What to eat at this year's CNE

The CNE is back, but it’s not just the rides that have families flocking to this fun fair: it’s the outrageous food you can eat while you’re there. The 2017 CNE has some foods you’ve probably never heard of, never mind eaten. Curious? Here are some of the most exciting foodie finds: Coco Concessions is…

Ultimate Canadian Back to School Sale Cheatsheet 2017

Here it is, folks – our Ultimate Canadian Back to School Sale Cheat Sheet for 2017! We put together this master list to help you find cheap school supplies, deals on classroom supplies, back-to-school shoe sales and tons more! Click here to see all of our back-to-school deals We did the comparison shopping for you…

Are you prepared for the eclipse?

Do you plan to watch the total solar eclipse on August 21? Depending on where you are at the exact time the moon passes between the sun and earth, you may either see a total or partial eclipse. They usually occur once every year, but they are a rare sight, partially because they can only…

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​Do mayo and coffee mix?

​Do mayo and coffee mix?

Do mayo and coffee mix? A new debate on Twitter has some people reaching for the mayo in the morning. This comes after a sports reporter in Philadelphia tweeted he added mayo to his coffee when he ran out of creamer. According to him, it wasn’t “half bad.” Some Twitter users were left gagging while…

Why many moms become entrepreneurs

I was recently invited to a media event for a company called Futurpreneurs. Basically, they loan young entrepreneurs (ages 18-39) money to help get their businesses off the ground. Perhaps even more important than the loan is the invaluable mentorship these young entrepreneurs receive from volunteers in the business community. I and a small group…

How do your movie snacks stack up?

Do you ever wonder how many calories you’re consuming at the movies? You might be in for a shock. According to tallies on the Calorie King website, here is how some of your favourite movie snacks stack up: A small bag of butter popcorn = 950 calories Half a box of Peanut M&Ms = 315…

Can eggplant parm put you into labour?

I remember being 39 weeks pregnant and desperate to go into labour. I was tired, heavy and eager to see my baby. I tried going for walks, eating pineapple and scrubbing the floor. Nothing worked and I ended up being induced a week after my due date. But legend has it that women go into…

Another Hollywood marriage bites the dust

Earlier this week, Hollywood celebrities Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their separation on social media. “Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating,” Pratt posted on Facebook on Sunday. “We tried hard for a long time, and we're really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and…

The surprising benefits of beer

If you needed another reason to crack open a cold one on a hot summer day, you might be surprised to find that beer has more benefits than you might have imagined. Not convinced? Here is some of the latest research on beer: Did you know that beer has more protein and vitamin B than…

​You won’t believe the latest workout trend

Workout devotees in New York are getting behind bars with ex-convicts in the latest exercise trend, a studio called ConBody. Yes, that’s right: these hard-core exercise classes are taught by ex-convicts. It’s the newest workout trend to hit New York. And it’s been an instant hit. At ConBody, you can eat a meal of rice…

​Gender tax at Aussie cafe creating buzz

The Handsome Her cafe opened last week in Melbourne, Australia and it’s creating more than just a caffeine buzz. The cafe is implementing a voluntary 18 percent “sir-charge” for it’s male customers. This gender tax is meant to highlight the 18 percent wage gap between full-time male and female employees in Australia. The additional fee…

Sesame Street introduces blended families

A few months ago Sesame Street introduced a new character to the cast of friendly monsters. Julia made headlines on the educational series because the four-year-old has autism. Now there’s Rudy, Abby Cadabby’s step-brother. According to the story line, Abby’s mother is marrying Rudy’s dad, making way for Sesame Street’s first blended family. The new…

The latest invention since Netflix? Cycflix!

If you’ve got a Netflix addiction and an exercise aversion, one inventor may have figured out the perfect solution. Ronan Byrne has created the Cycflix, an exercise bike connected to Netflix. You program your workout, set your goals and pick your show. The more you pedal and meet your goal, the more you can watch.…

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My sleepover camp nightmare

My sleepover camp nightmare

This summer marks my first time sending my boys to sleepover camp. I don’t know the protocol as I never even went to sleepover camp myself. But if a camp emails to say your kid is adjusting and having fun, I’m going to assume that’s actually what’s happening. Instead, my son got off the bus…

Walmart Grocery Pickup is Now Free!

I didn't think online grocery shopping could get any more convenient - but it did! Normally, Walmart.ca would charge a $2.97 Grocery Pickup Fee when you shop online for Walmart Grocery Pickup or Penguin Pickup - but now it is entirely free! Click here to shop for groceries online @ Walmart.ca The catch is that…

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Coke Zero to be replaced

Coke Zero to be replaced

Coke Zero is getting a makeover, but fans aren’t thirsty for change. They like the product as is and have taken to social media to voice their opinion. This comes after an announcement last week that Coke Zero will be replaced by Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. In addition to the new name, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar has…

Restaurant enforces 1-drink limit on parents

Parents who dine at one upstate New York restaurant with their kids are only allowed to have one alcoholic drink. The policy was put in place by the restaurant owners at Peddler’s Bar and Bistro in Clifton Park, NY. They want to prevent parents from drinking and driving with kids in the car. “We’re not…

The Most Handsome Man in the World is . . .

Obviously I think my fiancé is the most handsome man in the world, but thanks to new facial mapping technology, it was George Clooney who awoke to international accolades recently. According to the The Golden Ratio, a mathematical equation created by the ancient Greeks to measure beauty, Clooney, 56, scored highest among all the Hollywood…

How to let go of your first-time camper

My boys are going to sleepover camp for the first time and I’m secretly a wreck. In front of them, I have to be excited and upbeat. I have to project confidence and pride. What I really want to do is hug them and never let go. I want to kiss their cheeks. I want…

Which baby names are going extinct?

Looking for a unique name for your baby? BabyCentre has just come out with a list of names that are so rare they may soon disappear. Can you guess which names are the rarest? For girls, the least common names are: 1. Bette/Bettie 2. Blanche 3. Erma/Irma 4. Krista 5. Myrtle 6. Olga 7. Rhonda…