Happy Eid 2017!

Eid Mubarak to our friends in the Muslim community! We hope you spent a lovely weekend and continue to celebrate throughout the day with family, neighbours and friends. We hope this was an enlightening and cheerful Ramadan. Make sure to enjoy the lovely weather and some much deserved food during the day. Happy Eid 2017!

 

Eid 2017

Name the Famous Foursomes

If you know the four seasons of the year, the four sections of an orchestra, or even the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, well then this quiz is for you. You have 10 minutes to name all 80 of the famous foursomes. Want to raise the stakes? Challenge a friend, family member or co-worker to see who can get all of the correct answers in the least amount of time. Click here to play. Good luck!

 

Foursomes

The 5 Major World Religions

Have you ever wondered what a Hindu believes in? How about a Jew, a Muslim, a Christian or a Buddhist? Here are the five major world religions and all the facts you were too afraid to ask. Along with a brief synopsis of where they come from, you’ll learn what their practitioners believe in, how old these mantras are, and how many people around the world follow their creeds. The more you know!

 

20 Beet Recipes

Looking to add a bit more colour to your menu? Try adding some beets in your next dish for superfood benefits and a crimson or golden pop. Feel energized with a sesame ginger beet quinoa bowl; be adventurous with beet latkes; be bold with beet brownies. Whatever you’re in the mood for, here are 20 beet recipes that can’t be beat (pardon the pun). Click here for your food inspiration. Bon appétit!

 

20 Beet Recipes

Happy Father’s Day!

In anticipation for this weekend, the Thumper team would like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all dads out there. Thank you for your love, your support, your encyclopedic knowledge of all things, and for reminding us about that one embarrassing thing we did ages ago. Thank you for the little tips along the way and the milestone advice when we reach a crossroads. Thank you for your hard work, your taste in music and for your unfailing humor. As an homage to our dear fathers, the Thumper team would like to dedicate these ‘dad jokes’ to the special dad(s) in your life. Click here for 29 dad jokes that will leave you punned-out. Enjoy!

 

Happy Father's Day

Food Waste: The World’s Dumbest Problem

Did you know that approximately one football stadium of food is thrown out every day in the United States? Did you also know that the majority of this food is untouched, unspoiled and perfectly edible? It’s crazy to think that pristine loaves of bread, pre-packed salads, and deli meats are tossed out every day, particularly when around 1 in 8 Americans cannot readily get food on their table. Watch the video below to learn more about food waste, and what you can do to stop it.

 

Push Yourself

Comfort. To some, it is inner peace, a state free of pain and suffering, an assurance that keeps us safe. To others, it is the moment we stop growing, the moment we turn down opportunities, the moment we stop living our lives. Comfort is a luxury many people hope for, but it is also a sign of stagnation if we let it take over our lives entirely. In the experience of Yubing Zhang, “life begins at the edge of your comfort zone”. So push yourself, because you never know what heights you will achieve.

 

Guess the Logo

In North America, we are completely surrounded by logos all the time. Whether it be billboards on the street, the coffee cup in your hand, or even a forgotten shopping bag in your bedroom. The question is, have you been paying attention? You will have a ten minute timer and 54 logos to get through. The catch? The logos get progressively harder. So what are you waiting for? Click here to play ‘Guess the Logo’.

 

Logo

Can you Learn Perfect Pitch?

If your heard a single note, could you hear the difference between an A Flat and a B? If so, you may be one of every ten thousand people who have perfect pitch¹. Prodigies like Mozart had this ability, but if you practiced every day, could you develop perfect pitch? Watch the video below to find out.

 

7 Signs of Depression in a Loved One

Depression can often manifest itself in several different ways; an element that makes this condition difficult to diagnose, even for mental health professionals. Things like disinterest or lethargy from a loved one, may actually be a symptom of this common mental illness. According to Dr. Norman Rosenthal, the key is to identify these changes of mood and behaviour in your friends and family, and seek help as soon as possible to tackle this serious issue head on. To learn more about the 7 signs of depression in a loved one, click here.

 

7 Signs of Depression