Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 / Laura
I have had the pleasure of meeting a lot of wonderful people through Twitter. One of the nicest is a man named Duncan Paisley. As I have gotten to know Duncan, I have learned he is involved with promoting a product called Vemma. Duncan has told me he enjoys Vemma and what the product has done to change the lives of people worldwide.
Everyone knows they should take vitamins…
But who wants to choke down a handful of tablets every day? Introducing Vemma®, the cure for ‘pill fatigue syndrome’.
Friday, September 25th, 2009 / Laura
I absolutely love watching old movies. I also like to study the history behind the old black and white films. My favourite (favorite in the US) movie of all time is “It’s A Wonderful Life,” which I watch each Christmas season. I have also purchased a few books about “It’s A Wonderful Life,” along with a DVD copy of the movie. It’s not just the movies that I appreciate and enjoy, but the movie stars of that era.
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 / Laura
I have a WordPress.org blog. I am pleased with this format and would have no issues with using WordPress.org again when I set up my next blog. As someone who is still learning a lot about the world of blogging, I now realize there are a variety of blog platforms available, including WordPress.org and WordPress.com. Naturally, I wondered what the differences were. My questions were answered when I came across the following information, which I found on a WordPress support page. I hope it is helpful to you also:
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 / Laura
I was reading a post the other day on Yahoo! Canada by Christopher Null. He writes the Working Guy blog. I have noticed that some people are really attracted to social media sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and others. The blog post by Christopher Null further shows some people are way too involved. Luckily, this person will not likely be able to post or check messages for while.
The Working Guy
PSA: Don’t check Facebook while robbing someone’s house
By Christopher Null
Monday, September 21st, 2009 / Laura
My son is currently writing a paper for one of his classes at school. He is doing a good job overall, but there have been some complaints along the way. I have told him to continue working through all the challenges, because learning to handle adversity is hugely important to building inner strength and character. I don’t mind if people make mistakes along the way, as we all do at times. However, when people don’t take work through adversity or take responsibility for their mistakes, this is very bothersome to me. I have often told my children that the world does not revolve around them. I’ve shown them pictures of the Earth and pointed out that their faces do not appear on the axis on which the Earth rotates. I want them to realize they have a special place this world, and they know they will always have a special place in my heart as I love them dearly, but they must work through adversity and not expect everything to go their way each time. One of my favourite books of all time is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. He once said “Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought. ”
Thursday, September 17th, 2009 / Laura
For many years, Americans and Canadians have taken pride and comfort in having the world’s largest non-military border. As a Canadian, it is not uncommon to find licence (license in the USA) plates representing a variety of American states here in Canada. I am sure Americans are used to seeing licence plates from various Canadian provinces as well. Unfortunately, this trend is changing and I, like many others, am not fully surprised. Travel between the USA and Canada has fallen noticeably since a requirement to use passports to cross the US-Canadian border was implemented in June 2009. According to Statistics Canada, travel to Canada from the United States fell to its lowest level since tracking began in 1972. Also, per Statistics Canada, the number the number of US tourists has dropped to about half of what it was 5 years ago.
Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 / Laura
I recently came across an article outlining how many Canadians are struggling financially. While the results are disappointing, they are not surprising. I have been this situation myself and I worked hard to get through it. Here is the article:
By The Canadian Press
TORONTO – Nearly 60 per cent of Canadians would have trouble paying the bills if their paycheque was delayed by one week, a new polls suggests.
The Canadian Payroll Association survey says not only are the majority of Canadians living paycheque-to-paycheque, but they have little ability to put money away for their retirement. The survey, released Monday, said 59 per cent of Canadians would have trouble making ends meet if they missed a paycheque.
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Saturday, September 12th, 2009 / Laura
During the winter of 2006, I traveled to Churchill, Manitoba. This was the farthest north I have ever traveled. Churchill is about 1,000 kilometers, or about 625 miles, north of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Churchill is located along the Hudson Bay. There are no roads to Churchill. I took a train into Churchill from Thompson, Manitoba. My other option would have been to fly in, but since I am very fearful of flying, I really am glad I did not have to use this method to travel there. The town is small and really remote. The population is about 950 people. Tourism is a big industry. Like many others, I traveled there because Churchill is known as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World.” In addition, Churchill is an outstanding location for beluga whale watching. A friend of mine recently mentioned she is thinking of traveling to Churchill and this made me think of my visit there. Even though Churchill is small, it caters to tourists in really good fashion.
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Wednesday, September 09th, 2009 / Laura
I very much enjoy reading books. I currently have a few totes bags filled with library books, which is not uncommon for yours truly. While I have no issues with this on the home level, I am beginning to wonder if having an e-book reader for times when I travel would be more convenient. The one I’ve heard the most about is the Kindle2, through Amazon.com. I have also been reading about an e-book version from Sony called the PRS-700. Given that I normally get my books through the public library, I am wondering if the cost of the e-book is worthwhile. Granted, I have not actually tried using an e-book yet, so I need to do so first before making a final decision. I know that e-books sales have been climbing dramatically and that the devices hold thousands of books, podcasts, songs and photos. It is a really interesting concept. I am amazed and grateful for the technology that allows for this convenience. While researching this topic, I came across a helpful article by Margot Dougherty in Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Here is the article, which is also posted on www.concierge.com:
Tuesday, September 08th, 2009 / Laura
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