Best Blog - Rolling Around in My Head



Ceiling Hockey


We have a balloon on our ceiling. Careless housekeeping, you might ask. But no. it's not that. It's a puck in our version of hockey here at our place.

You see we bought a couple of balloons over a month ago at the dollar store and amazingly one still has 'float' power. It got free of it's stick this weekend and headed straight for the ceiling. The girls looked at it and puzzled and puzzled and puzzled, but before their puzzler got sore, they ran to the scooter and picked up my reacher.

For those that don't know, reachers are often sold in the disability section of a pharmacy. They are made for us disabled folk to be able to pick up things we've dropped to the floor or things that are a wee bit too high to reach.

But in the hands of two little girls, they are much more than that. They are balloon hockey sticks. The balloon has been batted from one part of the ceiling to another, it's been pulled down own to make it's escape again. Right now it's in such a position that you can only reach it, if you are 5 or 8, from standing on the chair that's on elephant feet (furniture risers to the uninformed) to get it.

Sheesh, if they marketed this stuff right, disability products could outsell ToyRUs, but I guess only if they came with wicked imaginations.

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Posted on 29 March 2015 | 11:00 am

Literature and Culture Blog - Perogies and Gyoza



The Cat at the Wall

The Cat at the Wall

Written by: Deborah Ellis

Published by: Groundwood Books

Published on: August 11, 2014

Ages: 10+












Clare is a regular girl at a regular school in Pennsylvania, but with a mean streak. Clare is also a cat in the West Bank of the Middle East, who finds a boy hiding from Israeli soldiers. How Clare became a cat and what Clare the cat decides to do about the boy are just two of the mysteries told in this middle grade novel.

Ellis has impecable nonfiction credentials (Looks Like Daylight, Kids of Kabul) and she combines her extensive knowledge of the Israeli-Palestine situation to illuminate an important theme- that we all have choices and we can improve or worsen other people's lives as a result of the path we choose.

The fantasy element was actually quite well-done, although different from what I expected from Ellis' work. The juxtaposition of a normal middle-class life in the US with the fear of an orphaned boy in one of the world's most conflicted areas is clever and the fantasy element makes it feel less like a moral tale.

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Posted on 3 January 2015 | 1:10 pm

Entertainment Blog - Mike's Bloggity Blog



Pregnant Global anchor addresses angry letters about her looks.

Rage. Rage is the feeling you’ll feel after watching this video of Global Vancouver’s Kristi Gordon addressing the letters she gets from viewers of the show who feel the need to comment on what she wears, especially now that’s she’s ...
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:30 am

Humour Blog - XOXO Jes.....



Arisa Cox talks season three of Big Brother Canada

Big Brother Canada season three premieres tonight on Global, and no one is as excited about this as the BBCAN host Arisa Cox. “It is so huge, we are so thrilled!...because it’s on Global in prime time, I excited for the people who have never seen the show or have watched maybe one episode of Big Brother US and they don’t know what all the fuss is about – when they see tonight’s episode, they will be believers,” said Arisa when I talked to her this morning.

I think all of the regular Big Brother fans were excited last year when the announcement came out that the reality show would be moving from the specialty channel Slice over to the main Shaw channel Global. With the audience reach widening, there are all sorts of opportunities to make believers out of all Canadians instead of just the die hards.

If I were Arisa, all I would be thinking about would be the jump in audience. With so many more people potentially watching the show, would that put Arisa off her game? In her words, no. “…if one person is watching or if 3 million people are watching, I always want it to be the best.”

I tried to get Arisa to give me some spoilers (if I were her I would have given them to me and no one else – obviously), but she would not budge. What she did tell me, “We’ve got a ton of superfans in the house…everybody knows the game, everybody knows the show. They are well versed...As a production team we are going to make them throw all that stuff out the window.” So basically – get ready for a season of twists.

“What we have planned for the season is so next level – you won’t be able to look away,” said Arisa. I am counting on it.

Big Brother Canada premieres tonight on Global TV at 9 PM MST/8 PM EST…Arisa will be wearing a navy and black dress as all the superfans walk into the house.

XOXO
Jes…

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Posted on 23 March 2015 | 6:50 pm

Journalist Blog - Commercial Space



Part 1: Canadian Space Agency Resources for Education, Business, Science and Media

          By Glen Strom

The Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) website isn't just for kids’ school projects or the casual space fan. Educators, space business people, scientists, engineers, and members of the media will find resources that are useful to their work.

