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Top Rated Rice Makers Make Top Rated Rice

Top Rated Rice Makers Make Top Rated Rice

The old adage is true: ‘you get what you pay for’. Regardless of the industry, having the proper information to make an informed decision plays an important role in understanding your finances for one, and also how important a certain appliance is to you. This decision also correlate to the type of lifestyle you live and/or are accustomed to. If you have owned a rice maker prior to now or are currently in the market for one, the quality of the name you buy is as important as the relation you and your family have with rice, based on how…

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Putting the Cool Back in Education

Becoming a teacher means entering into a very respectable profession and opening many doors to advance your career.  It means putting yourself first so that you may then help as many people as possible as quickly as possible. It means dedicating your life to a life of service, regardless of the cost.  Though teachers possess knowledge, courage, passion, and are highly respected they do not live a life of glamor.  The stakes are often high and the pay is often low, however, because the quality of education varies by country there are certain countries where one may consider moving and…

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Animal Cruelty at its Worst as Animals are Abandoned in BC

In August of 2013, a total of 50 small breed dogs of all types were dumped overnight at two different Vancouver-area animal shelters. Although it is not clear whether the incidents were related, the abandonment of so many animals at once underscores the shocking lack of concern some people have for animals in their care. Shaking and terrified, 38 of the dogs, mostly Chihuahuas, one of the most popular and non allergenic dogs that originated in Mexico, and Yorkshire terriers, were dumped in stacked crates covered by a tarp outside the gates of a Richmond animal shelter. An additional 12…

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Airline Loses Important Luggage, Family Grieves

Jutta Kulic, who is a retired dog breeder, is distraught after finding out that her Italian greyhound, Larry, has died. Kulic was trying to transport the dog from America to British Columbia. However, the dog ran away from the employees at Air Canada and got hit by a car. The dog was hurt very badly and had to be euthanized three weeks after the accident. Kulic had intended to give the dog to a family in the Vancouver Island Community of Campbell River, British Columbia. The Italian greyhound, which is a dog that is very good with the little ones,…

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Troubled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s Latest Public Indiscretion

A collective sigh across Toronto can be heard each time Mayor Rob Ford hits the headlines for non-political antics. This week’s installment of erratic behavior by the mayor was no exception. Ford has been recorded yet again while in the midst of an incoherent rant. Video surfaced Tuesday of the allegedly on-the-wagon mayor ranting in a Jamaican accent about the police surveillance he has endured since admitting to crack cocaine use last May. Monday’s slurred diatribe occurred inside a Steak Queen restaurant in Rexdale and included Ford using a collection of expletives to describe Toronto’s police chief, Bill Blair. Adding…

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Dog Sledding In Alberta: Truly A Canadian Experience

If you want to have an adventure that is distinctly Canadian, you can do better than dog sledding in Alberta. This is an ancient practice that has been transformed into a modern sport and leisure activity. You can have the thrill of sledding across the pristine wilderness of this region which is surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains. Origins of Dog Sledding While today when people think of dog sledding they usually think of races such as the Iditarod, the practice goes back many centuries. In fact, it is estimated that various fluffy dog breeds, which are well suited for…

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Camel Spiders in the Desert of… Canada?

The hairy, fast moving arachnid with menacing pincer-like jaws, commonly known as the Camel Spider, is endemic to most hot desert regions around the world. It will feed on most anything it is able to kill or scavenge, from insects to lizards, rodents and even small birds. They were encountered by allied troops in Northern Africa during both WW I and II. Here are some interesting Sahara desert facts to consider: less than 4 inches of annual rainfall and temperatures in excess of 50 degrees Centigrade during the hottest months. So what are the chances you may be confronted by…

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Teaching Intercontinentally: Canada to Chicago

There is no doubt that teaching is one of the most important jobs one can do.  It requires a tremendous amount of patience, empathy, selflessness, and dynamism, and durability.  Becoming a high school teacher requires one to put himself in the front lines and face the battle of a compromised educational system head on and full force. The strength of this fight is obviously dependent on where a teacher lives and where he teaches, with more challenges occurring in public school systems in big cities or in areas of the country where people have limited financial resources and, as a…

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Where Do Canadian Teachers Rank In The World?

