Author Archives: Ted

Where There’s Commitment There’s Success

Commitment is a word we often hear these days. A company says it is “committed” to customer service, or we read about an individual’s “commitment” to a particular cause or interest. But there is a lot more to the word than simply stating it. The origin of commit is a promise or pledge that may take many years of hard … <entire article…>

We’ve Got Your Back

For many people, back pain is a fact of life. In fact, back pain remains one of the most common reasons to visit the doctor, chiropractor or physiotherapist. In most instances, back pain is caused by overuse and muscle strain or injury. But there are many lifestyle habits you can adapt to reduce the risk of injury, minimize back pain, … <entire article…>

Spring Into Small Project Actions

Daylight Saving Time is here again, and with it comes an extra hour of sunlight. Suddenly, we all are looking again to being outdoors and take advantage of that extra hour. May use it for a project you’ve been planning to do, or something that you started but never completely finished. But with more light and the energy of a … <entire article…>

Get Your Hands Dirty This Spring

We’ve made it through a snowy, cold winter. Getting back into the garden seems even more exciting this year as we watch the first signs of plants pushing through the ground. There’s real satisfaction in digging in the dirt, like when we were children and played in the mud! Sure, you’ll want to wear gloves to protect your hands, but … <entire article…>

25 Ways to Say I Love You Mom

With Mother’s Day on Sunday May 10th, you might be wondering what you can do this year. Here are some ideas for Mother’s Day, or any day when you feel like celebrating your mother. Many cost only your time, sure your mom will be grateful! Write, call, illustrate or send a photo of a specific occasion that you remember when you … <entire article…>

Caring for Your Cabinets

Cabinets and built-ins can represent a substantial investment as part of your home. Here are a few tips to preserve that added value and delay the need for refinishing or replacement.   1. Mind the gaps Are doors and drawer fronts rubbing or bumping into each other? These are adjustable. Maintain those gaps. It can be as simple as adjusting … <entire article…>

Be Bright, Be Bold, Break the Rules

The spring/summer 2018 fashion trends are bright, bold and beautiful. Best of all, you can be in style with a complete new outfit, or just by adding one piece. It could be a bold scarf, loose fitting shirt, tangerine coloured pants, or just a patterned bag. The trick is – if you think you are breaking the rules, you probably … <entire article…>

Voice Wars – Hey Siri vs. Hello Google vs. Alexa…

Alexa, Siri, Google: you may already have one of these “voice assistants” in your home that answers your questions, plays music, even gives updates on the weather. For those who are wondering about the differences between the three smart home devices, or what they actually do, here’s some helpful information. The History First came the Echo, featuring the cloud-based voice … <entire article…>

Hollywood Movies Starring Toronto

Hollywood north has become an industry favourite for big budget film companies. With state-of-the-art studios, amazing CGI (computer-generated imagery), highly skilled crews, super talent, generous tax incentives and a city that can look like anywhere from 1950s Baltimore to a futuristic fantasy world.