Tag Archives: August/September 2013

O.Kale – Easy Ways to Enjoy Kale

This issue’s Health Talk speaks very highly of the health benefits of kale. Now here is how you can benefit from its benefits. Kale that is steamed or braised has higher health benefits than raw kale. So even if you’re adding it to a salad, consider a light steaming first. It will make the kale easier to eat as well. … <entire article…>

Hold the universe in the palm of your hand

The Universe is vast but you can hold it all in the palm of your hands. These five astronomy apps are only a sample of what is available for your OS and Android devices. Have fun while you learn about stars, constellations, planets and moons all from the comfort of your backyard or favourite camping site. Pocket Universe by John … <entire article…>

A summer eTip: It’s easy, simple and you won’t forget an email again

During the summer, we all want to take some time off to travel or go to the beach. If you have a business, you don’t want to be too wired up with your e-communications, but you also don’t want to forget anything important that you might have put aside while you are on vacation. Try this tool – every email … <entire article…>

Muscles & Joints, Stretch ’em Out!

You may wonder why yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi classes have become so popular in recent years. Some may not even consider these classes “real exercises”. Although these are not aerobic workouts, the stretching involved in these exercises is extremely good for your body as well as your mind. One of the best things about them is that they can … <entire article…>

Take a quick “You Break” – Simple Neck Stretch

Do not attempt any exercise without checking with your doctor first, especially if you have physical limitations. This stretch is perfect for those who spend hours working at a computer (which is most of us!) It stretches the ligaments and muscles that line your neck and is an effective way to promote and maintain a rich supply of blood in … <entire article…>

Live the lavish life of ‘The Great Gatsby’

The Great Gatsby, released this spring, carried us immediately into the glamour of the 1920s. Based on the top selling book of the same name, the movie takes place in 1922, just two years after women had won the right to vote. Women of that time suddenly gained a sense of freedom and strength, which was expressed through fashion and … <entire article…>

Our future transit starts here

Signs are popping up with BIG lettering telling us about the construction on Leslie Street – continuing until December 2014. This is on top of other ongoing road construction in the neighbourhood such as Kingston Road and Woodbine Avenue. Like many of us, the first thoughts that come to mind; “Oh no, construction again and for how long?” “How I … <entire article…>

You Ask… You Answer.

Here’s the answer Congratulations to Edward Nickles, the winner of our question from the June/July issue. The city you are seeing from the shores of Toronto looking across lake Ontario is St. Catharines. I always think to myself as I am stuck in traffic on the Q.E.W., “if I could only drive straight across.”  This issue’s question: I’m a first … <entire article…>

10 HOT ACTION M0VIES that even your teen will think are cool

In this issue of Beaches|life, we turn up the summer heat with these awesome action movies. Some picked as the all time best movies ever, they are certain to keep you and your kids glued to their seats. It might be too hot and sticky to do much outside with your family, so why not enjoy an adventure together?   … <entire article…>