The main English language page for the CSA as it looked on March 28th, 2015.  As outlined in the March 26th, 2015 Industry Canada press release, "Increasing Canada's International Role in Space Exploration," Industry Minister James Moore had recently announced that the federal government was investing an additional $2.6Mln CDN towards the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The total Canadian contribution to the project currently stands at just under $150Mln CDN. Graphic c/o CSA.

On the CSA home page, you’ll see a menu bar at the top of the page with these headings: Audiences, Activities Sectors, Resources, Useful Links, and Multimedia. Go through Audiences to access these subheadings: Educators; Industry; Scientific Community; Media; and Museums, Science Centres and Cities.

Relevant information under other category headings are listed below.
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CSA Educators page. Graphic c/o CSA. 
The Educators section has resources for classroom use. You’ll find documents, videos, audio files, turnkey projects, and hands-on projects.

The main page features three modules:
  • The Canada from Space giant floor map. The map, made from RADARSAT-2 images, teaches students about the effects of pollution and natural disasters, why arctic ice is important, and what causes the northern lights. Teachers can get the map on loan for three weeks through the Canadian Geographic Education website.
  • The Tomatosphere project. Tomatosphere teaches kids about science, space, and food. Students plant two batches of tomato seeds. One batch has been exposed to the space environment or a space-simulated environment on Earth, and the other batch are normal seeds. Students watch how the seeds grow and compare the two batches.
The Canada from Space Giant Floor Map at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa during its unveiling in June, 2014. As outlined in the June 9th, 2014 Industry Canada press release, "Industry Minister James Moore joins Canadian Astronaut to unveil the Canada from Space Giant Floor Map for Canadian Classrooms," the ceremony included Industry Minister Moore, CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques and students from the John Young Elementary School in Ottawa. Photo c/o Industry Canada.

Links on the right side of the page take you to other resources:
  • Educational modules. Fact sheets, turnkey learning packages, articles, and activities are available for download or by ordering them. Subjects covered include math, astronomy, tethers, and spacesuits.
CSA educational modules. Images c/o CSA
  • Space Project 2000. This hands-on project teaches kids about science, space, and our solar system.
  • Podcasts for Grades 6-11. The podcasts are available as downloads in audio and video formats. Subjects include space, astronomy, science, and math. Some of the modules are presented by Canadian astronauts.
  • A searchable image gallery. The gallery has a variety of pictures showing Canada’s contributions to space exploration.
  • The Larkin Kerwin Library. The library houses a collection of scientific and technical documents, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and audio-visual materials. Most materials can be borrowed through public, educational, or institutional libraries.
  • The Activities Sector section has material that could also be of interest to educators. The section features information about our astronauts and how they live in space, Canadarm, the CSA’s fleet of rovers, the space missions our astronauts have been on, the Canadian satellites that have been in or are currently in space, science research and missions, and the International Space Station.
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CSA industry page. Graphic c/o CSA
The Industry section provides information for businesses, organizations, and educational institutions involved with space activities.

These include:

  • Space science projects looking for contractors, which are listed under Announcements of Opportunity. These projects may be funded or unfunded.
  • The Canadian Space Directory, a searchable database of companies involved in the Canadian space industry, which can be searched by organization name, or by a combination of organization type, province, sector of activity, category of activity, and capabilities.
Inside the David Florida Laboratory. Photo c/o CSA
  • The David Florida Laboratory (DFL), a spacecraft assembly, integration, and testing centre located in Ottawa, Ontario. Operated by the CSA, the DFL is registered as an ISO 9001:2008 facility for testing space and terrestrial hardware and is available to Canadian and foreign companies for qualifying hardware on a fee-for-service basis.
The colour composite of a RADARSAT-2 polarimetric radar image data acquired over the Netherlands on April 4th, 2009 as part of the lead-up to the Sentinel-1 European Radar Observatory program. The different colours reflect the type and condition of the land cover. Field boundaries are clearly visible in this area, which is mostly agricultural. The dark areas correspond to water surrounding this area of reclaimed land, the very bright areas to urban settlements and the pink/blue area to middle-left is a nature reserve. The RADARSAT images were taken to familiarize European Space Agency (ESA) researchers  with synthetic aperture radar (SAR).  Photo c/o Geospatial Data Services Centre & MDA.

If you’re looking to bid on a CSA project, you’ll find them at BuyandSell.gc.ca. You can use the quick search icons to browse or search the listings. Instructions for use are in the navigation panel on the left side of the page. You can also get the listings through an RSS or Atom reader.

