Syrian refugees who entered Vancouver this past month. KIM RADONS - FOUNDER & CEO OF ACCEPT ME Kim Radons is the Founder and Creative Director of Accept Me™, a philanthropic clothing line that aims to break down social barriers and shift mindsets one t-shirt at a time.  A humanitarian with an eye for design, Kim creates beautiful clothing and accessories to support important social causes. Since founding Accept Me in 2014, Kim's commitment to fostering positive growth in th

10 things you must see and do at the country’s largest flower festival

Get Inspired at Canada Blooms  Up your game in the garden at Canada’s biggest and best celebration of flowers and gardening, opening for its 20 th  season today at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto. With unique events, beautiful exhibits and a series of seminars covering everything from raised bed gardens to useful critters you want living among your plants spread over 10 days heading into spring, Canada Blooms is the country’s preeminent festival of horticulture. “The inspiration from the gardens and exhibits at Canada Blooms is unparalleled,” says Terry Caddo, General Manager of Canada Blooms. “It may have been a mild winter by recent standards, but it was winter nonetheless and Canadians are itching to get back outdoors and enjoy their vibrant gardens.” To get the most out of your visit to Canada Blooms, Terry suggests the following 10 “must-see” installations at this year’s show. 1.        Toronto Flower Show.  Hosted by the Toronto Flower Club,

Healthy Easter Shakes To Get You Hopping!

Nutrition for Every Life Whatever your nutrition, health, or performance goals, there’s a Vega product made for you.   As Easter approaches you can bet that there is processed foods and chocolate all over the menu, not exactly helpful with the whole clean living goal. So to combat the unhealthy options that are sure to come your way I have scoured the internet for some awesome Easter shakes that can include Vega Protein & Greens Powder to keep you on track, while also making your taste buds do a little happy dance.   First up we have this fantastic Spring Swirl shake brought to you by Healthy Happy Life .  Next up we have a Creamy Chocolate Breakfast Shake created by The Minimalist Baker . And here we have a delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie found on Myrecipes.com . And last but certainly not least we have this Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie found on Greatist.com . All you have to do is add a delicious scoop of Vega Protein &

How Do You Explain Loss Of A Sibling?

According to a recent Save the Children report, one million newborns around the world die each year on their first day of life. In regards to this statistic, millions of families have experienced the pain of losing their child and sometimes are in the middle of explaining to their other children what happened to their younger sibling. Kay Moorby, an emerging author and mother, decided to write “ The Little Star” after a family friend had lost their child. In “The Little Star,” families will follow the life of the “Stars” who live under the sea and have a very sick little star. Along with the beautiful illustrations, Moorby offers discussion questions and advice throughout the book that all families can benefit from. The Star family is overjoyed when their newest Little Star is born. Everyone in the rock pool celebrates, but their excitement is soon taken away when the Little Star becomes very ill and dies. How will the Star family cope with this tragic loss? How will the othe

The Big Short

“Brilliant.” —   A.O. Scott,  New York Times “Fascinating and funny.  It’s a triumph.” —   Joe Morgenstern,  Wall Street Journal ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NOMINATED FOR FIVE ACADEMY AWARDS ® INCLUDING BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTOR AND BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CHRISTIAN BALE, STEVE CARELL, RYAN GOSLING AND BRAD PITT STAR IN THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUE STORY   THE BIG SHORT Based on the Best-Selling Book from the Author of  The Blind Side  and  Moneyball ,  Critically Acclaimed Hit Debuts on Blu-ray ™  Combo Pack March 15, 2016              HOLLYWOOD, Calif.   – “One of the most absorbing and entertaining films of the year” (Mara Reinstein,  Us Weekly ), director Adam McKay’s “witty, smart, sharp and funny” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) masterpiece  THE BIG SHORT  arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand March 15, 2016 from Par