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Notable in November

Friday Oct 19th, 2018

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November 1st, 1959 - After being hit in the face with a hockey puck, Jacques Plante, goalie for the Canadiens at the time, created the hockey mask out of fiberglass and resin. November 3rd, 1718 - The birth of John Montague, Fourth Earl of Sandwich, who hit upon pairing bread and meat slices to sustain him through lengthy gambling sessions. November 7th, 1885 – the first transcontinental railroad across Canada, concluded with the driving of the "last spike" in... [read more]

Refreshing Kitchen Updates

Monday Jun 26th, 2017

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You don’t need to break down the walls or strip the cabinets to renew your kitchen. Here are 8 little approaches to sprucing up the kitchen without major remodeling. 1. Choose 3 complimentary colors and update everything you can to match, like paint, towels, rugs, small appliances, canisters, curtains. 2. Change your cabinet and drawer pulls. Buy a size that fits existing holes so you don't need to drill new holes. 3. Add rope lighting under or over your upper... [read more]

Old Age Is Great For Creativity

Monday Jun 05th, 2017

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We sometimes think creativity is for young people. Children are endlessly imaginative, but the elderly are set in their ways. After all, we think, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” right? Consider this list of creative accomplishments by people who may have seemed to be past their prime: Goethe. The famous German poet finished part two of his masterpiece Faust shortly before his death in 1832, when he was 83. Arthur Rubenstein. This concert pianist performed at... [read more]

The Link Between Stress And Stroke

Monday Jun 05th, 2017

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Stroke is a devastating experience in which blood is cut off from a part of the brain. It can have many contributing factors. One of them, physicians now say, is stress. According to the journal Stroke, researchers looked at medical records of more than 6,000 men and women who participated in a 16-year study. As part of the study, participants’ anxiety levels were measured. Over the course of time, 416 people suffered at least one stroke. The researchers determined that the risk of... [read more]

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