MERX, which is a private company, has an electronic database of government projects. The basic free subscription lets you view abstracts. Full access to the site costs CDN$18.95 a month, CDN$209.95 a year, or CDN$49.95 per order.

Glen Strom
Next week, we'll take a look at CSA resources relating to the scientific community, media resources, and museums, science centres and cities which host CSA exhibits.
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Glen Strom is a freelance writer and editor with a background in business and technical writing. He's also the editor of The Gazette Weekly, the newsletter of the Canadian Space Society.


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Posted on 29 March 2015 | 11:53 pm

Religion Blog - Religion Dispatch



Meet the “New Age” Stephen Colbert

In the kitchen of his Charleston, S.C. home, wearing a flower in his hair,...

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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 3:13 pm

Art and Crafting Blog - Just a Smidgen



Father Earth, Spring Rain & David Whyte

♥ Our dry earth is welcoming our first spring rain.. I imagine it greedy, gulping it down like my dog slurps water from her bowl. As long as these drops don’t turn into something flaky and...

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Posted on 28 March 2015 | 4:49 pm

Ecology and Social Justice - Facing Autism in New Brunswick



New Brunswick's Band Aid Adult Autism Disorder Care and Treatment


New Brunswick has an approach to adult autism disorder care and treatment that can most charitably be described as a Band Aid approach.   There are many reasons for this Band Aid solution apart from the consistent waving of the "we are living in hard times" dismissal that usually accompanies the replies written for Ministers of Social Development  by their communications employees. The reality, regardless of the reasons, is that adult autism care in New Brunswick typically involves one emergency solution after another.  These emergencies have existed since before I became involved in autism advocacy after my 19 year old son's autism diagnosis 17 years ago. In the 17 years since I have seen one adult autism care emergency after another and those are only the ones which have been detected and reported by the Brunswick News reporters over the years.  New Brunswick, under pressure from determined autism parent advocacy and with the direct involvement  of the University of New Brunswick and its UNB-CEL program, developed a model for early intervention which has become recognized internationally.  We have also provided autism training for Teacher/Education Aides and Teachers although much remains to be done.  It was also autism parent outrage and advocacy that revived the tertiary level pediatric autism treatment service at the Stan Cassidy Centre that had been scheduled  for closure.

With all the progress we made in early intervention, education and pediatric autism care (to age 15 according to the Stan Cassidy Centrre web site) little has been done to implement a systemic solution to the residential care and treatment needs of autistic adults in New Brunswick.  Group homes with untrained staff and ad hoc accommodation for those who can function in those environments helps some but many require substantially higher levels of care ... tertiary level care such as that which exists until age 15 in New Brunswick but is truncated for unknown reasons at that age.  I am not aware of any other medical disorder which this province or any other province cuts off at an arbitrary age when it is well known that severely autistic adults require care for the rest of their lives.

Permanency should also be a factor of adult residential care.  Many autistic adults, particularly severely autistic adults, suffer when their daily lives are disrupted.  This fact does not appear to be factored at all into the decision making of the comfortable civil servants who have resisted for a decade the establishment of a permanent  level adult care facility which could provide permanent residential care for the severely autistic along with treatment and temporary care and treatment for those with greater functioning levels.  The facility could also act as a centre to ensure that autism specific group homes include autism trained staff and some professional oversight. 

New Brunswick has proven itself to be a humane and innovative, even a recognized model,  province  in the treatment and education of autistic children and youths. It truly puzzle me and concerns me more as my son and I both grow older  why we do not extend the tertiary level care we provide to autistic youth to autistic adults and why we do not develop the autism treatment centre and group home network system suggested by Professor Emeritus Paul McDonnell in a 2010 Election CBC interview.  What are our civil servants afraid of?  Whey do they not care about the needs of autistic adults, particularly those with severe autism disabilities?

Band Aid solutions have not provided the systemic adult autism care and treatment that is required in New Brunswick.  It is time to extend the innovative but evidence based approaches to autism care , treatment, and education to autistic adults in NB.  It is time to end the age based discrimination against NB autistic adults. 

