Archives for July 2017

20 Summer Lunch Recipes

It’s hot, it’s sunny, it’s time to take advantage of the lovely weather; and what better way than to eat outdoors. If you’re planning an ‘al fresco’ summer luncheon sometime this season, get inspired by these delicious recipes that are light and super flavourful. We’re talking lemon and garlic roast chicken; Mediterranean-style eggplants; and a smoky cheese, bacon, baby leek and potato tarts. Click here for 20 summer lunch recipes. Happy eating!

 

20 Summer Lunch Recipes

Red Wine or Not?

For those who like a nice red, now is your time to shine. You will have 4 minutes to select all 12 types of red wine. So pour yourself a glass (or two) and see how quickly you can complete the quiz with a perfect score (points will be deducted if you spill the contents of your glass). Click here to play. Salute!

 

Red Wine

Benefits of Martial Arts

Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Karate, Jujutsu, Muay Thai, and Judo. To the uninformed critic, these activities encourage violence and aggression. However, practitioners of these martial arts will tell you that they are much more than self-defense mechanisms. Aside from paying homage to long-standing traditions, martial arts promote both physical and spiritual / ethical health. Children (and adults) who pursue these sports are challenged on their strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and aerobic prowess. So if you’re looking to change up your workout routine, click here to read more about the benefits of martial arts.

 

Martial Arts

Street Naming Conventions

Street, road, avenue, promenade, parkway… they all mean the same thing… don’t they? Watch the video below to learn the naming conventions of the streets we use every day (and why a road may be called an ‘esplanade’, but not a ‘highway’). Enjoy!

 

Benefits of Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy, also known as Animal-Assisted Therapy, is a regimented set of animal/human interactions that help a person (that typically suffers from either mental or physical health issues) reach specific goals in their treatment plan. These sessions with dogs, cats, or even guinea pigs can help reduce blood pressure and stress. Participants normally release endorphins, a happy chemical that alleviates pain, soothes a person, and improves their overall psychological state. To learn more about Pet Therapy and its amazing benefits, click here.

 

Pet Therapy

9 Avocado Toast Recipes

Ideal for breakfasts, lunches or even snacks – avocado toast has gained a tremendous amount of popularity. And it’s no wonder why! Avocados are a delicious source of omega-3 fatty acids, folate and Vitamins C, E, K and B-6. They’re a filling fruit (look it up, it’s not a vegetable!) that will keep your energy levels up throughout the day. To learn 9 avocado toast recipes, click here. Enjoy!

 

9 Avocado Toast Recipes

 

Name the Elements

Brush up on your high school chemistry because today’s quiz is going to challenge even the best of us. You will have 15 minutes to name all 118 elements on the periodic table. Challenge your friends, family and co-workers to see who can get the highest score. For the scientists out there, face off with a colleague and see who can get all of the answers first. Click here to play!

Elements

The Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is a total body workout that emphasizes muscle strengthening and flexibility. It’s a balanced fitness routine that won’t burn you out as it is low-impact, yet still challenging. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, variations in the routine will constantly push you within your limits. To find out more benefits of doing Pilates, click here. Happy workout!

Pilates

How to Live to 100

“The UN estimates that by 2050, 3.2 million people will be 100 years or older”. Aside from having a lot of candles on a cake, that’s a big jump from only 316,000 in 2011. So why are people living longer and what can you do to make is as a centennial? Watch the video below to find out how to live to 100.

 

Is it Better to Sleep With or Without a Pillow?

Is it better to sleep with or without a pillow? Since ancient Mesopotamia, people have been using stones, wood and ceramics to raise their heads while they sleep. And while a stone pillow doesn’t seem like the best idea, what do professionals say about using two or even three pillows when you go to sleep? Click here to read Dr. Weil’s take on the pillow vs. no pillow debate.

Pillow