As the issue of education again comes to the forefront, Canada and its highly regarded educational system finds itself under admiring scrutiny from much of the developed world. Ranking an impressive third, despite some recent slippage in math and science, in terms of recent scores on the International Student Assessment (PISA), measuring reading, math and science, Canada and its educators have a lot to be proud of right now. It isn’t always easy to pinpoint the driving force behind numbers like Canada boasts, which includes a long-standing literacy rate of 99%, according to the CIA World Factbook. One obvious reason…

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Pitbull saves Edmonton woman from a violent attack

Pitbulls usually have a bad reputation, but sometimes we hear of a heroic deed performed by one of these dogs of an often misjudged breed. A recent incident in Edmonton, Canada left a woman’s four-year old female pitbull, Mercy a heroine. About 6:30 p.m. one evening, Edmonton police were summoned to the woman’s home at 80th Street and 117th Avenue because of a reported break-in. The intruders were apparently acquaintances of the home’s resident. After a brief discussion turned violet, four men were able to push their way into the woman’s home. One man produced a machete and meant to…

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Meet the Car That Senses When You Are Distracted

Drivers today face challenges presented by so many distractions, it becomes hard to keep one’s full attention on the road. Yet for the safest driving, it’s important to try to keep focused and pay attention. Some of today’s top institutions and programs are producing graduates that have an interest in helping drivers. They’ve recently created a car that is able to sense when a driver is becoming distracted, and the car then automatically slows down. The Myth Of Multitasking Many people think that multitasking is easy and they can do it effortlessly. The truth is, people can really only effectively…

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A New Method Of Corpse Disposal Doesn’t Sit Well With Some

There is a new method for disposing of corpses. This method might be used because of the lack of space in cemeteries or to lower the cost of burials. Whatever the reason, there are some who do not like the idea of using lye to dissolve dead bodies. Humans have either burned corpse or buried them ever since time began. Now, schools that deal with this sort of thing are starting a new technique that involves letting the body sit in lye and then rinsing the remains down a sink. This is the part that does not sit well with…

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New Mental Health Stats: 1 in 6 Canadians Need Help

Featured pic found here. Last year, about one in six Canadians said they needed mental healthcare. The Canadian Community Health Survey, based on a sample size of 25,000 Canadians from 10 different provinces, was done in 2012. While those results are surprising enough, the report additionally found the following statistics with regards to whether or not those stated mental health needs were met: 67 per cent said their needs were met. 21 per cent said their needs were partially met. 12 per cent said their needs were unmet A staggering 33% said their needs were either not met or only partially met….

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Africa Comes To Toronto: Lion Safari Close To Home

Picture credit: http://mwengo.org/african-wildlife-safari-top-5-must-see-animals/ In tough economic times like these, we need to get creative and look outside of the normal to find opportunities to save money. We can’t just hold up in the house like hermits; we still need to learn and explore. Here’s a tip that may help you do both: save money and experience something new. When we think of African lion safaris, we think of that huge continent south of Europe and just east of the Atlantic Ocean. Africa is definitely the birthplace of the safari, and the best place to experience an African safari, however it isn’t the…

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Canadian Finance: Do Real Estate Stocks Outperform Actual Real Estate?

Originally, Canadians used physical coins for their money – this represented real value in terms of the metal content. A paper Canadian dollar is actually an IOU supposed to represent the underlying value of a real asset. The same is true for “real estate stocks” or “real estate investment trusts” (REITs). Over the last decade, the Canadian paper real estate stocks have outperformed the physical real estate market. Derivatives & Stock Exchanges With the development of electronic stock exchanges, it is easier for paper real estate stocks to outperform actual real estate. A professional stock broker knows how to ride…

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Quebec Stays Slim Despite Never Passing on Desserts

A recent study about Canadian eating habits has discovered that residents of one particular Canadian province that has the highest consumption of dessert is also the province where residents remain the slimmest. “Eating Patterns in Canada”, as reported in a story on the Huffington Post Canada, revealed that citizens of Quebec managed to stay the slimmest despite never passing up dessert. Although Canadians overall have been found to be embracing more ethnic food options, making more gluten-free choices and consuming more healthy foods than ever before, as reported in another study released by Grocery Innovations Canada, those in Quebec were…

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What’s Causing The Doctor Shortage In Canada?

Canada’s health care system has it’s flaws… and one of those is that it is currently going through a shortage of doctors. As the title suggests, there just simply aren’t enough people completing medical school and becoming doctors to keep up with the demand created by an aging population. Many other countries, notably the US and Japan, are experiencing similar issues. Here is an interesting video on the situation in Canada right from the horses mouth. Canada has introduced a new practice of allowing foreign medical students to practice medicine in Canada to help curtail this issue. The question remains,…

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Can An Artificial Kidney Take The Place Of Dialysis: Quick Video

  “Dialysis affects you by impinging on your life.. and your freedom to do what you want to do.” The above quote comes from a man who needs weekly dialysis treatments…but not all hope is lost! A project by the University of California is being funded by the US government to help speed along the process. Hopefully, once complete, although still several years off, the kidney will be available to everyone allowing people without functioning kidneys to have more opportunities to travel and live more free lives. Jonah Randash, also on dialysis, is optimistic he will be able to afford…