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Posted on 29 March 2015 | 2:59 pm

Ex-Pat Blog - The Blog Fodder



I visit the doctor

I have been feeling po'rly these past couple of weeks.  Nothing specific, just sort of bleah.  Which partly accounts for my lack of blogging.  Stress from putting together my tax documents to send my accountant didn't help, nor did 6 mugs of strong coffee per day.  My taxes were not that difficult, it was just I was missing two receipts which I tried to download, one thing leading to another and

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Posted on 28 March 2015 | 2:04 pm

Gardening Blog - Canoe Corner



Long Gone Bouquets

I'm still digging through my old photos.  I took a lot of pictures last summer but failed to post any.  I think I lost my blogging mojo somewhere.

June blooms - Spirea, Filipendula and Scabiosa
I usually try and pick at least one bouquet of flowers every month out of my garden.  I love flowers indoors and putting together bouquets gives me another perspective on my garden.

A simple bouquet of peonies and lady's mantle in early July
My theory is if my flowers look good together in the garden they should look good in a vase.  But that's not always the case.  Sometimes they don't go together at all or I'm missing some critical element and I find myself rethinking my planting schemes.

Siberian iris and lady's mantle
Sometimes it's a simple issue of some plants don't make good cut flowers.  I don't design my gardens for cut flowers so that's not necessarily a bad flaw.

Late July brings Filipendula blooms, Veronica, Pearl and Ligularia
A mistake I do see though is a lack of green filler.  I always struggle to find some green to set the flowers against.  The reason is obvious, my garden lacks shrubs and other woody plants.

August bouquet - Asparagus leaves, Rudbeckia hirta and Rudbeckia 'Golden Glow'
I get caught up in the blooms sometimes and forget that you need a backdrop.  The green framework is what the flowers hang on and is very important.  Something to consider for this upcoming garden season.


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Posted on 29 March 2015 | 11:24 pm

Lifetime Achievement Blog - Fit Cyclist



True Grit Epic Race Report, Part 4: Foul Language

A Note from Fatty: Before reading this part of my race report, be sure to check out the previous installments: Prologue, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Today you should note that I will be including some foul language. Or at least, I will be discussing the fact that I used foul language, for comedic [...]

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Posted on 27 March 2015 | 2:58 pm

Travel Blog - Local Traveller



The Salt Room – Halifax, NS

Cozy blankets, comfy chairs, relaxing music, and a room full of salt.

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Posted on 17 February 2015 | 2:10 pm

Group Blog - Urban Moms



Backstage Beauty Trends At World MasterCard Fashion Week

While it’s fun to be invited to the fashion shows at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto, it’s equally as much fun to get behind-the-scenes and enter into the calm chaos backstage. From hair to makeup to nails, we had a chance to […]

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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 1:19 pm

Best New Blog - Frugal Mom Eh



23 Spectacular Shrimp Recipes

These 23 Spectacular Shrimp Recipes will get you inspired to try something new!  From appetizers to main dishes, these shrimp recpies truly are delicious!Growing up I was never really exposed to seafood as my parents I do not like it.  The extent of my experience with shrimp involved shrimp rings at parties until some point in my mid twenties when I was taken to a seafood restaurant!  I only recently tried crab and lobster for the first time […]

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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:21 am

Personal Blog - Rolling Around in my Head



Ceiling Hockey


We have a balloon on our ceiling. Careless housekeeping, you might ask. But no. it's not that. It's a puck in our version of hockey here at our place.

You see we bought a couple of balloons over a month ago at the dollar store and amazingly one still has 'float' power. It got free of it's stick this weekend and headed straight for the ceiling. The girls looked at it and puzzled and puzzled and puzzled, but before their puzzler got sore, they ran to the scooter and picked up my reacher.

For those that don't know, reachers are often sold in the disability section of a pharmacy. They are made for us disabled folk to be able to pick up things we've dropped to the floor or things that are a wee bit too high to reach.

But in the hands of two little girls, they are much more than that. They are balloon hockey sticks. The balloon has been batted from one part of the ceiling to another, it's been pulled down own to make it's escape again. Right now it's in such a position that you can only reach it, if you are 5 or 8, from standing on the chair that's on elephant feet (furniture risers to the uninformed) to get it.

Sheesh, if they marketed this stuff right, disability products could outsell ToyRUs, but I guess only if they came with wicked imaginations.

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Posted on 29 March 2015 | 11:00 am

Law Blog - Wise Law Blog



140Law - Leading Legal Headlines For The Week of March 23, 2015

Here are the recent legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:53 pm

Science / Tech Blog - Watts Up With that?



Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #174

The Week That Was: 2015-03-28 (March 28, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project   SEPP’S APRIL FOOLS AWARD THE JACKSON SEPP is conducting its annual vote for the recipient of the coveted trophy, The Jackson, a lump of coal. Readers are asked to nominate and vote for who … … Continue reading

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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 3:39 am

Sports Blog - Rod Pederson



JLB ELECTRIC RECAP: PATS UP 2-0

Keith Hershmiller Photography
REGINA (CP) - Adam Brooks scored the winner at 6:34 of the third period as the Pats took a 2-0 series lead by edging Swift Current 3-2 Saturday in their first-round playoff series.

Taylor Cooper and Jesse Gabrielle had goals in the first period for Regina.

Brett Lernout and Tyler Steenbergen found the back of the net for the Broncos.

The Pats outshot the Broncos 40-31.  The attendance was 5377.

The series shifts to Swift Current, Sask., for Game 3 on Tuesday at 7:00 on 620 CKRM (Press Box Sports Bar Pregame Show at 6:35 pm).

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Posted on 29 March 2015 | 5:00 pm

Family Blog - Mom vs the Boys



Spring Cleaning with P&G {Giveaway}

Mother Nature is playing tricks on us these days, one day we get hints at warmth, the next it snows, rain the following day. It would be nice not to have to experience all four seasons in the same week! But nevertheless, Spring is trying hard to make it through the last of the dreary [Read On]

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Posted on 27 March 2015 | 6:13 pm

Professional Blog - Product Management



If you could take training classes on any topic, what would they be?

by Saeed Khan As Product Leaders, there’s so much that we need to know in order to do our jobs well. These topics run the gamut from business, strategy, finance, technology, design, research, communication, marketing and more. I’m sure I’ve missed a lot of topics. So here’s how you can help me help you. Fill […]

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Posted on 13 March 2015 | 5:36 am

Writing and Literature Blog - The Book Mine Set



The 8th Annual Canadian Book Challenge - March Roundup (Sticky Post— Scroll down for most recent post)



document.write(''); How to add your link:
1. Click on the icon above
2. Add a link to your review. (Please link to your specific review, not an entire webpage.)
3. Add your name and in parentheses the title of the book, such as John Mutford (Anne of Avonlea)
4. In the comment section below, tell me your grand total so far. (ex. "This brings me up to 1/13")

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Posted on 1 April 2015 | 3:59 am

Popular Culture Blog - XOXO - Jes



Arisa Cox talks season three of Big Brother Canada

Big Brother Canada season three premieres tonight on Global, and no one is as excited about this as the BBCAN host Arisa Cox. “It is so huge, we are so thrilled!...because it’s on Global in prime time, I excited for the people who have never seen the show or have watched maybe one episode of Big Brother US and they don’t know what all the fuss is about – when they see tonight’s episode, they will be believers,” said Arisa when I talked to her this morning.

I think all of the regular Big Brother fans were excited last year when the announcement came out that the reality show would be moving from the specialty channel Slice over to the main Shaw channel Global. With the audience reach widening, there are all sorts of opportunities to make believers out of all Canadians instead of just the die hards.

If I were Arisa, all I would be thinking about would be the jump in audience. With so many more people potentially watching the show, would that put Arisa off her game? In her words, no. “…if one person is watching or if 3 million people are watching, I always want it to be the best.”

I tried to get Arisa to give me some spoilers (if I were her I would have given them to me and no one else – obviously), but she would not budge. What she did tell me, “We’ve got a ton of superfans in the house…everybody knows the game, everybody knows the show. They are well versed...As a production team we are going to make them throw all that stuff out the window.” So basically – get ready for a season of twists.

“What we have planned for the season is so next level – you won’t be able to look away,” said Arisa. I am counting on it.

Big Brother Canada premieres tonight on Global TV at 9 PM MST/8 PM EST…Arisa will be wearing a navy and black dress as all the superfans walk into the house.

XOXO
Jes…

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Posted on 23 March 2015 | 6:50 pm

Place Blog - Kitsilano



Best Events at Vancouver Cherry Blossom Fest 2015

All that pink petal confetti from 90,000 flowering trees makes us want to party. The rest of Vancouver agrees. That’s why the city goes all out for Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, April 2-29. It’s a long festival, so which events should you attend? We break down your best options below....
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Posted on 27 March 2015 | 7:37 pm

Best Written - Cheaty Monkey



To Blog or Tweet…or Instagram or Vine or—That is the Question.

Because of what I do for a living—Social Media Editor and resident celebrity parent blogger at Today’s Parent—I don’t get to write here at Cheaty Monkey much (you know, where it alllll started). But somehow, I do seem to make time to awkwardly but effectively type stuff on my iPhone. So, these days, I’m pretty much blogging on Twitter, […]

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Posted on 16 January 2015 | 1:10 am

Fashion and Style - Lou Lou's Views



A Standout Spa At The Diplomat Resort

As much as I love to travel and explore new countries and cities, there is something very comforting about travelling back to my favourite vacation destination. For me and my family, that special place of familiarity that keeps us coming back for more, year after year, is the Diplomat Resort and Spa in South Florida.

Aside from spending some serious quality time with my family on the beach and by the pools while on vacation at the Diplomat, I also love to sneak away for some pampering at the Diplomat Spa.

During my stay at the Diplomat Resort and Spa this winter, I was treated to the New Year, New You Spa Package, and it was incredible. This special package consisted of a one hour personal training session, an 80 minute massage, a 50 minute firming facial, and a shellac manicure and pedicure. I was blown away, and very grateful for my spa experience. (I didn't do the personal training session, though—I left my running shoes at home and instead spent time working out on the beach!)


The Diplomat Spa is a luxurious, tranquil spa to unwind and relax while you're staying at the resort, whether you're there for business or pleasure. And truly—with unforgettable oceanfront views, dim lights, and soft music, you'll be exhaling from the moment you walk into the change rooms and step into your plush bath robe as you await your spa experience.



I've had the pleasure of being treated to some serious pampering at the Diploma Spa after it opened in 2013, and I must say, this spa knows how to make you feel completely relaxed and rejuvenated. The spa features 10 treatment rooms, a salt-steam bath, and a variety of massages, including hot stone, deep tissue, signature, bamboo, pre-natal, reflexology, and couples massage. The spa also has a great selection of facials, waxing, manicures, and pedicures.  (Next to the spa, you'll find a 24-hour fitness room, which is the nicest fitness room I've ever seen.)




When booking your vacation to the Diplomat Resort and Spa, makes sure you allow some time to experience what this great spa has to offer. It's a great escape, especially since you're already on vacation. You're worth the pampering!


Enjoy. And if you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I'll be happy to help you.

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Posted on 20 March 2015 | 6:58 pm

Feminist - Gender Focus



Round-Up: Mar. 24, 2015

Ontario NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo has tabled a private member’s bill to ban conversion therapy for LGBT people in Ontario, and the discussion is prompting Toronto’s Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) to review how it’s treating trans youth (Metro). Cindy Gladue was a 34-year-old aboriginal mother and sex worker who was brutally murdered by […]

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Posted on 24 March 2015 | 12:14 pm

Fashion - Go Fug Yourself



Fug Madness 2015, Elite Eight: Charo Bracket

rita_ora_116051PCN_Ora09-510x882 rita ora Rita Ora 
No. 1 RITA ORA vs. No. 3 LINDSAY LOHAN Lindsay doesn’t have the quantity, but can she compensate with quality? Assuming you change the definition of “quality” to mean the exact opposite. Read More ...

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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 6:00 pm

Parenting - Snarky Mommy



Jack: Nine years

Dear Jack, You’re nine now. That’s halfway to 18. We’re making the turn and heading for the back nine, the final years of your childhood. It doesn’t seem possible that the baby I held in my arms just moments ago is now the boy running down the basketball court, the soccer field, the baseball diamond [...]

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Posted on 8 February 2015 | 5:45 pm

Gossip - TMZ



Burt Jenner -- Jamie Foxx's Bruce Jokes ... Desperate Attempt to Stay Relevant (VIDEO)

Burt Jenner doesn't have a problem with Jamie Foxx mocking his dad, because in Burt's mind Jamie's career is on the way down and he's just trying to imitate Kevin Hart to stay relevant. Bruce Jenner's oldest son arrived at LAX Monday, and our…


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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 5:50 pm

Entertainment - i09



After A Rough Start, Baby Rhino Is Now Winning At Life

Six-month-old one-horned rhino Jalada Prasad had a prance party in honor of his public debut Friday at Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata, India. Little dude had some rough early months after his mother was killed by poachers. But! He was rescued and nursed back to health, and now appears to be quite the peppy fella.

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Posted on 29 March 2015 | 11:30 pm

Music - Indie Music Filter



Discover 416

Indie Music Filter

I'm happy to share some news today from Do416, who are starting a great (and FREE) 5-part concert series called Discover 416.

Discover 416


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Posted on 27 March 2015 | 6:16 pm